House of Lords Business

Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to assist the viability of oil and gas exploration and development on the United Kingdom continental shelf in the light of the reduced price of oil.

*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide further information on their proposals for renewal or replacement of failed housing estates, following the announcement by the Prime Minister of £140 million funding; and whether any additional funding will be made available.

*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to invest in promotion of walking and cycling.

†*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the Resolutions of the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe condemning the actions of Daesh/ISIS in the Middle East as genocide.

Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that the Commons message of 17 November 2015 be now considered; and that the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2010–12 on 24 January 2011, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

Welfare Reform and Work Bill Third Reading [Lord Freud] 13th, 19th and 20th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Housing and Planning Bill Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for funding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in the light of their foreign policy interests. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Immigration Bill Committee (on re-Commitment) (in respect of after clause 43 to clause 65, Schedules 10 to 12, and the Title) [Lord Bates] 7th Report from the Constitution Committee, 17th, 18th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Wednesday 10 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic education compulsory within the curriculum.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of British manufacturers to recruit engineers from overseas who are suitably qualified.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned timescale from start of fabrication to commissioning of the first Successor Vanguard replacement submarine, and how much will have been spent on designs, long lead and other items of the total programme, including upgrade to Faslane Naval Base, by April.

†*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to implement their new policy restricting how government grants to charities may be used.

†Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

†Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

†New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

†Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

†Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

†Trade Union Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 15th and 20th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote cycling as a safe means of transport. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Baroness Prashar to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee A new EU Alcohol Strategy? (8th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 123).

Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Ashton of Hyde intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 11 February at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Local Government Finance Settlement on the provision of libraries.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to legislate to ensure that food and drink provided in all types of schools follow Food Standards Agency food and nutritional guidelines.

*Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current guidance provided to police forces regarding the use of body-worn cameras by police officers.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 9 February

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

†Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 November 2015 be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

†State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 November 2015 be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

Armed Forces Bill Second Reading [Earl Howe]

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

Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but this House regrets that the Government have made the decision to legislate on restrictions of use, supply and disclosure of the marked register following a recall petition in the draft Regulations, rather than in primary legislation."

Monday 22 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the latest assessment by the Royal College of Psychiatrists of acute care for adult patients.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of lawful speech at universities, in the light of recent disruptions to speeches.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact on dairy farmers of the latest fall in milk prices.

*Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the rate of new house building starts in the past 12 months.

Tuesday 23 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage the new City Regions to invest the pension funds they hold in infrastructure developments that will assist in the economic recovery.

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Fiscal Framework that accompanies the Scotland Bill.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing levels of unwanted electronic goods ending up in landfill through encouraging manufacturers to produce more sustainable products.

Wednesday 24 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the frozen pensions policy on the choices of people who would like to move abroad or stay overseas during their retirement years.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to improve race equality at senior management and board level in the National Health Service since the introduction of the National Health Service Workforce Race Equality Standard.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the integrity of sporting events from both doping and illegal gambling domestically and internationally.

Thursday 25 February at 11.00am

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tax treaties with developing countries are currently under negotiation, and what principles underpin the United Kingdom approach to those negotiations.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when steel is required for a government contract, they will specify that it be British.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specialist skills have been recruited into the armed forces as a result of the Future Force 2020 programme.

Monday 29 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the environmental impact of small parcel deliveries.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of continuing military offensives against civilians in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan by the government of Sudan, and whether they plan to reconsider as a matter of urgency the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians in that area.

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the most recent quarterly migration statistics.

*Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reassure black and minority ethnic patients, carers and users of mental health services that they are not being prescribed higher levels of psychiatric medication than those from other community groups.

Tuesday 1 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to meet representatives of the insurance industry to discuss their treatment of claims for whiplash injuries.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their position that the proper law for determining whether British troops have committed war crimes should be the laws of armed conflict, otherwise known as international humanitarian law, rather than the European Convention on Human Rights.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help people on the living wage in London to own their own homes.

Wednesday 2 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that every community continues to be served by a local pharmacy, in the light of their plans to cut funding to pharmacies in October.

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink rail franchises, and what steps they intend to take to ensure that passengers on those routes receive an improved service.

*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect disabled people and victims of domestic violence from the effects of the under-occupancy charge.

†Thursday 3 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what help they provide to Muslim students whose religious beliefs prevent them from taking interest-charging student loans.

†*Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many non-domestic water bills are estimated, rather than calculated through automatic meter readings.

†*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the incidence of deaths, serious assaults and incidents of self-harm in prison.

