House of Lords Business

Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the planned demolition of the refugee camps in Calais by 31 October, what steps they are taking to ensure that all unaccompanied minors are registered and considered for settlement in the United Kingdom before that date.

Investigatory Powers Bill Report (day 3) [Earl Howe]

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)

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the call by the Prison Governors Association for an independent public inquiry into the state of prisons in England and Wales.

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.

†Bus Services Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

†Contracting Out (Functions relating to the Royal Parks) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 8th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but this House regrets that the Government have not sought or gained public support for the draft Order, 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 draft 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."

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 19 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 21 October.

†National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

†Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved.

†Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 September be approved.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 20 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 24 October.

†Policing and Crime Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 3rd and 4th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding offender training in entrepreneurship. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 21 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 25 October.

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.

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

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. (1½ hours)

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

Lord Ricketts will be introduced.

*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.

Lord Soley to move that this House takes note of the potential impact of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on funding for universities and scientific research.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 24 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 25 October.

Lord Griffiths of Burry Port to move that this House takes note of the impact of the shortage of housing, particularly on young people, in their desire to live in the communities where they were born, raised and educated.

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 authorities in 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.

†Tuesday 15 November at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the warning by the Care Quality Commission in their State of Care report, published in October, that adult social care is approaching "tipping point".

†*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to press the Financial Conduct Authority to publish the report, commissioned by the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills at the end of 2013, concerning the treatment by the Royal Bank of Scotland of small businesses supposedly in financial distress.

†*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a green paper on the cases for and against the United Kingdom remaining a member of the Single Market.

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 Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House regrets that the Government have not, in advance of the entry into force of the Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/909), made additional support available to those individuals affected by the benefit cap to find work. 9th 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 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 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 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)

Lord Marland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for trade within the Commonwealth, and what plans they have to ensure that investment continues to prosper across the Commonwealth. (17 October)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the role of British universities and science diplomacy in supporting the United Kingdom’s soft power and research are fully represented in the negotiations on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in building new trading relationships. (17 October)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the outcome of the United Kingdom’s negotiations to leave the European Union, once Article 50 has been invoked, lead to a stronger economy and that the impact on trade restrictions is taken into consideration. (18 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 18 October and due for answer by 1 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of deaths caused by the naval blockade of Yemeni ports; and what part the UK has played in that blockade.   HL2378

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) internally displaced persons, and (2) refugees from other countries, there are in Sudan.   HL2379

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks and potential human rights infringements arising from the repatriation of refugees from Sudan to Eritrea.   HL2380

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the indictment of Omar al Bashir for genocide and human rights abuses in Sudan, what is the current level of engagement with the Sudanese regime and whether that level of engagement has increased, or is planned to increase. 
   HL2381

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the priority given to the promotion of democracy and human rights within the UK–Sudanese strategic dialogue; and what assessment they have made of (1) the reliability of the Sudanese regime as a reliable partner with a shared agenda, and (2) the extent to which the strategic dialogue will embolden the regime in Sudan to continue with their current policies.   HL2382

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in the last year, there has been a reduction in the number of UK and EU statements on human rights violations in Sudan.   HL2383

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the conclusion by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) that there was no consistent evidence that the Troubled Families Programme had any significant or systematic impact on those families which took part in the programme, what evidence they have for the statement by the Communities Minister, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, on 17 October that "this programme has transformed the lives of thousands of families"; and what is their response to the NIESR report National Evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme.   HL2384

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the projected annual running costs for the next three years, including salaries or fees paid to seconded staff and consultants, for (1) the Department for Exiting the EU, and (2) the Department for International Trade.   HL2385

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the objectives of the Ministry of Defence projects (1) Strike 155, and (2) Project Congreve.   HL2386

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are proposing to introduce a new towed artillery system; and if so, what that system will be.   HL2387

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to opt in to the new Europol regulation; and if so, when.   HL2388

