House of Lords Business

Monday 16 January 2017 at 2.30pm

Royal Assent

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Young of Cookham]

Higher Education and Research Bill Committee (day 3) [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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

Future Business 

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 13 January.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill Second Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

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

Wednesday 18 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Photo Marketing Association and the Imaging Alliance about their proposals to digitise the passport application process, and what consideration they have given to enhancing and protecting passport security as part of the digitisation process.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they intend to take to stop aggressive tax avoidance schemes by individuals and companies.

*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of training places for doctors, nurses and other health workers.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 16 January.

Policing and Crime Bill Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

Wales Bill Third Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 19 January at 11.00am

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of new homes that will be required for migrants in England in each year up to 2039 on the basis of the most recent high migration variant of the population projections published by the Office for National Statistics.

*Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement the ban on lettings fees announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Young Minds’ analysis published on 21 December 2016 that 64 per cent of Clinical Commissioning Groups are diverting new funding for children’s mental health services to other areas.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 13 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 17 January.

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.

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.

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 November 2016 be approved.

Monday 23 January at 2.30pm

*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.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan.

*Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government why debt has increased in NHS trusts in 12 months from £894 million in 2014–15 to £2.45 billion in 2015–16.

*Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they propose to the operation and effectiveness of community rehabilitation companies.

Tuesday 24 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have abolished the Child Poverty Unit which was sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education and HM Treasury.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities for the promotion of United Kingdom exports of goods and services.

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their strategy against Islamist terrorism, they will encourage United Kingdom Muslim leaders to re-examine the Muslim tenets of Taqiyya and Al Hijra.

Wednesday 25 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission a feasibility study to consider converting the entire Southern Rail network to a roadway for autonomous vehicles.

*Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the number of citizens registered to vote.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote the increased consumption of school milk.

Thursday 26 January at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the Sustainability and Transformation Plans for England.

*The Lord Bishop of Chester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, at peak electricity demand, what level of supply is expected to be available through international interconnectors.

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of electoral fraud at elections held in Great Britain.

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and potential withdrawal from the single market on the rights of European Union citizens living in this country and the United Kingdom’s future economic requirements.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 16 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 17 January.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s international relations in the light of Brexit, including its future engagement with the United Nations and the United States.

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).

Monday 30 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution the United Kingdom is making to the defence of NATO’s Eastern flank.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, the creative industries will continue to receive economic benefits from an international workforce.

*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of figures showing that nearly one third of newly qualified teachers leave the profession within five years of qualifying, what steps they are taking, including continuing professional development entitlement, to retain them.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all schools and public buildings are equipped with defibrillators.

Tuesday 31 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the mechanism used to determine annual increases in train fares.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the change of administration in the United States, they intend to re-evaluate United Kingdom relations with Russia.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to prevent alleged perpetrators of domestic abuse from personally cross-examining their alleged victims in the Family Court, as recommended by the President of the Family Division.

Wednesday 1 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations the Home Office has made to process applications from European Union nationals resident in the United Kingdom for confirmation of a right to permanent residence or for British Citizenship.

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having at the United Nations to help to stabilise the situation in South Sudan.

*Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address regulatory, economic and market barriers to energy storage.

Thursday 2 February at 11.00am

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will put in place following Brexit to safeguard environmental standards and biodiversity.

*Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in relation to the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen detained in Iran.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date Article 50 will be invoked.

Monday 6 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of additional public employees needed to meet the requirements of Brexit, in particular in customs and border control.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the aerospace industry.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of residential care home beds that were available in (1) 2005, and (2) 2015.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the funding allocations to individual sports from 2017 onwards announced by UK Sport following the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Tuesday 7 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect work to begin on the construction of new sections of dual carriageway on the A1 in Northumberland.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to transferring responsibility for drugs policy and the rehabilitation of drug users from the Home Office to the Department of Health.

*Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the use of medical records of disabled parents in child custody cases.

Wednesday 8 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make arrangements through refugee organisations for the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary to visit refugee camps.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve productivity in the United Kingdom economy.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the composition and effectiveness of the International Criminal Court.

†Thursday 9 February at 11.00am

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of hospital beds currently occupied by persons who could be discharged.

†*Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat religious extremism and to promote a cohesive society by enhancing religious literacy at all levels of government.

