House of Lords Business

Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Foreign Secretary before the Select Committee on International Relations on 26 January, whether it is their policy that President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to run for re-election in the event of a peace settlement in Syria.

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)

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comparative advantages, disadvantages and costs to the United Kingdom economy of (1) free trade agreements, (2) membership of the European Union Single Market, and (3) participation in the European Union Customs Union.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that Standing Order 40(4) (so far as it relates to Thursdays) and (5) be suspended until the end of the session so far as is necessary to enable notices and orders relating to Public Bills, Measures, Affirmative Instruments and reports from Select Committees of the House to have precedence over other notices and orders on Thursdays.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Thursday 9 February to enable the Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day

†Digital Economy Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th and 13th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

†Neighbourhood Planning Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 1 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 3 February.

†West of England Combined Authority Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Report [Lord O’Shaughnessy]

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).

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 2 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 6 February.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Digital Economy Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room, and that it will conclude.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 3 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 7 February.

†Human Rights The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Baroness O’Cathain be appointed a member of the Select Committee.

†Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Vere of Norbiton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 December 2016 be approved.

†Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Vere of Norbiton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 January be approved.

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 Class 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.

Wednesday 22 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to eradicate the shortage of trained nurses in the National Health Service and care sector.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Department for International Development funding to the non-governmental organisation Girl Effect has been withdrawn.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the extent to which the new lower benefit cap will encourage people into work or to move into smaller homes.

Thursday 23 February at 11.00am

*Lord Jordan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the work of charities such as citizenAID which seek to educate schools, universities, businesses and the general public on how to help the seriously injured in the event of a terrorist attack.

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will maintain their commitment to reducing smoking prevalence by publishing the latest Tobacco Control Plan for England without delay.

*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that HS2 will maximise links between cities in the north of England and with Scotland.

Monday 27 February at 2.30pm

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that managers and employees are fully engaged and able to deliver the Industrial Strategy.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of proposed levels of funding allocated to secondary schools on the quality of education including the teaching of non-English-Baccalaureate subjects.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their plans for a national shipbuilding strategy and significant investment in the United Kingdom defence nuclear enterprise, whether they intend to develop an overall defence industrial strategy.

*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision by President Trump to limit immigration to the United States, what steps they are taking to secure the rights of Iranian-born British citizens visiting the United States to return to the United Kingdom and not be sent to Iran.

†Tuesday 28 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the last 12 months to address the challenges raised by the number of drones, particularly in relation to safety and security risks; and whether they intend to introduce legislation to regulate their use.

†*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of opportunities to enhance bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have committed to continue funding the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.

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

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.

Motions 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

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move that this House regrets that the draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017 were laid without Her Majesty’s Government taking the opportunity to bring forward proposals for a regulatory structure which will maintain public trust and confidence in the provision of funding for third party litigants.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 does not contain sufficient assurances as to the robustness of arrangements to ensure the continuation of supportive clinical supervision and leadership for midwives; that it abolishes the statutory midwifery committee without either robust assurances as to the process of hearing the midwifery voice or the establishment of a separate register for midwives as recommended by the Law Commission; and that it provides for the use of warning notices instead of full hearings for fitness to practise cases, with no appeals system, and does not set out terms in which this power will be used. 22nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House regrets that the Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and the Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 together with retrospectively changed loan conditions for existing students are further incremental burdens on students that risk worsening the opportunities for young people from low-income backgrounds, mature students and those undertaking part-time courses; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to report annually to Parliament on the impact on the economy of the increasing quantum of graduate debt, estimates of payback rates, and the estimate of the annual cost to the Exchequer of the present system. 21st 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)

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)

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)

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)

Lord De Mauley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, given the importance of services to the United Kingdom economy, what plans they have to ensure that services are covered by any future trade deals negotiated by them, as well as goods. (25 January)

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their public policy decisions on the effectiveness of the National Health Service. (25 January)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the position of trans and intersex citizens of the United Kingdom. (26 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 31 January and due for answer by 14 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 January (HL Deb, col 425) concerning recent developments in Sudan, and in the light of the reported statement by the Sudanese Ambassador to London, Muhammad Abdallah al-Tom, to the Sudanese Media Centre of the impact of the lifting of US economic sanctions on Sudan on Sudanese–British economic and commercial relations, what assessment they have made of the impact of the lifting of US economic sanctions on Sudan on business relations between Sudan and the UK. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 January (HL Deb, col 425) concerning recent developments in Sudan, and in the light of the indictment of the leaders of Sudan by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity, including the use of chemical weapons and assaults on the civilian population, whether they are planning the removal of any sanctions against Sudan or the promotion of bilateral business interests.   HL5117

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the strategy for safeguarding unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children announced on 1 November 2016 will include (1) the provision of independent guardians for all unaccompanied children in the UK, and (2) a commitment to continue to fund local authorities which support unaccompanied children at the same, or higher, rate as they currently receive.   HL5118

