House of Lords Business

Thursday 17 March 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 assessment they have made of the Civitas publication, Myth and Paradox of the Single Market: How the trade benefits of EU Membership have been mis-sold, and what discussions they have had with the Governor of the Bank of England about that report.

*Baroness Wilcox to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeships have been created since 2010 compared to the previous six years; and what they are doing to spread best practice amongst employers of apprentices.

*Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following their announcement concerning the Help to Save scheme, how many people in work and receiving either Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit are expected to benefit from that scheme.

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

Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 14 March

Child Support (Deduction Orders and Fees) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 14 March

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 14 March

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 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 14 March

Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 14 March

Housing and Planning Bill Committee (day 7) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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)

Future Business 

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.

Scotland Bill Third Reading [Lord Dunlop] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Immigration Bill Report (day 3) [Lord Bates] 17th, 18th, 19th and 23rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 18 March.

†Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that the 3rd Report from the Committee New investigative committee activity (HL Paper 113) be agreed to.

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble]

†Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks]

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. (1 hour) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
A Vice President, National Autistic Society

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. (1 hour)

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.

*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.

*Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority following the broadcast of programmes on official Palestinian Authority television encouraging violence against Israeli citizens. [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Director (unpaid), Conservative Friends of Israel Limited

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 17 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 21 March.

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

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 February be approved. 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Lunch break business)

Lord Beecham to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "and that this House welcomes the principle of devolution, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Devolution agreement, and the draft Order; but regrets the lack of adequate resources allocated to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority; is concerned that funding is being cut whilst essential services are being devolved; notes that a transitional grant is available to local authorities to ease the pace of funding reductions but that out of the ten constituent member local authorities of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority only three member local authorities will receive this funding; and regrets that the Agreement was conditional on having an elected Mayor".

†Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 February be approved. 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Lunch break business)

Lord Beecham to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "and that this House welcomes the principle of devolution, the Tees Valley Combined Authority agreement, and the draft Order; but regrets the lack of adequate resources allocated to the Tees Valley Combined Authority; is concerned that funding is being cut whilst essential services are being devolved; notes that a transitional grant is available to local authorities to ease the pace of funding reductions but that out of the five constituent member local authorities of the Tees Valley Combined Authority no local authorities will receive this funding; and regrets that the Agreement was conditional on having an elected Mayor".

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 12 noon

Lord O’Neill of Gatley to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the economy of the United Kingdom in the light of the Budget Statement.

Monday 11 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their best estimate of the number of refugees who have perished in the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas since 1 January 2015.

*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help local authorities fulfil their statutory obligation to safeguard children with respect to preventing the use of controlled drugs.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the optimum build rate of surface warships in the United Kingdom to ensure viability of a national complex warship building capacity and the best cost per ship; and what assessment they have made of how many yards are necessary to ensure resilience in case of national emergency.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are intending to take to address the issue of the unbanked and underbanked in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday 12 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Kazakhstan’s bid to secure a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2017–18.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will represent the United Kingdom at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May.

*Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for the protection of the public over the last three years have been foreign national prisoners eligible, pursuant to section 119 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, for removal from the United Kingdom at the end of their tariff terms without a direction from the Parole Board for their release, and what proportion of such prisoners have in the fact been removed without such a direction.

†Wednesday 13 April at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to safeguard children in the British Overseas Territories.

†*Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to monitor companies’ compliance with Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 regarding transparency in the supply chain.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a standard system of concessionary fares for young people travelling by bus in England.

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 21 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. 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid before the House on 12 February, be annulled (SI 2016/164).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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: 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)

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)

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)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s bilateral relationship with Kazakhstan and its bid to secure a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. (10 March)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to ensure that providers of financial services act at all times under a duty to achieve their customers’ best interests, so as to reduce the need for regulatory intervention, prevent future mis-selling, and speed up culture change in the financial sector. (11 March)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the extent to which the Competition and Markets Authority, in meeting its objective of promoting competition, is doing so "for the benefit of consumers", as required in section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (11 March)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the nutrition of women and children in developing countries. (15 March)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the British Overseas Territories and the European Union. (15 March)

