House of Lords Business

Friday 10 March 2017 at 10.00am

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

Lord Best to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

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

Baroness Redfern to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

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.

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.

Future Business 

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.

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

†Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 January be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. 17th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 2 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

Higher Education and Research Bill Report (day 3) [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 10th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

If a message has been received from the Commons on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, it is expected that it will be considered.

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. (1½ hours)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 10 March.

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 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 January be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill Committee [Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that this House takes note of the economy in the light of the Budget statement.

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. (1½ hours)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 13 March.

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 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

†Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 March)

Neighbourhood Planning Bill Third Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

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

Thursday 16 March at 11.00am

*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.

†*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to assess the financial and other implications for probation and other relevant services of the introduction of new sentencing guidelines for young offenders.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 10 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 14 March.

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. 26th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved.

Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. 26th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s relationship with the Commonwealth, ahead of the United Kingdom hosting the Heads of Government meeting in 2018.

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 on the United Kingdom’s economic interests of the pledge to bring an end to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the United Kingdom.

*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.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee the future of local post offices. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Monday 3 April at 2.30pm

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will have to cut the first steel on the Type 31 frigate that will replace the last Type 23 when it pays off on its due date.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the way in which supermarkets and convenience stores display and promote alcohol can endanger the wellbeing and health of children.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to reduce the number of diesel cars and other diesel vehicles.

Tuesday 4 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult United Kingdom television broadcasters, particularly the BBC, to ensure that the viewing public can clearly hear the dialogue, particularly in dramas.

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase spending on healthcare as a percentage of gross domestic product to be in line with the G7 average.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce waiting times for patients using hospital patient transport.

Wednesday 5 April at 3.00pm

*Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the long-term sustainability of the National Health Service and adult social care.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in assessing the bids submitted by local authorities for the Department for Work and Pensions Local Family Offer programme funding for relationship support services; and when local authorities which have submitted bids will be notified of the outcome.

†*Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Budget announcement that new T-Levels will be introduced to give parity of esteem for technical education, how they intend to ensure that young people also have the interpersonal skills required to succeed in the workplace.

†Thursday 6 April at 11.00am

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to curb the use of tax havens.

†*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to engage United Kingdom parliamentarians in the process and programme for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the United Kingdom, in particular with respect to the expansion and strengthening of international cultural, trade and investment initiatives.

†*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage all sports governing bodies to increase the number of women on their boards and in senior posts.

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

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit and the EU budget (15th Report, HL Paper 125). 4 March 2017

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: UK–EU movement of people (14th Report, HL Paper 121). 6 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). 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Clark of Windermere to move that this House regrets that the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 reduce the opportunity for young people to train as nurses and thereby exacerbate the shortage of nurses within the National Health Service and other care services. 26th 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)

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)

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 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 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 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 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)

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)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (8 March)

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of security and stability in the Western Balkans; and what support they plan to give to security and stability in that region. (9 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 March and due for answer by 23 March.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet published the report on issues faced by the courts and practitioners as a result of the number of cases in which defendants are unrepresented in the Crown Courts; and when they intend to do so.   HL5945

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Military Aviation Authority is responsible for regulating Red Arrows displays; whether they have any plans to limit Red Arrows displays so that they only take place over Ministry of Defence land; if so, when this limitation will come into effect; and which Red Arrows displays planned for this year will be cancelled as a result. 
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for women to join the special forces.   HL5947

Earl Cathcart to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK Digital Strategy published on 1 March, and their long-standing commitment to fast broadband, when all remote rural areas can expect to receive broadband speeds better than 1.5 megabits per second; and when they will implement the new Universal Service Obligation, announced on 6 December 2016, providing a legal right to request affordable, fast broadband on demand at 10 megabits per second.   HL5948

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 24 February (HL5293), whether they will now answer the question asked.   HL5949

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were consulted by SoftBank before that company’s sale of an interest in ARM Holdings; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which that disposal is consistent with the commitments which were secured by the Government from SoftBank at the time they endorsed its investment.   HL5950

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 21 November (HL3031), what plans they have to implement the collective action to take forward pledges to address deforestation to which they are committed under the Amsterdam Declaration.   HL5951

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make public the identity of the witness known as Nick, and invite the Crown Prosecution Service to consider his prosecution for wasting police time in the case of Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, and other well-known figures.   HL5952

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Metropolitan Police Service and other police forces properly investigate and take action in cases of forced marriage and honour based violence; and what assessment they have made of whether police officers, such as DS Pal Singh, who make allegations of inaction by the police should be protected by whistleblowing legislation.   HL5953

