House of Lords Business

Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking following the detention on 4 November of Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, the co-chairs of the Turkish HDP party.

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

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)

Special Public Bill Committee in Committee Room 4A at 1.30pm

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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).

Future Business 

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 9 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 11 November.

Wales Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the value and vibrancy of museums such as the People’s History Museum are recognised, and to secure the future of such museums. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 16 November at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission What Really Matters in Children and Young People’s Mental Health published on 7 November.

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 10 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 14 November.

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Freud] 6th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 July be approved. 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 11 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 15 November.

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)

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the root causes of child poverty across the United Kingdom. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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)

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. (1½ hours)

Friday 18 November at 10.00am

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Lipsey]

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

Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Jolly] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Grender] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 on 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, further to the National Infrastructure delivery plan 2016 to 2021, what assessment they have made of the ability of the private sector to part-fund infrastructure improvements.

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.

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to move that this House takes note of the case for limiting the number and nature of claims against the Ministry of Defence and United Kingdom armed services personnel arising out of future armed conflict abroad.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 14 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 15 November.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to move that this House takes note of the implications for the health and social care workforce of the result of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

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.

Wednesday 30 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to outline their objectives for the negotiations concerning the immigration regime for European Union citizens, following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the public debate around the film I, Daniel Blake, they plan to set up a review of the treatment of claimants in the social security system.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities use their powers to remove the barriers that stop disabled people getting to work.

Thursday 1 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the forthcoming review of testing guidelines in 2017, what steps they are taking to ensure new national clinical guidance is adopted by the National Health Service and local authorities to reach people in the United Kingdom still living with undiagnosed HIV.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to tackle the global HIV epidemic amongst adolescents and young people from key populations.

*Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of barriers to accessing treatment to prevent the spread of HIV; and what steps they are taking to address those.

Monday 5 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Jordan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the incidence of mobile phone use whilst driving.

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their long-term plan for physical education as part of a holistic strategy for child health and well being.

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to conduct an annual review of early years childcare funding to ensure sustainability and quality.

*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the involvement of Commonwealth parliamentarians during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, hosted by the United Kingdom, and whether they will use the opportunity provided by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference on 11–17 December to consult Commonwealth parliamentarians in advance of the Heads of Government meeting.

†Tuesday 6 December at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to enhance the role of community pharmacies in providing NHS services to patients and the public. [I]Category 1: Directorships
Majority Stockholder, Executive Chairman, Cumberlege Eden & Partners (specialist consultancy to the health sector).
Work done by the Member (category 2) is paid directly to Cumberlege Eden & Partners
Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
Cumberlege Eden & Partners (see category 1)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
National Health Service organisations
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Clarity Informatics Ltd (health informatics)

†*Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what current plans they are considering with regard to pensions tax relief; and whether they are planning to introduce a pensions ISA.

†*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the rise in the number of children and young people being treated for self-harm.

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.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 29 November for debate on 15 December. Time limit 2½ hours

Viscount Waverley to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Iran.

Lord Lee of Trafford to move that this House takes note of the implications for the tourism and hospitality sectors of the result of the referendum for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny (4th Report, HL Paper 50). 20 October 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

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that this House regrets that the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016 unnecessarily require councils to meet their fiduciary duty; override the ability of local councils to make decisions that best meet both the needs of their pension scheme and the expectations of their local electorate; and that they undermine the principles of devolution of power and freedom of speech (SI 2016/946). 10th 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 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 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)

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)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that there is sufficient foreign language provision in the business and commercial community to promote the competitiveness of the United Kingdom economy. (8 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 8 November and due for answer by 22 November.

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the charity sector of the proposal to limit the proportion of the annual value of a qualifying employer’s Apprenticeship Levy funding pot that can be transferred to another employer to 10 per cent.   HL3070

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that registered charities paying the Apprenticeship Levy will receive benefits from the scheme at least equivalent to the cost of the Levy.   HL3071

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given or will give to enable charities to engage with the Trailblazer process to develop charity-specific apprenticeship standards, including in fields such as financial management and governance.   HL3072

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to ensure appropriate representation of the charity sector on the board of the Institute for Apprenticeships.   HL3073

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the amount, if any, which (1) registered charities, and (2) private sector employers, paying the Apprenticeship Levy will lose as a result of funds in their digital account expiring because the employer was unable to spend them.   HL3074

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many human embryos were deliberately destroyed in the last 12 months for which figures are available; how many human embryos were transferred to uteri in order to establish pregnancies; and what are the cumulative figures for both circumstances since such procedures were made legal.   HL3075

