House of Lords Business

Wednesday 4 May 2016 at 3.00pm

†Royal Assent

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will conduct audits of the poverty programmes they support, and publish the results; and if not, why not.

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Railways Act 1993 in order to oblige the Office of Rail and Road, when deciding an open access application, to take into account the interests of passengers, of the public purse and of subsequent franchise competitions.

*Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve access to apprenticeships that offer career progression and high skill employment, particularly for those under 26 years old.

†*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Germany about the case of Jan Böhmermann.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House on 25 January 2016, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House on 25 January 2016, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House on 25 January 2016, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

If a message is received from the Commons on the Housing and Planning Bill, it is expected that it will be considered.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move to resolve that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to hold urgent talks with Disability Rights UK and the Disability Benefits Consortium to identify a mobility criterion in the Personal Independence Payment "moving around" assessment which is fairer than the current 20 metre distance, in the light of the impact on reassessed disabled claimants and the resulting large number of successful appeals.

Future Business 

Thursday 5 May at 11.00am

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take forward the recommendations of the report Third Party Election Campaigning-Getting the Balance Right by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts.

*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the national living wage on providers of social care.

*Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle banking fraud, including internet and telephone scams.

†*Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Afghan interpreters seeking to come to the United Kingdom, in the light of the death of Nangyalai Dawoodzai.

†City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that this House do agree with the order made by the Commons set out in their message of 3 May.

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Select Committee to consider the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill:

L Brabazon of Tara
L Freeman
L Jones of Cheltenham
B O’Cathain

 

L Plant of Highfield
L Walker of Gestingthorpe (Chairman)
L Young of Norwood Green

That the quorum of the Committee be four;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes;

That the Report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the order of appointment of the Committee remain in force notwithstanding the prorogation of Parliament.

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the following provisions shall apply in respect of the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill:

(1) If a Bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in this Session is brought to this House from the House of Commons in the next Session-

(a) the proceedings on the Bill in the next Session shall be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the Bill has passed in this Session;

(b) the Bill shall stand committed in the next Session to the select committee to which the Bill stood committed in this Session;

(c) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in Session 2013–14, Session 2014–15 or this Session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in the next Session; and

(d) if there is outstanding any petition deposited against the Bill in accordance with an order of the House-

(i) any such petition shall be taken to be deposited against the Bill in the next Session and shall stand referred to the select committee to which the Bill stands committed in that Session; and

(ii) any minutes of evidence taken before the select committee on the Bill in this Session shall stand referred to the select committee on the Bill in the next Session.

(2) The Order of the House of 30 July 2013 relating to electronic deposit of documents shall apply in respect of a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in the next Session and subsequently brought up from that House as to a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in Session 2013–14.

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

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Code of Practice) Regulations 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 March be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 27 April

Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 March be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 27 April

Crown Court (Recording) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 March be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 27 April

House of Commons Members’ Fund Bill Committee [Lord Naseby]

Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Third Reading [Earl Attlee]

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

†Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe]

Armed Forces Bill Third Reading [Earl Howe]

Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 April be approved.

Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 April be approved.

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

†Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that this House takes note of the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 April. 34th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move that this House regrets that, given the changes made to the method of calculating "significant" increases in beer prices and terms of investment waivers, the Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016 are putting at risk the Government’s policy objective of maintaining a stable environment that enables pubs to thrive. 34th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that this House takes note of the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 April. 34th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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. (1½ hours)

Monday 9 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the European Union granting market economy status to China.

*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of organisations and individuals in public life, including members of both Houses of Parliament, who have previously urged that the United Kingdom should join the euro.

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what retrospective checks they intend to make, if any, into the financial backgrounds of foreign citizens, predominantly from Russia and China, who were granted United Kingdom residence through Tier One Investor visas, in the light of the reductions in applications and acceptances since the introduction of prior money-laundering checks in 2015.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their continuing policy to deport failed unaccompanied asylum seekers on reaching 18 years of age.

†The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that this House takes note of the report from the Leader’s Group on Governance, Governance of Domestic Committees in the House of Lords (HL Paper 81).

