House of Lords Business

Wednesday 14 September 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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)

Future Business 

Thursday 15 September at 11.00am

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning and 
Baroness Couttie will be introduced.

†Royal Assent

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

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

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

†*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have that grammar schools improve the educational attainment of areas where they are established.

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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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.

†Wales Bill Second Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

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

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).

Tuesday 11 October at 2.30pm

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

†*Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people still serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection have been detained for longer than the maximum term of imprisonment otherwise statutorily prescribed for their offence, and what plans they have for the release of those people.

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their decision about additional runways for London airports.

†*Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many county court judgments were issued against people who did not put in a defence,‎ and what plans they have to take steps to reduce that number.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 5 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 7 October.

†Investigatory Powers Bill Report [Earl Howe]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

†Wednesday 12 October at 3.00pm

†Bus Services Bill [HL] Report [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

Thursday 13 October at 11.00am

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Third Reading

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. (1½ hours)

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.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that this House takes note of the implications for foreign and security policy co-operation with European countries of the result of the referendum for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 11 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 12 October.

Baroness Parminter to move that this House takes note of the future of environmental and climate change policy in the light of the result of the referendum for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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 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 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 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 13 September and due for answer by 27 September.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government why cold calls regarding mortgages can be banned but not cold calls offering free pension reviews or unregulated pension investments.   HL1833

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of pension scams in the UK that (1) originate overseas, and (2) are initiated by UK-based firms. 
   HL1834

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, are working but do not receive any credit towards their National Insurance state pension each year, due to being in one or more jobs that pay less than the lower earnings limit.   HL1835

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how women who are in multiple part-time jobs, none of which pay more than the National Insurance lower earnings limit, are able to claim credit for their state pension.   HL1836

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to work with other countries to seek the establishment of an international commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of forced organ harvesting in China.   HL1837

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to ways to prohibit British citizens from travelling to China for the purpose of obtaining an organ transplant until the practice of forced organ harvesting ceases.   HL1838

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the use in Florida of the organophosphate insecticide Naled, which is banned in the EU, what advice they are giving to British citizens intending to visit Florida; and what steps they are taking to place that advice on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.   HL1839

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial contribution they have received from the Church of England to fund the provision of facilities for refugees.   HL1840

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to putting in place immediate arrangements for members of the armed forces to be trained in train driving, operating and management.   HL1841

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take to honour the British soldiers who fought in Musa Qala in Afghanistan in the autumn of 2006.   HL1842

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have put in place to ensure that there is proper routine and emergency veterinary treatment for government cats, and any other officially owned animals in government service.   HL1843

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each month since December 2014, how many Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship were available, how many applications for such certificates were (1) granted, and (2) refused, and what was the minimum point score for successful applications.   HL1844

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the total mileage of each UK motorway is subject to speed restrictions lower than 70 mph.   HL1845

Lord Jopling to ask the Leader of the House what explanation she has received from the Ministry of Justice concerning its failure to answer by 9 September a Question for Written Answer that was asked on 20 July (HL1379).   HL1846

Lord Jopling to ask the Leader of the House what explanation she has received from the Department for Education concerning its failure to answer by 9 September two Questions for Written Answer that were asked on 19 July (HL1338) and 21 July (HL1440).   HL1847

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress of the peace process in Burma in the light of the recent Union Peace Conference, 21st Century Panglong.   HL1848

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to press the government of Burma to ensure that the Burmese army ceases attacks in Kachin State and engages in a genuine process of political dialogue.   HL1849

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Kofi Annan and members of the new panel investigating the conflict in Rakhine State in Burma. 
   HL1850

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Burma about restoring the citizenship rights of the Rohingya people.   HL1851

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Burma about establishing a federal democracy to address the political needs of ethnic nationalities.   HL1852

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State in Burma.   HL1853

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of smoking rates in low- and middle-income countries and how those rates are predicted to evolve over the next century; and how they take such rates into account in awarding development funding.   HL1854

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they consider the government of Zimbabwe would need to fulfil, in terms of demonstrating sustained adherence to the constitution of Zimbabwe and a sustained commitment to protecting the human rights of Zimbabwe citizens, before they would provide financial support for a land reform programme.   HL1855

