House of Lords Business

Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review divorce legislation.

Digital Economy Bill Report (day 3) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 21st and 24th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 (Dinner break business)

Lord Lipsey to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government have taken insufficient account of authoritative legal opinion that the draft Regulations are ultra vires."

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to expedite the collection of over £3 billion in unpaid child maintenance which was ordered by the former Child Support Agency.

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.

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the Report from the Committee New investigative committees in the 2017–18 Session (2nd Report, HL Paper 144) be agreed to.

Privileges and Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the Report from the Select Committee Declarations of interests; People with significant control of a company (8th Report, HL Paper 147) be agreed to.

If the above motion is agreed to:

Code of Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker to move to resolve that the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords be amended as follows:

In paragraph 12, in the first sentence, leave out "this might be" and insert "this would be".

†Criminal Finances Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 22nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 29 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 31 March.

†National Citizen Service Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

†Children and Social Work Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Nash]

†Technical and Further Education Bill Third Reading [Lord Nash]

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

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 30 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 3 March.

†Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Consideration of Commons Reason [Lord O’Shaughnessy]

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 31 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 4 April.

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).

†Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Eaton]

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

†Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Scott of Bybrook]

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

†Missing Persons Guardianship Bill [HL] Baroness Hamwee to move that the bill be withdrawn.

†Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Hamwee]

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

†Farriers (Registration) Bill Second Reading [The Earl of Caithness]

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

Monday 24 April at 2.30pm

*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 Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the rise of extremism in India following the state elections in Uttar Pradesh.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the principal Brexit negotiation issues following the invoking of Article 50.

*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in assessing the submissions to the Small Modular Reactors Competition, and what steps are being taken to dispose of the nation’s stocks of high grade plutonium.

†Tuesday 25 April at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent leaseholders whose leases do not permit the short-term sub-letting of their properties from registering those properties with holiday letting firms.

†*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to take to promote United Kingdom–Africa trade and development co-operation in the transitional and post-Brexit periods.

†*Baroness Rebuck to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve standards of literacy in the workforce.

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 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

Baroness Verma to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: trade in goods (16th Report, HL Paper 129). 14 March 2017

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: trade in non-financial services (18th Report, HL Paper 135). 22 March 2017

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: the Crown Dependencies (19th Report, HL Paper 136). 23 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 Clark of Windermere to move that this House regrets that the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which pave the way for students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals to receive loans rather than bursaries, have already been seen to discourage degree applications by a quarter, at the same time as Brexit has already reduced European Union migrant nursing and midwifery registrations by over 90 per cent; and that these factors risk turning an increasing problem in the National Health Service into a chronic one that potentially puts at risk safe levels of staffing (SI 2017/114). 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).

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move that this House regrets that the Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017 makes a substantial change to the Ogden rate, the first change since 2001, just before the completion of a further consultation on how to set that rate more effectively in the future (SI 2017/206). 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of commissioning a new Royal Yacht. (3 October 2016)

Lord Marland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for trade within the Commonwealth, and what plans they have to ensure that investment continues to prosper across the Commonwealth. (17 October 2016)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the role of British universities and science diplomacy in supporting the United Kingdom’s soft power and research are fully represented in the negotiations on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in building new trading relationships. (17 October 2016)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the outcome of the United Kingdom’s negotiations to leave the European Union, once Article 50 has been invoked, lead to a stronger economy and that trade restrictions are taken into consideration. (18 October 2016, amended 19 October 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing peace, progress, human rights and good governance in Sudan. (25 October 2016)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ensuring the appropriate number of healthcare professionals in the National Health Service and care homes. (26 October 2016)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that there is sufficient foreign language provision in the business and commercial community to promote the competitiveness of the United Kingdom economy. (8 November 2016)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that character education runs through every element of the curriculum and the wider learning environment. (16 November 2016)

Lord 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)

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)

Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the recommendations made in the report Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review, published in February (23 March)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the United Kingdom to make sector-specific trade agreements with other nations, in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a trade deal and falls back on World Trade Organisation rules. (27 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 28 March and due for answer by 11 April.

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 January (HL4755), whether the range of tools available to Transport for London to deal with congestion and vehicle pollution includes the power to limit the number of private hire vehicles which it licenses; and if not, why not.   HL6365

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 January (HL4755), whether any authority has the power to limit the number of private hire vehicles licensed to operate in London; and whether they have received any representations from the Mayor of London on the need for such powers.   HL6366

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has made of the extent of child sexual abuse and exploitation online; which groups of children are particularly at risk; and whether there is evidence of a growing problem of online sexual risk for UK children.   HL6367

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has published any statistics in publicly available research reports since 2013; and if not, whether it has any plans to do so in the short term.   HL6368

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that, following Brexit, airlines based in the UK will still be able to operate European flights; and what assurances they are able to give to the public, airports and airlines, that tickets sold up to eighteen months ahead can be honoured post-Brexit.   HL6369