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 July (HL1098) and 7 November (HL2544), which previous answers identified the members of the expert panel convened by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) who shared private and confidential correspondence with members of the HFEA Executive that had not been submitted to the Authority as part of any formal calls for evidence; and if they are unable to answer the questions, why they are unable to do so.   HL3076

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms and safeguards the Department for International Development has in place to ensure that British aid distributed in Pakistan is not used by provinces or schools to purchase textbooks which contain material indoctrinating against minorities.   HL3077

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Education Fund for Sindh takes into account the curricula being taught to students when making funding decisions, and what steps they are taking to ensure that children supported by the Fund are not taught an intolerant view of religious and non-religious minorities through the textbooks used in schools.   HL3078

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 July 2015 (HL1524), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority does not hold data in its register regarding the number of embryos experimented upon; whether this lack of data applies to embryos created specifically for research; and if so, what measures they intend to take to regulate such activity effectively.   HL3079

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were approached by the Northern Ireland Executive to establish whether the proposal to provide public funds to ensure the continuation of the United Airlines flight between Belfast International Airport and Newark New Jersey was compliant with European law; and if so, when.   HL3080

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the provision of £5 million to support measures to tackle continuing paramilitary activity as set out in the 2015 document A Fresh Start: the Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan; and why this payment was withheld from the Northern Ireland Executive. 
   HL3081

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that proposals for high-speed trans-Pennine rail services will integrate the City of Bradford into the proposed routes.   HL3082

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian and other refugees remain in conditions which do not meet international standards as determined by the UNHCR in (1) Greece, (2) Bulgaria, (3) Macedonia, (4) Albania, (5) Serbia, (6) Romania, (7) Hungary, (8) Slovenia, (9) Austria, (10) Malta, (11) Italy, and (12) France; and what efforts they and the EU are making to achieve resettlement for them in third countries, or integration where they are now.   HL3083

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with the directors of overseas sovereign wealth funds about increasing investment and employment across the Middle East and North Africa, both north and south of the Sahara.   HL3084

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the detention of the co-chairs of the HDP Party, and a number of other MPs and elected mayors.   HL3085

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the five principles for building a post-Brexit immigration policy set out by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. 
   HL3086

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to discuss with the government of Israel the proposed resettlement plan for the Palestinian Bedouin Jahalia tribe living in Area C of the West Bank; and if so, what emphasis they will place on the case for a plan to provide good access to grazing land, markets, schools, water and electricity.   HL3087

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to consult the UN Secretary-General, the regional UN agencies, and the authorities in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem about the future of the Palestinian Bedouin now living in small communities in Area C, many under demolition orders. 
   HL3088

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many holders of a British passport living outside the UK were not entitled to vote in the referendum on leaving the EU.   HL3089

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of forecasts that the UK’s coal-fired electricity will fall by two thirds this year, what steps are being taken to ensure that the overall energy capacity will be sufficient to meet demand this winter.   HL3090

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial caps have been agreed with EDF and the Chinese investors in relation to the cost of storage of Hinkley Point’s nuclear waste.   HL3091

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the likelihood of taxpayers having to fund any additional cost of storage of Hinkley Point’s nuclear waste.   HL3092

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to update Parliament on the overall cost of the Hinkley Point installation and any variation in costs that might occur as the construction progresses.   HL3093

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider introducing mandatory labelling of meat products to show country of origin, method of production and method of slaughter.   HL3094

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making bilaterally and multilaterally to the government of Turkey on the arrest of Turkish Members of Parliament, the implications for democracy and stability, and the risk of stimulating extremism.   HL3095

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they owe any money to the government of the United States as a result of purchase of armaments and other equipment during the First World War; and if so, how much they owe and what are the arrangements for repayment.   HL3096

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 8 November (HL2917), how Kid’s Company spent the grant of £3 million, or any part thereof, which was made to them in August 2015.   HL3097

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 October (HL Deb, col 1787), how much resource has been taken out of acute hospitals since the inception of the five-year forward view on mental health; and of this how much has been transferred to (1) mental health care, (2) community care, and (3) primary care.   HL3098

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that leaving the EU will have on farming; and whether they plan to implement a new seasonal agricultural workers scheme in order to attract non-EU workers onto farms to pick fruit and vegetable crops.   HL3099

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 November (HL2416), what is their assessment of the political and personal safety risks facing British-based businesses and business people of a Kurdish background seeking to operate in Turkey.   HL3100

