House of Lords Business

Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continued participation by British universities in the Erasmus Programme.

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

Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 May be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 5 July

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 5 July

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord O’Neill of Gatley]

Earl Howe to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Iraq Inquiry.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Baroness Neville-Rolfe intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

Tees Valley Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

Future Business 

Wednesday 13 July at 3.00pm

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will address the causes of the increase in the number of council tenants in receipt of Universal Credit who are in rent arrears.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have learned from the success of the Welsh Government in increasing recycling rates, and whether they plan to adopt similar strategies in England.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have yet decided whether there will be an inquiry into police actions during the Orgreave miners clash.

†*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the resurgence of violence in South Sudan.

Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 May be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 5 July

†Investigatory Powers Bill Committee (day 2) [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, 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 3rd Report from the Constitution Committee

Earl Howe to move that this House takes note of the Government’s assessment in the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review that the United Kingdom’s continuous at sea nuclear deterrent should be maintained.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Committee (day 5) [Lord Nash] 1st and 2nd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Thursday 14 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent findings of the Girls’ Day School Trust survey on the impact of creative subjects in the school curriculum on pupils’ stress levels.

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in increasing the number of apprenticeships within the rural economy.

*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the constitutional implications of the Supreme Court’s 2014 judgment in the case of R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice [2014] UKSC 38.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 12 July.

Lord Bird to move that this House takes note of the case for tackling the causes of poverty in the United Kingdom.

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that European Union citizens lawfully resident or working in the United Kingdom at the date when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union will have an unconditional right to remain in the United Kingdom. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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

Monday 18 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Mobarik to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to bring together all communities following the result of the European Union referendum.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to clarify the conditions for the exercise of the Royal Prerogative.

*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the stage, or stages, at which Parliament’s authority should be sought as part of the negotiation for leaving the European Union.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the European Union referendum result for the tourism and hospitality industries.

Tuesday 19 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the combined impact, to date, of the payment of universal credit monthly in arrears and the seven-day waiting period before it can be claimed.

*Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what form of parliamentary scrutiny they intend to submit the draft Royal Charter of the BBC.

*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of their ability to achieve their target of one million new homes by 2020.

Wednesday 20 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Southern Rail regarding disabled passengers, in the light of the company’s plans to change the role of conductors.

*The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to rectify delays in payments from the Single Farm Payment Scheme.

*Baroness Eccles of Moulton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the interests of United Kingdom universities and their students and staff from European Union member states are protected in the current period of uncertainty following the European Union referendum.

Thursday 21 July at 11.00am

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that sponsors of academies are not able to show unfair preference in the tendering process to companies owned by the sponsor.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in encouraging the development of brownfield sites.

*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to guarantee that councils will still receive the £5.3 billion in regeneration funding that they are currently allocated by the European Union.

Lord Warner to move that this House takes note of the conditions in which Palestinian children are living and the impact on their health and wellbeing. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 12 July.

Baroness Watkins of Tavistock to move that this House takes note of the implications of the European Union referendum result for government policies on ensuring safe staffing levels in the National Health Service and social care services. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Thursday 8 September at 11.00am

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move that this House takes note of the role that charities, trade unions and civil society groupings play in a democracy, including the provision of advice and information to government, and of the case for regulating lobbying activities, including those undertaken by business and private interests.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on 30 August, to be drawn at 12 noon that day.

Viscount Hanworth to move that this House takes note of the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on the current performance of the National Health Service and its future sustainability.

The full lists of Motions for Balloted Debate and Questions for Short Debate will next be printed on 18 July.