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to negotiate, during the Brexit negotiations, a transitional aviation regime for UK airlines operating European routes, in order to avoid a sudden end to the operation of those routes; and if so, (1) how they intend to conduct, and (2) when they expect to conclude, those negotiations.   HL6370

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 27 March, whether any data is collected on the cost of mesothelioma to the NHS; and if so, what. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the award by the Licence Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority of a licence to Centre 0017 to carry out pronuclear transfer between embryos to prevent transmission of serious mitochondrial disease, what safeguards Centre 0017 has put in place to ensure that early pronuclear transfer will take place during treatment at precisely the same epigenetic stage in donor and recipient embryos, given the rapid rate of DNA demethylation and the different rates of embryo development at the early pronuclear stage.   HL6372

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to paragraph 2.3 of the minutes of 9 March 2017 of the Licence Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which non-CE marked reagents will be used by Centre 0017 for the purposes of treatment involving pronuclear transfer between embryos to prevent transmission of serious mitochondrial disease; which laboratories will test the non-CE marked reagents for sterility and toxicity; and why non-CE marked reagents are being used.   HL6373

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to paragraph 2.8 of the minutes of 9 March 2017 of the Licence Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regarding babies born following pronuclear transfer between embryos, what procedures are in place to (1) identify whether a child born following pronuclear transfer is born with (a) a mitochondrial disease, (b) a genetic or epigenetic abnormality, (c) a birth defect, or (d) some other adverse outcome, (2) notify the HFEA in cases of any such adverse outcome, and (3) identify any such adverse outcome and notify the HFEA where consent for follow-up has not been granted. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no reference to (1) targeted and persecuted religious minorities, or (2) the fundamental human right of freedom of religion and belief, is made in the goals specified in the Department for International Development policy paper, Agenda 2030: Delivering the Global Goals.   HL6375

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions have been given to FCO country desk officers to ensure that freedom of religion or belief is included in their work.   HL6376

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, before introducing the ban on the carriage of personal electronic devices in cabins on certain flights, what assessment they made of (1) the additional risk of lithium battery fires in aircraft holds, and (2) the safety implications of implementing a ban on lithium batteries being transported in any part of the aircraft.   HL6377

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Iran about the provision of appropriate medical treatment for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and about ensuring her general welfare.   HL6378

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in council housing rents on (1) the maintenance and improvement of the existing council housing stock, and (2) the building of new council houses between now and 2022.   HL6379

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the conclusion of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman in the bulletin published on 28 March that there has been a "lack of concerted and sustained action" to deal with the rise in the number of suicides by female prisoners, what steps they have taken to implement recommendations made in the Corston Report published in 2007, and since, to address that.   HL6380

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their intention to devolve discretionary funding on supported housing costs to English local authorities, funding will be provided for such councils under the new burdens doctrine.   HL6381

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations made by the UK Statistics Authority following the 2015 review of the statistics in relation to homelessness and rough sleeping.   HL6382

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to replace Dartmoor Prison since the publication of the report of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Prisons: planning and policies, of March 2015.   HL6383

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the need to give ten years’ notice to the Duchy of Cornwall to vacate Dartmoor Prison, whether and when they intend (1) to give such notice, and (2) to replace it with a new prison.   HL6384

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons have been learned from the trials that have taken place on the use of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles.   HL6385

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on highway surfaces and street furniture, such as roundabouts, of the use of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles.   HL6386

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future use of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles.   HL6387

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles to have unfettered use of the entire highway network or be confined to trunk roads and motorways.   HL6388

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 March (HL6002), and in the light of reports by Amnesty International and Defence for Children International–Palestine drawing attention to the treatment of Palestinian children following their arrest by Israeli forces, what action they intend to take to protect those children. 
   HL6389

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which government departments are responsible for their own procurement.   HL6390

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government from which professional bodies the civil service seeks support to discharge procurement responsibilities, broken down by department.   HL6391

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what national or local (1) organisations, and (2) agencies, have been funded in the last 12 months in respect of the promotion of British values and associated work; and what guidance has been given to the Office for Standards in Education in relation to (a) inspection reporting on citizenship, British values and character building, as part of the national curriculum, and (b) the judgements made on the quality of education in both primary and secondary schools.   HL6392

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been provided in respect of citizenship education and related issues, including British values, over the last 12 months; to which bodies that funding was provided; how much has been specifically allocated to individual projects; what is the timetable for the spending of that funding; and how much funding is available for 2017–18. 
   HL6393

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 27 March (HL6013), and in the light of the summary of the cause and injury codes used by the NHS Litigation Authority, what is the total number and value of claims associated with each code, suitably normalised and broken down into (1) cause and injury codes with 5 or more claims associated, (2) cause and injury codes with between 2 and 4 claims associated, (3) cause and injury codes with only 1 claim associated, and (4) cause and injury codes with no claim associated, for the last full financial year for which records are available.   HL6394

