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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in securing the release from Iran of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter; and what assessment they have made of the detention and execution of dual nationals in Iran.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to speed up the reuniting of refugee children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk with their families in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ensure that the three tests set out by the Committee on Climate Change with regard to shale gas exploitation by fracking are met before any fracking work proceeds, and if so, how.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the granting of additional funds, what further steps they will take to ensure a better service for all customers of Southern Rail.

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.

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).

Future Business 

Wednesday 7 September at 3.00pm

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used to select universities for the pilot study on student visas announced on 25 July.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that independent schools are fully involved in the development of improved arrangements for teacher training.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the detention and removal from office of judicial personnel in Turkey.

†*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will address the position of the refugee children in the Calais camps who are eligible to come to Britain.

†Investigatory Powers Bill Committee (day 5) [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 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

*Lord Rana to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Brexit on the future of the Belfast Agreement.

*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to address the gap between the remuneration of senior executives and their employees.

*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they provide to United Kingdom financial institutions regarding the provision of bailout funds to the government of Zimbabwe.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 6 September.

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.

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.

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 July be approved.

Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016 Lord Freud to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 July be approved.

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.

Monday 12 September at 2.30pm

†Baroness Vere of Norbiton and 
†Lord Gadhia will be introduced.

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to determine accurately immigration into the United Kingdom.

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the People’s Republic of China following the decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in favour of the Philippines in its dispute with China over territorial claims in the South China Sea.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will respond to the unpublished report on the effectiveness of the Troubled Families programme.

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend electoral legislation as a result of the report of Sir Eric Pickles’ review into electoral fraud.

Tuesday 13 September at 2.30pm

†Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist will be introduced.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the role of the RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Team at future Farnborough airshows so that they continue to perform aerobatics rather than just a flypast.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Pension Protection Fund will be able to meet its obligations to pensioners.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements will be in place for the repair of naval warships at sea following the proposed sale of RFA Diligence.

Wednesday 14 September at 3.00pm

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in their negotiations to leave the European Union, they will seek to preserve the United Kingdom’s membership of the single market.

*Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government why their report Action Against Hate: The UK Government’s plan for tackling hate crime, published in July 2016, does not report on the incidence of hate crimes against non-Abrahamic faith communities.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the nature of their collaboration with France Terre d’Asile (FTDA), with respect to refugees in the Calais "Jungle" camp, and what assessment they have made of FTDA’s effectiveness.

Thursday 15 September at 11.00am

†Lord McInnes of Kilwinning and 
†Baroness Couttie will be introduced.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reverse the decline in home ownership.

*Lord Wallace of Tankerness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ministers and officials of the Scottish Government regarding the implications of the referendum vote to leave the European Union, since the Prime Minister’s visit to Edinburgh on 15 July.

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts have been made in the UN Security Council to secure a ceasefire by all forces in and around Aleppo in Syria in order to facilitate urgent humanitarian aid, particularly to injured children.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 September.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Founder, Chairman Trustee, Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Memorial Foundation

Thursday 13 October at 11.00am

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Third Reading

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

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market (10th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 129). 20 April 2016

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Responding to price volatility: creating a more resilient agricultural sector (15th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 146). 16 May 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

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Children in crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU (2nd Report, HL Paper 34). 26 July 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.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move to resolve that the draft BBC Royal Charter should be laid before this House for debate, and that the BBC Royal Charter should not be granted until this House has debated on and approved the draft BBC Royal Charter.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Baroness Randerson to move that this House regrets that by extending the exemptions for railways from the provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the draft Consumer Rights (Rail Passenger Service Exemption, Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016 will have an adverse impact on the rights of passengers to compensation for delayed and cancelled trains. 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beith to move that this House regrets that the Government have pursued the draft Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016, in the light of the current uncertainty of their policy on elected mayors and devolution. 7th Report 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)

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)

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 strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports and inward investment. (18 May: amended 1 September)

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)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that Clinical Commissioners respect the undertakings made in Our Commitments to you for end of life care: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care. (1 September)