Motion for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 30 August for debate on 15 September. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Loomba to move that this House takes note of the effect of conflict in fragile states on the rate of human rights abuses and the number of widows.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 123). 12 April 2016

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Social Mobility Committee (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 120). 8 April 2016

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 117). 24 March 2016

Other Motions for Debate 

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

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

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that, in the light of the National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016, this House regrets that, in setting the budget for NHS England for the next five years, the Government have made wholly unrealistic assumptions about the financial viability of the National Health Service thereby putting patient safety and quality of service at risk (SI 2016/51). 24th Report, Session 2015–16, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham to move that, in the light of the draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, this House regrets that, notwithstanding the recommendation of the House of Commons Justice Committee that access to justice should prevail over generating revenue when the Government are setting court and tribunal fees, the Government continue to increase the already enhanced fees, which exceed the full cost of the provision of court and tribunal services.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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)

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)

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of the Armed Forces Covenant in ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect. (11 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 11 July and due for answer by 25 July.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made of research published in Nature regarding mitochondrial and nuclear DNA matching shapes metabolism and healthy ageing; and how that assessment relates to the recommendations contained within guidance note 33.23 on the HFEA website.   HL1096

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 1 June (HC38011 and HC38012), which members of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA) Executive who provided administrative support to the work of the expert panel convened by the Authority might have in turn passed on any unredacted information that was provided in confidence to the expert panel to non-members; and whether each of the individuals concerned continue to be employed by the HFEA in a similar capacity.   HL1097

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 1 June (HC38011 and HC38012), why the content of the personal email exchange between Professor Grifo and a member of the expert panel had to be provided in confidence to the expert panel convened by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority if wider disclosure of such unredacted information would not breach patient confidentiality; and why the relevant information in question was not sought from Professor Grifo until sometime after the third Scientific Review of the safety and efficacy of methods to avoid mitochondrial disease in 2014.   HL1098

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 7 July (HL830), what prevents Genomic England from sharing all 8,408 genomes in the rare disease and all 1,671 cancer genomes programmes with the relevant commercial interpretation partners to accelerate the delivery of full reports back to patients.   HL1099

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of funding for those units set up to provide assistance to children with visual impairments (1) in multi-academy trusts, (2) in individual schools, or (3) supported directly by local education authorities, on the education provided to those children.   HL1100

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a smoothed discount rate for the purpose of pension fund valuation.   HL1101

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have so far been officially identified in Europe, aside from the UK, and how many of those have reached the UK. 
   HL1102

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Amnesty International’s report Our Hearts Have Gone Dark, what steps they have taken to ensure that the victims of serious health issues, including mental health, as a result of the conflict in South Sudan receive urgent and adequate care.   HL1103

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the South Sudan Troika plans to issue a comprehensive statement on its priorities in Sudan and South Sudan.   HL1104

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that one in seven women in South Sudan do not survive childbirth, what steps they are taking to ensure the improvement of conditions for pregnant women in that country.   HL1105

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of Discretionary Housing Payments made in each local authority area in England in 2015–16 were paid to care leavers up to the age of 25.   HL1106

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of Discretionary Housing Payments made to care leavers up to the age of 25 in each local authority area in England in 2015–16. 
   HL1107

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many care leavers under the age of 25 in each local authority area in England received Discretionary Housing Payments in 2015–16.   HL1108

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to allow transgender athletes to compete at the Olympic Games; what consultation they have had with the British Olympic Association about that issue; what rules apply in the UK regarding transgender athletes competing in sport; and whether they consider the IOC’s ruling to be a disadvantage to non-transgender female athletes.   HL1109

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Cypriot Parliament’s resolution on 7 July calling for an end to the EU sanctions against Russia. 
   HL1110

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of new rules of engagement for Israeli police allowing the use of live ammunition in response to stone throwing.   HL1111

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of the confiscation and sinking of fishing boats by Israeli forces in the past three months.   HL1112

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports of Israeli troops shooting a Palestinian with Down’s Syndrome who posed no threat to those troops.   HL1113

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel in the light of remarks by the UN Secretary General following his visit to Israel on 28 June urging the Israeli Prime Minister to work towards a negotiated two-state solution.   HL1114

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of its intention to reduce the budget for Arab teacher training colleges in Northern Israel to half that of the budget allocated to Jewish teacher training colleges. 
   HL1115

