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House of Lords Business

Thursday 10 March 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Valentine to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a final decision will be taken on airports expansion before the summer recess. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the law concerning those making false accusations in relation to sexual offences.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to maintain the 80 per cent mandatory business rate relief for charitable bodies, including arts organisations and museums.

*Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that the UK’s long-term energy security is protected, in the light of uncertainty regarding Hinkley Point.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Housing and Planning Bill Committee (day 5) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the discussions surrounding the renewal of the BBC Charter. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Friday 11 March at 10.00am

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Clement-Jones]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Clement-Jones to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill Committee [Lord Ramsbotham]

§Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Second Reading [Earl Attlee]

If the bill is read a second time, Earl Attlee to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe] 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Riot Compensation Bill Committee [Lord Trefgarne] 22nd and 23rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill Committee [Lord Saatchi] 22nd and 23rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill Committee [Baroness Massey of Darwen]

Monday 14 March at 2.30pm

*Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions regarding the tolls on the Severn Crossings when the bridges return to public ownership.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to publish data regularly on the availability and quality of NHS-funded mental health services across the country.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the police, social services and other agencies work together effectively to protect vulnerable children from sexual abuse.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the public benefit of taxpayer confidentiality for businesses and private individuals.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Housing and Planning Bill will continue.

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The Earl of Courtown intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [The Earl of Courtown]

Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [The Earl of Courtown]

Child Support (Deduction Orders and Fees) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann]

Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann]

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann]

†Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

Tuesday 15 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the total number of prisoners on their plans for prison reform.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to implement the recommendations of the review by Darren Henley on cultural education in England.

*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the social impact of category B2 gaming machines.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 11 March.

†Immigration Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Bates] 17th, 18th, 19th and 23rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner Break Business)

Lord Beecham to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end to insert "but this House regrets that the draft Order further increases enhanced fees in certain proceedings that will be detrimental to victims of domestic violence and disproportionately discriminate against women; is concerned that the Government have acted against the advice of the Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls, and the President of the Family Division, among others; and notes the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee’s disappointment that despite strong concern expressed by respondents to the public consultation the Government give no policy justification other than the generation of income".

Wednesday 16 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Kingdom’s productivity in relation to that of other European Union and G20 states.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much the amount a person can earn before paying tax has changed since the 2010 budget; and how many people have been affected by this change.

†*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what formula they based the transition grant forming part of the recently announced Local Government Finance Settlement, and what consultation they held, and with whom, before taking that decision.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 10 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 14 March.

Trade Union Bill Report [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] Report from the Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee

†Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 January be approved. 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Baroness Featherstone to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end to insert "but this House regrets that the draft Order will close the Renewables Obligation to solar photovoltaic installations smaller than 5MW on 1 April; notes that this will have a detrimental effect on rooftop solar and community energy schemes, which will be left with no support, and that the date for closure is much earlier than expected by the industry, causing a significant reduction in investor confidence across the industry; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to reinstate the Renewables Obligation for solar under 5MW and guarantee that existing solar projects will not be affected by future changes to policy".

Thursday 17 March at 11.00am

*Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many job vacancies there currently are in the United Kingdom economy.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many net additional jobs have been created in the United Kingdom since 2010, and what assessment they have made, if any, of how that figure compares to those of the 19 nations of the Eurozone.

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual net cost of the United Kingdom’s contribution to the European Union, according to the Office for National Statistics’ Pink Book.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 11 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 15 March.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Housing and Planning Bill will continue.

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Bates to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 February be approved. (Lunch break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how quickly an economically active patient should be able to secure an appointment with their GP and how that compares with other professions. (1 hour)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote ongoing maternal care for children. (1 hour)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the redevelopment of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore; and in particular what the timings will be for that redevelopment. (1 hour)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014, The UK’s Development Work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (1 hour)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, relating to freedom of religion, is being upheld in India. (1 hour)

Monday 21 March at 2.30pm

Lord Price will be introduced.

*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward measures of preventative medicine to reduce the numbers of stillbirths, abortions and live births of babies with serious life-long disability due to neural tube defects.

*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representatives they intend to send to the forthcoming 2016 Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference to be co-hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the government of Uruguay in Uruguay.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the safety and reliability of the National Health Service 111 service.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the European Union Ombudsman’s finding of maladministration by the European Commission over pesticides, published on 22 February, and given that several EU countries including France, the Netherlands and Sweden have indicated that they will not support an assessment by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) that glyphosate is harmless, whether they support the EFSA view that that chemical should receive a licence for a further 15 years.

