House of Lords Business

Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent analysis by UNICEF of the growth in the number of unaccompanied child migrants to Italy, what measures they are taking under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 to relocate child refugees from Italy to the United Kingdom.

Higher Education and Research Bill Committee (day 6) [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord O’Shaughnessy] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

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 Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total cost to the Government of appealing to the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that Standing Order 40(5) (Arrangement of the order paper on Thursdays) be suspended from Thursday 2 February until the end of the session.

†Neighbourhood Planning Bill Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Neighbourhood Planning Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3
Schedule 1
Clauses 4 to 8
Schedule 2

Clauses 9 to 12
Schedule 3
Clauses 13 to 42
Title.

†Digital Economy Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Digital Economy Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 4
Schedules 1 to 3
Clauses 5 to 86

Schedule 4
Clauses 87 to 91
Title.

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.

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report published by Oxfam on wealth disparity, what steps they are taking to ensure that women and girls in the developing world are equipped with the right employment skills. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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).

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

Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 November 2016 be approved.

Combined Authorities (Mayors) (Filling of Vacancies) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 November 2016 be approved.

Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2016 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 November 2016 be approved.

Friday 27 January at 10.00am

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Shinkwin] 14th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Cox]

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

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Ramsbotham]

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

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Deech]

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

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.

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

Tuesday 31 January at 2.30pm

†Royal Assent

*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 what steps they plan to take, in addition to their support for the Private Member’s Homelessness Reduction Bill, to tackle the growing problems of homelessness and rough sleeping.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 25 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 27 January.

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Third Reading [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

Lord Framlingham to move, as an amendment to the motion that this bill do now pass, leave out "now" and insert "not".

†Digital Economy Bill Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th and 13th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving neurological services in England. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Neighbourhood Planning Bill Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 26 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 30 January.

†Technical and Further Education Bill Second Reading [Lord Nash]

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

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. (1½ hours)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 27 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 31 January.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Digital Economy Bill will continue.

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. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room.

†Friday 3 February at 10.00am

†Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

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

†Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness McIntosh of Pickering]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

†House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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. [I]Category 3: Clients
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*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.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to protect consumer rights after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of partnership work between maintained and independent schools. (1 hour)

Monday 20 February at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility The Glass Ceiling: Increasing access to the leading professions, published on 17 January, that talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are facing significant barriers to accessing jobs in the top professions.

*Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendation of Michael Gove, the former Secretary of State for Justice, in his November 2016 Longford Lecture that the approximately 500 Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) prisoners "who have been in jail for far longer than the tariff for their offence" should be released.

*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many secondary schools in England do not currently provide in-school counselling services for their students.

*Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage more people to come forward to train as lay magistrates.

†Tuesday 21 February at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the reinstatement by the government of the United States of the global gag rule, which requires that overseas organisations in receipt of US aid cannot provide abortion services or information about family planning.

†*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia concerning human rights abuses in West Papua.

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more women to cycle.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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)

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

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the coalition government of Sri Lanka in meeting the UN Human Rights Council’s requirements on reconciliation. (17 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 24 January and due for answer by 7 February.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they take to inform public sector workers who earn less than £11,000 a year that they will not receive tax relief on pension contributions into public sector pension schemes.   HL4902

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to conduct an inquiry, or to collect or request data from pension providers, on the numbers of workers earning under £11,000 a year who are contributing to a net pay arrangement pension scheme and are not receiving the 25 per cent additional contribution that they should receive from the Government into their pension.   HL4903

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of laboratory tests on pre-production cars of air pollutants emitted from vehicles; and what plans they have to enhance the accuracy of such testing.   HL4904

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers a police constable has to require the drivers of vehicles involved in road accidents to undertake a simple roadside eye test.   HL4905

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of trading standards organisations to address consumer protection problems, including fraud; and whether they intend to increase the powers of such organisations to address those problems.   HL4906

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have about the effects of co-ordinating bus and rail services on the use of public transport; and whether they provide funding to promote such co-ordination.   HL4907

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capacity available in care homes in Oxfordshire for patients who are ready to leave hospital.   HL4908

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the preparedness of the hospitality industry to cope with an increased number of domestic and overseas visitors resulting from the declining value of the pound, and of the availability of nationals of other countries to work in that industry.   HL4909

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek continued participation in EU-wide co-operation on exchanging information and tackling tax evasion following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, particularly in relation to the Mutual Assistance Directive 2010/24/EU which enables cross-EU border enforcement of tax debts.   HL4910