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the Attorney General in his review of the alleged mishandling by the Crown Prosecution Service of forced marriage trials.   HL5954

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the UK will not sign a Swiss-led statement at the UN Human Rights Council, criticising human rights violations in Bahrain.   HL5955

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints they have received in the last three years regarding the retention of (1) biometric details, and (2) custody images.   HL5956

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases regarding the retention of (1) biometric details, and (2) custody images, have been settled out of court over the last three years.
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the itemised costs to (1) the Home Office, and (2) the police, of the grant and renewal of authorities under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 for each of the last three years.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, Gun Trade Association
 HL5958

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 February (HL5381 and HL5409), when (1) the draft Accessibility Action Plan, and (2) the consultation on revised best practice guidance for licensing authorities, will be published.   HL5959

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they conducted in response to the decision of the UK Upper Tribunal on 28 November 2016 in MH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (PIP), prior to the introduction of the relevant amending regulations laid before Parliament in February 2017.   HL5960

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during the winding down of European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, they intend to continue their support for the rule of law in Kosovo through the local courts and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.   HL5961

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they intend to take to encourage the process of high level dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, both bilaterally and through the EU, and how they will measure the success of that process.   HL5962

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) what part they have played in making the Kosovo Assembly more accountable and transparent through NGOs such as Democracy 4 Development; and (2) what is their assessment of the prospects for an elected Assembly.   HL5963

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have, through the EU or other channels, in reducing carbon emissions and improving the quality of air in Pristina and other industrial centres in Kosovo.   HL5964

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government which non-governmental projects to eliminate poverty and improve social, educational and housing standards for the Roma and other minorities in Kosovo they support.   HL5965

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to (1) encourage more UK investment in the private sector in Kosovo and (2) encourage trade with the UK, especially through small and medium-sized enterprises.   HL5966

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

20 February (6 March)

HL5479 Lord Bird [MoJ]

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

[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

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

 

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

14 March

Criminal Finances (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

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

13 March

Digital Economy (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

15 March

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

 

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

 

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

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 Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017

   

Draft Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 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

   

Draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017

   

Draft Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

   

Draft Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

13 March

Draft Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

14 March

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

 

15 March

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

 

15 March

Draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

 

14 March

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

 

14 March

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

 

13 March

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

 

15 March

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

   

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

 

13 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

 

16 March

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

   

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

26th Report

16 March

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

26th Report

16 March

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 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

27th Report

 

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) 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

 

   

26th Report

   

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

30 March

 

   

27th Report

   

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 and considered in Grand Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017

17th Report

13 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 13 March

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Tuesday 14 March

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.00am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 15 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 and 2.30pm

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Privileges and Conduct

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 16 March

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 21 March

   

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Services

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
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

Thursday 23 March

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 27 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 9 March 2017 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Public Business

1 Iraq: displaced minority communities A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Coventry and answered by Lord Bates.

2 Universal Credit A question was asked by Baroness Sherlock and answered by Lord Henley.

3 Armed Forces: east of Suez A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.

4 Homelessness: housing benefit A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Henley.

5 Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

6 Criminal Finances Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

7 International Women’s Day Baroness Shields moved that this House takes note of International Women’s Day and the role the United Kingdom plays in promoting gender equality globally. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 6.28pm until Friday 10 March at 10.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 Lord Dunlop moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Water Supply Licence and Sewerage Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2017 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Water Supply Licence and Sewerage Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 4.27pm.

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 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Seventh and the Twenty-Ninth to the Thirty-Fourth reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (9429)

2 Explanatory Memoranda (Revised)

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017. (23 February)   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. (3 March)   (-)

(3) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017. (6 March)   (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017, laid under the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.

2 Draft Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Social Fund (Amendment) Regulations 2017   (271)

(2) Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017   (307)

laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

2 Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation and Consequential Amendment Order 2017, laid under the Traffic Management Act 2004.   (272)

3 Social Security (Social Care Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995.   (291)

4 National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.   (296)

5 Scotland Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Savings) Regulations 2017, laid under the Scotland Act 2016.   (300)

6 (1) Gambling (Personal Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017   (302)

(2) Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) Regulations 2017   (303)

laid under the Gambling Act 2005.

7 Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2017, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (304)

8 Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Possession of Pyrotechnic Articles at Musical Events) Regulations 2017, laid under the Policing and Crime Act 2017.   (306)

9 Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2017, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.   (310)

10 Infrastructure Planning Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Planning Act 2008. 
     (314)

11 Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.   (328)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

 (1) Naval and Marine Pensions (Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 and Attributable Benefits Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2017

(2) Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Pensions Increase) Order 2017

laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 .

 

Prepared 9th March 2017