House of Lords Business

Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

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

*Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to create statutory guidance to ensure that social media sites address online abuse.

*Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent acquittal in the Crown Court of a defendant who had discharged a weapon at an intruder, whether they intend to review section 16A of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 which limits or prevents defendants claiming costs on acquittal. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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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]

Higher Education and Research Bill Report (day 4) [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 10th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Thursday 16 March at 11.00am

†Royal Assent

*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.

†*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Budget on people saving for retirement.

†Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 Baroness Mobarik to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 9 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.

†Digital Economy Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th, 13th, 16th and 18th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved. (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 15 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 17 March.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Earl Howe to move that this House takes note of the current challenges to the international rules-based order; the preparedness of the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces and of the NATO Alliance; and the levers available to Her Majesty’s Government to promote this country’s defence and security interests.

†Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 Earl Howe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 February be approved.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: Gibraltar (13th Report, HL Paper 116). (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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

†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

†Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

†Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

†Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

†Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

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

†Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

†Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

†Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Keen of Elie]

†Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie]

†Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash] 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 16 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 20 March.

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 17 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 21 March.

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).

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).

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

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

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market (2nd Report, HL Paper 113). 24 February 2017

Other Motions for Debate 

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

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

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

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

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

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Lord 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

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to move that this House regrets that the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 have been laid with insufficient regard to the overwhelmingly negative response to the proposed Rules during the consultation and to the lack of evidence that significant numbers of unmeritorious environmental claims are currently brought; that they may escalate claimants’ legal costs and act against the intention of the Aarhus Convention that the cost of environmental litigation should not be prohibitive; and that they are likely to have the effect of deterring claimants from bringing meritorious environmental cases (SI 2017/95 (L. 1)). 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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)

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. (13 March)

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that local authorities have a stable, long-term financial framework to enable them to invest in housing. (14 March) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 14 March and due for answer by 28 March.

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Government Art Collection is planning to open a gallery in central London; if so, what is the projected annual cost, and when it will open; and whether they held discussions on locating the gallery outside London prior to making that decision. 
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young people have left local authority care in each of the last ten years; and whether they intend to recommend that local authorities treat them as a priority category for social housing.   HL6041

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March, whether the electrification of the Great Western main line will include improved internal lighting in passenger carriages.   HL6042

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of developments in Turkey, what assessment they have made of the feasibility of applying the EU–Turkey Statement on refugees and migrants, in the form originally prescribed.   HL6043

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the spread of misinformation, or (2) interference in the internal affairs of foreign states, through the activities of Russia Today.   HL6044

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have had with Natural England about ensuring the protection of the national parks from major development; and what was the outcome of those consultations.   HL6045

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of research from Reform indicating that the number of deferred payments issued by local authorities has not risen since 2012, whether they plan to widen access to the Deferred Payment Scheme by raising the £23,500 means threshold. 
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of disruption to services on the East Coast mainline, what recent discussions they have held with Network Rail on its maintenance programme; and when the existing overhead electric wires will be replaced.   HL6047

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are on track to meet their target of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees into the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme by 2020.   HL6048

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to have resettled 3,000 vulnerable children and their families from the Middle East and North Africa under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme.   HL6049

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offers to accommodate unaccompanied young asylum seekers they have received from local authorities; and how many of those offers they (1) have accepted, and (2) propose to accept.   HL6050

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in (1) 2010, (2) 2012, (3) 2014, and (4) 2016.   HL6051

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what aid the UK has provided to Yemen in each of the last five years.   HL6052

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the contribution made to Britain by the former Hong Kong Armed Forces from 1857 until 1997, whether, and if so when, they will grant UK passports to the remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Naval service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of Hong Kong to China.
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Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 13 March (HL5692), in the context of NHS hospital sleeping accommodation, what is their definition of the opposite sex of (1) men, and (2) women.   HL6054

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to purchasing V-22 Ospreys to enable air-to-air refuelling of F35B aircraft at the start and end of sorties. 
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to purchasing V-22 Ospreys to enable long-range high-speed delivery of mission essential spares and stores to the Queen Elizabeth class when deployed.   HL6056

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to purchasing V-22 Ospreys to enable long-range combat search and rescue.   HL6057

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to purchasing V-22 Ospreys for use by the special forces.   HL6058

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the US Marine Corps F35B squadron which will embark on Queen Elizabeth will be accompanied by V-22 Ospreys.   HL6059

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the UK’s maritime assets are co-ordinated, using the intelligence provided by the National Maritime Intelligence Agency, to investigate, and if necessary intercept, ships and boats of concern approaching or in UK waters. 
   HL6060

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the incident at Retford on the East Coast Main Line on Thursday 9 March, and given that only hybrid trains can use the diversionary routes that are available, whether they intend to review the decision to go for a mostly electric fleet for the line as part of the Inter City Express Programme; what financial resources are available in Control Period 5, 2014 to 2019, to improve the reliability of the infrastructure on the line; and what resources they plan to make available in Control Period 6, 2019 to 2024.   HL6061

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March (HL5764), what assessment they have made of the extent to which the use of a rail replacement bus service in place of passenger trains at less busy times on the rail line between Ipswich and Felixstowe would fulfil the public service obligations of (1) the operator, and (2) National Rail.   HL6062