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 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

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 2016)

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 2016)

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving neurological services in England. (12 September 2016)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. (15 September 2016)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria. (15 September 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016, amended 19 October 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee the future of local post offices. (1 December 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of autistic people in paid employment. (14 December 2016) [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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

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 2016)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote a sustainable training regime for the future growth of the United Kingdom’s creative industries sector. (9 January)

The Lord Bishop of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of educational leadership on whole life outcomes of children and on their communities. (11 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 January and due for answer by 26 January.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much UK aid was given to Pakistan over the past decade; and how much has been earmarked for the Benazir Income Support Programme between 2012 and 2020.   HL4596

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in their report The effects of DfID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability, published on 12 January, that a quarter of recipients of aid aimed at the poorest 25 percent of the population were above the threshold; and whether they intend to review the effectiveness of cash transfer programmes.   HL4597

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Hyperloop project; and whether they intend to review the HS2 project in the light of this and other expected future technological developments.   HL4598

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 December 2016 (HL3362), whether any of the six AS2011 schemes were justified on the basis of a reduction in travel times of two minutes or less; and if so, which.   HL4599

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in their report The effects of DfID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability, published on 12 January, that Department for International Development officials tolerate weaknesses in aid programmes and choose not to challenge partner countries on strongly held positions.   HL4600

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in relation to the provision of aid to Rwanda, in the light of the findings by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in their report The effects of DfID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability, published on 12 January, that the selection process for cash handouts "correlates only weakly with poverty levels".   HL4601

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are providing money through child-focused programmes in Zimbabwe to families who do not have any children; and if so, why.   HL4602

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which management companies or consultancies organising or delivering aid former civil servants who were employed by the Department for International Development have a directorial or senior management role.   HL4603

Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any ministers are citizens of a country other than the UK; and if so, who.   HL4604

Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nursing students were admitted to degree courses starting in (1) Autumn 2016, and (2) Autumn 2017; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the discontinuance of the NHS bursary scheme for nurses on those numbers.   HL4605

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with thebigword; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured.   HL4606

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the contract with thebigword for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have.   HL4607

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost, in the last quarter of 2016, of cancellations and adjournments of court hearings because no interpreter arrived, or because the interpreter arrived too late, or was an interpreter in the wrong language, or proved to be an inadequate interpreter; and how this cost compares with each quarter of the previous year.   HL4608

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future supply chain of qualified court interpreters, in the light of the payment levels and cancellation policy established by the Ministry of Justice.   HL4609

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the provision of court interpreters is being independently monitored.   HL4610

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by thebigword to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance.   HL4611

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the eligibility criteria to enter the UK for child refugees in France to those child refugees currently in Greece and Italy.   HL4612

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child refugees have come to the UK under (1) the Dublin III Regulation, and (2) section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.   HL4613

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have recently been approached by the Republic of Cyprus or the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus concerning the future of UK bases on the island of Cyprus in relation to talks aimed at settling the dispute over the division of the island. 
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strategic significance of the UK’s military bases on the island of Cyprus.   HL4615

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what targets they have set for future woodland planting in England expressed in hectares per annum including private land, and land owned or let by charities and conservation bodies.   HL4616

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what budget allocation they have made to fund new woodland planting in England.   HL4617

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to offer incentives to small scale forestry schemes in future.   HL4618

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual rate of change in new woodland planting in England over each of the last ten years, expressed in thousands of hectares per annum and including plantings made by private owners, charities and conservation bodies.   HL4619

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are in place to coordinate new woodland planting throughout the UK.   HL4620

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to make any redundancies at the Royal Ulster Rifles Museum in Belfast; if so, why; and whether any new staff are being recruited. 
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Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average waiting time to speak to an official of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency by phone; and what steps they are taking to shorten the average waiting time.   HL4622

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 9 January (HL4371), whether they will now provide figures to answer the question asked.   HL4623

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 11 January (HL4372), if WTO rules apply following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, how much would the tariffs paid by (1) EU exporters on their trade with the UK, and (2) UK exporters on their trade with the EU single market, be, expressed in pounds sterling or as a percentage of the value of that trade.   HL4624

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lieutenants and second-lieutenants there are currently in the British Army; and how many there were in each of the last five years.   HL4625

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the intake needed to maintain the British Army at its required fighting strength has been recruited in each of the last six years for which figures are available.   HL4626

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the (1) BAME, and (2) female, recruiting targets for the British Army for each of the last six years for which figures are available; and what sanctions apply to regiments which do not meet those targets.   HL4627

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans for upgrading British Army infantry fighting vehicles.   HL4628

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the UN Security Council regarding the status of refugees from Syria.   HL4629

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied young asylum seekers from Syria, aged (1) 1 to 8, (2) 9 to 12, and (3) 13 to 18, have been accepted into the UK since the September 2015 commitment was made.   HL4630

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial aid they have sent to assist those affected by the civil war in Syria in each of the years (1) 2012, (2) 2013, (3) 2014, (4) 2015, and (5) 2016.   HL4631

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what permanent representation they currently have in Syria.    HL4632

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for increasing trade with, and investments in, Taiwan.   HL4633

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK economy of leaving the Single Market.   HL4634

