House of Lords Business

Monday 11 April 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

Housing and Planning Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 22
Schedule 1
Clauses 23 and 24
Schedule 2
Clause 25
Schedule 3
Clauses 26 to 90
Schedule 4
Clauses 91 to 97
Schedule 5
Clauses 98 to 110
Schedule 6
Clauses 111 to 113
Schedule 7
Clause 114
Schedule 8
Clauses 115 to 117
Schedule 9
Clauses 118 to 122
Schedule 10

Clauses 123 to 133
Schedule 11
Clauses 134 to 136
Schedule 12
Clauses 137 to 142
Schedule 13
Clauses 143 to 159
Schedule 14
Clauses 160 to 163
Schedule 15
Clauses 164 to 169
Schedule 16
Clauses 170 to 176
Schedules 17 and 18
Clauses 177 to 182
Schedule 19
Clauses 183 to 186
Schedule 20
Clauses 187 to 193
Title.

Housing and Planning Bill Report [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

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)

Future 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 [Earl Howe]

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

†Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill Second Reading [Lord Dunlop] 24th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Second Reading [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

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.

†Wednesday 20 April at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much revenue they estimate will be generated in 2016–17 by local authorities using their power to increase council tax to offset the cost of social care.

†*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to co-ordinate the implementation of the Scotland Act 2016 with the Scottish Government.

†*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further discussions they have had with Overseas Territories since last year’s Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council about moves towards greater transparency of beneficial ownership for companies registered within their jurisdiction, in the light of the United Kingdom’s chairmanship of the International Anticorruption Summit in May 2016.

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 11 April.

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 23 March and due for answer by 8 April.

The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq about Iraq becoming a signatory to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.   HL7331

The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to record the atrocities that have been committed by Daesh in Iraq so that, in due course, offenders may be brought to justice.   HL7332

The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the use of chemical weapons by Daesh in Iraq.   HL7333

The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to establishing new consular premises in Iraqi Kurdistan.   HL7334

The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq on resolving the budget impasse with the Kurdish Regional Government. 
   HL7335

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Germany’s Anti-Doping Law passed on 13 November 2015 and what plans they have either to use the Fraud Act 2006, or to introduce primary legislation, to enable the prosecution of those who conduct sports fraud through the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs.   HL7336

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the budget for UK Anti-Doping for each of the last five years; how many specialists it employs; what contractual relationship it has with the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency to act as a secretariat for the International Olympic Committee Pre-Rio Anti-Doping Taskforce; and what assessment they have made of whether UK Anti-Doping has the resources necessary to fulfil its role effectively.   HL7337

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government between which dates the current President of the World Anti-Doping Agency was a consultant to UK Anti-Doping; how much he was paid; and what his responsibilities were.   HL7338

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in discussions with the European Commission about whether it would be in accordance with the EU Consumer Rights Directive for both primary and secondary market ticket sellers to be required to provide a unique reference number to ensure event organisers can track ticket sales.   HL7339

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 9 July 2015 (HL Deb, col 243), what action the City of London Police and Action Fraud have taken to enforce the ticket touting controls set out in the Consumer Rights Act 2015; and what action is being taken in cases where the law is being broken.   HL7340

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Cabinet Office Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Cabinet Committee last met; what is its membership; what is the budget of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit; and what has been the tangible output of its work in delivering a sports legacy from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games since 2012.   HL7341

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have agreed to cross-margining of variable payments through LCH Clearnet and Eurex; and if so, who will be responsible for regulating these separate entities; and whether they have required any increase in capital or margin.   HL7342

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the UK contributes towards the subsidisation of sugar production.   HL7343

Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Bomber Command clasp is not awarded to veterans who served with 205 Group and flew sorties over occupied Europe from Southern Italy, and what recent consideration they have given to this issue.   HL7344

Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that cases in the Court of Protection involving personal liberty are not delayed by lack of representation for persons with mental disabilities, following the recent ruling of that Court requiring representation in such cases.   HL7345

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review from Keele University, published in the Journal of Ecology, warning that almost all ash trees in Europe will be wiped out due to the fungal disease ash dieback and the emerald ash borer beetle, and what plans they have to tackle these twin problems.   HL7346

