House of Lords Business

Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to those suffering from famine and acute food shortages in East Africa.

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 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

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

†Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

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

†Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017 Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 February be approved. (Considered in Grand Committee on 21 March)

†Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 Lord Nash to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved. 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Considered in Grand Committee on 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.

†Technical and Further Education Bill Report [Lord Nash]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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 (Dinner break business)

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 (Dinner break business)

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.

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

†Criminal Finances Bill Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 21st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

†Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 March be approved. 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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.

†Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved.

†Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 March be approved.

†Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 March be approved.

†Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 March be approved.

†European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Goldie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 February be approved.

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

†Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†West Midlands Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 March be approved.

†Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (1½ hours)

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

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

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 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)

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 21 March and due for answer by 4 April.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 20 March (HL5811), why they do not maintain a list of foetal anomalies that cannot be identified before 24 weeks gestation.   HL6206

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Sky News documentary Primodos: The Secret Drugs Scandal; and whether they will consider establishing a public inquiry into the alleged failure of the regulator at that time to protect public safety.   HL6207

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they are providing to researchers based in Cambridge who are examining the composition of the drug Primodos and its likely effects on the child in the womb.   HL6208

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March.   HL6209

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, in particular that (1) too many detainees were held for prolonged periods, (2) the average length of detention was high, (3) children were detained for long periods of time due to failures in age assessment processes, (4) in one case, an incorrect Home Office age assessment led to the detention of a child for 36 days before social services confirmed that the boy was 16 years old, (5) the adults at risk policy was not yet widely understood, (6) there had been a three-fold increase in incidents of self-harm since the previous inspection, (7) the causes of self-harm had not been sufficiently analysed and there was no strategy to reduce it, and (8) four detainees had narrowly escaped fatal or serious injuries as a result of self-harm during the previous year.    HL6210

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people currently receiving the enhanced mobility rate of Personal Independence Payment who will move to the standard rate following their next reassessment, following changes brought forward in the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that change on those individuals.   HL6211

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people currently receiving the enhanced mobility rate of Personal Independence Payment who will not be entitled to receive any mobility rate following their next reassessment, following changes brought forward in the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that change on those individuals.   HL6212

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people currently receiving the standard mobility rate of Personal Independence Payment who will not be entitled to receive any mobility rate following their next reassessment, following changes brought forward in the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that change on those individuals.   HL6213

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people with each of (1) anxiety and depressive disorders, (2) depressive disorder, (3) schizophrenia, (4) bipolar affective disorder, (5) personality disorder, (6) post traumatic stress disorder, or other psychotic disorders who currently receive the Personal Independence Payment and who at their original assessment (or following mandatory reconsideration or appeal) scored points by satisfying descriptors 1c, 1d and 1f of the mobility component.   HL6214

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the effectiveness of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.   HL6215

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the warning from the Local Government Association that reductions in the central government-provided education services grant may result in some local authorities potentially being unable to meet legal obligations to schools, such as checking staff for criminal records and ensuring that buildings are free of asbestos, what recourse is available to affected pupils, parents, school staff and other local residents if those legal obligations are not met.   HL6216

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 21 March (HL5834), whether the female candidate who was not approved for appointment by the Secretary of State failed to meet the skills and experience set out in the advertised job descriptions; and if so, whether they have determined that Ofcom was wrong to recommend her as suitably qualified to be appointed.   HL6217

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 21 March (HL5834), whether the reason why the female candidate who was not approved for appointment by the Secretary of State was that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport targets of 50 per cent and 10 per cent for female and BAME candidates, respectively, had already been exceeded, that the female candidate was from a minority ethnic background, whereas the successful four men appointed were not, or for some other reason.   HL6218

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had at the UN regarding the report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia which stated that Israel practises apartheid against Palestine.   HL6219

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of the shooting of Ibrahim Mahmoud Matar by the Israeli police on 13 March, what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the killing of Palestinian suspects who have already been detained. 
   HL6220

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports of tear gas and rubber bullets being used in schools in Abu Dis in March.   HL6221

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel about the treatment of Palestinian child prisoners; and what assessment they have made of whether that treatment has improved during the last year.   HL6222

