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House of Lords Business

Monday 6 June 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they intend to take in order to reduce net migration to the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Burma, in particular with regard to the reported continuing military offensives and violations of human rights of the Shan, Kachin and Rohingya people by the Burmese army.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to amend the Personal Independence Payment mobility criteria.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether regulation by Ofcom and government appointments to a unitary board are the best ways of guaranteeing the continued independence of the BBC.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 April be approved. 35th Report, Session 2015–16, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 28 April be approved.

Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 February be approved. 20th Report, Session 2015–16, from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Tuesday 7 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to work with businesses to ensure that the completion rate of apprenticeships improves, particularly for those under 25.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to close down puppy farms that breach animal welfare standards and to apprehend gangs that sell illegally bred and imported puppies to buyers across the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for keeping children’s teeth healthy.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 1 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 3 June.

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, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 68).

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, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 97).

Wednesday 8 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many armed police officers there were in April 2010, and how many there were in April 2016.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Council decision of 19 February is legally binding on the Court of Justice and the European Parliament before the European Union treaties are changed to reflect it, and when they expect that change to take place.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the procedures through which departmental records are made available to the public under the new 20-year rule.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 2 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 6 June.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee.

Bus Services Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

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

Thursday 9 June at 11.00am

*Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to allow people to include honours in titles when completing forms on government websites.

*Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the Transforming Care programme in supporting people with learning disabilities to leave in-patient settings and live with enhanced support in the community.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Clinical Director of Adult Neurology post was ended, and what assessment they have made of the consequences of that decision.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 3 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 7 June.

Lord Haskel to move that this House takes note of the economic and financial prospects of the United Kingdom.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Tuesday 31 May, to be drawn at 12 noon on that same day.

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that this House takes note of the balance of power between the Government and Parliament; and of the case for Parliament having full details of all legislation that it is asked to consider.

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take in the light of NHS statistics showing that in 2015 over 1,000 cases of female genital mutilation were reported every three months and the lack of any successful prosecutions to date. (1½ hours)

Friday 10 June at 10.00am

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Empey]

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

Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Jolly]

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

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Grender]

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

Monday 13 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional social care resources they will provide to support the numbers of carers aged over 80, in the light of estimates that half of those are providing over 35 hours caring per week.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for civil liberties and democratic governance in Turkey.

*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review their drug policies in the light of the United Nations statements at the UN General Assembly Special Session on 19–21 April.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the safety of Syrian refugees deported to Turkey from Greece.

Tuesday 14 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have held with the Overseas Territories and other Commonwealth countries over the United Kingdom’s future relations with the European Union.

*Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2015, which state that there must be tracking and tracing systems in member states and that the parties to the Protocol may not delegate their responsibilities to the tobacco industry, what assessment they have made of whether the current pilot scheme to help tackle illicit tobacco, using the tobacco industry’s Codentify authentication system, is consistent with their obligations under the Protocol.

*Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they have to invest in and promote both defence and civil companies in the United Kingdom shipbuilding industry.

Wednesday 15 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include in the draft regulations flowing from the Housing and Planning Act 2016 measures to deal with retrospective planning applications and variable fees for higher cost developments.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop careers education.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking, in the light of the report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, to prevent unsafe discharges of frail and elderly people from hospital.

The full lists of Motions for Balloted Debate, Other Motions for Debate, and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The lists of all Motions for Balloted Debate and Questions for Short Debate currently tabled are printed below.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 14 June for debate on 30 June. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the future of national and provincial museums and galleries.

The Earl of Sandwich to move that this House takes note of the rate of over-prescription and dependence on prescribed drugs, and the needs of patients withdrawing from such drugs.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to move that this House takes note of the impact on leaseholders of disputes with landlords over lease obligations.

Lord Hylton to move that this House takes note of the principle of international protection as it applies to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the case for introducing statutory guidelines relating to the investigation of cases of historical child sex abuse.

Lord Fairfax of Cameron to move that this House takes note of the role of openness and transparency in reinforcing confidence in public institutions.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move that this House takes note of the agricultural policies and agritech developments needed to achieve both future food security and environmental improvements.