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 1 November (HL2418), what is their assessment of the role of lighting levels and the preservation of the night sky in new housing developments.   HL3101

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to introduce the Better Markets Bill.   HL3102

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the ruling of the High Court regarding the triggering of Article 50, what assessment they have made of the legal validity of other instruments and decisions, including EU directives and regulations, which have been implemented without the specific consent of Parliament.   HL3103

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how businesses wanting to be involved with the Disability Confident Business Leaders Group can do so.   HL3104

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will define those individuals with severe and lifelong disabling conditions who will not be subject to repeated reassessments for benefits.   HL3105

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 November (HL2668), whether the complete orders for boats 6 and 7 of the Astute-class submarines have been agreed and signed; and whether the orders have been placed on a cost plus or other basis.   HL3106

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of the illegal destruction by Israeli settlers of olive trees owned by Palestinians, including those of Hani Fanun.   HL3107

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development assistance to the Palestinian people Developments in the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory published in July 2015, what assessment they have made of the future habitability of the Gaza Strip.   HL3108

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of a cholera epidemic following the breakdown of the sewage system in Gaza.   HL3109

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the breakdown of sewage systems in Gaza, which international body assesses the cleanliness of the sea off the coast of Israel; and whether they have issued warnings to visitors about the risks of raw sewage being present in the area. 
   HL3110

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the physical assault and injury of a 6-year-old Palestinian boy in Silwan (East Jerusalem) by an Israeli settler, as reported by the United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs in the Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 18–31 October. 
   HL3111

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many defence establishments there are in Wales, and what are their approximate locations.   HL3112

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Magistrates’ Courts there are in Wales, and what are their locations.   HL3113

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Magistrates’ Courts in Wales have been closed since, and including, 2010.   HL3114

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Magistrates’ clerks there are currently serving courts in Wales.   HL3115

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Magistrates’ clerks were employed in Wales in 2010.   HL3116

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 November (HL2428), how many applications they have received since May 2015 from local highways authorities to extend their enforcement powers.   HL3117

Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that farming standards are adapted to increase organic food production.   HL3118

Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote organic foods with the aim of reducing potential health effects such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.   HL3119

Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the costs of organic products.   HL3120

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they have involved local Police and Crime Commissioners in their work to reduce flood risk across the country.   HL3121

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any support is available from central government funds to assist police officers in England and Wales to acquire facility in a language other than English.   HL3122

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in delivering a combined authority including Bristol City Council and surrounding councils.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3123

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on passengers of the delay in the full electrification of the railway line from London to Cardiff.   HL3124

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in delivering a combined authority in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3125

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position of Jane Fisher as both a member of the National Screening Committee (NSC) and Director of Antenatal Results and Choices which receives funding from five biotech companies which develop non-invasive prenatal tests, what consideration they gave to the possibility of a conflict of interest having affected the NSC’s recommendation that non-invasive prenatal tests be offered on the NHS, prior to the decision to adopt that recommendation.   HL3126

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers have met (1) Premaitha Health, or (2) any other biotech firm which develops non-invasive prenatal tests, in the last 12 months; and if so, which ministers were involved in those meetings, when they happened and where they were held. 
   HL3127

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 March (HL 7087), why, prior to the decision to introduce non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), they did not (1) meet people with Down’s syndrome and their families to discuss their concerns, (2) conduct an assessment of the impact of the introduction of NIPT on people with Down’s syndrome and their families and communities, (3) conclude an ethical review of NIPT, and (4) meet obligations arising under the Equality Act 2010.   HL3128

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Secretary of State for Health has not responded to (1) the letter of 8 March requesting a meeting with Lord Shinkwin and people with Down’s syndrome and their representatives to discuss concerns about the introduction of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), and (2) the letter of 11 October, signed by over 900 people with Down’s syndrome and their families, detailing their concerns regarding the implementation of NIPT into the foetal anomaly screening programme.   HL3129

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the submission by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to the National Screening Committee concerning the case for a rigorous economic analysis to be made of the lifetime costs of caring for children and adults with Down’s syndrome.   HL3130

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking action to reduce the number of late term abortions for reasons of disability; and if so, what.   HL3131

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

13 October (27 October)

HL2328 Lord Temple-Morris [HO]

18 October (1 November)

HL2405 Lord Teverson [HO]

19 October (2 November)

HL2441 Lord Wigley [HO]

25 October (8 November)

HL2631 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

HL2632 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

HL2633 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

HL2653 Lord Warner [MoJ]