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to ministers of the Crown and senior civil servants following their commitment to work with local government as the United Kingdom negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union. (1 September)

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the maximum stake for Category B2 gaming machines. (5 September)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 5 September and due for answer by 19 September.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any military equipment exported from the UK to India is being used against the civilians of Kashmir.
   HL1452

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that any civil or military co-operation between the UK and the government of India does not contribute to human rights abuses in Kashmir.   HL1453

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that effective pressure is brought to bear on local government organisations in Jammu and Kashmir to expedite arrangements to treat civilians reportedly injured or hospitalised in violence in the state during July and August.   HL1454

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with local government organisations in Jammu and Kashmir about the unmarked graves in north Kashmir where civilians or combatants were buried between 2006 and 2009.   HL1455

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of India encouraging it to (1) ratify the UN Convention against  Torture and its optional protocols; and (2) permit a visit  to India, including Jammu and Kashmir, by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.   HL1456

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of India about allowing a delegation of members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir for a  fact-finding visit to Jammu and Kashmir in the immediate future.   HL1457

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of women who are in hardship as a result of the decision to change women’s state pension age.   HL1458

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women born in the 1950s received Automated Pension Forecasts in the years 2003 to 2006, and of those, how many were also sent the official PM6 leaflet Pensions for Women – Your Guide.   HL1459

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of men now aged between 58 and 62 inclusive who are aware that they will not receive their state pension when they reach their 65th birthday.   HL1460

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the number of women now aged between 58 and 62 inclusive who are aware of their correct state pension age.
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many letters they have written to (1) women, and (2) men, to inform them of changes to their state pension age; of those letters sent out, how many were returned undelivered; and when letters were returned undelivered, what efforts they then made to contact those individuals.   HL1462

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the number of women who were unaware in (1) 2011, (2) 2012 and (3) 2013, that the Pensions Act 1995 had changed their state pension age from 60.   HL1463

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis they decided to open an office in Raleigh, North Carolina.   HL1464

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what locations they considered for their new offices in the USA focused on international trade.   HL1465

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 1 August (HL1311), what progress has been made so far in relation to the consultation on the future of Sure Start; whether they intend to publish the result of that consultation; and if so, when.   HL1466

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received an evaluation of the Troubled Families programme from the consultancy firm Ecorys; when they received that evaluation; whether they plan to publish it; and if so when.   HL1467

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish the report they received in December 2015 from the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal Weapons on the use of less-lethal weapons such as tasers; and if not, why not.   HL1468

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much tax has accrued to the Exchequer from the reported removal of £6.1 billion from pension funds since the new pensions flexibility rules were introduced, and how much they estimate will accrue by 2020.   HL1469

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total cost, by 2020, of the discounts available under the starter homes scheme created by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.   HL1470

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total untaxed capital gains that will accrue to the beneficiaries of the starter homes scheme by 2020, taking into account the discount and any anticipated rise in house values.   HL1471

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have given the rail industry an exemption that allows that industry a year longer than the aviation industry to comply with the provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in respect of compensation for delays or cancellations to services; and whether they plan to extend that exemption to providers of bus and coach services.   HL1472

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether consultants working for HS2 Ltd will be prevented from participating in any tender for main contractor roles in the design and delivery of HS2 in order to avoid any conflict of interest and to ensure a fair tender process.   HL1473

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the station to be built at Euston in accordance with Additional Provision 3 to the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill will be designed in such a way that Regulation 3 of the Fire Precautions (Sub-surface Railway Stations) (England) Regulations 2009 applies.   HL1474

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why citizens of the Irish Republic resident in the UK were allowed to vote in the referendum on 23 June when passport holders from other EU countries resident in the UK were not.   HL1475

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce queuing by motor vehicles for Dover ferries in summer peak periods.   HL1476

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what aspects of the Hinckley Point project could not have been fully considered in advance of EDF agreeing to proceed with the contract.   HL1477

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the trend of investment in the British economy since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.   HL1478

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the law governing cyclists is effectively enforced.   HL1479