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek to remain a member of Europol following the UK’s departure from the EU.   HL2389

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reported criticisms that official school textbooks used in Pakistan contain references capable of provoking religious prejudice and hatred, whether they plan to discuss with the government of Pakistan the content of those textbooks, in particular those used in Punjab and Sindh provinces.   HL2390

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the recent attacks in Silwan and the fatal shooting of Ali Alef Shyoukhi. 
   HL2391

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations the international community has made for the protection of the human rights of women and minorities in Syria in a post-Assad regime.   HL2392

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress made by the African Union pilot project to respond to the needs of victims of sexual violence in the Central African Republic.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL2393

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will offer support to the government of Liberia, in the context of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Mission in Liberia report Addressing Impunity for Rape in Liberia; and what diplomatic action they plan to take to encourage other nations to provide assistance in this regard.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL2394

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of India concerning violence in Indian-administered Kashmir and the continued curfew order in place in cities and towns.   HL2395

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the government of India’s recent refusal to allow access to representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to investigate possible human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir, what representations they are making to the government of India to enable those investigations to be undertaken.   HL2396

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the agreement by the partner countries of the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey to lend Airbus Military €1.5 billion to support production of the A400M aircraft, how many of those aircraft (1) have been purchased by, and (2) are on order from, each of those partner countries.   HL2397

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the £530 million loan to Airbus in 2000 to support production of the A380 aircraft, how many of those aircraft have been purchased by UK airlines.   HL2398

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total workforce employed in the UK’s aerospace industry.   HL2399

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the estimated value of UK aerospace exports in the last five years for which figures are available.   HL2400

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeships are currently in place in the UK aerospace industry.   HL2401

The Earl of Kinnoull to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the impact of the potential loss of EU passporting rights on the international insurance and reinsurance companies operating in London, following the UK’s departure from the EU.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Executive Consultant, Hiscox Group (insurance)
 HL2402

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Environment Agency is taking to ensure that decisions relating to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme receive director-level attention and remain adequately staffed.   HL2403

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Energy Technology List and the associated ability to claim Enhanced Capital Allowances.   HL2404

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Home Office research indicating that only one per cent of foreign students fail to leave the country once they have completed their course, whether they intend to encourage more such students to study in the UK.   HL2405

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem, as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998, applies to (1) members of the armed forces who served in Northern Ireland but reside in another part of the UK, (2) members of terrorist organisations who were active in Northern Ireland and reside there, and (3) members of terrorist organisations who were active in Northern Ireland but reside in the Republic of Ireland.   HL2406

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give further consideration to including the arts and other creative industries within future school curricula.   HL2407

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have supplied any anti-aircraft weapons to rebel forces fighting in Syria.   HL2408

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are providing any military training to rebel forces fighting in Syria.   HL2409

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government who they recognise as the legitimate government of Syria.   HL2410

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the proposed trade deal between the EU and Canada.   HL2411

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the proposed trade deal between the EU and Canada should be amended to take account of the consequent reduction in the population of the EU.   HL2412

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the fall in the value of sterling on the UK’s indebtedness.   HL2413

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they gave to proposals to regulate retail price promotions on unhealthy foods as part of their Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action and, if they were not considered appropriate, why not.   HL2414

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they gave to proposals to ban the advertising of unhealthy foods aimed specifically at children, and before the nine o’clock watershed, as part of their Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action and, if such proposals were not considered appropriate, why not.   HL2415

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation facing UK companies contemplating investing in Turkey.   HL2416

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current levels of, and recent increases in, the total remuneration paid to the executive heads of the major charities in England and Wales.   HL2417

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the importance of landscape quality when new housing is built on greenfield sites.   HL2418

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposal to change the status of all secondary schools in England to become academies would mean that those schools which are now maintained schools will no longer have an obligation to deliver sex and relationship education. 
   HL2419

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to require all schools, including academies, to provide high quality sex and relationship education as part of their syllabus.   HL2420

