House of Lords Business

Tuesday 1 November 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment that Australia will not commence negotiations on a trade deal with the United Kingdom, and of the implications for all future post-Brexit trade negotiations whilst the United Kingdom remains a member of the European Union.

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Empey]

Lord Empey to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Rooker]

Lord Rooker to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Freud]

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

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).

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Russia’s current strategic objectives in the Baltic states.

Policing and Crime Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 3rd and 4th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 1 November.

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.

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to ensure that exam boards continue to offer a range of creative subjects at A-Level. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further reform to party funding. (1½ hours)

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 intend to consult the National Police Chiefs Council regarding the case for introducing national identity cards.

Thursday 17 November at 11.00am

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Living Home Standard.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their policies on conflicts of interest in respect of contracts with public and private organisations which provide or deliver public services or projects; and where those policies are made publicly available.

Monday 21 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are intending to review the Strategic Defence and Security Review in relation to maintaining the size of the army at 82,000 personnel and increasing the size of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many seizures of illegal arms entering the United Kingdom there were in the last year for which figures are available.

*Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the numbers of European Union scientists working British research programmes, what assessment they have made of the impact of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on medical research and innovation.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to require all future British defence contracts to specify the use of British steel exclusively.

Tuesday 22 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals completed training to become qualified nurses in England in 2015.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the continuing intercommunal conflicts in the northern and Middle Belt states of Nigeria; and what assistance they are providing for those displaced by these conflicts.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in bringing to justice those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity, particularly against Yazidis, Christians and other minorities, in Syria and Iraq.

Wednesday 23 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the use of force by police officers when responding to emergency calls from mental health units.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when their response to the Waterson review of secondary ticketing will be published.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on investors of the volatility of sterling. [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
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Thursday 24 November at 11.00am

*Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to include serial stalkers and domestic violence offenders on the Violent and Sex Offenders Register so that they are identified, risk assessed and managed like sex offenders.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet ratified the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, and when they intend to do so.

*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make sex and relationship education part of the national curriculum.

†Monday 28 November at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to oppose the proposed United Nations resolution on taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament; and, if so, what alternative measures they consider could lead to progress being made on multilateral disarmament negotiations.

†*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recent statement in Kenya by the Secretary of State for International Development that she envisaged using the aid budget to promote the United Kingdom’s bilateral trade agreements following its departure from the European Union is consistent with the International Development Act 2002.

†*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to amend the terms of reference of the House of Lords Appointments Commission to ensure that recommendations by the leaders of political parties are treated in the same way as appointments to the Crossbenches and assessed for suitability as well as propriety.

†*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given undertakings to different sectors of industry regarding trade with the European Union; and, if so, whether these will be incorporated in their industrial strategy.

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.

Lord Hylton to move that this House takes note of the situation in Syria in the light of the cease-fires in that country in February and September.

Lord Sterling of Plaistow to move that this House takes note of the impact of withdrawal from the European Union on the United Kingdom’s armed forces and foreign service.

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to move that this House takes note of the impact on the economy and investment of fluctuations in the level of the pound sterling.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of the application of the Family Test to the policy making process.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the case for improving the product recall system and manufacturing standards for white goods.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the lack of judicial accountability of those responsible for war crimes and genocide in Syria and Iraq; and of provision for adequate protection for the civilian populations of those countries.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the report by UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and Stonewall No Safe Refuge: Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention.

