House of Lords Business

Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the disturbance at HM Prison Birmingham, what measures they will take to address immediate and short-term issues of safety and security in prisons.

Higher Education and Research Bill Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Higher Education and Research Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 10
Schedule 2
Clauses 11 to 15
Schedule 3
Clauses 16 to 26
Schedule 4
Clauses 27 to 56
Schedule 5
Clauses 57 to 60
Schedule 6

Clauses 61 to 67
Schedule 7
Clauses 68 to 84
Schedule 8
Clause 85
Schedule 9
Clauses 86 to 109
Schedule 10
Clauses 110 to 116
Schedules 11 and 12
Clauses 117 to 119
Title.

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Second Reading [Lord Prior of Brampton]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 November be approved.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 November be approved. 17th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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. (1½ hours)

Future Business 

Monday 9 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to retain the Government-owned tooling and jigs for the A159 Wildcat helicopter within the United Kingdom; and if so, whether these will be installed in the main Leonardo site.

*Lord Maclennan of Rogart to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a green paper on their negotiating objectives for Brexit.

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a person may be designated as a core participant in the Pitchford inquiry into undercover policing if they are currently under surveillance, or subject to data access requests, for activities unrelated to any investigation of a serious criminal offence.

*Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House whether she is satisfied that the requirements of the Register of Hereditary Peers are compatible with equalities legislation.

Higher Education and Research Bill Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 10 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on the economy of North-East England of the outcomes they are seeking from the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

*Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the value of social enterprise to the United Kingdom economy.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use British aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of food and medicines to the city of Aleppo.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 4 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 6 January.

Wales Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 5th and 10th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 11 January at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to recruit, train and support volunteer reading helpers to go into primary schools and work with children who are struggling with their literacy.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will confirm whether those non-British European Union nationals employed in the agriculture, caring and hospitality sectors will be given the right to remain in the United Kingdom following Brexit.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Wood review of local safeguarding children boards, what steps they are taking to assess the risk to children in unrecognised school settings or receiving home education.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 5 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 9 January.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Higher Education and Research Bill will continue.

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve equine welfare standards. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 12 January at 11.00am

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether some European Union countries distinguish between freedom of movement for work and for other purposes, and how United Kingdom practice compares.

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure continuity and stability in trading arrangements for United Kingdom businesses in the period between the conclusion of the Article 50 Brexit negotiations and the commencement of new trade arrangements between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to tackle the prevalence of underage gambling online, in the light of the Gambling Commission’s report Young People and Gambling 2016.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 6 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 10 January.

†Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] Third Reading

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.

†Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Young of Cookham]

Monday 16 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill capacitous adults, with appropriate safeguards.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure the future of the New Art Gallery, Walsall.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to increase the penalties for animal welfare offences.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have given to the request made by the TUC General Secretary on 7 December that the United Kingdom secure full European Union Single Market membership to protect workers’ rights.

†Tuesday 17 January at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the responses to their consultation on business rates revaluation, whether they have any proposals to reduce the impact on high street retailers.

†*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the bicentenary of David Ricardo’s principle of comparative advantage, and the case for free trade.

†*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the United Kingdom economy has performed since 23 June, in terms of growth and employment; and how this compares to forecasts made by the Treasury during the referendum campaign.

Thursday 19 January at 11.00am

Lord Clement-Jones to move that this House takes note of the impact of Britain’s planned withdrawal from the European Union on the creative industries sector.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 9 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 10 January.

Lord Bruce of Bennachie to move that this House takes note of challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: UK–Irish relations (6th Report, HL Paper 76). 12 December 2016

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: the options for trade (5th Report, HL Paper 72). 13 December 2016

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Building More Homes (1st Report, HL Paper 20). 15 July 2016

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: acquired rights (10th Report, HL Paper 82). 14 December 2016

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: financial services (9th Report, HL Paper 81). 15 December 2016

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: future UK–EU security and police cooperation (7th Report, HL Paper 77). 16 December 2016

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: fisheries (8th Report, HL Paper 78). 17 December 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 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 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)

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the devolution of health, social care and criminal justice to Greater Manchester. (12 December)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contributions of Muslims to the United Kingdom, now and throughout history. (12 December)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration in 2017. (13 December)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of autistic people in paid employment. (14 December) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their strategy against Islamist terrorism, they will encourage UK Muslim leaders to re-examine the Muslim tenets of abrogation, Taqiyya and Al Hijra. (19 December)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in increasing the export of goods and services to Africa and the Commonwealth. (19 December)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the development of nursing across the world in order to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. (20 December)

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans not to retard the clocks by one hour on Sunday 29 October 2017 in order to assess over a trial period the impact on energy consumption, road safety and the tourist industry. (20 December)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 20 December and due for answer by 6 January.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 October (HL2092), how many cases relating to failure to pay the minimum wage have been considered for criminal investigation; and how many have led to prosecutions.   HL4264

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 October (HL2341), how many penalties have been issued in respect of the failure of employers to pay employment tribunal awards since the new penalty system was introduced in 2016; and with what results.   HL4265

