House of Lords Business

Thursday 14 July 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to deal with the recent increase in hate crimes and community tensions reported by National Police Chiefs Council.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Bird set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Lord Woolf to 2 hours.

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.

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 July be approved.

Future Business 

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.

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

†Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 June be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Tees Valley Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 June be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

Lord Keen of Elie intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 May be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 June be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the Order laid before the House on 15 June be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Policing and Crime Bill Second Reading [Lord Keen of Elie] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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

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

†Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 June be approved. 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†West Midlands Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Tuesday 19 July at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Oxford will be introduced.

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 15 July.

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 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 June be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Investigatory Powers Bill Committee (day 3) [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

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

†Carbon Budget Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

†Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Wednesday 20 July at 3.00pm

Royal Assent

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 14 July, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 18 July.

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

†Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 May be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 May be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

Bus Services Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 1st and 2nd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 May be approved.

Lord Beecham to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but that 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."

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 15 July, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 19 July.

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)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on British farmers of the decision to leave the European Union. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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)

†Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 July be approved.

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.

Motion 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

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 13 July and due for answer by 27 July.

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned schedule for RMS St Helena for the next 12 months.   HL1166

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings they have had with councillors from St Helena about the provision of air services to the island.   HL1167

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about transport services to St Helena.   HL1168

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Namibia Atlantic Aero Partnership for an air service from Namibia to St Helena.
   HL1169

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Verma on 27 June (HL Deb, cols 1358–59), when they plan to provide a briefing to members on transport services to St Helena.   HL1170

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact of housing benefit cuts, benefit caps and council tax on the health of benefit claimants, both those in work and unemployed, since 2008, taking into account the impact of debt on mental health and the need for women to receive a healthy diet before they conceive and while they are pregnant if they are to give birth to healthy babies.   HL1171

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made, or are planning to make, of the cost to the health service of poverty-related ill health.   HL1172

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to strengthen the capacity of the Commonwealth to prevent and resolve conflicts between or within its members; and whether they will seek to provide the Secretary-General with greater resources for that purpose. 
   HL1173

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people who are classed as having a disability have been (1) deported, and (2) detained for immigration purposes, in each of the last 10 years.   HL1174

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government, of the people previously claiming Disability Living Allowance at the higher component of (1) mobility, or (2) care, how many have been assessed for (a) the higher rate, or (b) the standard rate, of (i) the mobility component, or (ii) the daily living component, of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in each year since PIP was introduced. 
   HL1175

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions are being made at HM Prison Berwyn to meet the reasonable requirements of Welsh-speaking prisoners.   HL1176

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employers offered a package the value of which was above that normally permissible under a Cycle to Work Scheme in circumstances in which an employee had specific needs that required a specialist cycle due to a recognised disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15.   HL1177

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employers refused to offer a package the value of which was above that normally permissible under a Cycle to Work Scheme under circumstances in which an employee had specific needs that required a specialist cycle due to a recognised disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15. 
   HL1178

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Motability Scheme funds cars, powerchairs and mobility scooters but does not extend to cycles.   HL1179

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision they have made to include disabled cyclists within the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.   HL1180

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the potential effects on investment of uncertainty around issues of future market access, whether they plan to commit to (1) extending bilaterally the duty- and quota-free access that the least developed countries have had to the UK market since 2001 once the UK’s exit from the EU is completed; (2) honouring the duty- and quota-free market access granted to Caribbean countries since 2008 until new bilateral trade agreements have been concluded; and (3) unilaterally extending the duty- and quota-free access granted to sub-Saharan countries under the transitional arrangements established since 2008 until new bilateral trade agreements have been concluded.   HL1181

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue to recognise EU sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and food safety approvals for imports of agricultural products from the African, Caribbean and Pacific group countries once the UK’s exit from the EU is complete, or whether they plan to require exporters from those countries to secure separate SPS and food safety approvals for exports to the UK.   HL1182

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many postgraduate students in England were enrolled in two-year masters’ degree courses in (1) 2009–10, (2) 2010–11, (3) 2011–12, (4) 2012–13, (5) 2013–14, (6) 2014–15, and (7) 2015–16.   HL1183

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many postgraduate students in England were enrolled in two-year masters’ degree courses to study (1) applied art and design, (2) art and design, (3) drama, (4) media, film or TV, (5) music, (6) dance, (7) performing arts, and (8) design and technology, in (a) 2009–10, (b) 2010–11, (c) 2011–12, (d) 2012–13, (e) 2013–14, (f) 2014–15, and (g) 2015–16. 
   HL1184

Lord Maclennan of Rogart to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of victims of female genital mutilation in each of the four nations of the UK; and what steps they are taking to eradicate that practice throughout the UK.   HL1185

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an estimate of the cost of their monetary policy on the solvency of pension schemes, and whether they plan to use the profit made from quantitative easing to strengthen the financial position of the Pension Protection Fund. 
   HL1186

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the renewed conflict in South Sudan, whether they plan to conduct further diplomatic efforts through regional channels and a further review of UK participation in the UN peacekeeping mission.   HL1187

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the transparency of decisions taken by Local Economic Partnership (LEP) members, such as requiring registers of members’ interests or the publication of a conflict of interest policy.   HL1188

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to ensure that there is an adequate supply of history, geography, and language teachers to meet the forecast demand stemming from the introduction of the English Baccalaureate.   HL1189