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to move that this House takes note of the regulations relevant to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is 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, Session 2015–16, 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, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 71). 18 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, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 122). 30 March 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, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 127). 20 April 2016

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The process of withdrawing from the European Union (11th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 138). 4 May 2016

Lord Tugendhat to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Operation Sophia, the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean: an impossible challenge (14th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 144). 13 May 2016

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to make a referral to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court or a war crimes tribunal, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve, in the light of the failure of successive negotiations between Israel and Palestine and of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, that this House calls for full international protection for the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to achieve security for Israel and self-determination for the Palestinians.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that, in the light of the National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016, this House 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, Session 2015–16, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Callanan to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, laid before the House on 22 April, be annulled on the grounds that its restrictions on product choice and advertising of vaping devices were devised before evidence had accumulated that vaping was enabling many people to quit smoking, run counter to advice from the Royal College of Physicians to promote vaping and are so severe that they could force vapers back to smoking and create a black market with harmful products (SI 2015/507).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to move the United Kingdom towards an energy infrastructure that is based on renewable energy.  (18 May)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, ahead of (1) the summit hosted by President Obama on 20 September, and (2) the high-level United Nations plenary meeting on 20 November, what plans they have to work with other nations in addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. (18 May)

Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider the proposal that, for a period of time, all government departments should cease devising new legislation and concentrate on sound administration. (18 May)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat caste-based discrimination in the UK. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deal with homelessness. (18 May)

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the increased use of zero-hours employment contracts nationally and regionally, what assessment they have made of the effects of such contracts on an individual’s chances of gaining full-time salaried employment, and on specific sectors, both public and private, of the UK economy. (18 May)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine. (18 May)

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (18 May)

Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to opt into the proposed Regulation amending the Dublin Regulation, which establishes the criteria and mechanisms for determining the European Union member state responsible for examining asylum applications made in the EU. (18 May)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the powers available under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 are invoked and exercised in an accountable, appropriate and proportionate manner. (18 May)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to move toward the elimination of HIV infection in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential effect on peace and stability in Europe and around the world of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. (18 May)

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they are taking to reduce the incidence of smoking-related diseases. (18 May)

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy changes they plan to introduce in response to the call from UN officials at the Special Session on Drug Policy on 19–21 April for member states to introduce evidence-based policies to promote public health and to place health rather than prohibition at the heart of drug policy. (18 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update the law on surrogacy. (18 May)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support parents in navigating schools’ admissions arrangements. (18 May)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the value and vibrancy of museums like the People’s History Museum are recognised, and to secure the future of such museums. (18 May)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Fit for Work scheme in enabling those with long-term health problems like chronic pain to return to or stay in work. (18 May)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. (18 May)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the mental health and therapeutic support available to (1) children who have been abused or neglected and (2) young carers. (18 May)

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their policies are supporting and encouraging lifelong learning.  (18 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (18 May)

Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a legal market for cannabis. (18 May)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding offender training in entrepreneurship. (18 May)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the projects supported by the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund established in 2015. (18 May)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Economic Partnership Agreements negotiated between the European Commission and economic regions of Africa on the agricultural economies of the African countries concerned. (18 May)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that all teachers at academies and free schools are fully qualified. (18 May)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress towards implementing the recommendations contained within the report of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, Changing banking for good. (18 May)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health.  (18 May)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to improve the quality and affordability of housing in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan routinely to publish statistical information on the detention of pregnant women under the Immigration Act 2014. (18 May)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further reform to party funding. (18 May)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ensuring the appropriate number of healthcare professionals in the National Health Service and care homes. (18 May)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to combat anti-Semitism, in particular in universities. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

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

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman’s Report of investigations into unsafe discharge from hospital, published in May. (18 May)

Lord Northbrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the likelihood of a solution to the situation in Cyprus before the end of 2016. (18 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decline in the numbers of clinical pharmacologists practising in the National Health Service and teaching in the universities on treatment and research capacity. (18 May)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has sufficient speakers of foreign languages serving the armed forces and defence services. (18 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of freedom of religion and belief of religious minorities in Pakistan. (18 May)

