House of Lords Business

Thursday 5 March 2015 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the education of girls and young women and gender equality in developing nations.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to foster greater public understanding about the prevention of sexual violence against girls and women in the light of the publication of the What is Consent toolkit by the Crown Prosecution Service.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage women to participate in sports on a professional basis.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the intention of the Lake District National Park Authority to sell areas of land in the Lake District.

Baroness Jolly to move that this House takes note of women’s economic empowerment and the progress in achieving it that has been made in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use, and to encourage the development of, technologies to reduce the number of collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current proposals for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. (1 hour)

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage women to participate in the sport of rowing at every level of ability. (1 hour)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect on the youth unemployed of a potential increase in the employment levels of older people. (1 hour)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the continuing challenge of HIV and AIDS. (1 hour)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role that women’s refuge centres play in protecting victims of domestic and mental abuse. (1 hour)

Future Business 

Monday 9 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the roll-out of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme by all police forces in March 2014, whether a review has been held of how the scheme has been implemented by police forces in England and Wales; and if so, what are the results.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve screenings at healthcare settings, including HIV clinics, to screen for gender-based violence and to provide the necessary support for affected women.

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Nations Women analysis of the progress made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the situation in Ukraine with regard to its implications for United Kingdom defence policy.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 February

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 February

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 February

Baroness Verma intends to move the following six motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislative Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 26th Report from the Secondary Legislative Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 25 February

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

†Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 January be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

†Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Third Reading [Lord Purvis of Tweed]

†Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Report (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 11th, 13th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health Service. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 10 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the public reaction to their Command Paper Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the Republic of Cyprus and other European Union member states about the proposal to establish a Russian military base on Cyprus.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are awaiting assessment for Personal Independence Payments.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 13 March.

Baroness Williams of Trafford intends to move the following six motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Special attention drawn to the instrument), considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

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

†Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015 Baroness Randerson to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 January be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

†Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015 Baroness Randerson to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK’s Influence on Persuasion and Power in the Modern World (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 150).

Lord Hardie to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 139).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Crime and Courts Act 2013 (National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Crime) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Restraint Orders (Legal Aid Exception and Relevant Legal Aid Payments) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (Special Trustees) Amendment Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Broadcasting Act 1996 (Renewal of Local Radio Multiplex Licences) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 11 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to uprating fully or partly the state pensions of British pensioners currently living overseas whose pensions are frozen.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to carry out a full assessment of, and public consultation on, the environmental, landscape and community impacts of any schemes that take place for exploratory fracking before granting any consent for commercial shale gas extraction.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received in the past year from organisations dealing with the welfare of immigrants expressing concerns about the current immigration regulations.

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

†Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

†Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

†Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Bill Third Reading [Baroness Berridge]

†Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill Third Reading [Lord Best] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

It is expected that the Report stage of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will conclude.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government, on completion of the European Union balance of competences review, how they will use the information gleaned. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Approved Regulator) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Revenue Information) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble] 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 12 March at 11.00am

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the planning laws regarding the excavation of basements in residential properties; and, if so, what those plans are.

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the recent changes in the procedures to access tribunal hearings, and whether these changes have been beneficial to employees.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the introduction of a statutory register of lobbyists.

†Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill Committee [Baroness Eaton] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Control of Horses Bill Committee [Baroness Mallalieu] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill Third Reading [Lord Faulks]

†House of Commons Commission Bill Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to implement the report on the Money Advice Service undertaken by Christine Farnish. (1½ hours)

Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help young care leavers not able to "stay put" in foster care to make a successful transition to independence. (1½ hours)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the 70th anniversary commemorations of the bombing of Dresden. (1½ hours)

†Friday 13 March at 10.00am

†Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill Committee [Lord Cormack] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill Committee [Lord Ribeiro]

†Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Finlay of Llandaff]

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

†Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Report [Baroness Deech]

Monday 16 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether income tax revenue received from top rate taxpayers has increased or decreased since the rate was cut from 50 per cent to 45 per cent; and by how much.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on innovation by National Health Service clinicians.

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the impact of international migration on the population of the United Kingdom, taking into account the children of immigrants already in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the public are not allowed to appeal against a decision to remove certain drugs from the Cancer Drugs Fund list of approved drugs.