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been paid to Carillion as a result of damage to prison property during disorders and riots in the last five years.   HL6063

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the amount of money likely to be paid to Carillion as a result of prison disorders and riots in the last five years. 
   HL6064

Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the charity sector regarding concerns raised by charities about trends towards making government and business services available online only.    HL6065

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider making a contribution to the proposed Zimbabwe Public Service Pension Fund from either the aid programme or the superannuation fund.   HL6066

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Ministry of Justice they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.   HL6067

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Ministry of Defence they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.   HL6068

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Home Office they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.   HL6069

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government which countries the UK will be supporting as part of its international support for smoking control; and when that work will start in each country. 
   [I]Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
 HL6070

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to restrict patient access to new NICE-approved treatments for a period of time in excess of one year if the cost of introducing such treatments exceeds a given financial threshold in their early years; and whether any such plans to restrict patient access could be implemented without legislation.   HL6071

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to (1) the NHS, and (2) schools, of increases in business rates following revaluation.   HL6072

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5562), what assessment they have made of advice from SNCF quoted in the March edition of Railway Gazette International that operating above 320 km/h incurs significantly higher track maintenance costs.   HL6073

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 7 March (HL5612), what is the industry standard categorising service; who within the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is responsible for the service; whether there is a contract or other service level agreement between PDS and the service; whether PDS pays for the service, and if so, how much is paid annually; whether the service reports to PDS in respect of its activities and decisions, and if so, how; whether its classification of websites is advisory or mandatory; whether Parliament is free to over-ride its classification of religion-based hate websites; and if so, why there are no plans to unblock the "Religion of Peace" website.   HL6074

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they use a system to monitor commitments by Ministers to write to members if they are unable to answer the oral question at the time it is asked in the House of Lords Chamber; and if so, how many replies are currently outstanding.   HL6075

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about extending the amnesty against prosecution accorded to members of the IRA to include British Service personnel charged with offences in Northern Ireland.   HL6076

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a bill guaranteeing the right of EU nationals who were legally resident in the UK at the time of the EU referendum to remain in the UK.   HL6077

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they did not disclose to Parliament the number of LGBT asylum seekers held in detention over the last eighteen months, despite several oral and written questions, but did disclose the figures through an FOI request by Attitude magazine.   HL6078

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Campsfield House, Colnbrook, Harmondsworth and Tinsley House detention centres were unable to give full figures to Attitude magazine of the number of LGBT asylum seekers being held in detention and what action has been taken to rectify this.   HL6079

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers who have been recorded as LGBT have been held in detention over the last 12 months and what was the length of detention in each case.   HL6080

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Criminal Finances (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

15 March

Digital Economy (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

20 March

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

15 March

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

 

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

 

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

 

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

 

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

16 March

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)

Government

16 March

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 Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017

28th Report

 

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

   

Draft Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017

   

Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2017

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2017

   

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017

 

21 March

Draft Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017

 

21 March

Draft Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017

 

21 March

Draft Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

21 March

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

 

21 March

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

 

21 March

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

 

21 March

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

 

21 March

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

21 March

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

 

21 March

Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017

27th Report

21 March

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

 

21 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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 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

 

16 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

 

16 March

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 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) 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

 

20 March

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

 

   

28th Report

   

Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

22 April

 

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.

Wednesday 15 March

   

European Union

Select Committee

9.30am

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

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

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 Tuesday 14 March 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Select Committee Reports

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017 
Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/252) 
Correspondence: 
Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 
Commons (Registration of Town or Village Greens) and Dedicated Highways (Landowner Statements and Declarations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1081). (28th Report, HL Paper 131)

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

Tackling financial exclusion: A country that works for everyone? (HL Paper 132)

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

Stronger charities for a stronger society. (HL Paper 133)

4 European Union 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses? (17th Report, HL Paper 134) 
Brexit: trade in non-financial services (18th Report, HL Paper 135) 
Brexit: the Crown Dependencies (19th Report, HL Paper 136).

5 Economic Affairs 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Draft Finance Bill 2017: Making Tax Digital for Business. (3rd Report, HL Paper 137)

Public Business

6 Brexit: aerospace and automotive industries A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

7 National identity cards A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

8 Great Western Main Line: electrification A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

9 Brexit: declaration of friendship A question was asked by Lord Cormack and answered by Baroness Goldie.

10 Scottish independence referendum A private notice question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Dunlop.

11 Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill The order of commitment was discharged.

15 European Council The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Budget statement Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that this House takes note of the economy in the light of the Budget statement. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

17 End of life care A question was asked by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and, after debate, answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

The House adjourned at 10.01pm until Wednesday 15 March at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Rights of Passengers in Bus and Coach Transport (Exemptions and Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. (7 February)   (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

2 (1) Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2017

(2) Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017

laid under the Energy Act 2008.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1972.   (312)

2 Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Ecclesiastical Offices (Term of Service) Measure 2009.   (316)

3 Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2017, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (373)

4 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2016, laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986.   (1272)

5 (1) Employment and Support Allowance (Exempt Work & Hardship Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017   (SR50)

(2) Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017   (SR51)

laid under the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015.

6 Statute made by St Edmund Hall, Oxford on 6 October 2016, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following paper was laid by command of Her Majesty:

Defence-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Japan concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan.  (9442)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2015–16 of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002.

 

Prepared 14th March 2017