Tuesday 10 May at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to undertake an urgent review into the financial sustainability of high street trade in England and Wales in the light of the growth of online retail and the increase in overhead costs for shops trading on the high street.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of net immigration continuing at over 300,000 people per year, and the latest Office for National Statistics projections indicating an increase in the United Kingdom population, including births, of 500,000 per year for the next six years, what plans they have to limit immigration and to build more hospitals, schools, housing and prisons to meet an increase in demand.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to placing a duty on all publicly funded and professional sporting bodies to co-operate actively in identifying and punishing anyone damaging the integrity of sport.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 4 May, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 6 May.

Wednesday 11 May at 3.00pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the current economic and technological case is for continuing with Hinkley Point.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that carers employed by care service agencies provide the care for elderly, disabled and other people for which they are paid.

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the scope and purposes of the involvement of United Kingdom security forces in military action in Yemen.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 5 May, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 9 May.

Thursday 12 May at 11.00am

*Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to emphasise the importance to citizens, particularly young people, of registering to vote to enable them to participate in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union on 23 June.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have to support their claim that "pull factors" are responsible for the mass movement of people from the Middle East and North Africa in recent years.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to alert the public to the dangers of alcohol and its causal links with hypertension, depression, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 6 May, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 10 May.

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 9 May.

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 Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU referendum and EU reform (9th Report, HL Paper 122). 30 March 2016

Lord Tugendhat to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Europe in the world: Towards a more effective EU foreign and security strategy (8th Report, HL Paper 97). 16 February 2016

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee EU Membership and UK Science (2nd Report, HL Paper 127). 20 April 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.

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

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).

Lord Grantchester to move that this House regrets that the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016 fail to determine the extent to which the scheme contributes to the United Kingdom’s target that 15 per cent of energy consumption is to come from renewable sources by 2020, and that the accompanying explanatory memorandum fails to provide sufficient information about the instrument’s policy objective and intended implementation (SI 2016/257). 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Care Quality Commission (Fees) (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2016 will significantly increase Care Quality Commission (CQC) fees to National Health Service providers, general practitioners and the care sector in the current financial year, leading to increased budgetary pressure on providers in a period of significantly constrained finances; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to delay the date by which full cost recovery is to be achieved by the CQC and maintain government support to the CQC for 2016–17 at the 2015–16 level (SI 2016/249). 30th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham move that this House regrets that the Explanatory Memorandum accompanying the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) (Amendment) Order 2016 has not explained how the monies raised by the offender surcharge to date have been used and how successful collection has been; that there is insufficient evidence demonstrating how the scheme is currently operating; and that the Order will increase the level of the surcharge by five per cent in addition to reflecting inflation. 31st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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)

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)

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)

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider leaving out activity targets when developing the new dental contract. (14 April)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Exporting is Great and the Overseas Business Network initiatives. (18 April)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospect of saving lives through better and specialist stroke acute care services. (18 April)

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

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 3 May and due for answer by 17 May.

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions there have been in the past three years for (1) theft where the sum of money or the value of the goods alleged to have been taken is £10 or less, (2) begging, and (3) rough sleeping.   HL8107

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 26 April (HL7737), what representations they have made to the government of Israel about why it rejected Turkey’s proposal of a floating power-generating ship to help solve the electricity crisis in Gaza.   HL8108

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 27 April (HL7738), what assessment they have made of the impact of their representations on the government of Israel with regard to house demolitions, in the light of the number of deaths and injuries caused during such incidents in the first three months of 2016.   HL8109

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to press for the publication of the UN Security Council Sudan Panel of Experts’ most recent report, presented to the Sudan Sanctions Committee in December 2015, detailing the use of cluster munitions and gold smuggling in Darfur.   HL8110

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the calls by Amnesty International on 15 April that the South Sudanese government "must end arbitrary detentions by the intelligence agency", what steps they are taking to ensure that the South Sudanese National Security Service respects the human rights of those held in its custody.   HL8111

