House of Lords Business

Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the latest immigration figures.

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Thursday 9 June to enable the motion standing in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon to be taken before the balloted Topical Question for Short Debate in the name of Baroness Jenkin of Kennington.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) The Earl of Courtown 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.

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that migrants rescued from the English Channel should be returned to France, rather than brought to the United Kingdom.

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

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent new dietary advice that contradicts recommendations to eat a low-fat diet to tackle obesity. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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 arrangements are in place to fulfil their decision to welcome unaccompanied child refugees into the United Kingdom.

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).

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).

†Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 May be approved.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 April be approved.

†Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 May be approved.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 8 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 10 June.

†Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Nash]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Nash to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 9 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 13 June.

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

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).

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).

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).

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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).

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).

Monday 27 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to counter anti-Semitism on university campuses in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether action to combat the threat of terrorism could be helped by a clearer use of language, for example by explaining the actual meaning of words such as "extremism", "radicalisation" and "fundamentalism".

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to improve air quality in Britain.

*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to fund women’s rights organisations during humanitarian emergencies.

Tuesday 28 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is open justice, and in particular open access to transcripts of proceedings in open court, in the light of the availability of digital technology.

*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reconsider their decision to deny funding to the proposed memorial for enslaved Africans in Hyde Park.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a consultation on the effects of the charitable status of public schools on equality of opportunity in Britain.

Wednesday 29 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve HM Revenue and Customs call waiting times.

*Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the introduction of the first corporate parenting principles will ensure that care-leavers have the best life chances possible.

*Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term plans they have, and what action they intend to take in this Parliament, to prevent the underlying causes of poverty in the United Kingdom.

Thursday 30 June at 11.00am

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what way the guidance produced by Dr Satvinder Juss on the implications of the High Court’s ruling in R (Fox) v Secretary of State for Education is "inaccurate" as they have stated.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with diabetes have adequate support to tackle obesity.

†Monday 4 July at 2.30pm

†*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they see for the United Kingdom in relation to the European Union.

†*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the amount of textile waste sent to landfill.

†*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the qualifications of those whose job it is to assess and review applications for non-European Union citizens seeking leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct NHS England to commission the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for patients with HIV.

†Tuesday 5 July at 2.30pm

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future development of runways at Gatwick and Stansted airports.

†*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Public Health England to publish its independent evidence-based report on alcohol.

†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration is being given to the benefits of introducing national identity cards in the United Kingdom.

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 will next be printed on 13 June.

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 over-prescribing of, and dependence on, psychiatric medication and painkillers, 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.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the future of the BBC.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the recommendations in the report of Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, Third party election campaigning: review, published on 17 March.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the prospects for the rule of law and democracy in Russia.

Lord Loomba to move that this House takes note of International Widows’ Day and the importance of its aim to alleviate poverty and human rights abuses.

Lord Woolf to move that this House takes note of the resourcing and staffing of the courts in supporting the rule of law.

Lord Black of Brentwood to move that this House takes note of the role of Commonwealth countries in the First World War.

Lord Trees to move that this House takes note of the case for improving animal welfare.

Select Committee Report 

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

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

Baroness Walmsley to move that, in the light of the prohibition of commercial advertising of vaping devices in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and the proven public health benefit to former smokers of switching to vaping devices, confirmed by the advice from the Royal College of Physicians that vaping is 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco, and that half of all tobacco smokers die from smoking-related causes, this House regrets that the advertising ban would hinder e-cigarettes from being promoted as a way of assisting smokers to stop smoking tobacco, and that concerns regarding the restriction of the nicotine concentration of the vapour have not been properly addressed (SI 2015/507).

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that, in the light of the concerns about the impact of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 on the use of electronic cigarettes, this House regrets that there is not a monitoring mechanism in place to measure whether the Regulations will have a negative impact on the number of smokers using electronic cigarettes to give up smoking; that the Regulations are not to be accompanied by a public information campaign to reassure smokers that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than normal smoking; that smoking cessation services are being cut back at the same time as the Regulations are being introduced; and that the Regulations are due for implementation before the Government has published their tobacco strategy (SI 2015/507).