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in response to the fall in the value of the pound sterling; and what is their response to the reported intentions of some companies to raise the price of certain supermarket products to offset this fall.   HL4635

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of the higher costs of importing materials as a consequence of the fall in the value of the pound sterling, what steps they are taking to support the manufacturing sector.   HL4636

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on GDP if trade negotiations with the EU are not successfully concluded prior to the UK’s withdrawal; and what steps they are taking to ensure that they have access to adequate advice from trade experts as they approach those negotiations.   HL4637

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage consumer spending during the period of negotiations for leaving the EU.   HL4638

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long the contract with Capita for recruitment to the Armed Forces is expected to operate; and how often the contract is reviewed.   HL4639

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to make up the shortfall in Armed Forces recruitment.   HL4640

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to increase recruitment to the Armed Forces to the levels set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.   HL4641

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place for students who leave a university prior to completing their course to have their learning accredited in order to facilitate future transfer to another course at a different higher education institution.   HL4642

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which students have been admitted to Russell Group universities having had their prior learning from other institutions accredited to allow entry mid-course; and what evidence they used to support that assessment.   HL4643

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students who dropped out of English universities in 2010–11 returned to higher education within three years.   HL4644

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish guidance about identifying and supporting victims as set out in section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 
   HL4645

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the pilots on the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery will be concluded; when they intend to publish an evaluation of those pilots; and following the evaluation of those pilots, when plans for reform of the National Referral Mechanism will be published.   HL4646

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government following the visit of Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald to Sudan, what was discussed during the visit and what were the conclusions.   HL4647

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the account of the visit of Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald to Sudan set out in the press release of 11 January by the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan Visit to Sudan by FCO’s Permanent Undersecretary Sir Simon McDonald.   HL4648

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 November (30 November)

HL3278 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

23 November (7 December)

HL3491 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [HO]

2 December (16 December)

HL3790 Viscount Waverley [CO]

6 December (20 December)

HL3851 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

13 December (29 December)

HL4108 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

19 December (5 January)

HL4213 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [MoJ]

HL4214 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [MoJ]

HL4216 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [MoJ]

20 December (6 January)

HL4283 Lord Ramsbotham [MoJ]

HL4303 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL4313 Lord Ahmed [MoJ]

HL4314 Lord Ahmed [MoJ]

HL4315 Lord Ahmed [MoJ]

21 December (9 January)

HL4325 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4326 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4327 Lord Beith [MoJ]

HL4332 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

HL4335 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [MoJ]

HL4343 Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames [MoJ]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 2

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 14

   

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

 

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

17 January

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

Commonwealth Development Corporation (Money Bill-11 January)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs)

Government

 

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 and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

16 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

 

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

16 January

Wales (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Government

18 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

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments

   

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

Government

18 January

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments (Money Bill-16 November 2016)

Government

16 January

Savings (Government Contributions) (Money Bill-13 December 2016) (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

16 January

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 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

   

Draft National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Deregulation Act 2015, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Insolvency (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

 

19 January

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

   

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

   

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 2016

 
 

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

 
 

21st Report

   

Draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity and Gas Supply Licences (Smart Meters No. 3 of 2017)

7 February

 

Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Student Fees (Inflation Index) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

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 2016

Negative

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 16 January

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 17 January

   

European Union

Select Committee

in Strasbourg

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Audit (joint meeting)

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Wednesday 18 January

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House and 2.00pm

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 19 January

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

11.30am

Monday 23 January

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 24 January

   

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 25 January

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Thursday 26 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 30 January

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 31 January

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 1 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 12 January 2017 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Public Business

1 European Union: freedom of movement A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

2 Brexit: trade arrangements A question was asked by Lord Wood of Anfield and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

3  Gambling: young people A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

4 Green Investment Bank A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, on behalf of Lord Barker of Battle, and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 Business of the House Baroness Evans of Bowes Park moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Massey of Darwen and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

6 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

7 Northern England: opportunity and productivity (2½-hour debate) Baroness Massey of Darwen moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8 Burma: Rohingya A question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie.

9 Armed forces: capability (2½-hour debate) Lord Robertson of Port Ellen moved that this House takes note of the future capability of the United Kingdom’s armed forces in the current international situation. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 92)

11 Savings (Government Contributions) Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

The House adjourned at 6.59pm until Monday 16 January at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 17. Amendments 29, 39, 40, 46–64, 67, 68 and 70–72 were agreed to. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 5.03pm.

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 Nuclear Energy-Agreement between the United Kingdom and India for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.    (9311)

2 Extradition

(1) Third Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition.    (9392)

(2) Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition.    (9394)

3 Climate Change-Paris Agreement.    (9395)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Health Act 1999.

2 Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017, laid under the Pensions Act 2014.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992.    (13)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

 

Prepared 12th January 2017