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 21 March (HL5804 and HL5905), why a patient’s marital status, where known, is requested on HSA4 abortion notification forms.   HL6223

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the full-time employment of adults with special learning needs; and what progress was made in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016.   HL6224

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent tooth decay in children under the age of five, in the light of the increase in tooth extractions in England in the last ten years.   HL6225

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 14 March (HL5780), whether their statement that the increase in global average surface temperatures is not consistent with natural internal variability is supported by evidence that is not based upon computer simulation of the climate.   HL6226

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that they have the necessary resources to manage the transition of powers from the EU, in relation to (1) central government departments, and (2) assessing and managing the impact of leaving the EU on the devolution settlements.   HL6227

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of making the necessary financial arrangements to enable the government of Zimbabwe to pay the pension arrears owing to those former members of HM Overseas Service who responded to the British Government’s request that they remain in their posts after Southern Rhodesia became independent. 
   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, Overseas Service Pensioners’ Association
 HL6228

Viscount Goschen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of fly tipping have been reported in each of the past three financial years; and how many successful prosecutions have been brought over the same period.   HL6229

Viscount Goschen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of motorcycle theft have been reported in each of the past three financial years; and how many successful prosecutions have been brought over the same period.   HL6230

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will review their travel advice for (1) Tunisia, and (2) Lebanon, in the light of the economic development and democratic progress made by those countries; and what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of issuing blanket guidance for the whole of each country.   HL6231

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 March (HL Deb 10), whether they will cease giving political and practical support to armed insurgent groups in Syria in the interests of promoting the expulsion of Daesh from that country. 
   HL6232

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia regarding enabling journalists to enter Yemen.   HL6233

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what assessment they have made of the reasons for children being detained at the centre for (1) 12 days, (2) 36 days, and (3) 151 days, during the last year.   HL6234

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to reduce the length of time individuals are detained; and whether they plan to introduce a maximum length of detention.   HL6235

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in introducing detention reviews for those held in immigration removal centres.   HL6236

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to introduce automatic bail hearings under Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016.   HL6237

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the interests of UK workers are taken into account during Article 50 negotiations.   HL6238

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to transpose into UK legislation, both pre- and post-Brexit, all European employment rights.   HL6239

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to involve the TUC and trade unions in the Article 50 negotiations.   HL6240

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the European Aviation Safety Agency to publish its report on cabin air quality, commissioned in 2015.   HL6241

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to reduce the length of time individuals are detained for immigration purposes.   HL6242

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with civil society organisations regarding community-based alternatives to immigration detention centres.   HL6243

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to ensure that staff in immigration detention centres understand and apply their guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention.   HL6244

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what assessment they have made of the relationship between the absence of limits on the length of time an individual can be detained and the incidence of self-harm in immigration detention centres.   HL6245

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government when (1) the Home Secretary, and (2) the Immigration Minister, last visited Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre.   HL6246

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the increasing annual number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons since 2012, what steps they are taking to reduce the number of such deaths.   HL6247

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 December 2016 (HL4038), what allocations from the Better Care Fund will have been made by the end of 2017–18 to each named local authority in England with responsibility for adult social care; and what further resources from this Fund will remain available for distribution in 2018–19 and 2019–20.   HL6248

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 23 December 2016 (HL4083), which local authorities in England with responsibility for adult social care will not be using their precept raising power to the maximum permitted level in 2017–18 to fund adult social care.   HL6249

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 23 December 2016 (HL4036), (1) what was the extra amount raised by the social care precept in 2017–18; (2) what is their estimate of the amount that will be raised in 2017–18; and (3) alongside those figures, what are the estimated costs to local authorities for funding the National Living Wage for employees providing adult social care on behalf of local authorities in 2016–17 and 2017–18.   HL6250

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 December 2016 (HL4037) and the variation in yield revealed, what assessment they have made of the implications of the variation in yields for the NHS locally; and whether they remain committed to social care precept increases as a basis for funding adult social care on a sustainable basis.   HL6251

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of providers of publicly funded (1) home care, and (2) residential and nursing home care services, who have handed back contracts to local authorities in England; what representations have been made to those providers about this issue by local authorities; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such actions on the performance of the NHS.   HL6252