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which members of the Royal Family are in receipt of the Sovereign Grant; and whether they have any plans to extend the provision of the Grant to (1) Princess Beatrice, and (2) Princess Eugenie.   HL4266

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the written submissions received in response to the Waterson review into the consumer protection measures concerning online secondary ticketing facilities which was published on 26 May.   HL4267

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the evidence collected by the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to the secondary tickets platform compliance review.   HL4268

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give an assurance to UK citizens living in the EU and in receipt of the UK basic state pension that they will continue to receive the annual pension increase when the UK leaves the EU.   HL4269

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will provide information to MoT testers enabling them to confirm that originally fitted catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters are present and operating effectively.   HL4270

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cars have failed an MoT test since 1 January 2016 as a result of problems with originally fitted catalytic converters or diesel particulate filters, in (1) the UK, and (2) the London area.   HL4271

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their timescale for developing methods which can detect the removal or effectiveness of a particulate filter during an MoT check-up; whether they have commissioned research into this; and if so, from whom.   HL4272

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered requiring all authorised MoT test centres to enter information on a database whenever they remove the internal core of a particulate filter, so that other test centres can be required to check with the vehicle’s owner that the filter is working again when it is presented for MoT.   HL4273

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will pursue against garages, drivers or others whose actions have contributed to the illegal driving of vehicles without an originally fitted catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter.   HL4274

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to announce the results of their consultation on the English Baccalaureate which closed in January.   HL4275

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, published on 19 May.   HL4276

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil service employees are paid the minimum wage; and what the implementation of the National Living Wage for civil servants will cost. 
   HL4277

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Typhoon fighter aircraft are in service; how many are serviceable; how many could be serviceable within a week; how many are in longer-term maintenance; and whether any are considered to be in reserve.   HL4278

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Typhoon aircraft are yet to be delivered; and if so, to what timescale.   HL4279

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pilots currently serving in the RAF are qualified to fly (1) the Typhoon, and (2) the Tornado, aircraft.   HL4280

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the length of time and cost required to retrain a Tornado pilot to fly a Typhoon aircraft.   HL4281

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Tornado fighter aircraft are in service; how many are serviceable; how many could be serviceable within a week; how many are in longer-term maintenance; and whether any are considered to be in reserve.   HL4282

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Secretary of State for Justice on 6 December (HC Deb, col 110) concerning the comprehensive review of the probation system, why the review will not be completed until April 2017; whether they intend to provide an update on the interim findings; and whether the findings of the final review will be published.
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people they estimate will need to receive hepatitis C treatment in England over the next 13 years in order to achieve the World Health Organisation’s goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030.   HL4284

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in England have purchased hepatitis C treatments online and are currently being monitored by the NHS.   HL4285

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 21 November (HL3153), what plans they have to produce a national improvement framework for hepatitis C.   HL4286

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children had been brought to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 by 20 December.   HL4287

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 is still available to unaccompanied children in Europe who meet the defined criteria, on which guidance was published on 8 November.   HL4288

Lord Lloyd-Webber to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is an overall strategy for the long-term development of transport links between Southampton and the Midlands, particularly in regard to the volume of freight carried on the A34.   HL4289

Lord Lloyd-Webber to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the proposed Oxford and Cambridge expressway, what is the plan for the A34 north of Chieveley.   HL4290

Lord Lloyd-Webber to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any specific proposals relating to the A34 to the south of the Chieveley interchange; and if so, which agency is responsible for them.   HL4291

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much additional revenue will be raised through the adult social care council tax precept by an increase of (1) three per cent in 2017–18, and (2) three per cent in 2018–19, for each of the 10 districts of Greater Manchester.   HL4292

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of the fundamental rights guaranteed under EU law and explain what approach they intend to take towards them before triggering Article 50.   HL4293

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 review will be published on the Home Office website.   HL4294

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the deadline for their consultation on the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 so that small dealers, including those from the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities, can contribute.   HL4295

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that oral consultation will be made available to scrap metal dealers from the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities during the consultation on the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.   HL4296

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adverse impact of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, and in particular its licensing requirements and fees, on dealers from the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities.   HL4297

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Ethiopia to release the British citizen Mr Andy Tsege; and if not, why not.   HL4298

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to join with the Turkish Federation of Employers Associations in making representations to the government of Turkey about the exploitation of Syrians working in Turkey and the restrictions on work permits; and whether they plan to discuss those concerns with the International Labour Organisation.   HL4299

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following their calling-in of Russian and Iranian ambassadors to discuss Syria, they will also call in the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to discuss Syria.   HL4300

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Russian Television, based in Edinburgh, has paid in full all taxes and charges due and complied with any United Kingdom statutory requirements. 
   HL4301

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British military personnel are now serving in the three Baltic States and what is the current total NATO deployment there.   HL4302

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of foreign fighters who have left Syria, and of the proportion of them who may return to Europe.   HL4303

