House of Lords Business

Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Education Policy Institute report on the new funding formula for schools which indicates that primary schools may lose funding equivalent to two teachers and secondary schools may lose funding equivalent to six teachers.

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

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill Third Reading [Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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

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.

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

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote the financial viability of home-care companies and ensure appropriate care for those who need it.

†Criminal Finances Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Criminal Finances Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 16
Schedules 1
Clauses 17 to 33
Schedule 2
Clauses 34 to 37
Schedule 3

Clause 38
Schedule 4
Clauses 39 to 50
Schedule 5
Clauses 51 to 56
Title.

Higher Education and Research Bill Third Reading [Viscount Younger of Leckie] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

†Digital Economy Bill Report (day 3) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th and 21st Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 21 March.

†Homelessness Reduction Bill Third Reading [Lord Best]

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 February be approved.

Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Scheme laid before the House on 1 March be approved.

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.

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move to resolve that a Minister of the Crown do report to this House by the end of this Session on the progress made towards ensuring that qualifying non-United Kingdom European Economic Area nationals and their family members are able to retain their fundamental European Union-derived rights after the United Kingdom has left the European Union.

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the terms and options for any votes in Parliament on the outcome of the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, including how any such votes be taken before any agreement is considered by the European Parliament; and that the Joint Committee do report by 31 October 2017.

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

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses? (17th Report, HL Paper 134). 20 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

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

Baroness Sherlock to move that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government is implementing the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 without formal referral to the Social Security Advisory Committee; and that the Regulations discriminate against people with mental health problems, and could put vulnerable claimants at risk; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to allow proper scrutiny of these proposals, including a review of the changes that the Regulations make and their specific impact on those with mental health conditions, within two years of their coming into force. 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House regrets that the Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 has been published without the guidance which will be key to understanding how the legislation will work in practice (SI 2017/252). 28th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord German to move that this House regrets that the Social Security Benefit Up-rating Regulations 2017 do not take account of the impact of leaving the European Union on the state pensions of United Kingdom citizens living in the European Union (SI 2017/349).

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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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that a viable and sustainable independent radio production sector is operating over the period to 2027, with particular reference to (1) possible adverse effects on the quality of programming, (2) the training and development of workers, (3) salary levels and working conditions, and (4) the number of workers active, in that sector. (15 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 20 March and due for answer by 3 April.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Interim Report and recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State; and what representations they will make to the government of Burma regarding the implementation of those recommendations. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they supported the appointment of a representative of the government of Sudan as Vice Chairman of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons; and, in making this appointment, what account was taken of the allegations by Amnesty International that chemical weapons have been used against the civilian population of Sudan, and of the decision of the International Criminal Court to indict the President of Sudan on charges of genocide.   HL6158

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the Scottish Government concerning the inclusion of a third option, offering further devolution of powers to Scotland, in any future Scottish independence referendum; what assessment they have made of the benefits of including such an option; and whether they have ruled out its inclusion.   HL6159

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have supported the call by Amnesty International to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government of Sudan against the civilian population of that country; whether the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons is conducting an investigation, or plans to do so; and if not, what action they have taken in response.   HL6160

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the responses made by local authorities to freedom of information requests made by Lucie Stephens regarding reported incidents of asbestos exposure in schools; and what guidance they have given, or plan to give, to local authorities about the publication of such reports.   HL6161

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the rights of women in Syria, as part of their overseas operations in that country.   HL6162

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when NHS England expects to make a final decision on its review into congenital heart disease services.   HL6163

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an application by a country to become party to the EEA Agreement requires the agreement of each individual EU member state or of the Council of the EU; and, if the latter, whether the matter would have to be decided by unanimity or by qualified majority.   HL6164

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Green Paper consultation Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability, what assessment they have made of the ability to work of some disabled people with complex needs; and what measures they are taking to support those people. 
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing work-related benefits on the level of other benefits which severely disabled people would be entitled to claim.   HL6166

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the comments by the Irish Premier that he has agreed with the Prime Minister "there will be no return to direct rule", whether they have decided that there will be no return to direct rule if a Northern Ireland Executive is not established. 
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Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given, as part of the current discussions concerning the Northern Ireland Executive, an undertaking to the government of the Republic of Ireland that they would not impose direct rule from Westminster; and if so, who agreed to this, on what date, and why.   HL6168

