House of Lords Business

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 11.00am

Royal Assent

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent decisions taken by UK Sport, whether they will consider a review into how the criteria for elite level sport funding are set.

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Permission in Principle etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 December 2016 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 21 February

Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2017 Baroness Mobarik to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 December 2016 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 21 February

National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017 Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 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] 15th and 18th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

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.

Lord Henley intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 21 February

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 21 February

Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 21 February

Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 21 February

†European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Committee [Lord Bridges of Headley] 8th Report from the Constitution Committee

Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 December 2016 be approved. (Dinner break business)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Regulations 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."

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Technical and Further Education Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Nash] 16th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 24 February.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 January be approved. 22nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Order 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."

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Prior of Brampton intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

Growth Duty Statutory Guidance Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

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 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Buscombe]

Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Buscombe]

Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 23 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 27 February.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 24 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 28 February.

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.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 January be approved. 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 January be approved.

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).

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).

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 11.00am

Oral questions, 30 minutes (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 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.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria.

Tuesday 21 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Department for International Development’s Economic Development Strategy, whether they plan to commit to supporting forest programmes across the globe to improve forest governance and reduce deforestation.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy with regard to the pension rights of spouses and civil partners of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the present state of public health in the Occupied Territories of Palestine; and the prospects for agreed international action, in particular action by Israel, to keep the Gaza Strip habitable.

†Wednesday 22 March at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage school gardening, to ensure that every child understands the environment and has an early connection to nature.

†*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the 210th anniversary on 25 March of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.

†*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 16 February (HL5282) concerning improvements in the recording and investigating of unexpected patient deaths, what action will be taken to respond to the new information and to reduce the number of deaths in future.

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

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

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee A time for boldness: EU membership and UK science after the referendum (1st Report, HL Paper 85). 20 April 2016

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee EU membership and UK science (2nd Report, HL Paper 127). 20 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.

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 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

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)

Lord Crathorne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support museums in the light of their contribution to the tourism industry. (21 February)

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much international aid is already being provided, and is planned to be provided, to refugee camps in Turkey, the Lebanon and Jordan; and what measures are being taken to support the governments of those countries to assist refugees. (22 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 22 February and due for answer by 8 March.

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 July 2016 (HL1172), what progress they have made in meeting the six policy objectives set out in Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s final report Fair Society, Healthy Lives, published in February 2010.   HL5534

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 20 February (HL 5325), what is the percentage of overall new HIV infections classified as late diagnosis for each of the last five years.   HL5535

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of litter collection on the M11 motorway.   HL5536

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons in the UK have been convicted of fuel laundering offences during the last three years for which figures are available; and in what regions of the UK were those offences committed.   HL5537

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what volume of laundered fuel has been seized in the United Kingdom in the last three years for which figures are available.   HL5538

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much revenue is being lost to HM Treasury as a result of fuel smuggling and laundering in the UK.   HL5539

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with the government of the Republic of Ireland to disrupt the activities of persons engaged in fuel laundering and smuggling in the border areas of both jurisdictions.   HL5540

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the International Rescue Committee In search of work: Creating Jobs for Syrian Refugees: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact, published in February.   HL5541

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter from Lord Henley DEP 2017–0103, referred to in his Written Answer of 9 February (HL 5101), which stated that the Social Mobility Commission no longer has a statutory role in tackling child poverty, and to the answer by Lord Henley on 24 January (HL Deb, cols 547–9) which stated that "we have now set up something better-the Social Mobility Commission Secretariat" to fulfil the purpose of the Child Poverty Unit, how, and in what ways, the Commission will prove more effective than the Child Poverty Unit, and how it will provide the joined-up government approach to tackling child poverty as outlined in that answer.   HL5542

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the key factors which have determined changes in the levels of homelessness in England and Wales since 2015.   HL5543

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants study of the impact of the right to rent checks on migrants and ethnic minorities in England.   HL5544

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration was given to the equality and diversity composition of the Channel 4 Board when the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport endorsed the appointment of four men to the Board and rejected the one female candidate who had also been recommended for appointment.   HL5545

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies and practices they advocate to encourage boardroom diversity and equality; what advice and encouragement they have given on diversity and equality to Channel 4; and to what effect.   HL5546

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have to determine progress on the implementation of policies and practices to achieve diversity of representation on the boards of organisations supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, with particular reference to black and minority ethnic women and disabled people’s membership.   HL5547

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any new initiatives are planned to deal with knife crime.   HL5548

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the US Embassy concerning the removal of Juhel Miah on a flight to the US; and what reason has been given for his removal.   HL5549