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they consider the government of Zimbabwe would need to fulfil, in terms of demonstrating sustained adherence to the constitution of Zimbabwe and a sustained commitment to protecting the human rights of Zimbabwe citizens, before they would provide an economic support package.   HL1856

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take forward the recommendations of the West Anglia Taskforce to examine timetable improvements to reduce rail journey times on the West Anglia Main Line between London, Stansted and Cambridge.   HL1857

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in setting up an action group to develop schemes for journey time improvements with the new East Anglia franchise operator, as recommended by the West Anglia Taskforce in order to support growth along that route.   HL1858

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work they are undertaking to implement the Airports Commission recommendations for surface transport improvements to Stansted to make the best use of existing capacity at London’s airports, to encourage more people to travel by rail, and to reduce emissions.   HL1859

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of which specific rail service improvements the new East Anglia rail franchises would deliver for (1) Stansted Airport, and (2) Cambridge.   HL1860

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are Network Rail’s existing infrastructure investment commitments for the West Anglia Mainline over the duration of the new East Anglia rail franchise.   HL1861

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to support track upgrades on the West Anglia Main Line to enable that region fully to benefit from the recently announced plans for new rolling stock.   HL1862

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the figures released by the Office for National Statistics showing that 29 per cent of graduates earn less per hour than an average non-graduate who has completed an apprenticeship.   HL1863

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Ragwort Control Act 2003 in preventing the spread of ragwort.   HL1864

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applicants there were for the three-year full-time graduate nursing programmes to start in autumn 2016; how many students have been offered and accepted places to commence study in 2016; how many (1) applicants, and (2) accepted offers, there were for each year from 2011 to 2015; and what is their assessment of the trends over the past six years.   HL1865

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to make a decision about commencing recruitment of nursing students onto nursing associate programmes of study.
   HL1866

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Nursing and Midwifery Council will make an announcement about the regulation and registration of qualified nursing associates.   HL1867

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to support healthcare employers to recruit apprentices onto nursing associate and graduate registered nursing programmes.   HL1868

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enable the Nursing and Midwifery Council to process disciplinary hearings in a more timely, effective and efficient manner.   HL1869

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many proposals they have received from prospective fund managers in response to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority competition for a commercial partner for its proposed Broadband Investment Fund, and when they plan to announce the successful bidder.   HL1870

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to bring forward legislation to provide a statutory basis for the independent National Infrastructure Commission. 
   HL1871

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to appoint a new Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd.   HL1872

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the resignation of Mr Simon Kirby as Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd on the delivery of phase 1 of the HS2 project on time and to budget.   HL1873

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the growth potential of Birmingham International Airport.   HL1874

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the cost pressures on local authorities, and whether in the light of that assessment they have plans to give local authorities greater freedoms to raise income locally by removing the requirement to hold referendums before raising Council Tax above two per cent.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL1875

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their proposal to allow local government to retain 100 per cent of the business rates raised locally, they have plans to allow local government to determine the business rates multiplier.    [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL1876

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK has signed and ratified (1) Articles 1(c) and 2 of the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions, and Practices Similar to Slavery; (2) Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages; (3) Articles 3 and 23 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; (4) Article 10 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; (5) Articles 2 and 16 of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women; and (6) the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and if so, when.    HL1877

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards ending child marriage in the UK.   HL1878

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what non-grant mechanisms the Department for International Development uses to finance sexual and reproductive health and family planning.
   HL1879

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Official Development Assistance was disbursed via non-grant financing mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and family planning in (1) 2014–15, (2) 2013–14, (3) 2012–13.   HL1880

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding mechanisms they use to disburse funding for sexual and reproductive health and family planning in fragile and conflict-affected states. 
   HL1881

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of Official Development Assistance was allocated to sexual and reproductive health and family planning in fragile and conflict-affected states in the last year for which figures are available.   HL1882

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether schools participating in vocational pathways to qualified teacher status as part of the apprenticeship programme will be able to choose to work in partnership with universities that provide initial teacher training as well as with school-centred initial teacher training providers and other school-led providers.   HL1883

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the four points for urgent action in the International Rescue Committee situational brief of 5 September.   HL1884

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the Kurdistan Region Government about the proposed closing of schools and institutions linked to the Gülen Movement, as a result of discussions between the government of Turkey and that government.
   HL1885

