House of Lords Business

Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 2.30pm

Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist and 
Baroness Chakrabarti will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to amending the terms of reference of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The Senior Deputy Speaker intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

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.

European Union The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Baroness Verma be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Morris of Bolton, resigned.

Privileges and Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Earl Cathcart be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Young of Cookham, resigned.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL]:

B Bowles of Berkhamsted
V Hanworth
L Lucas
B Mobarik
B Neville-Rolfe

 

L Plant of Highfield
L Saville of Newdigate (Chairman)
E Shrewsbury
L Stevenson of Balmacara
B Wilcox;

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

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

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 (and remaining stages) [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.

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. (1½ hours)

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to give schools the right to apply to select pupils by ability, and to allow grammar schools to expand.

†Bus Services Bill [HL] Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2
Schedule 1
Clauses 3 to 6
Schedule 2
Clauses 7 and 8

Schedule 3
Clauses 9 to 15
Schedule 4
Clauses 16 to 26
Title.

Policing and Crime Bill Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 3rd and 4th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 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

†Monday 10 October at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to strengthen provisions in the Investigatory Powers Bill to increase the protection of data relating to trade union and political activities.

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the harm to consumers caused by unsolicited real-time promotion of high-cost credit and of debt management solutions.

†*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lone children in Calais with family links in the United Kingdom have been allowed into the United Kingdom in the past 12 months.

†*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of France on the application of the Dublin Regulation in that country.

Tuesday 11 October at 2.30pm

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

Thursday 13 October at 11.00am

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 4 October.

Motions 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.

Lord Oates to move that this House takes note of the political and economic situation in Zimbabwe and the effect it is having on the Zimbabwean people.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the future of the BBC.

Baroness Redfern to move that this House takes note of the case for continuing to reduce unemployment and to provide employment opportunities across Britain.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of atheists and humanists to the United Kingdom.

Baroness Andrews to move that this House takes note of the Government’s proposals for the extension of grammar schools and selection in education.

Lord Soley to move that this House takes note of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability. (18 May)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine. (18 May)

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (18 May)

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)

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 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 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)

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 Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (8 September)

Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take to include statistics on the time spent on parliamentary proceedings on each Part of an Act in the explanatory notes on Acts of Parliament. (8 September)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on litigants in person of the introduction of administration charges and other costs when bringing claims in courts and tribunals. (8 September)

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving neurological services in England. (12 September)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 September and due for answer by 26 September.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total value of tax relief not paid to low-paid workers in (1) 2014–15, (2) 2015–16, and (3) 2016–17 to date, as a result of those workers contributing to a net pay scheme from which they were unable to receive the tax relief to which they would be entitled in a relief-at-source scheme.   HL1757

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government  how many non-associated multi-employer defined benefit pension schemes in the UK are covered by the Pension Protection Fund, and what estimate they have made of the total number of employers in those schemes.   HL1758

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the total number of employers who are potentially responsible for paying Pension Act 1995 section 75 debts of previous employers who are no longer part of their non-associated multi-employer defined benefit pension scheme.   HL1759

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the number of individual employers at risk of personal bankruptcy as a result of the increased costs of supporting defined benefit pension liabilities in non-associated multi-employer pension schemes.
   HL1760

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the impact of falling long-term gilt yields on the deficits of UK defined benefit pension schemes.   HL1761

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop cold-callers who try to lure people into pension scams.   HL1762

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the trend for input prices for industry since the EU Referendum.   HL1763

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for not taxing the income from interest-bearing savings whilst interest rates are low.    HL1764

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the criticisms in the report published on 8 July by the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The IMF and the Crises in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal, what value they now place on the IMF’s forecasts and policy statements.   HL1765

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in conjunction with UK allies, they plan to increase the level of military activity against British jihadis fighting for ISIL in Iraq and Syria; and whether their objective is to kill such individuals on the battlefield before they return to the UK as potential terrorists.   HL1766

