House of Lords Business

Thursday 8 September 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 64 (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.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Viscount Hanworth to 2 hours.

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)

Future Business 

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.

†Investigatory Powers Bill Committee (day 6) [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 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 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)

The following two items are expected to be debated together:

§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)
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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.

Motion for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 15 September for debate on 13 October. Time limit 2½ hours

The Earl of Sandwich to move that this House takes note of the role of Parliament in debating and approving the United Kingdom’s negotiating position with the European Union at an early date and in advance of triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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

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. (18 May: amended 1 and 7 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 7 September and due for answer by 21 September.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the timing proposed by the Office of Road and Rail on opening all main Inter City Railway lines to an open-access competition, in the light of the fact that there is no financial measurement of the consequences of such a competition on the East Coast Main Line including the impact on the existing Virgin Trains East Coast franchise.   HL1646

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent research findings that magnetite, derived from pollution, can damage the brain, what further research they are funding into the health risks of air pollution.   HL1647

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recently introduced air quality action plans will require local authorities to take into account the latest research showing that air pollution particles can enter the nervous system and the brain.   HL1648

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, when designating the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones, whether they will take into account the Wildlife and Countryside Link’s Marine Charter, and in particular its call to address current gaps in Marine Protected Areas, stem the decline in marine habitats, and recover those that are damaged.   HL1649

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the proposed ban on microbeads in cosmetics, whether they are considering an outright ban on their use in all other domestic products.   HL1650

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cyclists were fined or issued with fixed penalty notices for (1) summary offences, or (2) more serious offences, in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, (3) 2012–13, (4) 2013–14, (5) 2014–15, and (6) 2015–16.   HL1651

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce incidents of cyclists mounting and cycling on pavements.   HL1652

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the rights of British citizens living in the EU set out in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.   HL1653

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding the Department for International Development is making available for family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights this year.   HL1654

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding the Department for International Development will make available to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights organisations this year.   HL1655

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to accelerate the rate of progress toward the Family Planning 2020 goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use modern methods of family planning by 2020.   HL1656

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support women and girls around the world to access universal family planning and sexual and reproductive health services as agreed at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015.   HL1657

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of work-related stress and mental ill-health were reported by teaching assistants and school support staff in (1) 2009–10, (2) 2010–11, (3) 2011–12, (4) 2012–13, (5) 2013–14, (6) 2014–15, and (7) 2015–16.   HL1658

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what regional variations arose in the reporting of cases of work-related stress and mental ill-health by teaching assistants and school support staff in (1) 2009–10, (2) 2010–11, (3) 2011–12, (4) 2012–13, (5) 2013–14, (6) 2014–15, and (7) 2015–16; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for those variations.   HL1659

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims for Statutory Sick Pay were made by teaching assistants and school support staff due to work-related stress and mental ill-health in (1) 2009–10, (2) 2010–11, (3) 2011–12, (4) 2012–13, (5) 2013–14, (6) 2014–15, and (7) 2015–16.   HL1660

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of absence as a result of work-related violence were reported by teaching assistants and school support staff in (1) 2009–10, (2) 2010–11, (3) 2011–12, (4) 2012–13, (5) 2013–14, (6) 2014–15, and (7) 2015–16. 
   HL1661

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the response by Navy Command Headquarters to a member of the public on 12 February, what new studies in the Ministry of Defence have superseded the statement made in that response that the operational capabilities of both Diligence, as the operational maintenance and repair ship, and Argus, as the primary casualty receiving facility with aviation training capability, are "invaluable to the support of the Royal Navy". 
   HL1662

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish details of how the apprenticeship levy will affect employers in the devolved UK nations.   HL1663

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government when employers in the devolved UK nations will start to pay the apprenticeship levy; and how funds raised from that levy will be made available to promote apprenticeships in the devolved nations.   HL1664

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests have been received from local authorities in the last three years for permission to sell land at undervalue under section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972; and whether those requests were granted or refused.   HL1665

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much public land held by central government departments and their agencies has been disposed of for house building since 2012, broken down by department.   HL1666

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the target date for the 73 councils across England to complete their brownfield registers.   HL1667

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities (1) have applied for Secretary of State consent for discretionary landlord licensing schemes since new rules were introduced in 2015, and (2) have applications pending.   HL1668

