House of Lords Business

Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 11.00am

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Adjourned debate on the motion that the bill be now read a second time [Lord Bridges of Headley]

At 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the issuing by the European Commission of a final warning to the United Kingdom for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide, what action they are planning to take to deal with levels of air pollution in cities.

Technical and Further Education Bill Lord Nash to move that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Technical and Further Education Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 23
Schedule 2

Clause 24
Schedules 3 and 4
Clauses 25 to 45
Title.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 4
Schedule 1
Clauses 5 to 9
Schedule 2

Clauses 10 to 13
Schedule 3
Clauses 14 to 44
Title.

It is expected that the second reading of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is read a second time, Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Permission in Principle etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Dunlop]

National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord O’Shaughnessy]

Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Buscombe]

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the recruitment and retention of prison staff in private prisons, and prisons outside London and the South East.

Digital Economy Bill Report [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve standards of nutrition for women and girls globally. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Technical and Further Education Bill Committee [Lord Nash] 16th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Thursday 23 February at 11.00am

Royal Assent

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 21 February.

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Third Reading [Lord O’Shaughnessy] 12th and 17th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Neighbourhood Planning Bill Report [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

Friday 24 February at 10.00am

Homelessness Reduction Bill Second Reading [Lord Best]

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

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist]

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

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Redfern]

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

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Shinkwin]

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.

Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 69 (Appointment of Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills), Mr James Cooper be appointed an Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills in place of Mr Peter Milledge.

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, in the light of the statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 February on the Housing White Paper, what steps they are taking to ensure that councils continue to provide suitable plots for allotments.

*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.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include, within the recently announced review of VAT, a consideration of the levels of customs and excise duties applied to those drinks and foods which research suggests are most responsible for avoidable deaths and chronic illnesses; and if so, whether they have any plans to hypothecate the yield to the National Health Service.

Tuesday 7 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy lessons can be learned from the forecast of growing inequality in the Resolution Foundation report Living Standards 2017.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to use article 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to secure a new policy for the admission of migrants to the United Kingdom from the European Union.

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what process they use to assess the impact of government policy on people on low incomes living in rural areas.

Wednesday 8 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Verma to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help men who seek support in addressing their abusive behaviour.

*Baroness Scott of Bybrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to local government to increase the number of women in leadership roles to be more in line with those in central government and the private sector.

*Baroness Finn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the Hampton-Alexander review on increasing the gender balance in FTSE companies.

Thursday 9 March at 11.00am

*The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help displaced minority communities in Iraq to return to their homes in areas liberated from Daesh.

*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on claimants of the time taken between applying for Universal Credit and receiving payments.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces will be deployed east of Suez, in the light of the Foreign Secretary’s speech in New Delhi on 18 January.

†Monday 13 March at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the need for women’s domestic violence and sexual violence services in the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of future trade and migration from and to Commonwealth countries after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of council housing in addressing the issues raised in the White Paper Fixing our broken housing market (Cm 9352). [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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†*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the physical and human resources available to Border Force, Her Majesty’s Coastguard, the National Crime Agency and police forces in 2017–18 to combat illegal import of firearms, drugs and other dangerous materials into the United Kingdom.

†Tuesday 14 March at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with United Kingdom aerospace and automotive industries about continued access to the European Union single market.

†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from public authorities since 1 January 2017 on the case for introducing national identity cards in the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the final cost and timetable for completing the electrification of the Great Western Main Line.

†Wednesday 15 March at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to give guidance to students from other European Union member states wishing to commence study at United Kingdom universities in 2018–19 about the costs of their studies and their eligibility to access student loans.

†*Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Women and Equalities on 2 February (HC Deb, col 1162), what progress they have made in considering improvements in the delivery of sex and relationship education in schools to address sexual harassment and homophobic bullying.

†*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve accessibility for disabled people to public premises.

†Thursday 16 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why their recently published White Paper on housing made no reference to property guardianship.

†*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to produce their proposals for a longer-term solution to the funding of adult social care.

†*Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation in this Parliamentary session to give effect to the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights on prisoners’ voting rights.

†Monday 20 March at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to Age UK’s report on the state of social care in England The Health and Care of Older People in England 2017.

†*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma regarding continuing military offensives and violations of human rights by the Burmese Army in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states.

†*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any hospital closures resulting from the implementation of Sustainability and Transformation Plans on Accident and Emergency departments.

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will produce their programme for negotiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

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

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: environment and climate change (12th Report, HL Paper 109). 14 February 2017

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.