Lord Callanan to move that this House regrets that the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 place 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; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to withdraw them (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)

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. (6 June)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still considering the creation of an international "hub" airport in Britain and, if so, where. (6 June)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects of the signing of the Sykes–Picot Agreement 100 years ago on today’s political and religious conflict in the Middle East. (6 June)

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will use in determining "fundamental British values". (6 June)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 7 June and due for answer by 21 June.

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the use of schools by its military and security forces, given that Nigeria has endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, which explicitly prohibits such use.   HL484

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 6 June (HL132), how many sections of, and Schedules to, Acts passed since 2010 have yet to be commenced because ministers have not made a relevant commencement order.   HL485

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the report of the Insolvency Service into the collapse of BHS.   HL486

Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bates on 21 March (HL Deb, col 2149), what evidence they have that allowing child refugees to sponsor relatives would "create a situation that encourages children to risk hazardous journeys to and across Europe". 
   HL487

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the property ownership laws that require a Palestinian family that has inhabited a house in Jaffa continually since 1920 to pay the Israeli government 40 per cent of its present value to avoid eviction.   HL488

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other EU member states about the role of international law in conflict prevention.   HL489

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they use to decide the requirements for entry to the UK for (1) Israelis, and (2) Palestinians.    HL490

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take with the Charity Commission to prevent UK charitable giving to Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.   HL491

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take with regard to Israeli demolition notices on Palestinian water wells funded through the UN water development programme in the town of Beit Ummar.   HL492

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Home Office refused visas to two marathon runners from Palestine who were due to compete in the Derry Walled City marathon on 5 June.   HL493

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of children waiting to join the Scout movement, what plans they have, if any, to review the procedures for repeat Disclosure and Barring Service checks of volunteers.   HL494

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which trade agreements would have to be individually negotiated in the event of a vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, broken down by region.   HL495

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the risk that President Joseph Kabila may attempt to change the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to remain in power and not hold the elections scheduled for November.   HL496

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) about reports that uranium from the DRC has been sold to North Korea.   HL497

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised the recent murder of Khurram Zaki, and his campaign work, with the government of Pakistan.   HL498

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much UK aid has been given to Pakistan over the last five years; and how much of that has been used to promote human rights, the rule of law and the protection of minorities.   HL499

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 February (HL5525), whether they are now able to publish the conclusions of the "lessons learned" review of the recent roadworks to the A1 road close to Gamston Airport, during which the £7.4 million target cost escalated to a forecast £13.6 million.   HL500

Lord Jopling to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 6 June (HL91), what, if any, is the specification for ermine robes with regard to the materials used, and whether there would be any impediment to clothiers, such as those in the Far East, providing robes for peers either for purchase or for hire.   HL501

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what form of evidence of incapacity is acceptable for Personal Independence Payments claims when a person suffering from severe myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, for which there is currently no treatment, has had no contact with any medical professionals or auxiliary practitioners for a considerable length of time. 
   HL502

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 April (HL7764), whether or not European Aviation Safety Agency certification standard 25.1309c, which requires warning systems for any unsafe operating system, applies to engine oil that leaks onto hot aircraft engines over which cabin "bleed air" is drawn.   HL503

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Nordic Cochrane Centre complaint to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) over maladministration at the EMA dated 26 May in relation to the EMA report on the safety of human papilloma virus vaccine. 
   HL504

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the current situation facing the UK’s retail industry, they will reconsider their decision not to publish the report by the Insolvency Service into the collapse of Comet Group plc.   HL505

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 6 June (HL Deb, col 626), on how many occasions since its inception has the Pensions Regulator used provisions for dawn raids, and how it determines the circumstances in which such provisions should be employed.   HL506