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are putting in place any additional positive vetting and security measures to ensure that the Government’s Brexit strategy and tactics are not leaked by FCO civil servants to the EU or other European governments; and if so, what those measures are.   HL1767

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the paper presented to members of the Ethical Medicines Industry Group on 5 September, stating that new drugs and treatments can be made available to UK patients more quickly once the UK has left the EU; and what preparations they are making to ensure that the UK can more rapidly approve medicines once the UK has left the EU.   HL1768

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations took place before the Government Digital Service changed its style guide to exclude the use of words such as eg, ie and etc.
   HL1769

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with UK supermarkets about the case for supermarkets regularly to check imported products to ensure that those products are properly labelled.   HL1770

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of a report from the Institute of Global Food Security that 25 per cent of samples of oregano tested are contaminated, what discussions they are having with food retailers to ensure that the public can have confidence in the labelling of food products.   HL1771

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there are sufficient obligations on local authorities to inspect food production companies, and on retailers, to ensure that no food crime or mislabelling is occurring.   HL1772

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 3 April (HL7210), how much surplus food is now being redistributed from supermarkets; and what action they are taking to increase the proportion of food redistributed to charities.   HL1773

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 12 May (HL8175), what steps they are taking to make country of origin labelling mandatory for all milk and dairy products.   HL1774

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 4 April (HL7211), what progress they have made on the National Litter Strategy for England; and when they expect it to be completed.   HL1775

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they are making, both bilaterally and multilaterally, to the statement on 8 September of the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine at the extraordinary general meeting called to discuss the acute financial challenges currently faced by the organisation.   HL1776

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat metal theft.   HL1777

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of ships sailing under flags of convenience, and of the impact of that practice on the British maritime industry.   HL1778

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 January (HL5353), whether they will provide an update on the timeline and consultation planned for (1) the proposed defence policy on the use of remotely piloted air systems, (2) the revised Joint Doctrine Note 2/11, The UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft of Systems, and (3) the Future Air and Space Operating Concept.   HL1779

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring manufacturers of all domestic white goods to put fire-proof markings on them, including the manufacturer, model and serial number, so that they can be identified more easily if they are damaged after causing a fire.   HL1780

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that the UK should send a new delegation to the European Parliament in June 2019 if Brexit has not been completed, or whether as part of their negotiations they will they seek to extend the term of the present delegation.   HL1781

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to have an ambassador and diplomatic presence direct to the EU after the UK implements Brexit, in addition to individual diplomatic missions to the remaining EU member states.   HL1782

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of visa applications involving the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, and Imperial College London, were successful in each of the last three years.   HL1783

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government which were the top ten universities for successfully processed visa applications for each of the past three years; and what were the percentages of applications successfully processed for each.   HL1784

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations took place with the Scottish Government in advance of the announcement of the pilot study on post-study work visas in July.   HL1785

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Scottish Government since July concerning the new pilot study on post-study work visas.   HL1786

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendation in the Smith Commission Report on post-study work visas; and if so, how.   HL1787

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reunite with their families the 387 child refugees in Calais camps identified by Citizens UK who are eligible to come to the UK.   HL1788

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to identify families in the UK who would be willing to receive related unaccompanied child refugees from the refugee camps in Calais.   HL1789

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the co-operation of voluntary organisations that are ready to assist in welcoming child refugees.
   HL1790

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcement by the Home Office that they have secured the necessary places with councils and devolved administrations across the UK to settle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020, whether the majority of those refugees will be settled in the UK by 2018; and if not, what steps they are taking to speed up the admissions process.   HL1791

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the EU referendum result, what is the status of applications made to the European Investment Bank by housing associations and local authorities.   HL1792

Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether, and to what extent, subterranean development is increasing incidents across England of mice and other rodents migrating to adjacent properties; and what steps they are taking to address any such increase.
   HL1793

