House of Lords Business

Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the public burning to death, in Mosul, by ISIS, of 19 women from Iraqi religious minorities.

Licensing Act 2003 The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Foster of Bath be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Clement-Jones, resigned.

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

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to move, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that clauses 20 to 40 of the Bill contain only delegations of powers in contrast to the recommendations of the Constitution, Secondary Legislation and Delegated Powers Committees in relation to skeleton bills; regrets that without draft regulations published in good time the ability of this House to perform its core scrutiny function is seriously diminished; and calls on the Government to publish those draft regulations before the House considers those clauses in committee."

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

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent technical difficulties regarding online applications to register to vote, what plans they have to enable all eligible electors to check their electoral status electronically.

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).

In the Moses Room at 12 noon

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Second Reading Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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.

†Investigatory Powers Bill Second Reading [Earl Howe] Pre-legislative scrutiny by the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, Session 2015–16

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

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.

†Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] Third Reading

†Bus Services Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

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, in addition to their plans for Heathrow airport.

*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.

Wednesday 6 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Sudan in the light of continuing military offensives and aerial bombardments by the government of Sudan in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the outcome of the Bilateral Aid Review.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop an anti-litter programme.

Thursday 7 July at 11.00am

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why their review of motoring offences and penalties announced two years ago has not started.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all sports with British representation in the 2016 Paralympic Games will be available for viewing on terrestrial television.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Magistrates Association’s request for an increase in the maximum penalty magistrates can impose from six to 12 months.

†Monday 11 July at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make socio-economic diversity reflecting the nation the primary criterion for future recruitment into the Civil Service Fast Stream.

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place to implement the undertaking given by the Paymaster General to provide funding for public Acts of Parliament to continue to be printed on vellum, following the House of Commons resolution on 20 April.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for determining when a rail franchise has failed to provide the service required and should therefore be terminated.

†*Lord O’Shaughnessy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote long-term, full-time volunteering among young people.

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 27 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.

Lord Lisvane to move that this House takes note of the case for a new Act of Union to govern the relationships between the nations and regions of the United Kingdom.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the case for the wider use of information technology in the transformation and delivery of public services in the United Kingdom.

Lord St John of Bletso to move that this House takes note of the action being taken ahead of the meeting in Johannesburg in September to co-ordinate an international approach to tackle poaching of endangered wildlife and the illegal trade in ivory and rhinoceros horns from Southern Africa.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for ensuring that senior civil servants have a thorough understanding of the role and procedures of Parliament, and of the relationship between Parliament and the executive.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities, undertaken by Professor Waterson.

Lord Bird to move that this House takes note of the case for redirecting resources from tackling the effects of poverty to preventing its underlying causes in the United Kingdom.

Lord Taverne to move that this House takes note of the funding of the National Health Service.

Baroness Meacher to move that this House takes note of the growing number of countries that have legalised assisted dying, and the position in the United Kingdom.

Lord Bruce of Bennachie to move that this House takes note of the outcome of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union on 23 June.

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

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)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal for a new concert hall in London for the London Symphony Orchestra. (8 June)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 13 June and due for answer by 27 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the 23 July 2014 ruling of the US District Court for the District of Columbia of "clear and convincing evidence" of the government of North Korea’s support for Hezbollah; and whether support for Hezbollah may fall under the proscriptions of the Terrorism Act 2000.   HL606

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of paragraph 170 of the 2016 report of the United Nations Panel of Experts, whether they are aware of any attempts to aid illicit activities through banking, bulk cash or trade by the North Korean Embassy in London.   HL607

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the North Korean Embassy in London has access to any UK financial system, including the banking and insurance systems.   HL608

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bangladesh about the case of Anata Gopal Ganguly and the murders of atheists and Christians.   HL609

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the warnings by Reprieve that the College of Policing training programmes in Saudi Arabia could lead to the arrest and torture of human rights activists, whether they intend to suspend such programmes.   HL610

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the public burning to death by ISIS of 19 women from Iraqi religious minorities in Mosul; what assessment they have made of the UN’s calculation that a further 3,500 are being held as slaves; and whether they plan to lay evidence of genocide before the Security Council, and if so, when. 
   HL611