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

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 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 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 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 Service 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)

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)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing peace, progress, human rights and good governance in Sudan. (25 October)

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. (25 October)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on disabled people of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (26 October)

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. (26 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 31 October and due for answer by 14 November.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Equality and Human Rights Commission was asked to prepare specific guidance on managing reasonable adjustments in higher education.   HL2814

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of an upsurge in violence against Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese military.   HL2815

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Eurostat figures and analysis published on 17 October, The share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU back to its pre-crisis level, what plans they have to work with (1) the EU and other international partners, and (2) the UK devolved administrations, in reducing the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion.   HL2816

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the trial of an early warning sanctions system piloted in Scotland; and what plans they have to introduce an early warning system for people issued with benefit sanctions in England and Wales.   HL2817

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the responsibilities of each of the 40 admirals in the Royal Navy; and what is the total cost of their posts including salaries, expenses and supporting staff.   HL2818

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to remove the use of confidentiality agreements in relation to the dismissal of senior NHS executives.   HL2819

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they endorse the decision of the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust to withhold from the public domain the reasons for the dismissal of the Chief Executive of the Trust.   HL2820

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total block grant given to Richmond Council in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   HL2821

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children received free school meals as part of the universal free school meals programme in the constituency of Richmond Park in each of the last three years for which figures are available.   HL2822

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total funding given to each hospital within the Borough of Richmond in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how much of that funding was for new capital expenditure.   HL2823

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much each government department has spent on subscriptions for IT software used by office-based departmental staff in each of the last three years for which figures are available.   HL2824

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many licences for Microsoft Office have been held by each government department in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what is the total cost of those licences by department.   HL2825

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given Nissan any letter of comfort or undertakings that have not also been given to other businesses in connection with investment in new production capacity in the UK; and if so, what they were and whether they will publish copies of the correspondence.   HL2826

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the security situation in Somalia as a result of the withdrawal of Ethiopian armed forces from that country.
   HL2827

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision proposing a third runway at Heathrow, what will be the future of nearby RAF Northolt.   HL2828

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 October (HL Deb col 2279), what they consider to be the normal levels of hate crime; whether these are acceptable; and if not, whether they have a target for their further reduction.
   HL2829

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the significance and the implications of the reported rise in the prices for (1) Apple Mac computers, (2) motor vehicle fuel, and (3) Marmite.   HL2830

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new regulations and other changes in legislation will be required before self-driving cars can be used on roads in the UK.   HL2831

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether self-driving wheel-based robots can be used on British highways, and if so, in what circumstances; whether they are covered by road traffic and other highways legislation; whether third party insurance is required for their use; and whether such robots must carry information as to their owners and operators and, when used for the purposes of transporting goods, the nature of those goods.   HL2832

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether self-driving wheel-based robots can be used on footpaths, bridleways and cycleways which are public rights of way; and if so, in what circumstances.    HL2833

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to criminalise the withholding of knowledge relating to the presence or movement of funds for terrorist use made available through the co-operation of British business.   HL2834

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Supreme Court judgement R (on the application of Johnson) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on 19 October on the matter of the granting of British citizenship, (1) when the Home Office website and other materials will be changed to reflect the decision, (2) when all consulates and embassies will be notified of changes to policy and practice resulting from the decision, and (3) when the Home Office will change the Form UKM and Form UKF application forms to reflect the decision.   HL2835

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the annual report on devolution required by section 1 of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016.
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL2836

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests for directions to admit a child to an academy the Education Funding Agency has received from councils since its establishment on 1 April 2012; and how many such directions were issued in the last four years.
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL2837

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been allocated to support unaccompanied children being resettled in the UK beyond 31 March 2017.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL2838

Baroness Shephard of Northwold to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are penalised for breaches of targets set out in the NHS Constitution and pledges on waiting times, and Acute Hospital Trusts (AHTs) are not penalised for the same breaches; and if so, whether this represents differing treatment of CCGs and AHTs by NHS England.
   HL2839

Baroness Shephard of Northwold to ask Her Majesty’s Government why NHS England have told commissioners that they cannot utilise non-recurrent reserves held in their funding allocation to mitigate future potential risks; and what are the reasons for putting commissioners into financial turnaround processes when they have sufficient reserves available to them to maintain their financial duties.   HL2840

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there are any circumstances, as part of the negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU, whereby a new treaty would have to be signed; and what implications this would have on the expected introduction of a bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972.   HL2841

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that the UK’s future relationship with the European Union will be established in the withdrawal agreement or whether further negotiations will be required.   HL2842