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for those countries and territories in which those in receipt of the UK state pension are subject to the frozen pensions regulations, what is the process necessary to negotiate reciprocal agreements for pensions to be uprated annually.   HL7347

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce the membership of the Steering Group referred to on page eight of the Government’s Response to the Independent Recall Review by Lynn Faulds Wood, published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 18 February.   HL7348

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many National Insurance numbers were in use at the end of each of the last five years for which records are available.   HL7349

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there was any prior consultation before the decision was taken to end the post transaction valuation check and PAYE health check currently provided by HMRC with effect from 31 March 2016 and, if not, why not. 
   HL7350

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many level 2 Craft, Creative Arts and Design (9.2) vocational qualifications were completed in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined.   HL7351

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many level 3 Craft, Creative Arts and Design (9.2) vocational qualifications were completed in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined.   HL7352

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of non-EU citizens who face being deported after 6 April because they earn less than £35,000.   HL7353

Lord St John of Bletso to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, in conjunction with the UN, to assist in rebuilding infrastructure in South Sudan.   HL7354

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the not-for-profit company that sets and co-ordinates the 11 plus exam in Buckinghamshire is subject to the public sector equality duty.   HL7355

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people held in Immigration Control Centres are not free to leave to go to other jurisdictions.   HL7356

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of pollution in (1) drinking water, (2) river water, and (3) coastal waters, caused by chemicals used in medications which are resistant to present purification techniques   HL7357

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible role of the contraceptive chemical E22, which is resistant to water purification techniques, in the increase in number of freshwater and coastal water fish bearing both male and female sexual organs.   HL7358

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many major surface warships were ordered between the 2010 general election and the 2015 general election.   HL7359

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure there is adequate funding for children with special educational needs in early years education. 
   HL7360

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to ring-fencing funding provided to local authorities for childcare.   HL7361

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of strategic local approaches to play, and what plans they have to require authorities to submit regional play strategies to the Department for Education.   HL7362

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call in the new report from the charity Sense, Making the Case for Play, for play to be part of the ministerial brief for the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education.   HL7363

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to highlight play as a key strand of the Government’s policy on parenting and life chances.   HL7364

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the letter from Lord Bates on 21 March following the Report Stage of the Immigration Bill, which states that "migrants who do not understand whether they may qualify for permission to rent may contact the Home Office to establish whether this is the case", whether they will provide a reference to guidance on how migrants can contact the Home Office department or team who will deal with such requests, including requests to confirm that a "right to rent" exists in cases where documents are with the Home Office. 
   HL7365

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals took Art and Design GCSE in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and what percentage of the total number of GCSEs this constitutes.   HL7366

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals took Art and Design GCE AS/A level in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and what percentage of the total number of GCE AS/A levels this constitutes.   HL7367

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals completed either Art and Design GCE AS/A level or Craft, Creative Arts and Design level 3 vocational qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined in each year since 2011.   HL7368

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the NHS of NHS England cutting the role of National Clinical Director for Adult Neurology, and the end of national funding for neurological work by clinical networks.   HL7369

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will reply to the letter from Lord Ahmed to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May, dated 9 February 2016.   HL7370

Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the Government is represented by a Minister at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference that will take place in Uruguay from 13 to 15 July.   HL7371

Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the key objectives of the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference that will take place in Uruguay from 13 to 15 July, which include the protection and promotion of LGBTI rights around the world.   HL7372

Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of including representatives from the Department for International Development in discussions and representation at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference that will take place in Uruguay from 13 to 15 July.    HL7373

Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support better co-ordination of financial and political support amongst governments and multilateral organisations in the advancement of the human rights of LGBTI people at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference that will take place in Uruguay from 13 to 15 July.   HL7374

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 March (HL6926), whether the issue of the sugar tax to be introduced by NHS England in their own premises by 2020 was raised as part of their conversations with NHS England, and if so, by whom and which ministers were consequently informed.   HL7375

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 March (HL6926), on what date the Department of Health was informed that NHS England was going to introduce a sugar tax in NHS premises by 2020.   HL7376

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hepatitis C patients NHS England is planning to treat in 2016–17.   HL7377

