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House of Lords Business

Monday 6 March 2017 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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, further to the statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 February on the Housing White Paper (HL Deb, cols 1601–3), 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.

Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 28 February

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 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 28 February

Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 28 February

Higher Education and Research Bill Report [Viscount Younger of Leckie]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Tuesday 7 March at 11.00am

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill Report [Lord Bridges of Headley]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 3 March.

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

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (1½ hours)

If the Report stage of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has concluded, it is expected that the Bill will be read a Third time.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 6 March.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Higher Education and Research Bill will continue.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

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

†Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Criminal Finances Bill Second Reading [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

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

Baroness Shields to move that this House takes note of International Women’s Day and the role the United Kingdom plays in promoting gender equality globally.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

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

Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Dunlop]

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

Water Supply Licence and Sewerage Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble]

Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble]

Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble]

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

†Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham]

†Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham]

†Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Cookham] 17th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

Friday 10 March at 10.00am

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Gale]

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

Homelessness Reduction Bill Committee [Lord Best] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill Committee [Baroness Redfern] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Tyler]

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

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.

Monday 27 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the international safety regulations and procedures laid down in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea to ensure the safe evacuation of ships carrying more than 5,000 passengers and crew.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the GovCoin trial, and what plans the Department for Work and Pensions has in place for its large-scale rollout later this year.

*Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to boost and sustain the pool of skilled workers from the United Kingdom in the digital technology sector.

*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage gene editing in agriculture and medicine.

Tuesday 28 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce a deposit return scheme to reduce plastic bottle waste and increase recycling.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of back to back transfers between ambulances at checkpoints on the health of Palestinians seeking to access emergency care in East Jerusalem hospitals.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make membership of a client money protection scheme mandatory for letting and managing agents.

†Wednesday 29 March at 3.00pm

†*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for reviewing legislation concerning spending rules in elections and referendums.

†*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will announce its conclusions on the future status of Channel 4.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent electoral fraud in the local elections on 4 May.

†Thursday 30 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue sharing sensitive personal information with other European Union member states for the purposes of crime prevention and detection following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

†*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the pledge to bring an end to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the United Kingdom, on the United Kingdom’s economic interests.

†*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support independent living for disabled people of working age.

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 December 2016

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: Gibraltar (13th Report, HL Paper 116). 1 March 2017

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to make a referral to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court or a war crimes tribunal, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve, in the light of the failure of successive negotiations between Israel and Palestine and of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, that this House calls for full international protection for the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to achieve security for Israel and self-determination for the Palestinians.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move to resolve that the draft BBC Royal Charter should be laid before this House for debate, and that the BBC Royal Charter should not be granted until this House has debated on and approved the draft BBC Royal Charter.

Baroness Featherstone to move to resolve, in the light of the United Kingdom’s carbon emission targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the growth potential of the United Kingdom’s renewable industries, that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to introduce a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", until the health, environmental and economic concerns about this industry have been fully investigated.

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

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that this House regrets that the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016 unnecessarily require councils to meet their fiduciary duty; override the ability of local councils to make decisions that best meet both the needs of their pension scheme and the expectations of their local electorate; and that they undermine the principles of devolution of power and freedom of speech (SI 2016/946). 10th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord 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

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid before the House on 23 February, be annulled (SI 2017/194).

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)

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)

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)

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prioritise preventative policy-making cross-departmentally. (24 February)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide alternative medical treatment for the 14,000 patients being treated for congenital heart disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital, in the light of the proposed closure of its congenital heart services. (1 March)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that Clinical Commissioners respect the undertakings made in Our Commitments to you for end of life care: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care. (1 March)

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the recommendations made in the report on the Review of the use and retention of custody images are being complied with by local police forces. (2 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 2 March and due for answer by 16 March.

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the daily living activity 3 of the Personal Independence Payment assessment, how many people have scored points on descriptors c, d, e or f for (1) new claims, and (2) Disability Living Allowance reassessments, (a) before, and (b) since, November 2016.   HL5769

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government with reference to the mobility activity 1 of the Personal Independence Payment assessment, how many people have scored points on descriptors d or f for (1) new claims, and (2) Disability Living Allowance reassessments, (a) before, and (b) since, November 2016.   HL5770

