House of Lords Business

Monday 21 November 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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)

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the concerns raised by the Chief Inspector of Prisons over the number of prisoners still serving indeterminate terms under the now abolished Imprisonment for Public Protection system, whether they are planning to reduce the number affected; and if so, when.

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).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 5.00pm

National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

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 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 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.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Pension Schemes Bill [HL] will continue, and that it will conclude.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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
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.

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

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the availability of affordable housing on the ability of both private and public sector organisations to recruit and retain staff.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that the higher education sector is represented in all of the Brexit negotiations.

*Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review by David Lammy MP of racial bias and BAME representation in the criminal justice system.

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.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the issue of vulnerable people seeking asylum and, in particular, the report from the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and Stonewall published on 27 October No Safe Refuge about the experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Social Mobility Committee (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 120). 8 April 2016

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 100). 19 February 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 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)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update the law on surrogacy. (17 November)

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 November)

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 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 18 November and due for answer by 2 December.

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been claimed under the Small Charitable Donations Act 2012 in each year since 2013.   HL3346

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost to HM Revenue and Customs of administering the Small Charitable Donations Act 2012 in each year since 2013.   HL3347

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of malpractice associated with the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme have been recorded since 2013.   HL3348

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways HM Revenue and Customs promotes the Small Charitable Donations Scheme to small charities.   HL3349

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the number of cyclists regularly using lanes of London’s roads intended for other traffic where an alternative route via a cycle lane or cycle superhighway is available.   HL3350

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the raid on the Health Development and Policy Institute in Ramallah by Israeli forces, whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel and call for compensation for that Institute.   HL3351

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement by the Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to the second bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting for 2016 held in Amman, stressing the case for UNWRA to be placed on a more stable financial footing.   HL3352

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many working groups have been established, and how many times each of them has met, since the passing of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.   HL3353

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government which voluntary sector organisations they have formally consulted on matters contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 since that Act came into force.   HL3354

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 31 October (HL2454), whether the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland has the ability to make reference to human rights instruments such as the European Convention on Human Rights when making decisions.   HL3355

Lord St John of Bletso to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the publication on 15 November of the Interim Report of the UN panel of experts on South Sudan, what measures are being taken to avert the threat of genocide in South Sudan.   HL3356

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that Government ministers are able to meet and hold discussions with ministers from Commonwealth countries, especially those from small island states, when they visit London.   HL3357

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

18 October (1 November)

HL2405 Lord Teverson [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)

HL2776 Lord Greaves [HO]

1 November (15 November)

HL2881 Lord Porter of Spalding [DfE]

2 November (16 November)

HL2924 Lord Balfe [HO]

HL2943 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

3 November (17 November)

HL2960 Lord Allen of Kensington [DfE]

HL2961 Lord Allen of Kensington [DfE]

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

[DfE] 4

[HO] 7

[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

 

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

21 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

22 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Wales

Government

23 November

House of Lords [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

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

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

23 November

Policing and Crime (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

   

Draft Consumer Rights (Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

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

 
 

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.

Monday 21 November

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

2.00pm

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

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

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

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

3.45pm
in the Lord Speaker’s Office

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 24 November

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 28 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 1 December

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.45am
in Residence 1

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 Friday 18 November 2016 

The House met at 10.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Winchester.

Public Business

1 International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Lipsey moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

2 Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 1 to 3 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 73)

3 Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 1 to 3 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 74)

4 Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 1 to 4 and 6 to 10 were agreed to. Clause 7 was disagreed to. Amendments 14 to 31 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 75)

The House adjourned at 2.44pm until Monday 21 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Human Rights-Report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s response to Human Rights judgments 2014–2016.    (9360)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (1108)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2015–16 of the Care Quality Commission on Monitoring the Mental Health Act, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983.

2 Report of the Royal Trustees on the Sovereign Grant Review 2016, laid under the Sovereign Grant Act 2011.

 

Prepared 18th November 2016