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation took place (1) before the introduction of the English Baccalaureate in 2010, and (2) before the decision in 2015 to make the measure mandatory; and whether the results of those consultations will be published.   HL1190

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to include a dedicated place for a student representative on the Board of the Office for Students, and if so what arrangements they plan to make to ensure that that member has a democratic mandate from the students they represent. 
   HL1191

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of teachers left that profession (1) less than one year from starting teaching, and (2) within five years of starting teaching, between 2011 and 2016.   HL1192

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they have in place to ensure that those studying in academies receive adequate sex and relationships education.   HL1193

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the lower life expectancy of those on low incomes is due to the higher rates of smoking in that group.   HL1194

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 July (HL883), which Muslim organisations affected by the withdrawal of banking services they continue "to work closely with…to better understand their experiences and encourage dialogue with the banking sector"; how that working closely manifests itself; and what is their assessment of the outcomes of that close working.   HL1195

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 July (HL883), what steps they are taking with regard to the withdrawal of banking services to encourage banks to take a risk-based approach and to ensure that the measures they take are effective and proportionate; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which that encouragement has been effective.   HL1196

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India about the reported killing and injuring of civilians by the Indian security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.   HL1197

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Competition and Markets Authority about the potential contents of secondary legislation and guidance needed to complement the Bus Services Bill [HL].   HL1198

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 12 July (HL Deb, col 124), how many Syrian refugees have been settled in each of the 71 local authorities so far.   HL1199

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they provide to refugees before they are settled in the UK.   HL1200

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what UK-led English language classes are available in the refugee camps in Calais, Dunkirk and Turkey.   HL1201

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their programme and timetable for the reception of 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020.   HL1202

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish a working group of voluntary organisations and officials to help the 20,000 Syrian refugees to settle successfully in the UK.   HL1203

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 30 June (HL758) about the recognition of genocide, which judicial bodies could take such a decision.   HL1204

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 30 June (HL759), in which areas of reform in Turkey they believe there has been "significant backsliding".   HL1205

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

28 June (12 July)

HL832 Baroness Goudie [HO]

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

[HO] 1

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

18 July

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

14 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Bus Services [HL]

Government

20 July

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Investigatory Powers

Government

19 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

 

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

Government

20 July

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 Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Petroleum (Transfer of Functions) Regulations 2016

 

20 July

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

20 July

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

3rd Report

18 July

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

 

18 July

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

 

19 July

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

 

19 July

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

 

18 July

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

 

18 July

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

 

18 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

 

20 July

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

5th Report

18 July

Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Carbon Budget Order 2016

5th Report

19 July

Draft Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2016

5th Report

19 July

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

5th Report

18 July

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016

   

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

21 July

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

 

14 July

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.

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

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 19 July

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.15am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 20 July

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

11.00am

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

1.00pm

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 13 July 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of London.

Select Committee Reports

1 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Carbon Budget Order 2016 
Draft Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2016 
Draft Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 
Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 
Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 
Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016 
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2016 
Draft Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016 
Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 
Draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016. (6th Report, HL Paper 27)

2 Privileges and Conduct 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed.

The conduct of Baroness Greenfield. (2nd Report, HL Paper 28)

3 Procedure 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed.

Implementing the recommendations of the Leader’s Group on Governance and Ballots for oral question slots during recesses. (1st Report, HL Paper 29)

Public Business

4 Universal Credit: rent arrears A question was asked by Lord McKenzie of Luton and answered by Lord Freud.

5 Recycling: Wales A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

6 Orgreave: inquiry A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

7 South Sudan A question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

8 Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 39. Amendments 50 to 52, 59, 69, 73 to 76, 85, 90, 91, 94 to 96, 100, 101, 106, 107, 110 and 111 were agreed to. The House resumed.

10 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 57)

11 Defence: continuous at sea deterrent Earl Howe moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.29pm until Thursday 14 July at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 135B. Amendments were considered. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 5.48pm.

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 Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding, Compensation and Assistance and Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (729)

2 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2016, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.   (732)

3 Companies (Disclosure of Information) (Specified Persons) Order 2016, laid under the Companies Act 1985.   (741)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

(5) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(6) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(7) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust

(8) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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

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

(11) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(12) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

(13) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Local Government Ombudsman: Commission for Local Administration in England, laid under the Local Government Act 1974.

3 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the British Library, laid under the British Library Act 1972.

4 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Gambling Commission, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

5 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the National Maritime Museum

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery

(3) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the British Museum

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Victoria and Albert Museum

laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

6 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of UK Anti-Doping

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the English Institute of Sport Limited

laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

7 Accounts for 2015–16 of Southbank Centre, laid under the Local Government Act 1985.

8 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Coal Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994.

9 Report for 2015 on the operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996, laid under the Chemical Weapons Act 1996.

10 (1) Report for 2015–16 on Highways England’s performance

(2) Report for 2015–16 of the Office of Rail and Road on the annual assessment of Highways England’s performance

laid under the Infrastructure Act 2015.

11 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

12 Report of the Law Commission on Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

13 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the United Kingdom Debt Management Office and the Debt Management Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

14 Report for 2015–16 of HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service, laid under the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Act 2000.

15 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, laid under the Energy Act 2004.

16 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004.

17 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Economic and Social Research Council

(3) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Natural Environment Research Council

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Medical Research Council

(5) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

18 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the UK Green Investment Bank plc, laid under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

19 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Department for International Development, laid under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006.

20 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Highways England, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.

 

Prepared 13th July 2016