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) recipients who have received a reduced award as a result of recently announced changes to mobility activity 1 of the PIP assessment. 
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) recipients who have received a reduced award as a result of recently announced changes to mobility activity 3 of the PIP assessment. 
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Department for Work and Pensions has had with disability charities ahead of the recently announced changes to mobility activity 1 and 3 of the Personal Independence Payment assessment. 
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to encourage government departments to adhere to copyright licensing rules.   HL5774

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in renegotiating their agreement with the Copyright Licensing Agency; and in doing so, what consideration is being given to providing efficiencies to the public purse, through means such as obtaining a pan-government licence.   HL5775

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 February (HL5247), what percentage of funds distributed under the Magna Carta Fund in 2016 were allocated to projects promoting interreligious dialogue and co-operation in Iraq and the right to freedom of religion or belief for all of Iraq’s religious communities. 
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 February (HL5245), which faith-based organisations in Iraq have applied for access to UK funding through the UN-managed Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund.   HL5777

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 February (HL5245), what steps they are taking to encourage faith-based organisations in Iraq to access UK funding through the UN-managed Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund. 
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 February (HL5242), what percentage of the £9.25 million pledged by the UK to the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation has been provided.   HL5779

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 1 February (HL4937), what evidence they have for their statement that the observed evidence of global average surface temperature is not consistent with natural internal variability. 
   HL5780

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they provide to support the renewal of central government copyright licences.   HL5781

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential risk of disruption and interference to Bluetooth hearing devices from overcrowding on the free ISM band.   HL5782

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to protect the use of Bluetooth technology in hearing devices from overcrowding of the ISM band 2.4GHz.   HL5783

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being considered to ensure a guard band of 20MHz as a buffer to protect the Bluetooth application in hearing devices. 
   HL5784

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 July 2016 (HL Deb, col 1828) giving a commitment "to commissioning Public Health England to update its evidence report on e-cigarettes annually until the end of this Parliament", when the updated evidence report will be published.   HL5785

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Prior of Brampton on 14 September 2016 (HL Deb, col 1537) stating that the Government would continue to monitor and develop the evidence base for the regulation of e-cigarettes, what steps (1) Public Health England, and (2) the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, are taking to encourage research on e-cigarettes.   HL5786

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many convictions (1) the Metropolitan Police Service, and (2) the Crown Prosecution Service, have secured for conveying prohibited items into prisons, since 1 January 2013.   HL5787

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the respective responsibilities of (1) the Coroner, (2) the police, (3) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, and (4) the Crown Prosecution Service, in respect of a death in prison.   HL5788

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fulfilment of the duty of care to ensure the safety of prisoners and staff at HMP Pentonville, since 1 January 2013.   HL5789

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the escape of two prisoners from HMP Pentonville in November and other recent security breaches, when they first became aware of deficiencies in the perimeter security at that prison, with particular regard to the nets and windows; and when work to make good those deficiencies will be completed.   HL5790

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make arrangements for the police to have online access to the details of British passport holders held on the database of HM Passport Office.   HL5791

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 15 November 2016 (HL2927), when they expect to publish a corrected and updated edition of the List of Ministerial Responsibilities issued by the Cabinet Office in October 2016.   HL5792

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 10 October 2005 (HL1518), whether they will update the table showing standard VAT rates and thresholds for the 28 European Union member states.   HL5793

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a current list of those serving custodial sentences in HM Prisons is available online to (1) the police, (2) HM Passport Office, and (3) HM Revenue and Customs.   HL5794

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individual UK taxpayers reported pre-tax incomes over (1) £10 million, (2) £5 million, (3) £2 million, (4) £1 million, (5) £500,000, (6) £250,000, (7) £100,000, (8) £50,000, (9) £30,000, and (10) £25,000, in the most recent tax year for which figures are available.   HL5795

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the reports by Save the Children, Untapped Potential published in October 2016, and Early Development and Children’s Later Educational Outcomes published in February 2016, concerning the impact of having qualified Early Years teachers in nurseries on children’s early development.   HL5796

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to permit Irish citizens currently living in the UK to continue to do so following the UK’s exit from the EU.   HL5797

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will respond to the report Missing Evidence: An Inquiry into the delayed publication of government-commissioned research published in June 2016 and whether they intend to publish an online register of government commissioned research.   HL5798

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish a full analysis of the improvements to surface access required by Heathrow expansion; what are the estimated costs of those improvements; and which bodies will be responsible for meeting those costs.   HL5799

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to improve infrastructure around Heathrow airport to accommodate the expected increase in freight traffic once a third runway is built.   HL5800