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics, and of Wales in the European Football Championship, whether they will review the effectiveness of the governance of English football.   HL1480

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide sanitary products to women sleeping rough.   HL1481

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost per student to the public purse of providing bachelor-level education in dental surgery.   HL1482

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost to the public purse of providing a foundation training place for a dental graduate.   HL1483

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to eradicate the presence of asbestos on school sites in England and Wales.   HL1484

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have been transferred to the UK under the terms of the Immigration Act 2016 from (1) France, (2) Italy, and (3) Greece.   HL1485

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child refugees have been transferred to the UK because they had an existing family connection in the UK from (1) France, (2) Greece, and (3) Italy, in (a) 2015, and (b) 2016 to date.   HL1486

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the costs of road traffic accidents associated with alcohol to (1) the NHS, (2) the emergency services, (3) the police, (4) the justice system, (5) the benefits system, and (6) individual victims.   HL1487

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last meeting of the Public Health Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network was held, what actions have been taken since that meeting, and when the next meeting is scheduled to take place.   HL1488

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide guidance to Clinical Commissioning Groups on working with charities to provide comprehensive palliative care services for patients of all ages; and if so, when.   HL1489

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the guidance issued under the Building Regulations 2010, in particular that guidance relating to fire safety.
   HL1490

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many domestic fire deaths were recorded in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, and (3) 2015.   HL1491

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) domestic fires, and (2) fires in industrial and commercial buildings, were recorded in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, and (c) 2015; and what estimate they have made of the direct and indirect economic and environmental costs of those fires.   HL1492

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Locarno Group was last convened.   HL1493

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Saudi-led coalition regarding attacks on medical facilities in Yemen, and what their policy is on that issue.
   HL1494

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they plan to give to the Commission on Rakhine State led by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.   HL1495

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 November 2015 (HL3593), whether it is their policy to continue the UK-Germany Initiative on Bosnia and Herzegovina.   HL1496

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the security and political stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the planned referendum in the entity of Republika Sprska on 25 September.   HL1497

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking ahead of the EU General Affairs Council on 20 September to engage their EU counterparts on the issue of imposing restrictive measures on individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina who oppose those who will administer or facilitate the referendum on 25 September.   HL1498

Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the remarks by the Minister for Universities and Science that it would be "business as usual" for EU funding committees until the UK leaves the EU, why there have been delays in communicating the outcomes of funding decisions since the referendum; and what steps they are taking to ensure that there are sufficient staff and resources available promptly to process and decide on applications for EU funding to ensure that those funds reach projects.   HL1499

Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the remarks by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that "structural and investment funds projects signed before the Autumn Statement and Horizon research funding granted before we leave the EU will be guaranteed by the Treasury after we leave", what steps they are taking to ensure that there will be adequate staff resources in government departments to handle EU funding applications promptly in the months up to that Statement.   HL1500

Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that "structural and investment funds projects signed before the Autumn Statement and Horizon research funding granted before we leave the EU will be guaranteed by the Treasury after we leave", whether they intend to publish the number and value of contracts signed for each funding stream approved between the Chancellor’s announcement and the Autumn Statement.   HL1501

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to respond to the Constitution Committee’s report, Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom, published on 27 March 2015.   HL1502

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 25 July (HL1110), whether they are at variance with the government of the Republic of Cyprus regarding its unilateral call for an end to current trade and economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU; and what assessment they have made of whether that call casts doubts on the Republic of Cyprus’ sincerity and dependability in other areas of common interest, including the Talks Process.   HL1503

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of rural crime on farmers and other rural businesses.   HL1504

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the remarks regarding litigation over the Balfour Declaration made by the Foreign Affairs Minister and the President of the Palestinian Authority, what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority regarding a return to direct negotiations without preconditions between it and the government of Israel.   HL1505

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the remarks made by the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian Authority calling for legal action against the UK over the Balfour Declaration, what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority regarding the delegitimising of the State of Israel.   HL1506

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 19 July (HL1204), whether they will now list the competent courts that can recognise genocide.   HL1507