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants within HM Treasury have (1) been recruited into the department (a) from within the civil service, and (b) from outside the civil service, and (2) left the department to (a) other posts within the civil service, and (b) other roles outside the civil service, in each of the last five years.   HL612

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average duration of employment for civil servants within HM Treasury in each of the last five years.   HL613

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many HM Treasury civil servants involved in (1) the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, (2) the 2013 Comprehensive Spending Review, (3) the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement, (4) the Summer 2015 budget, and (5) the 2016 budget, have since left the Treasury.   HL614

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the amount of spending, (2) the growth in spending, (3) the number of people employed, and (4) the proportion of GDP contributed to the UK economy, by each of the following sectors in each of the last five years: (a) wholesale and retail trade; (b) repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; (c) transportation and storage; (d) accommodation and food service activities; (e) information and communication; (f) financial and insurance activities; (g) real estate activities; (h) professional, scientific and technical activities; (i) administrative and support service activities; (j) public administration and defence; (k) compulsory social security; (l) education; (m) human health and social work activities; (n) arts, entertainment and recreation; (o) other service activities; and (p) activities of households as employers.   HL615

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul in May. 
   HL616

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government which new testing techniques have become available in the UK to retest samples for re-analysis from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic athletes since 2012; how often UK Anti-Doping has used such technology; when that technology was introduced; and for what category of drug testing in sport that technology can be used.   HL617

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 22 February (HL6127), what assessment they have made of how long men who carry the Zika virus remain infected, and whether there is a lasting risk that they can infect their partner. 
   HL618

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice on the risk and potential consequence of infection from the Zika virus during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 is being given by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association to members of the British Olympic and Paralympic teams.   HL619

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of support for the "Statute of Limitations" policy pursued by the International Olympic Committee as it impacts on British athletes denied medals by athletes who have subsequently admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs.   HL620

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the suspension of the All-Russia Athletic Federation by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November 2015 following allegations of state-sponsored doping published by the World Anti-Doping Agency Independent Commission, what is their assessment of whether the All-Russian Athletic Federation should (1) be readmitted at the IAAF Council meeting on 17 June in Vienna, and (2) participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.   HL621

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 June (WA273), whether local consultations are the only means by which the Education Funding Agency is accountable to residents of an area where a new school is planned and specifically to those residents who wish to protest against such a decision.   HL622

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent neighbouring schools are included in the consultation process of site selection by the Education Funding Authority.   HL623

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support Gaza and Gazan refugees in the light of warnings from the UN that Gaza will be uninhabitable by 2020.   HL624

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for follow-up health and welfare checks of newborn female babies whose mothers have been victims of female genital mutilation.   HL625

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many midwives have been trained in identifying female genital mutilation (FGM) and in the new mandatory FGM reporting duties, and what percentage of midwives that represents.   HL626

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what intervals female newborn babies born to mothers who have been victims of female genital mutilation will receive follow-up health and welfare checks.   HL627

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current female genital mutilation protection orders contain information on girls’ country of origin and nationality.   HL628

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have instigated, or plan to instigate, undercover police investigations into potential female genital mutilation perpetrators in the UK. 
   HL629

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the protection of the human rights of Iranian women and scholars.   HL630

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to introduce a new Electronic Communications Code.   HL631

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the planned new Electronic Communications Code will be a statutory code.   HL632

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government which regulator will have responsibility and oversight of the planned Electronic Communications Code.   HL633

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a broadband universal service obligation for businesses.   HL634

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the minimum broadband speeds required to help British businesses remain competitive in a global economy.   HL635

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the security implications arising from the reported leak of telegrams from the British Embassy in Ankara, whether they will conduct a review of security vetting of Foreign and Commonwealth office staff.   HL636

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which applications under section 100 of the Planning Act 2008 an Examining Authority has appointed a person to act as assessor.   HL637