Tuesday 17 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent reported difficulties of wheelchair users in obtaining taxis at the same price as others, what plans they have to bring into force sections 165 and 167 of the Equality Act 2010.

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term funding is in place for the College of Social Work.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the Forestry Commission’s stake in Forest Holidays and to ensure that in the event of a sale by the majority shareholder they would not lose all management control of any future development.

Wednesday 18 March at 3.00pm

*The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in response to the recommendations of the recently published Theos report Speaking Up.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the overall travel costs of ministerial visits within the United Kingdom during the first three months of 2015.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the importance of the visitor economy to the United Kingdom.

Thursday 19 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make PSHE a statutory part of the school curriculum.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to maximise the number of people on the electoral register before the deadline of 20 April by which people must register to vote in the General Election on 7 May.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the strategy of the United States-led coalition for clearing the Daesh out of the territories which they currently occupy in Syria and Iraq.

Monday 23 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about lifting the blockade of Gaza.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to review the exclusion of life peers from voting at General Elections.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the main aims of the Turkish Presidency of the G20 in 2015.

*Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the BBC about increasing its Russian language programming and distribution, including via the internet.

Tuesday 24 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 13 February (HL 4675), what plans they have to reduce the deficit and to make the public more aware of the effect on living standards of the United Kingdom’s debt servicing costs, which are currently £766 per annum per person or £1,841 per household.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with those involved in the planning of the proposed new concert hall for London.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for detecting and shadowing non-NATO naval units which may enter the United Kingdom’s territorial waters without prior authority.

Wednesday 25 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on devolution of services and powers in England; and what work has been done to provide a basis for a future government to advance that agenda.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the current security situation in Europe, they will bring forward the commencement date for the next defence review.

*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to monitor the impact of new laws against the purposes of their enactment and also the extent, consistency and cost of their implementation.

Thursday 26 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have given to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s request for an updated reply by 1 February to its concerns about the development of the South Bank and that development’s impact on the Palace of Westminster as part of the Westminster World Heritage Site.

*Baroness Henig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the introduction of a system of regulation for private investigators as announced by the Home Secretary on 31 July 2013.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the impact on community safety of the reduction in police numbers, including the reduction in traffic police.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005 (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 143). 11 March 2014

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on International Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students (4th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 162). 11 April 2014

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The impact of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office on the United Kingdom (4th Report, HL Paper 53). 3 November 2014

Lord Tugendhat to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU and Russia: before and beyond the crisis in Ukraine (6th Report, HL Paper 115). 20 February 2015

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the City of Birmingham (Scheme of Elections) Order 2015 is unnecessary and is a distraction from the urgent priority for Councillors to focus on improving the quality of service delivery to the people of Birmingham. (SI 2015/43)

Lord Strasburger to move that this House takes note of the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. (SI 2015/121) 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reforms to Disabled Students’ Allowance, what are the duties of higher education institutions towards disabled students. (13 October)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the social and economic value of sports volunteering in the United Kingdom. (4 November)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Is General Practice in Crisis? by the Nuffield Trust. (6 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for a concerted European approach to the issues arising from the refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. (17 November)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recovery effort in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. (17 November)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the benefits to the United Kingdom of ratification of Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights. (21 November)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative following the Global Summit in June 2014. (24 November)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political stability of the borders of Europe and Russia. (26 November)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for labour market policy of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics’ report Wellbeing in four policy areas. (27 November)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations following its consideration of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report identifying crimes against humanity in North Korea; and whether they intend to ask the United Nations Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. (27 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Winterbourne View - Time for Change. (1 December)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continuing sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in the countryside. (4 December)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of digital inclusion and open government in engaging young people and under-represented groups in the democratic process. (5 December)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Supreme Court’s March 2014 judgment on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has had on healthcare. (8 December)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic priorities for international development after April 2015. (11 December)

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that laws protecting shop-workers from violence, including those selling alcohol, are fully enforced. (16 December)

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve diagnosis and support for people with autism spectrum disorders. (6 January)

Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of oil palm plantations on world-wide climate and on the existence of indigenous animal species. (7 January)

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to protect interpreters and translators working in conflict zones around the world. (7 January)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to improve relations with Iran. (12 January)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to acknowledge and show appreciation of the Gurkha battalions on the 200th anniversary of their service to the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (14 January)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve cultural, business and diplomatic relations with Taiwan. (16 January)