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information schools are required by law to collect regarding their pupils.   HL2421

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what oversight is provided to private higher education providers enrolling students onto degree courses to ensure minimum criteria are met for entry onto undergraduate degrees.   HL2422

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what regulatory provision the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education makes to ensure that private higher education providers maintain minimum admission standards for undergraduate degrees and provide value for money.   HL2423

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 12 October (HL Deb, col 1996), whether they will clarify when the noble Lords can expect to receive written responses to the points they raised during the debate.   HL2424

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent by the Competition and Markets Authority conducting investigations into the bus industry, including fees paid to consultants and legal fees, over the last 10 years.   HL2425

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many investigations have been conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority into the bus industry over the last 10 years and how the total number compares to other sectors in the transport industry.   HL2426

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent emission standards for buses and coaches are set by (1) the Traffic Commissioners, (2) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and (3) highway authorities; and who is responsible for ensuring that these standards are adhered to. 
   HL2427

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers are available to highway authorities to enforce traffic management law; how many highway authorities have decided to use any powers available to them, and which highway authorities have chosen not to do so.   HL2428

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they (1) have confidence in the economic forecasting capability of HM Treasury, (2) have evaluated the performance of HM Treasury forecasters, and (3) have considered the case for outsourcing some or all of HM Treasury’s forecasting functions to another organisation.   HL2429

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent ageing and older people in developing countries remain an issue of concern for the Department for International Development, why this matter no longer forms part of the Department’s ministerial portfolios, and whether ageing still forms part of the Department’s Inclusive Societies work.   HL2430

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 October (17 October)

HL1997 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

HL2064 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL2065 Lord Taylor of Warwick [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 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

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

25 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

24 October

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

19 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

26 October

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

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

24 October

Investigatory Powers

Government

19 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

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

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

 

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

 

25 October

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

8th Report

24 October

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

 

25 October

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

 
 

10th Report

   

Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

18 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.

Wednesday 19 October

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

visit outside London

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

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

3.30pm

Tuesday 25 October

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.00am

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 2

Wednesday 2 November

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 15 November

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 18 October 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Baroness Bertin Gabrielle Louise Bertin, having been created Baroness Bertin, of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 2 September 2016, was introduced between Lord Strathclyde and Lord Grade of Yarmouth, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Reports

2 Privileges and Conduct 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

The conduct of Lord Bhatia (3rd Report, HL Paper 51) 
The conduct of Lord Mandelson (No. 2). (4th Report, HL Paper 52)

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/946) 
Correspondence: Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/909). (10th Report, HL Paper 53)

Public Business

4 Brexit: economic impact A question was asked by Lord Hannay of Chiswick and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.

5 Health: diabetes A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

6 NHS England: HIV prevention A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

7 Hate crime A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

8 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 1, 14 to 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27 and 32 were agreed to. Amendment 13 was disagreed to (see division). The report stage was adjourned.

9 Brexit: peace and stability A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie.

10 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 33. Amendments 36 to 39 and 41 to 51 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 51.

The House adjourned at 9.29pm until Wednesday 19 October at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Lord Dunlop moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Lord Dunlop moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies, Core Activities, Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Young of Cookham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies, Core Activities, Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) (Amendment) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 4.52pm.

Division on 18 October 2016 

Children and Social Work Bill [HL]

The Earl of Listowel moved amendment 13, after clause 2, to insert the new clause National offer for care leavers. The House divided:

Contents 179   

Not-contents 187*

Contents

Alderdice, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B. [Teller]

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crisp, L.

Cromwell, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hoyle, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kidron, B.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pinnock, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Soley, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thurso, V.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wigley, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patten, L.

Pidding, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Wakeham, L.

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

Wasserman, L.

Waverley, V.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

* The Tellers for the Not-contents reported 188 votes, the Clerks recorded 187 names.

 

Prepared 18th October 2016