House of Lords Business

Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reduction in the number of applications by students in England for nursing and midwifery courses at British universities beginning in 2017 compared to courses beginning in 2016.

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).

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure a guaranteed supply of vegetables in the United Kingdom, in the light of restricted availability from Spain and other European countries.

†Digital Economy Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th, 13th and 16th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Neighbourhood Planning Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 7 February.

Richmond Burgage Pastures Bill [HL] Second Reading

University of London Bill [HL] Second Reading

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

Privileges and Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the 5th Report from the Select Committee (Process for publishing Commissioner reports; Commissioner and police investigations; Minor amendments to the Code) (HL Paper 99) be agreed to.

If the above motion is agreed to:

Code of Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker to move to resolve that the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords be amended as follows:

In paragraph 19, in the second sentence, leave out "goes" and insert "is normally published only on the Commissioner’s webpages. The Commissioner has discretion to submit a report in such instances"

Leave out paragraphs 26 and 27 and insert:

"The Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct keeps the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Code of Conduct under regular review. Recommended changes are reported to the House and take effect when agreed by the House."

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [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.

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).

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.

Wednesday 1 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the change in the total number of households in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2014 is attributed to households with a non-United Kingdom born household reference person.

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward legislation further to their manifesto commitment to ban wild animals in circuses.

*Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in tackling the abuse of personal injury claims relating to incidents involving motor vehicles.

Thursday 2 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of short-term letting of residential flats for holiday purposes contrary to the terms of the lease; and whether they plan to introduce measures similar to the restrictions introduced in New York and Berlin.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will begin sea trials.

*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the storage of the 19 million facial images uploaded onto the police national database is compliant with data protection legislation.

†Monday 6 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent proposals by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to reform the qualifications for admission to the solicitors’ profession.

†*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that councils provide suitable plots for housebuilding.

†*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any scope for easing pressure on surgical facilities and personnel within the National Health Service by greater use of private health facilities.

†*Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to continue to ensure the availability of good careers advice and guidance.

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

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 abolishes the statutory midwifery committee; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to ensure that robust arrangements are in place to ensure the continuation of supportive clinical supervision and leadership for midwives. 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)

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)
A Vice President, National Autistic Society

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)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving Euratom, and the options for a replacement regulatory framework. (2 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 6 February and due for answer by 20 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 30 January (HL4652) concerning Sir Simon McDonald’s meetings with senior government figures in Khartoum, whether Sudan’s refusal to grant humanitarian access to the Two Areas was discussed; and if so, what was the outcome of those discussions.   HL5227

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any children born to one North Korean parent in China, who have not acquired citizenship of either the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, or the People’s Republic of China, have claimed asylum in the United Kingdom; and if so, whether they have been granted refugee status.   HL5228

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals born in North Korea who have sought asylum in the United Kingdom have been deported since the United Kingdom–Republic of Korea Readmission Agreement came into force.   HL5229

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether children born to one North Korean parent in the People’s Republic of China who have not acquired citizenship of either the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, or the People’s Republic of China, are treated as South Korean citizens by HM Government.   HL5230

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about the life sentence imposed on the Czech aid worker Petr Jasek, and the imprisonment of Reverend Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour and Abdulmonem Abdumawla; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which the court proceedings met internationally accepted standards of justice and were in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   HL5231

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to (1) the call of the African Union (AU), made at its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC), and (2) that part of the Addis Ababa Resolution that mandates the AU to hold talks with the UN Security Council calling for the reform of the ICC.   HL5232

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will institute a review of the practice of estate agents requiring pre-contract deposits in the process of purchasing homes.   HL5233

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to propose to NATO that NATO members which do not spend two per cent of their GDP on defence should not receive help or protection under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, the principle of collective defence.   HL5234

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people who are occupying hospital beds, despite being fit and well enough to be discharged, have been doing so for (1) between one and three months, (2) between three and six months, or (3) six months or more.   HL5235

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s statement that the President of the United States is 100 per cent behind NATO, what pressure they are placing on those NATO members which do not contribute two per cent of their GDP to defence.   HL5236

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will paint the RAF Voyager which conveys Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister in distinctive colours which clearly indicate that it is British rather than RAF sky camouflage grey.   HL5237

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are (1) the amounts of CO2 produced, and (2) the targets adopted to reduce carbon emissions, by (a) the UK, (b) India, (c) China, and (d) the USA.   HL5238