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 27 March (HL6013), whether ad hoc analysis has been undertaken over the last five years to match claims or injury codes to particular diseases or broader activities, either by the NHS Litigation Authority or by third parties such as academics or consultants with access to their data; for which diseases those analyses have been undertaken, when and by whom; whether summary results from those analyses are available, and if so, where; and how many claims were associated with each of those diseases at the time of the analysis.   HL6395

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact of the recent increase in inflation on the number of children in poverty; and what plans they have for protecting low income families against the rising cost of basic essentials.   HL6396

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many families with three or more children born before April 2017 they project will be affected by the introduction of the two-child limit on Universal Credit.   HL6397

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that potential claimants are aware of the introduction of the two-child limit on Child Tax Credit and the child element of Universal Credit.   HL6398

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to replace the UK’s representative to the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, and if so when. 
   HL6399

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the request in the letter of 22 March from Citizens Advice, MoneySavingExpert.com and Which to the Prime Minister, whether they will establish a high-level working group to focus on securing the best possible deal for UK consumers as the UK exits the EU.   HL6400

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much it costs the NHS, including labour costs, to produce each European Health Insurance Card.   HL6401

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for the European Health Insurance Card are rejected each year due to fraudulent details being submitted.   HL6402

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for the European Health Insurance Card are rejected each year due to incomplete or false details being submitted.   HL6403

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims the NHS receives each year for payments from hospitals in other EU member states that come from patients ineligible for a European Health Insurance Card, and what is the value of such claims.   HL6404

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims for payment from the NHS received by hospitals in other EU member states are rejected each year, and what is the value of such claims.   HL6405

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims from hospitals in other EU member states the NHS has paid where it knows the patient is ineligible for a European Health Insurance Card, but has nevertheless secured one.   HL6406

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

13 March (27 March)

HL5985 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL5986 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL5995 Lord Birt [MoJ]

HL6000 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL6001 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL6003 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL6029 Lord Judd [FCO]

14 March (28 March)

HL6063 Baroness Corston [MoJ]

HL6064 Baroness Corston [MoJ]

HL6066 Lord Goodlad [DfID]

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

[DfID] 1

[FCO] 6

[MoJ] 3

     

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

6 April

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents)

Private Member’s

6 April

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct)

Private Member’s

6 April

Guardianship (Missing Persons)

Private Member’s

6 April

Farriers (Registration)

Private Member’s

6 April

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

 

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

3 April

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

29 March

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

4 April

Technical and Further Education

Government

4 April

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

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

4 April

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

Government

5 April

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

4 April

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

 

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

 

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

 

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

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

 

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

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

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 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

5 April

Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

5 April

   

25th Report

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017

24 March

 

   

26th Report

   

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

30 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

 

   

30th Report

   

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

6 May

 

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

6 May

 

Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017

4 May

 

Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017

4 May

 

   

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

   

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 
     

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead

3 April

 

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 29 March

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Thursday 30 March

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 4 April

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

European Union

Select Committee

1.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 5 April

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

9.55am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Thursday 6 April

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

11.30am

Thursday 27 April

   

Services

Domestic Committee

1.00pm
in Residence Room 1

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 28 March 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Winchester.

1 Oath Alastair Colin Leckie Lord Colgrain having received a Writ of Summons in accordance with Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections), following the death of Lord Lyell, sat first in Parliament having first taken and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

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: 
Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 
Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 
Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 
Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017. (30th Report, HL Paper 148)

3 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on the following bills: 
Criminal Finances Bill: Government Response 
Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill. (25th Report, HL Paper 150)

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

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care.(HL Paper 151)

Public Business

5 Recycling: plastic bottles A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

6 East Jerusalem: access to emergency care A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Lord Bates.

7 Housing: letting and managing agents A question was asked by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

8 Aviation: large electronic device ban A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

9 Bus Services Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons Amendments be printed. (HL Bill 120)

10 Bus Services Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 120-EN)

11 Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill The order of commitment was discharged.

12 Northern Ireland political developments Lord Dunlop repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Criminal Finances Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 3 and 4, 6, 8, 12, 14 and 15, 17, 19, 21, 28, 30 to 33, 36, 38 to 53, 56, 62 to 69 and 80 were agreed to. The House resumed.

14 Medical research A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and, after debate, answered by Baroness Buscombe.

15 Criminal Finances Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 81. Amendments 82 and 83, 88, 90 to 101, 110 to 125, 128 to 155, and 157 to 160 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 41 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.36pm until Wednesday 29 March at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Thirty-Fifth to the Forty-First Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (9433)

2 Pay Review Bodies

(1) Forty-Sixth Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body.    (9437)

(2) Thirtieth Report of the NHS Pay Review Body.    (9440)

(3) Forty-Fifth Report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration.    (9441)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Areas etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.   (471)

2 European Political Parties and European Political Foundations Regulations 2017, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (474)

3 United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) Regulations 2017, laid under the Policing and Crime Act 2017.   (478)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Sixty-Third Report, for the year ending 30 September 2016, of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953.

 

Prepared 28th March 2017