House of Lords Business

Contents

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relevant registered interest.

Bills marked § have been set down before the
expiry of the recommended minimum interval
between stages.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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)

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what stage or stages of the European Union exit negotiations the requirements of Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 will be fulfilled.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 13 September to enable the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

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.

†Policing and Crime Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Policing and Crime Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6
Schedule 1
Clauses 7 to 9
Schedule 2
Clauses 10 and 11
Schedule 3
Clauses 12 and 13
Schedule 4
Clauses 14 and 15
Schedule 5
Clauses 16 to 27
Schedule 6
Clause 28
Schedule 7
Clause 29
Schedule 8

Clauses 30 to 32
Schedule 9
Clauses 33 to 37
Schedules 10 and 11
Clauses 38 to 44
Schedule 12
Clause 45
Schedule 13
Clauses 46 to 50
Schedule 14
Clauses 51 to 107
Schedule 15
Clauses 108 to 137
Schedule 16
Clauses 138 to 151
Title.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Investigatory Powers Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that all teachers at academies and free schools are fully qualified. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 13 September at 2.30pm

Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist and 
†Baroness Chakrabarti 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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 7 September, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 9 September.

†Communications The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Lord Gilbert of Panteg be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Goldie, resigned.

†Licensing Act 2003 The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Baroness Eaton be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Hayward, resigned.

†Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

†§Finance Bill Second Reading [Lord O’Neill of Gatley]

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee The Draft Finance Bill 2016 (2nd Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 108).

†Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Freud to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 July be approved.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 8 September, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 12 September.

†Policing and Crime Bill Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they are taking to reduce the incidence of smoking-related diseases. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 9 September, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 13 September.

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)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision by the government of France to dismantle the refugee camp in Calais on children living in the camp. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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

Tuesday 11 October at 2.30pm

†Baroness Sugg and 
†Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice will be introduced.

Thursday 13 October at 11.00am

†Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate will be introduced.

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Third Reading

Tuesday 18 October at 2.30pm

†Baroness Bertin will be introduced.

Thursday 20 October at 11.00am

†Lord Fraser of Corriegarth and 
†Lord Caine will be introduced.

The lists of Motions for Balloted Debate and Questions for Short Debate will next be printed on 12 September.

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 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 6 September and due for answer by 20 September.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to inform people what their individual state pension age will be (1) directly using individual letters, and (2) indirectly such as through a national high-profile advertising campaign.   HL1584

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many letters the Department for Work and Pensions has received from Members of Parliament since May 2015 on behalf of women who have complained about the impact of an increase in their state pension age.   HL1585

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many workers earning below the personal tax threshold were paying into net-pay pension schemes in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, (4) 2013–14, (5) 2014–15, (6) 2015–16 and (7) 2016–17 to date.   HL1586

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of workers who earn under £11,000 a year and are contributing to net-pay pension schemes.   HL1587

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for Work and Pensions has taken to inform employers and pension scheme members of the implications for those on low pay of using a net-pay scheme rather than a relief-at-source scheme that adds the tax relief due. 
   HL1588

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of employers using net-pay pension schemes that are unaware that their workers who earn less than £11,000 a year are unable to receive the tax relief they could receive in a relief-at-source scheme. 
   HL1589

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government, ahead of the referendum in the entity of Republika Srpska on 25 September, what support they have given High Representative Valentin Inzko to enable him to exercise his mandate under the Dayton Peace Accord to uphold the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina.   HL1590

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the $6 billion of humanitarian aid pledged at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in February has been disbursed.   HL1591

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in February in implementing loans by multilateral development banks and bilateral donors to help vulnerable Syrians and host communities in the Middle East. 
   HL1592

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the refits of HMS Dauntless and HMS Lancaster will commence.   HL1593

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government which five Type 23 frigates will be replaced by the new light frigate, and what are the planned out-of-service dates for each.   HL1594

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the refit to RFA Diligence in 2013 to extend its life to 2020.   HL1595

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the refit to RFA Diligence in 2015.   HL1596

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether RFA Diligence has been fully manned since her refit in 2015.   HL1597

