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House of Lords Business

Wednesday 2 November 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

†*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the concerns of the Women Against State Pension Inequality about changes to 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.

Investigatory Powers Bill Consideration of Commons Reasons [Earl Howe]

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)

Future Business 

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 Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the increase in the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons in the 12 months to 30 September, what steps they will take to ensure the protection of potentially vulnerable prisoners.

†Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 69 (Appointment of Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills), Mr Colin Lee be appointed an Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills in place of Mr Matthew Hamlyn.

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.

†Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Young of Hornsey]

†Wales Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 (Independent Reporting Commission) Regulations 2016 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 September be approved. (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 2 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 4 November.

†Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Lord Nash]

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 (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 3 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 7 November.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

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. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

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).

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).

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.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 7 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 8 November.

Lord Lucas to move that this House takes note of the application of immigration policy to overseas students at United Kingdom universities and colleges. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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.

†Tuesday 29 November at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of this year’s Global Corruption Report by Transparency International, what action they are taking to tackle corruption in sport.

†*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and Stonewall published on 27 October No Safe Refuge, what plans they have to make detention centres safer for LGBT asylum seekers.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for moving Parliament and central departments to the north of England.

†Thursday 15 December at 11.00am

It is expected that two balloted debates will be tabled. Ballot on 29 November. Time limit 2½ hours each.

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

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

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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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)

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)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress made in combatting neglected tropical diseases since the London Declaration made in January 2012. (1 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 1 November and due for answer by 15 November.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the public sector spend on health per head of population in real terms for each of the years from, and including, 2010; and what is the projected spend per head in real terms for each of the years up to, and including, 2020.   HL2868

Baroness Finn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether exit payments may be made to councillors when a councillor loses office or is no longer required to undertake specific duties within a local authority.   HL2869

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to obtain full access for representatives of the UNHCR to the refugee camp at al-Rukban on the frontier of Jordan, together with the provision of water, food and medical supplies for its inhabitants.   HL2870

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to make representations to the governments of Israel and Egypt to provide entry permits to Gaza for UN and international NGO personnel.    HL2871

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to protest to the government of Israel about the number of demolitions of houses, farm buildings and other structures in the West Bank since 2015, affecting both Palestinian homes and livelihoods; and what assessment they have made of the prospect of an EU approach on the issue.   HL2872

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations concerning guardianship in paragraphs 320 and 321 of the 2nd report of the EU Select Committee Children in Crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU, published on 26 July, and concerning the availability of legal aid for unaccompanied migrant children for the purposes of proceedings for family reunification, in paragraph 291.   HL2873

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ensure that child asylum applicants admitted to the UK are not moved to areas where specialist legal advice on immigration matters is unavailable.   HL2874

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many assaults there have been on prison officers and prisoners in each of the last three years for which figures are available.   HL2875

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths have occurred in prisons in each of the last three years for which figures are available.   HL2876

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made regarding the employment prospects of black and minority ethnic personnel leaving the Armed Forces and entering the job market.   HL2877

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in recruiting black and ethnic minority personnel to the armed services in each year from 2010 to 2015, excluding those from the Commonwealth.   HL2878

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to deal with reported discrimination in the job market experienced by black and minority ethnic personnel leaving the Armed Forces.   HL2879

Lord Palmer to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how much the report Work of the House of Lords 2015–16 cost to produce and distribute.   HL2880

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of children in schools currently graded by OFSTED as good or outstanding, which were graded as requiring improvement or inadequate in 2010, are in (1) academies, and (2) other state-maintained schools.   [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
 HL2881

Baroness Young of Old Scone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of House of Lords Select Committee reports received a Government response within the two months period set out in paragraph 11.39 of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords in the years (1) 2009–10, (2) 2015–16, and (3) 2016–17 to date.   HL2882

Baroness Young of Old Scone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many House of Lords Select Committee reports published in the (1) 2015–16, and (2) current, session of Parliament, except those published within the last two months, have not received a Government response.   HL2883

Baroness Young of Old Scone to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the report of the Select Committee on National Policy on the Built Environment, Building Better Places, published on 19 February.   HL2884

