House of Lords Business

Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many army helicopter pilots are being required to repay wages apparently paid in error; and how many have resigned as a result.

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

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 March

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 March

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 March

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 February be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 March

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

Housing and Planning Bill Committee (day 9) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 20th and 21st Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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".

Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that this House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government’s assessment as set out in the Budget Report and Autumn Statement, combined with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Fiscal Sustainability Report, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme.

Royal Assent

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.

Future Business 

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.

If the Committee stage of the Housing and Planning Bill has concluded, it is expected that the Report stage will begin.

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). (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 8 April.

†Immigration Bill Third Reading [Lord Bates]

†Energy Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

†Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill Second Reading [Lord Dunlop]

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 7 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 11 April.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 14 April at 11.00am

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce marine litter and plastics pollution.

*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make Regional Schools Commissioners democratically accountable.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeships have been created since the Prime Minister’s announcement of their target of three million apprentices; how many of those apprentices are female, and what percentage of those female apprentices are in non-traditional occupations for women.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 8 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 12 April.

Monday 18 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish their decision for additional runway capacity at London’s airports.

*Baroness Wilcox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which general road traffic laws are enforced in respect of cyclists.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union would have on the United Kingdom’s tourism and hospitality industries. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the fifth principle contained in the report of the Smith Commission that the package of powers agreed through the Smith Commission process "should not cause detriment to the UK as a whole nor any of its constituent parts" will be complied with when railway policing is devolved.

†Tuesday 19 April at 2.30pm

†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings have been arranged between Home Office ministers and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on historic sex abuse allegation enquiries.

†*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the details of the forthcoming Royal Charter for the BBC are subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament.

†*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the effect on scientific and medical research, the arts, campaigning organisations and other bodies of the anti-lobbying clause in government grant agreements to be introduced on 1 May as a condition of public funding.

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 24 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

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee BBC Charter Review: Reith not revolution (1st Report, HL Paper 96). 9 February 2016

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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House concurs with resolution 75 of the United States Congress, resolution 2016/2529(RSP) of the European Parliament, the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the recent declaration of the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, that religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to refer those resolutions to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction on the International Criminal Court or to having the Security Council establish an independent fact-finding commission of experts to investigate the allegations of genocide.

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 Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Directions and Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) Regulations 2016 fail either to establish a statutory basis for the creation of NHS Improvement or to put in place transparent governance arrangements; fail to identify how NHS Improvement is to be run appropriately given that its two constituent parts-Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority-are governed by completely different statutory arrangements; fail to safeguard the future of NHS Foundation Trusts; and fail to resolve the potential conflict of interest in NHS Improvement between its regulatory role and that of an agency in securing and improving the safety of services (SI 2016/214).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of chartered institutes to the United Kingdom’s economy and competitiveness. (17 March)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans the House has to provide newly appointed peers with training about the legislative process and how best to hold the Government to account; and whether such plans could include refresher courses for longer-standing peers. (21 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 22 March and due for answer by 7 April.

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) Afghan interpreters, and (2) members of their immediate families, have been relocated to the UK under (a) the ex-gratia redundancy scheme, and (b) the intimidation policy.   HL7266

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress towards political reconciliation and community cohesion in Iraq.   HL7267

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist the government of Iraq in its efforts to encourage post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction in areas now liberated from Daesh in Iraq.   HL7268

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent of freedom of religion or belief in Iraq and in Iraqi Kurdistan.   HL7269

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that they have sufficient measures in place to meet any humanitarian need arising from military efforts to liberate Mosul from Daesh.   HL7270

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the leadership of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.   HL7271

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 21 March (HL7013), why the NHS Strategic Projects Team was said to have employees in view of it not being an organisation and therefore not able to employ staff.   HL7272

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the NHS Trust Development Authority will publish the findings of the review of whistle blowing and governance at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.   HL7273

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the timetable for publishing the review of whistle blowing and governance at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is linked to the role the trust is to play in the provision of services to patients in Staffordshire.   HL7274

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients are waiting, and for how long, for appointments in hospital with ophthalmic specialists.   HL7275

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients are waiting, and for how long, for follow-up appointments in hospital with ophthalmic specialists.   HL7276

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the present conditions of (1) the Gaza Strip, and (2) the Mosul Dam in Iraq, are suitable candidates for examinations under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reductions; and if so, what action they plan to take.   HL7277

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what dedicated and expert resources they have in each department to support bereaved families and survivors in the event of a terrorist attack.   HL7278

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of community cohesion in view of the reduction in discretionary spending available to local authorities in London.
   HL7279

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proposed £1,500 business rates discount for office space occupied by local newspapers in England outlined in the Budget will affect Northern Ireland and Scotland.   HL7280

