House of Lords Business

Tuesday 25 November 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of provision of refuges for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are currently taking to improve women’s safety on transport.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since March, when the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as "Clare’s Law", was implemented in all police forces in England and Wales.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of recent events in Hong Kong on the prospects for democracy in that region.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Liddle set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Kingsmill to 2 hours.

House Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Access and the use of facilities by retired members) (HL Paper 59) be agreed to.

Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Wheatcroft be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Noakes, resigned.

Insurance Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move, further to the resolution of the House of 19 November 2014 appointing a Special Public Bill Committee to consider the Bill, that the Committee have the power to appoint a specialist adviser.

Modern Slavery Bill Lord Bates to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Modern Slavery Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 14

Schedule 3

Schedule 1

Clauses 46 to 53

Clauses 15 to 37

Schedule 4

Schedule 2

Clauses 54 to 58.

Clauses 38 to 45

 

National Insurance Contributions Bill Second Reading [Lord Newby]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Newby to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Lord Liddle to move that this House takes note of the case for the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Baroness Kingsmill to move that this House takes note of working conditions in the care sector.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Popat] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Popat] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Wednesday 26 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the United Kingdom gender gap, in the light of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2014.

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people in local authority care, and for care leavers.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current levels of income and wealth inequality in the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the survey findings reported by Resolution on the adverse effects of divorce on children.

†Consumer Rights Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to preserve the Houses of Parliament as part of a World Heritage Site. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the contribution of Britain’s musicians, artists and poets to the First World War. (1 hour)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the electoral registration of British citizens living abroad. (1 hour)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the challenges facing the government of India on the issues of poverty and caste discrimination. (1 hour)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (1 hour)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the National Health Service innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement. (1 hour)

Thursday 27 November at 11.00am

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the teaching of classics in schools.

*Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to British lorry drivers at Calais to deter illegal immigrants from attempting to board their lorries.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the economy of Greater Manchester.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 25 November.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the role of religion and belief in British public life.

Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom on its 20th anniversary. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the case for arts education in schools.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination" with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (1 hour)

Monday 1 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a campaign to address HIV stigma along the lines of the "Time to Change" campaign on mental health stigma.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in 2015 to support a reduction in late HIV diagnoses in England.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress in developing a vaccine in order effectively to address global HIV/AIDS.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their response to their consultation on humanist marriage.

Tuesday 2 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Afghan interpreters have applied for relocation to the United Kingdom; and by when their applications will be decided and relocation completed.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Kuwait about granting citizenship to the stateless Bidoon who are resident in that country.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government concerning the control and management of fracking for gas in Wales.

Wednesday 3 December at 3.00pm

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to provide more allotments.

*Lord Imbert to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the success or failure of Police and Crime Commissioners, particularly in comparison to the cost, democratic accountability and competence of the Police Authorities they replaced.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent decision of the High Court in Fletcher and others v. Governor of HMP Whatton and the Secretary of State for Justice that the Secretary of State is in breach of his public law duty in relation to the continued detention of prisoners detained under imprisonment for public protection sentences.

Thursday 4 December at 11.00am

*Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Iran on behalf of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a joint British and Iranian citizen who was jailed for a year after attending an International Volleyball Federation World League match in Iran.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on the United Kingdom’s justice opt-outs under the Lisbon Treaty.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of criticism from the judiciary, they plan to reconsider their policies for legal aid.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the governance of sport, both nationally and internationally.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 24 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 25 November.

Monday 8 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of child poverty on children’s early years educational development.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to local authorities in respect of enforcing planning and other regulations relating to short-term holiday lets.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any recent assessment of the financial contribution of unpaid carers to the national economy.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has only been a one per cent increase in the number of prisoners in England and Wales at work since 2010.

Tuesday 9 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of new technology and the digital revolution on the United Kingdom labour market.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the Republic of Sudan.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision of the High Court that the consultation on mesothelioma legal fees was unlawful, and the lack of new funding for mesothelioma research, what is their policy with regard to combatting mesothelioma and supporting victims.