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what form the consultation on section 9(5) of the Equality Act 2010 on caste-based discrimination will take; how they will formulate the questions to be addressed in the consultations; and whether that consultation will be on how section 9(5) can best be brought into effect or on whether it should be brought into effect.   HL1669

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of South Sudan following reports of attacks on aid workers at the Terrain hotel in Juba in July; and what action they plan to take alongside the USA to investigate the reported crimes committed.   HL1670

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have evaluated the efficacy of the emergency response of foreign embassies to the reported attacks on aid workers at the Terrain hotel in Juba in July.   HL1671

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reported attacks on aid workers in Juba in July on (1) the longer-term presence of UK non-governmental organisations in South Sudan, and (2) the UK’s future relations with the government of South Sudan.   HL1672

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Russian gas is directly imported into the UK; and what percentage of overall national gas consumption that represents.   HL1673

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 6 September (HL Deb, col 936), and in the light of the release of the Montazeri audiotape regarding the massacres in Iran in 1988, whether it is still their position that there is little corroborated evidence of such a massacre taking place.   HL1674

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia about the treatment of political detainees in that country.   HL1675

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what breaches of international humanitarian law in conflict situations constitute grounds for the revocation of arms export licences.
   HL1676

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new cases of Lyme disease have been diagnosed in each year since 2010; whether those figures are higher than the official forecasts of such cases; and if so, what action they are taking to raise awareness of Lyme disease. 
   HL1677

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force each have the manpower to meet their current operational commitments; and what capacity each service has to meet additional commitments if required.   HL1678

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the government of the USA has made representations to them about the manpower reductions in the British army.   HL1679

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to assist with the formulation of a regional strategy and regional coordination to prevent IS fighters relocating from Libya to Tunisia and Egypt following the military operation in Libya to recapture Sirte.   HL1680

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide details of the de-radicalisation programmes used for British Jihadis returning from Iraq and Syria, including (1) how many have undergone such programmes, (2) who delivers those programmes, and (3) the content of those programmes.   HL1681

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report published on 8 July by the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, The IMF and the crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal.   HL1682

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the report of the independent review commissioned by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) into the adequacy of the procedures and governance arrangements that the organisation applied prior to the appointment of the deputy PHSO, Mr Mick Martin, will be published; and whether the full report will be released into the public domain, together with the PHSO’s findings and actions.   HL1683

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling the wind shear issue that is preventing the opening of St Helena’s airport to regular passenger flights; and when they anticipate that regular passenger flights will begin at that airport.   HL1684

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Gloucestershire County Council regarding the budget required to repair local roads in the county. 
   HL1685

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with international partners on tackling the difficulties being experienced by low-lying island states due to rises in sea levels and the increased frequency of tropical storms.   HL1686

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce a decision on whether they plan to proceed with Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.   HL1687

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures they plan to take to encourage the take-up of electric or hybrid vehicles and to deter the use of petrol and diesel powered vehicles.   HL1688

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change.   HL1689

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

8 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

12 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.

Thursday 8 September

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Monday 12 September

   

International Relations

Select Committee

2.00pm

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

2.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

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

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 14 September

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

10.00am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 15 September

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

visit to London

Tuesday 11 October

   

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 7 September 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Public Business

1 Student visas: pilot study A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

2 Independent schools: teacher training A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Lord Nash.

3 Turkey: judicial personnel A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

4 Calais: refugee children A question was asked by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 Grammar schools A private notice question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Lord Nash.

6 G20 Summit The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

7 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 194H. Amendments 195 to 201, 203 and 205 to 210 were agreed to. The House resumed.

8 Homelessness A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and, after debate, answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

9 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 210ZA. Amendments 211, 212, 213 to 217, 218, 219, 220 to 223, 224 to 231, 232 and 233 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 202 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.36pm until Thursday 8 September at 11.00am.

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.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Rentcharges (Redemption Price) (England) Regulations 2016, laid under the Rentcharges Act 1977.   (870)

2 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.   (871)

3 Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.   (873)

4 Acquisition of Land (Rate of Interest after Entry) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Land Compensation Act 1961.   (879)

5 Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 2016, laid under the Registered Designs Act 1949.   (889)

 

Prepared 7th September 2016