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the rationale for setting a single benefit cap earnings exception threshold in Universal Credit linked to the National Living Wage; and whether this will require under-25s receiving the lower National Minimum Wage, including young lone parents, to work a longer number of hours before qualifying for the exception. 
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Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to Somaliland to enhance political stability in that country.   HL6170

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish their response to the Green Paper consultation Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability.   HL6171

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the commitment made in Transferring Care for People with Learning Disabilities - Next Steps, published in January 2015, to establish a reconfiguration taskforce to support local leaders to reshape services in the north of England, what progress they have made in this regard.   HL6172

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Cameroon concerning reports of the suspension of internet and email services in the English-speaking regions of that country and alleged government repression of the Anglophone minority.   HL6173

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Mobarik on 24 January (HL Deb, col 550) concerning UK exports, what criteria the Department for International Trade uses in deciding which markets and sectors to target through its export campaigns.   HL6174

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Mobarik on 24 January (HL Deb, col 550) concerning UK exports, what export campaigns are currently sponsored by the Department for International Trade, broken down by market and sector.   HL6175

Lord Stevens of Ludgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 30 January (HL4701), and in the light of the positive results of the recent air access tests at St Helena Airport, whether wind shear was the primary factor in the decision made to reduce regular air services to and from that airport.   HL6176

Lord Stevens of Ludgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 January (HL4702), what is the policy that has resulted in the British Embassy in Paris having had no contact with Marine Le Pen.   HL6177

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the teaching of water survival techniques to children in rural or remote areas where there is no provision of swimming pools or access to other safe places to swim.   HL6178

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on 2 February (HC Deb, col 1226), to which local councils the Minister of State for Exiting the European Union has sent invitations to discuss Brexit.   HL6179

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the White Paper The United Kingdom’s exit from, and new partnership with, the European Union, Cm 9417, how many of the around 150 stakeholder engagement events held across the UK by ministers from the Department for Exiting the European Union took place in (1) the South-West of England, and (2) Cornwall.   HL6180

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what engagement the Department for Exiting the European Union has had with Cornwall since that Department was formed in July 2016.   HL6181

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they give to the International Atomic Energy Authority for the prevention and treatment of cancer in low- and middle-income member states.   HL6182

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they provide, and to which countries, for the detection and treatment of breast and gynaecological cancer.   HL6183

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they give to HPV vaccination in developing country programmes.   HL6184

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider developing a campaign to vaccinate all girls in developing countries against HPV.   HL6185

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports that Palestinian children living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza needing hospital treatment outside Gaza cannot be accompanied by a parent unless that parent is aged 55 or older or is subject to a security check.   HL6186

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the killing of the activist Basil al-Araj.   HL6187

Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty’s Government which consultancies or associated companies were retained to advise on any part of the reforms introduced in the Higher Education and Research Bill; what briefs were provided to those companies; and what fees were agreed.   HL6188

Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish all research and consultancy reports prepared by consultancies or associated companies on any aspect of the preparation of reforms introduced by the Higher Education and Research Bill in the last three years. 
   HL6189

Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average per capita contribution to GDP in each of the last five years, broken down by electoral division in the 23 June 2016 referendum.   HL6190

Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average per capita gross annual pay in each of the last five years, broken down by electoral division in the 23 June 2016 referendum.   HL6191

Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average per capita annual PAYE receipts in each of the last five years, broken down by electoral division in the 23 June 2016 referendum.   HL6192

Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate (1) they, and (2) the International Labour Organisation, have made of the number of (a) deaths, and (b) serious injuries, which have occurred on stadium and hotel building sites in Qatar in the last two calendar years.   HL6193

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 19 September 2016 (HL1586, HL1587 and HL1757), Lord Freud on 15 September 2016 (HL1588), and Lord Young of Cookham on 25 October 2016 (HL2186), what analysis they have undertaken to identify how many employees are saving into a workplace pension which denies them tax relief.   HL6194

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the effect on the pension provision for low-paid workers earning (1) between £10,000 and £11,000 a year from their employer, and (2) below £10,000 a year from one or more employers, of being put into a defined contribution workplace pension scheme which operates on a net pay basis.   HL6195

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that employers and workers are told that net pay arrangement pension schemes may be unsuitable for workers who earn below the personal tax threshold, and that they face paying more than 20 per cent extra for their pension than if they were in a relief at source scheme.   HL6196

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by low earners whose employers use a net pay arrangement pension scheme which denies them the tax relief they would receive in a relief at source scheme.   HL6197