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom–India Year of Culture and the importance of international cultural relations.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the support they provide to Northern Ireland veterans. (8 February)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of Universal Credit. (8 February)

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve levels of electoral registration, and to reduce the possibility of electoral fraud. (8 January)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of youth justice in England and Wales. (20 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5121), how many projects are actively collecting evidence against perpetrators of violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide in Iraq, and what are the objectives of each project.   HL5416

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5121), whether they are satisfied that sufficient progress has been made in the collection of evidence by the Independent Mechanism established by UN General Assembly resolution 71/248 regarding war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by members of Daesh.   HL5417

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have held discussions with the government of the US regarding the preservation and collection of evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by Daesh member; and if so, whether they have agreed an action plan for the prosecution of Daesh members for those crimes.   HL5418

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General has advised on whether any UK court of law can make a judgment on whether the crime of genocide has taken place as defined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to call upon the United Nations to take appropriate action under the UN Charter for the prevention and suppression of acts enumerated in Article III of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948.   HL5420

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in fulfilling their 2015 manifesto commitment to "Stand up for the freedom of people of all religions-and non-religious people-to practice their beliefs in peace and safety, for example by supporting persecuted Christians in the Middle East".   HL5421

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 February (HL5074), whether the guidance on good practice includes information on Gypsy, Traveller and Roma groups; and whether any secure training centres have active Gypsy, Traveller and Roma groups.   HL5422

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have conducted in the preparation of their strategy for improving the safety and reform of female offenders in custody and in the community; and when that strategy will be published.   HL5423

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend the terms of reference of Lord Farmer’s review into supporting male prisoners to engage with their families, to female prisoners.   HL5424

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 13 February (HL5075), when they expect the feasibility assessment to be completed, and whether cost will be the sole consideration for implementing the change.   HL5425

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 13 February (HL5073), whether governors will be encouraged to work with specialist Gypsy, Traveller and Roma education providers.   HL5426

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of European Structural Investment Funds payments they have received since 2009.   HL5427

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that all bidders for phase 2B of the HS2 project, including the successful company CH2M, were compliant with Article 42 of Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors, regarding conflicts of interest in procurement procedures. 
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reimburse local authorities and other UK recipients of payments from the European Structural and Investment Funds for any costs associated with requirements to reimburse the European Commission resulting from (1) ex-post evaluations of the current programming period, or (2) Brexit.   HL5429

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 January (HL Deb, col 1093), what form the operational and contractual performance monitoring of Govia Thameslink Railway takes; how frequently that monitoring takes place; and whether the results will be published.   HL5430

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they plan to use to decide whether Royal Dutch Shell will be permitted to leave behind underwater storage tanks and concrete rig supports in dismantling the Brent Oilfield; and how they intend to ensure that the dismantling is managed in accordance with Article 5 of Annex III to the OSPAR Convention.   HL5431

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the health risks posed by air pollution; and what plans they have, including targets, to reduce air pollution.   HL5432

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the lessons to be drawn from BBC Panorama’s programme on HMP Northumberland.   HL5433

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 February (HL5019), whether there is now a revised date for concluding the works to be undertaken between Junctions 16 and 19 of the M1 motorway and fully re-opening the motorway. 
   HL5434

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role that small charities can play in providing care for adults with early-onset dementia.   HL5435

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the barriers facing small charities in establishing facilities for the care of people with early-onset dementia, and (2) how these barriers could be overcome.   HL5436

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the challenges faced by YoungDementia UK Homes in establishing a care home in Oxfordshire.   HL5437

The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will accept unaccompanied child refugees under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 in the financial year 2017–18.   HL5438

The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to assess the capacity of local authorities to accept unaccompanied child refugees brought into the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 in the financial year 2017–18.   HL5439

The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that local authorities have sufficient resources to accept unaccompanied child refugees in the financial year 2017–18.   HL5440

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the White Paper The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union, on what basis they intend to withdraw from Euratom; whether they will seek Parliamentary consent; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the withdrawal on the British nuclear industry.   HL5441

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership’s National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit Programme: National supplementary report published on 1 February.   HL5442

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with respect to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what was the NHS’s annual clinical negligence bill for the 2016–17 financial year and what it is projected to be for the 2017–18 financial year; whether any statistical correlations between negligence payments made by NHS Trusts and care quality indicators have been examined; and if so, what are those correlations.   HL5443

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have decided to exhibit items from the Government Art Collection in a new London venue rather than outside the capital; and what the cost of the exhibition, including the new venue, will be.   HL5444

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership’s National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices April 2015 to March 2016 published on 14 February.   HL5445

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government with respect to cardiac rhythm management devices, what was the NHS’s annual clinical negligence bill for the 2016–17 financial year and what it is projected to be for the 2017–18 financial year; whether any statistical correlations between negligence payments made by NHS Trusts and care quality indicators have been examined; and if so, what are those correlations.   HL5446

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to restricting the marketing of My Friend Cayla dolls in the UK, in the light of the decision of the German Federal Network Agency to remove them from the market in Germany on grounds of concerns about data security and privacy.   HL5447