Lord Kerslake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the quality and provision of care to those with dementia living at home. (16 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 March and due for answer by 1 April.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the (1) internal diameter, (2) cross-sectional area, and (3) maximum design speed allowable, in each of the HS2 train running tunnels, and what assessment they have made of how those compare to equivalent running tunnels on high speed lines in France.   HL7063

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of (1) the number of HS2 trains of each size required for HS2 Phase 1 and HS2 Phase 2, and (2) the total cost (a) of each type of train, and (b) for each phase.   HL7064

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Sudan concerning the recent raid by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services on civil society actors at the Tracks offices in Khartoum.   HL7065

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the treatment of prisoners with mental health conditions, and in particular to increase the number of staff available to escort them to treatment.   HL7066

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether planting more trees in England is one of their policies and what assessment they have made of whether planting more trees constitutes a public benefit.   HL7067

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any studies that have been conducted in the UK about integrating the cultivation of trees, crops and livestock on the same agricultural area, and of the conclusions of those studies.   HL7068

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the only current option for English farmers who wish to plant trees with CAP support is to have forestry as a separate enterprise on their holding, with densities of around 400 trees per hectare, rather than integrate the trees into their arable or livestock areas in a less dense planting.   HL7069

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical examples of agroforestry have been visited by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs staff in England, and what assessment they have made of whether, in the light of the fact that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have recently included agroforestry options into their rural development schemes, doing so would be an effective measure for England.   HL7070

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have received about the benefits of agroforestry in other European countries for soil conservation, biodiversity, productivity and the reduction of flooding.   HL7071

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether agroforestry measures under the CAP could help provide an incentive for farmers to plant some trees on pasture as opposed to clearing scrub and trees from pasture, and what assessment they have made of whether CAP Pillar 1 Ecological Focus Areas or Pillar 2 Article 23 measures would be more appropriate for English needs.   HL7072

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the discovery in the UK of the tick-borne canine parasite Babesia canis and the associated disease babesiosis in dogs; what action they are taking to provide information to dog owners, breeders, vets and others who come into contact with dogs, including those who deal with stray dogs; and what assessment they have made of the possible introduction into the UK of species of Babesia that may also infect humans, and of the possible presence of, and risks presented by, ticks that can host and spread both Babesia and Borrelia pathogens.   HL7073

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why special financial provision is having to be provided by the Department of Health, and not NHS England, for the treatment of people infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood when the treatment of all patients is covered by mandated NICE guidance.   HL7074

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether people continue to have the right to drugs and treatments that have been recommended by NICE technology appraisals for use in the NHS if their doctor says they are clinically appropriate.   HL7075

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support NHS England’s decision to penalise providers for treating patients when numbers breach levels designated for Operational Delivery Networks, even if that treatment is in accordance with NICE guidance.   HL7076

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed freeze on duty for Scotch whisky and cider will also apply to Bushmills Whiskey and Armagh Cider in Northern Ireland.
   HL7077

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their revised estimate for the reduction in block grant paid to the Northern Ireland Executive after the introduction of 17 per cent Corporation Tax in Great Britain and 12½ per cent Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland.   HL7078

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define "parity of esteem" as specified in the Belfast Agreement 1998, and which is applicable to all who live in the UK.   HL7079

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the recent report by the Office of the UNHCR detailing atrocities committed against civilians, particularly women, in the civil war in South Sudan; whether the Responsibility to Protect policy applies in that case; and if so, how it will be applied.   HL7080

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent the rise in cases of scarlet fever in children.   HL7081

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised the importance of the freedom of the press with the government of Turkey, in particular in the context of Turkey’s application for EU membership and other current negotiations.   HL7082

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia in the case of the death sentence by crucifixion of Ali al-Numr.   HL7083

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when litter was last removed from the southern end of the M11 in East London, how often such litter is removed, and by whom.   HL7084

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical role they have played in the Clean for the Queen initiative.   HL7085

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the annual (1) gross, and (2) net, costs of the UK’s contributions to the EU for (a) 2014, (b) 2015, and (c) 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics "Pink Book", and what assessment they have made of those figures.
   HL7086