†Monday 7 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the £47.5 million grant made through the Homelessness Change programme for hostel bed refurbishment has been allocated to tackling rough sleeping.

†*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect they expect Article 20 of the 2014 EU Tobacco Products Directive, when implemented in May, to have on the rate at which people give up smoking by the use of vaping devices.

†*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of affordable housing.

†*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will re-assess as a matter of urgency the Personal Independence Payment assessment which has led to many disabled people losing their existing entitlement to a Motability car.

The full lists of Other Motions for Debate and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The list of all Questions for Short Debate currently tabled is printed in the edition available on Mondays. On other days only new items in each category are printed.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics.

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

Baroness Morgan of Huyton to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Digital Skills Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 111). 17 February 2015

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (4th Report, HL Paper 46). 3 November 2015

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee EU energy governance (6th Report, HL Paper 71). 18 December 2015

Other Motion for Debate 

Lord Saatchi to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow any Bill in the form in which the Medical Innovation Bill [HL] was approved by this House and sent to the Commons on 23 January 2015 in the last Parliament to be taken through all its remaining stages on one day.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Hamwee to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016, laid before the House on 11 January, be annulled (SI 2016/11). 22nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 further increases enhanced fees in certain proceedings that will be detrimental to victims of domestic violence and disproportionately discriminate against women; is concerned that the Government have acted against the advice of the Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls, and the President of the Family Division, among others; and notes the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee’s disappointment that despite strong concern expressed by respondents to the public consultation the Government give no policy justification other than the generation of income. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Baroness Manzoor to move that this House regrets that the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 reduce incentives for low-income working people to increase their salaries, will lead to an increase in overpayments of tax credits, and could place families in additional hardship at the end of the financial year. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for a political solution to the civil war in Syria. (7 September)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to develop a national strategy on post-polio syndrome. (10 September)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. (14 September)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most effective ways of teaching children with dyslexia. (16 September)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security of the European Union’s border; and what discussions they have had with the governments of other EU member states about the documentation of those individuals they accept as refugees. (17 September)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to removing international students from the net migration figures by including them as non-immigrant admissions, as is done in the United States. (17 September)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Deloitte’s report Technology and people: The great job-creating machine published in August. (12 October)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a new generation of polytechnics to address the technical skills gap. (15 October)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendations on long-term care made by the Dilnot Commission. (19 October)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the provision of National Health Service maternity services. (19 October)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. (20 October)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress and impact of neighbourhood plans. (22 October)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to determine whether there is a link between congenital malformations and applications of hormone pregnancy tests. (22 October)

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political and humanitarian situation in Yemen. (2 November)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country, as part of the negotiations on lifting sanctions. (2 November: as amended on 3 November)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, relating to freedom of religion, is being upheld in India. (4 November)

Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of homes under their proposed extension to the right-to-buy scheme and their starter homes proposals. (10 November)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the principles of the circular economy, based on the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products, to protect the environment, give new growth opportunities and avoid waste. (11 November)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they plan to take to relieve pressure on public services due to the consumption of alcohol. (11 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the speed and quality of autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom. (17 November) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek an opt-out from provisions relating to e-cigarettes under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), coming into force in May 2016. (17 November)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the development of British–Argentinian relations during 2015. (24 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014, The UK’s Development Work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (26 November)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of the rural economy. (30 November)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (1 December)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent NHS figures showing that 1,036 women and girls were treated for female genital mutilation during the period April to June 2015. (1 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how quickly an economically active patient should be able to secure an appointment with their GP and how that compares with other professions. (8 December)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of diversity in the British media. (8 December)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right. (9 December)

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. (10 December)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage people to work longer and be adequately re-trained in later life, as part of their goal to resolve the challenge of skill shortages in certain sectors of the economy. (15 December)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the redevelopment of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore; and in particular what the timings will be for that redevelopment. (21 December)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in supporting Sierra Leone to recover from the effects of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (21 December)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote ongoing maternal care for children. (22 December)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that civil servants who advise ministers are knowledgeable as to the role and processes of Parliament and the constitutional relationship between Parliament and the executive. (12 January)

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve broadband quality in the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (19 January)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accountability, diversity and governance of international standard-setting bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee on Banking Regulation. (19 January)

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review of the Muslim Brotherhood (HC 679), in particular its implications for the security of the United Kingdom. (20 January)

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they plan to close HMP Holloway. (21 January)