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in deciding to use the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund exclusively to support national institutions in South Sudan, what assessment they made of the potential effect on supporting community-level peacebuilding and fostering a dialogue likely to prevent conflicts between communities.   HL7281

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering ending Conflict, Stability and Security Fund support for community-level peacebuilding in South Sudan more gradually in order to provide time for organisations which are currently receiving funding to secure alternative sources of support.   HL7282

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have taken up the Married Couples Allowance in each year since its introduction.   HL7283

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is being spent on advertising the Married Couples Allowance; when the campaign started; and for how long they intend it to run.
   HL7284

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) poster boards, (2) bus advertisements, (3) television advertisements, (4) magazine or print advertisements, and (5) other forms of advertising, they are using to promote the Married Couples Allowance; and what is the cost of each form of advertising.   HL7285

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase diagnosis and treatment rates of iron deficiency anaemia.   HL7286

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator to address the growing number of hospital admissions attributable to iron deficiency anaemia.   HL7287

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking following the British Society of Gastroenterology’s observation that the management of iron deficiency anaemia is "often suboptimal, with most patients being incompletely investigated or not investigated at all".
   HL7288

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they set a five per cent exit charge for early closure of a lifetime ISA.   HL7289

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the contribution of contingent convertible bonds to financial stability and, in particular, the risk of adverse feedback loops and the contribution thereto of the absence of standardised terms.   HL7290

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the definition of the term "Commonwealth values" when used by that organisation.   HL7291

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Commonwealth countries as trading partners for British exporters.   HL7292

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which areas of Turkey are safe for British travellers.   HL7293

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of grooming and sexual exploitation in Rotherham and elsewhere which has been carried out by (1) Muslims, and (2) those of other faiths or no faith.   HL7294

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the cases of organised grooming and sexual exploitation in Rotherham and elsewhere, whether police forces have been issued with new guidance on responding to allegations of abuse; and if so, what is that guidance.   HL7295

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) which Government buildings have been transferred to finance Islamic bond schemes; (2) what restrictions there are on the use of such assets as a result of Sharia financing; and (3) why that method of raising money was chosen.   HL7296

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the phrase "mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs" in their Counter-Extremism Strategy differs in meaning from the phrase "mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs" referred to in their departmental advice for schools, academies and free schools entitled Improving the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils: supplementary information; and if so, how.
   HL7297

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK can withdraw from EU treaties under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, with 12 months notice or otherwise.
   HL7298

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government which EU countries are required by their constitutions to hold a referendum before their governments can agree changes to the EU treaties; and which countries have done so in the past.   HL7299

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proportion of people on zero-hours contracts who are seeking full-time employment with guaranteed pay and hours of work.   HL7300

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of earthquake relief in Nepal in the last 12 months; and how much they have contributed to it.
   HL7301

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any economic benefits arising from the recent constitutional changes and the establishment of a new government in Kathmandu; and how they will support new business initiatives to stimulate the economy.   HL7302

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to good governance and effective parliamentary democracy in Nepal, and whether their development projects will encourage fairness and equality under the new constitution.   HL7303

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost to the UK of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative; which ten countries have benefited most financially from the scheme; and which countries have performed best in terms of debt servicing and repayment.
   HL7304

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they envisage for town and parish councils in the new devolution deals.   HL7305

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by NHS England not to provide Truvada on prescription as a pre-exposure prophylaxis in the treatment and prevention of HIV.   HL7306

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any shortfall in international humanitarian funding in Iraq; and what steps they are taking to address that.   HL7307

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the Department for International Development’s humanitarian effort in Iraq has been transferred to partners and agencies working in Iraq.   HL7308

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support efforts to demine areas liberated from Daesh in Iraq.   HL7309

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of internally displaced persons (1) in Iraq, (2) in Iraq who have returned to their homes, and (3) in Iraq who have left Iraq.   HL7310

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of Syrian refugees scheduled for resettlement to the UK are located in refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan. 
   HL7311

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond to question HL6501, about trade with Israel, tabled on 26 February.   HL7312

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the demolition of the new school in Abu Nuwar (east of Jerusalem) which had been designed to increase the capacity of the existing school and kindergarten.   HL7313

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the appropriation of 234 hectares of Palestinian land near Jericho by Israel on 10 March.   HL7314

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about allegations that excessive force by the Israeli army has not resulted in investigations in the majority of cases.   HL7315

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisation is responsible for collecting air pollution data generated by monitoring in and around Heathrow airport.   HL7316

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how to achieve legally binding targets for air pollution should the third runway at Heathrow proceed.
   HL7317

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff in each of the armed services work at the level of interpreter in each language.   HL7318

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure there are sufficient linguistic skills in languages such as Russian and Mandarin across the armed forces. 
   HL7319

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond rapidly to new requirements for linguistic skills across the armed forces.   HL7320