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS hospital trusts are permitted to purchase residential or nursing home beds for patients who no longer need to occupy an acute hospital bed but cannot be discharged to a social care placement.   HL6253

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the initiative by Cheltenham Borough Council to build homes for veterans; and whether they will encourage other local authorities to take similar action to house those who have left the armed forces. 
   HL6254

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the parity of esteem under the 1998 Belfast Agreement, whether any change of status for the Irish language would also be granted to the Ulster Scots language.   HL6255

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the consultation proposed in A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms (Cm 9164), published in November 2015, on making legal regulators fully independent of the representative bodies has been launched, and, if not, why not.   HL6256

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to consult on making legal regulators fully independent of representative bodies, first proposed in A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms (Cm 9164), published in November 2015. 
   HL6257

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to respond to the recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority’s legal services market study report, published on 15 December 2016, and what assessment they have made of the implications of their report regarding the ability for legal regulators to investigate and rule on the ethics, conduct and behaviour of lawyers.   HL6258

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any representations regarding the ability of legal regulators to bring prosecutions against solicitors for breaches of the law, and any proposals for that ability to be strengthened; and if so, whether they agree with those representations.   HL6259

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion in the Competition and Markets Authority’s market study into legal services, published on 15 December 2016, that legal service regulators should be independent of their representative bodies as a "matter of principle"; and whether they have made any assessment of the possible benefits of such a move.   HL6260

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

7 March (21 March)

HL5883 Baroness Browning [HO]

HL5889 Lord Harris of Haringey [DCMS]

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

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 1

       

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

28 March

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

Private Member’s

28 March

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 and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

22 March

Technical and Further Education

Government

27 March

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

23 March

Higher Education and Research (Queen’s consent to be signified) (Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh 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

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

 

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

 

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

 

30 March

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

 

30 March

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017

 

30 March

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

 

30 March

Draft Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

   

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

29th Report

 

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

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017

 

30 March

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

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

23 March

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

 

23 March

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

 

23 March

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

 

23 March

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

23 March

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

 

23 March

Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017

27th Report

23 March

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

 

23 March

Draft Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017

 

23 March

Draft Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017

 

23 March

Draft Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

23 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

 

30 March

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

 

30 March

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

 

30 March

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

 

30 March

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

 

30 March

Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017

 

30 March

Draft Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017

29th Report

29 March

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

10th Report

   

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

18 November 2016

 
 

21st Report

   

Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

   

25th Report

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017

24 March

 

   

26th Report

   

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

30 March

 

   

27th Report

   

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

3 April

27 March

   

28th Report

   

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

22 April

 

   

29th Report

   

Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017

18 April

 

Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

28 April

 

   

Instrument not 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.

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

European Union

Select 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

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

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 Tuesday 21 March 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leeds.

1 Barony of Merthyr in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of David Trevor Lewis claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Merthyr in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Merthyr on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

Select Committee Reports

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

Report on certain instruments, including: 
Draft Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 
Draft Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017
Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 
Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017 
Correspondence: 
Draft Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017 
Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. (29th Report, HL Paper 145)

3 Licensing Act 2003 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny. (HL Paper 146)

4 Privileges and Conduct 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Declarations of Interests; People with significant control of a company. (8th Report, HL Paper 147)

Public Business

5 International Development: forestry A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and answered by Lord Bates.

6 Police: pension rights A question was asked by Lord Bach and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

7 Gaza Strip A question was asked by Lord Hylton and answered by Lord Bates.

8 Schools: funding formula A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Nash.

9 Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

10 Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

11 Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 Earl Howe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Defence and security Earl Howe moved 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 for text. The motion was agreed to.

13 Brexit: Gibraltar A question was asked by Lord Boswell of Aynho and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie.

The House adjourned at 9.48pm until Wednesday 22 March at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017. The motion was agreed to.

Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 Lord Nash moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.33pm.

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Transport-Government response to the consultation on the draft class approval for matters ancillary to development under Schedule 17 to the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Act 2017. 
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Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Accounts for 2015–16 of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Chelsea Hospital Act 1876.

 

Prepared 21st March 2017