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports of continuing and increasing collective punishment of Palestinian communities, including punitive demolitions of private homes in the West Bank and the withholding of tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority.   HL1116

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what hard evidence they have collected that Daesh is using small commercial drones for surveillance and for conveying explosives.   HL1117

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June (HL325), how government departments and agencies decide who should take executive action to prosecute a series of contacts of interest.   HL1118

Lord Adebowale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children aged 16 or 17 have presented to their local authority as homeless, and how many of those were accommodated under the Children Act 1989, in (1) 2015–16, and (2) 2014–15.   HL1119

Lord Adebowale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children aged 16 or 17 have presented to their local authority as homeless in (1) 2015–16, and (2) 2014–15, and how many of those were (a) assessed under the Housing Act 1996, and (b) assessed and then accommodated under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996.   HL1120

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have yet received a report from the Premier League on progress towards the implementation of accessible stadia guidelines by August 2017.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Level Playing Field (formerly National Association for Disabled Supporters)
 HL1121

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Premier League and the Football League about meeting disabled access guidelines at football grounds.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Level Playing Field (formerly National Association for Disabled Supporters)
 HL1122

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governing bodies of sports other than football about meeting disabled access guidelines at sports stadia.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Level Playing Field (formerly National Association for Disabled Supporters)
 HL1123

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for revising the terms of reference for the Sports Grounds Safety Authority to ensure that they encompass disabled access requirements at licensed sports stadia.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Level Playing Field (formerly National Association for Disabled Supporters)
 HL1124

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to call in the decision by Northumberland County Council to approve plans for an opencast coal mine at Highthorn in the light of recent government commitments to phase out the use of coal.   HL1125

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU they plan to seek for the UK to be included in any EU regulations on the security of gas supply in times of crisis, as set out in the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation (EU) No 994/2010. 
   HL1126

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 7 July (HL829), why Genomic England cannot supply data without delay on the number of patients in the cancer programme who have subsequently died, in the light of the fact that the Office of National Statistics states that the information is available within two months of death from the cancer registry.   HL1127

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure continued public access to the archives and collections of the Royal Artillery museum once the existing site at Woolwich is closed.   HL1128

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the most recent Quartet Report’s statement that Israel’s "continuing policy of settlement and construction" was "steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution", what specific actions they plan to take in response to the recent decisions by the government of Israel to approve new settlements and to provide a further $18 million to support settlements.   HL1129

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific action they are taking in response to the number of Israeli settlers in occupied Palestinian territories.   HL1130

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Citizens Advice Bureau report Catching Up: improving council tax arrears collection published on 8 July, and of why that report does not refer to the guidance to local councils on good practice in the collection of council tax arrears in respect of vulnerable people published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in June 2013.   HL1131

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to invoke Article 50 of the TEU immediately; and whether they will negotiate to withdraw from the EU within months, and not later than March 2017.   HL1132

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to ensure that UK representatives in the EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (1) do not commit the UK to any new policies prior to withdrawal from the EU, and (2) facilitate a swift and effective withdrawal from the EU.   HL1133

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to all ministers of the Crown and senior civil servants to work to facilitate an early and effective withdrawal from the EU.   HL1134

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to accelerate negotiations to leave the EU to ensure that they are completed before July 2017 when the UK is due to take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU.   HL1135

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the planning inspector of the public inquiry into the Leeds New Generation Transport schemes visited any European city operating trolley bus systems to ascertain whether its system could be emulated in Leeds, and if not, why not. 
   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President & Trustee, British Trolleybus Association
 HL1136

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Office of National Statistics has made in understanding non-EU student arrivals and departures in order to track the progress of student cohorts through the immigration system, as outlined in its January 2016 report Population Briefing, International Student Migration - what do the statistics tell us?   HL1137

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 July (HL873), whether ExxonMobil was consulted by, or supplied evidence to, the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food and the Environment (COT) prior to the publication of the 2007 COT Statement and whether the results were conclusive.   HL1138