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the rollout of superfast fibre broadband to homes across the country. (18 May)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that character education runs through every element of the curriculum and the wider learning environment. (18 May)

Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mitigate tax avoidance and eliminate tax evasion in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance to encourage the protection of existing historical statues and memorials and support the establishment of new memorials that reflect the broader history of the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Fink to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend their Staying Put policy to all children in the care system and to raise to 25 years old the age until which care-experienced young adults remain eligible for appropriate state support. (18 May)

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution which accident prevention programmes can make to reducing pressures on accident and emergency departments. (18 May)

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support those who have contracted mesothelioma. (18 May)

Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enshrine in law fundamental rights for individuals operating online.  (18 May)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider reviewing the balance of membership of the House of Lords to ensure a better balance of members from the different nations and regions of the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government when details of ministerial meetings with external organisations will be brought together in a single, searchable database on the gov.uk website, and whether they intend to make regulations under section 2(5) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. (18 May)

Lord Cormack to ask the Leader of the House what consideration she has given to recommending the establishment of a joint committee of both Houses to consider the handling of secondary legislation. (18 May)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent progress has been made on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in the UN Conference for Disarmament. (18 May)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all forms of public transport are affordable for young people. (18 May)

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to encourage people, especially those from BAME communities, to donate blood and organs and sign up to the Organ Donation Register. (18 May)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure the rights of renters as consumers in the private rented sector. (18 May)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (18 May)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect and promote the freedom of religion or belief, and to prevent religiously motivated violence, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. (18 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to promote the health of women globally; and what are their priorities in doing so. (18 May)

Lord Curry of Kirkharle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to acknowledge the contribution made by Capability Brown to the landscape of Britain in this 300th year since his birth. (18 May)

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis a cap has been placed on the number of patients able to access the new drugs for the cure of hepatitis C, on humanitarian, legal, financial, or other grounds; and why they have chosen not to adopt a programme for the elimination of hepatitis C in England, as has been done in other European countries. (18 May)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and improve local arts and cultural services including museums, libraries and archaeological services. (18 May)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in rolling out Universal Credit, and what assessment they have made of its impact. (18 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of health and social care in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to protect the freedom of speech of those in receipt of government grants. (18 May)

Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to ascertain the views of Commonwealth countries on the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve air quality in towns and cities across the United Kingdom. (18 May)

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). (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to recognise the influence that William Shakespeare has had on Britain and the world on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. (18 May)

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for omitting activity targets when developing the new dental contract. (18 May)

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 May)

The Earl of Kinnoull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ameliorate the damage done by invasive alien grey squirrels to native broadleaf trees and native red squirrels. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the global economy of the number of widows in the developing world who are uneducated and therefore have fewer employment opportunities. (18 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider the impact of air quality on health and what measures can be taken to achieve improvements. (18 May)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of awareness of the most commonly occurring special educational needs and disabilities of all those professionally involved in classroom teaching. (18 May)

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 under section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (18 May)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain the balance between rights and responsibilities in the corporate sector. (18 May)

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have reached the assumptions that underlie the most recent population projections for the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to optimise the life chances of young disabled people. (18 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. (19 May)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to measure, and take action to address, food insecurity in the United Kingdom. (19 May)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in order to achieve compliance with the new European Union net-neutrality Connected Continent requirements in such a way that United Kingdom adult content filtering regimes can be maintained in order to help keep children safe online. (19 May)

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. (19 May)

Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of bilingualism and multi-lingualism to the enrichment of communities in the United Kingdom. (19 May)

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. (23 May)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, as part of the negotiations on lifting sanctions, what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country. (23 May)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current political strategy towards Tunisia, and what plans they have to further develop economic, security and cultural relations with Tunisia, in particular in the light of the situation in Libya. (23 May)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Rural Payments Agency in delivering Basic Payment Scheme payments to qualifying farmers. (24 May)

