House of Lords Business

Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 3.00pm

Royal Assent

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the threatened demolition of the Calais Jungle camp and the position of child refugees.

Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Williams of Elvel be appointed a member of the 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.

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 Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 May be approved. (Dinner break business)

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."

Future Business 

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 Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Turkey regarding the recent detention and dismissal of personnel working for the judicial services.

†House Committee The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that the Report from the Committee Implementing the Recommendations of the Leader’s Group on Governance (1st Report, HL Paper 19) be agreed to.

†Procedure The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that the Report from the Committee Implementing the recommendations of the Leader’s Group on Governance: consequential changes; Ballot for oral questions slots during recesses; Clocks in the Chamber and Grand Committee (1st Report, HL Paper 29) be agreed to.

If the above motions are agreed to:

†Standing Orders (Public Business) The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 64 (Sessional Committees)

In Standing Order 64, in line 6, leave out "Administration and Works Committee" and insert "House of Lords Commission".

In Standing Order 64, in line 13, leave out "House Committee" and insert "Finance Committee".

In Standing Order 64, in line 16, leave out "Information Committee".

In Standing Order 64, in line 20, leave out "Refreshment Committee".

In Standing Order 64, in line 22, at end insert "Services Committee".

In Standing Order 64, in line 25, leave out "Works of Art Committee".

†Senior Deputy Speaker The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that with effect from 1 September Lord McFall of Alcluith be appointed as Chairman of Committees (to be known as Senior Deputy Speaker) for the remainder of the session.

†House of Lords Commission The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that with effect from 1 September a Select Committee be appointed to provide high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords Administration on behalf of the House;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Doocey
B Evans of Bowes Park
L Fowler (Chairman)
L Hope of Craighead
L Laming

 

L McFall of Alcluith
B McIntosh of Hudnall
B Smith of Basildon
L Wakeham
L Wallace of Tankerness;

That Liz Hewitt be appointed as an external member of the Committee;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

†Finance The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that with effect from 1 September a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by:

(1) Considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords,

(2) With the assistance of the Management Board, preparing the forecast outturn, Estimate and financial plan for submission to the Commission,

(3) Monitoring the financial performance of the House Administration, and

(4) Reporting to the Commission on the financial implications of significant proposals;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Collins of Highbury
L Cope of Berkeley
E Courtown
L Cromwell
L Cunningham of Felling

 

B Doocey (Chairman)
B Goudie
L Leigh of Hurley
L Kerslake
L Newby;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

†Services The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that with effect from 1 September a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by:

(1) Agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services,

(2) Providing advice on strategic policy decisions when sought by the Commission, and

(3) Overseeing the delivery and implementation of both;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

E Attlee
L Bassam of Brighton
L Campbell-Savours
B Hollis of Heigham
L Hope of Craighead

 

B Humphreys
L Kirkwood of Kirkhope
L Laming (Chairman)
E Shrewsbury
L Taylor of Holbeach

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

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 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 July be approved. 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Monday 5 September at 2.30pm

†Investigatory Powers Bill Committee (day 4) [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 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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

†Tuesday 6 September at 2.30pm

†Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

†Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 29 June be approved.

†Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 July be approved. 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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).

†Wednesday 7 September at 3.00pm

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Investigatory Powers Bill will continue.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deal with homelessness. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support parents in navigating schools’ admissions arrangements. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

†Friday 9 September at 10.00am

†House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Grocott]

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

†Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe]

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

†Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Kramer]

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

The full lists of Motions for Balloted Debate and Questions for Short Debate will next be printed on 5 September.

Motions 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.

Lord Lansley to move that this House takes note of the report Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations, published on 16 May.

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 Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee ’Whatever it takes’: the Five Presidents’ Report on completing Economic and Monetary Union (13th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 143). 12 May 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

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 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 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)

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 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)

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)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve equine welfare standards in England and Wales. (18 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 19 July and due for answer by 2 August.

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the changes that have transferred policy on apprenticeships and the responsibility for the Institute for Apprenticeships to the Department for Education, how they plan to ensure that employers and business leaders are involved in future development of policy on apprenticeships.   HL1304

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk to, and effect on, the UK economy and British businesses of the UK being left out of the development by the EU of a digital single market.   HL1305

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the changes that have placed responsibility for universities within the Department for Education and the responsibility for research, including for the research councils and Innovate UK with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how they plan to ensure that businesses and the university sector work closely together to maintain the UK’s research and science base, and to make the UK an attractive place to innovate.   HL1306

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised with the government of Pakistan the issues of (1) the honour killing of women, (2) the exclusion of minority communities from full citizenship, and (3) the imprisonment of citizens under the blasphemy laws; and what response they received.   HL1307