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the strategy for safeguarding unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children announced on 1 November 2016 will include financial support to local authorities which undertake safeguarding assessments as part of the procedures for family reunification under the Dublin III Regulation.   HL5119

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether staff of the British Embassy in Pyongyang have visited the Masikryong ski resort in an official capacity; and what is their assessment of reports that children are subject to forced labour at that resort.   HL5120

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 6 January (HL4319), what plans they have made to gather and preserve evidence of crimes committed by Daesh in Iraq.   HL5121

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to monitor the performance of contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers.   HL5122

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 31 January (HL4983), what is meant by the statement that the costs to DCLG "were met through existing departmental resource".   HL5123

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what regulations and procedures are in place relating to the evacuation of ships designed to carry more than 5,000 passengers and crew, when those ships are too far from land for any air support; and where, and when, the last full-scale trial of such a scenario was undertaken.   HL5124

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that the Minister for Digital and Culture is holding talks with UK newspaper industry representatives on accuracy in journalism and the rise of fake news, whether, as part of those discussions, he intends to raise the issue of fake news stories in mainstream tabloid newspapers.   HL5125

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate the propagation of fake news in the mainstream media.   HL5126

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Digital and Culture on 29 November 2016 (53857) that they are "considering the implications of the dissemination of fake news on social media sites", what assessment they have made of whether fake news stories generated online through social media are more widely believed than fake news stories in the mainstream media; and, if they are not more widely believed, why they are taking steps to counteract fake news on social media.   HL5127

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of each contract made with community rehabilitation companies in the last 12 months.   HL5128

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what services community rehabilitation companies are required to deliver as part of their contract with Government.   HL5129

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the main exports and imports between the UK and (1) France, (2) Germany, and (3) Italy, in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, and (c) 2016.   HL5130

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will press for UN and other humanitarian agencies to be given full access to prisons and detention centres in Libya, starting with those holding refugees and migrants in Tripoli.   HL5131

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 30 January (HL4720), how many Rohingya people are (1) receiving no assistance as a result of restrictions on humanitarian assistance and access, and (2) receiving partial assistance; and, for those receiving partial assistance, what they are receiving and what they are not able to receive.
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of deaths, illness and malnutrition in camps for the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Burma, as a result of restrictions on access to humanitarian assistance.   HL5133

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 23 January (HL 4428), what is the timeframe for their decision on how to respond to the findings of the pilot programmes; and whether the response will be published. 
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Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why publication of the new drugs strategy, which was expected to be in March 2016, has been delayed.   HL5135

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the UK of providing security for the visit of the US President to the UK; and which department or agency will be meeting those costs.   HL5136

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of UK official development assistance is spent through the EU.   HL5137

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of UK aid to refugees in Greece is earmarked for sexual and reproductive health, including access to hospital maternity services. 
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the procurement of essential sexual and reproductive health commodities, including modern family planning methods, for all refugees in Greece.   HL5139

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors in Greece.   HL5140

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether  they give financial or other support to the Faros project in Greece which provides accommodation for young refugee boys who are at risk of sexual exploitation.   HL5141

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase funding for abortion, contraception, and reproductive health information and services, in the light of the re-establishment of the global gag rule by President Trump.   HL5142

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons are presently serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection in England and Wales; and how many of them are more than 80 years of age.   HL5143

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the original planned date for acceptance into service of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tidespring; and what is now the planned date for acceptance into service.   HL5144

Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether former higher education students who are EU nationals who apply for permanent residence in the UK are required to have held comprehensive private health insurance during the time during which they were in higher education; and if so, whether students from EU countries are notified of the existence of such a requirement when, or before, they begin their courses of study.   HL5145

Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which education authority areas in England new secondary or high schools have been built under the Priority Schools Building Programme on (1) existing sites, and (2) new sites.   HL5146

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Russian military aircraft are passing through British airspace; if so, whether they are always required to submit flight plans in advance; and if not so required, why not.   HL5147

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 January (HL4622) concerning the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, what survey of incoming telephone calls was undertaken to determine that the average waiting time for calls to be answered is 32 seconds; who undertook the survey; over what period of time it was undertaken; and how many complaints the Agency has received in the average year since 2010 concerning (1) calls not answered, and (2) lengthy waits for calls to be answered.   HL5148

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cyber attacks on (1) each of the Armed Forces’, and (2) the Ministry of Defence, IT networks have been detected over the past year.   HL5149

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister raised the issue of the location of the US Embassy in Israel with the government of the US during her visit to Washington on 25 to 26 January.   HL5150

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the evidence given by the Foreign Secretary to the International Relations Committee, when Foreign Office policy towards Syria changed (1) to allow for the possibility that President Bashar al-Assad could stand in a future election in Syria, and (2) to consider the possibility of an arrangement with Russia to combat Daesh and find a way forward over the future of Syria.   HL5151

