House of Lords Business

Thursday 6 April 2017 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

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Missing Persons Guardianship Bill [HL] Baroness Hamwee to move that the bill be withdrawn.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

Future Business 

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.

†Wednesday 3 May at 3.00pm

†*Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the impact of late payment of debts on small firms, what action they are taking to address this issue and to ensure that government departments and other public authorities pay for goods and services on time.

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to give final planning permission for the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

†*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are carrying out any research into children at risk who have been taken out of school for home education.

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

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 The Licensing Act 2003: post-legislative scrutiny (HL Paper 146). 4 April 2017

Lord Lang of Monkton to move that this House takes note of the Reports from the Constitution Committee Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom (11th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 146) and The Union and devolution (10th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 149). 27 March 2015 and 25 May 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.
Chairman, Local Government Association
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Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire

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 5 April and due for answer by 21 April.

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total expenditure on social security in 2016–17; and what were the ten largest heads of expenditure.   HL6653

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey following reports that it has been blocking partner programmes with countries which are not members of NATO.   HL6654

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what anti-submarine capability they will deploy when the P-8A maritime patrol aircraft are brought into service.   HL6655

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken against attempts to undermine by disinformation the effectiveness of the British troops deployed to the Baltic States as part of the NATO alliance Enhanced Forward Presence initiative.   HL6656

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used to select the 14 new garden villages which will receive government support, from the 51 expressions of interest received; and on what criteria the Fairoaks garden village was rejected.   HL6657

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in reaching their decision on support for garden villages, what assessment they made of (1) the Planning Practice Guidance which states that local authorities should have regard to airfield connectivity, and (2) the Aviation Policy Framework. 
   HL6658

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made of developments at Longcross, Woodham New Town and Deepcut in reaching their decision on the 14 new garden villages.   HL6659

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what weight they will give to the advice on the contribution of aviation to economic growth contained in the National Planning Policy Framework, the Planning Practice Guidance, the Aviation Policy Framework, and the General Aviation Strategy, when advising on the Surrey Heath garden village.   HL6660

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government which charities were awarded funding from the Tampon Tax Fund; how much was allocated to each charity; and what were the criteria used to determine those awards.   HL6661

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they collect regarding salaries and fees paid by government departments and agencies to professional engineers and scientists; and what assessment they have made of the comparison between these salaries and fees and those paid by government departments and agencies to financial and legal professionals.   HL6662

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the difference in salaries and fees between different professions on the number of professional engineering and science students choosing to work for government departments and agencies; and whether they intend to revise their policy in the light of that impact.   HL6663

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Hungary to protect the legitimacy, autonomy and academic freedom of the Central European University.   HL6664

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the figures from the Registry Trust published in December 2016 showing a 21 per cent fall in England and Wales county court judgments against businesses in 2016 compared to 2015, what assessment they have made regarding the reasons for this fall.   HL6665

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the details of each court fee charged to businesses for money claims in each year since 2013.   HL6666

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of court fee increases for money claims brought by small and medium-sized businesses since 2015. 
   HL6667

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 4 April (HL6217 and HL6218), whether the female candidate who was not approved for appointment by the Secretary of State failed to meet the skills and experience set out in the advertised job descriptions.   HL6668

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that there are no legislative barriers to the integration of health and social care services and budgets.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Non-executive Director, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
 HL6669

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Goldie on 21 March (HL Deb, cols 248–252) concerning their commitment to fully involving Gibraltar to ensure that its priorities are properly taken into account as the UK prepares to leave the EU, whether they intend to make a similar commitment to the Northern Ireland Executive.   HL6670

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Goldie on 21 March (HL Deb, cols 248–252) concerning their commitment to fully involving Gibraltar to ensure that its priorities are properly taken into account as the UK prepares to leave the EU, what plans they have to inform Parliament of the impact on Northern Ireland of any assurances given to the people of Gibraltar before and during negotiations with the EU.   HL6671

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the similarities in land border issues to be taken into consideration in relation to (1) Spain and Gibraltar, and (2) Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, in the forthcoming negotiations with the EU.   HL6672

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the governing of Northern Ireland in the event of failure to reach an agreement in the present inter-party talks conducted by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.   HL6673

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidelines are in place for the Security Services relating to the monitoring of personal phone calls by Members of Parliament and members of the House of Lords; and how frequently such guidelines are reviewed, and by whom.   HL6674

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the numerical strength of the Border Force in Northern Ireland; what plans they have for recruitment; and how frequently that numerical strength is reviewed, and by whom.   HL6675

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints about UAVs have been recorded by (1) the police, and (2) the aviation authorities, in each of the last three years. 
   HL6676

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish proposals to regulate and control the use of UAVs, following the recent consultation by the Department for Transport.   HL6677

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of technical solutions to the enforcement around sensitive locations and sensitive events of no-fly zones relating to UAVs.   HL6678

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps, in collaboration with UK allies, to use the latest technologies to provide early warnings to communities in Syria of chemical attacks; and whether those early warnings systems could be used by allied forces for aerial release of equipment such as medicines and face masks where appropriate.   HL6679

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many grants of discretionary leave to remain were made in 2016 in respect of asylum seekers whose claims had been refused; and how the reasons for those grants were classified.   HL6680

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of refused asylum seekers currently in the UK who have no immediate prospect of leaving.   HL6681