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many level 5 and level 6 Construction Industry Training Board Construction NVQ diplomas were awarded in (1) 2014, and (2) 2015.   HL1598

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Higher National Certificates were awarded for courses funded from the Skills Funding Agency’s further education and skills budget in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15; and how many of those certificates were in construction and the built environment.   HL1599

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Higher National Diplomas were awarded for courses funded from the Skills Funding Agency’s further education and skills budget in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15.   HL1600

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 3 August (HL1378), how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers for degree-awarding powers between 2013 and 2016 inclusive; and what is the current status of each application.   HL1601

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made of the risks to national security and to service personnel before publishing the names of soldiers and potential recruits online.   HL1602

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, and its role in Yemen, before announcing that the UK would continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia.   HL1603

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 October 2015 (HL Deb, col GC37), what progress has been made in establishing across the country a network of NHS practitioners interested in Lyme disease.   HL1604

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the costs of Larry the 10 Downing Street cat’s veterinary treatment in July were met by donations from staff, and whether they plan to refund those staff.   HL1605

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce criminal sanctions against social media companies and their managers in the UK who refuse to take down tweets, pages or other content supporting terrorism, hate crime or radical Islam.   HL1606

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what warnings they are giving to prospective UK visitors to the USA about the dangers of contracting Zika virus, and whether they will highlight the most dangerous areas in the USA.   HL1607

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that taxis are wheelchair accessible; and whether they plan to set a target for all taxi firms and hire car operators to have a minimum number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in their fleets by 2020.    HL1608

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL515), what progress has been made in assessing the detailed implications for the timetable and train performance on the East Coast Main Line of the decision to run 7.5 long distance trains per hour from 2021.   HL1609

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL516), what assessment they have made of the levels of punctuality and reliability of trains on the East Coast Main Line required to facilitate a proposal to integrate 24 trains per hour through the central core of Thameslink via Blackfriars.   HL1610

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL518), how many unplanned closures of the East Coast Main Line there were in August.   HL1611

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL402), when they expect to complete their estimate of the financial impact that the decision by the Office of Road and Rail to allow competition on the East Coast Main Line will have on the existing Virgin Trains East Coast franchise.   HL1612

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (HL783), whether they have now considered the judge’s remarks made during Taiwo v Olaigbe and another [2016] UKSC 31; if so, what is their assessment of them; and if not, when they plan to do so.   HL1613

Lord Hague of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the extent of (1) legal, and (2) illegal, sales of ivory in the UK.   HL1614

Lord Hague of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government  what steps they have taken to secure a total ban on ivory sales, and what discussions they have had with other countries about implementing such a ban.   HL1615

Lord Hague of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to close the domestic ivory market, including the market in ivory products, and what assessment they have made of the potential economic impact of that closure.   HL1616

Lord Hague of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has had with the government of the USA relating to the ban on commercial trade in African elephant ivory that came into effect in that country on 6 July.   HL1617

Lord Hague of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to implement the Elephant Protection Initiative since it was launched at the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in 2014.   HL1618

Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 5 September (HL Deb, col 849–50), what assessment they have made of the impact of immigration on wage rates and productivity in the UK.   HL1619

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the BBC Panorama programme broadcast on 5 September concerning safety and its management at Sellafield; whether they plan to take any remedial action in the light of that programme; and if so, what.   HL1620

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that regulations governing the exploitation on a significant scale of shale gas by fracking will be robust and will not permit an unacceptable level of self-regulation.   HL1621

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their plan to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity, in the light of the absence of the regulation of advertising and price promotions in that plan.   HL1622

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ensure that EU law relating to traffic will continue to be enforced when the UK leaves the EU.   HL1623

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatalities there were on the A55 in Wales in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2014 and (4) 2015.   HL1624

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many heavy goods vehicles were checked on the A55 in North Wales during 2015 for (1) weight offences, (2) drivers’ hours offences, (3) mechanical condition offences, and (4) speeding; and of those, how many vehicles, or their drivers, received an immediate prohibition, and how many vehicles were registered outside the UK.   HL1625

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government why in some areas doctors will not prescribe the blood testing strips for use in devices intended to help control blood glucose levels. 
   HL1626

