House of Lords Business

Friday 24 February 2017 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]

Future Business 

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.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that, in the event of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill having been reported to the House at the conclusion of its proceedings in a Committee of the whole House, Standing Order 40(1) and (4) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 7 March to enable the Report stage to start before oral questions and the Question for Short Debate in the name of Lord Truscott to be taken between the Report stage and Third Reading

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.

†Neighbourhood Planning Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 15th and 18th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 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.

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (1 hour)

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.

†Thursday 23 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the level of annual funding required for nursery and early years provision, in order to ensure quality of service.

†*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in ensuring that children and young people who care for family members are identified and supported.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on encouraging further premium bond sales.

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)

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 23 February and due for answer by 9 March.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long they expect journey times to be for HS2 trains between London and (1) Crewe, (2) Edinburgh, and (3) Glasgow, when Phases 1 and 2A are completed, compared with the present Pendolino services, and whether they have estimated the time saving that would be gained if the HS2 trains incorporated a tilting mechanism and so could be used on the West Coast Main Line North of Crewe; and if so, what is that time saving.   HL5562

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating the inclusion of a tilting mechanism on the HS2 trains, and what are the estimated costs and benefits of doing so. 
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to bring forward legislative proposals related to the recommendations of the Law Commission’s report on level crossings, published in September 2013.   HL5564

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate the have made of the savings that Network Rail could make if the Law Commission’s report on level crossings were implemented in full.   HL5565

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Dormant Assets Commission will publish its report.   HL5566

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Dormant Assets Commission last met; when it is due to meet again; which stakeholders the Commission has consulted; and what is the scale and scope of the Commission’s investigation.   HL5567

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial resources, including salaries, have been made available to establish and run the Dormant Assets Commission.   HL5568

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation of Turkish parliamentarians, following the lifting of immunity and the arrest of members of the HDP; and what is their response to the revocation of the parliamentary membership of Figen Yüksekdağ. 
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migrants are able to operate freely in Libya.   HL5570

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received on the number of refugees and migrants held in detention centres or prisons in Libya; and what is their estimate of the proportion of those detainees (1) intent on reaching Europe, and (2) willing to return to their country of origin.   HL5571

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the NHS requires government departments and agencies, including the Department for Work and Pensions, the Health and Safety Executive and the Ministry of Defence, to pay for access to (1) patients’ medical records, and (2) other patient information, for use in legal proceedings, on the same basis as patients and lawyers representing patients.   HL5572

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of (1) the total rateable value (a) before, and (b) after, the current business rate revaluation as at 1 April 2015, and (2) the percentage change as a result of the revaluation, of (i) office property, (ii) shop property, (iii) industrial and warehouse property, (iv) public house and restaurant property, (v) hotels, (vi) car showrooms, and (vii) supermarkets, for each standard region of England, and for the nations of England and Wales.   HL5573

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the remarks by the Sports Minister to Sports Management in January that the Sporting Future strategy "effectively starts properly from April", whether they will provide additional funding for sports under the strategy; and if so, whether that additional funding will be sufficient to enable local authorities to reverse planned cuts to funding for sporting provision.   HL5574

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement by the Secretary of State for Health in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference that "a country that works for everyone takes special care of the public service closest to everyone’s heart", what was the outcome of his recent visit to New York to discuss links and collaboration between the UK and US health sectors. 
   HL5575

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards introducing a standard for chewed tobacco products used by the UK South Asian community since being proposed in the 2006 study cited in the publication Tobacco Control, Levels of toxins in oral tobacco products in the UK.   HL5576

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people employed by social enterprises in each year since 2010.   HL5577

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 10 January (HL Deb, col 1857), who is on the advisory group set up to open social investment products to individuals, how frequently will the group meet, when was the group’s first meeting, and what are its terms of reference.   HL5578

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools in England and Wales offer coding as an extracurricular activity.   HL5579

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 12 January (HL Deb, col 2064), how many times the Gambling Commission has taken action for failure to prevent underage gambling in each year since 2010; and what were the penalties issued in each case.   HL5580

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 12 January (HL Deb, col 2064), what is the conviction rate of people who have been reported for failure to prevent underage gambling.   HL5581

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 12 January (HL Deb, col 2064), what measures are available to the Gambling Commission to take action against overseas providers which fail to prevent underage gambling.   HL5582

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking, if any, to ensure that driving test requirements, and driving penalties, reflect the need to improve the quality of driving on rural roads and adherence to the Countryside Code, particularly with regard to passing non-motorised transport such as bicycles and horses.   HL5583

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they give to ensuring the provision of links to all parts of the UK when making major rail and air infrastructure decisions. 
   HL5584

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to the statement by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, published on 22 February, concerning the protection of unaccompanied child refugees against modern slavery and other forms of exploitation.   HL5585

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to the recommendations made by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on 22 February, on (1) safe refuge for child refugees under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016; (2) safe refuge for child refugees under the Dublin III Regulation; (3) working with partners to improve protections in Europe; and (4) working to address the root causes of trafficking at source.   HL5586