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical assistance is provided by the Home Office to refused asylum seekers who are co-operating with re-documentation procedures, to obtain new travel documents.   HL6682

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what children’s best interest evaluation has been made of their policy to refuse children entitled to asylum in the UK the family reunion rights granted to adults since the removal of the UK’s immigration reservation to the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2008.   HL6683

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the fall in the number of people who have been resettled to the UK under the Mandate resettlement scheme, from 90 in 2009 to eight in 2016.   HL6684

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on (1) the establishment of the EU Defence Union, (2) the development of European multilateral defence procurement, and (3) the establishment of the EU military planning and conduct capability.   HL6685

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the development of the EU Gendarmerie Force.   HL6686

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the purpose of the European Network of Defence-related Regions; and what part the UK plays in it.   HL6687

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits the UK derives from membership of the European Defence and Security College.   HL6688

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote the benefits of school and nursery milk as part of their childhood obesity strategy.   HL6689

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for acts of terrorism in Northern Ireland were made (1) in each of the five years prior to the making of the Good Friday Agreement on 10 April 1998, and (2) in each year from the making of that Agreement until the devolution of policing and criminal justice on 12 April 2010.   HL6690

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons convicted of acts of Northern Ireland-related terrorism have been granted early release from prison since 10 April 1998.   HL6691

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many letters of comfort were issued to on-the-runs (1) in the five years before 10 April 1998, and (2) between that date and 12 April 2010.   HL6692

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan for passenger rights to compensation for delay, cancellation, denied boarding and involuntary downgrading on air flights, as laid out in EU Regulation 261/2004, to be transposed in their entirety into UK law upon withdrawal from the EU. 
   HL6693

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the interests of economy, what recent consideration they have given to amalgamating police services in England and Wales.   HL6694

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether smartphone mapping apps are contributing to the rise of levels of pollution and traffic in residential areas; and if so, what action they plan to take.   HL6695

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the RRS James Cook has been operating in the coastal waters of the Western Sahara; what was the nature of its research; and what instruments it deployed.   HL6696

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Saharawi authorities have made enquiries about the activities of the RRS James Cook in their territorial waters; if so when they will receive replies; and whether scientific data obtained by the vessel will be shared with the Saharawi authorities, pursuant to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.   HL6697

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by Arts Council England, The arts and culture sector and exit from the European Union, what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on music.   HL6698

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

14 March (28 March)

HL6066 Lord Goodlad [DfID]

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

[DfID] 1

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

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

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

 

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

Government

 

Digital Economy (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments and Reasons

   

Bus Services [HL]

Government

26 April

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

26 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

 

Pension Schemes [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

 

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.

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

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

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 Wednesday 5 April 2017 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Select Committee Report

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

Report on the following bill: 
Children and Social Work Bill [HL]: Government Response. (27th Report, HL Paper 156)

Public Business

2 NHS and adult social care A question was asked by Lord Patel and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

3 Local authorities: relationship support services A question was asked by Baroness Tyler of Enfield and answered by Lord Henley.

4 Technical education A question was asked by Baroness Eaton, on behalf of Lord Farmer, and answered by Lord Nash.

5 HS2 and CH2M A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

6 Syria: chemical weapons A private notice question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

7 Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill The Commons reason was considered.

Motion A Lords amendment 3 was not insisted on and amendment 3B in lieu was agreed to (see division 1).

8 Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to.

9 Digital Economy Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach signified the Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s consents. The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 to 17 were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

10 Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved to resolve 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to (see division 2).

The House adjourned at 7.12pm until Thursday 6 April at 11.00am.

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 Paper

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

Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. (28 March)   (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2017, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (516)

Divisions on 5 April 2017 

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Warner moved, as an amendment to Motion A, at end to insert "and do propose the following amendment in lieu:

Insert the new clause Duty to take account of the life sciences sector and access to new medicines and treatments."

The House divided:

Contents 245

Not-contents 208

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Birt, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Brookman, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cork and Orrery, E.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Featherstone, B.

Fellowes, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Goudie, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greengross, B.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kestenbaum, L.

Kidron, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Laming, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mair, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Meacher, B.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morrow, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Rebuck, B.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St Albans, Bp.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L. [Teller]

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Waverley, V.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carey of Clifton, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colgrain, L.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Cox, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Freeman, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanham, B.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhope of Harrogate, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lupton, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patten, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Robathan, L.

Rogan, L.

Saatchi, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and
Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

Division No. 2

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved to resolve 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. The House divided:

Contents 174

Not-contents 163

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Andrews, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bew, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Birt, L.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chakrabarti, B.

Chandos, V.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L. [Teller]

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

McNally, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Neuberger, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Loan, B.

Paddick, L.

Parminter, B.

Pendry, L.

Peterborough, Bp.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Primarolo, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Rosser, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thornhill, B.

Thornton, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trevethin and Oaksey, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Winston, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Bertin, B.

Blencathra, L.

Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Callanan, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colgrain, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E. [Teller]

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Fall, B.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Corriegarth, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Deddington, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jones of Birmingham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Loomba, L.

Lupton, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McInnes of Kilwinning, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mobarik, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patten, L.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Price, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Robathan, L.

Rogan, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Spicer, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Sugg, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tebbit, L.

Trenchard, V.

True, L.

Vere of Norbiton, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 5th April 2017