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether evidence of atrocities committed by individual UK citizens as members of Daesh is being collected; if so, whether this is being done as part of an investigation into sexual violence in the Middle East; and who is collecting this evidence. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 December (HL3360), which organisation or agency independently assessed that the implementation of the 2006 national curriculum by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was based on the values of democracy, pluralism and peace.   HL4305

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 December (HL3360), what consideration was given by the Department for International Development to other international and local assessments of the implementation of the 2006 national curriculum by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.   HL4306

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 December (HL3360), whether, as part of the independent assessment, Urdu books were studied by speakers of Urdu; and if so, which books.   HL4307

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 December (HL3360), what assessment they have made of the impact on the education of students from religious minorities of reductions by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the budget reserved for religious minorities.   HL4308

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 December (HL3360), what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has offered Rs 150 million of British aid funding to the Islamic religious seminary Darul Uloom Haqqani.   HL4309

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the treatment of Ahmadi Muslims following a recent attack on the Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Chakwal in Pakistan.   HL4310

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what personal pupil data the Department for Education shares with the Home Office, and for what purpose.   HL4311

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Oliver King Foundation’s five-year campaign to provide defibrillators in schools and public places, and what plans they have to ensure that every school has a defibrillator.   HL4312

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average time taken for immigration and asylum tribunals to process and hear cases.   HL4313

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases are awaiting appeal hearings at immigration and asylum tribunals in England and Wales.   HL4314

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the speed at which cases are handled in immigration and asylum tribunals in England and Wales.   HL4315

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning the protection of Northern Ireland civil servants from inappropriate political interference and influence.   HL4316

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the recent attacks on the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal.   HL4317

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the agreement on the government of Wales’ Fiscal Framework published on 19 December compensates for the lower percentage increase in income tax receipts in Wales compared to the UK since 2010–11.   HL4318

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]

21 November (5 December)

HL3376 Lord Patel of Bradford [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)

HL3491 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

HL3492 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

28 November (12 December)

HL3561 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

30 November (14 December)

HL3713 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL3735 Lord McColl of Dulwich [HO]

2 December (16 December)

HL3788 Baroness Sharples [MoJ]

HL3790 Viscount Waverley [CO]

6 December (20 December)

HL3850 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL3851 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL3852 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL3871 Lord Mawson [DCLG]

HL3885 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL3886 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL3887 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 1

[HO] 13

[MoJ] 11

   

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

 

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs)

Government

21 December

Savings (Government Contributions) (Money Bill-13 December)

Government

12 January

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

10 January

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

 

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

9 January

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

10 January

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

12 January

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

 

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

Government

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons with Amendments

   

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

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

   

Draft Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017

   

Draft Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Growth Duty Statutory Guidance

   

Draft Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2017

   

Draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Permission in Principle etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

17th Report

21 December

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

 

21 December

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

   

Draft Bank of England and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017

20th Report

 

Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017

20th Report

 

Draft Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017

20th Report

 

Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017

20th Report

 

Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017

20th Report

 

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

 
 

18th Report

   

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

24 January

 
 

20th Report

   

Draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers

31 January

 

Draft Code of Practice on Picketing

31 January

 

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.

Wednesday 21 December

   

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.45am

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in the Lord Speaker’s Office

Monday 9 January

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Tuesday 10 January

   

Licensing Act 2013

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 11 January

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 12 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 16 January

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 17 January

   

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 18 January

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Monday 23 January

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 24 January

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 25 January

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm in Residence Room 1

Tuesday 31 January

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 20 December 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Select Committee Reports

1 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report, on the Digital Economy Bill: Parts 1–4. (11th Report, HL Paper 89)

2 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Reports from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Joint response to the Government Response to the Strathclyde Review and related Select Committee Reports by the Constitution Committee, the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee and the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. (19th Report, HL Paper 90)

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 
Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017 
Draft Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017 
Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017 
Draft Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017 
Draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers 
Draft Code of Practice on Picketing. (20th Report, HL Paper 91)

Public Business

3 Lord Speaker’s Committee on the size of the House The Lord Speaker made a statement.

4 Gender pay gap A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 Prevent Strategy A question was asked by Baroness Hussein-Ece and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Cyprus A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

7 Rail devolution: London A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

8 Syria: Aleppo A private notice question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

9 Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Thursday 12 January to enable the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

10 Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

11 Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

12 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13 21st Century Fox takeover bid for Sky: timetable Lord Keen of Elie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

14 Consumer Rights (Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 November be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 November be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

16 Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

17 Social Mobility Committee Report Baroness Corston moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Social Mobility Committee (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 120). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

18 Press regulation (Communications Committee Report) Lord Best moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.54pm until Wednesday 21 December at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Employment-Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee on Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK.    (9371)

2 Energy-Oil and Gas Authority Framework Document.    (9390)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Permission in Principle etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017, laid under the Commons Act 2006.

3 Draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Copyright and Performances (Application to Other Countries) Order 2016   (1219)

(2) Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016   (1254)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market Scheme Update 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

 

Prepared 20th December 2016