House of Lords Business

Wednesday 15 June 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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]

Future Business 

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; 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†§Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Nash]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 22 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 24 June.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 23 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 27 June.

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

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Children and Social Work Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 24 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 28 June.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 20 June, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 21 June.

Lord Fairfax of Cameron to move that this House takes note of the role of openness and transparency in reinforcing confidence in public institutions. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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.

†Tuesday 12 July at 2.30pm

†*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the governments of the Crown Dependencies about the Dependencies’ relationships with other countries and with the European Union.

†*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Wales in relation to the financing of economic investment projects in Wales from 2020 onwards.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to fulfil their pledge to accept 20,000 refugees from Syria into the United Kingdom by 2020.

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 5 July for debate on 21 July. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Beith to move that this House takes note of the implications of the European Union referendum result for Government policies towards rural areas.

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

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)

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 14 June and due for answer by 28 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 31 March 2011 (WA 298–9) and by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 March (HL7011), whether it is a condition of any licence granted by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that a sample of the stem cell lines derived must be deposited in the UK Stem Cell Bank either prior to or pursuant to publication; if not, why not; and if so, when each of the five human embryonic stem cell lines derived from blastocysts following pronuclear transfer as described in Nature (doi:10.1038/nature18303) were accordingly deposited.   HL663

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what field safety notices the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued for latrunculin A and latrunculin B; when these substances were first licensed by the MHRA for use in any medicinal products; and whether the MHRA has issued any advice regarding the clinical use of these substances.   HL664

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect that data relating to the reduction in the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration levels for drivers in Scotland will be sufficient to inform a decision in respect of legal limits for drivers in England and Wales.   HL665

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan regularly to collect gender-disaggregated business ownership data.   HL666

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of female role models for women entrepreneurs.   HL667

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial and administrative burden to small businesses of the proposals to introduce mandatory quarterly reporting.   HL668

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 7 June (HL Deb, col 656), of the 499,900 apprenticeship starts as published in government statistics for 2014–15, what percentage met the definition of an apprenticeship of (1) being a job in a skilled occupation, (2) having substantial and sustained training lasting a minimum of 12 months, (3) leading to full competency in an occupation, and (4) developing transferable skills. 
   HL669

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 7 June (HL Deb, col 656), of the 6,660 apprenticeship starts in the constituency of Richmond, Yorkshire, as published in government statistics for 2014–15, what percentage met the definition of an apprenticeship of (1) being a job in a skilled occupation, (2) having substantial and sustained training lasting a minimum of 12 months, (3) leading to full competency in an occupation, and (4) developing transferable skills.   HL670

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how England compares with other European countries in (1) one, (2) five, and (3) 10-year survival rates for patients diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer.   HL671

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether cancer treatments submitted to, but not assessed by, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) before 1 April will be approved under the new NICE framework for cancer treatments.   HL672

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the average time from diagnosis to treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer in England.
   HL673

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 June (HL Deb, col 1000–1002), what plans they have to remove the supply of illegal drugs and psychoactive substances from the control of organised criminals throughout the world; and what consultations they have had at an international level about achieving that goal.   HL674

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many detainees have reportedly been sexually assaulted or raped inside Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre since Serco took over its operation.   HL675

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask the Chairman of Committees whether he has any plans to (1) monitor use of the Committee Corridor Writing Room, and (2) consider returning the room to its original use if usage is low.   HL676

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether procurement exercises have taken place to reduce the prices paid by the NHS for new hepatitis C medicines.   HL677

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether savings realised through the procurement exercises for hepatitis C medicines were taken into account by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in its cost modelling in technology appraisals 363, 364 and 365.   HL678

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the procurement exercises for hepatitis C medicines have resulted in lower costs to the NHS of hepatitis C medicines than those costs which informed the guidance set out in technology appraisals 363, 364 and 365 published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.   HL679

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 June (HL380), when they expect immigration to fall below 100,000 a year; and how they define "sustainable levels" of immigration.   HL680

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to instigate targeted investigations into potential female genital mutilation perpetrators in the UK.   HL681

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether female genital mutilation campaigns are reaching communities outside London.   HL682

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government who was responsible for the delay in opening the St Helena airport for commercial air services.   HL683

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to consider compensation claims from those who can prove they have incurred losses due to the delay in the St Helena airport becoming operational.   HL684

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect regular commercial air services to operate from St Helena airport.   HL685

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to reinstate RMS St Helena for passenger services, and if so, when and for how long.   HL686

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what regulatory impact assessment they have conducted in relation to the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters via the OECD Common Reporting Standard, and what were the conclusions of that assessment with regard to its effect on charities and their grant recipients. 
   HL687

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the costs of compliance for charities in implementing the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters via the OECD Common Reporting Standard compared with the intended benefits for the taxpayer.   HL688

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pensioners received Attendance Allowance in (1) London, and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in each year since 2012, broken down between (a) the higher, and (b) the lower, rate.   HL689

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish details of their plans to devolve responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local authorities.   HL690

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 21 July 2015 (HL1153), whether they will now provide an estimate of how many, and what proportion of, households affected by the proposed reduction of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year receive (1) Employment and Support Allowance, (2) Income Support, and (3) Jobseeker’s Allowance. 
   HL691

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 December 2015 (HL4001), how much funding has been awarded to each of the successful applications to regenerate local authority housing estates.   HL692

