House of Lords Business

Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to compensate families looking after disabled children who lost the opportunity to claim the higher rate of tax credit between 2011 and 2014 due to an administrative error.

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)

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement in the Autumn Statement of £170 million to be invested in flood defence and resilience measures, and in the light of damage to farmland and property caused by the recent floods, whether they intend to extend the provisions of the Flood Re scheme to farms and small businesses.

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.

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.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 30 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 2 December.

†Higher Education and Research Bill Second Reading [Viscount Younger of Leckie]

If the bill is read a second time, Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 1 December, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 5 December.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will continue.

†National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Report [Lord Ashton of Hyde] (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 2 December, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 6 December.

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.

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)

†Friday 9 December at 10.00am

†House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Grocott]

†Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Earl of Lytton]

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

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.

Lord Harris of Haringey to move that this House takes note of the case for effective service user representation in health and social care, and of the case for enhancing the independence and capacity of Healthwatch England and of local Healthwatch groups. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 5 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 December.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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.

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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

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 Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for improving the product recall system and manufacturing standards for white goods. (28 November)

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. (28 November)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of partnership work between maintained and independent schools. (28 November)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in rolling out Universal Credit, and what assessment they have made of its impact. (29 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 29 November and due for answer by 13 December.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government who was responsible for the processing error that resulted in families whose children qualified for Disability Living Allowance not receiving additional tax credits during 2011–14; what was the average total loss per family affected; and why restitution has not been backdated to cover the full period affected.   HL3636

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the families affected by the underpayment of tax credits to families whose children qualified for Disability Living Allowance during 2011–14.   HL3637

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 December 2014 (HL2977), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority collects information about drugs administered to women or any interventions in the laboratory other than in vitro fertilisation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and preimplantation genetic screening; and whether assisted hatching was used.   HL3638

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 December 2014 (HL2977), (1) what records are maintained by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regarding (a) any drugs given during the follicular and implantation phases or early pregnancy, (b) the use of EmbryoScope or other forms of time-lapse video microscopy, (c) the use of EmbryoGlue, (d) the use of calcium activation, and (e) the use of intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection; (2) whether additional powers are required to enable the HFEA to collect the data necessary to protect patients and embryos and, if so, what steps they plan to take to remedy this; and (3) how the HFEA ensures that additional interventions do not lead to epigenetic errors and future health risks.   HL3639

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 November (HL2815) and following her meeting with Burma’s Minister of Defence, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, how the government of Burma has responded to their call to show restraint and to restore humanitarian aid and other access to Burma’s Rohingya people.   HL3640

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 November (HL2815) and following her meeting with government of Burma, whether they have made any progress in pressing the government of Burma for a full and transparent international inquiry into the plight of Burma’s Rohingya people.   HL3641

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a further update to their Community Energy Strategy; and if so, when.   HL3642

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings of the Community Energy Contact Group there have been this year; and whether the minutes of those meetings have been published online.   HL3643

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many community energy photovoltaic (PV) installations have been installed each year since 2012; what capacity has been produced by those installations in each of those years; and how much community energy solar PV installations are projected to produce in 2017.   HL3644

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impacts on the growth of community energy projects of changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme and the removal of tax relief for such projects.   HL3645

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reintroduce pre-registration of Feed-in Tariffs for communities and schools.   HL3646

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to attract more private funding into the construction of flood defences; and whether this will include providing a return to investors on their investment in such projects and allowing corporate investors more control over the investments made.   HL3647

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) as a viable approach to the funding of flood defence projects; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which this approach would ensure an appropriate sharing of costs and risks between the contractor and the DBFO client.   HL3648

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prioritisation of projects designed to address drainage, water level and flood risks; and what is their estimate of the costs of funding a programme to address these risks.   HL3649

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to planning public investments for flood protection over a 25 year timeframe in order to align public investment planning more closely with corporate investment planning and to attract more private sector partnership funding.   HL3650

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of what is a fair form of contract between private and public sectors in flood defence funding. 
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of investment required in resources and skills to undertake necessary flood prevention measures.   HL3652

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been stopped by the police, resulting in action being taken for road traffic offences, in each year since 2010.
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Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many full-time equivalent traffic police have been employed in England and Wales in each year from 2010 to date.   HL3654