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to conduct an inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of historical sexual abuse allegations made by the person known as "Nick". (21 January)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the discussions surrounding the renewal of the BBC Charter. (25 January)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding of the Middle East. (25 January)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to achieve closer working between Innovate UK, Research Councils UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and other UK funding bodies in order to improve UK competitiveness. (25 January)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to improve the testing, treatment and care of individuals with blood-borne viruses in prisons and secure establishments. (26 January)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity against minorities in Syria and Iraq are brought to justice. (27 January)

Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion in the United Kingdom. (27 January)

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the needs and circumstances of the self-employed are fully taken into account when developing their policies on taxation, savings, employment and social security. (27 January)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises has had on encouraging firms to export (Session 2012–13, HL Paper 131). (27 January)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to meet the needs of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. (28 January)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to enhance the independence and effectiveness of Healthwatch England and of local Healthwatch groups. (1 February)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to reinstating the Department for International Development’s country programme in Burundi. (1 February)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the natural resources of the occupied Palestinian territories. (2 February)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of trends in the provision of bus services in England and the environmental impact of those trends. (3 February)

Baroness Doocey to ask the Leader of the House what systems are in place to monitor the quality of responses given by government departments to parliamentary written questions. (3 February)

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to help achieve social, economic, cultural and political parity for women in the United Kingdom. (4 February)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Rural Payments Agency has failed to make payments to qualifying farmers within the timetable set out by ministers. (8 February)

Lord O’Shaughnessy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of schools in promoting social integration. (8 February)

Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of bilingualism and multilingualism to the enrichment of communities in the United Kingdom. (8 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 8 February and due for answer by 22 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether they will place in the Library of the House a full copy of the responses to peer reviewers by the person responsible for the recently approved licence application submitted to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to perform genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9; to what extent the HFEA’s Executive followed the recommendations raised by both of their peer reviewers; and on how many occasions the HFEA’s Executive have made decisions against the recommendations of all appointed peer reviewers. 
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the patient information and consent forms submitted to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority by the person responsible in order to perform genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9.   HL5960

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of North Korea’s rocket launch; what steps they intend to take as part of their robust response; what discussions they have had with the government of China about the possibility of tightening sanctions against North Korea; and what discussions they are having with the government of South Korea about deploying a missile defence system.   HL5961

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 8 February, what steps they are taking to persuade the government of Turkey to open the border at Oncupinar to enable Syrian refugees fleeing Russian aerial bombardment of the Aleppo Province to reach safety; what assessment they have made of how many refugees are at that border; and how many of those are estimated to be women and children.   HL5962

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 2 February (HL5229), and in the light of Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request 0986-15, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s stated rationale for each project undertaken in North Korea and the distinction between human rights and humanitarian work, whether they will increase funding for human rights projects in North Korea, and what was the total UK funding for projects with a human rights rationale between 30 September 2013 and 8 October 2015.
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 2 February (HL5230), what assessment they have made of whether any North Korean banks or businesses that have no relationship to North Korea’s nuclear programme, or programmes related to other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, have direct or indirect access to the UK’s financial system, and whether any UK banks provide financial services to (1) North Korean individuals or entities, or (2) any third-party banks or entities, not linked to such programmes.
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many accounts on Department for Work and Pensions databases have special restrictions on them to protect the confidentiality of trans individuals.
   HL5965

Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments were laid before Parliament in each Session since the 1997 General Election.   HL5966

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland have the exclusive rights to nominate people for two of the seats on the Smart Energy Code Panel, as specified in paragraph C3.4 of that Code.   HL5967

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5341), what consideration the NHS has given to offering to share outcome data with test providers, where suitable consents can be captured, on the forthcoming re-procurement of the NHS regional genetics labs, such as from the National Cancer Intelligence Network; and what assessment they have made of the impact of doing so on their procurement process, in the light of the experience of Genomic Enterprise.   HL5968

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5343), what assessment Genomic England or the NHS has made of the Broad Institute’s TARGET database of clinically actionable mutations, and whether they have anything further to add to that answer in the light of the fact that a mutation is not clinically actionable unless a drug is available that targets it.   HL5969

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5344), when Genomic England expects to have reported back to patients from the pilot phase on (1) 100 patients, (2) 250 patients, (3) 500 patients, (4) 1000 patients, and (5) all patients.   HL5970

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5345), how many of the 20 patients with reports issued so far by the Genomic England cancer project had (1) a clinically actionable mutation for which the NHS will reimburse the costs of the treatment drug, and (2) a clinically actionable mutation for any trial currently open in the UK; and of those patients in both categories, how many had a clinically actionable mutation in open reading frames that would be covered by a simple next-generation sequencing panel test.   HL5971