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government which police forces in England and Wales maintain units devoted exclusively or principally to tackling abuse of elderly persons; and how many officers are employed full-time in each of those units.   HL2885

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Culture, Media and Sport set a six-week deadline to respond to its Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures announced on 24 October.   HL2886

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Economic and Social Research Council’s process for verifying applications for grants of public funds, in the light of their £9 million grant to the Centre for Climate Change Economics.   HL2887

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much energy was consumed by the UK during the period 24 to 31 October; and what percentage of that energy was sourced from wind generation.   HL2888

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate was their public subsidy contribution to UK wind farms during the period from 24 to 31 October.   HL2889

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 24 October (HL2163), what assessment they have made of the case for intervening under sections 10 and 15 of the Local Government Act 1999 in order to ensure that local authorities are discharging their function and meeting their statutory obligations to provide library services to the public.   HL2890

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many references to Pepper v Hart have been made in ministerial statements in the House of Lords.   HL2891

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the extra road traffic and motor vehicle pollution likely to be generated near the expanded Heathrow airport, and whether they intend to widen the M25 in order to accommodate the extra traffic near Heathrow. 
   HL2892

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policies for reducing air pollution in cities include expanding the areas of planting of trees and other vegetation on the ground and on buildings by public and private organisations.   HL2893

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the House of Lords Arctic Committee’s Responding to a Changing Arctic report, what steps they are taking with other EU and Arctic Council countries to exchange data with Russia about the Arctic region, especially regarding the methane and dangerous greenhouse gases being generated in this region.   HL2894

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of clinical commissioning groups commission technologies to support atrial fibrillation detection in routine care. 
   HL2895

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of clinical commissioning groups commission community pharmacists to support patients with atrial fibrillation to adhere to anticoagulation therapy.   HL2896

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to run a public awareness campaign to improve the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.   HL2897

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the implementation of the NHS RightCare cardiovascular disease prevention optimal value pathway.   HL2898

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all stroke victims are able to receive thrombectomies where appropriate.   HL2899

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households in Newcastle upon Tyne they estimate will suffer reductions in housing benefit as a result of the new cap on housing benefits to be introduced on 7 November, and what they estimate will be the size of the annual savings engendered by the cut in Newcastle.   HL2900

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult the public on the case for banning all wet wipes which contain plastic fibres.   HL2901

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to (1) require the packaging for wet wipes containing plastic fibres to display a warning that the wipes must not be flushed down toilets, (2) carry out a public awareness campaign regarding the dangers wet wipes with plastic particles pose to the environment, wildlife and public health, and (3) list publicly all the brands which use plastic particles in their wet wipes.   HL2902

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to consult the public on proposals to make doctors personally liable to the NHS if they fail to collect fees from health tourists, and to make it a disciplinary offence for any doctor to fail to check whether a patient is a health tourist.   HL2903

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to list all the UK’s tree and plant species under threat from pests and diseases found in plants imported to the UK from the EU. 
   HL2904

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to draw up a new phytosanitary inspection regime for plants imported from the EU after the UK’s withdrawal.   HL2905

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what directions they have issued to the Financial Conduct Authority’s members on the European Securities and Markets Authority concerning representations they should make on the location of central clearing houses and the protocols for offsetting collateral, and how this work is being co-ordinated with the UK’s overall negotiating strategy with the EU.   HL2906

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the official figure of £10 billion extra in funding for the NHS by 2020–21 is correct.   HL2907

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what are the present costs to the NHS of adult social care, and (2) how much additional funding they estimate is required to ensure the adequate provision of social care, particularly for the elderly.   HL2908

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to encourage and attract investment to the steel, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries in the UK.   HL2909

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many additional cybersecurity experts they estimate are needed to implement the National Cyber Security Strategy, (2) what priority is being given to the education and training of cybersecurity experts, and (3) what is being done to encourage young people to study computer sciences at university and to recruit them to the cybersecurity industry.   HL2910

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fluent Russian speakers have been trained or recruited by the FCO since June 2015, and how many fluent Russian speakers are presently employed by the FCO.   HL2911

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to provide compulsory air quality monitors outside all schools and children’s playgrounds.   HL2912

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to educate pregnant women about the detrimental effects of air pollution on foetuses.   HL2913