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 6 June (HL Deb, col 625), what factors make it difficult to estimate the cost to the taxpayer of the failure of BHS; and in what ways can those costs be covered by existing BHS resources.   HL507

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 6 June (HL Deb, col 627), whether they have the necessary power to pursue pension contribution payments from companies where the parent company is based in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, or Monaco.   HL508

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to co-operate with voluntary organisations in bringing unaccompanied minors to the UK from refugee camps in Europe. 
   HL509

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a timetable has been established for bringing unaccompanied minors to the UK from refugee camps in Europe; and if so, how many children are anticipated to arrive during each stage.   HL510

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to ensure the proper provision of safe housing for unaccompanied minors brought to the UK from refugee camps in Europe.   HL511

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to establish social services and psychosocial support for unaccompanied minors brought to the UK from refugee camps in Europe.   HL512

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what process they plan to follow to identify eligible unaccompanied minors and bring them to the UK from refugee camps in Europe. 
   HL513

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the unaccompanied minors brought to the UK from refugee camps in Europe will be assigned to families through the usual system of allocation to foster carers.   HL514

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion by the Office of Road and Rail that it will be possible, by 2021, to run 7.5 long distance trains per hour on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) in an operationally robust timetable, in the light of the eight interventions to improve the ECML identified in the 2011 Initial Industry Plan by Network Rail at a cost of £500 million, and the later announcement of funding of £240 million.   HL515

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Office of Road and Rail has adequately evaluated the impact of inter-city trains on the East Coast Main Line sharing the tracks approaching London with Thameslink services providing 24 trains per hour through the core section.   HL516

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Office of Road and Rail’s recent proposals for the East Coast Main Line services take fully into account the needs and expectations of passengers using stations south of Doncaster, in particular Newark, Grantham and Lincoln.   HL517

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the East Coast Main Line infrastructure is adequate to provide a robust and reliable inter-city service, and of any modifications required in order for it to do so.   HL518

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total combined overall spending on vaccines procurement and administration (1) nationally, and (2) locally, including awareness campaigns, in each year from 2012–13 to the current financial year.   HL519

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the final report of the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and Procurements working group to be published, and whether its recommendations will be subject to public consultation.   HL520

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk that changes to the cost effectiveness threshold for vaccines as proposed by the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and Procurements working group would lead to England being restricted from paying for some new vaccines when compared to other health economies in Europe, and people in the UK receiving fewer innovative vaccines.   HL521

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in family reunion cases, they are considering providing entry visas valid for longer than 30 days, to enable visa holders to complete all the required exit procedures and necessary travel arrangements.   HL522

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with the government of Iraq and the regional government of Kurdistan about the protection needs of people likely to be displaced by current, and proposed, offensives against Daesh, in particular women and children. 
   HL523

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 June (HL311), whether one of the ideologies they are directly challenging is Wahhabism.   HL524

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many new coal-fired plants are planned by China and India over the next decade.   HL525

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent on the International Climate Fund in each financial year from 2011–12 to 2014–15.   HL526

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Clean Technology Funds financial eligibility threshold of $200 per tonne of CO2 equivalent abated represents good value for UK taxpayers in the context of global mitigation effects.   HL527

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department of Energy and Climate Change plans to spend on the Green Climate Fund in each financial year from 2015–16 to 2017–18.   HL528

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the total investment costs per tonne of CO2 equivalent abated by the Clean Technology Fund has increased from £21.40 to £26.40 according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s additional business case and intervention summary 2015; and what is being done to address rising costs.   HL529

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still regard the risk of a funding shortfall in the Clean Technology Fund as "high", and whether contingency funds are in place in the case of premature sunsetting of the Climate Investment Funds.   HL530

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Price on 1 June (HL107), (1) why HM Revenue and Customs collects data on the currency of invoicing for trade with non-EU countries but not for EU countries, and (2) how they and the Bank of England manage sterling interest and exchange rates in the absence of such data.   HL531

