House of Lords Business

Thursday 20 October 2016 at 11.00am

Lord Fraser of Corriegarth and 
Lord Caine will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

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

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.

Future Business 

Friday 21 October at 10.00am

†House of Lords Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Elton] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

†Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 July be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 18 October

†Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 July be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 18 October

†Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies, Core Activities, Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 18 October

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 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.

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. (1½ hours)

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.

Lord Dunlop intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 July be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 18 October

†Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 July be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 18 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 on the desire of people, particularly the young, 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.

†Wednesday 16 November at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current state of mental health provision for children and young people.

†*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the availability of and capacity to undertake cataract operations.

†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to review the rules concerning anonymity in cases of alleged rape.

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)

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 trade restrictions are taken into consideration. (18 October, amended 19 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 19 October and due for answer by 2 November.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Price on 18 October (HL2097), whether they have assessed that the Secretary of State’s curriculum vitae (CV) demonstrates experience of working inside British business; and if so, which part of that CV.   HL2431

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 February (HL6098), what progress they have made towards identifying and costing a long-term solution to the full integration of female soldiers in close combat roles in the Infantry and Royal Armoured Corps, the Royal Marines and the Royal Air Force Regiment.   HL2432

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the new EU Package Travel Directive (2015/2302/EU); and what plans they have to implement that Directive in advance of the UK leaving the EU.   HL2433

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for UK-based airlines of the Single European Sky when the UK leaves the EU.   HL2434

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the EU Commission proposal to introduce a European electronic system for travel authorisation (ESTA), and (2) the implications of the introduction of a European ESTA for UK citizens and businesses following the UK’s departure from the EU; and what representations they have made to the Commission and to EU member states regarding that proposal.   HL2435

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the merits of exempting social enterprises from paying corporation tax.   HL2436

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Pakistan concerning reports of human rights violations in that country.   HL2437

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to publish a route map for the development of small modular nuclear reactors in the UK.   HL2438

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to publish any legal advice they have received on whether or not the UK has the right to withdraw the Lisbon Treaty Article 50 notification before the two year time-limit has elapsed if negotiations to leave the EU under the provisions of Article 50 lead to unacceptable conditions for Brexit.   HL2439

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK citizens also have citizenship of the Republic of Ireland.   HL2440

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy options they have considered regarding controls on EU citizens entering the UK through Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following the UK’s departure from the EU.   HL2441

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make available the teaching of the Welsh language in schools in England.   HL2442

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 October (HL2257), how much has been spent by departments other than the Department for Transport.   HL2443

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the current capacity and reliability constraints on the East Coast Main Line railway will be comprehensively addressed in Control Period 6.   HL2444

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in resolving problems of damage to rights of way caused by off-road vehicles and trail motorcycles.   HL2445

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to assist in the resolution of the industrial dispute between Southern Rail and some of its staff and their unions.   HL2446

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage the provision and wearing of body cameras by operational police officers to improve police and public confidence in cases of disputed incidents.   HL2447

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the results of their Consultation on implementing the English Baccalaureate, launched in November 2015.    HL2448

Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK exiting the EU, what steps they plan to take to tighten the rules governing the bio-security of imported trees and other plants.   HL2449

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will examine the results of the former Educational Priority Areas to explore whether similar measures could be combined with the continuing Troubled Families Programme, to improve results for disadvantaged children and young people.   HL2450

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent official closing in Turkey of more than 20 media outlets; and whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey about those closures.   HL2451

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish full details of the Child Trafficking Protection Fund.   HL2452

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 17 October (HL2170), which body or individual ensures that the Northern Ireland Parades Commission is compliant with international treaty obligations concerning human rights.   HL2453

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what revisions have been made to the Northern Ireland Parades Commission procedural rules and guidelines in the last five years.   HL2454

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to continue with the Troubled Families Programme in the light of the National Institute of Economics and Social Research’s recent analysis.   HL2455

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether consideration is being given to prohibiting the use of tasers in detained settings for people with mental health conditions.   HL2456

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the implementation, through public procurement policy, of their commitment to achieve 100 per cent sourcing of credibly certified sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015.   HL2457

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made, and when they plan to implement their commitment in the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests to work on new procurement policies to limit the consumption of commodities associated with deforestation.   HL2458

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what figure should be included for carbon dioxide emissions from wood, per unit of fuel, in the background data for fuel consumption used for the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2014, given that there is no figure for wood included in the table on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.   HL2459

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many European Court of Justice rulings against the UK government have not yet been implemented; and whether they will give details of those rulings.   HL2460

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to lay before Parliament for scrutiny the outcome of the negotiations for leaving the EU before those negotiations are concluded.   HL2461

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Project Literacy campaign, and whether they have plans to support and promote that campaign.   HL2462

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the UK’s international aid budget has been allocated to multilateral aid, and primarily through which institutions, in each of the last five years.   HL2463

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the scrutiny of the UK’s bilateral aid programmes by the International Development Committee and the Independent Commission on Aid Impact, in addition to internal departmental audit and risk analysis, what level of scrutiny is applied to multilateral aid programmes.   HL2464

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fire risk posed by e-cigarettes and what discussion they have had with the LGA, London Councils and the leaders of Fire Authorities in England about this risk.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2465

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to give local authorities the power to issue on the spot fines to commercial vehicles that disregard weight and other restrictions on the public highway.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2466

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the RAC, AA and other motoring organisations regarding the timely conduct of pothole repairs on roads in England.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2467

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring forward draft regulations under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL2468

