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House of Lords Business

Monday 17 October 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they now expect commercial flights to start at the airport in St Helena.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdom becomes a global centre for innovation and growth in the sharing economy.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of hidden homelessness in England.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent meetings have taken place between ministers and citizens affected by the under-occupancy charge.

Investigatory Powers Bill Report (day 2) [Earl Howe]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Tuesday 18 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Bertin will be introduced.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they stand behind the forecasts for the shortfall in the United Kingdom’s economic growth as a result of Brexit set out in HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives, published in April.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend podiatry care for diabetics.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS England is informing patients that lifesaving drugs will be denied them if funding has to be made available for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 14 October.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Report [Lord Nash] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Dunlop]

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Dunlop]

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies, Core Activities, Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham]

Wednesday 19 October at 3.00pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the impact on long-term residential rental properties in London of the deregulation of short-term letting last year.

*Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the United Kingdom’s international development aid budget.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent vexatious law suits being brought against British servicemen.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 17 October.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 20 October at 11.00am

Lord Fraser of Corriegarth and 
Lord Caine will be introduced.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards creating the conditions necessary to halve the unemployment rate of disabled people.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend voting rights in parliamentary elections to British citizens who have been living abroad for 15 years or more.

*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect those at risk of gambling-related harm.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 14 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 18 October.

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.

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.

Friday 21 October at 10.00am

House of Lords Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Elton]

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

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Shinkwin]

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

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Tonge]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Tonge to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Monday 24 October at 2.30pm

Lord Macpherson of Earl’s Court will be introduced.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they can give to European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom, and British citizens living in other European Union countries, regarding their position following the negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to fulfil the pledge in the 2015 Conservative Party manifesto to "safeguard British interests in the Single Market".

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to fulfil the obligation under the Immigration Act 2016 to accept unaccompanied child refugees before the camps at Calais and Dunkirk are demolished on 31 October.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Accelerated Access Review will address the availability of innovative drugs for breast cancer.

Tuesday 25 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering reversing the cuts made to staffing in British embassies based in European Union countries in order to accommodate increased bilateral negotiations accompanying the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of households currently in fuel poverty; and what action they intend to take to reduce that number.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commenced a review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; and, if so, when they anticipate that the review will be published.

Wednesday 26 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the number of students studying medicine.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have prepared their industrial strategy; and, if so, what it is.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to commissioning a new Royal Yacht.

Thursday 27 October at 11.00am

*Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the publishing industry ahead of the development of the Department for International Trade’s creative industries export strategy.

*Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reverse their decision to end the business rate exemption for small solar panels from April 2017.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will match current levels of European Union funding for the creative industries following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

Lord Leigh of Hurley to move that this House takes note of the opportunities presented by the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union for the promotion of global free trade, and the impact on domestic and international trade.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 17 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 October.

Lord Holmes of Richmond to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to promote social mobility.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to combat anti-Semitism, in particular in universities. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support those who have contracted mesothelioma. (1 hour)

Monday 31 October at 2.30pm

*Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage drivers to have their sight checked regularly in the interest of road safety.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote oral health for children.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on directly elected mayors.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Transforming Rehabilitation programme is, as suggested by the then Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, Lord Faulks, changing the lives of thousands of people by reforming the supervision of all offenders in the community (HL Deb, 11 March 2014, col 1695).

Tuesday 1 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of aviation to Britain’s international trade.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the integration of asylum seekers granted refugee status.

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in their sale of the Green Investment Bank.

Wednesday 2 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the concerns of the Women Against State Pension Inequality about the reduction in the state pension age for women.

*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their plan to trigger Article 50 relates to the Conservative party’s 2010 manifesto pledge to make "the use of the Royal Prerogative subject to greater democratic control so that Parliament is properly involved in all big national decisions."

*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of South Africa about the economic and political situation in Zimbabwe.

Thursday 3 November at 11.00am

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their negotiations with the European Union on Brexit and the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union of the pursuit by other European Union member states of ever-closer union.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current guidance on flights from the United Kingdom landing in Egypt, and in particular Sharm El-Sheikh.

*Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to celebrate Trustees’ Week, to highlight the work that trustees in the United Kingdom are doing.

Monday 7 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Carers UK report Pressure Points: carers and the NHS, concerning problems faced by carers in accessing primary and community support services for the people they care for.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in controlling the spread of Japanese knotweed.

*Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children in local authority care are placed in a location close to their extended family and current school.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the amphibious helicopter lift capability provided by HMS Ocean will be provided after she is paid off.

Tuesday 8 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address reports of increasing levels of violence in prisons.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether flood defences are in place to protect vital infrastructure this winter.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Faulks on 7 July (HL Deb, cols 2120–2), whether consideration of increasing magistrates’ sentencing powers has concluded; and if so, what conclusions have been reached.

