House of Lords Business

Monday 12 December 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

Wales Bill Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2
Clause 4
Schedule 3
Clauses 5 to 16
Clauses 18 and 19
Clauses 21 to 51
Schedule 5
Clauses 52 to 60
Clause 17

Clause 3
Schedules 1 and 2
Clause 20
Schedule 4
Schedule 6
Clause 61
Schedule 7
Clauses 62 and 63
Title.

Policing and Crime Bill Report (day 3) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights; 3rd, 4th and 8th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Young of Cookham]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Young of Cookham intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham]

Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham] 16th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham]

Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash] 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash]

Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Dunlop]

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Kingdom’s performance in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment rankings published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Tonge]

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe]

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

Digital Economy Bill Second Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 12 December.

†National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

Wales Bill Report [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update the law on surrogacy. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 13 December.

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)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to the multiple allegations of child sexual abuse within football clubs. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the Order laid before the House on 23 November be approved.

Lord Rosser to move that this House regrets that the Government have laid the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 with insufficient explanatory material to allow the House to gain a clear understanding of the instrument’s policy objective or intended implementation; that they have not provided the House with key guidelines needed to direct how provisions are to be interpreted; and that there has been no prior consultation for a significant change in practice for courts and tribunals considering the restriction of freedom of movement. (SI 2016/1052) 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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.

Thursday 12 January at 11.00am

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the Institute for Public Policy Research’s annual State of the North report, and the case for equality of opportunity and sustainable productivity.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 2 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 3 January.

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to move that this House takes note of the future capability of the United Kingdom’s armed forces in the current international situation.

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

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the Report from the International Relations Committee on The UK and the UN: Priorities for the new Secretary-General (1st Report, HL Paper 60). 3 November 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

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)

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)

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in discussions with other NATO countries about ensuring that all member states commit to spending two per cent of GDP on defence. (30 November)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the cost of alcohol abuse to the National Health Service; and what steps they are taking to reduce those costs. (30 November)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the extent to which the Competition and Markets Authority, in meeting its objective of promoting competition, is doing so "for the benefit of consumers", as required under section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (30 November)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations are in hand to address the issues regarding the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (30 November)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the arrangements relating to Europol will be following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (30 November)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to spread best practice in the investigation of sudden infant and child death. (30 November)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to channel the foreign aid budget through private organisations. (1 December)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee the future of local post offices. (1 December)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving mental health services for people from black and ethnic minority communities. (1 December)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendations made in the report of the National Inclusion Health Board Impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health. (1 December)

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the steel industry; and what role it will have in the Government’s industrial strategy. (5 December)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any unaccompanied child seeking asylum in the United Kingdom is granted full legal representation upon reaching the age of 18. (7 December)

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve standards of nutrition for women and girls globally. (8 December)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in the light of the continued conflict in the east of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. (8 December)

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current policies and practices relating to the use of physical restraints on detained persons under the age of 18. (8 December)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 December and due for answer by 23 December.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HS2 Ltd followed European procurement rules in seeking bids for Euston station master planning and architectural work; and which companies submitted conforming bids.   HL3987

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Price on 8 December (HL3478), whether their commitment to promoting UK exports of goods and services includes the adoption of an import substitution policy; and if so, which goods and services are included in that policy.   HL3988

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the demand for, and demographic pressures on, adult social care local authority budgets in order to inform national and local budget planning and further assess the dependencies between health and social care.   HL3989

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference of the fair funding review; when they expect to complete and publish the results of that review; and whether the review will take into account the different funding needs of different local authority areas. 
   HL3990

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the adult social care precept announced in the 2015 Spending Review, how much this was intended to raise; how many local authorities have used it; how much additional money has been raised; and whether alternatives to the precept were considered prior to its announcement.   HL3991

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission will be implemented by the end of this Parliament.   HL3992

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission, when stakeholders, including local authorities, will be consulted on the implementation of the care cap; and what engagement mechanisms will be used.   HL3993

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities will have funds available to meet the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission; and how funding will be linked to local levels of need.   HL3994

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 8 December (HL3536), what are the planning issues that can cause delay and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.   HL3995

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to stop counterfeit electrical goods being sold online.   HL3996

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter from Karen Bradley MP to Lord Morrow on 21 February 2014 (CTS Ref MS16/14), 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.   HL3997

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of primary schools do not have access to a swimming pool and are therefore not able to provide swimming lessons to their pupils. 
   HL3998

Lord Storey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many evacuation procedures have been carried out in the Palace of Westminster and other parts of the Lords estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   HL3999

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with, and what representations they have (1) sent to, and (2) received from, Liverpool City Council concerning (a) Rejuvenate your Business Limited, (b) the Project Enterprise Village initiative, and (c) the Insolvency Service investigation and subsequent disqualification undertaking banning Shazan Qureshi from acting as a company director.   HL4000

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of (1) Liverpool City Council support for the Project Enterprise Village initiative, and (2) the Insolvency Service investigation and subsequent disqualification undertaking banning Shazan Qureshi from acting as a company director, whether they will issue guidance to local authorities to ensure that a local authority acting as an accountable body in any private company-led funding application undertakes full background and bankruptcy checks on all company directors.   HL4001

