House of Lords Business

Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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] 26th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider changes to bereavement benefits for parents with dependent children.

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

†Clerk of the Parliaments On consideration of the letter from Sir David Beamish KCB announcing his retirement from the office of Clerk of the Parliaments

†The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move to resolve that this House has received with sincere regret the announcement of the retirement of Sir David Beamish KCB from the office of Clerk of the Parliaments and thinks it right to record the just sense which it entertains of the zeal, ability, diligence, and integrity with which the said Sir David Beamish has executed the important duties of his office.

†Clerk of the Parliaments Edward Ollard will make the declaration in the required form.

†Clerk Assistant The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) to move that this House do approve the appointment by the Lord Speaker, pursuant to the Clerk of the Parliaments Act 1824, of Simon Burton to be Clerk Assistant of the House in place of Edward Ollard appointed Clerk of the Parliaments.

†Reading Clerk The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) to move that this House do approve the appointment by the Lord Speaker, pursuant to the Clerk of the Parliaments Act 1824, of Jake Vaughan to be Reading Clerk of the House in place of Simon Burton appointed Clerk Assistant.

*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.

†Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 March be approved. 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 March be approved.

†Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 March be approved.

†International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017 Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 March be approved.

†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 March be approved.

†Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 March be approved.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that this House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, HM Government’s assessment as set out in the Budget Report and Autumn Statement, combined with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Fiscal Sustainability Report, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme.

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. (1½ hours)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 19 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 21 April.

†Criminal Finances Bill Report [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 20 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 24 April.

†Neighbourhood Planning Bill Consideration of Commons Reason and Amendments [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

†Bus Services Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 21 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Lord Bridges of Headley to move that this House takes note of the White Paper Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Cm 9446).

†Tuesday 2 May at 2.30pm

†*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to enable and empower the United Kingdom to become a world leading data-driven economy, following publication on 1 March of their 2017 Digital Strategy.

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Russian Federation about laws which discriminate against LGBT citizens.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the employment opportunities that are likely to arise from the projected opening of 7,000 additional coffee shops by 2025.

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

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee A privatised future for Channel 4? (1st Report, HL Paper 17). 11 July 2016

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 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 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)

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 4 April and due for answer by 20 April.

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 April (HL Deb, col 844), what representations they have made to the government of Israel to respect the terms of the Balfour Declaration, and to cease the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of human rights violations committed by the government of North Korea against its exiled citizens, and of some exiled North Koreans having become UK citizens, what is their response to the recommendation by the UNHCR group of independent experts on accountability in their report to the 34th session published on 24 February that UN Member States "enact legislation with extraterritorial effect for gross violations of human rights and, for those States that recognize the principle of universal jurisdiction, consider how they can contribute to securing accountability for human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea"; and whether they intend to enact such legislation.   HL6576

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of (1) members of Chongryon, formerly known as the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, entering or doing business in the United Kingdom, and (2) whether Chongryon members have had any interactions with diplomats from the DPRK Embassy in London, in the last five years.   HL6577

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Lord Bates on 3 April (HL Deb, cols 930–931) concerning neglected tropical diseases, what study the Department for International Development has made of the use of technologies to map neglected tropical diseases using remote sensing technologies and mobile smartphone technologies.   HL6578

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Lord Bates on 3 April (HL Deb, cols 930–931) concerning neglected tropical diseases, how they are responding to Africa’s need for anti-venoms to treat snake bites, following the cessation of production by the major manufacturer.   HL6579

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Lord Bates on 3 April (HL Deb, cols 930–931) concerning neglected tropical diseases, what further progress they expect to make in the elimination of sleeping sickness.   HL6580

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of North Korean nationals who have entered UK territories in the last five years, other than those accredited as diplomatic staff working for the DPRK Embassy in London.   HL6581

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government who made the decision to award the charity Life £250,000 from the Tampon Tax Fund.   HL6582

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what outcomes the charity Life is required to deliver through its use of the £250,000 grant from the Tampon Tax Fund.   HL6583

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the counselling service run by the charity Life will be funded by the £250,000 grant from the Tampon Tax Fund.   HL6584

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £250,000 grant from the Tampon Tax Fund to the charity Life can be used to lobby HM Government.   HL6585

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to evaluate the Tampon Tax Fund’s achievement of its objectives.   HL6586

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what figures they have access on the representation of UK-domiciled black and Asian ethnic minorities in comparison to UK population averages amongst (1) UK-domiciled students, and (2) academic staff, in (a) Russell Group, and (b) non-Russell Group, universities.   HL6587

