House of Lords Business

Thursday 17 November 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the results of the survey published by the Ramblers on 14 November, what steps they are taking to ensure that the footpath network is well-kept and available for public use.

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)

Future Business 

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.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 18 November.

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Empey]

†Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Rooker]

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

Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Excluded Sites) Amendment Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 October be approved.

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 October be approved.

Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 October be approved.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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).

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).

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).

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 17 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 21 November.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Nash]

Bus Services Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

†Wales Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 18 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 22 November.

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.

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of research published by the Local Government Association showing that subsidised bus services in England have reduced by more than 12 per cent in the past year, what assessment they have made of the sustainability of rural communities. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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.

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

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.

Lord Liddle to move that this House takes note of the best options for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union following the referendum vote to leave.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 21 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 22 November.

Baroness Pitkeathley to move that this House takes note of the challenges in the current system of social care and of proposals for reviewing it and for longer-term reform of the system.

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
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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.

Wednesday 7 December at 3.00pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they plan to take to reduce the amount of food waste produced by consumers and by the retail and hospitality sectors.

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote public understanding of the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

*Baroness Pidding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to raise the prestige of technical education and apprenticeships and to ensure that they are viewed positively by young people, potential employers and the wider public.

Thursday 8 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for investment in the East Coast Main Line.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to give powers to local authorities to prevent the further loss of long-term residential accommodation resulting from increases in short-term holiday lets.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 November concerning the report by Sir Richard Henriques into Operation Midland, what guidance they have given to police forces about measures to prevent the harassment by third parties of suspects under investigation in connection with claims of sexual abuse.

Monday 12 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities concerning United Kingdom participation in the development and implementation of European Union environmental policy.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with representatives of consumer bodies about the continued protection of consumer rights following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

*Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the United Nations investigation into human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage national debate about the nature of modern Islam in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday 13 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what stage, or stages, of the negotiations to leave the European Union they expect to meet the requirements of Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of children formerly in the Calais camp who will be eligible for transfer to the United Kingdom under their recently published general criteria for eligibility under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to protect the European Union citizenship status of United Kingdom citizens who were born after the United Kingdom joined the European Union on 1 January 1973.

†Wednesday 14 December at 3.00pm

†*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend the visa requirements for international students and to remove those students from the immigration figures.

†*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people claiming asylum in the last year did so on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity; and of those, how many have been granted asylum.

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hospitals have challenged NHS England’s recommendation that they cease to provide special surgical services for congenital heart disease.

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.

Baroness Pidding to move that this House takes note of the case for adequate measures to ensure the reduction of road traffic accidents caused by motorists using handheld mobile devices whilst driving.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the educational and other needs of child refugees, and other displaced children, and of the progress with the Education Cannot Wait fund launched in May 2016.

Lord Loomba to move that this House takes note of the impact on the Sustainable Development Goals of using Aid for Trade.

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

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.

Lord Cormack to move to resolve that this House believes that its size should be reduced, and methods should be explored by which this could be achieved.

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 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 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 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)

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. (16 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 November and due for answer by 30 November.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to review the regulation of foreign exchange providers to ensure the protection of consumers buying foreign currency during periods of wide currency fluctuations.   HL3272

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) males, and (2) females, over the age of 80 are currently serving sentences in prisons in England and Wales; and how many of those were over the age of 70 when sentenced.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
 HL3273

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in prison in England and Wales have been granted compassionate release on grounds of ill-health in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
 HL3274

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people of each ethnic group, broken down by religion, were in prison in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
 HL3275

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average number of prison officers on detached duty in each month in 2015 and 2016 to date.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
 HL3276

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average food budget per prisoner per day in prisons in England and Wales for each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
 HL3277

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, on the most recent date for which figures are available, what offences were (1) males, and (2) females, in prisons in England and Wales, convicted of, broken down by the following age groups: (a) 15 to 17, (b) 18 to 20, (c) 21 to 24, (d) 25 to 29, (e) 30 to 39, (f) 40 to 49, (g) 50 to 59, (h) 60 to 69, and (i) 70 and over.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Prison Reform Trust
 HL3278

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to guarantee the residency status of non-UK EU nationals currently working as public service interpreters in the criminal justice system and the NHS, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.   HL3279

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have been held between the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office about the eligibility of public service interpreters for a criminal records check at enhanced disclosure level; and what has been the outcome of those discussions.   HL3280

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include interpreting in public services within the list of excepted professions in Schedule 1 to the Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.   HL3281

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, there will be a continued commitment to the right of interpretation services in the criminal justice system, on the same terms as currently guaranteed under the EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings.   HL3282

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to improve target level attainment for languages for diplomatic and other staff based in key regions such as the Middle East and North Africa.   HL3283

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to extend participation in the cross-Whitehall language focus group to more government departments.   HL3284

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish evidence given to the Muslim Brotherhood Review; and if so, when, and whether they will state which items are omitted. 
   HL3285

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey following reports of the shutting down of non-governmental organisations and associations, including women’s groups, lawyers’ associations and cultural societies; and what justifications, if any, they have received for such action.   HL3286

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the expected journey times of passengers between London and Northallerton for (1) the existing train service, and (2) the proposed HS2 service using average proposed transfer times for changing trains.   HL3287

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it takes on average to transfer an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child to the UK from France under the provisions of section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.   HL3288

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Home Secretary on 24 October (HC Deb, col 56) that "the French Government [had] requested that we did not transfer children outside of the Dublin regulation process", what rationale they received from the government of France for that request.   HL3289