Wednesday 10 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for resisting further extensions of United Kingdom opt-ins to a European corpus juris.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for strengthening the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai for her contribution to girls’ education nationally and internationally.

Thursday 11 December at 11.00am

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether general practitioners working within the National Health Service are bound by the Hippocratic Oath, and if so, whether they will place a copy of the said Oath in the Library of the House.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the United Kingdom’s balance of trade will be in surplus.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons British parents living abroad must wait for a minimum of eight weeks after having applied for their newborn baby’s first passport before they receive it.

Lord Shipley to move that this House takes note of the case for enabling economic leadership for cities. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 1 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 2 December.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the case for establishing new global development goals in 2015. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Monday 15 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medical staff working in the National Health Service today, including doctors and nurses, were trained in Africa.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Higher Education Commission’s report Too Good to Fail: The Financial Sustainability of Higher Education in England.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of devolution on arts and culture within the United Kingdom.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the appointment of a chairman for the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Tuesday 16 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to improve early years education in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to re-introduce a dog licensing fee.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the first reading of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill in the House of Commons on 4 November.

Wednesday 17 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Shephard of Northwold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific estimates they have made of the impact of the Childcare Payments Bill on maternal employment rates and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve dermatology services in the National Health Service.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation there has been with health bodies on proposals to repeal restrictions on the sale of liqueur chocolates to children.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

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). 28 March 2014

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). 13 March 2014

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Waste or resource? Stimulating a bioeconomy (3rd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 141). 6 March 2014

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 Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Broadcast general election debates (2nd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 171). 13 May 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

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union (9th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 151). 24 March 2014

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 120). 4 February 2014

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote moving people with a learning disability out of institutions like Winterbourne View and back into the community. (4 June)

Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in prosecuting and convicting those responsible for female genital mutilation. (4 June)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to re-examine the procedures and practices governing the arrangement of business in the House of Lords. (4 June)

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring that women and children with mental health problems are identified and, where appropriate, diverted from the criminal justice system. (5 June)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to improve the health of lesbian, bisexual and trans women. (9 June)

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage prosecutions of offenders under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. (9 June)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that lessons have been learnt in the 19 years since the massacre at Srebrenica in relation to Bosnia Herzegovina and nationalism in that region. (10 June)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct, and its various recommendations. (11 June)

Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain and, where necessary, improve the level of medical competence and skill in the National Health Service. (11 June)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the rate of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom over the next 10 years. (12 June)

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to the United Nations Secretary-General’s statement of 26 June 2013 on drug policy urging Member States to "conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options". (18 June)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are required for the future conservation and upkeep of peat lands in the United Kingdom. (19 June)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work with global stakeholders to address investment in research and development in global health, and particularly to support the development of new tools and treatments for tuberculosis. (19 June)

Baroness Flather to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Sharia law in the United Kingdom, particularly on women. (19 June)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the voluntary sector in reducing emergency re-admissions to hospital. (25 June)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking a lead in the diplomatic and humanitarian response to the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. (26 June)

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the mandatory display on food premises of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme certificate. (30 June)

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of multi-agency initiatives in the field of health and social care which operate without a separate governance framework. (2 July)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the developing world; and what plans they have to build on this work post-2015. (2 July)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. (7 July)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurofibromatosis Type 1. (8 July)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote more cadet units in schools. (16 July)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statute law repeal work of the Law Commissions; and what consideration they have given to increasing the scale of that activity. (21 July)

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage elderly people to prepare living wills and powers of attorney in anticipation of serious illness or degenerative disease. (23 July)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of current levels of funding of the criminal bar. (23 July)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve maternity care and to ensure that staff are trained and developed to meet future needs. (24 July)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the funding of political parties in the United Kingdom. (28 July)

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to abolish the liability of private householders and others for chancel repairs. (28 July)