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect on relations between the UK and Turkey of the closure of media outlets in Turkey following the attempted coup of 15 July.   HL1508

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect on UK-Turkish financial services transactions of the reported collection by the Turkish government of client research carried out by Turkish brokerage houses following the attempted coup of 15 July.   HL1509

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for inward investment in Turkey by UK companies and financial institutions of the attempted coup of 15 July.
   HL1510

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 7 April (HL7296), whether alcohol can be sold or consumed on the premises of Richmond House, Wellington House and 22-26 Whitehall.   HL1511

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to publish the Short Term Holding Facility Rules and the statutory guidance governing such facilities following the most recent consultation on those rules, which ended on 14 April.   HL1512

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have been accepted into the UK since the passing of the Immigration Act 2016.   HL1513

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that their pledge to accept 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020 is honoured.   HL1514

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many migrants have been rescued by British ships because they have found themselves in difficulty crossing the Mediterranean or Adriatic seas.   HL1515

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their total expenditure on military action in Syria and Iraq.   HL1516

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding is given annually by the UK to assist refugee projects in the Middle East.   HL1517

The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the publication of the review of Islamist extremism in prisons and the probation and youth justice services, in what ways they plan to change the vetting of prison chaplains and build on existing good practice, including vetting to counter-terrorism level.   HL1518

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish the NHS England Research and Development plan for 2016–17; if so, when, and if not, why not.   HL1519

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review their policy of freezing state pensions of British citizens residing in overseas countries, where there is no existing reciprocal social security arrangement in place.   HL1520

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to negotiate extending reciprocal social security arrangements to overseas countries so as to facilitate an annual increase in the state pension for British citizens who retire to those countries.   HL1521

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the average annual cost or saving to the public purse when a British citizen chooses to retire abroad rather than remain in the UK, assuming a continuing increase in the state pension.   HL1522

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that regular updates of the list of Tier 4 visa sponsors are published when sponsors are found not to be compliant with government requirements.   HL1523

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the meaning of the acronym GMT from Greenwich Mean Time to Greenwich Meridian Time.   HL1524

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to identify accurately the GPS Prime Meridian with a corresponding marker at the correct location in Greenwich Park.   HL1525

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the use of British Summer Time, and what assessment they have made of the possible impact of maintaining BST throughout the year.   HL1526

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were (1) the core, and (2) the non-core, contributions made by the Department for International Development to (a) the United Nations Population Fund, (b) UNICEF, (c) the World Health Organization, (d) the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, (e) UN Women, (f) The Global Fund, (g) the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and (h) Women and Children First (UK), in (i) 2014–15, and (ii) 2015–16.
   HL1527

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Ascent Flight Training charges the Ministry of Defence to train a fast jet pilot to the point where they are ready to move on to the Operational Conversion Unit of their chosen aircraft.   HL1528

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fixed-wing jet trainees are projected to graduate from the Ascent Flight Training programme between 2016 and 2019; and when the programme is due to be fully up and running.   HL1529

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Ascent Flight Training has been fined for failing to deliver an adequate service since it signed the 25-year contract with the Ministry of Defence.   HL1530

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan HMS Ambush to be fully operational.   HL1531

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned out-of-service date for HMS Ocean, and how her landing platform helicopter capabilities will be provided prior to the entry into service of HMS Prince of Wales.   HL1532

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the planned in-service dates for the offshore patrol vessels presently on order or planned; and how much each vessel will cost.
   HL1533

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students, broken down by region of domicile, were enrolled for higher education qualifications at further education colleges in England in the academic year 2014–15.   HL1534

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government in (1) 2011–12, (2) 2012–13, (3) 2013–14, and (4) 2014–15, how many of the "level 4+" qualifications (a) started, and (b) achieved, by adults participating in Government-funded adult further education and listed in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills statistical first releases on further education and skills were at (i) level 4, (ii) level 5, and (iii) level 6+.   HL1535

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to adults gaining qualifications under the Government-funded education and training budget in 2014–15, how many of the 86,700 gaining a "full level 3" obtained (1) A levels, (2) applied academic awards such as BTEC diplomas, and (3) a full level 3 occupational or technical award.   HL1536