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government why it is not possible to get a device which keeps track of a diabetic’s blood glucose levels for up to eight hours, or continuously, on the NHS.   HL1627

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for patients who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, mental health problems or other illnesses, to go into schools to talk to children about those conditions, to give them a better understanding of the nature of those illnesses.   HL1628

Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen ties, and build a partnership, with Egypt to fight terrorism and promote peace and British interests in the region.   HL1629

Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the Egyptian economy and tourism industry of their continued advice against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh.   HL1630

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the Ernst & Young study on the employment landscape for young people in the UK that there are significant variations in youth unemployment rates across different regions of the UK. 
   HL1631

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that has identified an 18 per cent gap between men’s and women’s earnings.   HL1632

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact of Brexit on workers’ pensions.   HL1633

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help young people who are concerned about their debts from student loans and mortgages.   HL1634

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of higher stamp duty costs on activity in London’s housing market throughout 2016.   HL1635

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the nature of the agreement between Morocco and the EU; and in particular whether Morocco has access to the European single market.
   HL1636

Lord Skelmersdale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish an affirmative order to amend the law on public footpaths.   HL1637

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the continued demolition of Palestinian homes.   HL1638

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in response to the concern expressed by the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance and Development Aid in the occupied Palestinian territory about the declining health of Bilal Kayid.   HL1639

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for ending the siege of Gaza in the light of the new data released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirming that Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip tightened during July and the warning from the UN that Gaza will be uninhabitable by 2020.   HL1640

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take in the light of the call by the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for international support to improve the living conditions of those living in Gaza and to lift the blockade.   HL1641

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel in the light of the concern expressed by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine about the death of a refugee and the high number of civilian injuries from live ammunition on 16 August during an Israeli military incursion into Fawwar refugee camp.   HL1642

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel following reports that Israeli forces prevented an ambulance from taking an injured person from Fawwar refugee camp on 16 August.   HL1643

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the emerging findings of the Local Government Association’s Housing Commission report Building our Homes: communities and the future.   HL1644

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of extending the council tax referendum provisions introduced by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 to include levying bodies such as Internal Drainage Boards on (1) the ability of local authorities to raise revenue through council tax or the delivery of their statutory functions, and (2) the ability of Internal Drainage Boards to deliver flood defence and land drainage activities. 
   HL1645

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

   

Finance

Government

13 September

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

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [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

7 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

14 September

Waiting for Report

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

13 September

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

8th Report

 

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

   

Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

 

13 September

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.

Wednesday 7 September

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

European Union

Energy and Environment 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

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

Monday 12 September

   

European Union

Select Committee

3.00pm

Tuesday 13 September

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

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

Tuesday 11 October

   

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 6 September 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

1 Viscountcy of Chetwynd and Barony of Rathdowne in the Peerage of Ireland The Lord Chancellor reported that Adam Douglas Chetwynd had established his claim to the Viscountcy of Chetwynd and the Barony of Rathdowne in the Peerage of Ireland.

Select Committee Report

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to the Royal Parks) Order 2016. (8th Report, HL Paper 42)

Private Business

3 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The following petitions against the bill were withdrawn:

Gilbert M Nockles and Sally A Nockles (No. 168) 
Russell K Grant and Nadine Hobson (No. 288) 
Penelope F Jones (No. 623) 
Transport for London (No. 750) and 
The Mayor of London on behalf of the Greater London Authority (No. 805).

Public Business

4 Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

5 Calais and Dunkirk: children A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Climate change: fracking A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

7 Southern Rail A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

8 Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) Bill [HL] Lord Desai presented a bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 59)

9 Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendment 2 was agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 60)

10 Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 29 June be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

11 Equality Act 2010 and Disability (Committee Report) Baroness Deech moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 117). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Finance Bill A bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be published. (HL Bill 61)

The House adjourned at 7.52pm until Wednesday 7 September 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.

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 7 July, was withdrawn:

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

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Education (Designated Institutions) (England) (No. 3) Order 2016, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988.   (869)

2 Port of Tyne Harbour Revision Order 2016, laid under the Harbours Act 1964.   (877)

 

Prepared 6th September 2016