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British nationals applying for new ESTAs for travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program will be subject to additional checks and requirements, including the disclosure of social media information and mobile phone contacts. 
   HL5152

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they were first made aware of the measures contained in the executive order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States, signed by President Trump on 27 January.   HL5153

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that air pollution levels are reduced in the UK, in the light of the alert declared in London recently as a result of toxic air peaks.   HL5154

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to the NHS of medical problems caused by breaches of air pollution limits.   HL5155

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the results of the HMRC consultation Tobacco Illicit Trade Protocol on sanctions to tackle the illicit tobacco market. 
   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Convenor, Lords and Commons Cigar and Pipe Smokers’ Club
 HL5156

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 23 January (HL4517), when the scheme to widen and improve the River Sowy and King Sedgemoor Drain will be completed, and what is the estimated increase in volumes of flood water that can be removed as a result of that scheme.   HL5157

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

6 December (20 December)

HL3851 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

21 December (9 January)

HL4325 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4326 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4327 Lord Beith [MoJ]

10 January (24 January)

HL4510 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

11 January (25 January)

HL4566 Lord Judd [DfE]

17 January (31 January)

HL4731 Lord West of Spithead [BEIS]

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

[BEIS] 1

[DfE] 1

[MoJ] 5

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

9 February

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

 

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

 

University of London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

2 February

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

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy

Government

2 February

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

7 February

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

 

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

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) (Queen’s consent signified)

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft 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

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

22nd Report

 

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Water Supply Licence and Sewerage Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2017

   

Draft Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017

   

Draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

   

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

 

9 February

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

   

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

 

9 February

Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017

   

Draft West of England Combined Authority Order 2017

23rd Report

7 February

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

   

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

 
 

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 1 February

   

European Union

Select Committee

visit outside London

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 2 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 7 February

   

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

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

Wednesday 22 February

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 31 January 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

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

Policing and Crime Act 2017

c 3

Wales Act 2017

c 4

Select Committee Reports

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

Report on certain instruments, including:

Draft West of England Combined Authority Order 2017. (23rd Report, HL Paper 106)

Public Business

3 Railways: fares A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw, on behalf of Baroness Randerson, and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

4 Russia A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

5 Homelessness A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

6 Southern rail A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

7 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach signified the Queen’s consent. The bill was read a third time. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the bill do now pass. Then Lord Framlingham moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out "now" and insert "not". After debate, the amendment was disagreed to (see division) and the original motion was agreed to. The bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.

8 Digital Economy Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

9 Health: neurological services A question was asked by Baroness Gale and, after debate, answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

10 Digital Economy Bill The bill was further considered in Committee. Amendments 28, 37 and 38 were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 54A.

The House adjourned at 9.46pm until Wednesday 1 February at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Neighbourhood Planning Bill The Grand Committee considered the bill. Amendments 2 to 4 and 6 were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 13.

The Committee adjourned at 7.38pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Employment-Review of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals: Consultation on proposals for reform.    (9373)

2 Broadcasting-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on TV Licence Fee Collection. 
     (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017, laid under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

2 Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017, laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Law Commission on Criminal Records Disclosure: Non-Filterable Offences, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

2 Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the General Lighthouse Fund, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

3 (1) Progress Report of the Boundary Commission for England on the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies

(2) Progress Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland on the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies

(3) Progress Report of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland on the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies

(4) Progress Report of the Boundary Commission for Wales on the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies

laid under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.

Division on 31 January 2017 

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Lord Framlingham moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill do now pass, to leave out "now" and insert "not". The House divided:

Contents 25*

Not-contents 385*

Contents

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Burns, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkland, V.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Hooper, B.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Layard, L.

Liverpool, E.

Macpherson of Earl’s Court, L.

Mallalieu, B. [Teller]

Mitchell, L.

Northbourne, L.

Palmer, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L. [Teller]

Swinfen, L.

Truscott, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Altmann, B.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Blood, B.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carey of Clifton, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chandos, V.

Chidgey, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cork and Orrery, E.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Crawley, B.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

D’Souza, B.

Dubs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elder, L.

Elton, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goschen, V.

Goudie, B.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Grocott, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Hayward, L.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hollins, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Inglewood, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janke, B.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jopling, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Lothian, M.

Low of Dalston, L.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Lupton, L.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mobarik, B.

Monks, L.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morrow, L.

Moynihan, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Myners, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Nye, B.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Ouseley, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Patten, L.

Paul, L.

Phillips of Worth Matravers, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Prosser, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redesdale, L.

Redfern, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Saatchi, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Sherlock, B.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Stunell, L.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Wei, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wills, L.

Woolf, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

*  The name of a Lord who voted in both lobbies has been removed from the voting lists.

 

Prepared 31st January 2017