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 June (HL345), whether they can veto any proposed EU army, or whether this could go ahead under "enhanced co-operation" between other EU member states.   HL532

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many EU proposals and initiatives, of which they are aware, are being delayed for publication until after 23 June, and what are those initiatives.   HL533

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 June (HL344), which countries participate in the EU Gendarmerie Force; what is its purpose; and whether it could operate on British soil.   HL534

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 June (HL344), whether they gave their consent for the EU Gendarmerie Force to wear the EU emblem on their uniforms; if so, whether they plan to withdraw their consent; and if not, what representations they have made to the relevant authorities about the use of that emblem.   HL535

Lord Laird to ask the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answers by Lord Dunlop on 24 March (HL7079) and 22 January (HL4982), what guidance she has given to the Northern Ireland Office about answering questions fully and substantially, and in particular providing definitions as requested.   HL536

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the ban on referral fees in insurance claiming has taken effect, and whether they have raised concerns with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority over its role in enforcing compliance.   HL537

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of engagement they have had with the insurance industry about reducing costs to consumers.   HL538

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the number of customer complaints regarding insurance companies in the current financial year is above or below average.   HL539

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

19 May (3 June)

HL148 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [BIS]

HL149 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [BIS]

HL150 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [BIS]

HL160 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley [HO]

23 May (7 June)

HL203 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL205 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL209 Lord Judd [DfE]

HL249 Lord Temple-Morris [HO]

HL255 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

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

[BIS] 3

[DfE] 1

[HO] 5

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

14 June

Bus Services [HL]

Government

8 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

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

 

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

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

 

13 June

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

 

13 June

Draft Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016

2nd Report

 

Draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016

 

13 June

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

15 June

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

15 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.

Wednesday 8 June

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Charities

Select 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

Monday 13 June

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 June

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.00am
in Committee Room G

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am
in the River Room

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 15 June

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 28 June

   

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.15am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Wednesday 29 June

   

International Relations

Select Committee

3.00pm

Thursday 30 June

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 6 July

   

Audit

Audit Committee (Joint meeting)

5.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 7 June 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1 Earldom of Lucan in the Peerage of Ireland The Lord Chancellor reported that George Charles Bingham had established his claim to the Earldom of Lucan in the Peerage of Ireland.

2 Barony of Bingham in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that George Charles Bingham had established his claim to the Barony of Bingham in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Bingham on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Select Committee Report

3 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

The 2nd Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: 
Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (HL Paper 7)

Public Business

4 Apprenticeships A question was asked by Lord Lennie and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

5 Animal welfare: puppy farms A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

6 Dental health: children A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

7 St Helena: airport A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Baroness Verma.

8 Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] Lord Holmes of Richmond presented a bill to make provision for the prohibition of unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 30)

9 Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL] Lord Cormack presented a bill to make provision to enhance the protection available for bat habitats in the non-built environment and to limit the protection for bat habitats in the built environment where the presence of bats has a significant adverse impact upon the users of buildings. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 31)

10 Online Privacy Protection Bill [HL] Lord Paddick presented a bill to amend the Data Protection Act 1998 to make provision about the transparency of privacy notices. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 32).

11 Succession to Peerages Bill [HL] Lord Trefgarne presented a bill to amend the law regarding succession to peerages; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 33).

12 BBC Royal Charter Bill [HL] Lord Fowler, on behalf of Lord Lester of Herne Hill, presented a bill to make provision about the establishment, independence, funding and governance arrangements of the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 34)

13 BBC Royal Charter Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 34–EN)

14 NHS England: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for people at risk of HIV Lord Prior of Brampton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

15 Genetically modified insects (S&T Committee Report) The Earl of Selborne moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

16 EU foreign and security strategy (EUC Report) Lord Tugendhat moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 7.54pm until Wednesday 8 June 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.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Requirements) Regulations 2016, laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.   (599)

2 Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Companies Act 2006.   (621)

3 Statutes made by University College, Oxford on 19 February 2016, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

 

Prepared 7th June 2016