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those in the reserves of the armed forces have opportunities to use and develop linguistic skills.   HL7321

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last five years of the winter fuel allowance; and what would be the tax receipt if it were subject to the same tax as retirement pensions.   HL7322

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what NHS facilities are available for proton beam treatment for cancer in the UK; where the facilities are located; and when each became operational. 
   HL7323

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been collected for treatment of foreign nationals by the NHS in each of the last three years; and how much has been paid to EU governments for medical treatment of UK citizens during the same period.   HL7324

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in introducing the requirement for non-UK citizens newly registered with general practitioners under the NHS general practice to inform hospitals to which they may be referred of the need to recover the cost of that treatment.   HL7325

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for asylum from refugees in the Calais and Dunkirk camp they have accepted under the Dublin III Regulations. 
   HL7326

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have forecast how many of the 20,000 asylum seekers to enter the UK by the end of this Parliament will be under 18.   HL7327

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 19,000 remaining refugees to enter the UK by the end of this Parliament have been already identified by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.   HL7328

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 15 March (HL6859), how many take-charge notices issued by French authorities have been accepted by British authorities.   HL7329

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 15 March (HL6859), whether the number of Home Office officials seconded to the Interior Ministry’s Dublin Unit in Paris will increase.   HL7330

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

28 January (11 February)

HL5571 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5572 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

26 February (11 March)

HL6501 Baroness Tonge [CO]

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]

7 March (21 March)

HL6749 Lord Morris of Aberavon [BIS]

HL6777 Lord Luce [FCO]

8 March (22 March)

HL6813 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [BIS]

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

[BIS] 2

[CO] 4

[FCO] 1

[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

12 April

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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, Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

23 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

 

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

 

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc)

Private Member’s

23 March

Immigration (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

12 April

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

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Scotland (Queen’s Consent signified) (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

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

12 April

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

   

Riot Compensation

Private Member’s

23 March

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

Private Member’s

23 March

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

   

Draft Crown Court (Recording) Order 2016

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

23 March

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

 

23 March

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

 

23 March

Draft Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016

 

23 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 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

 

   

30th Report

   

Care Quality Commission (Fees) (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2016

25 April

 

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016

6 May

 

   

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

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

18 April

11 April

National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Directions and Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) Regulations 2016

25 April

 

Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Knight of Collingtree

24 March

 

Baroness Perry of Southwark

26 May

 

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.

Wednesday 23 March

   

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.30pm

Monday 11 April

   

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 12 April

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 13 April

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Thursday 14 April

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 25 April

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 28 April

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 22 March 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford.

Select Committee Reports

1 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

30th Report: 
Care Quality Commission (Fees) (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/249) 
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 (SI 2016/332) 
Correspondence: The Quality of DWP Explanatory Memoranda. (HL Paper 121)

2 European Union 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The EU referendum and EU reform. (9th Report, HL Paper 122)

3 Sexual Violence in Conflict 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Sexual Violence in Conflict: A War Crime. (HL Paper 123)

Public Business

4 Health and social care: funding A question was asked by Lord Taverne and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

5 Aviation: sustainable fuel A question was asked by Lord Soley and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

6 Local authorities: budget A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.

7 Schools: funding A question was asked by Lord Borwick, on behalf of Baroness Eaton, and answered by Lord Nash.

8 Liaison The Chairman of Committees moved that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee New investigative committee activity (HL Paper 113) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

9 Riot Compensation Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

10 Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

11 Housing and Planning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 89LZA. The House resumed after amendment 101BA.

The House adjourned at 12.25am on Wednesday 23 March until 11.00am the same day.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met 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 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Autism A question was asked by Baroness Browning and, after debate, answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction A question was asked by the Earl of Selborne and, after debate, answered by Baroness Verma.

The Committee adjourned at 6.37pm.

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 Transport-Report for 2014–15 of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.    (9225)

2 Water-Minute from the Department for Transport, concerning a contingent liability arising from the possible risk of impact on the source supply of Affinity Water Ltd.    (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1988.   (362)

2 Insolvency Practitioners (Recognised Professional Bodies) (Revocation of Recognition) Order 2016, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.   (403)

3 (1) Employment and Support Allowance (Duration of Contributory Allowance) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016   (SR175)

(2) Employment and Support Allowance (Amendment of Linking Rules) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016   (SR176

laid under the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015.

4 (1) Draft Nottinghamshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2016   (-)

(2) Draft Kent (Electoral Changes) Order 2016   (-)

(3) Draft Devon (Electoral Changes) Order 2016   (-)

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Iran (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the United Nations Act 1946.   (378)

2 Inspection programme and framework for 2016–17 of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, laid under the Police Act 1996.

3 Strategic Plan for 2016–20 of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

 

Prepared 23rd March 2016