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness, durability, safety and efficiency of paving roads with solar panels.   HL5239

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 19 January (HL4501), whether the Answer also applies to the Automated Repeat Prescription Service offered by some high street pharmacies; and what checks there are to ensure that this does not lead to over-ordering.   HL5240

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 1 February (HL4906), whether the Consumer Green Paper will address the level of staffing in local authorities which is deemed sufficient to enforce consumer protection.   HL5241

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to rebuild inter-communal trust in areas liberated from Daesh in Iraq.   HL5242

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq to repeal legislation that forces children of parents who convert to Islam automatically to become Muslim.   HL5243

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that humanitarian, stabilisation and reconstruction efforts in areas of Iraq liberated from Daesh include provision for psycho-social post-trauma counselling and rehabilitation for traumatised individuals and communities.   HL5244

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enlist the help of churches, religious institutions and communities in the provision of aid and support to those individuals in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq who have fled their homes to escape Daesh.
   HL5245

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the existing levels of international donor support.   HL5246

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what political and financial assistance they are providing to strengthen and develop the structures and mechanisms for interreligious dialogue and co-operation in Iraq.   HL5247

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of UN reports related to alleged human rights violations perpetrated by Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Director, JP.D.H. London Ltd (private company limited by guarantee without share capital) (international, humanitarian and philanthropic interests and related projects)
Category 6: Sponsorship
Occasional administrative, secretarial and research support is provided by an employee of JP.D.H. London Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member. Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL5248

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to allegations of rape and sexual violence committed against civilians in northern Rakhine state by Myanmar security forces; and what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar in this regard.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Director, JP.D.H. London Ltd (private company limited by guarantee without share capital) (international, humanitarian and philanthropic interests and related projects)
Category 6: Sponsorship
Occasional administrative, secretarial and research support is provided by an employee of JP.D.H. London Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member. Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL5249

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was provided in funding for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative programmes implemented by the UK embassy in Myanmar over each of the last three years; and how much funding is projected to be provided until 2020.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Director, JP.D.H. London Ltd (private company limited by guarantee without share capital) (international, humanitarian and philanthropic interests and related projects)
Category 6: Sponsorship
Occasional administrative, secretarial and research support is provided by an employee of JP.D.H. London Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member. Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL5250

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects have been funded in the Balkans through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund over the last 24 months; what is the breakdown of the funding for each of the countries for which the funding was made available; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the funding provided.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Director, JP.D.H. London Ltd (private company limited by guarantee without share capital) (international, humanitarian and philanthropic interests and related projects)
Category 6: Sponsorship
Occasional administrative, secretarial and research support is provided by an employee of JP.D.H. London Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member. Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL5251

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans are in place to maintain the current level of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund funding for the Balkans over the next three years; and which countries will be affect by any proposed changes to the funding.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Director, JP.D.H. London Ltd (private company limited by guarantee without share capital) (international, humanitarian and philanthropic interests and related projects)
Category 6: Sponsorship
Occasional administrative, secretarial and research support is provided by an employee of JP.D.H. London Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member. Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Steering Board, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
 HL5252

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to undertake a comprehensive review of the current needs of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, Jordan and Lebanon.   HL5253

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are providing funding for (1) efforts to promote a comprehensive Palestinian negotiating team, and (2) Palestinian elections at all levels of government.   HL5254

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their responsibilities under the Balfour Declaration of 1917 include the recognition of a Palestinian State as well as the Israeli one.   HL5255

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech on 17 January, in which areas of the UK has net EU migration "put pressure on public services, like schools, and stretched infrastructure, especially housing".   HL5256

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the scheme to provide vulnerable children with free places in state and independent boarding schools.
   HL5257

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 December 2016 (HL3927), what the new process being piloted by the Department for Work and Pensions in conjunction with the Home Office consists of; what evaluation has been made of its impact; whether that evaluation will be published; and if so, when.   HL5258

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the criteria used to determine the increase in rateable value as regards business rates in the recent rates revaluation.
   HL5259

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent business rates revaluation, what are the average changes affecting (1) rural businesses, and (2) urban businesses.   HL5260

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the appeals procedure against a proposed increase in rateable value; and what estimate they have made of the average length of time which will be required for an appeal to be considered.   HL5261