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the tuition fee loans made by the Student Loans Company in (1) 2014–15, and (2) 2015–16, were for awards at a level below a full bachelors degree, such as foundation degrees, higher national diplomas, and other awards at level 5.   HL1537

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students (1) completed, and (2) commenced, a foundation degree in (a) 2013–14, and (b) 2014–15.   HL1538

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the students who commenced a foundation degree in 2013–14 did so at (1) a university, (2) a further education college, or (3) an alternative provider.   HL1539

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of violence against Dalits and minorities in India, and what discussions they have had with the government of India about that issue.   HL1540

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of India’s National Crime Records Bureau that, in a three-year period there was an almost 40 per cent increase of crime against Dalits throughout India; that in 2015, in Gujarat, there was a 163.3 per cent increase in crime against Dalits; and that sexual assaults against women and rape are listed as the top crimes against scheduled castes.   HL1541

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Joint Statement of UK anti-caste organisations submitted on 18 August to the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, the United National Human Rights Commissioner and the UN Secretary General, and whether they will press for those British organisations that submitted the Joint Statement to be given the opportunity to express their concerns to the United Nations office in Geneva and to report on the condition of Dalits and minorities in India.   HL1542

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on 5 September.   HL1543

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on 5 September, the UN Security Council will be convened to consider the implications of that launch and an international response.   HL1544

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether applicants suffering from Fibromyalgia are refused benefits because the condition is not recognised as sufficiently serious to cause disability.
   HL1545

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the government of the Irish Republic on the future funding of the six cross-border bodies established following the Belfast Agreement of 1998, in the light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.   HL1546

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will guarantee to fund the remaining period of Peace IV in the event that the UK leaves the EU before the conclusion of that fund in 2020.
   HL1547

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Royal Navy’s Type 45 fleet will be fully operational after modifications to their electrical propulsion systems.   HL1548

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether train operating companies are required to offer the cheapest relevant ticket to passengers at ticket offices, on websites and from ticket machines; and if so, what action they are taking to make sure that this happens in all cases.   HL1549

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether train operating companies (TOCs) are required to make available split ticketing options when they are cheaper for a journey than the purchase of a single ticket; if so, what action they are taking to make sure that this happens in all cases; and if not, whether they will recommend it to the TOCs.   HL1550

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects are currently included under the Northern Powerhouse label.   HL1551

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue to include the current requirements for cross compliance within continuing farm payments up to 2020 following the UK leaving the EU including (1) the protection of watercourses and groundwater, (2) public rights of way and boundaries, (3) soil protection standards, (4) standards of animal husbandry and welfare, and (5) the use of plant protection products.   HL1552

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the date most recently set for the declassification and release to the National Archives of the papers relating to Lord Denning’s Report on the Profumo affair, published in 1963 (Cmnd 2152).   HL1553

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many youth centres have been closed since 2010 and what assessment they have made of the impact of those closures on young people.   HL1554

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many youth service staff posts have been removed since 2010 and what assessment have they made of the affect of the reduced provision for young people.   HL1555

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what purpose is served by the National Citizen Service; who benefits from its provision; and what diversity data is available relating to that service.
   HL1556

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals have been tasered by the police in England since 2012 and what protected diversity characteristics applied to each individual.
   HL1557

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of bed-blocking in NHS hospitals in each of the past three years and what plans they have to invest in social care services to reduce those costs.   HL1558

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to undertake a consultation with farmers and farmers’ organisations on any proposal to release lynx into Kielder Forest in Northumberland.   HL1559

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future of the European Health Insurance Card in the light of the EU referendum result.   HL1560

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 2 December 2014 (HL2982) about young offender institutions, what progress has been made in providing more than 12 hours a week of purposeful activity since new education contracts came into operation in spring 2015.   HL1561

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 25 July (HL1340), what assessment they have made of the relative clinical benefits of the drug lenvatinib as opposed to sorafenib.   HL1562