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the proposal to replace the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions to faith schools, as set out in the Government consultation Schools that work for everyone, what consideration they have given to the finding of the Education Policy Institute that "there is a risk that increasing the numbers of faith schools would come at the price of increased social segregation, with a risk of lower social mobility".   HL4002

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted or commissioned research into the reasons for the increase in the number of teaching assistants hired by schools in the period 2000–10; and if so, where this can be obtained.   HL4003

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted or commissioned research into the determinants of schools’ overall staffing decisions, and the balance they strike between hiring administrative and teaching staff.   HL4004

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any cycle lanes in the UK to which mobility scooters have full access; whether they have considered making this a condition for the construction of fixed cycle lanes; and whether there are any legislative barriers to providing such access.   HL4005

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about the new law on civic associations and its implications for civic society in that country, including non-governmental organisations.   HL4006

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 November (30 November)

HL3275 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

HL3278 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

HL3280 Baroness Coussins [HO]

HL3281 Baroness Coussins [MoJ]

17 November (1 December)

HL3320 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

HL3321 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

21 November (5 December)

HL3376 Lord Patel of Bradford [MoJ]

HL3386 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

HL3387 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

22 November (6 December)

HL3405 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3406 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3407 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3408 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3409 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL3442 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

HL3443 Baroness Smith of Basildon [MoJ]

23 November (7 December)

HL3468 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

HL3469 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

HL3471 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

HL3491 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

HL3492 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

24 November (8 December)

HL3518 Lord Blencathra [HO]

HL3532 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

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

[HO] 15

[MoJ] 8

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [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

 

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

Government

12 December

Digital Economy

Government

13 December

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs)

Government

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

12 December

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

13 December

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

Private Member’s

 

Higher Education and Research (Queen’s consent to be signified) (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Policing and Crime (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

12 December

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

13 December

Wales (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

14 December

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

13 December

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

14 December

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] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Examination of Petitions for Private Bills 

Monday 19 December at 11.30am, in Committee Room 3A

Middle Level

 

University of London

 

Richmond Burgage Pastures

 

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 and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017

   

Draft Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Coasting Schools (England) Regulations 2016

12th Report

12 December

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

 

12 December

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016

 

12 December

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

 

12 December

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

 

12 December

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

 

12 December

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

 

12 December

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016

16th Report

12 December

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

17th Report

 

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

 

15 December

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

   

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

 
 

14th Report

   

Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016

11 December

15 December

Localism Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary Procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de Yorkshire) Order 2016 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

8 November

Negative

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Scott of Foscote

21 December

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Monday 12 December

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

2.00pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 13 December

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.00am

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am and 3.00pm

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.15am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Select Committee

11.45am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 14 December

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Tuesday 20 December

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 2

Wednesday 21 December

   

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in the Lord Speaker’s Office

Thursday 12 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 16 January

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 17 January

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Friday 9 December 2016 

The House met at 10.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1 Viscountcy of Harberton and Barony of Harberton of Carbery in the Peerage of Ireland The Lord Chancellor reported that Henry Robert Pomeroy had established his claim to the Viscountcy of Harberton and the Barony of Harberton of Carbery in the Peerage of Ireland.

Public Business

2 House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 1 and 2 were disagreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). The House resumed after amendment 6.

3 Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] The Earl of Lytton moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 12.47pm until Monday 12 December at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1193)

2 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (1197)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Annual Plan Consultation for 2017–18 of the Competition and Markets Authority, laid under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

Divisions on 9 December 2016 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Lord Trefgarne moved amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 2, to leave out subsection (1). Leave to withdraw the amendment having been refused, the House divided:

Contents 12

Not-contents 105

Contents

Caithness, E.

Campbell-Savours, L. [Teller]

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Erroll, E.

Hooper, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Northbrook, L.

Snape, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beith, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Cormack, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B. [Teller]

D’Souza, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Featherstone, B.

Gale, B.

German, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B. [Teller]

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jolly, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kramer, B.

Lipsey, L.

Livermore, L.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Morgan, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Naseby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prosser, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sandwich, E.

Sharkey, L.

Sharples, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Somerset, D.

Stirrup, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Touhig, L.

Turnberg, L.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Trefgarne moved amendment 2, in clause 1, page 1, line 3, to leave out subsection (2). The House divided:

Contents 26

Not-contents 95

Contents

Borwick, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Caithness, E. [Teller]

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Colwyn, L.

Denham, L.

Eccles, V.

Erroll, E.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Goschen, V.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Kirkham, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Selsdon, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Trefgarne, L. [Teller]

Trenchard, V.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Wellington, D.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cormack, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B. [Teller]

Doocey, B.

D’Souza, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Featherstone, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B. [Teller]

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Lipsey, L.

Livermore, L.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maddock, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Morgan, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Naseby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prosser, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Simon, V.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Snape, L.

Somerset, D.

Stirrup, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Thornton, B.

Touhig, L.

Turnberg, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

 

Prepared 9th December 2016