Wednesday 9 November at 11.00am

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governments of India about the continued imprisonment of six United Kingdom ex-servicemen who had been working on an anti-piracy ship.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the latest NHS data on timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

†*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Saudi Arabia about the recent withholding of wages due to migrant workers by large and medium-sized companies.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 1 November for debate on 17 November. Time limit 2½ hours

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

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.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to move that this House takes note of the case for greater local authority control over short-term residential lettings following the deregulation of short-term lettings in London in 2015, and its effect on the supply of long-term residential lettings as homes.

Lord Lucas to move that this House takes note of the application of immigration policy to overseas students at United Kingdom universities and colleges.

Lord Oates to move that this House takes note of the political and economic situation in Zimbabwe and its impact on the economic and political stability of the Southern African Development Community region.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the case for sustainable funding of social care.

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

Lord Lang of Monkton to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Constitution Committee The invoking of Article 50 (4th Report, HL Paper 44). 14 September 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.

Baroness Featherstone to move to resolve, in the light of the United Kingdom’s carbon emission targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the growth potential of the United Kingdom’s renewable industries, that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to introduce a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", until the health, environmental and economic concerns about this industry have been fully investigated.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Lord Storey to move that this House regrets that information about pupils’ nationality and country of birth collected under the Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/808) could be used to help determine a child’s immigration status.

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House regrets that the Government have not sought or gained public support for the draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to the Royal Parks) Order 2016, that they have failed to carry out an effective consultation with the staff affected and that they have failed to explain how the body proposed by the Order would meet greater financial commitments while not destroying the balance between protecting the historic environment of the parks and maintaining their security and allowing commercial activities in the parks. 8th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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 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)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. (15 September)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria. (15 September)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of commissioning a new Royal Yacht. (3 October)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent legislation on assisted dying in North America; and whether those laws provide an appropriate basis for legislation in England and Wales. (10 October)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current human rights situation in Iran. (13 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 13 October and due for answer by 27 October.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported growth in reliance on the employment of locum doctors in GP practices and the extent, if any, to which the employment of full-time doctors in GP practices has declined.   HL2288

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the ratio of front-line medical staff to administrators in the NHS.   HL2289

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many GPs, broken down by region, are trained mental health specialists.   HL2290

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the extent of human trafficking in Northern Ireland.   HL2291

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect members of the public from unsolicited telephone calls.   HL2292

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the estimated (1) numeracy, and (2) literacy, rate among prisoners in each of the last three years.   HL2293

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to refer Hewlett-Packard Co (Ltd) to the Competition and Markets Authority for making their printers incompatible with non-HP printer cartridges.   HL2294

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of NHS England having secured lower prices for the latest Hepatitis C drugs, whether they expect that progressively more patients will be treated in 2016–17 and future years.   HL2295

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups do not arbitrarily restrict treatments for obese people and smokers.   HL2296

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in regard to those Clinical Commissioning Groups which plan to cut the proportion of their budget spent on mental health services for 2016–17.   HL2297

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in their discussions with French ministers, they plan to ask that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees be fully represented at camps near Calais and Dunkirk; and whether they plan to press the case for competent interpreters and child advocates.   HL2298

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ask the government of France to defer demolition of the Jungle camp at Calais, until all the children there have been moved to places of safety.   HL2299

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to the six steps towards peace in Syria proposed by Lord Williams of Baglan in the October and November edition of the Chatham House publication The World Today.   HL2300

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average number of British citizens who are in other EU countries, either temporarily or permanently, at any one time. 
   HL2301

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is paid to GP practices for (1) advising a person to have a flu jab, and (2) giving a person the flu jab.   HL2302

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 2014 that they were planning to pay off some debts from World War One, how much has been paid off to date, and how much is still outstanding.   HL2303

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention to amalgamate local primary care centres into larger units; and if so, when.   HL2304

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is (1) their policy, or (2) the policy of NHS England, that primary care centres should be amalgamated into larger units.   HL2305

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial resources they transferred to local authorities in 2015–16 which were designated to be spent on personal social services care; and what is their estimate of how much was spent on the provision of such services.   HL2306

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial resources they transferred to local authorities in 2015–16 which were designated to be spent on the provision of public health services; and what is their estimate of how much was spent on the provision of such services.   HL2307

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to encourage and support maintained secondary schools in England and Wales to do more to prepare their pupils for the responsibilities of parenthood.   HL2308

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of continuing care home closures, what plans are in place to meet the care needs of the growing elderly population.   HL2309

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the salaries paid to chief executives of multi-academy trusts in the last academic year for which figures are available.   HL2310

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposal to remove a panel member with direct experience of disability from appeals for Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance.   HL2311

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of inflation on those who rely on benefits.   HL2312

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 September (HL1969), whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of civil society organisations funded by the Home Office under the Prevent strategy for the years 2011 to 2016.   HL2313

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they are proposing to give Parliament in scrutinising the outcome of the negotiations relating to the UK leaving the EU, prior to the final conclusion of those negotiations.   HL2314

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.   HL2315

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Fair Tax Mark for businesses.   HL2316

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve street works organisation and reinstatement.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2317

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost to high street businesses of street works that (1) overrun, and (2) exceed budget.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2318