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that employers and workers are informed that net pay arrangement pension schemes may be unsuitable for workers who earn below the personal tax threshold unless the employer or the scheme pays in the amount they would receive in tax relief on their behalf.   HL6198

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact they have had with the Pensions Regulator during the past six months to ensure that the Regulator and the MasterTrust Assurance Framework take all necessary steps to ensure that workers earning below the personal tax threshold, and their employers, who are paying into net pay pension schemes under the auto-enrolment rules, are not disadvantaged by the loss of tax relief, and are properly informed of the personal impact of those schemes.   HL6199

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 7 February (HL4908), how many residential and nursing home places there were in Oxfordshire in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016.   HL6200

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March (HL5764), whether they would look favourably on a proposal to use a high quality rail replacement bus service in place of a passenger train at less busy times on the rail line between Ipswich and Felixstowe if it were to be brought forward by the operator and Network Rail. 
   HL6201

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 March (HL5882), in the light of the very heavy use that is made of the East Coast Main Line and the fragility of the infrastructure, whether they consider that four per cent of the enhancement spend in Control Period 6 is adequate to sustain this railway line.   HL6202

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to reply to a letter from the European Centre for the Study of Extremism sent on 27 February about requests for UK visas for Syrian officials.   HL6203

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what scientific basis the Expert Reference Group for the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH), in publishing their guide on Commissioning for Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS), based their decision that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) should be categorised as a functional somatic disorder, given that the World Health Organisation’s mandatory International Classification of Diseases categorises the illness as neurological under ICD 10-G93.3, and that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has not listed ME/CFS as a functional somatic disorder; and whether they will withdraw the recommendation for cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise to be commissioned for patients with ME/CFS until NICE Guideline CG53 is reviewed.   HL6204

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of families that would be affected, over the next five years, by the Child Tax Credits (Amendment) Regulations 2017 whereby a child or qualifying young person born before 6 April 2017 who is taken into a household as a result of a kinship care arrangement, will not be disregarded for the purposes of the two child limit if the claimant or joint claimants subsequently have a third child of their own born on or after 6 April 2017; and what is the anticipated saving to the public purse of such a change. 
   HL6205

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

6 March (20 March)

HL5825 Lord Harris of Haringey [CO]

HL5826 Lord Harris of Haringey [CO]

HL5834 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL5835 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL5855 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

HL5856 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

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

[CO] 2

[DCMS] 2

[DfE] 2

     

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

 

Digital Economy (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

22 March

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

23 March

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

21 March

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

21 March

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

Government

22 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

 

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

   

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments and Reasons

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

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

Government

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

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 Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017

28th Report

 

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

   

Draft International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

   

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

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

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017

 

23 March

Draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017

 

21 March

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

 

23 March

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

   

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

 

   

Instrument reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Social Security Benefit Up-rating Regulations 2017

28 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.

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

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 22 March

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 28 March

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 29 March

   

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 30 March

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 5 April

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 20 March 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leeds.

Select Committee Report

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

New investigative committees in the 2017–18 Session. (2nd Report, HL Paper 144)

Public Business

2 Social care in England: older people A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

3 NHS: Sustainability and Transformation Plans A question was asked by Baroness Pitkeathley and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

4 Brexit: negotiation programme A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

5 Syria A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Digital Economy Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 25B. Amendments 25B to 25H, 25L and 25M, 25Q to 25YC, 25YE to 25YM, 25YP and 25YQ, 25YR (see division 4), 25YS to 25YV and 25YW (see division 5) were agreed to. Amendments 25P (see division 1, 25YD (see division 2) and 25YN (see division 3) were disagreed to. The report stage was adjourned.

7 Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

8 Digital Economy Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 25YX. Amendments 25YY to 25YYC, 25YYE and 25YYF, 25YYH and 25YYJ, 26B, 28AA to 28AP, 28BG to 28BJ, 28BL, 28BN to 28CA, 28CC and 28CD, 28CH to 28CU, 28DC to 28DU, 28DW to 28EE, 28EK to 28FC, 28FE to 28FN, 28FT to 28GA, 28GC, 28GE to 28GG, and 28GJ to 28GL were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 32.

The House adjourned at 10.42pm until Tuesday 21 March at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Paper Withdrawn

The following paper, laid before the House on 17 December 2015, was withdrawn:

Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2016–17.