Tuesday 22 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce measures to convert National Insurance contributions into a special tax for funding health and social care.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are in place to encourage the development of sustainable aviation fuels in the United Kingdom and what new proposals they are considering.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of service provision and council tax following local authority budget decisions for 2016–17.

Wednesday 23 March at 11.00am

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to legislate to introduce secret ballots for all employees to ratify decisions made at a company’s annual general meeting on the remuneration of that company’s directors and its five most highly paid employees.

The question in the name of Baroness Andrews has been withdrawn.

*Baroness Watkins of Tavistock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under their shared ownership scheme, a property owner can let out a room to another person, and if not, why not.

The full lists of Other Motions for Debate and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The list of all Questions for Short Debate currently tabled will next be printed on 14 March.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics.

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

Baroness Morgan of Huyton to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Digital Skills Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 111). 17 February 2015

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (4th Report, HL Paper 46). 3 November 2015

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee EU energy governance (6th Report, HL Paper 71). 18 December 2015

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee Genetically modified insects(1st Report, HL Paper 68). 17 December 2015

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Saatchi to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow any Bill in the form in which the Medical Innovation Bill [HL] was approved by this House and sent to the Commons on 23 January 2015 in the last Parliament to be taken through all its remaining stages on one day.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move to resolve that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to change the eligibility criteria in the Moving Around section of the Personal Independence Payment assessment form to enable those who can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres, but no more than 50 metres, to receive enhanced rate mobility payment.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House takes note of the National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016 and regrets that, in setting the budget for NHS England for the next five years, the Government have made wholly unrealistic assumptions about the financial viability of the National Health Service thereby putting patient safety and quality of service at risk (SI 2016/51). 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Parminter to move that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government are moving to non-statutory codes regarding the welfare of farm and domestic animals through the draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (England) Order 2016, and calls on the Government urgently to produce guidelines on how such codes should be drawn up and reviewed.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to develop a national strategy on post-polio syndrome. (10 September)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most effective ways of teaching children with dyslexia. (16 September)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Deloitte’s report Technology and people: The great job-creating machine published in August. (12 October)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a new generation of polytechnics to address the technical skills gap. (15 October)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendations on long-term care made by the Dilnot Commission. (19 October)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the provision of National Health Service maternity services. (19 October)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. (20 October)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress and impact of neighbourhood plans. (22 October)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to determine whether there is a link between congenital malformations and applications of hormone pregnancy tests. (22 October)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country, as part of the negotiations on lifting sanctions. (2 November: as amended on 3 November)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they plan to take to relieve pressure on public services due to the consumption of alcohol. (11 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the speed and quality of autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom. (17 November) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek an opt-out from provisions relating to e-cigarettes under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), coming into force in May 2016. (17 November)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the development of British–Argentinian relations during 2015. (24 November)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of the rural economy. (30 November)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (1 December)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent NHS figures showing that 1,036 women and girls were treated for female genital mutilation during the period April to June 2015. (1 December)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of diversity in the British media. (8 December)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right. (9 December)

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. (10 December)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage people to work longer and be adequately re-trained in later life, as part of their goal to resolve the challenge of skill shortages in certain sectors of the economy. (15 December)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in supporting Sierra Leone to recover from the effects of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (21 December)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that civil servants who advise ministers are knowledgeable as to the role and processes of Parliament and the constitutional relationship between Parliament and the executive. (12 January)

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve broadband quality in the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (19 January)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accountability, diversity and governance of international standard-setting bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee on Banking Regulation. (19 January)

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review of the Muslim Brotherhood (HC 679), in particular its implications for the security of the United Kingdom. (20 January)

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they plan to close HMP Holloway. (21 January)

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to conduct an inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of historical sexual abuse allegations made by the person known as "Nick". (21 January)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to achieve closer working between Innovate UK, Research Councils UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and other UK funding bodies in order to improve UK competitiveness. (25 January)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to improve the testing, treatment and care of individuals with blood-borne viruses in prisons and secure establishments. (26 January)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity against minorities in Syria and Iraq are brought to justice. (27 January)

Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion in the United Kingdom. (27 January)

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the needs and circumstances of the self-employed are fully taken into account when developing their policies on taxation, savings, employment and social security. (27 January)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises has had on encouraging firms to export (Session 2012–13, HL Paper 131). (27 January)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to meet the needs of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. (28 January)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to enhance the independence and effectiveness of Healthwatch England and of local Healthwatch groups. (1 February)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to reinstating the Department for International Development’s country programme in Burundi. (1 February)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the natural resources of the occupied Palestinian territories. (2 February)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of trends in the provision of bus services in England and the environmental impact of those trends. (3 February)

