House of Lords Business

Thursday 24 November 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

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

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

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

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 21 November (HL274WS) announcing that local authorities will not be required to set higher rents for higher income council tenants, whether they intend not to proceed with other measures contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours.

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

Future Business 

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.

†Policing and Crime Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6
Schedule 1
Clauses 7 to 9
Schedule 2
Clauses 10 and 11
Schedule 3
Clauses 12 and 13
Schedule 4
Clauses 14 and 15
Schedule 5
Clauses 16 to 27
Schedule 6
Clause 28
Schedule 7
Clause 29
Schedule 8
Clauses 30 to 32
Schedule 9

Clauses 33 to 37
Schedules 10 and 11
Clauses 38 to 44
Schedule 12
Clause 45
Schedule 13
Clauses 46 to 50
Schedule 14
Clauses 51 to 105
Schedules 15 and 16
Clauses 106 and 107
Schedule 17
Clauses 108 to 127
Schedule 18
Clauses 128 to 142
Schedule 19
Clauses 143 to 161
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Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Freud] 6th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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

Royal Assent

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 25 November.

Lord Young of Cookham to move that this House takes note of the economy in the light of the Autumn Statement.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 24 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 28 November.

Policing and Crime Bill Report [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 25 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 29 November.

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.

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.

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. (1½ hours)

Friday 2 December at 10.00am

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to move that this House takes note of the shared values underpinning our national life and their role in shaping public policy priorities.

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
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*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.

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

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 28 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move that this House takes note of the case for maintaining the balance between rights and responsibilities in the corporate sector.

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. (1½ hours)

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, as part of their strategy against Islamic terrorism, they will encourage United Kingdom Muslim leaders to re-examine the Muslim tenet of abrogation.

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.

Monday 19 December at 2.30pm

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in the transfer of full welfare responsibilities to the Scottish Government as provided for by the Scotland Act 2016.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the acceptance of World Trade Organisation standard rules on the United Kingdom’s negotiations for leaving the European Union.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the provision of artists’ workspaces in major cities.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the exact date in 2017 when Article 50 will be invoked.

Tuesday 20 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of findings by the Fawcett Society that at the current rate of progress it will take over 60 years to close the gender pay gap, what steps they are taking to achieve pay parity more quickly.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are assessing and evaluating the success of the Prevent Strategy deradicalisation programme following the referral of approximately 4,000 people last year.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the reunification negotiations between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus.

†Wednesday 21 December at 11.00am

†*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of people who will be homeless or living in temporary accommodation over the Christmas period.

†*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further regulation of private colleges.

†*Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing plans for the devolution of business rates to local government.

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.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the case for ensuring legal representation for all asylum-seeking children.

Lord Farmer to move that this House takes note of the progress made in rolling out Universal Credit and of its impact.

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 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)

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)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the transport sector in the United Kingdom. (21 November)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (21 November)

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. (21 November)

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. (22 November)

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the Association for Young People’s Health briefing There for you which discusses the role of parents in supporting young people with mental health problems. (22 November)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance to encourage the protection of existing historical statues and memorials and promote the establishment of new memorials that reflect the broader history of the United Kingdom. (22 November)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on families in receipt of benefits of clinical commissioning groups removing a range of medicines, including gluten-free products, from their lists of prescribable items. (23 November)

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. (23 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 23 November and due for answer by 7 December.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL3075), how many live births were recorded as a result of those transfers to uteri in the latest year for which records are available, and since August 1991.   HL3451

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 July (HL1098), 7 November (HL2544) and 21 November 2016 (HL3076), when Professor Peter Braude was a member of the expert panel convened by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.   HL3452

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the identity of those responsible for the death of 10 people, including children, during the bombing of a school in western Aleppo in the third week of November.   HL3453

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Social Reform Cabinet Committee is planning to identify and tackle the root causes of poverty; and if not, whether any cross-departmental poverty strategy will be forthcoming.   HL3454

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the petition presented to the Minister for Women and Equalities calling for the extension of civil partnerships to different sex couples.   HL3455

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to made a decision on the future status of civil partnerships.   HL3456

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to amend the rules limiting the amount that local authorities can borrow against the value of their existing housing stock; and if so, what is their estimate of the number of houses that local authorities in England could build in the next five years if the limit were removed entirely.   HL3457

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 November (HL3081), what criteria were used to identify the major cities of the north as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Hull; and whether that identification was made by Transport for the North, the Department for Transport, or some other body.   HL3458

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate (1) of the proportion of persons living in the United Kingdom who do not possess a photo identity document of any kind, or evidence of their address such as a utility bill; and (2) of the number of people who are in consequence unable to open an ordinary bank account.   HL3459

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government which NHS Trusts require patients to provide two forms of identification before they can receive treatment; and whether this applies to persons who attend accident and emergency departments or urgent care units for accident and emergency urgent treatment.   HL3460

