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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the size and role of the Royal Marines.

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.

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to hold an inquiry into the proposed contractual arrangements between HS2 and CH2M.

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

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Henley]

Digital Economy Bill Third Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

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 to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 4 April.

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

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.

Wednesday 26 April at 3.00pm

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to encourage the study of design subjects in schools.

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to refine the definition of domestic extremism, in order to enable the police to focus on those involved in terrorism and serious crime.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to deliver the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030.

Thursday 27 April at 11.00am

*Baroness Couttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the commitment made by the Secretary of State for Transport on 26 May 2016 to regulate pedicab drivers, when the necessary legislation will be brought forward.

*Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that electronic patient records are available to healthcare professionals on a national basis, with appropriate safeguards and patient consent.

*Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with central London boroughs about disseminating best practice in the provision of parking spaces, specifically for disabled people who live and work in central London.

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

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Financial Exclusion Tackling Financial Exclusion: A country that works for everyone? (HL Paper 132). 25 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 

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

The Earl of Lytton to move that this House regrets that the Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and the Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been introduced without adequate regard for the concerns of experts in rating appeals, following incomplete testing and on a truncated timescale (SI 2017/155 and SI 2017/156). 30th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce congestion and pollution in London. (30 March)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve procurement processes across Government departments. (30 March)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible benefits to the national economy which will arise from improved leadership and levels of psychological wellbeing. (30 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 3 April and due for answer by 19 April.

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the expected £16 billion of private sector investment for the Regional Growth Fund has already been secured; and from which industry sectors that investment has been received.   HL6504

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the expected 550,000 jobs have been (1) safeguarded, and (2) created, to date, as a result of the Regional Growth Fund.   HL6505

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Local Enterprise Partnerships were unsuccessful in bids for funding from the Regional Growth Fund; and what is the breakdown of reasons for those bids not succeeding.    HL6506

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to appoint a successor to David Prout as Director General of the HS2 Group; and what the selection process will be.   HL6507

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government which universities are partners in university technical colleges; and which technical specialisms those universities support.   HL6508

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to encourage more universities to become involved in the university technical colleges programme.   HL6509

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the joint report from the International Rescue Committee and 11 other organisations, Out of Sight, Exploited and Alone, concerning unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in the Balkans, and its principal concerns of (1) insufficient and unreliable data or information management on UASC within the region, (2) a lack of options for safe accommodation and comprehensive services for UASC in line with each child’s best interests, (3) a lack of access to legal pathways, (4) a lack of cross-border case management to improve continuity of care and protection, and (5) exposure to exploitation, violence and trafficking, including as a result of smuggling and violent pushbacks.   HL6510

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 March (HL6261), whether they will meet with Marie Lyon and representatives of the Primodos victims support group.   HL6511

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they have offered the government of Egypt to protect Egypt’s Coptic population from ISIS, following reports of targeted attacks, killings, and forced conversions.   HL6512

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, including through the British Embassy in Pyongyang, to ensure that the government of North Korea does not breach the Vienna Convention; and what advice they are offering to British nationals in, and travelling to, North Korea regarding their safety, in the light of the temporary ban imposed on Malaysian diplomats from leaving the country.   HL6513

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, what steps they are taking to ensure that North Korean nationals who enter UK territories are not involved in any unlawful activities.   HL6514

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 March (HL6261), whether the Expert Working Group on Hormonal Pregnancy Tests will review (1) the terms of reference of (a) the Committee on the Safety of Medicines, and (b) the Metabolic Research Unit, when determining what lessons may be learnt for further improving existing regulatory systems to identify, monitor and minimise any adverse effects of medicines in pregnancy, (2) the need to assemble and assess reports of adverse reactions to drugs trials, and (3) how ministers should be advised of the outcomes of those trials.   HL6515

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey published in March, whether they intend to review the highways maintenance funding formula allocations which have been established for the financial years to 2020–21.   HL6516

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to incorporate EU regulations affecting pharmaceutical intellectual property into UK law; and if so, how.   HL6517

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 27 March (HL Deb, col 400), what criteria will be used to determine, on a case by case basis, whether qualifications which do not appear on the official Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education register will be funded.   HL6518

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to safeguard the future of nursery schools in the UK and ensure that they can continue to provide the education and social skills needed for early years development, whilst offering a safe environment for children.   HL6519

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many appointments to UN committees and agencies are held by representatives or citizens of the UK; and what are those positions.   HL6520

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government to which UN committees and agencies they will nominate candidates in the coming year.   HL6521

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Internet Watch Foundation has the necessary legal powers and authority to remove non-photographic child sexual abuse images, in particular Manga and CGI-based material, as defined by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, on (1) UK hosted, and (2) non-UK hosted, internet sites. 
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions UK police have taken to (1) restrict access to, or (2) remove, non-photographic child sexual abuse material on (a) UK hosted, and (b) non-UK hosted, internet sites.   HL6523

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks to British farming of the withdrawal of glyphosate.   HL6524