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether Heathrow airport can increase its freight traffic by 80 per cent while achieving its commitment that expansion will not lead to an increase in road traffic.   HL5801

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Turkey following the comments from President Erdogan that those who vote no in the April referendum will be siding with supporters of terrorists.   HL5802

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase the area of publicly accessible woodland for local communities in the light of the Woodland Trust’s 2015 report Residential Developments and Trees which found that access to the natural environment can have benefits to health and well-being.   [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
 HL5803

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve tree planting rates as part of their forthcoming 25 year plan for the environment, food and farming. 
   [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
 HL5804

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (Money Bill-2 March)

 

9 March

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

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

10 March

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

 

Criminal Finances (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

9 March

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention)

Private Member’s

10 March

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

22 March

University of London [HL]

Private

 

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] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

10 March

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

10 March

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

6 March

Digital Economy (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)

Government

7 March

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Neighbourhood Planning

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 Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017

   

Draft Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017

   

Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017

   

Draft Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

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

   

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017

   

Draft Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations 2017

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2017

 

9 March

Draft Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

Draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

6 March

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

 

6 March

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

 

6 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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

26th Report

 

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

26th Report

 

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

10th Report

   

Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

18 November 2016

 
 

21st Report

   

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

 

   

26th Report

   

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

30 March

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

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

3 April

 

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

9 March

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 6 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.15pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 7 March

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

8.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

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

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 8 March

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.30pm

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Thursday 9 March

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 15 March

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

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 2 March 2017 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

Select Committee Reports

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

The ‘Great Repeal Bill’ and delegated powers. (9th Report, HL Paper HL Paper 123)

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

Brexit and the EU budget. (15th Report, HL Paper 125)

Public Business

3 Short-term letting for holiday purposes A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

4 HMS Queen Elizabeth A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Earl Howe.

5 Police national database: facial images A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Turkey: Selahattin Demirtas A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

7 Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills The Senior Deputy Speaker moved 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. The motion was agreed to.

8 Procedure The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Revision of the Companion to the Standing Orders; Private Business Standing Orders: minor revisions) (HL Paper 100) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

9 Standing Orders (Public Business) The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that the standing orders relating to private business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 1A Deposit of documents etc. at offices of government departments and public bodies

Line 3, after "deposited" insert "or delivered"

Line 3, after "with" insert ", or by reference to,"

Line 5, after "deposited" insert "or delivered"

Line 19, leave out paragraph (3) and insert-

"(3) The provisions of these orders which contain such references as are mentioned in paragraph (1) above are-

(a) Standing Order 27(8),

(b) Standing Order 27A(1),

(c) Standing Order 29,

(d) Standing Order 30,

(e) Standing Order 30A(1),

(f) Standing Order 31(1),

(g) Standing Order 32,

(h) Standing Order 33,

(i) Standing Order 34,

(j) Standing Order 37,

(k) Standing Order 39,

(l) Standing Order 42,

(m) Standing Order 43,

(n) Standing Order 45(3), and,

(o) Standing Order 47(2)"

Standing Order 10A Publication of notice relating to works bill

Line 15, at end insert-

"(2) It shall be sufficient compliance with the requirement in paragraph (1) that notices shall be displayed for two consecutive weeks for the promoters to use reasonable endeavours to secure that the notices are so displayed."

Standing Order 12 Posting of notices in case of tramway, etc., bills

Line 13, leave out sub-paragraph (b) and insert-

"(b) not later than 20th November notice of such proposed alteration or disturbance shall be posted in, or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to, every such street or road in the manner directed by the said authority, or-

(i) if no directions have been received from the said authority within seven days after the said application, or

(ii) if the directions received cannot reasonably be complied with,

in some conspicuous position in the street or road, or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to the street or road;"

Standing Order 31 Deposit of copy of plan, etc., in case of bill affecting tidal lands

Line 20, after "shall" insert ", if the plan is not based on an ordnance map,"

Standing Order 32 Deposit of copy of plan, etc., of bill affecting fisheries

Line 11, leave out paragraph (2) and insert-

"(2) A copy of the said portion of the deposited plan and section shall also-

(a) be delivered on or before 20th November, or

(b) be sent by registered post, having been posted on or before 17th November,

to the recipient or recipients specified in Standing Order 1A."

Standing Order 33 Delivery of copy of plan, etc., affecting banks, etc., of river

Line 7, leave out from "affected," to end of line 11 and insert-

"shall-

(a) be delivered on or before 20th November, or

(b) be sent by registered post, having been posted on or before 17th November,

to the recipient or recipients specified in Standing Order 1A.".