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include changes to the UK’s relationship with the European Court of Human Rights in the expected bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972.   HL2843

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the need for a greater period or more stages of pre-legislative scrutiny in advance of the introduction of the expected bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972.   HL2844

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for naming, and drafting, the expected bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972.   HL2845

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have begun to draft the contents of the expected bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and whether or not there will be an opportunity for Parliament to comment on the bill prior to its introduction.   HL2846

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have they had with the government of Israel regarding Israel’s regulations for operating drones in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.   HL2847

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of restrictions imposed by Israel on the water supply for Palestinians in the West Bank.   HL2848

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of the levelling of Palestinian owned land east of Nablus on 22 October.   HL2849

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of a raid on al-Aqsa Mosque on 23 October.   HL2850

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Companies House intends to launch a public consultation on the proposal to reduce the amount of time that records of dissolved companies are retained from 20 years to six; and if so, when.   HL2851

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all unaccompanied children they have brought to the UK from the Jungle camp in Calais are assessed by social workers or specialist charities for human trafficking or modern slavery indicators immediately upon their arrival.   HL2852

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have accommodated any unaccompanied children from Calais in any immigration detention facility in the last month.   HL2853

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether children brought to the UK from Calais in accordance with the Dublin Regulation are given safeguarding assessments by social workers before being handed over to relatives claiming the children.   HL2854

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have contracted Oasis UK to provide accommodation for unaccompanied children coming from Calais, and if so, when was that agreement reached.   HL2855

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have refused to provide reception and accommodation for any unaccompanied children brought from the Jungle camp at Calais.   HL2856

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the UK remains a partner in collaborating, and sharing learning with EU member states to develop and improve the conditions of sport.   HL2857

Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty’s Government with regard to (1) oocytes frozen for a patient’s own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes used for the purpose of donation to another woman, for each year from 2008 to 2015 (a) how many oocytes were frozen and how many have been thawed for the purposes of treatment by in vitro fertilisation; (b) of those which were thawed, how many were successfully fertilised and appeared to develop normally; and (c) of those, how many were transferred to a uterus, and how many of those transfers resulted in (I) a pregnancy, (ii) miscarriage, or (iii) live birth.   HL2858

Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty’s Government with regard to (1) oocytes frozen for a patients’ own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes used for the purpose of donation to another woman, in how many cases for each year from 2008 to 2015 more than one embryo was transferred simultaneously to the uterus and how many multiple pregnancies or multiple births have resulted.   HL2859

Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty’s Government in each year from 2008 to 2015 what is the incidence of foetal abnormalities in births which have resulted from treatments using (1) oocytes frozen for a patients’ own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes used for the purpose of donation to another woman.   HL2860

Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of (1) oocytes frozen for a patient’s own use in the UK, and (2) frozen oocytes for the purpose of donation to another woman, how many patients had a live birth after they reached the age of 35.   HL2861

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proposal by Companies House to change the policy of retention of dissolved company records from 20 years to six years will affect the ability of those who have contracted mesothelioma to seek to bring claims for compensation against their former employers and companies which have dissolved before the claimants’ diagnosis.   HL2862

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK, the British Lung Foundation and other relevant bodies regarding the proposal by Companies House to change the policy of retention of dissolved company records from 20 years to six years.   HL2863

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to encourage schools to promote Gypsy Roma Traveller History month in June 2017.   HL2864

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendation made in the Inclusion Health Board report Hidden Needs: Identifying Key Vulnerable Groups in Data Collections that Gypsies and Travellers should be designated as particularly vulnerable.   HL2865

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to enable the identification of Gypsies and Travellers in the youth justice system so that data can be gathered.
   HL2866

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Gypsy and Traveller children were taken into care in 2015 and how this compares with the general population.   HL2867

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 October (17 October)

HL2064 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

11 October (25 October)

HL2207 Baroness Masham of Ilton [DfE]