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HE Dan Mulhall is the Irish Ambassador to Great Britain or to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   HL1886

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons born in (1) Poland, and (2) the Republic of Ireland, now live in Northern Ireland.   HL1887

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the most recent estimate of the population of Northern Ireland.   HL1888

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of agricultural produce imported from the Republic of Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.   HL1889

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of (1) imports, and (2) exports, between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.   HL1890

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the commitments in the Belfast Agreement 1998, what representations they have received from the Irish government about the continuing status of Northern Ireland as part of the UK.   HL1891

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reduce noise on public highways, and if so, when they plan to implement those plans.   HL1892

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the widening of the M4 motorway between junctions 3 and 12 will commence, when it is likely to be completed, and what measures they will put in place to avoid delays to traffic during the construction period.   HL1893

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safety of users of the M4 motorway following the removal of the hard shoulders, and what arrangements will be made for the emergency services to have urgent and easy access to the motorway in the event of accidents and other incidents.   HL1894

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the accident rate on the M4 motorway between junctions 10 and 12 is equivalent to the average rate for all motorways; and how many accidents in the last year on that part of the motorway involved heavy lorries.   HL1895

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each of the last five years, how many (1) tourists, and (2) non-tourists, from the UK visited the EU, and how many (1) tourists, and (2) non-tourists, from countries in the EU visited the UK.    HL1896

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 September (HL1532) stating that HMS Ocean had an expected in service life of 20 years and would be paid off at the end of 20 years’ service, what was the expected in service life of HMS Vanguard and HMS St Albans when designed, and at what age they are expected to be paid off. 
   HL1897

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

19 July (2 August)

HL1338 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

20 July (3 August)

HL1379 Lord Lexden [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DfE] 1

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

 

Wales

Government

10 October

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

14 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

12 October

Investigatory Powers

Government

11 October

Waiting for Third Reading

   

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

13 October

Sent to the Commons

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Finance

Government

15 September

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

15 September

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 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.

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

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

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

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Monday 17 October

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 13 September 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

1 Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Olivia Caroline Bloomfield, having been created Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, of Hinton Waldrist in the County of Oxfordshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 5 September 2016, was introduced between Lord Strathclyde and Lord Chadlington, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Baroness Chakrabarti Sharmishta Chakrabarti, CBE, having been created Baroness Chakrabarti, of Kennington in the London Borough of Lambeth, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 6 September 2016, was introduced between Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws and Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Private Business

3 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The petition against the bill from Golamead Ltd (No. 360) was withdrawn.

Public Business

4 Royal Air Force Red Arrows A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Earl Howe.

5 Pension Protection Fund A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.

6 Naval warships: repair at sea A question was asked by Lord Astor of Hever, on behalf of Lord Trefgarne, and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse A question was asked by Lord Morris of Aberavon and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

8 Syria A private notice question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Baroness Goldie.

9 Wales Bill A bill to amend the Government of Wales Act 2006 and make provision about the functions of the Welsh Ministers; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 63)

10 Communications The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that Lord Gilbert of Panteg be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Goldie, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

11 Licensing Act 2003 The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that Baroness Eaton be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Hayward, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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

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

14 Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that 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.

The motion was agreed to.

15 Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] Lord Taylor of Holbeach notified the Queen’s consent. Then the bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

16 Finance Bill Lord O’Neill of Gatley moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

17 Draft Finance Bill 2016 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) Lord Hollick moved 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). The motion was agreed to.

18 Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Freud moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 July be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

19 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

20 Tax: avoidance and evasion A question was asked by Lord Leigh of Hurley and, after debate, answered by Lord Young of Cookham.

The House adjourned at 7.19pm until Wednesday 14 September at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Education-Government response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Education Committee, Session 2015–16, on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Looked-after Children.    (9284)

2 Transport-High Speed Two Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe Design Refinement Consultation.    (9285)

3 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Companies (Disclosure of Information) (Specified Persons) Order 2016. (13 July)   (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (876)

2 General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2016, laid under the Dentists Act 1984.   (902)

3 Energy (Transfer of Functions, Consequential Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (912)

4 Housing Benefit (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.   (SR326)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary on an inspection of the leadership of the Royal Navy Police in relation to its investigations, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2011.

 

Prepared 13th September 2016