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost to date of keeping Peter Sutcliffe at Broadmoor Hospital, and what is the projected annual cost of keeping him at a category A high security prison.   HL1794

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what stage of the process of leaving the EU they will invoke the Vienna Accord on the denunciation of treaties.   HL1795

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK’s departure from the EU is not delayed by general or presidential elections in other EU countries.   HL1796

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask the Leader of the House why there are half-term recesses for the House of Lords.   HL1797

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to remove restrictions on local authorities raising council tax to meet the needs of their communities.   HL1798

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 August (HL1132 and HL1135), whether they consider that they are showing no sense of urgency in negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU and whether they consider that delay in doing so will result in uncertainty and harm to the economy.   HL1799

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to support all businesses in the UK to best take advantage of the opportunities presented by the EU referendum result.   HL1800

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the EU referendum result, what action they are taking to protect workers’ rights.   HL1801

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey showing that there has been a 20 per cent increase in the past year of workers on zero-hours contracts, what action they are taking to support those workers.   HL1802

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the disclosure by Equal Justice of details of six new discrimination claims involving race, sex and gender against the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), what action they are taking to ensure that MPS black and ethnic minority groups are able to work in an environment that is safe and free from abuse.   HL1803

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the demolition of a home in Majdal Shams in the occupied Syrian Golan by the Israeli authorities on 7 September.   HL1804

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding (1) night raids of Palestinian refugee camps in Area A of the West Bank, (2) the number of injuries to the youth in that camp as a result of those raids, and (3) reports that the Israeli commander responsible for the Dheisheh area threatened to disable the Palestinian youth living there.   HL1805

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the Palestinian Authority to encourage local elections in Gaza and the West Bank as soon as possible, and whether they plan to give the Palestinian Authority assurances that they will accept the result of such elections.   HL1806

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the data collected by the Coalition Against Construction Accidents, about the rates at which Palestinians, Israeli Arabs or foreign nationals have died on Israeli construction sites in the past five years.    HL1807

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel concerning reports that on 29 August Israeli forces at Salaymeh checkpoint in Hebron fired tear gas at school-children attempting to make their way home.   HL1808

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following reports from the UN envoy that, since the diplomatic Quartet called for a halt to the construction of Jewish outposts on Palestinian land, Israeli settlement expansion has increased.   HL1809

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the publication in the Guardian on 10 September of Department for Education emails and claims that departmental staff sought to undermine and bring about the departure of Natasha Devon from the role of schools mental health champion.   HL1810

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the findings and recommendations in the report published in June by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013–2016.   HL1811

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to conduct a comprehensive review of British foreign policy towards China, including consulting human rights NGOs, human rights lawyers, activists, religious communities and NGOs in China, exiled Chinese dissidents, journalists, academics and other experts, as recommended by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission.   HL1812

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to engage in increased consultation with civil society and UK-based and international human rights NGOs around the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue, including increasing transparency and accountability.   HL1813

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue and the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue, and whether they will establish specific benchmarks for progress in those dialogues.   HL1814

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of the People’s Republic of China about releasing all human rights lawyers detained since July 2015, ceasing the harassment of lawyers and activists, and upholding the rule of law.
   HL1815

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of the practice of forced organ harvesting in China set out in the report published in June by David Kilgour, David Matas and Ethan Gutmann, and in the film The Bleeding Edge.   HL1816

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase access to information about health and health care for both members of the public and health workers globally.
   HL1817

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the work of Health Information for All.   HL1818

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with HM Revenue and Customs about the annual publication, in standard format, of data on the drawing of pension savings that have to be reported as taxable income by (1) age, (2) gender, (3) characteristics of income draw down products, (4) cash lump sums, and (5) annuities.   HL1819

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the analysis by HM Revenue and Customs Further Tax Credit Statistics on EEA Nationals, published on 25 August, how many individuals who were recorded as being (1) Bulgarian, and (2) Romanian, nationals at the time of issue of their National Insurance numbers claimed (a) tax credits, and (b) child benefit, in 2014–15; and what was the amount of those claims.    HL1820