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work with the North East Combined Authority following recent decisions not to proceed with a Metro Mayor. 
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2319

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking with local government to promote green infrastructure.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2320

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage house building on sites where planning permissions have been given for house building. 
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2321

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage local government, where possible, to use biodiesel made from waste food products. 
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2322

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government who authorised the use of RAF aircraft in the 17 September air attack on Syrian government ground forces at Deir ez-Zor in Syria and why; and how many members of the Syrian government military forces were (1) killed, and (2) wounded, in that attack.   HL2323

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the use of the UK’s air power against armed forces of the Syrian government has been authorised by Parliament.   HL2324

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part they played in the 9 September Geneva agreement between the US and Russia for a ceasefire in Syria.   HL2325

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any British forces in either Iraq or Syria are under the command of US officers.   HL2326

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they advised Baroness Cox and Lord Hylton not to accept the invitation of multi-faith Syrian clerics to visit Damascus, Maaloula, Aleppo and Latakia in September this year; and whether they have studied the draft report produced by the pastoral group which made that visit.   HL2327

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 October (HL1831), how many arrests of illegal immigrants, and how many arrests for immigration offences, there were in each of the last five years; and how many of those arrested in each year (1) were deported from the UK, (2) remained in custody, and (3) were released within the UK.   HL2328

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond to the Care Quality Commission’s finding that the adult social care sector is "approaching tipping point".   HL2329

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of the proposed Garden Bridge, whether the Department for Transport met each of the criteria set by the Treasury before funding was committed; if not, what action was taken to override the Treasury criteria; and what changes to procedures are in place to avoid any non-compliance with Treasury criteria.   HL2330

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Royal Parks supports the provision of safer and improved cycleways, even at the expense of reduced space for cars and carriages.   HL2331

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

21 October

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 October

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 October

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

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

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

17 October

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

17 October

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 (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

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

 

Wales

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

18 October

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Investigatory Powers

Government

17 October

Sent to the Commons

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL] (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [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 Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 (Independent Reporting Commission) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

   

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

   

Draft Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

 

18 October

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

 

18 October

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

 

18 October

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016

 

18 October

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

 

18 October

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

 

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

   

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

8th Report

 

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

   

Negative Instruments 

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

 
 

9th Report

   

Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit)(Amendment) Regulations 2016

17 November

 

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

17 November

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

7 November

 

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.

Monday 17 October

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

2.00pm

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

3.00pm

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 18 October

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 19 October

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 20 October

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 24 October

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Tuesday 25 October

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 2

Wednesday 2 November

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 13 October 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1 Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Timothy John Robert Kirkhope, Esquire, having been created Baron Kirkhope of Harrogate, of Harrogate in the County of North Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 1 September 2016, was introduced between Lord Hunt of Wirral and Lord Freeman, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 13 October 2016 of Lord Tordoff under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Private Business

3 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The petition against the bill from John and Victoria Walker (No. 420) was withdrawn.

Public Business

4 Housing: vulnerable people A question was asked by Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

5 Syria A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Disability: Football stadiums A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

7 Yemen A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

8 Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 69 (Appointment of Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills), Mr Daniel Greenberg be appointed an Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills in place of Mr Peter Davis. The motion was agreed to.

9 New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

10 Grammar schools (Balloted debate) Baroness Andrews moved that this House takes note of the Government’s proposals for the extension of grammar schools and selection in education. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

11 Libraries, bookshops and booksellers (Balloted debate) Lord Bird moved that this House takes note of the cultural, civic and educational significance of libraries, bookshops and booksellers in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Israel and Palestine A question was asked by Lord Dykes and, after debate, answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

The House adjourned at 6.06pm until Monday 17 October 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.

Paper Withdrawn

The following paper, laid before the House on 29 June, was withdrawn:

Report of the Law Commission on Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales, Volumes 1 and 2.

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Media-Report for 2015–16 of the Press Recognition Panel on the recognition system.    (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2016, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.    (986)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Government response to the Committee on Climate Change – Progress on meeting carbon budgets, laid under the Climate Change Act 2008.

2 Report for the period October to December 2015 of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman on selected summaries of investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

3 Report for 2015–16 of the Department for Transport on expenditure of High Speed Rail (Preparation), laid under the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013.

4 Report of the Law Commission on Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales, Volumes 1 and 2, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

5 (1) Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection into failed right of abode applications and referral for enforcement action

(2) Report for the period January to July 2016 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of the ‘hostile environment’ measures relating to driving licences and bank accounts

(3) Report for the period March to July 2016 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of Border Force operations at Coventry and Langley postal hubs

(4) Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection into the extent to which the police are identifying and flagging arrested foreign nationals to the Home Office and checking their status

(5) Report for the period March to June 2016 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of the General Register Office for England and Wales, with particular emphasis on birth records

(6) Report for July 2016 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on a Re–inspection of the handling of Tier 4 sponsor licence compliance

laid under the UK Borders Act 2007.

 

Prepared 13th October 2016