Line 15, after "and" insert ", if the plan is not based on an ordnance map,"

Standing Order 38 Deposit of printed copies of bills in Parliament Office

Line 32, at end insert-

"(see also Standing Order 201 (Time for delivering notices and making deposits))"

Standing Order 42 Delivery of copies of bills affecting watercourses to Environment Agency

Line 5, leave out from "thereof" to end of line 11 and insert-

"shall-

(a) be delivered on or before 4th December, or

(b) be sent by registered post, having been posted on or before 1st December,

to the recipient or recipients specified in Standing Order 1A."

Standing Order 43 Delivery of copies of bills affecting rivers or estuaries to Environment Agency.

Line 5, leave out from "river" to end of line 12 and insert-

"shall-

(a) be delivered on or before 4th December, or

(b) be sent by registered post, having been posted on or before 1st December,

to the recipient or recipients specified in Standing Order 1A."

Standing Order 47 Deposit of statement as to houses and persons on land to be acquired

Line 8, leave out from "shall," to "deposit" in line 10 and insert "in relation to any area to which this order applies,"

Standing Order 48 Description of plan

Line 31, leave out paragraph (3) and insert-

"(3) Where a viaduct or tunnelling is intended the same shall be marked on the plan, the latter to be shown by a dotted line."

Standing Order 50 Particulars in case of railways and tramroads

Line 4, leave out from "plan" to end of line 15

Standing Order 51 Particulars in case of diversion of roads, etc.

Line 6, leave out from "plan" to end of line 8 and insert-

"(2) In the case of a bill by which it is proposed to authorise the diversion of any public footpath or bridleway, the course of such diversion shall be marked upon the plan, and where it is the intention of the promoters to apply for powers to make any lateral deviation from the course of the proposed diversion of any public footpath or bridleway, the limits of such deviation shall be defined upon the plan."

Standing Order 55 Section

Line 18, leave out from "tunnelling" to end of line 20 and insert "or a viaduct is intended, the same shall be marked on the deposited section."

Standing Order 57 Section of railway or tramroad

Line 9, leave out from "each" to end of line 12 and insert "end of a section of railway or tramroad with a constant gradient; and that gradient shall also be marked."

Line 26, leave out paragraph (4)

Standing Order 59 Cross sections of roads, etc.

Line 4, after "tramroad" insert "and such works are not works for which a section has been drawn in accordance with Standing Order 55".

The motion was agreed to and the amendments were ordered to be published. (HL Paper 124)

10 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, in the event of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill being brought from the Commons and read a first time, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Thursday 9 March to allow the Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

11 Higher Education and Research Bill Baroness Buscombe, on behalf of Viscount Younger of Leckie, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 3 to 11 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 12 to 16 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 17 to 27 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 28 to 57 
Schedule 5 
Clauses 58 to 62 
Schedule 6

Clauses 63 to 69 
Schedule 7 
Clauses 70 to 86 
Schedule 8 
Clause 87 
Schedule 9 
Clauses 88 to 111 
Schedule 10 
Clauses 112 to 118 
Schedules 11 and 12 
Clauses 119 to 121 
Title.

The motion was agreed to.

12 Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017 Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 December 2016 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 December 2016 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Growth Duty Statutory Guidance Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Guidance laid before the House on 12 December 2016 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 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 Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

17 Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

18 Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

19 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 January be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

20 Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 January be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

21 Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 December 2016 be approved. Then Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts moved, 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." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn and the original motion was agreed to.

22 Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2015, 31 March 2016, 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2015, 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2017, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons and read a first time.

23 Building more homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) Lord Hollick moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Building More Homes (1st Report, HL Paper 20). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

24 Brexit: options for trade (EUC Report) Lord Whitty moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: the options for trade (5th Report, HL Paper 72). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 8.21pm until Monday 6 March at 2.30pm.

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.

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations 2017, laid under the Deregulation Act 2015.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Medical Devices (Fees Amendment) Regulations 2017   (207)

(2) Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017   (238)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (213)

3 (1) High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) (Fees for Requests for Planning Approval) Regulations 2017   (223)

(2) High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) (Planning Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2017   (227)

laid under the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Act 2017.

4 Recovery of Costs (Remand to Youth Detention Accommodation) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.   (230)

5 Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement) (Prescription of Arrangement for Monitoring) (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 2003. 
     (234)

 

Prepared 2nd March 2017