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the current levels of Civil Service personnel and of their ability to manage the Brexit process.   HL3655

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb, col 1725) concerning the UK EU Life Sciences Steering group, (1) who are the members of the group, (2) when it first met, (3) when further meetings are expected to take place, and (4) with which stakeholders the group have been engaging.   HL3656

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb, col 1727), whether the funding to support research and development will be delivered through the research councils.   HL3657

Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of children and young people referred to child and adolescent mental health services in England were not allocated a service in 2015–16; and what proportion of the cases in which a service was not allocated resulted from (1) lack of available trained staff, (2) lack of funding, and (3) both.   HL3658

Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of child and adolescent mental health services in England imposed restrictions and thresholds on children and young people accessing their services in 2015–16; and what those restrictions and thresholds were.   HL3659

Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average waiting time for children and young people who were referred to child and adolescent mental health services in England in 2015–16. 
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of secondary schools in England have an in-house counsellor; and what was the corresponding figure in 2010.   HL3661

Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of health areas have Tier 3.5 assertive outreach teams.   HL3662

Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of Tier 4 inpatients’ beds are within one hour’s drive from the place of referral.   HL3663

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the recommendations in the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report Driven to Despair. 
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Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency improves its communications in line with the recommendation set out in the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report Driven to Despair.   HL3665

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what forms of data they hold on the level of care available to older people needing care in (1) their own homes, (2) care homes, (3) nursing homes, and (4) nursing homes with dementia support; and whether they have plans to improve the data.   HL3666

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the EU to change existing rules prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid pesticides as a seed dressing.
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent discrimination against the UK’s Sikh community, in the light of the UK Sikh Survey 2016 which revealed that almost one fifth of Sikhs encountered discrimination in a public place in the last year.
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the 150 British troops to be deployed to Poland in spring 2017 will be doing to deter Russian aggression; and how long their deployment is intended to last.   HL3669

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much time they expect it will take self-employed and small businesses to complete the administration associated with the new statutory pension scheme; and whether they will recompense small businesses for their time if all their employees opt-out.   HL3670

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the actions taken by police after the victim of Keith and Caroline Baker was reported missing from her home in England in 2004, given that she was only found in 2012 in Northern Ireland.   HL3671

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK military personnel are currently deployed on the island of Diego Garcia.   HL3672

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current annual costs, including salaries and all other incidental costs, which fall to the defence budget for maintaining the presence of UK military personnel on the island of Diego Garcia.   HL3673

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any agreement by the US to defray the costs of maintaining the presence of UK military personnel on the island of Diego Garcia. 
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Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the 1966 UK–US Exchange of Notes concerning British Indian Ocean Territories, the US were consulted about the possibility of resettlement on Diego Garcia; and if so, what was their response.   HL3675

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government for which specific conditions terminations under section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967, either alone or in conjunction with other paragraphs of subsection 1(1), were performed in each of the last five years for which figures are available; how many terminations were performed for each condition; and at which week of pregnancy those terminations were performed.   HL3676

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the decision to approve non-invasive prenatal testing was revealed in an article in the Guardian on 29 October, including a comment from the Health Minister, before that decision was formally published on the government website on 2 November. 
   HL3677

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of a statement on the Guardian website on 31 October that an article on the approval of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) had to be amended to correct a statement that the Nuffield Council on Bioethics had confirmed in July that no new ethical issues were raised by NIPT, what statements the Department of Health made to the Guardian or its reporters which led the Guardian to that understanding; whether the Department of Health understood this to be the case at the time of those statements; and if so, why.   HL3678

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed the compatibility of section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 with Article 5 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.   HL3679

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of section (1)(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 on the mental health and wellbeing of people living with a disability.   HL3680

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the Department of Health Matching Department of Health abortion notifications and data from the National Down’s Syndrome Cytogenetic Register, published in May 2014, and of the report by Eurocat Misinterpretation of TOPFA data on website tables, published in 2013, (1) what steps they have taken to end the under-reporting of abortions on the grounds of disability; (2) what evidence they have that under-reporting no longer happens; and (3) what sanctions they have developed to ensure that under-reporting does not recur.   HL3681