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. (25 May)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 26 May and due for answer by 10 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 10 May (HL7949) and 25 May (HL152), what actions are taken against clinics where women have been hospitalised due to severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in order to prevent future incidents; how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) advises clinics to adopt clinical protocols that should prevent OHSS; what assessment the HFEA has made of the implications of the randomized clinical trial recently published in Human Reproduction (Volume 31 Issue 6, pp. 1253-64) about the reduction of risks associated with OHSS; and in the light of their most recent answer indicating that the handling of OHSS is "primarily a matter for … professional standards" and not the HFEA, whether the HFEA follows all appropriate professional standards.   HL362

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of Omar al-Bashir’s visit to Uganda on 12 May and the warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for his arrest, what their position is when other countries host the Sudanese President; and whether it is their policy that he should be denied access and opportunities for international travel.   HL363

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to assist the International Criminal Court to bring to justice those who have been indicted for genocide or crimes against humanity, such as President Bashir of Sudan, and what action they will take against those individuals, including British citizens, who provide support to, or aid and abet, such regimes.   HL364

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the US State Department’s policy of training staff in embassies and consulates in countries considered to be at risk in how to identify incipient mass atrocities and how to act upon early warning signals, what consideration they have given to training a dedicated officer in each UK embassy and consulate in at-risk locations in order effectively to bring such issues to the notice of relevant officers at the FCO in London.   HL365

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to follow the lead of the US Agency for International Development in creating for staff in at-risk countries a comprehensive field guide on atrocity prevention, including how to identify early warning signals of mass atrocities or genocide, and how to act upon those signals in order to alert relevant UK and UN authorities.   HL366

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Defence will follow the lead of the US military by training relevant officers serving in at-risk countries in how to identify early warning signals of mass atrocities or genocide, and how to act upon those signals in order effectively to bring such issues to the notice of relevant officers and UK officials.   HL367

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many distinct issues have been stated by Ministers to be a "priority" in this Parliament.   HL368

Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase awareness amongst travellers at all points of entry to the UK of the threat from imported plant diseases to trees in the UK.   HL369

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 February 2015 (HL4187), whether the Weekly Collection Support Scheme is still in operation, what additional schemes have been supported since that answer was given, and what applications are awaiting a decision.   HL370

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of waste collection authorities in England that are collecting residual kitchen and non-recyclable domestic waste (1) weekly, (2) fortnightly, (3) every three weeks, and (4) monthly.   HL371

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 28 April (HL7700), how NHS England has satisfied itself that Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have met all the requirements of the tendering process, and that that process was consistent with Part IX of the Drug Tariff framework for reimbursement and remuneration.   HL372

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government which modern foreign languages could be studied at (1) GCSE, and (2) A-level, in each of the last 10 years.   HL373

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals (1) took, and (2) passed, a modern foreign language at (a) GCSE, and (b) A-level, in each of the last 10 years.   HL374

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they have taken to promote modern foreign language learning amongst people of all ages.   HL375

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will distinguish in their statistics between persons seeking entry to the country refused admission to the UK who are free to travel to other jurisdictions and persons who are detained and prevented by UK authorities from leaving to other jurisdictions.   HL376

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they ensure that the identity and addresses given by cyclists being issued with fixed penalty notices are not false.   HL377

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 11 May (HL7961), what is the basis from which the "renegotiation deal" did not extend the ability of the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule on compliance with fundamental rights.   HL378

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 12 May (HL8175), whether they are able to legislate for the labelling of British milk and dairy products for the UK market without approval of the EU authorities.    HL379

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 May (HL8157) that "net migration remains too high and there is still more work to do", whether they will set out the details of the work to be done, and the date by which they expect it to have been completed; and when they now expect immigration to fall below 100,000 a year.   HL380

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 11 May (HL Deb, col 172), that the proposed Hinkley Point C power station "will provide reliable energy at an affordable cost", what is their estimate of that unit cost.   HL381

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether parity of esteem as established in the Belfast Agreement 1998 applies to people who have previously lived in Northern Ireland as well as those who currently live in Northern Ireland.   HL382

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether someone in prison is defined as residing at home or in prison.   HL383