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the resignation of the US National Security Adviser following intelligence leaks, whether they will cease sharing intelligence information with the US until the government of the US has provided adequate assurance that future leaks will be prevented.   HL5587

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 February (HL 5237), whether the primary role for RAF Voyager is as an air refuelling tanker or to provide VIP transport for Government ministers and the royal family; and if the latter, what is their rationale for painting the plane in camouflage colours.   HL5588

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of current instability in parts of Eastern Europe, what consideration they have given to calling for NATO headquarters to be moved to a frontline state such as Poland.   HL5589

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to consult on the creation of a fully independent body able to investigate and to rule on the ethics, conduct and behaviour of lawyers, with the ability to bring criminal prosecutions against solicitors and barristers for breaches of the law.   HL5590

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to set up a public inquiry to investigate the ethics of lawyers.   HL5591

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what arrangements vessels of other EU Member States fish in UK waters between the 6 and 12 nautical mile limits; and by what process those arrangements could be terminated.   HL5592

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what arrangements vessels of other EU Member States fish in the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone between the 12 and 200 nautical mile limits; and by what process those arrangements could be terminated.   HL5593

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made, in pursuit of their counter-extremism policy, in assessing the motivation, role and aims of the Muslim Brotherhood, since the publication of the Jenkins Review.   HL5594

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Global Anti-Aggression Campaign, and of any wider implications that assessment may have for their counter-extremism and terrorism policies.   HL5595

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Nash on 4 November 2016 and 6 January 2017 (HL2515 and HL4240), why schools were not informed by the Department for Education of parents’ right to retract data submitted in the autumn school census in October 2016, until 19 January; and whether this right to retract the optional data already returned will be withdrawn, and if so, when.   HL5596

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 January (HL4240), why the communication on 10 January direct from the Department for Education to all state-funded school heads in England about the expanded school census collection did not mention the Home Office’s access to pre-existing or new school census pupil data in national databases; and whether they have yet done so.   HL5597

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Nash on 7 November 2016 and 8 November 2016 (HL2421 and HL2689) and further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for School Standards on 2 February (HC61932), when and how former pupils who provided their personal data before 2010 for the purposes of their own education and who are now older than 19 will be informed of the new broader uses of their individual personal data by third parties since 2011; and whether they are able to withdraw these data or refuse these uses, and if so, when.   HL5598

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

27 January (10 February)

HL5061 Lord Hylton [MoJ]

6 February (20 February)

HL5293 Lord Jopling [CO]

9 February (23 February)

HL5383 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 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

28 February

Digital Economy

Government

 

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

 

Returned to the Commons amended

   

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

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft 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

   

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) 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 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.

Monday 27 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Tuesday 28 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

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

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

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

Thursday 2 March

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

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

Wednesday 15 March

   

Privileges and Conduct

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

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 Thursday 23 February 2017 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

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

Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 2017

c 5

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017

c 6

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Act 2017

c 7

Public Business

2 Terrorist attack: response A question was asked by Lord Jordan and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

3 Tobacco Control Plan A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

4 HS2: north of England and Scotland A question was asked by Lord Shipley and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

5 UK Sport: elite sport funding A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

6 South Sudan: famine A private notice question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Bates.

7 Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Permission in Principle etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 December 2016 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2017 Baroness Mobarik moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 December 2016 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017 Lord O’Shaughnessy moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 to 6 were agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

11 Neighbourhood Planning Bill The report was received. Amendments 18 (see division), 29, 31 and 33 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 34.

The House adjourned at 4.43pm until Friday 24 February at 10.00am.

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.

Command Papers

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

1 Terrorism-Transparency Report 2017: Disruptive and Investigatory Powers.    (9420)

2 Justice-Part 1 of the Government Response to: Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (‘whiplash’) Claims Process: A consultation on arrangements concerning personal injury claims in England and Wales.    (9422)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Universal Credit (Benefit Cap Earnings Exception) Amendment Regulations 2017   (138)

(2) Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017   (194)

laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

2 Social Security (Income-Related Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2017, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (174)

3 Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2017, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. 
     (187)

4 Civil Legal Aid (Immigration Interviews) (Exceptions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.   (192)

5 Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (193)

6 Courts Act 2003 (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Courts Act 2003.   (198)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2015–16 of the National DNA Database Strategy Board, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

2 Report for 2016 under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964, laid under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.

Division on 23 February 2017 

Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Lord Stunell moved amendment 18, in clause 13, page 14, line 5, at end to insert:

"(2A) No regulations shall be made under subsection (1) that would have the effect of preventing a local planning authority from requiring a condition that would otherwise be in conformity with the national planning policy framework."

The House divided:

Contents 113

Not-contents 107

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bragg, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Cotter, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greenway, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Liddle, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prashar, B.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L. [Teller]

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Taverne, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thurlow, L.

Thurso, V.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L. [Teller]

Truscott, L.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Wheeler, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Woolf, L.

York, Abp.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Birt, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caine, L.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Cox, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dykes, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lisvane, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palmer, L.

Patel, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Seccombe, B.

Sheikh, L.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Swinfen, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 23rd February 2017