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why spending on court fine collection is being cut, in the light of the value of fines that remain uncollected.   HL8112

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the Beja people in Eastern Sudan, in particular to prevent kidnapping and people trafficking.   HL8113

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Human Rights Watch report of 2014 I Wanted to Lie Down and Die, which stated that people trafficking was "facilitated by collusion between traffickers and Sudanese and Egyptian police", what assessment they have made of any current links between the government of Sudan and people traffickers.   HL8114

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that humanitarian charities such as Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières are able to give assistance to people in Eastern Sudan, following their expulsion by the government of Sudan in June 2012.   HL8115

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 25 April (HL7413), how the pre-approved EU list of named civil servants is approved, and by whom; and how that process is subject to independent auditing, and by whom.   HL8116

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any consideration to suspending aid to the Palestinian Authority in the light of its decision to transfer over £85 million a year to the Palestine Liberation Organisation for the purpose of paying salaries to convicted terrorists imprisoned in Israel.   HL8117

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the costs of running different education systems in respect of local education authority maintained schools, academies, and free schools.   HL8118

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the costs will be of the proposed conversion of all non-academies to academy schools.   HL8119

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have carried out of the performance of sponsored academy schools compared to similar local authority maintained schools based on GCSE results in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015.   HL8120

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to safeguard patients from delays to return hospital appointments beyond the clinically recommended time.   HL8121

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the clinical risks to patients of follow-up appointments being scheduled beyond clinically recommended times.   HL8122

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many review outpatient appointments were delayed beyond the clinically recommended time by hospitals in (1) 2014–15, and (2) 2015–16.   HL8123

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) whether Turkey has breached the Geneva Conventions by (a) killing and wounding unarmed civilians in south-east Turkey, and (b) firing across its frontiers with Syria and Iraq; and (2) whether there may be scope for prosecuting individuals responsible for those actions before the International Criminal Court and for claiming compensation for individuals whose property has been destroyed.   HL8124

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that the other members of NATO have a responsibility to ensure that Turkey only uses proportionate force when dealing with insurgents and alleged terrorists; and whether they intend to call for discussions about that issue amongst NATO members.   HL8125

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about the proposed expropriation and partial demolition of the Sur neighbourhood and the city of Diyarbakir; and what assessment they have made of whether those actions constitute collective punishment.   HL8126

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Saudi Arabia for full payment of arrears of wages to employees of the Saudi Binladin Group.   HL8127

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 and 12 February (HL5764 and HL5766) and by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 11 February (HL5765), and in the light of current information about the increased extent of dangers from the Zika virus affecting up to 20 per cent of all births, whether they intend to issue further advice about, or to reconsider, in consultation with other European governments, the long-term implications of participating in or attending the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.   HL8128

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the delays by the Rural Payments Agency in making basic farm payments claimed in 2015, and of the causes of those delays.   HL8129

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of basic farm payments claimed during 2015 had been paid as of 30 April.   HL8130

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the deadline for claims for basic farm payments for 2016 until 31 May or later.   HL8131

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact on the local economy and the environment of hydraulic fracturing in Ryedale, and what were the results of the economic impact assessment carried out on that proposed development.   HL8132

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills tracks the performance of FTSE 100 companies and is able to identify where any company has introduced a cost-cutting measure and correspondingly reduced executive pay, and if so, what percentage of those companies have done so.   HL8133

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that FTSE 100 executive pay is a matter solely for shareholders or also for a wider group of affected stakeholders such as pension holders, customers, and the customers of similar companies.   HL8134

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy, in circumstances where more than 50 per cent of shareholder votes oppose executive pay awards, that the companies’ boards should take note.   HL8135

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to change non-binding shareholder votes in relation to executive pay in public companies to binding votes if they pass the 50 per cent threshold.   HL8136

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support annual executive pay votes by shareholders, and whether they intend to legislate to stop three-year votes on that issue.   HL8137

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a duty on shareholders of a significant size to address executive pay and company performance and increase those shareholders’ reporting requirements to pension trustees.   HL8138