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) recent discussions they have had, and (2) consultation they have conducted, with (a) people with Down’s Syndrome, (b) families of people with Down’s Syndrome, and (c) Down’s Syndrome advocacy groups, about the National Screening Council’s recommendation that the NHS should offer a non-invasive prenatal testing technique, which could result in more abortions on the grounds of a Down’s Syndrome diagnosis; and whether they will publish any such consultation responses, and if so, when.   HL7087

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the RAPID study into cell-free DNA, non-invasive prenatal testing techniques, which projects that a further 102 babies with Down’s Syndrome will be detected every year if the screening is implemented; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such screening on the percentage of babies with a Down’s Syndrome diagnosis which is aborted, and of the prospective annual increase in the number of such abortions resulting from those detections.   HL7088

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the increase, if any, in abortions for disability of implementing new non-invasive prenatal testing techniques. 
   HL7089

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cell-free DNA, non-invasive prenatal testing techniques on (1) the medical profession’s, and (2) society’s, attitudes towards people with Down’s Syndrome.   HL7090

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of non-invasive prenatal testing techniques for Down’s Syndrome on the Down’s Syndrome community in the light of the percentage of abortions that take place on the grounds of a Down’s Syndrome diagnosis.   HL7091

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the National Screening Council’s recommendation that the NHS should offer non-invasive prenatal testing techniques in the light of (1) the UK’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and (2) the Equalities Act 2010 protection of disabled people from unjustified discrimination on grounds of disability.   HL7092

Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review animal welfare policy and regulations, in particular with regard to the welfare of ducks in the production of foie gras overseas that is then imported and sold within the UK.   HL7093

Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to publish the next biennial review of progress in sustainable building regulations required by the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004.   HL7094

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 14 March (HL6673), whether Mr Hopkins importuned any persons to sign letters to national newspapers concerning the European Referendum or the consequences of a national vote for leaving the EU; and if so, how many (1) were importuned, (2) signed, and (3) declined to do so.
   HL7095

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the right of return of Syrian refugees who were originally displaced from their homes in Palestine when the state of Israel was formed.   HL7096

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposal in the report from the charity Sense, Making the case for play, that play be instated as part of the ministerial brief for the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare.
   HL7097

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for highlighting play as a key strand of the Government’s policy on parenting and life chances.   HL7098

Lord Smith of Leigh to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the establishment of a National Museum of Rugby League in the Northern Powerhouse area.   HL7099

Lord Smith of Leigh to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will secure the skills necessary for students and businesses, and the improved productivity for the economy, given the pattern of delivery for 16-19 year olds through School Sixth Forms, Sixth Form Colleges and Further Education Colleges.
   HL7100

Lord Smith of Leigh to ask Her Majesty’s Government when all schools become academies, how they will ensure that the Department for Education has the capacity to respond quickly and positively to catastrophic events, such as the recent floods in Cumbria.   HL7101

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the financial difficulties of G4S will have an impact on any government security contracts.   HL7102

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is sufficient funding in the navy budget to enable full manning, provision of spares and logistics support, and the appropriate training necessary for the new ships, aircraft and equipment being delivered to the Royal Navy in the next five years.   HL7103

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the risk of civilian drones being used to carry out terrorist attacks and of accidental collisions, whether they are considering (1) introducing a mandatory registration system for civilian drones, and (2) introducing mandatory geo-fencing technology to prevent drones from flying over high-risk areas.   HL7104

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Health Foundation report A Perfect Storm: an impossible climate for NHS Providers’ Finances? which reports a shortfall in NHS funding of £2.8 billion in 2015–16 and predicts a widening gap between demand and funding levels despite proposed efficiency savings.   HL7105

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the observations of the National Audit Office that there was a 7.2 per cent shortfall in nursing, midwifery and health visitor staffing levels in 2014.   HL7106

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the plans of NHS England for provision of mandated research in the NHS.   HL7107

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since 1990 a British Prime Minister has made public remarks about how citizens of the US should vote.   HL7108

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of claims that Eritrean children are fleeing from their country because of human rights violations or crimes against humanity.   HL7109

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking with regard to claims that Eritreans face human rights violations, in the light of the report by the UN Commission of Enquiry on human rights in Eritrea in June 2015 which concluded that the government of Eritrea engages in abuses that occur in a "context of a total lack of rule of law" and that it "is not law that rules Eritreans, but fear".   HL7110