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much revenue was lost to HM Revenue and Customs due to (1) the smuggling of diesel oil from the Republic of Ireland, and (2) illegal fuel laundering within Northern Ireland, in financial year 2015–16.   HL5550

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the fuel market in Northern Ireland was made up of smuggled and fuel-laundered products in financial year 2015–16.   HL5551

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 13 February (HL5188), whether the Food Standards Agency has identified any increased perceived risk of wrongly labelled French and Spanish wine in the light of widespread reports of wine fraud in the EU.   HL5552

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bottles of wine were sampled by the Food Standards Agency from each EU country in each of the last five years.   HL5553

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is (1) the average number, and (2) the maximum permitted number, of patients per GP in England and Wales.   HL5554

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make it compulsory for every GP surgery to be open from 8am to 6pm on Mondays to Fridays, and if so, whether they will reduce funding for those surgeries which do not comply.   HL5555

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the conclusions of a recent report by LSE and Surrey University that graduate nursery teachers for three- to five-year-olds make a small impact on children’s attainment compared to non-graduates; and whether they have any plans to review their policy regarding requirements for nursery staff to be graduates.   HL5556

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2016 (HL 4153), whether they plan to ensure that all new railway platform work will be carried out to the British specification of 915mm height in anticipation of leaving the EU; and what plans are being developed to bring all UK train platforms up to that standard.   HL5557

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 9 February (HL5134), what assessment they have made of the cost of publishing and issuing statutory notices to councils and whether this will be included in their consideration of the findings of the pilot programmes.   [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
 HL5558

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that local authorities which have only one local newspaper in their area for the purposes of publishing statutory notices will be protected from uncompetitive practices, such as high increases in the cost of publishing those notices.   [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
 HL5559

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the total rateable value of commercial property (a) before, and (b) after, the current revaluation as at 1 April 2015, and (2) the percentage change as a result of the revaluation, in (i) each local authority area, (ii) each parliamentary constituency, and (iii) each standard region in England and Wales.   HL5560

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether admission to the UK of unaccompanied refugee children, under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, will start again in April 2017; and whether there will be limitations on entry, based on age, vulnerability, nationality or previous location. 
   HL5561

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

27 January (10 February)

HL5061 Lord Hylton [MoJ]

6 February (20 February)

HL5293 Lord Jopling [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[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

Criminal Finances

Government

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

22 March

University of London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Technical and Further Education

Government

27 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

 

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)

Government

27 February

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

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

23 February

Sent to the Commons

   

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

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Commonwealth Development Corporation (Money Bill-11 January)

Government

23 February

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL]

Government

23 February

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

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 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

   

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

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017

 

28 February

Draft Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017

 

28 February

Draft Growth Duty Statutory Guidance

 

28 February

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

 

28 February

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

 

28 February

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

 

28 February

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

28 February

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

 

28 February

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

 

28 February

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

28 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

23 February

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

 

23 February

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

 

23 February

Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017

 

27 February

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017

 

27 February

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017

 

27 February

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

 

27 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017

 

27 February

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

   

Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017

24th Report

2 March

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions) Order 2017

 

2 March

Draft Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

22nd Report

28 February

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 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

   

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

 

   

25th Report

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017

24 March

 

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.

Thursday 23 February

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

11.30am

Monday 27 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Tuesday 28 February

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 1 March

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

11.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Monday 6 March

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 7 March

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 21 March

   

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 22 March

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

4.00pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Monday 27 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 22 February 2017 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Select Committee Reports

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

Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 
Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017 
Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 2017 
Draft Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 
Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017 
Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017
Draft Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 
Draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 
Draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017 
Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 
Draft Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017. (23rd Report, HL Paper 117).

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on the following bills: 
European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 
Digital Economy Bill: Government Response 
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Government Response 
Technical and Further Education Bill: Government Response. (18th Report, HL Paper 118)

3 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. (8th Report, HL Paper 119)

Public Business

4 National Health Service: nurses A question was asked by Lord Clark of Windermere and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

5 Girl Effect: DFID funding A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Lord Bates.

6 Benefit cap A question was asked by Lord McKenzie of Luton and answered by Lord Henley.

7 Prisons: staff A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

8 Criminal Finances Bill A bill to amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; make provision in connection with terrorist property; create corporate offences for cases where a person associated with a body corporate or partnership facilitates the commission by another person of a tax evasion offence; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 104)

9 Criminal Finances Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 104–EN)

10 Digital Economy Bill The report was received. Amendments 1 (see division 1), 5 (see division 2), 6 to 13, 15, 16 and 19 were agreed to. Amendment 20 was disagreed to (see division 3). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 25A.