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reason NHS England intends to treat only a specified number of patients in 2016–17, as defined by recently published run rates for operational delivery networks services.   HL7378

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people diagnosed with hepatitis C are eligible for treatment under the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance for new direct acting antiviral drugs.   HL7379

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review their hepatitis C strategy in the light of other European countries’ strategies for tackling hepatitis C.   HL7380

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether plans to introduce a hepatitis C improvement framework have been abandoned and, if so, why.   HL7381

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the objectives of the hepatitis C improvement framework can still be achieved.   HL7382

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the International Tennis Federation about the issue of equal prize money for men and women in tennis tournaments. 
   HL7383

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

26 February (11 March)

HL6501 Baroness Tonge [CO]

2 March (16 March)

HL6648 Baroness Jowell [HO]

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]

9 March (23 March)

HL6858 Lord Renwick of Clifton [BIS]

HL6861 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

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

[BIS] 3

[CO] 4

[FCO] 1

[HO] 2

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Referred to the Examiners

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

31 March at 12 noon

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

 

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

 

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

Government

11 April

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

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

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 Crown Court (Recording) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

Draft Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

   

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

   

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

   

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.

Monday 11 April

   

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 12 April

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 13 April

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 14 April

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 18 April

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.15pm

Monday 25 April

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 26 April

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

4.10pm

Thursday 28 April

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 23 March 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

A minute’s silence was observed for victims of the Brussels terrorist attacks on 22 March.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Scotland of Asthal for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Report

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

21st Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Education (Repeal of Arrangements for Vocational Qualifications Awarded or Authenticated in Northern Ireland) Order 2016 
Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2016 
Draft Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2016
Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Code of Practice) Regulations 2016. (HL Paper 124)

Public Business

3 Companies: remuneration A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

4 Property: shared ownership A question was asked by Baroness Watkins of Tavistock and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.

5 Palestinian Authority Television A question was asked by Lord Polak and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Army: helicopter pilots A question was asked by Lord Trefgarne and answered by Earl Howe.

7 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 draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

12 Housing and Planning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 101BB. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

13 Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 February be approved. Then Lord Beecham moved, 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". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn and the original motion was agreed to.

14 Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Brussels Terrorist Attacks Lord Bates repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Housing and Planning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 102CZA. A motion that the House do resume was withdrawn. Amendments 109A, 118A and 118B were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 110)

17 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill A bill to make provision for a railway between Euston in London and a junction with the West Coast Main Line at Handsacre in Staffordshire, with a spur from Water Orton in Warwickshire to Curzon Street in Birmingham; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and referred to the Examiners. It was ordered that any petitions against the bill be deposited between 24 March 2016 and 18 April 2016 and that the bill be printed. (HL Bill 111)

18 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 111–EN)

19 Scotland Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

20 United Kingdom Convergence Programme Lord Ashton of Hyde moved 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. The motion was agreed to.

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

Riot Compensation Act

c 8

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act

c 9

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Act

c 10

Scotland Act

c 11

The House adjourned at 8.13pm until Monday 11 April at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 12 noon.

United Kingdom economy: Budget Statement Lord O’Neill of Gatley moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the economy of the United Kingdom in the light of the Budget Statement. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 3.55pm.

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 Culture-The Culture White Paper: Government proposals.    (9218)

2 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (9237)

3 Defence-The Iraq Fatality Investigations: Report into the death of Muhammad Abdul Ridha Salim.    (9238)

4 Health-Minute from the Department of Health concerning the Emergency Donation of Meningitis C infant vaccine to the World Health Organization.    (-)

5 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (8 March)   (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (410)

2 Houses in Multiple Occupation (Specified Educational Establishments) (England) Regulations 2016, laid under the Housing Act 2004.   (420)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Government Actuary on the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, laid under the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016.

2 (1) Report for the period July 2015 to November 2015 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of Home Office Outsourced Contracts for Escorted and Non-Escorted Removals and Cedars Pre-Departure Accommodation

(2) Report for the period July 2015 to November 2015 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on a Short Notice Inspection of the Tier 4 Curtailment Process

laid under the UK Borders Act 2007.

 

Prepared 23rd March 2016