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific benefits are covered by the proposed safeguard mechanism set out in paragraph 2(b) of Section D of the draft Decision of the European Council published on 2 February; in particular, whether (1) Child Tax Credit, (2) Working Tax Credit, and (3) Housing Credit will be included in the proposed restrictions on access to in-work benefits.   HL5972

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed restrictions on access to in-work benefits mentioned in paragraph 2(b) of Section D of the draft Decision of the European Council published on 2 February will apply to Universal Credit, and if so, to which elements of Universal Credit those restrictions will apply.   HL5973

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an EEA national residing in the UK who wished to bring a non-EU spouse into the country would, under the draft Decision by the European Council published on 2 February, have to meet the requirements for salary, and the spouse the conditions for language, as are required of a British citizen and set out under part 8 of the UK Immigration Rules.   HL5974

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether, were the UK to leave the EU, they would be obliged to consider the case of an applicant for asylum who was known to have arrived directly from a safe country; and if so, as a result of which treaty or instrument.   HL5975

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the intention of NHS Improvement to commission management consultancies to work with turnaround trusts is consistent with their aim to limit the use of such consultancies by NHS organisations.   HL5976

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to cap the rates paid by NHS bodies to management consultancies, similar to their policy with regard to staff agencies.
   HL5977

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS Improvement, in commissioning management consultancies to work with turnaround trusts, will exclude those consultancies which were engaged in any failed initiatives from the previous round of consultancy-driven financial recovery initiatives.   HL5978

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money is being spent by NHS Improvement on a re-design of that organisation.   HL5979

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why beauty clinics undertaking nail care are not required to use autoclaves to sterilise their equipment to prevent fungal infections.
   HL5980

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many university students aged 19 to 25 use the NHS low-income scheme.   HL5981

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 1 February (HL5090 and HL5091), whether they will now provide the direct link to that information, and why they did not provide that link in those answers.   HL5982

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have an agreement or understanding with the IRA that there will be no attempts to stop or bring to court its members on charges relating to tax fraud in South Armagh.   HL5983

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on farmers and rural businesses of poor broadband provision in rural areas.   HL5984

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average waiting time for a result to be given of a DEXA bone density scan in each NHS region in England; and what assessment they have made of the average waiting time for such results in (1) Scotland, and (2) Wales.   HL5985

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations took place with the government of New Zealand prior to their decision to introduce new charges for New Zealand citizens for health and dental treatment in the UK from 6 April.   HL5986

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the start-up and annual costs of administering the new health and dental charges for New Zealand citizens coming into force on 6 April.   HL5987

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report An Unholy Mess, published by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year, that a number of religiously selective schools have sought to require all parents to commit to supporting the particular religious ethos of the school as part of the admission process; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such practice on the encouragement of applications from a diverse range of religious and non-religious backgrounds.   HL5988

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take to ensure that council tax billing authorities pass on to parish and town councils the council tax support funding provided for those councils by the Department for Communities and Local Government.   HL5989

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding its latest land appropriation in the Jordan Valley.   HL5990

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the continued detention of Mohammed al-Qeeq, currently on hunger strike, without charge or trial.   HL5991

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the rejection by the Knesset of the amendment proposed by MK Jamal Zahalka to include a clause on equality in Israel’s Basic Law.   HL5992

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the case of the Hares Boys.   HL5993

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the UK Embassy in Israel has taken to monitor attacks on Christian places of worship.   HL5994

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of 22 structures in Khirbet Jenbah in order to create an army training zone.   HL5995

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Payments Agency will receive a bonus payment this year.   HL5996

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Director of Public Prosecutions about the possibility of charges of fraud, corruption, conspiracy and attempting to pervert the course of justice being brought against lawyers working for Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers with regard to the Al Sweady case.   HL5997

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the Director of Public Prosecutions the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to take Mark Pearson to trial for sexual assault, and the claim by the defence solicitor in that case that the CPS initially provided amended and misleading video evidence to the court.   HL5998

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no safe areas have been established in Syria, in particular in Idlib, Darra, Jazira, and Afrin.   HL5999

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is under way to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and previous resolutions on Syria.   HL6000

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to use the UN Security Council Resolutions on Syria to organise air-drops of food by the World Food Program to besieged areas, and to provide air cover for such drops with the US air force.   HL6001

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a central point in the UK, or elsewhere, for recording war crimes in Syria, in particular the starvation of civilians and the deaths under attack of medical personnel.   HL6002