Command Papers

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

1 Taxation-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Brazil to avoid the Double Taxation of Salaries, Wages and other Remuneration derived by a Member of the Crew of an Aircraft operated in International Traffic.    (9399)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017. (20 February)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 17 March:

1 (1) Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017   (155)

(2) Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2017   (156)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

2 Road Traffic Act 1988 (Motor Racing) (England) Regulations 2017, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988.   (390)

3 Deregulation Act 2015 (Birmingham City Council Act 1985) (Repeal) Regulations 2017, laid under the Deregulation Act 2015.   (401)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Universal Credit (Tenant Incentive Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2017, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.   (427)

2 Postal Administration (Scotland) (Amendment) Rules 2017, laid under the Postal Services Act 2011.   (441)

3 National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2017, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.   (445)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2016 of the Government Annuities Investment Fund, laid under the Government Annuities Act 1929.

2 (1) Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2016–17

(2) Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017–18

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

3 Oil and Gas Authority Financial Penalty Guidance, laid under the Energy Act 2016.

Divisions on 20 March 2017 

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 1

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch moved amendment 25P, in clause 17, page 20, line 27, at end insert:

"(8) In designating two or more persons under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must specify that the same persons may not carry out functions under the sections specified in subsection (9), and the functions specified in subsection (10).

(9) The functions specified in this subsection are the steps taken by the age verification regulator to identify that a person is:

(a) contravening section 15(1);

(b) making extreme pornographic material available on the internet to persons in the United Kingdom.

(10) The functions specified in this subsection are the enforcement powers under sections 20 to 23.

(11) The person or persons carrying out the age verification functions under subsection (9) must notify the person or persons carrying out the enforcement functions under subsection (10) of an identification under subsection (9), to enable that person or persons to take the necessary enforcement action.

(12) Appeals procedures must be carried out by a body that is fully independent of the regulator responsible for the functions set out in subsection (9).

(13) The regulator assuming the duties specified in subsection (9) is to be a body corporate which is independent from the Government and all appointments to the regulator are to be subject to fair and open competition.

(14) No designation shall be made under this section until the Secretary of State consults all such persons as he or she considers appropriate on the role of the age-verification regulator for the purposes of this Part."

The House divided:

Contents 155

Not-contents 209

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Bhatia, L.

Birt, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bradley, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Eatwell, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Goudie, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hameed, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

McAvoy, L. [Teller]

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Mar, C.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Neuberger, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Snape, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Turnberg, L.

Uddin, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

D’Souza, B.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hylton, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Luce, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stair, E.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Waverley, V.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 2

Baroness Butler-Sloss moved amendment 25YD, after clause 22, to insert the new clause Extreme pornographic material: review and repeal. The House divided:

Contents 46

Not-contents 176

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L. [Teller]

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Birt, L.

Brennan, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Butler-Sloss, B. [Teller]

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Craig of Radley, L.

Eames, L.

Elton, L.

Falkland, V.

Farmer, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Framlingham, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hylton, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Listowel, E.

Low of Dalston, L.

Luce, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Mitchell, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morrow, L.

Neuberger, B.

O’Loan, B.

Patel, L.

Shinkwin, L.

Somerset, D.

Stair, E.

Wigley, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Loomba, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 3

Lord Paddick moved amendment 25YN, after clause 24, to insert the new clause Anonymity. The House divided:

Contents 74

Not-contents 199

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cotter, L.

Dholakia, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Fearn, L.

Foster of Bath, L.

Fox, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Ludford, B.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L. [Teller]

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thurso, V.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wigley, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eames, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Loomba, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marland, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morrow, L.

Moynihan, L.

Nash, L.

Neuberger, B.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stair, E.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Digital Economy Bill

Division No. 4

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch moved amendment 25YR, after clause 26, to insert the new clause Code of practice for commercial social media platform providers on online abuse. The House divided:

Contents 203 *

Not-contents 176   

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Bakewell, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Cashman, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Framlingham, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Janvrin, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L. [Teller]

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mandelson, L.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Skidelsky, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Somerset, D.

Stair, E.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Loomba, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morrow, L.

Moynihan, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Rana, L.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

* The Tellers for the Contents reported 203 votes, the Clerks recorded 202 names.

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Contents 179

Not-contents 159

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Bakewell, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blood, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Cashman, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leeds, Bp.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L. [Teller]

McDonagh, B.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Mandelson, L.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Pinnock, B.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Stair, E.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thornton, B.

Thurso, V.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Couttie, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Gadhia, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morrow, L.

Moynihan, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Rana, L.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Rock, B.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Verma, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 20th March 2017