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the work of (1) the Higher Education Academy, and (2) the Higher Education Statistics Agency, in relation to equal opportunities in higher education for black and Asian UK-domiciled students in (a) undergraduate studies, and (b) post-graduate studies.   HL6588

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last met UK Vice-Chancellors to discuss (1) the proportion of admission offers made to UK-domiciled black and other ethnic minority students, and (2) the number of black and Asian UK-domiciled citizens appointed to academic posts in UK universities.   HL6589

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 March (HL6061), what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the small diesel engine to get an electric Inter City Express train from Newark to Doncaster over the 51-mile diversionary route via Swinderby; and how long it would take to complete that journey.   HL6590

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 March (HL6007), how many penalties for breaches of the EU drivers’ hours regulations involving lorry drivers sleeping in their cabs during breaks they estimate will be (1) issued, and (2) paid annually; and where the call for stakeholder views is published.   HL6591

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 March (HL Deb, col 10), what estimate they have made of the cost of providing practical support to rebel fighters in Syria since 1 January 2015.   HL6592

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 March (HL Deb, col 10), in what ways they provide practical support to rebel fighters in Syria.   HL6593

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they provide communications equipment or other practical support to the Free Syrian Army; and what assurance they can give that such support is not utilised by extremist groups.   HL6594

Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Brexit, whether the UK will continue to participate in the Unified Patent Court; and whether the central division dealing with pharmaceuticals and life sciences will continue to be based in London, in accordance with the announcement by Baroness Neville-Rolfe at the October 2015 EU Competitiveness Council.   HL6595

Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK will continue to participate in the EU Intellectual Property Office following Brexit; and if so, what will be the mechanism by which this will be achieved.   HL6596

The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the increased number of childcare staff that will be required for the implementation of the 30 hours free childcare a week for three- and four-year-olds from September.   HL6597

The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for increasing the number of childcare staff by September to meet additional demand resulting from the implementation of the 30 hours free childcare a week for three- and four-year-olds.   HL6598

Baroness Golding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect purchasers of newly built homes from defects resulting from faulty building by developers.   HL6599

Baroness Golding to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to appoint an ombudsman to address the standard of newly built homes.   HL6600

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 March (HL5634), what measures they use in assessing whether the Gambling Commission is effective in preventing underage gambling.   HL6601

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 March (HL5826), what messaging applications are specifically approved for use on Cabinet Office-issued official smartphones issued to Ministers and Civil Servants; whether they will publish the acceptable use guidelines and departmental records management policy; and if so, when.   HL6602

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 March (HL5825), whether the information requested would be available from the Departments concerned under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; if not, why not; and if so, why it cannot be provided in answer to a Question for Written Answer.   HL6603

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Final Report of the Third Imrali Peace Delegation published in March by the EU–Turkey Civic Commission concerning events in Turkey since November 2015; and what is their response to the Commission’s call for action by the European Court of Human Rights and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture.   HL6604

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been notified that the state of emergency in Turkey has been lifted; and if not, when they expect that this will happen.   HL6605

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of hunger strikes in Turkish prisons, what representations, if any, they have made to the government of Turkey about prison conditions and the treatment of political prisoners; and whether they will call for full access to prisoners for delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross.   HL6606

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call on the government of Turkey to pay compensation in cases of death or serious injury caused by Turkish forces, and, in particular, to the parents of Rozerin Cukurs who was allegedly killed by an army sniper in January 2016.   HL6607

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of the earthquake in central Botswana on 3 April, and whether they will ensure that the EU offers appropriate assistance to the government of Botswana.   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
House in Botswana, owned by Dolce Vita (Proprietary) Botswana Ltd (a company owned jointly with wife and children) from which rental income is received when let
Category 5: Land and property
House in Botswana owned jointly with wife; the deeds of the house are held by Dolce Vita (Pty) Botswana Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Director, Dolce Vita (Proprietary) Botswana Ltd
 HL6608

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with pensioner organisations regarding the impact of the reduction in the exchange rate of the pound sterling on the incomes of citizens in receipt of the UK state pension who live outside the UK in (1) the EU, (2) the Overseas Territories, and (3) elsewhere in the world.   HL6609

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they will give in their negotiations on leaving the EU to securing an agreement continuing the annual increase in the UK state pension for UK citizens who remain living in EU member states.   HL6610

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many citizens living in each EU member state, other than the UK, are in receipt of the UK state pension.   HL6611

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government which EU member states have individual reciprocal agreements with the UK regarding annual increases in the state pension. 
   HL6612