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the settlement of unclear or disputed property boundaries. (29 July)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to individual artists, including visual artists, writers and composers. (30 July)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for National Health Service treatment of patients with communication impairments. (30 July)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for building stability overseas. (26 September)

Lord Darzi of Denham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the recommendations of the London Health Commission with regard to combatting the impact of smoking on health. (26 September)

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)

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. (13 October)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local welfare assistance schemes provide effective support to people in crisis and will continue to be able to do so. (13 October)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the results of the review into the setting of Universal Credit conditionality when children are in distress. (13 October)

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the growth of small businesses in the United Kingdom. (15 October)

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to include all adolescent boys in the national screening programme for human papilloma virus. (15 October)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that more hotels in the United Kingdom have better facilities for disabled people. (16 October)

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. (22 October)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of mental health services for deaf people using British sign language. (29 October: amended on 10 November)

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people, for care leavers, and for adults with care experience. (29 October)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent events in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and of their impact on migration to Western Europe. (3 November)

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future position of museums in regional areas, in the light of the withdrawal of national funding from 2015–16 onwards. (3 November)

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 Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the continuing challenge of HIV and AIDS. (7 November)

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. (11 November)

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. (11 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)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 24 November and due for answer by 8 December.

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports the Chief Inspector of Prisons has received about deaths in custody in Bahrain in the course of his or his staff’s dealings with that country; and, in particular, whether he has received any reports about the death of Hassan Majeed al-Sheikh in Jaw prison on 6 November.   HL3073

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported deprivation of citizenship of former Bahraini nationals and of whether any of the persons concerned had access to the courts to challenge the decisions; and how many of those concerned are currently in the United Kingdom.   HL3074

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the arrest in November of women in Bahrain for establishing and organising a public referendum, inciting hatred against the regime and disrupting the elections there; and whether they consider that such charges are compatible with Articles 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.   HL3075

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the reported attack by Bahraini security forces on Youssif Baddah in the village of Sitra on 19 November.   HL3076

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when was the last time they met with Al-Wefaq, the opposition party in Bahrain; what is the rationale for their policy in respect of meeting that organisation; and what steps they have taken to evaluate that party’s boycott of the elections there on 22 November.   HL3077

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Bahrain about its postponement of the visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture.   HL3078

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of reports of suppression and harassment of journalists in Gaza and the West Bank.   HL3079

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority through the Consulate General in Jerusalem in respect of the number of honour killings in the Palestinian Territories.   HL3080

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent launch by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees of the campaign iBelong, which has the aim of ending statelessness within ten years, what representations they have made to Arab League countries concerning their policy of refusing citizenship to Palestinian refugees residing in those countries. 
   HL3081

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ensure that there is security, protection and support for women human rights defenders in Afghanistan.
   HL3082

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have developed a country specific plan designed to enhance the support and protection of human rights defenders in Afghanistan, as has been recommended in the European Union Guidelines.   HL3083

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Network Rail’s ability to deliver infrastructure projects.   HL3084

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation and stability in Ivory Coast since the end of the civil war there in 2011.   HL3085

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of current levels of religious tension in Nigeria.   HL3086

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in freeing the Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram; what information they have about their wellbeing and fate; and what has been done to seek the referral of Boko Haram to the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity.   HL3087

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 17 November (HL2642 and HL2643) and by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 21 November (HL2908), how it was possible to describe the annual incidence of linked infant deaths in answer to the previous question (HL2643) if such statistics were unavailable due to information on multiplicity not having been recorded at death registration; and what was the overall incidence of stillbirths for the past decade following foetal reduction in either the first trimester or early in the second trimester that affected (1) the remaining twin from the same twin pregnancy, (2) one of the remaining triplets from the same pregnancy, and (3) both of the remaining triplets from the same pregnancy.   HL3088

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Amnesty International’s report Prosecuting Beliefs: Indonesia’s blasphemy laws.   HL3089