HL2208 Baroness Masham of Ilton [DfE]

HL2209 Baroness Masham of Ilton [DfE]

HL2210 Baroness Masham of Ilton [DfE]

12 October (26 October)

HL2232 Lord Storey [DfE]

HL2233 Lord Storey [DfE]

HL2276 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

HL2277 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

13 October (27 October)

HL2308 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

HL2328 Lord Temple-Morris [HO]

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

[DfE] 10

[HO] 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

 

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

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

1 November

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

9 November

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

1 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

1 November

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

1 November

Policing and Crime (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

2 November

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

 

House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons with Amendments

   

Investigatory Powers (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

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 Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

7th Report

 

Draft 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

   

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

 

Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Wade of Chorlton

1 November

 

Lord Scott of Foscote

21 December

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 1 November

   

Charities

Select Committee

visit in London
and 3.45pm

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

10.45am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

4.30pm

Wednesday 2 November

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.15am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.45am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

11.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Thursday 3 November

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 9 November

   

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

1.30pm

Tuesday 15 November

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Tuesday 22 November

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Monday 28 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 31 October 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Truro.

1 Lord Ricketts Sir Peter Forbes Ricketts, GCMG, GCVO, having been created Baron Ricketts, of Shortlands in the County of Kent, for life by Letters Patent dated 17 October 2016, was introduced between Lord Patten of Barnes and Lord Jay of Ewelme, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord Llewellyn of Steep The Rt Hon. Edward David Gerard Llewellyn, OBE, having been created Baron Llewellyn of Steep, of Steep in the County of Hampshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 20 October 2016, was introduced between Lord Patten of Barnes and Lord Hague of Richmond, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3 Leave of Absence The leave of absence granted to Lord Hoffmann was ended.

Select Committee Report

4 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

English votes for English laws. (6th Report, HL Paper 61)

Public Business

5 Road safety: eye tests A question was asked by Viscount Simon and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

6 Children: oral health A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

7 Directly elected mayors A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

8 Transforming Rehabilitation programme A question was asked by Lord Ramsbotham and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

9 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 (see division) and 2 to 36 were agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

10 Wales Bill The bill was considered in Committee. The House resumed.

11 NHS funding Lord Prior of Brampton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 Work capability: Improving lives green paper Lord Freud repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Nissan: Sunderland Baroness Neville-Rolfe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/808) Lord Storey moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

15 Wales Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 6. Amendments 11 and 12, 15 and 16, and 18 and 19 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 13 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.00pm until Tuesday 1 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Disability-Improving Lives–The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.    (9342)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)

(1) Criminal Justice (Electronic Monitoring) (Responsible Person) Order 2016. (27 September) 
   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration and Statutory Charge) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (11 October)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 28 October:

 (1) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016   (1026)

(2) European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) Regulations 2016   (1030)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, laid under the Petroleum Act 1998.    (1029)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Immigration Act 2016: Draft Code of Practice on Labour Market Enforcement Undertakings and Orders, laid under the Immigration Act 2016.

Division on 31 October 2016 

Investigatory Powers Bill

Baroness Hollins moved amendment 1, in clause 8, page 7, line 37, at end to insert ", or

( ) in the course of its transmission by means of a public telecommunication system."

The House divided:

Contents 226

Not-contents 186

Contents

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Bichard, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Boyce, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Cashman, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Condon, L.

Corston, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Emerton, B.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Featherstone, B.

Fellowes, L.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grender, B.

Hain, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Haskel, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Krebs, L.

Laming, L. [Teller]

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McDonagh, B.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Ouseley, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Paul, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Soley, L.

Stern, B.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Touhig, L.

Truro, Bp.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wigley, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Winston, L.

Wolf of Dulwich, B.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Bew, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browning, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clancarty, E.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Cox, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Dear, 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.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Gold, L.

Grabiner, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Horam, L.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Imbert, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Judge, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Oxburgh, L.

Pannick, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stevens of Ludgate, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 31st October 2016