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the spinal cord injury service. (22 January)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have drawn from the conduct of the Chilcot Inquiry to inform the conduct of future inquiries. (22 January)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve links between companies and their individual shareholders in the light of the increasing use of nominee names. (22 January)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to alter the timetable for the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women. (23 January)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that elderly people, particularly those in residential care, are able to vote in the forthcoming general election. (23 January)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact shared spaces have on blind and vision impaired people and whether guidance for local authorities is clear enough. (2 February: amended on 4 February)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the December 2014 report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS, Access Denied, into access to medicines in the developing world. (9 February)

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have learnt from the European Union Balance of Competences exercise; and what action they intend to take as a result. (11 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 4 March and due for answer by 18 March.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to revise social care charging guidance for War Disablement Pensioners, in the light of a proportion of military compensation being regarded as income in local authority income assessments.   HL5428

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in relation to the treatment of injured veterans’ compensation payments within the social care system, their charging guidance differs depending on whether the injury was sustained before or after 6 April 2005.   HL5429

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in October 2012, they decided fully to exempt Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Guaranteed Income Payments from local authority means tests for social care, but did not do the same for War Disablement Pensions.   HL5430

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Armed Forces Covenant principle of no disadvantage due to service, whether they plan to exempt War Disablement Pensions from local authority income assessments for social care, as is already the case for civilian personal injury compensation.   HL5431

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what negotiating position they are adopting at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs on imminent proposals to restrict the supply and use of ketamine.   HL5432

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of restrictions on the supply and use of ketamine on people living in the most rural areas of developing countries with no alternative anaesthetic for surgical procedures.   HL5433

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the British Medical Association, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists about the potential impact on the world’s rural poor of restrictions on the availability of ketamine.   HL5434

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to devolve responsibility for the Wales and Borders rail franchise to the Welsh Government; and how the interests of stakeholders and customers in England would be protected under such a change.   HL5435

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 2 March (HL Deb, col 6), what is their assessment of the number of (1) veterans casually sleeping rough, and (2) homeless veterans, in (a) London, and (b) elsewhere in the United Kingdom.   HL5436

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 2 March (HL Deb, col 6), what programmes they have to help veterans sleeping rough in (1) London, and (2) the rest of the United Kingdom; what programmes are in place to move homeless veterans to permanent housing; and what programmes are in place to prevent veterans from becoming homeless.
   HL5437

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 2 March (HL Deb, col 6), when the programme of preparing servicemen and servicewomen to leave the services and return to civilian life was last reviewed and revised.   HL5438

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government which university technical colleges were operating in the 2014–15 academic year; and how many year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils were (1) enrolled in each of them at the date of the October 2014 school census, and (2) included in the budget forecast return submitted by each college to the Education Funding Agency in June 2014.   HL5439

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many university technical colleges have closed since such colleges were established in 2010 or are expected to close or merge with other institutions.   HL5440

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government which studio schools were operating in the 2014–15 academic year; and how many year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils were (1) enrolled in each of them at the date of the October 2014 school census, and (2) included in the budget forecast return submitted by each school to the Education Funding Agency in June 2014.   HL5441

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many studio schools have closed since such schools were established in 2010 or are expected to close or merge with other institutions. 
   HL5442

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in implementing a patient experience survey for patients with diabetes.   HL5443

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of public sensitivity caused by Marks and Spencer’s refusal to acknowledge and use the words "Jesus Christ" in a greeting attached to a gift purchased within its premises, they have issued guidance on the application of equality legislation to policies to be adopted by companies in respect of words and phrases they are prepared to reproduce when offering such a service; and if so, in what terms.
   HL5444

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken, including provision of any financial support, to help with the humanitarian problems caused by recent floods in Malawi.   HL5445

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what organisation or body they have established to assist with the rebuilding of homes, infrastructure and agricultural development following the recent floods in Malawi.   HL5446

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the government of Malawi and international institutions with regard to the recent floods in Malawi.   HL5447

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendations of the Non-Metropolitan Commission’s recent report, "Devolution to Non-Metropolitan England"; and what is their assessment of the possible gains for counties from devolution compared to those for city regions.   HL5448