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that appropriate enforcement mechanisms will be in position post-Brexit in place of those currently exercised by the European Commission and European Court of Justice, in relation to the environment.   HL6613

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to establish clear objectives for all aspects of future environmental protection in the UK; and when those objectives will be published.   HL6614

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a draft of the Great Repeal Bill and associated legislation during the Brexit negotiation process, to enable all interested parties to determine whether the UK will maintain levels of environmental protection. 
   HL6615

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to meet with the devolved Administrations to discuss initial proposals for devolved powers on environmental matters; what was the outcome of those meetings; and how frequently they plan to meet the devolved Administrations during the Brexit negotiations to discuss further proposals for devolution on environmental matters.   HL6616

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to match, post-Brexit, the funding provided by the European Investment Bank for the environment and water industry within the UK; and what long-term plans they intend to have in place to guarantee future funding.   HL6617

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 4 January, what progress they have made on finalising the two green papers on (1) the future of food and farming, and (2) the environment; and when they plan to publish them.   HL6618

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of co-operation between local authorities and utility companies to minimise disruption to the public when undertaking work.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
A Vice President, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL6619

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last reviewed (1) the proliferation of pests in urban areas, and (2) the ability of local authorities to deal with those pests. 
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
A Vice President, Local Government Association
 HL6620

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 28 recommendations of the Portas Review published on 13 December 2011 were implemented.   HL6621

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the risk to consumers from energy scams.   HL6622

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last reviewed the effectiveness of the Estate Agents Act 1979.   HL6623

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of legislation in protecting consumers from fraudulent activity by builders.   HL6624

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December 2016 (HC56144) stating that they intended to bring forward a social justice green paper in the new year, whether that remains their intention following publication on 4 April of Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families; and if so, when they expect that that green paper will be published.   HL6625

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of local authorities that established a local welfare fund scheme following abolition of the Social Fund in August 2012 which have now ceased to operate those funds; and what data they collect in relation to the operation of such funds.   HL6626

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the gender analysis undertaken by the Women’s Budget Group of the proposed national insurance changes relating to the self-employed, published on 20 March in their report Gender impact assessment of the Spring Budget 2017.   HL6627

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Somalia pirates’ hijacking of an Indian vessel on 1 April, whether they intend to further press the government of India regarding the release of the British ex-servicemen known as the Chennai Six who were arrested while on anti-piracy duties in October 2013; and what representations they have made to the government of India about the proportion of the five-year sentences which should be served.   HL6628

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision to withdraw from Euratom, what is their timetable for implementation of alternative arrangements for the regulation of civil nuclear power generation and radioactive waste management in the UK.   HL6629

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest Office for Budget Responsibility figures published in its Economic and fiscal outlook March 2017, showing an annual fall in business investment of 1.5 per cent in 2016 and a further fall forecast for 2017, what is their assessment of the impact of falling business investment on GDP; and what plans they have to address this.   HL6630

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Santander’s reported use of employment contracts guaranteeing one hour of work per month, what is their estimate of the number of people who are currently employed on such contracts in the UK.   HL6631

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating circumstances surrounding the pension deficit of Arcadia; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Pensions Regulator in overseeing the scheme and its governance.   HL6632

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that the Foreign Secretary called Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to apologise for the attempted citizen’s arrest of Major General Ahmed Asiri by activist Sam Waldron, whether the Foreign Secretary will call Sam Waldron regarding the reported remarks by the Bahraini Foreign Ministry describing him as a terrorist.   HL6633

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have called on the government of Bahrain to drop charges against Nabeel Rajab relating to the making of public statements, on the grounds of human rights, including freedom of the press.   HL6634

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the British Embassy in Bahrain is taking in relation to reports of reprisals against family members of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, who has refugee status in the UK, including the reported arrest of his mother-in-law and brother-in-law on 2 March and allegations that they were tortured and interrogated in response to his activities in the UK.   HL6635

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received since March any reports of torture used against, or ill-treatment of, family members of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, who has refugee status in the UK; and if so, whether those reports were recorded in accordance with the FCO’s guidance on reporting torture and mistreatment.   HL6636

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the need for legislative consent motions to be passed by the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Ireland Assembly in relation to the Great Repeal Bill.   HL6637

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 March (HL6071), how much of the 20 per cent increase in NHS expenditure on medicines between 2010–11 and 2015–16 related to the introduction of medicines approved by NICE. 
   HL6638

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 March (HL6071), whether it is the responsibility of NICE to take the decision to extend the implementation period of a new drug technology under the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Constitution and Functions) and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Functions) Regulations 2013; and to what extent representations are entertained by (1) the Secretary of State for Health, and (2) NHS England in respect of such decisions.   HL6639