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is possible for members of the public who encounter a motor vehicle producing visible emissions to report the matter and if so, to whom should they report.   HL1139

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage, by total value, of government departments’ procurement contracts for relevant construction projects meet or exceed the mandatory Government Buying Standard level in 2014–15; and why that data was not included in the Greening Government Commitments annual report for 2014–15.   HL1140

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the treatment of Russian minorities in the Baltic States, particularly Lithuania, and (2) whether such treatment would attract a response from Russia; and if so, what type of response that would be.
   HL1141

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date they plan to publish the Tobacco Control Plan for England.   HL1142

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

27 June (11 July)

HL777 Baroness Byford [HO]

HL802 Viscount Waverley [HO]

HL806 Lord Willoughby de Broke [DEFRA]

HL811 Lord Evans of Weardale [HO]

HL824 The Marquess of Lothian [HO]

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

[DEFRA] 1

[HO] 4

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (Money Bill-6 July)

Government

12 July

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

 

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

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

20 July

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

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

Government

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

12 July

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

13 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Investigatory Powers

Government

13 July

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Carbon Budget Order 2016

   

Draft Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2016

   

Draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016

   

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016

   

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016

   

Draft Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

   

Draft Consumer Rights (Rail Passenger Service Exemption, Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

   

Draft Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016

 

12 July

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

12 July

Draft Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments)

3rd Report

12 July

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

 

12 July

Draft Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016 (4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments)

 

12 July

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

 

12 July

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

 

12 July

Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016

 

12 July

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2016

 

12 July

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

12 July

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016

2nd Report

12 July

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

 

13 July

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

   

Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016

   

Negative Instrument 

Instrument 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

 

Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden

21 July

 

Baroness Sharp of Guildford

31 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.

Tuesday 12 July

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

11.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 13 July

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 14 July

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

9.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 20 July

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

11.00am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 11 July 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of London.

1 Earldom of Morton in the Peerage of Scotland The Petition of John Stewart Sholto Douglas claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Morton in the Peerage of Scotland and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Earl of Morton on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

2 Viscountcy of Chetwynd and Barony of Rathdowne in the Peerage of Ireland The Petition of Alan Douglas Chetwynd claiming to have succeeded to the Viscountcy of Chetwynd and the Barony of Rathdowne in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.

Public Business

3 Civil Service Fast Stream A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

4 Record copies of Acts of Parliament A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

5 Rail franchises A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

6 Volunteering: young people A question was asked by Lord O’Shaughnessy and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

7 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2016 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendment 4 was agreed to. The House resumed.

10 Article 50 Lord Faulks repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

11 Prisons: staff safety Lord Faulks repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 NATO Warsaw Summit Earl Howe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 1 be agreed to. The House resumed.

14 Caste-based discrimination A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

15 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 25A. Amendment 38 was agreed to. The House resumed after clause 22 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.53pm until Tuesday 12 July at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 105. Amendments 106, 111 to 126, 133 and 134 were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 135A.

The Committee adjourned at 7.28pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Ordnance Survey-Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Ordnance Survey Limited.    (9276)

2 Transport-Post Legislative Assessment of the Wreck Removal Convention Act 2011.    (9295)

3 Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

2 Draft Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (718)

2 Employers’ Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Pensions Act 2008.   (719)

3 Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.   (721)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2015–16 of Funds in Court in England and Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Administration of Justice Act 1982.

2 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

3 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, laid under the Merseyside Museums and Galleries Order 1986.

4 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Arts Council England Grant-in-Aid and Lottery distribution

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the National Lottery Distribution Fund

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

5 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of UK Export Finance, laid under the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991.

6 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Ordnance Survey, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

7 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(5) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of North East London NHS Foundation Trust

(6) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

(7) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(8) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

(9) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

(10) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

(11) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

8 Report for 2015–16 of the Law Commission, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

 

Prepared 11th July 2016