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any indication that the Palestinian Authority will respond to the framework document drafted by the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry; and if so, when and in what terms they expect it to do so.
   HL5449

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the consent of the European Union is required before the sale of the government holding in Eurostar can proceed; and if so, why.
   HL5450

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given towards a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.   HL5451

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest developments in respect of the United Kingdom trading with Israeli settlements.   HL5452

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role played by Hamas; and what working relations they have with its government in Gaza.   HL5453

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the respect accorded to human rights by parties in the Israel-Palestine conflict.   HL5454

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was discussed in the most recent talks in Brussels on further measures the European Union could take to discourage further Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and Occupied Territories.   HL5455

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any internationally-owned companies operating in the United Kingdom which are paying less tax as compared to British companies.   HL5456

Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage adoption of the Code of Practice for Reptiles developed by the British Veterinary Zoological Society.   HL5457

Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions were made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in the last year for which complete records are available; and who instigated those prosecutions.   HL5458

The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure unhindered humanitarian access to assist civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, in the light of the recent destruction of crops and the disruption of agricultural activity.   HL5459

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work with organisations such as Bite the Ballot to increase voter registration ahead of the deadline on 20 April.
   HL5460

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to fund voter registration drives until the deadline for registration on 20 April.   HL5461

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for storing or transforming the United Kingdom’s stockpile of highly reactive nuclear waste, including plutonium; what is the timetable for those plans; and whether those plans involve collaboration with European countries and agencies.   HL5462

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the "Leaked Memo, Ethiopia’s Destabilizing Policy Against Eritrea" issued by the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations on 2 July 2014.   HL5463

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in fitting the co-operative engagement capability to Type 45 destroyers.   HL5464

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Defence is considering fitting land attack cruise missiles to Type 45 destroyers.   HL5465

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of each Sea Lightning will be built in the United Kingdom by BAE Systems and other British contractors.   HL5466

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth has had to have an extra steel covering because Sea Lightning jet efflux has proven more powerful than predicted.   HL5467

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the detection rate of criminal and illicit funds reaching the United Kingdom.   HL5468

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the resources available to the Proceeds of Corruption Unit.   HL5469

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to verify the bona fides and relevant beneficial interests of companies registered in the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas territories.   HL5470

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make it compulsory in future to register the beneficial ownership of all properties purchased in the United Kingdom valued at more than £2 million, including those purchased by companies.   HL5471

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 3 March (HL5244), what steps they plan to take to ensure that information about people claiming asylum on grounds of their sexuality is recorded on a central database.   HL5472

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that other local areas can receive the same control over their health budgets as the Greater Manchester area.   HL5473

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

20 January (3 February)

HL4291 Lord Beecham [BIS]

21 January (4 February)

HL4341 Lord Hunt of Chesterton [DCLG]

27 January (10 February)

HL4462 Baroness King of Bow [HMT]

10 February (24 February)

HL4893 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4894 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4895 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4896 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4897 Lord Myners [HMT]

12 February (26 February)

HL5016 Lord Allen of Kensington [BIS]

HL5039 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5040 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5041 Lord Myners [HMT]

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

[BIS] 2

[DCLG] 1

[HMT] 9

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments)(Money Bill-4 March)

Government

 

High-cost Credit Agreements (Advertising Restrictions) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Prime Minister (Limitation of Period of Office) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Commons Commission

Government

12 March

Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling)

Private Member’s

13 March

Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) (Money Bill-4 March)

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Private Member’s

13 March

Control of Horses

Private Member’s

12 March

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances)

Private Member’s

13 March

Local Government (Review of Decisions)

Private Member’s

12 March

Waiting for Report

   

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

13 March

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consent to be signified)

Government

9 March

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

11 March

Lords Spiritual (Women) (Consent signified)

Government

12 March

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

9 March

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

Private Member’s

11 March

Sent to the Commons

   

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) [HL]

Government

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL] (Consent signified)

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion not passed)

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Recall of MPs

Government

 

Modern Slavery (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Deregulation (Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consents signified)

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 Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

27th Report

 

Draft Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Proxy Purchasing of Tobacco, Nicotine Products etc. (Fixed Penalty Amount) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Local Authorities (Prohibition of Charging Residents to Deposit Household Waste) Order 2015