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make membership of a Client Money Protection Scheme mandatory for letting and managing agents. 
   HL5448

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 9 February (HL Deb, col 1854) stating that his "right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is having regular meetings with consumer representatives", what meetings concerning Brexit have been held, what were the agendas for those meetings and who participated in each meeting.   HL5449

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are they taking to reduce loopholes in planning permission laws and to ensure compliance with the intention behind those laws; and how they are addressing information regarding such loopholes which can be found online.   HL5450

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in response to the UN warning of risk of famine in Yemen; and whether they intend to take action to promote access to food for those affected by the famine.   HL5451

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe following the arrest of the human rights activist Pastor Evan Mawarire. 
   HL5452

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports by Human Rights Watch that 180 boys under 18 are being detained by the Kurdistan regional government on suspicion of involvement with ISIS, and of reports that they were tortured and deprived of contact with their families.   HL5453

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey regarding the imprisonment of Eren Keskin and Inan Kizilkaya.   HL5454

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the levelised cost of energy per megawatt hour for the Moorside nuclear power station.   HL5455

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the strike price for the Moorside nuclear power station under the Contracts for Difference regime. 
   HL5456

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local jobs they anticipate the Moorside nuclear power station creating during (1) the construction phase, and (2) operation.   HL5457

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the delay in completion of the Moorside nuclear power station project arising from uncertainties about the role of Toshiba.   HL5458

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last met the Victims’ Commissioner to discuss the historical, financial and legal problems that victims of crime and their families continue to face.   HL5459

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the WebRoots Democracy report, Democracy 2:0: Hitting refresh on the Digital Democracy Commission; and what assessment they have made of its call to make political education compulsory in schools.   HL5460

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) nursing home beds, and (2) residential care home beds, available in (a) 2005, (b) 2010, and (c) 2015.   HL5461

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 29 September 2016 (HL1930), whether they will increase spending on projects which promote freedom of religion or belief as a proportion of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Magna Carta Fund from the current level of 6.3 per cent to at least 10 per cent.   HL5462

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff are employed in overseas countries who are dedicated to advancing freedom of religion or belief.   HL5463

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe following the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire on his return to Zimbabwe at the beginning of February.   HL5464

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds they declined a visa to Pastor Evan Mawarire in 2016, preventing him from addressing UK parliamentarians.   HL5465

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many visas have been refused to leading Zimbabwean political activists over the past year.   HL5466

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their future plans for implementation of the New York Declaration on Forests.   HL5467

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the decision was made to stop the Department for International Development funding for the charity Planet Aid; what formal evaluation or audits were made of the work of Planet Aid and when were those carried out; and on what evidence the recommendation to stop Planet Aid funding was made.   HL5468

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 February (HL5157), what consideration they are giving to the introduction of interim flood mitigation measures until the scheme to increase the capacity of the River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor drain system is completed.   HL5469

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their advice to UK citizens who wish to practise their chosen religion whilst in Saudi Arabia.   HL5470

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are reciprocal rights of freedom of religious observance between Turkey and the UK for their citizens.   HL5471

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, and the commencement of women’s suffrage in the UK.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL5472

Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish their proposed Green Paper on social justice before Easter; and if not, when they will do so.   HL5473

Baroness Young of Old Scone to ask Her Majesty’s Government which parts of which primary and secondary legislation pertaining to the environment (1) they, (2) the Environment Agency, and (3) Natural England, judge to be unviable to transpose into UK and devolved law through the Great Repeal Bill; and when they will publish a list of that legislation.   HL5474

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the pedagogical rationale and practices of the Ralston-Semler Foundation Lumiar schools, with specific reference to their mosaic curricula.   HL5475

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) proportion, and (2) amount, of each departmental budget was (a) allocated to, and (b) spent on, preventative health in each of the last five years.   HL5476

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the (1) health, and (2) economic, benefits of social medicine.   HL5477

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to (1) assess the benefits of community-based paramedicine models of care, and (2) encourage paramedics to apply their training in non-traditional community-based environments.   HL5478

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage social enterprise opportunities in the adult and juvenile prison systems.   HL5479

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they (1) currently support, and (2) plan to support, the social enterprise and social investment sectors across the UK.   HL5480

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from (1) Battersea Dogs and Cats home, and (2) other charities, about increasing the sentences for cruelty to animals.   HL5481

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of findings published on 6 February by Human Rights Watch that Burmese government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls during security operations in northern Rakhine State in 2016.   HL5482

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the spread of Schmallenberg virus.   HL5483

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the availability of a vaccine against Schmallenberg virus.   HL5484

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the welfare of Pastor Evan Mawarire who was arrested in Zimbabwe on 2 February.   HL5485

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last discussed human rights in Zimbabwe with the government of that country.   HL5486

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government when NHS England will publish the details of clinical and patient and public voice members who have been appointed to Clinical Reference Groups since May 2016.   HL5487