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on rural businesses that are operating at narrow margins of the impact of increases in rateable values.   HL5262

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government over how long a period the recent rateable revaluation in respect of business rates was estimated.   HL5263

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government during the recent business rates revaluation, what regard was given to the impact on the turnover and profitability of businesses of seasonality in produce such as livestock, and of currency movements.   HL5264

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund was used to support a visit by the Chief of Police of Bahrain to Belfast to learn about how the Police Service of Northern Ireland manages public order issues.   HL5265

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many payments for wrongful birth, other than cases of failed sterilisation or vasectomy, were made by the NHS Litigation Authority to parents of children with Down’s syndrome in each of the past five years; and what was the total cost of each payment.   HL5266

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the NHS Litigation Authority has paid in total since 1990 to parents of babies with disabilities who claimed that they would have had an abortion had they known earlier that their child would have a disability.   HL5267

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful claims for wrongful birth, other than cases of failed sterilisation or vasectomy, have been made since 1990; what was the total amount of compensation awarded by the NHS Litigation Authority in each case; and for what specific disabilities was compensation awarded in successful claims.   HL5268

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that payments for wrongful birth, other than cases of failed sterilisation or vasectomy, have on people living with disabilities, and public perception regarding the value of the lives of people with disabilities.   HL5269

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatal foetal abnormalities were diagnosed in each of the last five years.   HL5270

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatal foetal abnormalities were diagnosed after 24 weeks of a pregnancy in each of the last five years.   HL5271

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 30 January concerning government and NHS donations to charities (HL4976), whether they will now arrange for each government department and NHS Trust to publish details of donations to charities during the period 2010–15.   HL5272

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the remarks of Thomas Schäfer, finance minister of Hesse, that the headquarters of the company created by the proposed merger of the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse should be in Frankfurt, what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK economy of the transfer of that organisation from the UK to Germany.   HL5273

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what stage of the process of leaving the EU they expect the European Court of Justice to cease to have any jurisdiction in the UK.   HL5274

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reported remarks of the Secretary of State for Defence on 3 February that Russia had carried out a sustained campaign of cyber attacks against the UK, whether they will publish the evidence supporting that statement; whether they have made formal representations to the government of Russia with a view to ending any such campaign; and if so, with what result.   HL5275

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most up-to-date figure for the annual amount paid in respect of motorised vehicles in (1) Vehicle Excise Duty, (2) fuel taxes, (3) VAT, and (4) other government-imposed charges.    HL5276

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost to the NHS of purchasing generic drugs from the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva in the last financial year.   HL5277

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the apology issued by the Israeli embassy over its interference in British politics, what measures they have put in place to ensure that no foreign government’s embassy can behave in this way again.   HL5278

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 November 2016 (HL2849) concerning illegal settlement construction by Israelis, what measures they are putting in place to ensure that further trade between the UK and illegal settlements is prohibited.   HL5279

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the 15-year sentence imposed in March 2003 on the Palestinian teenagers from the village of Hares.   HL5280

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister, at her meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel, will raise concerns about the continuing illegal settlement building, and UN Resolution 2334.   HL5281

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the increase in unexpected patient deaths reported by England’s mental health trusts; and what steps they are taking to reduce the number of such deaths.   HL5282

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct discussions with the French and Belgian authorities about the continued hosting of UK Border Force officials in those countries following Brexit.   HL5283

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many enforcement actions have been taken against Trust and Company Service Providers by HM Revenue and Customs since 1 January 2014 under the following categories: (1) criminal prosecutions, (2) fit and proper rejection, (3) suspension, (4) fines imposed, (5) reprimands, (6) undertakings, (7) conditions placed, (8) warnings given, and (9) action plans required.   HL5284

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed in EU agencies located in the UK which will be required to relocate from the UK; and of this total, how many of them are British staff and how many come from other EU countries.   HL5285

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government which EU agencies located in the UK will be affected by Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL5286

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what point they envisage that EU agencies located in the UK will be required to relocate; and whether this will be effected within the two years set for the Brexit negotiations.   HL5287

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Regional Growth Fund on stimulating enterprise in the English regions.   HL5288

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Regional Growth Fund in assisting the areas and communities in England that are currently dependent on the public sector make the transition to sustainable private sector-led growth and prosperity.   HL5289