   

Draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2015

   

Draft Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Powers of Entry: Safeguards) (England) Order 2015

   

Draft Authority to Carry Scheme (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Selective Licensing of Houses (Additional Conditions) (England) Order 2015

   

Draft Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data: Code of Practice) Order 2015

   

Draft Retention of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2015

 

11 March

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Approved Regulator) Regulations 2015

 

11 March

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015

 

11 March

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2015

 

11 March

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Crime) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Restraint Orders (Legal Aid Exception and Relevant Legal Aid Payments) Regulations 2015

 

10 March

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015

27th Report

10 March

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (Special Trustees) Amendment Regulations 2015

 

10 March

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

10 March

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Revenue Information) Regulations 2015

 

11 March

Draft Broadcasting Act 1996 (Renewal of Local Radio Multiplex Licences) Regulations 2015

 

10 March

Draft Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

11 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015

24th Report

9 March

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015

 

9 March

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015

 

9 March

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015

 

9 March

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015

 

9 March

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

9 March

Draft Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

9 March

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015

25th Report

9 March

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015

26th Report

9 March

Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

 

9 March

Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015

25th Report

10 March

Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

23rd Report

11 March

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015

 

10 March

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015

 

9 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Emissions Performance Standard Regulations 2015

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) Order 2015

27th Report

 

Draft Insolvency (Protection of Essential Supplies) Order 2015

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2015

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft False or Misleading Information (Specified Care Providers and Specified Information) Regulations 2015

   

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015

   

Draft General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015

26th Report

 

Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Knowledge of English) Order 2015

   

Draft Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers and Review Officers) Order 2015

   

Draft Aviation Security Act 1982 (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Passenger, Crew and Service Information (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Authority to Carry Scheme) Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

26th Report

   

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

18 March

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (Detained Persons) Regulations 2015

18 March

 

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

19 March

 
 

27th Report

   

Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

25 March

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

City of Birmingham (Scheme of Elections) Order 2015

12 March

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Super
Affirmative

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed), considered in Grand Committee on 4 March

11 February

11 March

Forthcoming Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

Lord Shaw of Northstead

31 March

 

Lord Tombs

31 March

 

Baroness Warnock

1 June

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor. 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.

Monday 9 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 10 March

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

12 noon

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.15pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

5.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 11 March

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 12 March

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Wednesday 18 March

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 23 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 24 March

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 4 March 2015 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1 Baroness Warnock The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Baroness Warnock under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 1 June 2015.

Select Committee Reports

2 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

24th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Aviation Security Act 1982 (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

Draft Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2015

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015

Draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Authority to Carry Scheme) Regulations 2015

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1) Regulations 2015

Draft False or Misleading Information (Specified Care Providers and Specified Information) Regulations 2015

Draft General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015

Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Knowledge of English) Order 2015

Draft Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

Draft Passenger, Crew and Service Information (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

Draft Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers and Review Officers) Order 2015. (HL Paper 129)

3 Human Rights 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Human Rights Judgments. (7th Report, HL Paper 130)

4 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

19th Report on the following Legislative Reform Order:

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014: Government Response

and on the following bills:

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Government Response and Amendments  
House of Commons Commission Bill  
Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill 
Control of Horses Bill  
Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill 
Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Bill: Government Response. (HL Paper 131)

20th Report, on Post-legislative Assessment of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006. (HL Paper 132)

Public Business

5 Legislative scrutiny: digitalisation A question was asked by Baroness Deech and answered by the Leader of the House (Baroness Stowell of Beeston).

6 Sudan A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Baroness Northover.

7 Regulatory agencies: monitoring A question was asked by Lord Smith of Clifton and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

8 Defence budget A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

9 National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 Lord Popat moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Groceries Code Adjudicator (Permitted Maximum Financial Penalty) Order 2015 Lord Popat moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Banking Reform) (Pensions) Regulations 2015 Lord Newby moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill The order of commitment was discharged.

16 Modern Slavery Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 3 was disagreed to (see division 1). Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

17 Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire signified the Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ Consents. The bill was read a third time. Amendments were agreed to. Amendments 5, as an amendment to amendment 4, and 20 were disagreed to (see divisions 2 and 3). Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

18 Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 
Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 
Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015 
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015 
Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015 
Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

19 Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2014, 31 March 2015 and 31 March 2016; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending with 31 March 2015 and 31 March 2016; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2014 and 31 March 2015, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons and read a first time.