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK’s continued participation in the scheme set out in EC Council Regulation 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matter of parental responsibility (Brussels II Revised) following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL4911

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK’s continued participation in Brussels II Revised and the Maintenance Regulation which give certainty of jurisdiction, ease of enforcement, co-operation between authorities, and protective measures pending resolution of family disputes, following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. 
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was provided in 2016 by the Department for Education for (1) the National Youth Orchestra, (2) the National Youth Dance Company, and (3) the National Youth Theatre.   HL4913

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of UK financial support to Sierra Leone for family planning and sexual reproductive health and rights is provided through (1) direct bilateral aid to the government of Sierra Leone, (2) the United Nations Population Fund, (3) non-governmental organisations, and (4) other mechanisms.   HL4914

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to support Sierra Leone with regard to (1) tax revenue, (2) agricultural practices, (3) tourism, and (4) job creation.   HL4915

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will support the government of Sierra Leone in keeping teenage girls in school.   HL4916

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will support the government of Sierra Leone in improving its general healthcare system.   HL4917

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they support governance in Sierra Leone. 
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.   HL4919

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 12 December 2016 (HL3602), what progress has been made by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to develop a plan for the disposition of plutonium; and whether they intend to review further options, including the building of a new reactor and fuel manufacture at Sellafield.   HL4920

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual Nuclear Decommissioning Authority budget, and what percentage is spent on plutonium management. 
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the basis for the £2.4bn estimated cost of the future plutonium management and disposition solution in the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2016; and how they will define (1) affordability, (2) value for money, and (3) deliverability in respect of that solution.   HL4922

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) operates any branches in the UK; whether any KNIC staff are present in the UK; whether they have taken steps to sanction KNIC; and if so, what steps.   HL4923

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role UK forces played in annual war-games on the Korean peninsula in 2016.   HL4924

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British Embassy staff in Pyongyang adhere to the directions of the Protocol Handbook for the Diplomatic Corps based in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.   HL4925

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what activities have been undertaken by the British Ambassador and the UK Defence Attaché to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea since September 2016.   HL4926

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Embassy in Pyongyang will consider operating social media accounts to increase transparency and public awareness of its daily operations.   HL4927

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the additional costs of interpreters required for NHS patients who do not speak English.   HL4928

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of new general practitioners required each year to cope with net migration.   HL4929

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to join in the class action lawsuit against Volkswagen.   HL4930

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to pursue Volkswagen for the same level of damages which Volkswagen paid out as a penalty in the United States; and if not, why not.   HL4931

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to provide for a power to charge hospital patients who have overstayed in hospital and refused to leave even after doctors have certified that they are well enough to leave.   HL4932

Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much timber with bark for firewood has been imported into the UK in each of the last five years.   HL4933

Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government from which countries timber with bark for firewood has been imported into the UK in the last five years.   HL4934

Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the eco-system of importing timber with bark to the UK.   HL4935

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 12 December 2016 (HL3624), whether the criticism set out in the briefing paper Statistical Models and the Global Temperature Record that integrated models are "not consistent with the notion of a climate that is in a steady state" also applies to linear trend models.   HL4936

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what observational evidence, if any, they have of man-made climate change that is not consistent with reasonably expected natural variation.   HL4937

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps will be taken to ensure that data to be collected under the draft regulations on the duty to report on payment practices and policies will be made accessible to (1) small firms, and (2) third party intermediaries.   HL4938

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the data to be provided by large firms under the draft regulations on the duty to report on payment practices and policies will be verified for accuracy.   HL4939

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether data to be provided by large firms under the draft regulations on the duty to report on payment practices and policies will be collated and then published in a format which will allow for comparison between those firms.   HL4940

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the penalties for large firms that fail to comply with the duty to report on payment practices and policies.   HL4941

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Small Business Commissioner’s remit will include tackling the issue of supply chain bullying.   HL4942

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reciprocal arrangements will be put in place to guarantee, after the UK leaves the EU, the annual increase of the basic state pension for UK citizens who have retired to countries in the European Union which do not currently have reciprocal arrangements with the UK.   HL4943

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the annual increase of the basic state pension for UK citizens who have retired to Spain will continue after the UK leaves the EU.   HL4944

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government why adult sufferers from sickle cell anaemia who could benefit from stem cell treatment are not able to receive such treatment under the NHS when child sufferers can; and whether they are considering changing this policy.   HL4945

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to respond to the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Steel and Metal Related Industries Steel 2020: Forging a future for the British Steel Industry.   HL4946

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 January (HL3406), where prospective tenants who are denied access to the private rented sector under the right to rent scheme are housed pending their deportation or voluntary departure.   HL4947