HL2678 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

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

[HO] 7

[MoJ] 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

18 November

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

9 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

16 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

18 November

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

18 November

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Policing and Crime (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

9 November

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

18 November

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales

Government

15 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

16 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

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

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

12th Report

 

Draft Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016

   

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

7th Report

16 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

   

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

 
 

13th Report

   

Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

9 December

 

Localism Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary Procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de Yorkshire) Order 2016

8 November

Negative

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 9 November

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

1.30pm

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 15 November

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 16 November

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 17 November

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 22 November

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 23 November

   

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

3.45pm
in the Lord Speaker’s Office

Monday 28 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 8 November 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

Select Committee Report

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. (13th Report, HL Paper 65)

Private Business

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

Mr John, Mrs Margaret, Mr Richard and Mr Antony Greaves (No. 248) 
Nicki Hawkins (No. 329) 
Maxine C Fryer and James D Cracroft (No. 511) and 
Mrs Valerie Hollinshead, Mrs Wendy Hollinshead and Mrs Kay Wrighton (No. 785).

Public Business

3 Prisons: violence A question was asked by Lord Patel of Bradford and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

4 Flood defences A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

5 Magistrates: sentencing powers A question was asked by Baroness Seccombe and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

6 Work capability assessments A question was asked by Baroness Rawlings and answered by Lord Freud.

7 Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Lord Freud moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Pensions Schemes Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 31 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 32 to 36 
Schedule 2

Clause 37 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 38 to 44 
Title.

The motion was agreed to.

8 LGBT community: UN independent expert Baroness Goldie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

9 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 52. Amendments 53B, 54 to 56, 57 (see division 1), 58, 64, 66, 68, 71B to 71YJ, 74 to 97, 99 to 115 and 118 to 138 were agreed to. Amendment 70 was disagreed to (see division 2). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 69)

10 Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope moved 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. After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division 3).

The House adjourned at 9.09pm until Wednesday 9 November at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Justice-Government response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee on Restorative Justice.    (9343)

2 Environment-Government response to the Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Built Environment.    (9347)

3 Terrorism-Government response to the Annual Report on the Operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2014 by the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.    (9357)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1061)

2 Civil Courts (Amendment No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the Senior Courts Act 1981.   (1068)

3 Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Compliance &c) Regulations 2016, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.   (1073)

4 Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de Yorkshire) Order 2016, laid under the Localism Act 2011.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2016

(2) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2016

(3) Report of the Cabinet Office pursuant to Section 2(11B) of the Superannuation Act 1972

laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

2 Code of Practice on Obtaining Information, laid under the Social Security Fraud Act 2001.

3 (1) Army Reserve and Regular Reserve Order 2016

(2) Reserve Land Forces Regulations 2016

laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

4 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Office for Legal Complaints, laid under the Legal Services Act 2007.

Divisions on 8 November 2016 

Children and Social Work Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Lord Ramsbotham moved amendment 57, to leave out clause 29. The House divided:

Contents 245

Not-contents 213

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Burnett, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Cromwell, L.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dear, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

D’Souza, B.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Golding, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, 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 Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Janvrin, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Laming, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

McNally, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Monks, L.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Murphy, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northbourne, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L. [Teller]

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L. [Teller]

Randerson, B.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Salisbury, Bp.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Tyler, L.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Blackwell, 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.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Waverley, V.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Woolf, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Watson of Invergowrie moved amendment 70, after clause 33, to insert the new clause Safeguarding unaccompanied refugee children. The House divided:

Contents 68

Not-contents 203

Contents

Addington, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B. [Teller]

Barker, B.

Best, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Burnett, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Chidgey, L.

Cotter, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Glasgow, E.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Ludford, B.

Mar, C.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Tope, L.

Trees, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Andrews, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Grantchester, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jopling, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Leeds, Bp.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Pidding, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prosser, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Sherlock, B.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Simon, V.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thornton, B.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warner, L.

Warsi, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wei, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Woolf, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

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

Division No. 3

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope moved 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. The House divided:

Contents 74* 

Not-contents 87   

Contents

Addington, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Andrews, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Burnett, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Cotter, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Elder, L.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Haworth, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Jolly, B.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

Mair, L.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Parminter, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L. [Teller]

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Tope, L.

Truscott, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Wheeler, B.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Not-contents

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Caithness, E.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Crathorne, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eames, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Patel, L.

Pidding, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Whitby, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

* The Tellers for the Contents reported 74 votes, the Clerks recorded 73 names.

 

Prepared 8th November 2016