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian needs of the civilians living in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, and of reports that those civilians are facing starvation.   HL1308

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the December 2015 report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Equality, when they plan to publish (1) a new, cross-departmental transgender equality action plan, and (2) a balance sheet of the previous transgender action plan along with a new strategy to tackle those issues which remain unaddressed.   HL1309

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in council housing rents on new council housing and the existing stock.   HL1310

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still intend to publish the consultation on the future of Sure Start, which they promised to initiate in July 2015, and if so when.   HL1311

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted a review of trading standards this year and, if so, when they plan to publish the outcome of that review. 
   HL1312

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to bring forward regulations to introduce electrical safety checks, as set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016.   HL1313

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with manufacturers about fires caused by faulty electric tumble dryers.   HL1314

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make an assessment of the report by the Refugee Support Network After Return, in particular with a view to preventing hardship and persecution of 18-year-old refugees sent back to their country of origin and to gaining benefits for the UK from the education of those individuals by not insisting on return in all cases.   HL1315

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the report by the Baha’i International Community published in October 2015 on the economic oppression of Baha’is in Iran; whether they plan to continue to make representations to the government of Iran about that issue and in particular about the return of confiscated properties; and whether they will ensure that the full facts of economic and religious persecution are reflected in guidance to interviewers and others dealing with asylum applications in the UK.   HL1316

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that Jobcentre staff and Jobcentre Plus advisers understand fully, and respond effectively to, mental health problems.   HL1317

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of England is covered by Local Welfare Assistance Schemes; and what assessment they have made of whether those schemes have the necessary resources to make known the emergency financial support that is available to benefit claimants suffering from delays or other problems connected with Universal Credit.   HL1318

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in reforming benefit sanctions and in preventing hardship to children and other dependent family members.   HL1319

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether holding a second referendum is an essential constitutional precondition to invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.   HL1320

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 8 June (HL258), whether that estimate of the effect of leaving the EU single market on total UK tax revenue still applies, and if not, whether they will provide updated figures.   HL1321

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iraq about building a socially, religiously and politically inclusive society in that country.   HL1322

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to the Kurdish authorities to help them cope with the number of people who have fled fighting in Iraq and are now displaced within the region.   HL1323

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to ensure that people from Iraq who have been displaced as a result of the current fighting in that country have access to assistance.   HL1324

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop the further displacement of civilians in Iraq, particularly in Mosul, due to continued military action by coalition forces there.   HL1325

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to respond to the findings published in June in Reporting on the HCP process: Bren Prendergast’s parent participatory research, in particular in relation to the rights of children and young people with disabilities and their parents and carers.   HL1326

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address delays in the production of education, health and care plans in cases where (1) plans are produced by a local authority outside the timescale specified in regulations, and (2) plans are not produced for the start of a new school or academic year where a young person is transferring to a new stage of education at the age of (a) 16, and (b) 18.   HL1327

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which local authority performance targets for special educational needs teams, or individual staff within those teams, align with current legislation and guidance, in particular in relation to (1) the production of education, health and care plans, and (2) the number of placements in special schools; and what actions they propose to take in response to that assessment.   HL1328

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1014), whether it is the policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to refer to all ministers of foreign countries without using their title or forename, as with Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa; and if so, when that became their policy.   HL1329

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 July (HL948 and HL949), how many judges in HM Courts and Tribunals service who are over 50 years of age are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.   HL1330

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 July (HL948 and HL949), what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to the low number of black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates being recommended for judicial appointments; how those factors are being addressed; and whether they plan to support the development and introduction of pre-appointment training for those from under-represented groups seeking judicial appointments.   HL1331

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the allegations of widespread doping by Russian athletes, whether they intend to back calls by the US and Canada anti-doping agencies for all Russian athletes to be banned from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.   HL1332

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish their strategy on tackling child obesity; and whether that strategy will include a commitment to children taking part in sports activity, as well as the monitoring and regulation of the advertising of sugary products.   HL1333

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the UN Population Fund Supplies programme.    HL1334

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting the government of Rwanda in its work to provide reproductive health choices to women and girls in Rwanda.   HL1335

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting victims of rape in Rwanda.   HL1336

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting the government of Rwanda in its work to provide civil and political rights for its citizens.   HL1337

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 20 June (HL697), whether the Student Loans Company records the nationality and country of domicile of individuals taking out student loans for higher education, and, if so, how many people took out loans in each year since 2010, broken down by nationality.   HL1338

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had about patients’ access to rare cancer medicines that have received a marketing authorisation after the closure of the old Cancer Drugs Fund list and before the launch of the new Cancer Drugs Fund on 29 July, but that have not yet been approved by NICE.   HL1339