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998 applies to security service personnel who have a residence outside Northern Ireland but who have been resident in Northern Ireland for a period in the past.   HL384

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are committed to the protection of people against any form of discrimination and the promotion of opportunity for all across the whole UK, and if so, what is the purpose of the concept of parity of esteem as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998 and whether this promotes more equality between people who live in Great Britain and people who live in Northern Ireland.   HL385

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

8 June

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL]

Government

6 June

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

10 June

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

10 June

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

10 June

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

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 Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016 (20th Report, Session 2015–16, from the JCSI)

 

6 June

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

   

Draft West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016

35th Report, Session 2015–16

6 June

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

 

6 June

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

   

Draft Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

24th Report, Session 2015–16

   

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

   

35th Report, Session 2015–16

   

Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

10 June

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

10 June

 

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 6 June

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

2.00pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 7 June

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 8 June

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 9 June

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 15 June

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 30 June

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 6 July

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 26 May 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 26 May of Baroness Perry of Southwark under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Public Business

2 National Health Service: diabetes A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

3 Anti-corruption: beneficial ownership registration A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

4 Obesity A question was asked by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 Severe anaphylactic shock A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

6 Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Ramsbotham presented a bill to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 to make provision about rehabilitation periods. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 20)

7 Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Baroness Deech presented a bill to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and make provision in connection with financial settlements following divorce. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 21)

8 House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb presented a bill to make provision about elections to, and membership of, the House of Lords; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 22)

9 Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) Bill [HL] Lord Sharkey presented a bill to make provision for non-interest-bearing student finance facilities. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 23)

10 Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. Bill [HL] Lord Hunt of Kings Heath presented a bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to introduce a Bill to regulate health and social care professions. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 24)

11 Commissioner for Standards The Chairman of Committees moved that this House approves the appointment of Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE as House of Lords Commissioner for Standards for a period of five years beginning on 1 June 2016. The motion was agreed to.

12 Schools: special educational needs and disabilities (2½-hour debate) Lord Addington moved that this House takes note of the case for improved individual school capacity to deal with commonly occurring special educational needs and disabilities, in the light of the increasing number of academies and free schools. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

13 European Union Referendum: young voters A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and, after debate, answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

14 Mental health: ensuring equal access to mental and physical healthcare (2½-hour debate) Baroness Brinton moved that this House takes note of the recommendations of the Five Year Forward Review for Mental Health and the case for ensuring equal access to mental and physical healthcare. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 3.25pm until Monday 6 June at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Finance-Treasury Minutes: Government responses on the Twenty Seventh to the Thirty Third reports from the Committee of Public Accounts: Session 2015–16.    (9270)

2 Intelligence and Security-Government Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Report on Women in the UK Intelligence Community.    (9271)

3 Transport-Decision Document on HS2 Phase Two: West Midlands to Crewe Property Consultation 2015.    (9286)

4 Local Government-Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Committee Report: Devolution: the next five years and beyond   (9291)

5 Business-Department for Business Innovation and Skills Research Paper-Secondary Ticketing Review: Online Secondary Facility User Survey.    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Draft Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2016.

2 Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

3 Draft Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016, laid under the Water Act 2014.

4 Draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

5 Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2016, laid under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) (Revocation) Order 2016, laid under the Electricity Act 1989.   (605)

2 Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) Regulations 2016, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.   (606)

3 Open Internet Access (EU Regulation) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (607)

4 Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Education Act 1996.   (608)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities, laid under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

2 Report for 2015 on Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations Exemption Orders, laid under the Equality Act 2010.

3 Statutory Guidance on Injunctions to Prevent Gang-Related Violence: Revised Guidance, laid under the Policing and Crime Act 2009.

4 Further Report by the Biometrics Commissioner on issues raised in his 2015 Annual Report, laid under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

5 (1) Annual Report for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

(2) Report for the period September to December 2015 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of the Administrative Review processes introduced following the 2014 Immigration Act

laid under the UK Borders Act 2007.

6 HM Treasury Response to the remit and recommendations for the Financial Policy Committee, laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

 

Prepared 26th May 2016