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Department of Health referred lenvatinib to NICE for a full technology appraisal.   HL1563

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 25 July (HL1340), what date has been agreed by NICE for a full technology appraisal of lenvatinib.   HL1564

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect lenvatinib to be available on the NHS for patients with radioiodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer.   HL1565

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to put in place to ensure that patients with radioiodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer can receive all effective clinical treatments currently available through EU authorisation.   HL1566

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are employed full-time and part-time by NHS England as (1) audiologists, (2) cardiac physiologists, (3) gastro-intestinal physiologists, (4) neurophysiologists, (5) respiratory physiologists, and (6) sleep physiologists.
   HL1567

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients were treated for hepatitis C and what were the actual or estimated costs of such treatment in each of the years 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17.   HL1568

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the additional £1.25 billion made available in the March 2015 budget for child and adolescent services (1) was actually spent, and (2) was spent in addition to 2014–15 spending levels.   HL1569

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group has diverted finance intended for mental health services to reduce financial shortfalls in the acute sector.   HL1570

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the Basildon Clinical Commissioning Group spending less than the national average on mental health services, according to NHS Benchmarking figures.   HL1571

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group in ensuring that mental health services are adequately funded.   HL1572

Lord Jopling to ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Statement on 21 July (HLWS128), what discussion she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the light of that Department’s position as the Department having the worst record in answering Questions for Written Answer within 10 working days, and whether the Secretary of State intends to make a Written Statement to explain what steps have been taken within that Department to match the overall record of government departments in answering 93 per cent of Written Question within 10 working days.   HL1573

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June (HL500) whether they intend to publish in the Official Record a summary of the findings of the lessons learnt review of the 83 per cent escalation of costs for the recent improvements to the A1 road close to Gamston Airport, and what steps they have taken to reduce the risk of similar occurrences.   HL1574

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants, and of what rank, work in EU units or sub-departments within all UK Government ministerial departments.   HL1575

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the letter to the Times of 17 August by doctors of the Federation of Specialist Hospitals suggesting that some EU doctors will leave the UK, and the statement on the same day by the Royal College of Surgeons that EU doctors are three times more likely than other foreign doctors to face disciplinary action for inadequate command of English and that patients lives are being put at risk, what plans they have to advertise for doctors in Canada, Australia and New Zealand and other fluent English speaking countries.   HL1576

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance the MoD will give to serving and ex-service personnel to sue Public Interest Lawyers and their individual partners for the stress caused by pursuing compensation claims.   HL1577

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Offender Management Service plan to adopt a regime based on isolation and solitary confinement for all those Muslim prisoners who are assessed as posing a risk of encouraging Islamic radicalisation whilst in prison.   HL1578

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures of how many British Islamists who have fought in Iraq or Syria for Islamic State (1) are believed still to be in those countries, and (2) have returned to the UK; of those who are known to have returned how many (a) have been prosecuted, (b) have received "de-radicalisation" treatment, and (c) had no action taken against them.    HL1579

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish details of the Islamist de-radicalisation treatment and of the organisations that deliver it.   HL1580

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity, in what practical ways they intend to increase physical activity amongst children to reduce obesity.   HL1581

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Olympic Games in Rio, and the potential adverse impact on funding for elite athletes of Brexit, what steps they will take to ensure proper funding for such athletes to support their successful participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.   HL1582

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Olympic Games in Rio, what steps they will take to encourage greater participation in sport in the UK, in particular among women and ethnic minorities.   HL1583

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

19 July (2 August)

HL1338 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

20 July (3 August)

HL1379 Lord Lexden [MoJ]

21 July (4 August)

HL1440 Lord Storey [DfE]

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

[DfE] 2

[MoJ] 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

 

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

6 September

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Investigatory Powers

Government

7 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

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

13 October

Sent to the Commons

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

   

Draft Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to the Royal Parks) Order 2016

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies, Core Activities, Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

6 September

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016

 

8 September

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

7th Report

 

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

7th Report

 

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

 

8 September

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

   

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

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Tuesday 6 September

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Select Committee

3.00pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 7 September

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Thursday 8 September

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Tuesday 13 September

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.10am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 14 September

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

10.00am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 5 September 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

1 Deaths of Lords The Lord Speaker informed the House that the following members of the House had died:

Lord Goff of Chieveley on 14 August 2016 
Lord Rix on 20 August 2016.