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review, or charge others to review, the performance of the trustees of the BHS pension schemes, and whether the current trustees are fit and proper to continue performing that role at BHS and other pension schemes.   HL8139

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate the compliance of professional advisers to Retail Acquisitions with know-your-customer and money-laundering regulations.   HL8140

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 26 April (HL7583 and HL7584), what assessment they have made of whether the same collateral could be used to support risk at both LCH and Eurex.   HL8141

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that the ultimate holding company for the London Stock Exchange remains incorporated in the UK.   HL8142

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 28 April (HL7905), whether the Pensions Regulator has taken any action in the case of the BHS pension scheme in order to fulfil its statutory duty to reduce the risk of situations that may lead to claims for compensation from the Pension Protection Fund, and what assessment they have made of whether the Pensions Act 2004 provides adequate protection to pension scheme members.   HL8143

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the use of the roof of the Hebron Emergency Health Centre as a military base and the closure of its entrance to Palestinian patients.   HL8144

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the destruction by Israeli forces of the Bedouin village of Khirbet Taha in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.   HL8145

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the ban on the import of cement into Gaza for the private sector since 3 April.   HL8146

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 18 April (HL7718), what action they will now take to protect land designated as a future Palestinian state.   HL8147

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 18 April (HL7720), what representations they now intend to make to the government of Israel to ensure an adequate power supply to Gaza.   HL8148

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of gunfire by Israeli forces at farmers trying to access their land near the border east of Khan Younes.   HL8149

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government  how much funding, and what resources, are allocated to providing training for teachers and those working in the care and medical professions to recognise female genital mutilation.   HL8150

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to whom instances of female genital mutilation should be reported, and whether there is a mechanism for doing so anonymously.
   HL8151

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children have been prevented from leaving the country when it is believed they are going abroad to undergo female genital mutilation.   HL8152

Lord Grocott to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 28 April (HL7763), what was the total cost for the services provided by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) for the recent hereditary peer by-election following the death of Lord Avebury, and what, in particular, was the cost of ERS supervising and conducting the count on 19 April.   HL8153

Lord Palmer to ask the Chairman of Committees how much the Members’ Personal Safety and Security pamphlet cost to produce and distribute to members.   HL8154

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it takes on average for the UK to take charge of asylum claims made under the Dublin III Regulations.   HL8155

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it takes on average for the UK to reach a decision on asylum claims made under the Dublin III Regulations.   HL8156

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 28 April (HL Deb, col 1244), what provision was made in the Treasury document published on 18 April on the economic efforts of a UK withdrawal from the EU for funding the health, education, welfare and other costs associated with the forecast increase in that document of three million in the population of the UK by 2030.   HL8157

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call from the CBI for a rethink of the Apprenticeships Training Levy in the light of the costs to businesses.   HL8158

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to tackle persistent staff segregation by gender at some independent faith schools, as recently identified by the Chief Inspector of Schools.   HL8159

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of policies and programmes aimed at tackling poverty, in the light of the study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Destitution in the UK, which found that over a million people were destitute at some point in 2015.   HL8160

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 24 March (HL6984) concerning Hinkley Point nuclear power station, what effect the delay by the government of France will have on the project and its projected completion date.   HL8161

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take action against hospital trusts which continue to breach mixed-sex accommodation guidance.   HL8162

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to contest the European Commission’s decision to open an infringement case against the UK over time-based road charges for heavy goods vehicles.   HL8163

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage public bodies, including the BBC, to recruit and promote individuals based on merit alone, and to move away from any affirmative action policies that may be in use.   HL8164

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to gather evidence on food insecurity in the UK.   HL8165

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the number of people with disabilities who are seeking asylum.   HL8166

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of collusion within the police forces and other agencies after the Hillsborough disaster, whether they will introduce legislation to prevent serving members of the police force and the judiciary from belonging to the freemasons. 
   HL8167

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what have been the maintenance costs of Tinsley Viaduct since its construction, and what effect the underlying geological faults and old mine workings have had on the cost of maintenance.   HL8168