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients have been refused NHS treatment in the past year because they could not provide required proof of identity.   HL3461

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the imminent demolition of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran.   HL3462

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute in relation to a demonstration outside the home of the Leader of the London Borough of Hounslow does not adversely impact on the willingness of members of the public to stand for elected office, both locally and nationally. 
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 HL3463

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent £30,000 from the Prosperity Fund on a project supporting the government of Malawi in developing the country’s oil and gas sector; and how they intend to ensure that future spending from the Prosperity Fund in Malawi meets the stated aim of promoting economic reform and development. 
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Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that most small businesses assess their profits annually in arrears, whether it is the intention of HM Revenue and Customs to make small businesses report their income and expenditure quarterly; and what assessment they have made of the feasibility of this requirement.   HL3465

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide a dedicated 24-hour mental health helpline for serving soldiers.   HL3466

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the rate of suicide among UK armed forces personnel who have seen active service in Afghanistan or Iraq.   HL3467

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many entry clearance visa applications have been received in the last 12 months for which figures are available.   HL3468

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many entry clearance visas have been granted in the last 12 months for which figures are available.   HL3469

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK pensioners whose pensions are frozen because they live overseas have moved back to the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available.   HL3470

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many arrests have been made as a result of the exercise of powers to stop and search under the Terrorism Act 2006 in each of the last three years for which figures are available.   HL3471

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consumer protection exists in relation to energy pricing for customers of district heating networks.   HL3472

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what responsibilities Ofgem has in relation to consumer protection for customers of district heating networks.   HL3473

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to conduct a review into competition between, and pricing of, district heating networks.   HL3474

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many customers have switched their energy provider in the last five years.   HL3475

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 November (HL3019), whether they will consider implementing a new Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme that allows non-EU workers to work in the UK for a set period of less than 12 months to fill temporary jobs in commercial fruit and vegetable production.   HL3476

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK is self-sufficient in staple foodstuffs; and if not, whether they plan to make the UK self-sufficient.   HL3477

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to follow a policy of export substitution.   HL3478

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are planning to publicise and explain the new arrangement for naming storms over the UK and Ireland.   HL3479

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they have applied to the assessment of unaccompanied refugee children from the Calais camp.   HL3480

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children have been admitted to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation; and how many applications remain outstanding.   HL3481

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children have been admitted to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016; and how many applications are still outstanding. 
   HL3482

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 1831–2), how many of the additional 40,000 nurses will be employed by agencies.   HL3483

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 1831–2), what percentage of the NHS nursing budget was spent on agency staff in the last five years for which figures are available.   HL3484

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 April and 10 May (HL7517 and HL8199), what progress has been made on the review of British nationality law and citizenship; whether the date for the consultation has now been finalised; and if so, when the details will be published.   HL3485

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 16 November (HL3148), whether they will publish the questionnaire used in the Children’s Services Omnibus Survey before they publish the research report.   HL3486

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the extent and number of legislative provisions that have never been commenced and the implications of leaving such provisions on the statute book.   HL3487

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what checks have taken place to ensure that government departments are compliant with section 3(6) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, which states that civil servants who advise Ministers should be aware of the constitutional significance of Parliament and of the conventions governing the relationship between Parliament and Her Majesty’s Government.   HL3488

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 15 November (HL2957), what were (1) the number of incursions by British State vessels into Spanish Territorial waters, and (2) the number of incursions by Spanish State vessels into British Territorial waters around the whole British Isles, in the same period.   HL3489

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds were visas denied to Syrian Orthodox bishops, Bishop Nicodemus Dawad, bishop of Mosul, and Bishop Timotheus Moussa, bishop of the Monastery of St Matthew, who were invited to the consecration of the new UK Syrian Orthodox cathedral in the presence of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.   HL3490

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful prosecutions have been made in respect of the sale of ivory in the UK under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997.   HL3491

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further training they intend to provide to the police and the National Crime Agency in preparation for their plan for a complete ban on the sale of ivory.   HL3492

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the 8th Annual Report of the National DNA Database Ethics Group, what plans they have to inform the public of both the implicit and explicit possibilities for the use of custody images prior to seeking feedback from the public on the storage by police of facial images.   HL3493

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the 2015 Home Office review of custody images.   HL3494

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will issue guidance on the use and storage of custody images in the light of the findings by the 8th Annual Report of the National DNA Database Ethics Group that some police "retain custody images indefinitely or until the subject requests for them to be deleted".   HL3495

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the 8th Report of the National DNA Ethics Group that the storing and searching of facial images by police forces are likely to raise significant concerns with regard to privacy.   HL3496

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in response to the view expressed in the 8th Report of the National DNA Ethics Group that a clear distinction needs to be made between the taking of custody images for a specified purpose, and the retention and use of that image for other purposes than originally intended and for which consent has not been given.   HL3497