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the situation of the Rohingya.   HL7111

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call for an end to impunity for rape and other forms of sexual violence in Burma.   HL7112

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call for the inclusion of women in the peace negotiations between the government of Burma and the ethnic armed political groups to ensure that the issue of rape and sexual violence in conflict is properly addressed.
   HL7113

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider providing funding to the Women’s League of Burma and its members to support ongoing work documenting cases of rape and providing support for victims of sexual violence.   HL7114

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

28 January (11 February)

HL5571 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5572 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

25 February (10 March)

HL6481 Lord Beecham [CO]

26 February (11 March)

HL6501 Baroness Tonge [CO]

1 March (15 March)

HL6598 Lord Lexden [CO]

HL6615 Lord Livermore [BIS]

HL6616 Lord Livermore [BIS]

HL6617 Lord Livermore [BIS]

2 March (16 March)

HL6648 Baroness Jowell [HO]

HL6649 Baroness Jowell [HO]

HL6658 Lord Turnberg [HMT]

HL6668 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [CO]

HL6669 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [CO]

HL6670 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [CO]

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

[BIS] 3

[CO] 6

[HMT] 1

[HO] 4

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan)

Government

 

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

17 March

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Driving Instructors (Registration)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Immigration

Government

21 March

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Armed Forces (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information)

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scotland (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

21 March

Riot Compensation

Private Member’s

 

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

Private Member’s

 

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc)

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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 Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

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

Government

 

Energy [HL]

Government

 

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

   

Draft Education (Repeal of Arrangements for Vocational Qualifications Awarded or Authenticated in Northern Ireland) Order 2016

   

Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Code of Practice) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

22 March

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

 

22 March

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

 

22 March

Draft Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016

 

22 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

17 March

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

 

17 March

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

 

17 March

Draft Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016

 

17 March

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

 

17 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

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

25th Report

23 March

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016

27th Report

23 March

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

 

17 March

Draft Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

   

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

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

24th Report

   

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

   

29th Report

   

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

18 April

 

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016

28 April

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2016

18 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 17 March

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.40am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Monday 21 March

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 22 March

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 23 March

   

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Wednesday 13 April

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Monday 25 April

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 28 April

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 16 March 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

1 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness D’Souza) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts and Measures:

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act

c 3

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act

c 4

Childcare Act

c 5

Education and Adoption Act

c 6

Welfare Reform and Work Act

c 7

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

No 1

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

No 2

2 Lord Briggs The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Briggs, a member of the House, had died on 15 March.

Select Committee Reports

3 House Committee 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Access and use of facilities by retired members. (1st Report, HL Paper 115)

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

24th Report, on the following bills: 
Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill 
Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill 
Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 118)

5 Social Mobility 
The Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 120)

Public Business

6 Economy: productivity A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord O’Neill of Gatley.

7 Taxation: income tax threshold A question was asked by Baroness Seccombe and answered by Lord O’Neill of Gatley.

8 Local Government Finance Settlement: transitional grant A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

9 Refugee crisis: European anti-migrant parties A question was asked by Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

10 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Trade Union Bill The report was received. Amendments 1, 3 (see division 1), 4 to 6, 8, 9 (see division 2), 10 and 20 (see division 3) were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 20.

13 Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 January be approved. Then Baroness Featherstone moved, as an amendment to the 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". After debate, the amendment was agreed to (see division 4) and the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 8.48pm until Thursday 17 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.

Command Papers

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

1 Budget Responsibility-Report of the Office for Budget Responsibility on the Economic and Fiscal Outlook.    (9212)

2 Security-Agreement on amending the Agreement between the United Kingdom and Bulgaria concerning the Protection of Classified Information.    (9231)

3 Air Services-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Barbados concerning Air Services. 
     (9232)

4 Debt-Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Argentina concerning the Clearance of Arrears (The United Kingdom/Argentina Debt Agreement No. 6 (2014)).    (9233)

5 Marine Environment-1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter of 29 December 1972.    (9234)

6 Budget-Budget 2016.    (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

European Public Limited-Liability Company (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (375)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Monetary policy remit: Budget 2016

(2) Remit and Recommendations for the Financial Policy Committee: Budget 2016

laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

2 Iran (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2016, laid under the British Settlements Acts 1887. 
     (371)

Divisions on 16 March 2016 

Trade Union Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Kerslake moved amendment 3, after clause 3, to insert the new clause Provision for electronic balloting: review and piloting scheme. The House divided:

Contents 320

Not-contents 181

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burnett, L.