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of hospital fatalities resulting from people not being admitted to accident and emergency departments since the beginning of December 2016; and what assessment they have made of whether any increase or decrease from usual numbers is a result of seasonal factors or demonstrates a long-term trend. 
   HL4948

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of figures recently released by NHS Digital, what action they are taking in response to the rising number of children being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety.   HL4949

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of all UK Government attendance expenses for the Davos Summit.   HL4950

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps they are taking to ensure that the views of all communities in Northern Ireland are taken into consideration when Article 50 is triggered.   HL4951

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and of the pending elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly, what discussions they have had with the government of Ireland regarding their roles as co-guarantors under the Good Friday Agreement. 
   HL4952

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to reduce the number of civilian personnel employed by the Ministry of Defence from 56,430 to 41,000, as set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.   HL4953

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 January (HL4640), what are the short- and long-term plans they have in place to ensure that the offer of military service in the armed forces continues to be competitive.   HL4954

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the length of time it would take to deploy Joint Force 2025 following authorisation of the Prime Minister, in the light of the maximum 66,000 personnel which may be deployed, as set out in Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015: Defence Key Facts.   HL4955

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s future involvement in the EU’s foreign security and defence missions.   HL4956

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their consultation on changes to the definition of trained strength for the army, why this change has been proposed.   HL4957

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the new veterans gateway will become operational.   HL4958

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 is intended to facilitate the use by the Equality and Human Rights Commission of their enforcement powers relating to the elimination of unlawful sexual discrimination in the field of employment.   HL4959

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to answer Lord Bradley’s Question for Written Answer HL3278 tabled on 16 November 2016.   HL4960

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker why access to the "Religion of Peace" website is not available on the Parliamentary estate.   HL4961

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 13 December 2016 (HL3690), whether NHS England’s Advisory and Oversight Group, with respect to its role in monitoring and supporting the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, would benefit from the inclusion of local government representatives such as the Local Government Association or the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. 
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL4962

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were identified as potentially trafficked through the National Referral Mechanism in each year between 2010 and 2015. 
   HL4963

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children under 16 years of age were identified as potentially trafficked through the National Referral Mechanism in each year between 2010 and 2014.   HL4964

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children under (1) 12 years of age, and (2) 10 years of age, were identified as potentially trafficked through the National Referral Mechanism in each year between 2010 and 2015.   HL4965

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 January (HL4245), what is the breakdown of the countries of origin of the 365 children who were removed from premises where they were being exploited as modern slaves in the year 2015.   HL4966

Lord Cameron of Dillington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the recent Bilateral Aid Review, how they intend to use UK aid to enable smallholder farmers to connect to local, regional and global markets.   HL4967

Lord Cameron of Dillington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the 2015 Conceptual Framework on Agriculture and the recent Bilateral and Multilateral Aid Reviews, how they intend to use UK aid to facilitate transitions from subsistence agriculture to off-farm job opportunities in rural economies.   HL4968

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will intervene and ask the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to work with the pharmaceutical company, Roche, to reassess its provisional decision not to recommend the advanced breast cancer drug Kadcyla for routine use on the NHS.   HL4969

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of the petition by Breast Cancer Now calling for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to reverse its decision not to recommend the advanced breast cancer drug Kadcyla for routine use on the NHS, and what is their response.   HL4970

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Buscombe on 24 January (HL Deb, col 429) concerning the review of the probation system, what the membership and terms of reference of that review will be.   HL4971

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Buscombe on 24 January (HL Deb, col 429) concerning the review of the probation system, whether the review will include services provided before prisoner release by community rehabilitation companies.   HL4972

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance the UK has given to Kosovo in the last three years to uphold the rule of law, policing and public administration, and through which channels.   HL4973

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what way the UK has contributed to EU projects in Kosovo in the last three years, and what funds are already committed over the next two years.   HL4974

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with respect to Department for International Development funding programmes, what status Kosovo has as a post-conflict state requiring assistance.   HL4975

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 18 January (HL4548), whether, and if so which, charities receive donations from the Government or the NHS which exceed 25 per cent of their total income.   HL4976

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what volume of electricity a Swansea tidal lagoon would produce per annum and at what cost per MWh; and what would be its contribution towards security of supply during the morning and evening peak demand periods.   HL4977

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 January (HLWS417), who, and under what authority, instructed EU member states to abstain from voting on a proposal by Japan, Cambodia and Ghana to create a fund to strengthen the capacity of governments of limited means to participate in the International Whaling Commission.   HL4978