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what stance they plan to take at the UN General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on 19 September; and whether they will consult in advance with UK allies.   HL1821

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many xenophobic and racist hate crimes were reported in England and Wales each month in the past year; what percentage rise, if any, there has been in the number of such crimes reported since 24 June; and what is their assessment of the causes of any rise.   HL1822

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current security situation in Afghanistan and the stability of that country.   HL1823

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Iran seeking the return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter to the UK. 
   HL1824

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the target length of time for Border Force to process (1) non-European Economic Area passengers, and (2) European Union passengers, at each terminal in Heathrow; and how often that target has been missed in the past six months.   HL1825

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed by Border Force; whether that number has decreased in the past year; and what assessment they have made of whether Border Force has sufficient immigration officers to operate effectively.   HL1826

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will be putting forward to assist in the adoption of a new global framework on refugees at the forthcoming UN High Level Summit on Refugees and Migrants on 19 September.   HL1827

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of tobacco use on international development as well as on public health.   HL1828

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to share the UK’s experience in implementing tobacco control policies with low- and middle-income countries.   HL1829

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow publicly owned museums and art galleries to impose charges for entry.   HL1830

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many arrests of illegal immigrants there were in each of the last five years; and how many of those arrested in each year were (1) deported from the UK, (2) remained in custody, and (3) released within the UK.   HL1831

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that the Secretary of State for Transport shall decline to grant a Vehicle Special Order under section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, for the purpose of carrying crane ballast weights, to an operator which does not have a green Operator Compliance Risk Score from the DVSA; and if not, whether they will review that policy.
   HL1832

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

19 July (2 August)

HL1338 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

20 July (3 August)

HL1379 Lord Lexden [CO]

21 July (4 August)

HL1440 Lord Storey [DfE]

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

[CO] 1

[DfE] 2

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Finance

Government

13 September

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

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

13 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

 

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

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Investigatory Powers

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

7th Report

 

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

 

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Tordoff

13 October

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 13 September

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

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

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 15 September

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

in London

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

8.50am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

8.50am

Tuesday 11 October

   

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Monday 17 October

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 12 September 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

1 Baroness Vere of Norbiton Charlotte Sarah Emily Vere, having been created Baroness Vere of Norbiton, of Norbiton in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 30 August 2016, was introduced between Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and Lord Gilbert of Panteg, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord Gadhia Jitesh Kishorekumar Gadhia, having been created Baron Gadhia, of Northwood in the County of Middlesex, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 31 August 2016, was introduced between Lord Popat and Lord Fink, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3 Oath John Richard Earl of Cork and Orrery (Lord Boyle), having received a Writ of Summons in accordance with Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections), following Lord Bridges ceasing to be a member of the House, sat first in Parliament having first taken and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Report

4 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: 
The invoking of Article 50. (4th Report, HL Paper 44)

Public Business

5 Immigration A question was asked by Lord Leigh of Hurley and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 South China Sea: territorial claims A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Baroness Goldie.

7 Troubled Families programme A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

8 Electoral fraud A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

9 Policing and Crime Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford moved 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.

The motion was agreed to.

10 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 234A. Amendments 238, 241, 242 and 243 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 62)

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

11 Schools Lord Nash repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

12 Clinical pharmacologists A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and, after debate, answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

13 Lifelong learning A question was asked by Baroness Garden of Frognal and, after debate, answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.

14 Teachers: academies and free schools A question was asked by Lord Storey and, after debate, answered by Lord Nash.

The House adjourned at 7.57pm until Tuesday 13 September at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2016, laid under the Senior Courts Act 1981.   (901)

2 Insolvency (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2016, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.   (903)

3 Oil and Gas Authority (Fees) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2016.   (904)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Law Commission on Bills of Sale, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

 

Prepared 12th September 2016