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which occasions (1) ministers, and (2) officials, have met members of (a) the Management Board, and (b) the Senior Management Team, of Circle Housing Group since May 2010.   HL693

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which occasions the Chair of the Regulatory Committee of the Homes and Communities Agency and his staff have met members of (1) the Management Board, and (2) the Senior Management Team, of Circle Housing Group since May 2010.   HL694

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to ensure that 11-plus examinations for entry to existing and proposed grammar schools are free from any bias that would adversely impact on children from Pakistani or Caribbean backgrounds.   HL695

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to suspend 11-plus examinations for entry to grammar schools in Buckinghamshire until there is clarity about the reasons for the findings by Local, Equal, Excellent that children of Pakistani and Caribbean origins are being disproportionately excluded from grammar schools in that area.   HL696

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 9 May (HL7499) about the Student Loan Company, what are the EU-domiciled borrower figures categorised by individual country of domicile.   HL697

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what sources of funding are available for students on two-year masters courses, and whether they have plans to increase the size of government-backed loans to cover the tuition fees for courses of longer than one year.   HL698

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask the Leader of the House what processes she has put in place to ensure that select committee reports are debated in a timely manner.   HL699

Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) 14-year-olds, and (2) 15-year-olds, are enrolled full-time at (a) general further education colleges, and (b) university technology colleges, for the latest year for which figures are available.   HL700

Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest estimate of how many 17-year-olds in England are failing to meet the duty to participate in education and training.   HL701

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the investment case prepared by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ahead of its replenishment conference taking place in Montreal on 16 September.   HL702

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Secretary of State for International Development has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.   HL703

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]

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] 2

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Policing and Crime

Government

 

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 Grand Committee

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

27 June

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

3rd Report

 

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

   

Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) 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

 

Retirement 

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

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden

21 July

 

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 15 June

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

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

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am
in the River Room

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.15am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint 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

Tuesday 5 July

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

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 Tuesday 14 June 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

1 Lord Leach of Fairford The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Leach of Fairford, a member of the House, had died on 12 June.

2 Retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 21 July 2016.

Select Committee Reports

3 Privileges and Conduct 
The first Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The conduct of Lord Mandelson. (HL Paper 12)

4 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The 3rd Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Draft Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. (HL Paper 11)

Public Business

5 Commonwealth countries and overseas territories: European Union A question was asked by Lord Anderson of Swansea and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Tobacco: illicit trade A question was asked by Baroness Crawley and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

7 Shipbuilding A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Chesterton and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

8 Iraq: Isis A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

9 Disability Employment (Gap) Bill [HL] Lord Wigley presented a bill to require the Secretary of State to introduce proposals to halve the disability employment gap; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 50)

10 Economic Strategy Bill [HL] Baroness Burt of Solihull presented a bill to make provision for the support of the United Kingdom’s business sector; and the development of an industrial and retail strategy. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 51)

11 Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) Bill [HL] Lord Foster of Bath presented a bill to make provision for a national strategy for cost effective and efficient use of energy; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 52)

12 Missing Persons Guardianship Bill [HL] Baroness Hamwee presented a bill to make provision for the administration of the affairs of missing persons; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 53)

13 Support to Exit Prostitution Bill [HL] Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, on behalf of Lord McColl of Dulwich, presented a bill to improve support for people exiting prostitution; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54)

14 Policing and Crime Bill A bill to make provision for collaboration between the emergency services; to make provision about the handling of police complaints and other matters relating to police conduct and to make further provision about the Independent Police Complaints Commission; to make provision for super-complaints about policing; to make provision for the investigation of concerns about policing raised by whistle-blowers; to make provision about police discipline; to make provision about police inspection; to make provision about the powers of police civilian staff and police volunteers; to remove the powers of the police to appoint traffic wardens; to enable provision to be made to alter police ranks; to make provision about the Police Federation; to make provision in connection with the replacement of the Association of Chief Police Officers with the National Police Chiefs’ Council; to make provision about the system for bail after arrest but before charge; to make provision about the retention of biometric material; to make provision to enable greater use of modern technology at police stations; to make other amendments to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; to amend the powers of the police under the Mental Health Act 1983; to extend the powers of the police in relation to maritime enforcement; to make provision for cross-border enforcement; to make provision about deputy police and crime commissioners; to make provision to enable changes to the names of police areas; to make provision about the regulation of firearms; to make provision about the licensing of alcohol; to make provision about the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions; to amend the Police Act 1996 to make further provision about police collaboration; to make provision about the powers of the National Crime Agency; to make provision for requiring arrested persons to provide details of nationality; to make provision for requiring defendants in criminal proceedings to provide details of nationality and other information; to make provision about the seizure etc of invalid travel documents; to make provision to protect the anonymity of victims of forced marriage; to make provision to combat the sexual exploitation of children and to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm; to make provision about the powers of litter authorities in Scotland; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 55)

15 Policing and Crime Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 55–EN)

16 Euro 2016: fan violence Lord Keen of Elie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

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

18 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Lord Nash moved that the bill be now read a second time. Then Lord Watson of Invergowrie moved, 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." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to Grand Committee.

The House adjourned at 9.41pm until Wednesday 15 June at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2016, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.    (647)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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

(3) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Humber NHS Foundation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

 

Prepared 14th June 2016