Baroness Doocey to ask the Leader of the House what systems are in place to monitor the quality of responses given by government departments to parliamentary written questions. (3 February)

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to help achieve social, economic, cultural and political parity for women in the United Kingdom. (4 February)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Rural Payments Agency has failed to make payments to qualifying farmers within the timetable set out by ministers. (8 February)

Lord O’Shaughnessy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of schools in promoting social integration. (8 February)

Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of bilingualism and multilingualism to the enrichment of communities in the United Kingdom. (8 February)

Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the issues faced by black and minority ethnic people in the workplace in Britain. (9 February)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made regarding the political situation in Turkey. (9 February)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of anaerobic digestion, including its contribution to the United Kingdom economy in general, in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in enhancing farm resilience, and in improving soil condition. (9 February)

Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the Pet Travel Scheme in the light of evidence of abuse. (10 February)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a hub airport in the United Kingdom, and where it should be located. (10 February)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposal to prevent civil society organisations from objecting to violations of the School Admissions Code, what assessment they have made of the extent to which compliance with that Code is monitored and enforced. (10 February)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide funding to allow the construction of a memorial to enslaved Africans in Hyde Park. (11 February)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability. (22 February)

Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the private rental market to meet the country’s housing needs. (22 February)

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to those affected by the recent flooding in the north of England. (22 February)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to promote the benefits of hydrotherapy for certain long-term progressive conditions, and for rehabilitation after stroke or injury. (22 February)

Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make it easier for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with relatives in the United Kingdom to enter the country. (24 February)

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of NHS Property Services in contributing to integrated models of primary health care. (25 February)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that their aid strategy is focused on those countries and regions where needs are greatest. (25 February)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding offences against civilians in Blue Nile and South Kordofan by government forces. (29 February)

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to make data about meetings between ministers and external organisations more consistent, easily accessible and easily searchable; and whether they have plans to make regulations on that subject under section 2(5) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. (29 February)

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to reduce the incidence of smoking-related diseases. (1 March)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the Pacific Alliance. (2 March)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deliver the Life Chances Strategy to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged people in Britain, as outlined by the Prime Minister on 11 January. (2 March)

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan in the light of the threat posed by Islamic extremists in the surrounding countries. (2 March)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give effect to the recommendations made by the report of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information. (3 March)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current political strategy towards Tunisia and what plans they have to develop further economic, security and cultural relations with that country, particularly in the light of the situation in Libya. (3 March)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional steps are being taken to address the proposals in official reports since 2009, and the Stormont House Agreement, on Northern Ireland’s past. (7 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 March and due for answer by 23 March.

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ alcohol guidelines review, what steps they are taking to educate young people about the dangers of drinking.   HL6847

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to educate women on alcohol avoidance whilst pregnant.   HL6848

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to educate the 2.5 million people who consume more than the new weekly recommended limit for alcohol in a single day, in the light of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.   HL6849

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health impact, in terms of hospitalisations and deaths, of ending the alcohol duty escalator.   HL6850

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Institute of Fiscal Studies’ recent argument in favour of "reforming cider duties so that they are no longer extremely low for strong products", set out in the IFS Green Budget: February 2016, what action HM Treasury intends to take on strong, cheap cider.   HL6851

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the policy of the Ministry of Defence on the retention of military quarters when there is a change of posting within 50 miles. 
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Defence takes into account (1) a spouse’s employment, (2) children’s education requirements, and (3) children’s health and disability requirements, when considering whether to relocate or retain military quarters for a couple or family in the context of a change of posting within 50 miles.   HL6853

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the change in reporting on the Department for International Development’s Disability Framework from an annual review to twice every five years, how they intend to maintain momentum around achieving their overall vision of a world where no one is left behind.   HL6854

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there is no mention of disability in the Department for International Development’s single departmental plan; and how that Department intends to ensure disability is prioritised across the Department in the light of that omission.   HL6855

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work the Department for International Development will carry out to improve its understanding of double or multiple discrimination and exclusion, such as potential extra disadvantages that girls with disabilities may face in comparison to boys who do not have disabilities.   HL6856

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their goals and priorities for the 2016 Commission on the Status of Women at the UN.   HL6857

Lord Renwick of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 22 February (HC Deb, col 22), how they reached the conclusion that the cost of EU regulation will be going down, not up.   HL6858

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that take charge requests relating to the transfer of asylum claims from French to British authorities under the Dublin Regulations are processed quickly and efficiently.   HL6859

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the "best interests of the child" under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.   HL6860

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum cases they have received from France under the Dublin III regulations.   HL6861

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government in immigration cases, who decides whether a case is "exceptional".   HL6862