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal representation is offered to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are transferred to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.   HL3290

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to address the concerns raised in the report by the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and Stonewall No Safe Refuge: Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention.   HL3291

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the registration of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children by Home Office officials in the Calais camp was not conducted earlier and before the demolition of the camp.   HL3292

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an internal review has been conducted, or is planned, to look at the manner in which the Home Office responded to the closure of the Calais camp and the transfer of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to the UK.   HL3293

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to prevent the use of aggressive tax avoidance schemes under which employers reduce their national insurance payments and exploit VAT rules designed to benefit very small businesses; and with what results.   HL3294

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 3 November (HL2764), whether they will exceptionally publish on a weekly basis details of ministerial meetings relating to Brexit until Article 50 has been invoked. 
   HL3295

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Nash on 31 October (HL Deb, col 510), whether they have given any further consideration to allowing parents the ability to retract information on the birthplace and nationality of their children from the school census. 
   HL3296

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to those African nations which have made statements regarding their withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member. Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims
 HL3297

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 8 September (HL Deb, cols 1125–6), when they intend to publish the consultation document setting out a range of options for improving corporate governance.   HL3298

Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the review by Dr Peter Banfield into consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for energy efficiency and renewable energy.   HL3299

Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to safeguard the future funding of small scale deliverers of the National Citizen Service when establishing its Royal Charter. 
   HL3300

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Pay to Stay working group to next meet; and whether they expect that the implementation date for Pay to Stay will be April 2017.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3301

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Right to Buy to be available to housing association tenants.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3302

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 relating to the higher value levy will come into force.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3303

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 15 November (HL2983), whether parity of esteem applies only to individuals, and not to communities. 
   HL3304

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the funding allocations to initial teacher training courses for 2017–18 apportioned by (1) primary phase, and (2) each secondary subject, broken down by (a) higher education, (b) school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT), (c) School Direct fee paying with higher education institutions (HEI) partners, (d) School Direct fee paying with SCITT partners, (e) School Direct salaried with HEI partners, and (f) School Direct salaried with SCITT partners.   HL3305

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government which higher education institutions and school-centred initial teacher training providers received three year allocations for 2017–18 onwards; and what criteria were used to identify such providers.   HL3306

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

18 October (1 November)

HL2405 Lord Teverson [HO]

25 October (8 November)

HL2678 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

26 October (9 November)

HL2688 Lord Rogan [NIO]

HL2733 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [HO]

HL2744 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

HL2745 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

HL2746 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

27 October (10 November)

HL2775 Lord Greaves [HO]

HL2776 Lord Greaves [HO]

1 November (15 November)

HL2869 Baroness Finn [DCLG]

HL2881 Lord Porter of Spalding [DfE]

2 November (16 November)

HL2924 Lord Balfe [HO]

HL2943 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DfE] 2

[HO] 9

[NIO] 1

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments (Money Bill-16 November)

Government

 

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 Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

17 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

18 November

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

18 November

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

23 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

21 November

Waiting for Report

   

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

23 November

Policing and Crime (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Bus Services [HL]

Government

23 November

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

22 November

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

22 November

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

22 November

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

23 November

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

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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 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

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) 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

24 November

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

 

22 November

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

 

22 November

Draft Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

 

22 November

Draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016

12th Report

 

Negative Instruments 

Instruments 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

 
 

14th Report

   

Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016

11 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.

Thursday 17 November

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 22 November

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.15am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 23 November

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

11.00am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

3.45pm
in the Lord Speaker’s Office

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Monday 28 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 1 December

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.45am

Wednesday 7 December

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 20 December

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 2

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 16 November 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Winchester.

Select Committee Report

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

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

Draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016 (13th Report, HL Paper 68)

Public Business

2 Mental Health: children and adolescents A question was asked by Baroness Tyler of Enfield and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

3 Cataract operations A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

4 National identity cards A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 United States: diplomatic relations A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill A bill to make provision about the payment schemes established by the Small Charitable Donations Act 2012 and the Childcare Payments Act 2014, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 71)

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

8 Investigatory Powers Bill The Commons reasons were considered.

Motion A Lords amendments 15B, 15C, 338B, 339B and 339C were not insisted on.

9 Policing and Crime Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 216. Amendments 228F, 231B to 234B, 237 to 239A and 241 to 247 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 72)

The House adjourned at 9.45pm until Thursday 17 November at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] The Grand Committee considered the bill. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after clause 4 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.09pm.

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:

Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships Records Regulations 2016. (14 October)   (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016, laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Driving and Motorcycle Riding Instructors (Recognition of European Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2016   (1089)

(2) Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016   (1091)

(3) Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016   (1092)

(4) Lifts Regulations 2016   (1093)

(5) Financial Services and Markets (Disclosure of Information to the European Securities and Markets Authority etc. and Other Provisions) Regulations 2016   (1095)

(6) Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016   (1101)

(7) Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016   (1105)

(8) Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016   (1107)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out order to authorise the call out of members of the Reserve Forces in support of United Kingdom operations in Afghanistan, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

2 Report for 2015–16 of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, laid under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

3 Report of the Social Mobility Commission on the State of the Nation 2016: Social Mobility in Great Britain, laid under the Life Chances Act 2010.

4 Report of the Ministry of Justice for the period 25 June 2015 to 24 June 2016 on the use of the closed material procedure, laid under the Justice and Security Act 2013.

 

Prepared 16th November 2016