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patents have been applied for by the Ministry of Defence or its agencies in the last ten years.   HL8169

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what submissions they have made to the European Commission’s review of the licence of glyphosate.   HL8170

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the position taken by the European Parliament that products containing glyphosate should be banned where alternative weed killers exist, and for use in public parks and playgrounds.   HL8171

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the measurement of diesel emissions from cars in the light of evidence that nitrogen oxide emissions in real time road trials are up to 12 times higher than in laboratory tests.   HL8172

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to legislate to make restaurants and food outlets display their hygiene ratings.   HL8173

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in their application to the EU Solidarity Fund for flood relief, and when they anticipate the first payments from that fund will be made.   HL8174

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the labelling of milk products to show country of origin.   HL8175

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

21 March (6 April)

HL7262 Lord Ahmed [HO]

11 April (25 April)

HL7498 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [BIS]

HL7499 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [BIS]

12 April (26 April)

HL7575 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

13 April (27 April)

HL7605 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

18 April (3 May)

HL7694 Baroness Berridge [HO]

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

[BIS] 2

[HO] 3

[MoJ] 1

     

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

 

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

4 May

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

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

 

House of Commons Members’ Fund

Private Member’s

5 May

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information)

Private Member’s

5 May

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

Private Member’s

5 May

Driving Instructors (Registration)

Private Member’s

5 May

Armed Forces (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

5 May

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

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Returned to the Commons with Amendments

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

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

Government

 

Returned to the Commons with a Reason and Amendments

   

Immigration (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

Government

4 May

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan)

Government

4 May

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

4 May

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

4 May

Transport for London [HL]

Private

4 May

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 Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016

34th Report

5 May

Draft Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016

34th Report

5 May

Draft West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

5 May

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

 

5 May

Draft Crown Court (Recording) Order 2016

 

5 May

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016 (20th Report from the JCSI)

   

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016

 

5 May

Draft Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

5 May

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) (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

   

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

 

   

31st Report

   

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) (Amendment) Order 2016

13 May

 

Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016

13 May

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

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

25 April

 

Retirement 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

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 4 May

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 5 May

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 10 May

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 11 May

   

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 3 May 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Wade of Chorlton for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Reports

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

Ballot for oral question slots during recesses, tabling oral questions, introduction of private members’ bills. (2nd Report, HL Paper 142)

3 European Union 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

‘Whatever it takes’: the Five Presidents’ Report on completing Economic and Monetary Union (13th Report, HL Paper 143) 
Operation Sophia, the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean: an impossible challenge (14th Report, HL Paper 144)

Public Business

4 Schools: academies A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Lord Nash.

5 Local government pension scheme A question was asked by Lord Whitty and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Sport: governance standards A question was asked by Lord Triesman and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

7 Prison safety A question was asked by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames and answered by Lord Faulks.

8 Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2016 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Education (Repeal of Arrangements for Vocational Qualifications Awarded or Authenticated in Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to.

11 City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following order to which they desire the concurrence of this House:

That the promoters of the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Commons in Session 2015–16 on 22 January 2016, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).

12 Syria: Aleppo Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

13 Trade Union Bill The Commons amendments were considered.

Motion A Commons amendments 2A and 2B to Lords amendment 2 were agreed to.

Motion B Lords amendments 7 and 8 were not insisted on, and Commons amendments 7A to 7F in lieu were agreed to.

Motion C Lords amendment 17 was not insisted on and Commons amendments 17A to 17C to the words so restored to the bill were agreed to.

14 Southern Health National Health Service Foundation Trust Lord Prior of Brampton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

15 Black and minority ethnic people: workplace issues Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that this House takes note of the issues faced by black and minority ethnic people in the workplace in Britain. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.06pm until Wednesday 4 May at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Universal Credit (Care Leavers and Looked After Children) Amendment Regulations 2016, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.   (543)

2 Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2016, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.   (544)

3 Magistrates’ Courts (Psychoactive Substances Act 2016) (Transfer of Proceedings) Rules 2016, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.   (546)

 

Prepared 3rd May 2016