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the rationale behind their decision to appeal the judgment in R (on the application of ZAT and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Article 8 ECHR - Dublin Regulation - interface - proportionality) IJR [2016] UKUT 00061 (IAC).   HL6863

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the commander of the NATO operation against people smuggling in the Aegean Sea will have a liaison officer from Frontex with the fleet, and if not, what liaison will take place between that operation and Frontex and other EU border or coastguard agencies.   HL6864

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action will be taken by the captain of any British ship operating under the auspices of NATO in the Aegean Sea if they identify a migrant or refugee boat in Greek waters.   HL6865

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the draft bill to enable the extension of HS2 from Birmingham to Manchester will be published.   HL6866

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Turkish citizens likely to seek to relocate to other member states of the EU if Turkey becomes a member state.   HL6867

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about human rights following the government takeover of a major Turkish newspaper.   HL6868

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 March (HL6499), what issues are still outstanding and not agreed in the Sheffield City Devolution Deal.   HL6869

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 9 March (HL6657), in the light of the fact that the findings of the review of the retention of custody images are now over a year late, whether they will provide an exact date that the findings will be made public.   HL6870

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Bates on 9 March (HL6657), whether the review findings have found the existing practices of police forces are legal and are within the rules laid down by the Information Commissioner and data protection law.   HL6871

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the lack of affordable credit supply reported by StepChange in its figures of 9 March, what work they are doing with banks and community lenders to introduce a scheme of low- or no-interest loans, similar to the Good Shepherd initiative in Australia.   HL6872

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure that the Financial Conduct Authority raises standards in the consumer credit market by requiring that all firms stress test their products and lending decisions against the needs of vulnerable borrowers so that credit is used in an affordable and sustainable way.   HL6873

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a referendum in the UK before they agree to the accession of Turkey to the EU.   HL6874

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether free movement of people and capital would apply to all applicant countries to the EU should they become member states.   HL6875

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to Sir John Chilcot to encourage him to publish his report before 23 June 2016.   HL6876

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to increase the number of male teachers in state primary and secondary schools; and whether the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 are being observed in all teaching appointments to those schools.   HL6877

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask the Leader of the House what status members who are not members of the main political parties or the crossbenches have in relation to the order of speaking or asking supplementary questions.   HL6878

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 8 March (HL6382), in how many religiously selective schools the Schools Adjudicator has found admission arrangements that do not comply with the Schools Admissions Code in each of the last three 12 month periods for which information is available; how those numbers compare with all schools for the same periods; and what recommendations the Chief Schools Adjudicator has made to the Department for Education about remedying breaches by religiously selective schools.   HL6879

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to conduct public awareness-raising activity funded by the taxpayer during the EU referendum period starting on 15 April, and if so, what activities they plan to undertake.   HL6880

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of consultant rheumatologists, and the early availability of early arthritis clinics, in England and Wales. 
   HL6881

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce any variation in compliance with NICE standards for the treatment and management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in England and Wales.   HL6882

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote early identification and referral of patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis in primary care.   HL6883

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the London Cycle superhighways on the number of cyclists.   HL6884

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the London Cycle superhighways on the journey times of buses whose routes run parallel to or intersect with the highways.   HL6885

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 March (HL6264), whether they will specify timelines for reviewing the formula that assesses a local authority’s needs against the costs that it incurs in addressing those needs, including when that review will start, when that consultation will be announced, how long the consultation period will be, when they expect that review to conclude, and when the outcomes of that review will be announced.   HL6886

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what testing has been done on software systems for UK F-35 Lightning II fighters for resistance to hacking.   HL6887

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the radar control for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters operate using software version block 4, and whether it will be available in time for initial operating capability.   HL6888

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the communications capability for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters allows full integration with the 4C capability of US variants.   HL6889

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the flight test programme for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters.   HL6890

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Education’s research brief, Factors associated with achievement: key stage 4, does not make any reference to the family structure in which the child is growing up, and in particular makes no distinction between a child being brought up by both parents living together and a child living in a single-parent family.   HL6891

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Education’s research brief, Factors associated with achievement: key stage 4, does not mention whether they have considered the impact of domestic violence, alcohol addiction, drugs or parental mental health problems on children’s lives.   HL6892

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to build self-confidence in children and young people in secondary schools, especially those who do not perform highly in academic subjects; and what assessment they have made of the impact of extra-curricular activities in building self-confidence and interpersonal skills.   HL6893

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

28 January (11 February)

HL5571 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5572 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

11 February (25 February)

HL6201 Lord Storey [DfE]

22 February (7 March)

HL6229 Baroness Barker [CO]

HL6231 Baroness Barker [CO]

HL6273 Lord Scriven [BIS]

HL6307 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

23 February (8 March)

HL6341 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [CO]

HL6342 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [CO]

24 February (9 March)

HL6396 The Lord Bishop of Leeds [FCO]

HL6403 Lord Wasserman [CO]

HL6415 Lord MacKenzie of Culkein [BIS]

HL6428 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL6429 Lord Laird [NIO]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 10 working days.