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS hospitals have the legal power to refuse treatment to patients on the basis of their smoking or any other lifestyle habit. 
   HL4979

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now establish a Royal Commission on the NHS to examine its existing organisation and purpose and whether there are other models available to provide an improved national health system.   HL4980

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 November (30 November)

HL3278 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

6 December (20 December)

HL3851 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

21 December (9 January)

HL4325 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4326 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4327 Lord Beith [MoJ]

HL4335 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [MoJ]

9 January (23 January)

HL4381 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

10 January (24 January)

HL4479 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL4510 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

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

[DCLG] 1

[FCO] 1

[MoJ] 7

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

3 February

Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

3 February

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

3 February

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

 

Technical and Further Education

Government

1 February

Commonwealth Development Corporation (Money Bill-11 January)

Government

 

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

 

University of London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

25 January

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

31 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

27 January

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

25 January

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy

Government

31 January

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

31 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

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons with Amendments

   

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

Government

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

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

22nd Report

 

Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017

   

Draft West of England Combined Authority Order 2017

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017

   

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017

   

Draft Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017

   

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

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations

   

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 Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017

   

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions) Order 2017

   

Draft Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

 

26 January

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017

 

26 January

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

 

26 January

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

   

Draft National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) 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 2016

 
 

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

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017

16 January

Affirmative

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 25 January

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

in Brussels

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

11.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Monday 30 January

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 31 January

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 1 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Thursday 2 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 21 February

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 24 January 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham.

Select Committee Reports

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 
Correspondence: Government Response to the Report on the Strathclyde Review. (22nd Report, HL Paper 101)

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

The legality of EU sanctions. (11th Report, HL Paper 102)

Public Business

3 Child Poverty Unit A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Lord Henley.

4 UK Exports A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Baroness Mobarik.

5 Taqiyya and Al Hirja A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Northern Ireland: legacy agreement A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Lord Dunlop.

7 The process for triggering Article 50 Lord Bridges of Headley repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

8 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The report was received. Amendments 1 and 8 were disagreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). Amendments 7 and 13 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 93)

9 Bank of England and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 December be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

11 Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.21pm until Wednesday 25 January at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

National Policy for the Built Environment Baroness Andrews, on behalf of Baroness O’Cathain, moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 100). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.42pm.

Papers 

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

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Post-Legislative Scrutiny-Post-legislative Scrutiny of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. 
     (9402)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Statute made by Downing College, Cambridge on 28 October 2016 revising the existing Statutes of the College, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.    (-)

Divisions on 24 January 2017 

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Bradshaw moved amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 11, at end to insert:

"( ) Construction work otherwise authorised by this Act may not begin until:

(a) the Secretary of State has commissioned a review of the merits of establishing Old Oak Common station as an interim eastern terminus for Phase One of High Speed 2, with the provision of convenient access arrangements with London Overground routes to the east and west of the station, and

(b) the report of that review has been published."

The House divided:

Contents 80

Not-contents 261

Contents

Addington, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B. [Teller]

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burns, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cotter, L.

Deech, B.

Dholakia, L.

Fearn, L.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Framlingham, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hollick, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Layard, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Loomba, L.

Maddock, B.

Meacher, B.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer, L.

Parminter, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L. [Teller]

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Not-contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adonis, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Bates, L.

Beecham, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Billingham, B.

Blood, B.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cashman, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Corston, B.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Coussins, B.

Couttie, B.

Cox, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

Dunlop, L.

Eames, L.

Eccles, V.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Ford, B.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gale, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Giddens, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Grocott, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jopling, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lennie, L.

Lexden, L.

Liddle, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lothian, M.

Low of Dalston, L.

Luce, L.

Lupton, L.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mawson, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rogan, L.

Rosser, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sassoon, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Sharples, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Sherlock, B.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Simon, V.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thurlow, L.

Touhig, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Uddin, B.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wheeler, B.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

York, Abp.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Division No. 2

Baroness Randerson moved amendment 8, after clause 35, to insert the new clause Plan for restrictions on lorries and road use. The House divided:

Contents 63

Not-contents 161

Contents

Addington, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cotter, L.

Dholakia, L.

Falkland, V.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Framlingham, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Loomba, L.

Maddock, B.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer, L.

Parminter, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B. [Teller]

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L. [Teller]

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Teverson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Walmsley, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Buscombe, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Crathorne, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eccles, V.

Elder, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Hayman, B.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lothian, M.

Lupton, L.

Lytton, E.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Patel, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 24th January 2017