2 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 31 July 2016 of Baroness Sharp of Guildford under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

3 Tributes Tributes were paid to Baroness D’Souza and Lord Laming.

4 Leave of Absence The leave of absence granted to the following members of the House was ended:

Lord Bates 
The Duke of Norfolk 
Lord Wade of Chorlton

5 Earldom of Morton in the Peerage of Scotland The Lord Chancellor reported that John Stewart Sholto Douglas had established his claim to the Earldom of Morton in the Peerage of Scotland. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Morton on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Select Committee Report

6 Palace of Westminster 
The Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 41)

Private Business

7 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Chairman of Committees, on behalf of the Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee, reported that Standing Order 101 (Limit of time for presenting petition against bill) ought to be dispensed with in order to permit Ambrosetti (UK) Limited, who have petitioned for the right to present a late petition against the Bill, to present a petition in their own name, subject to their withdrawal from their joint petition No. 356. The report was agreed to.

8 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Ambrosetti (UK) Limited gave notice of their withdrawal from the petition of Ramac Holdings (Trading) Ltd, Ramac Holdings Ltd and Ambrosetti (UK) Limited (No. 356).

9 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Standing Order 101 having been dispensed with, the petition of Ambrosetti (UK) Limited (No. 828) praying to be heard against the Bill was deposited on 5 September 2016.

Public Business

10 Betting shops: serious crime A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

11 Economy: productivity A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord O’Neill of Gatley.

12 Airports: London A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

13 Schools: drama A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Lord Nash.

14 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 191. Amendment 192 was agreed to. The House resumed.

15 Yemen: breaches of international humanitarian law Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

16 Exiting the European Union Lord Bridges of Headley repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

17 Junior doctors: industrial action Lord Prior of Brampton repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

18 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee beginning with amendment 193. Amendment 193 was agreed to. The House resumed after clause 220 was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

19 Health: HIV infection A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and, after debate, answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

The House adjourned at 8.43pm until Tuesday 6 September at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Papers Withdrawn

The following papers, laid before the House on the dates shown, were withdrawn:

1 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
   (4 July)

2 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (12 July)

Command Papers

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

1 Terrorism-Report of the Bulk Powers Review. (19 August)   (9326)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016, originally laid on 4 July. (26 July)   (-)

3 Explanatory Memorandum (Supplementary)-Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum to the School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, originally laid on 25 February. (31 August)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative Instruments

   

Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016, laid under the Land Compensation Act 1973.

789

22 July

Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Education Act 1996.

792

22 July

(1) Childcare Payments (Eligibility) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

  793

22 July

(2) Childcare Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016

  796

22 July

laid under the Childcare Payments Act 2014.

   

Police (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Police Act 1996.

798

25 July

Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016, laid under the Education Act 1996.

808

27 July

Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2016, laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986.

814

29 July

Suspension Appeals (Churchwardens etc.) Rules 2016, laid under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991.

816

29 July

Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendation Power) (Pilot) (Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2016, laid under the Children and Families Act 2014.

822

1 August

(1) Harbour Directions (Designation of Harbour Authorities) Order 2016

  820

5 August

(2) Harbour Directions (Designation of Harbour Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2016

  821

5 August

laid under the Harbours Act 1964.

   

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2016, laid under the Education Act 2002.

831

8 August

(1) National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries (Incorporation) Order 2016

  833

8 August

(2) National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries (Government) Regulations 2016

  834

8 August

laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

   

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

838

10 August

Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) (No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

841

16 August

Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2016, laid under the Immigration Act 2016.

847

22 August

Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules 2016, laid under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991.

848

25 August

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2016, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.    (867)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2015–16 of Research and Development Work relating to Assistive Technology, laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

2 (1) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

 

Prepared 5th September 2016