20 Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill A bill to make provision for and in connection with the creation of a Northern Ireland rate of corporation tax, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 100)

21 Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 100–EN)

22 Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 February be approved. Then Lord Pannick moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Order unfairly and inappropriately increases fees for civil proceedings above costs and so damages access to justice". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.09pm until Thursday 5 March at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 Lord De Mauley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 Lord De Mauley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015 Baroness Randerson moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015 Baroness Randerson moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Independent schools: variety and diversity A question was asked by Lord Lexden and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

The Committee adjourned at 7.29pm.

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 23 February, was withdrawn:

Draft Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015.

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Draft Selective Licensing of Houses (Additional Conditions) (England) Order 2015, laid under the Housing Act 2004.

2 Draft Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015, laid under the Health Act 1999.

3 (1) Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data: Code of Practice) Order 2015

(2) Draft Retention of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2015

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Occupational Pension Schemes (Power to Amend Schemes to Reflect Abolition of Contracting-out) Regulations 2015, laid under the Pensions Act 2014.   (118)

2 Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.   (392)

3 Merchant Shipping (Boatmasters’ Qualifications, Crew and Hours of Work) Regulations 2015, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.   (410)

4 (1) Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015   (412)

(2) Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (446)

(3) Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (469)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

5 Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority (Combination Scheme) Order 2015, laid under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.   (435)

6 Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (Planning Functions) Order 2015, laid under the Localism Act 2011.   (442)

7 Food (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2015, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.   (444)

8 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.   (447)

9 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015, laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (477)

10 Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2015, laid under the Social Security and Benefits Act 1992.   (478)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Office for National Statistics on the 2011 Census for England and Wales, laid under the Census Act 1920.

2 (1) Draft Code of Practice on Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data

(2) Draft Code of Practice on Retention of Communications Data

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Divisions on 4 March 2015 

Modern Slavery Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Alton of Liverpool moved amendment 3, in clause 54, page 42, line 44, at end to insert:

"(11A) The Secretary of State may by regulations appoint an organisation or an individual to collate slavery and human trafficking statements, and to maintain a website on which to publish those statements in a form in which the published data is searchable by members of the public without charge."

The House divided:

Contents 205

Not-contents 232

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Canterbury, Abp.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Condon, L.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Crawley, B.

Cromwell, L.

Darzi of Denham, L.

Davies of Abersoch, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dear, L.

Deech, B.

Derby, Bp.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Giddens, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greenway, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hylton, L. [Teller]

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Birmingham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McCluskey, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Nye, B.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Quirk, L.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E. [Teller]

Sawyer, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Soley, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Tenby, V.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Warnock, B.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arran, E.

Ashcroft, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Bamford, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chidgey, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Fox, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glentoran, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Greengross, B.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hurd of Westwell, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janke, B.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kakkar, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Laming, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Liverpool, E.

Loomba, L.

Lothian, M.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Deregulation Bill

Division No. 2

Lord McKenzie of Luton moved amendment 5, as an amendment to amendment 4, in clause 43, line 7, to leave out "section 25A" and insert "sections 25A and 25B". The House divided:

Contents 145

Not-contents 182

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Bradley, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Gale, B.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McCluskey, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arran, E.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Doocey, B.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fox, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greenway, L.

Grender, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Inglewood, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jolly, B.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kramer, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Liverpool, E.

Loomba, L.

Lothian, M.

Ludford, B.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maddock, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Pannick, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stephen, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Warsi, B.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Deregulation Bill

Division No. 3

Baroness Hanham moved amendment 20, in clause 47, page 47, to leave out subsection (6). The House divided:

Contents 87

Not-contents 145

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Ahmed, L.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Blackstone, B.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Gale, B.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greaves, L.

Greenway, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B. [Teller]

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bow, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

McAvoy, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maxton, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Nye, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Soley, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Tope, L. [Teller]

True, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arran, E.

Ashcroft, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dobbs, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Fox, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Goschen, V.

Helic, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Inglewood, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kramer, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Liverpool, E.

Loomba, L.

Lothian, M.

Ludford, B.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Pannick, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sharples, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Warsi, B.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 5th March 2015