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 May (HL8238) and the response deposited by Peterborough and Stamford Hospital NHS Trust on 18 May which showed that Peterborough’s City Hospital maternity unit has been closed to women about to give birth 41 times in the past three years, whether they will review the adequacy of the arrangements within the NHS for forecasting and meeting national and local demand for maternity services.   HL638

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants within the Department for Business Innovation and Skills have (1) been recruited into the department (a) from within the civil service, or (b) from outside the civil service, and (2) left to (a) other posts within the civil service, and (b) other roles outside of the civil service, in each of the last five years.   HL639

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average duration of employment for civil servants within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in each of the last five years.   HL640

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 2013 Report of the European Court of Auditors EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority said (1) that a number of civil servants in Gaza were being paid without going to work, and (2) that the EU was not using its leverage on the Palestinian Authority to promote reforms; and what assessment they have made of the EU allocation of 252.5 million euros to the Palestinian Authority in 2016 through PEGASE.    HL641

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5344), how many of the 1,286 genomes processed by 4 February came from (1) the rare disease programmes, and (2) elsewhere in the cancer programme; and how many of those genomes from (1) the rare disease programmes and (2) the cancer programme have now been interpreted clinically, either by GEL or the General Medical Council.   HL642

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5970), how many of the 8,000 planned reports in 2016 will come from (1) the rare disease programme, and (2) the cancer programme.   HL643

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what success Genomic England has had in engaging the NHS with (1) the number of informed consents captured by each of the 13 Genomic Medical Centres (GMCs), (2) the number of samples supplied by each of the 13 GMCs to Genomic England, (3) the number of usable samples received from each of the 13 GMCs by Genomic England, (4) the number of Binary Alignment Map files generated to date for each of the 13 GMCs, (5) the number of variant files (VCF) generated to date for each of the 13 GMCs, and (6) the number of clinical reports returned to patients for each of the 13 GMCs, in (a) the rare disease and (b) the cancer programme.   HL644

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients have died to date having supplied consent without receiving a clinical report in (1) the rare disease programme, and (2) the cancer programme; and in each case what percentage of total consents that figure represents.   HL645

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, if any, they plan to take to save and preserve the Kensington Odeon, maintain its classic art deco design, and reverse the impact of its closure upon the neighbourhood and community.   HL646

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation of the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel in September 2012 that police records in England and Wales should come under the Public Records Acts 1958 and 1967; and whether they intend to implement that recommendation through the current Policing and Crime Bill.
   HL647

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they and other EU member states are taking to increase the number of competent interpreters available for interviewing and assessing refugees on (1) the islands and mainland of Greece, and (2) in south-east Europe.   HL648

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to speed up family reunions for refugees and migrants now in Europe, particularly in Greece, Italy and France; and whether special provision has been made for the 1,400 unaccompanied children in Greece, and households headed by women.   HL649

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the new draft EU Resettlement Scheme to be made public; and what progress, if any, has been made in re-opening EU frontiers. 
   HL650

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in cooperation with the government of Lebanon and UN agencies to ensure that all refugee children in Lebanon receive the basic and remedial education that they need.   HL651

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants involved in the delivery of Universal Credit have left the Department for Works and Pensions in each of the last five years; how large is the team working on Universal Credit delivery; and how many people involved in the delivery team when it was originally created remain within the department.   HL652

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many council tenants in receipt of Universal Credit were in rent arrears in (1) 2014, and (2) 2015; and how many are currently in arrears. 
   HL653

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the Universal Credit claimants currently in rent arrears did not have a record of being behind with their payments before moving to Universal Credit.   HL654

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to undertake a review of the impact of the policy by which Universal Credit is paid monthly in arrears.   HL655

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the delays that occur between the announcement of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant being made and permission to start being given to the recipient organisations.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Chairman, Wordsworth Trust
 HL656

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Sovereign is subject to legislation originating in the EU.   HL657

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many corporate uniforms in the UK could be diverted from landfill or incineration if the tax regime relating to permanent branding were changed.   HL658

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial implications of changing taxation requirements to replace permanent branding on corporate uniforms with non-permanent branding.   HL659