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider providing interim funding for innovative treatments for patients with radioactive-iodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer where there are treatments available but they are yet to be reviewed by NICE.   HL1340

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patients suffering with radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer are not denied treatment due to the timeframes applied by NHS England for access to the new Cancer Drugs Fund.   HL1341

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in ensuring that the NHS collects data on whether return out-patient appointments are being delayed beyond the clinically recommended time due to insufficient capacity or targets for new patients that are prioritised over returns.   HL1342

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the National Audit Office investigation into the collapse of the Uniting Care Partnership Contract in Cambridge and Peterborough, whether they plan to dismantle the Strategic Projects Team.   HL1343

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the National Audit Office (NAO) investigation into the collapse of the Uniting Care Partnership Contract in Cambridge and Peterborough, whether they intend to hold to account (1) the Strategic Projects Team, (2) Monitor, and (3) NHS England, for the failings identified in the NAO’s report.   HL1344

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the National Audit Office investigation into the collapse of the Uniting Care Partnership Contract in Cambridge and Peterborough, what further reviews are being undertaken into the circumstances of the failure, and whether the outcomes of those reviews will be published.   HL1345

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to maintain their policy of universal free access to the UK’s national museums and galleries.   HL1346

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

4 July (18 July)

HL923 Baroness Goudie [DfE]

HL961 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

HL962 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

HL976 Lord Bassam of Brighton [HO]

5 July (19 July)

HL1013 Lord Oates [FCO]

HL1016 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL1018 Lord Boateng [FCO]

HL1019 Lord Hutton of Furness [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DfE] 3

[FCO] 2

[HO] 1

[NIO] 1

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

9 September

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

9 September

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

9 September

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

 

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

20 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

5 September

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

 

Policing and Crime

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

6 September

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

7th Report

 

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

   

Draft Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 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

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 Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

6 September

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016

   

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

6th Report

21 July

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

7th Report

6 September

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

7th Report

 

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

Wednesday 20 July

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

visit in London

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs 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

Thursday 21 July

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

2.00pm

Monday 5 September

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 6 September

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Thursday 8 September

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 14 September

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

10.30am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 19 July 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1 The Lord Bishop of Oxford Steven John Lindsey Lord Bishop of Oxford was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Norwich and the Lord Bishop of Southwark, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Reports

2 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Report on a statutory instrument: 
Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 (6th Report, HL Paper 31)

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Consumer Rights (Rail Passenger Service Exemption, Enforcement and Amendments) Order 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. (7th Report, HL Paper 32)

3 European Union 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Scrutinising Brexit: the role of Parliament (1st Report, HL Paper 33)

Children in crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU (2nd Report, HL Paper 34)

Report on 2015–16. (3rd Report, HL Paper 35)

Public Business

4 Universal Credit A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Lord Freud.

5 BBC: Royal Charter A question was asked by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

6 Housebuilding: target A question was asked by Lord Shipley and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

7 Council of the European Union: United Kingdom presidency A question was asked by Lord Cormack and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

8 Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Pubs Code (Fees, Costs and Financial Penalties) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Turkey Baroness Goldie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

11 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 115. Amendments 115, 117, 118, 120, 123 and 124, 127 and 128, 130 to 133, 136, 139, 151, 155, 157, 162, 163, 165, 166, 168, 169 and 170 to 173 were agreed to. The House resumed.

12 Carbon Budget Order 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

13 Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 126 be agreed to. Amendments 179, 181, 182 and 190 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 206 was agreed to.

15 Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 19–EN)

The House adjourned at 9.46pm until Wednesday 20 July at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Big Lottery Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

2 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009.

3 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order 2008.

4 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

5 Accounts for 2015–16 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953.

6 Accounts for 2015–16 of the Insolvency Services, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.

7 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(3) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Royal Mint Trading Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(4) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Met Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(5) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Companies House, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(6) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of HM Land Registry, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

8 Report for 2015–16 of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, laid under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004.

9 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of The Financial Reporting Council Limited, laid under the Companies Act 2006.

10 Report for 2015–16 of the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, laid under the Prison Act 1952.

11 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the National Portrait Gallery, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

12 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Geffrye Museum Trust, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

13 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of The National Archives, laid under the Public Records Act 1958.

14 Report and Accounts for the period 20 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, laid under the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980.

15 (1) Report for 2015–16 of the Office of the Complaints Commissioner

(2) The Financial Conduct Authority’s response to the Report for 2015–16 of the Office of the Complaints Commissioner

laid under the Financial Services Act 2012.

 

Prepared 19th July 2016