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the Mitochondrial Donation consultation document, February 2014, include degenerative neurological conditions; whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has received any suggestions from either research licence holders or nominal licensees that stem cells derived by somatic cell nuclear transfer "are likely to carry very low levels of mtDNA mutation and are therefore likely to be suitable for therapeutic use" to "treat degenerative disease caused by mtDNA mutations" as described in Scientific Reports (DOI: 10.1038/srep03844); and what assessment they have made of the feasibility of treating neurological conditions associated with mitochondrial disease in this way in light of findings recently reported in the journal Cell Stem Cell (DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.11.003) and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Volume 111, no. 26, pages 9633–38).   HL3090

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number and cost, in both absolute terms and as a percentage of the total departmental workforce, of non-payroll staff in the Home Office for each of the last 18 months for which data are available.   HL3091

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much the provision for clinical negligence claims against the National Health Service has grown in the last year; why it has grown; and what strategy is in place for reducing that amount.   HL3092

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will postpone their plans to expand the immigration detention estate until they have received the findings of the Parliamentary inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom.   HL3093

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to increase the extent of community healthcare coverage to conditions, such as frontotemporal dementia, which to date they have considered highly socially complex, rather than medically complex, and not deemed a primary health care need.   HL3094

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nurses the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has employed in each of the last five years.   HL3095

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average waiting time in the accident and emergency department at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was in each of the last five years.   HL3096

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been prosecuted for attacks on staff at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years.   HL3097

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of NHS England’s Action for Diabetes on the commissioning decisions made by clinical commissioning groups.   HL3098

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish their National Action Plan on Hearing Loss before North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group makes its final decision on the provision of hearing aids for patients with mild to moderate adult-onset hearing loss.   HL3099

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they expect the publication of their National Action Plan on Hearing Loss to have on the commissioning decisions made by clinical commissioning groups.   HL3100

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign Secretary, in his meeting with Hadi al-Bahra on 10 November, discussed the Syrian Opposition’s commitment to guarantee freedom of religion or belief for all religious minorities in Syria.   HL3101

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the number of United Kingdom based jihadists travelling to the Middle East and North Africa has increased following the decision by Parliament to authorize the use of military force against ISIS in Iraq; and if so, what additional measures they are taking to halt the flow.   HL3102

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of members of the Baha’i community in Iran to bury their dead in accordance with the rituals of their faith.   HL3103

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Police Commissioners about anti-choice campaigners intimidating clients outside sexual and reproductive health and rights clinics.   HL3104

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to give a response to the questions asked of them in the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s Report on Human Rights and Terrorism, published and received by them in March.   HL3105

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 November (HL2762), whether the substantial discussions on human rights issues with the government of Bahrain have included any discussions of the alleged use of torture; and what success the European Union has had in getting Israel to address the human rights concerns which it regularly raises.   HL3106

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with Israeli ministers over the prosecution of settlers for acts of violence against Palestinians.   HL3107

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the shooting of Saleh Samer Attiyeh Mahmoud with a sponge bullet on 14 November.   HL3108

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the causes of recent violence in Jerusalem; and what action they plan to take to address those causes.   HL3109

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of proposals to improve the A1 by making it all dual-carriageway.   HL3110

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose that the European Union makes adherence to the International Criminal Court a necessary condition for both Israel and Palestine in any negotiations concerning trade, tourism or visas.   HL3111

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether positive results have come from their programmes to strengthen the judiciary and to reform the security services in Bahrain; and, if such results have not yet come, when they expect to see improvements.   HL3112

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Bahrain about the practice of stripping citizens of their nationality; and whether they will ask for restoration of normal services for those already stripped and for an appeal process for future cases.   HL3113

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will take a decision on including airlines within the ATOL scheme for Flight-Plus transactions in line with powers contained in the Civil Aviation Act 2012.   HL3114

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering phasing Flight-Plus out of the ATOL scheme in the context of ATOL reform and the new European Union Package Travel Directive.   HL3115