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the US about Eugene Gourevitch, regarding his co-operation with the US Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative to track down stolen Kyrgyz assets.   HL3682

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to investigate whether any Kyrgyz assets connected with the Bakiyev family have been invested in the UK; and if not, why not. 
   HL3683

Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) currents, (2) frequencies, (3) waveforms, and (4) current type, AC or DC, are used in the electrical waterbath stunning of chickens; and whether they are satisfied that the parameters used cause loss of consciousness without pain and that this loss of consciousness is maintained until death.   HL3684

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have congratulated the governments of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on the improvement in air and rail links between those two countries; and if not, whether they plan to do so.   HL3685

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 September (HL Deb, col 1457), whether they will provide more details regarding how the genocide of the Roma people will be commemorated in the Holocaust memorial.   HL3686

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the growth forecasts made by the Office for Budget Responsibility since 2010; and what assessment they have made of the accuracy of each of those forecasts.   HL3687

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been advised of a visit to the UK by the Pope in 2018; and if so, whether such a visit will be pastoral or a state visit.   HL3688

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 November (HL2631), how they define "best"; and which universities they claim to be "best".   HL3689

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 2 November (HL2508), whether they have plans to review the progress in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health with (1) service users, (2) the Local Government Association, and (3) the voluntary and third sector.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL3690

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the BBC as part of its Charter renewal to ensure that local government is represented on the BBC’s coverage of local elections and across the BBC’s current affairs programmes.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL3691

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will select the refugees coming to the UK as part of the Government’s pledge to welcome 20,000 refugees by May 2020.   HL3692

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much welcoming each unaccompanied child refugee will cost the UK.   HL3693

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that English language tuition is available in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Greek islands to assist those coming to the UK.   HL3694

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to revise their immigration policy so that refugees welcomed to the UK are able immediately to earn a living. 
   HL3695

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

1 November (15 November)

HL2881 Lord Porter of Spalding [DfE]

15 November (29 November)

HL3186 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL3214 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL3237 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL3238 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL3239 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL3240 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL3241 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL3242 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL3243 Lord Wasserman [HO]

HL3263 The Marquess of Lothian [FCO]

HL3270 Lord Collins of Highbury [FCO]

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

[DfE] 1

[FCO] 10

[HO] 1

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

9 December

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

6 December

Digital Economy

Government

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

30 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

9 December

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

 

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

7 December

Wales (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

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

 

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

16th Report

 

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

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2016

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayors) (Filling of Vacancies) Order 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

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.

Wednesday 30 November

   

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

9.45am visit

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 1 December

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.45am
in Residence 1

Monday 5 December

   

Charities

Select Committee

3.00pm

Tuesday 6 December

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 7 December

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Monday 12 December

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Tuesday 13 December

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

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 Tuesday 29 November 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Act:

Investigatory Powers Act 2016

c 25

Select Committee Reports

2 European Union 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Brexit: the options for trade. (5th Report, HL Paper 72)

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016. (16th Report, HL Paper 71)

Public Business

4 Sport: corruption A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

5 Asylum detention centres: safety A question was asked by Baroness Barker and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Parliament and central government: relocation A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

7 Affordable housing A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

8 Digital Economy Bill A bill to make provision about electronic communications infrastructure and services; to provide for restricting access to online pornography; to make provision about protection of intellectual property in connection with electronic communications; to make provision about data-sharing; to make provision about functions of OFCOM in relation to the BBC; to provide for determination by the BBC of age-related TV licence fee concessions; to make provision about the regulation of direct marketing; to make other provision about OFCOM and its functions; to make provision about payment systems and securities settlement systems; to make provision about qualifications in information technology; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 80)

9 Digital Economy Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 80–EN)

10 Historical sexual abuse in football Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

11 Corporate Governance Lord Henley repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

12 Autumn Statement: economy Lord Young of Cookham moved that this House takes note of the economy in the light of the Autumn Statement. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.49pm until Wednesday 30 November at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2015 of Severn River Crossing Plc, laid under the Severn Bridges Act 1992.

2 Report for the Academic Year 2014–15 on the Academies programme, laid under the Academies Act 2010.

 

Prepared 29th November 2016