[BIS] 2

[CO] 5

[DfE] 1

[FCO] 1

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 1

[NIO] 2

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

11 March

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Fees (Qualifying Persons) (England) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Commons Members’ Fund

Private Member’s

 

Driving Instructors (Registration)

Private Member’s

11 March

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ Consents to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Housing and Planning (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

10 March

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

11 March

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc)

Private Member’s

11 March

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information)

Private Member’s

11 March

Riot Compensation

Private Member’s

11 March

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

Private Member’s

11 March

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Immigration

Government

15 March

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

16 March

Armed Forces

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scotland (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Enterprise [HL] (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed, Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments)

Government

 

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Education and Adoption

Government

 

Welfare Reform and Work (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

   

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

   

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

14 March

Draft Child Support (Deduction Orders and Fees) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2016

 

14 March

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016

 

14 March

Draft Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016

 

14 March

Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

14 March

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016

 

14 March

Draft Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2016

 

14 March

Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016

 

14 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016

24th Report

10 March

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016

 

10 March

Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

 

10 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report

 

Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

20th Report

15 March

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016

25th Report

 

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

24th Report

16 March

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016

27th Report

 

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2016

 

17 March

Draft Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

   

Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Negative Instruments 

Instrument reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

24th Report

   

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (England) Order 2016

19 April

 

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of her intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Knight of Collingtree

24 March

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Thursday 10 March

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 14 March

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

3.35pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 15 March

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.30pm

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 16 March

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

12 noon
in Residence 1

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 17 March

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 22 March

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Wednesday 23 March

   

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 9 March 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 9 March of Lord Vincent of Coleshill under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Select Committee Reports

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

23rd Report, on the following bills:  
Bank of England an Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill: Government Response 
Bank of England and Financial Services Bill: Government Response 
Immigration Bill: Government Response 
Riot Compensation Bill: Government Response. (HL Paper 111)

3 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

20th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Draft Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016

and the following affirmative instrument to which the Joint Committee determined that special attention should be drawn: 
Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016. (HL Paper 112)

Public Business

4 Health: Ebola A question was asked by Lord Chidgey and answered by Baroness Verma.

5 Schools: Admissions Code A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

6 Adult part-time education A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

7 Turkey: Zaman newspaper A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

8 Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Immigration Bill The report was received. Amendments were considered. Amendments 1 to 45, 47, 48, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57 (see division 1) and 58 (see division 2) were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 58.

10 Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Lord Burns moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (HL Paper 106). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.59pm until Thursday 10 March at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Paper Withdrawn

The following paper, laid before the House on 4 February 2013, was withdrawn:

Taxation-Convention Between the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital. 
    (8542)

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Intelligence and Security

(1) Exchange of Notes amending the Agreement between the United Kingdom and Finland concerning the Mutual Protection of Classified Information.    (9227)

(2) Exchange of Notes amending the Agreement between the United Kingdom and France concerning the Mutual Protection of Classified Information.    (9228)

2 Taxation-Convention between the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital.    (9229)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations in different parts of the United Kingdom) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Policing and Crime Act 2009.    (291)

Divisions on 9 March 2016 

Immigration Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Alton of Liverpool moved amendment 57, after clause 36, to insert the new clause Asylum seekers: permission to work after six months. The House divided:

Contents 280

Not-contents 195

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L. [Teller]

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Collins of Mapesbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Durham, Bp.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Featherstone, B.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B. [Teller]

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kestenbaum, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mitchell, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Neuberger, B.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbourne, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Patel, L.

Pendry, L.

Phillips of Worth Matravers, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Quirk, L.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Russell of Liverpool, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurlow, L.

Tonge, B.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dear, L.

Deben, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Deddington, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lupton, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Walpole, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Immigration Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Hylton moved amendment 58, after clause 36, to insert the new clause Overseas domestic workers. The House divided:

Contents 226

Not-contents 198

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Broers, L.

Brookman, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Durham, Bp.

Elder, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L. [Teller]

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Levy, L.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mitchell, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Neuberger, B.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Patel, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dear, L.

Deben, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Deddington, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lansley, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tonge, B.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wolf of Dulwich, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 9th March 2016