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Package Travel Directive and what is their definition of Assisted Travel Arrangements.   HL3116

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Birmingham Policy Commission’s report The Security Impact of Drones; and whether they will make a statement on a national policy on the use of lethal drones.   HL3117

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have incorporated a policy regarding use of lethal drones in British Defence Doctrine.   HL3118

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November (HL2693), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has made an assessment of the contribution of Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom.   HL3119

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households that had to evacuate their homes on the Somerset levels because of flooding in the winter of 2013–14 have not been able to return.   HL3120

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to construct the River Parrett Barrier feasibility study near Bridgewater to help protect the Somerset Levels from further flooding. 
   HL3121

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of roads crossing the Somerset Levels that may need raising against flooding.   HL3122

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment for the last full year of the balance of trade between the United Kingdom and Poland.   HL3123

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any United Kingdom citizens are imprisoned in Bahrain.   HL3124

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports that hospitals in northern Israel have spent $10 million treating wounded Syrians; and how many of these were combatants.   HL3125

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether the murder of Jewish and Druze Israelis in a Jerusalem Synagogue has heightened security fears in the United Kingdom at Jewish synagogues and schools.   HL3126

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of equipment available to British military personnel who served in Afghanistan to enable them to detect or neutralise improvised explosive devices.   HL3127

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 November (HL2465), what is the amount of the enhanced payment for each of the twenty medical conditions listed.   HL3128

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 17 November (HL2610), what are the gross contributions during the same periods. 
   HL3129

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 November (HL2789), whether they will now answer the question originally asked namely, "whether they will consider recommending withdrawal from the European Union if their objectives cannot be met through negotiations".   HL3130

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 November (HL2790), whether the Member State could insist on its candidate for membership of the European Commission.   HL3131

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the European Union annual budget is involved in administering the Single Market.   HL3132

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the European Commission President Mr Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement on 12 November that he supports greater tax harmonisation in the European Union.   HL3133

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the Care Quality Commission to publish specific ethnic data about detainees under the Mental Health Acts in its next Annual Report due to be laid before Parliament in February 2015; and if not, why not.   HL3134

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Home Office summit on policing and mental health held on 23 October (1) what engagement with Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) is proposed in developing plans for the allocation of resources for community-based places of safety, (2) what resources will be allocated to community-based organisations serving the African Caribbean communities, and (3) how BMH UK will be involved in shaping the measures to be taken, as announced at the 23 October summit.   HL3135

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

29 October (12 November)

HL2507 Lord Morrow [HO]

30 October (13 November)

HL2541 Lord Laird [HO]

3 November (17 November)

HL2600 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

4 November (18 November)

HL2638 Lord Rogan [MoD]

HL2639 Lord Rogan [MoD]

5 November (19 November)

HL2680 Lord Strasburger [HO]

HL2687 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [HO]

7 November (21 November)

HL2732 Lord Hylton [HO]

10 November (24 November)

HL2748 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

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

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 6

[MoD] 2

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

National Insurance Contributions

Government

25 November

Childcare Payments (Money Bill-18 November)

Government

 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

2 December

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery

Government

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

26 November

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

 

Deregulation (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL] (formerly Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL])

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

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 Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014

13th Report

 

Draft Single Source Contract Regulations 2014

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

   

Draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (Winding Up) Order 2014

   

Draft Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 (Restrictions on Disclosure of Information in relation to National Security etc.) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014

   

Draft Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2014

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

9th Report

27 November

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

 

25 November

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

 

25 November

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014

 

27 November

Draft Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014

11th Report

25 November

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

 

25 November

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

 

27 November

Draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014

12th Report

27 November

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

 

27 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Standard Scale of Fines for Summary Offences) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Disapplication of Section 85(1), Fines Expressed as Proportions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Amendment Order 2015

   

Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Contracting Out (Vehicle Certification and Related Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (Advocacy Exceptions) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Transport Tribunal) Order 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

 

11th Report

   

Local Government (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014

26 November

 

12th Report

   

Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations 2014

5 December

 
 

14th Report

   

Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements) (Business Failure Duties of Scottish Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Personal Budget: Exclusion of Costs) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements and Business Failure: Temporary Duty) (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support and After-care (Choice of Accommodation) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Preventing Needs for Care and Support) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Sight-impaired and Severely Sight-impaired Adults) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

6 January

 

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.