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to stop the use and retention of facial images by police forces in the light of the findings in the 8th Report of the National DNA Ethics Group of the propensity for errors in the use of digital searches of custody images, and the potential for these searches to result in mistaken identity and the wrongful inclusion of an individual in the early stages of a police investigation.   HL3498

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will provide a definitive figure for the total number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to be transferred to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.   HL3499

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so why, they are excluding unaccompanied asylum-seeking children over the age of 12 who are not of Syrian or Sudanese origin, given the terms of section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and the proportion of the children in the Calais camp at the time of demolition who were of Eritrean or Afghan nationality. 
   HL3500

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether excluding from transfer to the UK of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children over the age of 12 who are not of Syrian or Sudanese origin is compatible with Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.   HL3501

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the guidance on transferring children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 excludes 16-, 17- and 18-year olds unless they are an accompanying sibling of a child meeting one of the other three criteria.   HL3502

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what training is provided to immigration officials conducting Best Interest Determination interviews under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.   HL3503

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress Health Education England made in reducing the levels of attrition for students studying for a nursing degree both full and part-time in the years 2013–14 to 2015–16.   HL3504

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 December 2014 (HL3361), what is the single definition of attrition used by higher education institutions, Health Education England, the Department of Health and the Department for Education to determine levels of attrition for nursing degree courses.   HL3505

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of nurses who will be available for deployment in the NHS for each of the years from 2016–17 to 2020–21, and what levels of in-work attrition are used to calculate future nurse numbers over this period.   HL3506

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the years from 2010–11 to 2015–16, (1) how many UK-trained nurses were admitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, and (2) how many UK-trained nurses left the NMC Register.   HL3507

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the years from 2010–11 to 2015–16, (1) how many EU-trained nurses were admitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, and (2) how many EU-trained nurses left the NMC Register.   HL3508

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the years from 2010–11 to 2015–16, (1) how many non-EU- or UK-trained nurses were admitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, and (2) how many non-EU- or UK-trained nurses left the NMC Register.   HL3509

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Young of Cookham on 23 November, what criteria are used to allocate the £2.5 billion available for flood defence schemes.   HL3510

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to use the design build finance and operate method to manage private sector input into flood defence schemes. 
   HL3511

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

26 October (9 November)

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]

7 November (21 November)

HL3016 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

8 November (22 November)

HL3085 Lord Hylton [HO]

9 November (23 November)

HL3140 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL3149 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [MoJ]

HL3156 The Earl of Sandwich [MoJ]

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

[DfE] 4

[HO] 8

[MoJ] 3

     

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

 

Higher Education and Research (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

24 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

 

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

28 November

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

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Policing and Crime (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

30 November

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Wales (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Investigatory Powers (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

29 November

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft 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

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2016

   

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

7th Report

24 November

Draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016

12th Report

 

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

   

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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.

Thursday 24 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

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Monday 28 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 29 November

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

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

Communications

Select Committee

1.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 30 November

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Wednesday 14 December

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Tuesday 20 December

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 2

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 23 November 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

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 Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016 
Draft Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 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 Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016 
Draft Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016 
Draft Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016. (14th Report, HL Paper 70)

Private Business

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

G.B.N. Services Ltd and R.V.L. Properties Ltd (No. 295) 
Consort Property Ltd, Ravensdown Ltd, Cedarlane Ltd and Heatwell Ltd (No. 539) 
Inner City Properties Ltd (No. 540) and 
Peter and Margaret Hughes (No. 685).

Public Business

3 Mental health units: police response A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

4 Waterson Review A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

5 Infrastructure improvements: funding A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.

6 Royal Navy: Harpoon anti-ship missiles A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Amendments 2 to 9, 11 and 12 were agreed to and a privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

8 Bus Services Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 and 3 were agreed to and a privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

9 Wales Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 107C. Amendments 107C, 107DA, 107EA, 107FA, 107GA, 107H, 119AA to 119P, 121 and 122 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 77)

10 Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 1 to 8, 10 to 20, 22 to 35, 37 to 46, 48 to 55, 57 and 58 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 78)

The House adjourned at 8.50pm until Thursday 24 November at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Pay-National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission Report Autumn 2016.    (9272)

2 Budget Responsibility-Report of the Office for Budget Responsibility on the Economic and fiscal outlook.    (9346)

3 Budget-Autumn Statement 2016.    (9362)

4 Marine Environment-Amendments to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas.    (9369)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.   (1126)

2 Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1112)

2 Transfer of Functions (Chequers and Dorneywood Estates) Order 2016, laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.   (1113)

3 (1) Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2016 
       (1124)

(2) Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2016   (1125)

laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 North Korea and Iran (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the United Nations Act 1946.   (1119)

2 Iran (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.   (1120)

Correction

In yesterday’s Minutes of Proceedings the following item should have been included as an affirmative instrument:

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

 

Prepared 23rd November 2016