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the dairy industry’s labour requirements, and of the opportunities for job creation in that sector.
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reported hare coursing offences there have been in each year from 2010 until the latest year for which records are available.
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the deterrent effect of fines for persons convicted of hare coursing, in the light of the finding by the House Commons Library that the average fine is £256.43.   HL6527

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of households with an income over £100,000 per annum that have received mortgage assistance through the Help to Buy Scheme.   HL6528

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the numbers of households with an income under £30,000 per annum that have received mortgage assistance through the Help to Buy Scheme.   HL6529

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many trade missions they have organised since 2010; and what is their estimate of the added value to the UK economy of each one. 
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that no illegal torture equipment is sold at arms fairs held in the UK; and, when such sales occur, what action they take.   HL6531

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the affect on homeless families from London of being housed significant distances outside the capital away from their friends and families.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the financial implications for London borough councils of housing families without access to public funds, and what plans they have to make additional funds available to these authorities.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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 HL6533

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) small and medium-sized enterprises, and (2) charities, of having to comply with the requirements of the Employment Status Indicator when procuring services from individuals.   HL6534

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcement in the Summer Budget 2015 that non-doms who have been resident in the UK for at least 15 of the last 20 years would in future be deemed to be domiciled in the UK for tax purposes, how many non-doms have since left the UK; and what is their estimate of the reduction in tax and annual charges under the remittance basis regime which has resulted from those departures.   HL6535

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy to encourage non-doms to continue to be resident in the UK in order to increase tax revenues.   HL6536

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy to eliminate investment barriers which discourage remittances into the UK.   HL6537

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria and principles for deciding whether to publish a report by the Insolvency Service; and who makes that decision.   HL6538

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers have had discussions with NuGen concerning the impact of the placing into administration of Westinghouse on the development of the Moorside nuclear power station; and whether they plan to offer state funding to ensure that that station is completed on time.   HL6539

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 20 March (HL5833), what criteria they will employ to assess the impact of the voluntary package of pre-pack administration reforms for the body that will make the assessment as to whether further regulation of pre-pack administration is needed.   HL6540

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of Bahrain that an attempted citizen’s arrest of Maj Gen Ahmed al-Asiri, relating to alleged war crimes committed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, was a "barbaric assault by a group of terrorists".   HL6541

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 27 March concerning the amnesty against prosecution for members of the IRA, whether the administrative scheme of comfort letters sent to on-the-runs has been terminated; and if so, when. 
   HL6542

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations are they making to the government of Israel regarding the reported contamination of water in the Gaza Strip.   HL6543

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of suicides in (1) Gaza, (2) the West Bank, and (3) Israel, in the year ending 31 December 2016.
   HL6544

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations are they making to the government of Israel following the release of a video by B’Tselem on 19 March, allegedly showing Israeli forces using a young Palestinian child as a human shield.   HL6545

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the killing of a senior Hamas member, Mazen Faqha, in Gaza; and what assessment they have made of the repercussions of that killing.   HL6546

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding increasing rates of cancer in Gaza since 2008, and claims by Dr Khalid Thabet, head of the Oncology Department at the Shifa Hospital, that that increase may be linked to Israel’s reported use of depleted uranium in 2008.   HL6547

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the decision by the government of Israel to approve the construction of a new settlement in the occupied West Bank. 
   HL6548

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for the regulation of civil aviation following Brexit.   HL6549

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 27 March (HL6154), what appropriate action has been taken with regional governments and partners to prevent desecration of the wrecks of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.   HL6550

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the projected £6.2 billion cost of the UK’s two new aircraft carriers has already been spent.   HL6551

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage UK shipbuilders to bid for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Solid Support Ships.   HL6552

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the procurement of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Solid Support Ships, what consideration they have given to the challenges of overseas shipbuilding noted by Sir John Parker in his Independent Report to inform the National Shipbuilding Strategy about potential denial of opportunities for the UK supply chain.   HL6553

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the procurement of the new Royal Fleet Auxiliary Solid Support Ships, what consideration they have given to the recommendation by Sir John Parker in his Independent Report to inform the National Shipbuilding Strategy that the UK should block-build military ships; and whether they plan to implement this recommendation.   HL6554

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans are in place to secure the future of Rosyth Dockyard, in the light of the recommendation by Sir John Parker in his Independent Report to inform the National Shipbuilding Strategy that the block-build model used by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance should be used more extensively in the construction of UK military shipping.   HL6555

Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the oral answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 March (HL Deb, col 355), and in the light of the finding by the Coalition for a Digital Economy in its report Global Britain: From local startups to international markets, published in February, that one third of technology start-ups’ first ten hires came from outside the UK, what is their estimate of the shortage of specialist technical staff needed by the digital technology sector in the UK; and what estimate they have made of future staffing needs in that sector.   HL6556

Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the oral answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 March (HL Deb, col 355), and in the light of the call by the Coalition for a Digital Economy in its report Global Britain: From local startups to international markets, published in February, to allow the highly skilled into the country through a minimum six-month visa to enter the UK and seek work, whether they intend to take steps to provide visas more quickly for such workers who are invited to work in the UK; and if so, what are those steps, and what is the proposed timescale for the implementation of any necessary changes to the visa application process.   HL6557

Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the oral answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 March (HL Deb, col 355), whether they intend to address the need for people from overseas with the requisite digital technology skills to be able to come to work in the UK during the Brexit negotiation process; if not, what assessment they have made of the impact of failing to address that need in the short-term on the UK economy; and if so, what steps they are taking to support access to the skills required in that sector.   HL6558

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of individuals pursuing appeals in (1) the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), and (2) the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), did not have representation, for each year, since December 2012.   HL6559

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that credit card companies give more help to those with debt problems following the introduction of new rules by the Financial Conduct Authority.   HL6560

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle racially motivated attacks against (1) ethnic minority women, and (2) asylum seekers and refugees.   HL6561

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help solve the humanitarian and political crisis in Syria, and to help in the redevelopment of its infrastructure. 
   HL6562

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle workplace discrimination; in particular, what assessment they have made of the case for more flexible working for men; and what steps they are taking to address issues which prevent men from undertaking a greater share of care work in the home.   HL6563

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult the public on future policy and support for farming once the UK leaves the EU, in advance of any decisions being taken or legislation being tabled; and if so, how views will be sought.   HL6564

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to consult stakeholders, including the National Farmers’ Union and the Food and Drink Industries Group, on future policy and support for farming once the UK leaves the EU, in advance of any decisions being taken or legislation being tabled; and how those views will be sought.   HL6565

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the understanding of Jobcentre Plus staff and work coaches of the capabilities and support needs of disabled people who (1) are deafblind, and (2) have complex needs.   HL6566

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commit to working with charities, such as Sense, to tailor employment support for disabled people to maximise their chances of successfully joining the labour market.   HL6567

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the cost effectiveness of local authorities developing and running social care residential homes to meet the urgent needs of the elderly population.   HL6568

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement and support is given to local authorities to develop and run their own social care residential provision, in the light of the loss of places through the closures of privately run homes for the elderly.   HL6569

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what programmes are being run as a result of The Casey Review: A review into opportunity and integration, published in December 2016; and, in the light of the report by The Challenge, Understanding School Segregation in England: 2011 to 2016, published in March, whether those programmes are appropriate or require new consideration.   HL6570

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they received the report by Chris Gibb into the performance failures on the Brighton Main Line, and when they intend to publish it unredacted. 
   HL6571

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what definition of "terrorism" they use.   HL6572

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the risk of terrorist attacks in the UK. 
   HL6573

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they distinguish between terrorism and other criminal acts.   HL6574

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

14 March (28 March)

HL6063 Baroness Corston [MoJ]

HL6064 Baroness Corston [MoJ]

HL6066 Lord Goodlad [DfID]

15 March (29 March)

HL6087 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

20 March (3 April)

HL6162 Baroness Afshar [FCO]

HL6164 Lord Green of Deddington [DEEU]

HL6170 Lord Luce [FCO]

HL6179 Lord Teverson [DEEU]

HL6180 Lord Teverson [DEEU]

HL6181 Lord Teverson [DEEU]

HL6191 Lord Triesman [CO]

HL6193 Lord Triesman [FCO]

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

[CO] 1

[DEEU] 4

[DfID] 1

[DfT] 1

[FCO] 3

[MoJ] 2

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

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) (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Private Member’s

6 April

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

2 May

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

 

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

 

Criminal Finances (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

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

6 April

Digital Economy (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

5 April

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

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

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

 

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

5 April

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 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 Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017 (26th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments)

28th Report

 

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

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 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

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

 

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

   

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Tuesday 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

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 5 April

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

9.55am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Thursday 6 April

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

11.30am

Wednesday 26 April

   

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 27 April

   

Services

Domestic Committee

1.00pm
in Residence Room 1

Tuesday 2 May

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures Bill [HL]

Unopposed Bill Committee

12.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 3 April 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 3 April 2017 of Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

2 Leave of Absence The leave of absence granted to the following members of the House was ended:

Baroness Emerton 
Lord Coe

3 Barony of Merthyr in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that David Trevor Lewis had established his claim to the Barony of Merthyr in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Merthyr on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Public Business

4 Type 31 frigate A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Earl Howe.

5 Balfour Declaration A question was asked by Lord Warner, on behalf of Baroness Tonge, and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Alcohol sales: children’s health A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

7 Diesel vehicles A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

8 Gibraltar A private notice question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

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

10 Privileges and Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

11  Code of Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker moved 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". The motion was agreed to.

12 Criminal Finances Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 161. Amendments 171 to 181, and 183 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 124)

13 Neglected tropical diseases A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates.

The House adjourned at 8.22pm until Tuesday 4 April at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

Explanatory Memoranda (Revised)

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2017. (27 February)   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2017. (15 March)   (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.    (515)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report for 2016 of the Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

 

Prepared 3rd April 2017