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have undertaken to assess the impact of grouse moors on the management of water flows and flooding. 
   HL2914

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) burning heather, and (2) depleted peat bogs, on the UK’s carbon emissions. 
   HL2915

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking with manufacturers to improve the labelling of wet wipes to avoid them being flushed into the sewers and becoming a marine pollutant.   HL2916

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the closure of the Kids’ Company charity in August 2015, what the £3 million they granted to Kids’ Company in June 2015 was used for.   HL2917

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to encourage retired general practitioners to work part-time for the NHS; and, if so, on what terms and conditions.   HL2918

Lord Livermore to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) whether they offered compensation to Nissan for any harm to its operations in the UK arising from the UK’s future trade arrangement with the EU and, if so, what form of compensation; and (2) whether they will publish the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s letter to Nissan.   HL2919

Lord Livermore to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment since 23 June of the economic impact on the UK of leaving the Single Market.   HL2920

Lord Livermore to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment since 23 June of the economic impact on the UK of leaving the Customs Union.   HL2921

Lord Livermore to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish any new analysis regarding the economic impact on the UK of the various future options for trade with the EU. 
   HL2922

Lord Livermore to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they remain committed to reducing net migration to the tens of thousands per year.   HL2923

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)

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]

18 October (1 November)

HL2388 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

HL2389 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

HL2405 Lord Teverson [HO]

HL2411 Lord Empey [DfIT]

HL2419 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

HL2420 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

HL2421 Lord Storey [DfE]

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

[DfE] 12

[DfIT] 1

[HO] 4

     

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

 

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

2 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

7 November

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

7 November

House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

8 November

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reasons

   

Investigatory Powers (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

2 November

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

12th Report

 

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

 

7 November

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

8 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

 

Retirement 

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

 

Date of Retirement

 

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.

Wednesday 2 November

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

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

Tuesday 8 November

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.15am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

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 Tuesday 1 November 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Truro.

1 Oath Lord Hoffmann took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 1 November 2016 of Lord Wade of Chorlton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

3 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Llewellyn of Steep for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Report

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016. (12th Report, HL Paper 62)

Private Business

5 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee with amendments.

6 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The following petitions against the bill were withdrawn:

Denham Parish Council (No. 591) and 
Great Moor Sailing Club (Mr Nigel John French as Agent and Trustee) (No. 593)

Public Business

7 Aviation: international trade A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

8 Asylum seekers A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

9 Green Investment Bank A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

10 Brexit: trade A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Mobarik.

11 Clerk of the Parliaments The Leader of the House acquainted the House that she had received the following letter from the Clerk of the Parliaments:

I would be grateful if you could inform the House of my decision to retire from the office of Clerk of the Parliaments, with my last day of service to be 15 April 2017. As we have discussed, I will by then have served for six years in the post, which seems a suitable point at which to hand over the reins.

I joined the staff of the House in 1974, and it has been a privilege over the last 42 years to have played a part in supporting a second chamber which has become ever more visible and influential.

I have been fortunate over the last 5½ years to have enjoyed wonderful support from members in all parts of the House and from colleagues in both Houses and in the Digital Service. I am deeply grateful to them all. They have made my time as Clerk of the Parliaments enjoyable as well as rewarding.

There will be many challenges for the House and for its administration over the coming years, but I know that we are well equipped to handle them, and I have every confidence that the House will continue to play an essential and valuable role in our national life.

The letter was read and ordered to lie on the Table.

12 Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.

13 Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.

14 Orgreave Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

15 Press matters Lord Keen of Elie repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Lord Freud moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

17 Investigatory Powers Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons. The Commons reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 68)

18 European Union: unaccompanied migrant children (EUC Report) Baroness Prashar moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 8.58pm until Wednesday 2 November at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Contingent Liability-Minute from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy concerning a contingent liability in respect of a Provision of indemnity relating to South Tees Site Company Ltd a Government-owned Company.    (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Parole Board Rules 2016, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.    (1041)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Immigration Act 2014: Draft guidance on taking reasonable steps to end a residential tenancy agreement within a reasonable time, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

2 Report for 2015–16 of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006.

 

Prepared 1st November 2016