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of UK aid to refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan, and the Lebanon is focused on minority communities from Syria and Iraq.   HL6640

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iraq regarding the return of refugees from religious minorities to Iraq.   HL6641

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have provided to religious minorities in areas of Syria (1) controlled by the Free Syrian Army, and (2) under Kurdish control.   HL6642

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish energy and climate policy price impact tables for the years 2015 and 2016, which were last released in the Annual Energy Statement 2014, covering various types of consumer, and in the low, central and high fossil fuel price scenarios.   HL6643

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the original version of the Frontier Economics paper Whole Power System Impacts.   HL6644

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to address rising electricity prices, in the light of data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change showing that prices in the rest of the EU15 countries are not rising.   HL6645

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct National Grid to review the system security rules specifying wind turbine Fault Ride Through, in the light of the final report by the Australian Energy Market Operator on the September 2016 blackout in South Australia.   HL6646

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether increases in the global mean sea level are inconsistent with reasonably expected natural variability; and whether there is any evidence for such inconsistency that is not based on computer simulations of the climate.   HL6647

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate, in pounds sterling, of the difference between (1) the amount spent by each NATO member state which has failed to spend two per cent of GDP on defence, and (2) the amount which would be spent if that target had been reached, for the last year for which GDP figures are available for each member state.   HL6648

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to give financial or other support to Imagination Technologies Group plc in order to protect jobs, following the announcement by Apple Inc that it intends to stop using Imagination’s technology; if so, what form that support will take; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that announcement on the UK’s digital technology sector.   HL6649

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation (1) prohibiting companies withdrawing moneys from their pension funds for any reason, or (2) requiring them to keep their funds topped up to the level recommended by actuaries.   HL6650

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the withdrawal of the passport of Sufiyan Mustapha Hamza, whether they will withdraw passports from all other British jihadis currently in Iraq and Syria and fighting with ISIL or other terrorist forces.   HL6651

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted any cost-benefit analysis of the counter-terrorism security measures put in place over the last 20 years; and if so, what are the results of that analysis, who carried it out, and whether they will make it publicly available.   HL6652

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

14 March (28 March)

HL6066 Lord Goodlad [DfID]

20 March (3 April)

HL6162 Baroness Afshar [FCO]

HL6170 Lord Luce [FCO]

HL6179 Lord Teverson [DEEU]

HL6180 Lord Teverson [DEEU]

HL6181 Lord Teverson [DEEU]

HL6191 Lord Triesman [CO]

HL6193 Lord Triesman [FCO]

21 March (4 April)

HL6238 Lord Monks [DEEU]

HL6240 Lord Monks [DEEU]

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

[CO] 1

[DEEU] 5

[DfID] 1

[FCO] 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) (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

25 April

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

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

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments and Reasons

   

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

Government

5 April

Bus Services [HL]

Government

26 April

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

26 April

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

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft 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

24 April

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

 

24 April

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

 

24 April

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017

 

24 April

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

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

 

24 April

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

 

24 April

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

26 April

   

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.

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

Monday 24 April

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 25 April

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 26 April

   

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

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 Tuesday 4 April 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Select Committee Reports

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

Report including correspondence on: 
Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 
The provision of relevant guidance alongside regulations.

and information on five instruments. (31st Report, HL Paper 154)

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

Report on the following bill: 
Pension Schemes Bill [HL]. (26th Report, HL Paper 155)

Public Business

3 Television broadcasts: audibility A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

4 Healthcare: spending A question was asked by Lord Clark of Windermere and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

5 Hospitals: patient transport A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

6 Royal Marines A question was asked by Baroness Jolly and answered by Earl Howe.

7 National Citizen Service Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to.

8 Children and Social Work Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered. Commons amendments 1 to 12 and 13 to 33 were agreed to.

9 Technical and Further Education Bill The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

10 Higher Education and Research Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach signified the Queen’s consent. The bill was read a third time. Amendments 2 to 9 and 11 were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

11 Brexit: European Union derived rights Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Brexit: Joint Committee Baroness Smith of Basildon moved 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. The motion was agreed to.

13 Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 116–EN)

The House adjourned at 8.47pm until Wednesday 5 April at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Correction

Item 2 of the Minutes of Proceedings of 3 April should not have included the ending of Baroness Emerton’s leave of absence.

Paper 

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

Command Paper

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

Communities and Local Government-Government response to the Communities and Local Government Committee’s report into Housing associations and the Right to Buy.    (9416)

 

Prepared 4th April 2017