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for future funding rounds of the Regional Growth Fund; and whether they expect bids to be open to public and private sector organisations.   HL5290

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Local Enterprise Partnerships (1) applied for, and (2) were successful in receiving, funds from the Regional Growth Fund in each of the six funding rounds.   HL5291

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy to prohibit the export of arms to the government of Ukraine.   HL5292

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many current Ministers in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons, are unpaid; why there is a difference in the proportions of those who are paid and unpaid in each House; and whether the relative personal financial needs of potential Ministers is considered before decisions are taken over which Ministers are paid.   HL5293

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the scientific study commissioned by the European Commission in the 1980s on the possible threat to the public from the implantation of growth-promoting hormones in cattle, which was not published at the time when the EU ban on the practice was imposed, has ever been made publicly available.   HL5294

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 September 2016 (HL1574), whether they will now publish in the Official Report the findings of the inquiry which was set up as a consequence of the escalation in costs for the A1 road improvement at Elkesley by 83 per cent to £13.6 million.   HL5295

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

11 January (25 January)

HL4566 Lord Judd [DfE]

18 January (1 February)

HL4776 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

19 January (2 February)

HL4826 Lord Storey [DfE]

23 January (6 February)

HL4890 The Marquess of Lothian [FCO]

HL4895 The Marquess of Lothian [DfE]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DfE] 3

[FCO] 1

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Commonwealth Development Corporation (Money Bill-11 January)

Government

9 February

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

 

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

 

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

 

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

9 February

University of London [HL]

Private

9 February

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

8 February

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s consents to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy

Government

8 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

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [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 Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

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

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017

   

Draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017

   

Draft Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

   

Draft Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017

   

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 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

   

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

 

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

National Policy Statement 

 

Scrutiny time expires

To be considered

     

Draft Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England

   

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.

Tuesday 7 February

   

European Union

Select Committee

visit in the United Kingdom

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.45am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

4.15pm

Wednesday 8 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

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 9 February

   

European Union

Internal Market 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

Wednesday 22 February

   

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Monday 6 March

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 6 February 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

Select Committee Report

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

Brexit: environment and climate change. (12th Report, HL Paper 109)

Public Business

2 Brexit: customs and border staff A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

3 Brexit: aerospace industry A question was asked by Lord Soley and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

4 Residential care A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

5 UK Sports: funding A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

6 Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill A bill to make provision in relation to the procedure to be followed by local authorities when varying the charges to be paid in connection with the use of certain parking places was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 98)

7 Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 98–EN)

8 Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill A bill to make provision about the regulation of small-scale radio multiplex services; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 99)

9 Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 99–EN)

10 Digital Economy Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 75. The House resumed.

11 Informal European Council The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

12 Digital Economy Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 81. Amendments 83A to 83C were agreed to. The House resumed.

13 Brexit: transport A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

14 Digital Economy Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 86. Amendments 86, 86A, 88A, 89A to 91B, 93A, 94A, 97, 99, 100A to 102, 106A, 107A, 112, 112A, 118, 120, 121, 125, 128, 129, 130, 136, 139 to 141, 145, 147 to 149, 153 to 155, 157 to 163, 165, 169 to 184, 186, 188, 189, 191 to 193, 195, 197, 198, 200 to 207 and 210 to 212 were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 213D.

The House adjourned at 10.22pm until Tuesday 7 February at 2.30pm.

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 further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 28. Amendments 28, 30, 35, 39 to 43 and 50 to 55 were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 59.

The Committee adjourned at 7.59pm.

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 Films-Film Co-Production agreement between the United Kingdom and Brazil.    (9406)

2 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Twenty Second to the Twenty Fifth and the Twenty Eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (9413)

3 Taxation-Convention between the United Kingdom and Uruguay for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital, with Protocol.    (9414)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

2 Draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

3 Draft Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

4 (1) Draft Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

(2) Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017

(3) Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

(4) Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 2017

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.   (66)

2 Cattle Identification (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (101)

Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following paper was laid by command of Her Majesty:

Foreign Affairs-Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 1999, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (9411)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2015–16 of The Appointed Person for England and Wales, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

2 (1) Annual review of certain tax credits monetary amounts under section 41 of the Tax Credits Act 2002

(2) Report for 2015–16 of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs to the Treasury on Tax Credits under section 40 of the Tax Credits Act 2002

laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002.

 

Prepared 6th February 2017