11 Nutrition: women and girls A question was asked by Baroness Manzoor and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates.

The House adjourned at 7.36pm until Thursday 23 February at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Technical and Further Education Bill The Grand Committee considered the bill. The Committee adjourned after amendment 11 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 7.31pm.

Papers 

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

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the International Organisations Act 1968.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Patents (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Patents Act 1977.   (162)

2 Child Trust Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Child Trust Funds Act 2004. 
     (185)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977.   (161)

2 (1) Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2017   (169)

(2) Emergency Powers (Overseas Territories) Order 2017   (181)

laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.

3 Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2017, laid under the Employment Relations Act 1999.   (175)

4 Report for the year ending 30 April 2016 on the Export of Objects of Cultural Interest, laid under the Export Control Act 2002.

5 Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out order to authorise the call out of members of the Reserve Forces in support of United Kingdom’s contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in South Sudan, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

6 Report for the period 5 March 2016 to 22 February 2017 of the Bank of England on its supervision of financial market infrastructures, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Divisions on 22 February 2017 

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Mendelsohn moved amendment 1, in clause 1, page 2, to leave out lines 4 and 5 and insert:

"(2B) The universal service order must specify that the target for broadband connections and services to be provided before 2020 must have:

(a) speeds of 2 gigabits or more;

(b) fibre to the premises (FTTP) as a minimum standard;

(c) appropriate measures to ensure that internet speed levels are not affected by high contention ratios;

(d) appropriate measures to ensure service providers run low latency networks.

(2BA) The universal service order must specify as soon as reasonably practicable that, by 2020, the following will be available in every household in the United Kingdom:

(a) download speeds of 30 megabits per second;

(b) upload speeds of 6 megabits per second;

(c) fast response times;

(d) committed information rates of 10 megabits per second;

(e) an unlimited usage cap.

(2BB) In meeting the obligations set out in subsection (1), internet service providers have a duty to ensure that their networks offer at least the minimum standards specified in subsection (2BA) to every household in areas of low population density, before deploying their networks in urban areas.

(2BC) The Secretary of State must ensure that:

(a) the premises of small and medium-sized enterprises are prioritised in the roll-out of the universal service broadband obligation;

(b) rollout of universal service broadband obligations is delivered on a fair and competitive basis.

(2BD) The universal service order shall, in particular, say that mobile network coverage must be provided to the whole of the United Kingdom."

The House divided:

Contents 250

Not-contents 206

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alderdice, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Cromwell, L.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Eames, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greengross, B.

Grender, B.

Hain, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Haskins, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kidron, B.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L. [Teller]

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Mallalieu, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Pannick, L.

Parekh, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Randerson, B.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Stephen, L.

Stern, B.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Warner, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Winston, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Bertin, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chester, Bp.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Cox, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palmer, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Southwark, Bp.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Waverley, V.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Clement-Jones moved amendment 5, after clause 2, to insert the new clause Bill limits for mobile phone contracts. The House divided:

Contents 244

Not-contents 198

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alderdice, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blunkett, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brinton, B.

Brookeborough, V.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Cromwell, L.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Eames, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Goldsmith, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Grantchester, L.

Grender, B.

Hain, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Haskins, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kidron, B.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Lennie, L.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Randerson, B.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Stephen, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Truscott, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Bertin, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Laird, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Turnbull, L.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wasserman, L.

Waverley, V.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 3

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved amendment 20, in clause 28, page 29, line 23, at end to insert:

"(7) If it appears to the Secretary of State that the extent of the manufacture of unauthorised decoders or similar equipment for sale or hire imported into the United Kingdom (otherwise than for private and domestic use) or distribution otherwise than in the course of a business has reached a level which is likely to affect prejudicially the owners of copyright works, the Secretary of State may bring forward regulations made by statutory instrument which prohibit such activities.

(8) A statutory instrument containing regulations made under subsection (7) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament."

The House divided:

Contents 133

Not-contents 182

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brookman, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cotter, L.

Craig of Radley, L.

Cromwell, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

D’Souza, B.

Eames, L.

Featherstone, B.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goldsmith, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greengross, B.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Hameed, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Haskins, L.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hoyle, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kidron, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McNally, L.

Mar, C.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo of Southwark, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prashar, B.

Randerson, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Simon, V.

Somerset, D.

Stephen, L.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L. [Teller]

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Taverne, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Trees, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wigley, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Bertin, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chester, Bp.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Hayward, L.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Laming, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Liverpool, E.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Macpherson of Earl’s Court, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Pidding, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

True, L.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 22nd February 2017