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the barriers to amending taxation requirements so that the permanent branding on corporate uniforms could be replaced with non-permanent branding.   HL660

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) will have on care leavers’ full access to their care records.   HL661

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer given by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 9 June (HL Deb, col 817), how the consideration of honorary titles for the spouses of women members of the House of Lords will be conducted; whether same sex spouses and civil partners will be included in the exercise; and when that exercise will be completed.   HL662

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]

24 May (8 June)

HL277 Lord Storey [DfE]

25 May (9 June)

HL322 Lord Rooker [HO]

HL325 Lord West of Spithead [HO]

HL327 Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb [HO]

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

[BIS] 3

[DfE] 1

[HO] 3

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

14 June

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Investigatory Powers

Government

27 June

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referred to a Second Reading Committee

   

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

Government

15 June

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

28 June

Bus Services [HL]

Government

29 June

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

29 June

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

   

Draft Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016

   

Draft Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016

   

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

   

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016

2nd Report

 

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.

Tuesday 14 June

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.00am
in Committee Room G

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am
in the River Room

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 15 June

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

3.30pm

Tuesday 28 June

   

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.15am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.00am

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 29 June

   

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 30 June

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 6 July

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Audit

Audit Committee (Joint meeting)

5.00pm

Wednesday 13 July

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 13 June 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

A minute’s silence was observed in respect for the victims of the shootings in Orlando on 12 June.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1 Lord Speaker The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Lord Fowler had been elected Lord Speaker in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 19. The Lord Chamberlain (Earl Peel) reported the approval of Her Majesty The Queen as follows:

"My Lords,

I have the honour to notify your Lordships that Her Majesty The Queen, having been informed that your Lordships have elected Lord Fowler to be Lord Speaker, has pleasure in confirming your Lordships’ choice."

2 Queen’s Speech The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, delivered Her Majesty’s reply to the Address of 25 May, as follows:

"I have received with great satisfaction the dutiful and loyal expression of your thanks for the speech with which I opened the present Session of Parliament."

Public Business

3 Carers over 80: support A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

4 Turkey A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

5 Drugs policy A question was asked by Baroness Meacher and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

6 Refugees: unaccompanied children A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

7 Local Government Elections (Referendum) Bill [HL] Lord Balfe presented a bill to make provision about the holding of referenda in relation to voting systems in local government elections. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 46)

8 Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames presented a bill to provide certain protections for persons who live together as a couple or have lived together as a couple; and to make provision about the property of deceased persons who are survived by a cohabitant; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 47)

9 Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL] The Lord Bishop of Bristol, on behalf of the Lord Bishop of St Albans, presented a bill to make provision for licensing authorities to restrict the number of Category B2 gaming machines which may be authorised under a betting premises licence. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 48)

10 Genocide Determination Bill [HL] Lord Alton of Liverpool presented a bill to provide for the High Court of England and Wales to make a preliminary finding on cases of alleged genocide; and for the subsequent referral of such findings to the International Criminal Court or a special tribunal. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 49)

11 Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) Baroness Morgan of Huyton moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Digital Skills Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 111). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Orlando terrorist attack Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

13 European Union: energy governance (EUC Report) Baroness Scott of Needham Market moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee EU energy governance (6th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 71). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

14 Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 May be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.06pm until Tuesday 14 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.

Paper Withdrawn

The following paper, laid before the House on 8 June, was withdrawn:

Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 (1) Draft Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016

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

laid under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

2 Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Jobseeker’s Allowance (Members of the Forces) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2016      (622)

(2) Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 
   (SR241)

laid under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.

2 Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, laid under the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991. 
     (SR236)

3 Industrial Injuries Benefit (Employment Training Schemes and Courses) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992. 
     (SR238)

4 Industrial Injuries Benefit (Injuries arising before 5th July 1948) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, laid under the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015.   (SR239)

5 Employment and Support Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, laid under the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.   (SR240)

6 Statute made by Wolfson College, Cambridge on 21 March 2016, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

(5) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(6) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

(7) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

(8) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(9) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

 

Prepared 13th June 2016