Burns, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Christopher, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Condon, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dear, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Elder, L.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Fellowes, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fritchie, B.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Haughey, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Judge, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L. [Teller]

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Laird, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Murphy, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Quirk, L.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Rogers of Riverside, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, 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.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Richmond, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

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.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Trade Union Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Burns moved amendment 9, in clause 10, page 6, to leave out lines 5 to 42 and insert:

"(1) A person who, after the transition period, joins a trade union that has a political fund at the time the person joins shall, on the trade union membership form (whether paper or electronic), be asked whether or not the person wishes to contribute to the political fund, and informed that the decision shall not affect any other aspects of the person’s membership.

(2) It shall be unlawful to require a person who joins a trade union after the transition period to make a contribution to any political fund of that trade union if the person has not given to the trade union notice:

(a) on the membership form (whether paper or electronic), or

(b) in accordance with subsection (6),

of the person’s willingness to contribute to that fund.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any trade union which does not have in force a political resolution under section 73 (political resolution) at the end of the transition period, but which subsequently passes a political resolution under that section, to require a member of the trade union to make a contribution to the political fund if the member has not given notice to the trade union in accordance with subsection (6) of the member’s willingness to contribute to that fund.

(4) A member of a trade union who contributes to a political fund but wishes to cease contributing to that political fund shall give notice to that effect to the trade union in accordance with subsection (6).

(5) A member of a trade union who gives notice under subsection (4) shall, after the end of the period of one month beginning with the day on which it is given, no longer be required to contribute to the political fund.

(6) Notice under subsection (2), (3) or (4) may be given to a trade union by being delivered:

(a) to the head office of the trade union, or

(b) to a branch office of the trade union,

in person, by any authorised agent, by post, or by electronic means.

(7) The Certification Officer shall, within six months of section 10 of the Trade Union Act 2016 coming into force, issue a code of practice which must set out the minimum level of communications which trade unions with political funds must have every year with political fund contributors about their right to cease contributing to the political fund.

(8) The Certification Officer must monitor the compliance of trade unions with political funds with the code of practice issued under subsection (7), and shall in their annual report under section 258 (annual report and accounts) set out their findings.

(9) In this Act "contributor", in relation to the political fund of a trade union, means a member who makes a contribution to the political fund and has not given notice to the trade union under subsection (4).

(10) In this section "the transition period" means the period to be specified by the Secretary of State in regulations made by statutory instrument following consultation with the Certification Officer and all trade unions which have a political fund.

(11) The period to be specified by the Secretary of State under subsection (10) shall be no less than 12 months, and shall start on the day on which section 10 of the Trade Union Act 2016 comes into force.

(12) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (10) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament."

The House divided:

Contents 320

Not-contents 172

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burnett, L.

Burns, L. [Teller]

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Christopher, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Cormack, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Fellowes, L.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Freyberg, L.

Fritchie, B.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Greenway, L.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Haughey, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Judge, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kestenbaum, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Razzall, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Rogers of Riverside, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

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.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, 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 Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

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.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Hailsham, V.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Hayward, L.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lansley, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

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.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

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.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Trade Union Bill

Division No. 3

Lord Kerslake moved amendment 20, to leave out clause 13. The House divided:

Contents 248

Not-contents 160

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haughey, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L. [Teller]

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Rogers of Riverside, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verjee, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, 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.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greenway, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Lothian, M.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trevethin and Oaksey, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Wakeham, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

Division No. 4

Baroness Featherstone moved, as an amendment to the 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". The House divided:

Contents 153

Not-contents 144

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adonis, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beith, L.

Berkeley, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bragg, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Haughey, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

King of Bow, B.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Livermore, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Nye, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Salisbury, Bp.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Teverson, L.

Thornton, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Winston, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Donoughue, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, 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.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Lothian, M.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Robathan, L.

Rogan, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 16th March 2016