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to support NHS England’s engagement with interested clinical commissioning groups in developing collaborative commissioning arrangements.   HL5488

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NICE concerning the implementation of an abbreviated highly-specialised technologies process.   HL5489

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government why in-year variations of primary dental care contracts are no longer permitted.   HL5490

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of bird crime have been reported in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and what steps they are taking to prevent the commission of bird crime offences.   HL5491

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of evidence that some producers of honey are falsely labelling it as Manuka honey, what precautions are in place to monitor fraudulent practice within the honey industry; and what measures they intend to put in place to regulate the labelling of all food products in order to prevent fraud.   HL5492

Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 February (HL5169), whether, in his review of the implementation of the recommendations set out in the Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Stephen Shaw CBE will be asked to refer to those recommendations that have been implemented partially or not at all.   HL5493

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

27 January (10 February)

HL5061 Lord Hylton [MoJ]

6 February (20 February)

HL5228 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

HL5229 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

HL5251 Baroness Helic [FCO]

HL5256 Lord Kinnock [DEEU]

HL5260 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering [DCLG]

HL5262 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering [DCLG]

HL5263 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering [DCLG]

HL5264 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering [DCLG]

HL5293 Lord Jopling [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 4

[DEEU] 1

[FCO] 1

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 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

 

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

24 February

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

24 February

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

24 February

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)

Government

21 February

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

 

University of London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Technical and Further Education

Government

22 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] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s consents to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

24 February

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

Government

 

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

23 February

Digital Economy

Government

22 February

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

23 February

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 and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions 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

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Commonwealth Development Corporation (Money Bill-11 January)

Government

23 February

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 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 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

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017

   

Draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017

   

Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

21 February

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

 

21 February

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

 

21 February

Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017

 

21 February

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017

 

21 February

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017

 

21 February

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

 

21 February

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

24th Report

 

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 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

   

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

   

Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

To be considered

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017

17th Report

 

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 21 February

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

11.00am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.05pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 22 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

10.30am
in Residence Room 1

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am and 2.00pm

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-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

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Thursday 23 February

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

11.30am

Tuesday 28 February

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 6 March

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Monday 27 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 20 February 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1 Earldoms of Leven and Melville in the Peerage of Scotland The Petition of Alexander Ian Leslie Melville claiming to have succeeded to the Earldoms of Leven and Melville in the Peerage of Scotland and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Earl of Leven and Melville on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

Public Business

2 Social Mobility A question was asked by Baroness Tyler of Enfield and answered by Lord Nash.

3 Imprisonment for Public Protection prisoners A question was asked by Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

4 Secondary schools: counselling services A question was asked by Lord Oates and answered by Lord Nash.

5 Lay magistrates A question was asked by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

6 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Orders 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) and 48 (Amendments on Third Reading) be dispensed with on Tuesday 7 March to allow the Report stage and third reading of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill to be taken on that day and to allow manuscript amendments to be tabled and moved for the third reading. The motion was agreed to.

7 Digital Economy Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 4 
Schedules 1 to 3 
Clauses 5 to 14 
Clauses 28 to 30 
Clauses 15 to 27

Clauses 31 to 94 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 95 to 99 
Title.

The motion was agreed to.

8 European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, on behalf of Lord Bridges of Headley, moved that the bill be now read a second time. The debate on the motion was adjourned until Tuesday 21 February.

The House adjourned at 0.13am on Tuesday 21 February until 11.00am the same day.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 2 February, was withdrawn:

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Command Papers

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

1 Pensions-Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes: Government consultation document.    (9412)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, originally laid on 6 December. (17 February)   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2017, originally laid on 25 January. (17 February)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative Instruments

   

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Energy Act 2008.

131

10 February

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Trading Fund (Revocation) Order 2017, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

148

15 February

Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939.

149

15 February

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017, laid under the Courts Act 2003.

144

16 February

Railway Pensions (Substitution) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Transport Act 1980.

153

17 February

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

   

(1) Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) (Amendment) Order 2017

  145

13 February

(2) Local Elections (Communities) (Welsh Forms) (Amendment) Order 2017

  146

13 February

laid under the Representation of the People Act 1985.

   

Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.

160

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Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

2 Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

3 Draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

4 Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

5 Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

6 Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 National Health Service Litigation Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the National Service Act 2006.   (150)

2 Draft London Borough of Redbridge (Electoral Changes) Order 2017, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.   (-)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report for 2016 of the Post Office Limited, laid under the Postal Services Act 2011.

Instruments coming into operation before being laid

The Lord Speaker informed the House that he had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instruments had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, together with an explanation:

1 Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) (Amendment) Order 2017.   (145)

2 Local Elections (Communities) (Welsh Forms) (Amendment) Order 2017.   (146)

 

Prepared 21st February 2017