Tuesday 25 November

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

visit to Manchester

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.00am
in Residence 1

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 26 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

visit to Berlin

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am and 2.15pm

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Monday 1 December

   

Security

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 2 December

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Insurance Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

10.00am

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 3 December

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.15am

Thursday 4 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 8 December

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 9 December

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 10 December

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 11 December

   

Ecclesiastical

Joint Committee

1.30pm

Tuesday 16 December

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 24 November 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

1 Baroness Helic Arminka Helic, having been created Baroness Helic, of Millbank in the City of Westminster, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 18 September 2014, was introduced between Lord Howell of Guildford and Baroness Hodgson of Abinger, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

2 Sri Lanka A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

3 Universal Credit A question was asked by Lord McKenzie of Luton and answered by Lord Freud.

4 Children and the Police A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Bates.

5 Commonwealth: young entrepreneurs A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

6 Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

7 Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Business Improvement Districts (Property Owners) (England) Regulations 2014 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Wales Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

13 Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

14 Consumer Rights Bill The report was continued, beginning with amendment 29. Amendments 31, 44 and 44ZA were disagreed to (see divisions 1 to 3). Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 46.

The House adjourned at 8.59pm until Tuesday 25 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014, laid under the Banking Act 2009.

2 (1) Draft Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014

(2) Draft Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014

(3) Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

3 Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2014, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) and Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2014   (3076)

(2) Fish Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 2014   (3104)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2013–14 of the Royal Air Force Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003.

2 Accounts for 2013–14 of the Greenwich Hospital and Travers Foundation, laid under the Greenwich Hospital Act 1865.

3 Fitness to Practise Report for 2013–14 of the General Optical Council, laid under the Opticians Act 1989.

Divisions on 24 November 2014 

Consumer Rights Bill

Division No. 1

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved amendment 31, in Schedule 5, page 81, line 14, to leave out sub-paragraphs (3) to (11). The House divided:

Contents 194

Not-contents 220

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Christopher, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Corston, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Derby, Bp.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fellowes, L.

Filkin, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greengross, B.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

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.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Birmingham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kidron, B.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Laming, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Mackay of Drumadoon, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mandelson, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Richard, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St Albans, Bp.

Sawyer, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Ashcroft, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Bates, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Cox, B.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Deben, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Doocey, B.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eden of Winton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Finkelstein, 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.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janke, B.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Loomba, L.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tordoff, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Consumer Rights Bill

Division No. 2

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved amendment 44, before clause 81, to insert the new clause Insurance cover for money received or held by lettings agents in the course of business. The House divided:

Contents 123

Not-contents 168

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Billingham, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Bradley, L.

Brennan, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Corston, B.

Crawley, B.

Davidson of Glen Clova, 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.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Giddens, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

McAvoy, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Neuberger, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Winston, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Bates, L.

Benjamin, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Burnett, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Doocey, B.

Dundee, E.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, 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.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grender, B.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Henley, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Inglewood, L.

Janke, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Consumer Rights Bill

Division No. 3

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved amendment 44ZA, before clause 81, to insert the new clause Protection of consumer interests in the housing sector. The House divided:

Contents 113

Not-contents 156

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Bradley, L.

Brennan, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Corston, B.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Giddens, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lennie, L.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

McAvoy, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Walpole, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wigley, L.

Winston, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Bates, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Burnett, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, 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.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grender, B.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Inglewood, L.

Janke, B.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marlesford, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Paddick, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Tordoff, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Prepared 25th November 2014