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussion they have had with local authorities and the emergency services to ensure that roads in England and Wales are kept open in the event of poor winter weather in 2016–17.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, the United St Saviours Charity
 HL2469

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the service provided by almshouses to local communities.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, the United St Saviours Charity
 HL2470

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of public money spent on maintenance fees individual students received by studying at the Greenwich School of Management in the academic years 2014–15 and 2015–16.   HL2471

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much public money was spent on tuition fees in the form of bursaries for individuals studying at the Greenwich School of Management in the academic years 2014–15 and 2015–16.   HL2472

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of students in receipt of publicly-funded bursaries studying at the Greenwich School of Management for degrees validated by Plymouth University did not attend their examinations in the academic years 2014–15 and 2015–16.   HL2473

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the progression figures for students in receipt of publicly-funded bursaries studying at the Greenwich School of Management for degrees validated by Plymouth University for the academic years 2014–15 and 2015–16.   HL2474

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to bring sixth form colleges in line with sixth form college academies in not having to pay VAT.   HL2475

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to replace the permanent secretary to the Treasury or the permanent representative at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU.   HL2476

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK civil servants, and of what grade, who work in units, directorates or sub-departments within DEFRA are charged with EU policy formulation, advising on EU policy or enforcing EU policy.   HL2477

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK civil servants, and of what grade, who work in units, directorates or sub-departments within the FCO are charged with EU policy formulation, advising on EU policy or enforcing EU policy.   HL2478

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK civil servants, and of what grade, who work in units, directorates or sub-departments within the Treasury are charged with EU policy formulation, advising on EU policy or enforcing EU policy.   HL2479

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 18 July (HL1279) and in the light of the recent report by NHS Digital concerning social media pressure and mental health, whether they will now conduct that research.   HL2480

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL475), what is the justification for requiring self-employed vehicle courier drivers to have third party insurance but not cyclist couriers.   HL2481

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 October (17 October)

HL1997 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

HL2064 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

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

[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

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

1 November

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

20 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

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Investigatory Powers

Government

 

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 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

 

26 October

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

 

26 October

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

 

24 October

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016

 

24 October

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

 

24 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

 

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

Draft Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 (Independent Reporting Commission) 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

 
 

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

 

Retirement 

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

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Wade of Chorlton

1 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.

Thursday 20 October

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

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

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 2

Charities

Select Committee

4.30pm

Wednesday 26 October

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 1 November

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

10.45am

Wednesday 2 November

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Wednesday 9 November

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 15 November

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 19 October 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Wade of Chorlton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 1 November 2016.

Private Business

2 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The petition against the bill from The Magic Circle (No. 524) was withdrawn.

Select Committee Reports

3 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on the following bills: 
Wales Bill 
House of Lords Bill [HL] 
Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] 
Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] 
Renters’ Rights Bill [HL]. (5th Report, HL Paper 54)

4 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:

Draft Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 (Independent Reporting Commission) Regulations 2016. (10th Report, HL Paper 55)

Public Business

5 Short-term letting: deregulation A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

6 International development aid A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Baroness Mobarik.

7 British servicemen: vexatious law suits A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Earl Howe.

8 Calais camps: unaccompanied minors A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

9 Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Lord Freud presented a bill to make provision about pension schemes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 65)

10 Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 65–EN)

11 Pensions: sale of annuities Lord Young of Cookham repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 Investigatory Powers Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 180. Amendments 180 to 185, 186 and 187, 189 to 191, 194 to 196, 197 to 203, 204, 205, 206 to 208, 209, 210, 211 to 215, 216 and 217, 218, 219 to 243, 247 to 250, 255 to 258 and 259 to 300 were agreed to. Amendment 196A was disagreed to (see division). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66)

13 Fit for Work scheme A question was asked by Lord Luce and, after debate, answered by Lord Freud.

The House adjourned at 8.35pm until Thursday 20 October at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Communities and Local Government-Government response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee report: Government Interventions: the use of Commissioners in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.    (9345)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (3 October) 
     (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Extradition Act 2003 (Overseas Territories) Order 2016, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833. 
     (990)

2 (1) Secretaries of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for International Trade and for Exiting the European Union and the Transfer of Functions (Education and Skills) Order 2016 
       (992)

(2) Transfer of Functions (Elections, Referendums, Third Sector and Information) Order 2016   (997)

laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman on Driven to despair: How drivers have been let down by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2016, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.    (991)

Division on 19 October 2016 

Investigatory Powers Bill

Lord Paddick moved amendment 196A, in clause 147, page 118, line 48, at end to insert:

"( ) A bulk acquisition warrant may not require data which relates to or includes internet connection records."

The House divided:

Contents 82

Not-contents 321

Contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B. [Teller]

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Erroll, E.

Foster of Bath, L.

Fox, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Thurso, V.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wigley, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Not-contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alli, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Bates, L.

Beecham, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Bertin, B.

Bilimoria, L.

Billingham, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cork and Orrery, E.

Cormack, L.

Corston, B.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Cox, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cromwell, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Deech, B.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Drayson, L.

D’Souza, B.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Evans of Watford, L.

Evans of Weardale, L.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Ford, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gale, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glasman, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Golding, B.

Goodlad, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greengross, B.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hameed, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Haskel, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Hayward, L.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Helic, B.

Henig, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hogg, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Inglewood, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jopling, L.

Judd, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Lipsey, L.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McAvoy, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mobarik, B.

Monks, L.

Montrose, D.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Moynihan, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Nye, B.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pidding, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Robathan, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Simon, V.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Temple-Morris, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Uddin, B.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wills, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Woolf, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 19th October 2016