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether means have yet been found, through UN agencies or otherwise, for purchasing the large supplies of grain recently available in the Jazira Canton of Syria.   HL6003

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Final Resolution of the 12th International Conference on the European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds, held at the European Parliament in January.   HL6004

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in HM Treasury on whether to use secondary legislation or primary legislation for significant legislation.   HL6005

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on whether to use secondary legislation or primary legislation for significant legislation.   HL6006

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in the Department for Education on whether to use secondary legislation or primary legislation for significant legislation.   HL6007

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in the Department of Energy and Climate Change on whether to use secondary legislation or primary legislation for significant legislation.   HL6008

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in the Department of Health on whether to use secondary legislation or primary legislation for significant legislation.   HL6009

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in the Department for Work and Pensions on whether to use secondary legislation or primary legislation for significant legislation.   HL6010

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much revenue would be raised if aviation fuel were subject to the same rate of tax as fuel for motor vehicles.   HL6011

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much revenue would be raised if all air fares for aircraft departing from UK airports were subject to a tax at 20 per cent.   HL6012

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of how much revenue will be raised from Air Passenger Duty this financial year, and how much would need to be raised to compensate for the loss of fuel tax and VAT on air fares.   HL6013

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Carbon Airports Commission calculated that air fares would need to rise in order to comply with the capped model, and what estimate they have made of the increase in air passenger duty that would be necessary to achieve that increase.   HL6014

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the administration of the Apprenticeships Levy will function in order to fund work-based learning and vocational training in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, and (3) Northern Ireland.   HL6015

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their strategy for rolling stock specifies the need for new diesel rolling stock to serve the rail lines not specified for electrification, and if so, how will they ensure that an adequate supply of new diesel rolling stock is manufactured and procured.   HL6016

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

18 January (1 February)

HL5156 Lord Greaves [BIS]

21 January (4 February)

HL5340 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [BIS]

HL5348 Baroness Redfern [BIS]

25 January (8 February)

HL5356 Lord Allen of Kensington [BIS]

HL5372 Lord Chadlington [DCMS]

HL5375 Lord Greaves [BIS]

HL5386 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL5387 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL5388 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL5431 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [BIS]

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

[BIS] 9

[DCMS] 1

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Fees (Qualifying Persons) (England) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces

Government

11 February

NHS Charitable Trusts Etc

Private Member’s

 

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

Private Member’s

 

Riot Compensation

Private Member’s

 

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information)

Private Member’s

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL]

Private

10 February

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL]

Private

10 February

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL]

Private

10 February

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ Consents to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scotland (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

10 February

Housing and Planning Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed

Government

9 February

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Re-Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Immigration (in respect of after clause 43 to clause 65, Schedules 10 to 12, and the Title)

Government

9 February

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Welfare Reform and Work (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

9 February

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Enterprise [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed, Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Education and Adoption

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

     

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

   

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

   

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 National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

23rd Report

 

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

   

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Child Support (Deduction Orders and Fees) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016

   

Draft Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

10 February

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016

 

10 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016

 

11 February

Draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

11 February

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

10 February

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016

23rd Report

10 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report

 

Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016

14th Report

11 February

Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

20th Report

 

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016

   

Draft Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016

   

Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

22nd Report

   

Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) (Amendment) Order 2016

29 February

 

Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016

29 February

 

   

23rd Report

   

Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016

3 March

 

Retirements 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Dixon

9 February

 

Baroness Williams of Crosby

11 February

 

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone

12 February

 

Baroness Knight of Collingtree

24 March

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 9 February

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

9.20am

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Communications

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 10 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 11 February

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 22 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 23 February

   

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 24 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Thursday 25 February

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 1 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Tuesday 8 March

   

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 9 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm in Committee Room G

Wednesday 16 March

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 8 February 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Dixon under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 9 February.

Public Business

2 Refugees: unaccompanied children A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord Bates.

3 Creative industries A question was asked by Baroness Afshar and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

4 Tourism A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

5 Allied health professionals: training A question was asked by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

6 Riot Compensation Bill A bill to repeal the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 and make provision about types of claims, procedures, decision-making and limits on awards payable in relation to a new compensation scheme for property damaged, destroyed or stolen in the course of riots was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 94)

7 Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill A bill to extend the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s powers to obtain information was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 95)

8 Immigration Bill Lord Bates moved-

(1) that the order of commitment of 22 December 2015 be varied so that the provisions which have not yet been considered in Committee (from after clause 43 to clause 65, Schedules 10 to 12 and the Title) be considered in Grand Committee;

(2) that the Instruction to the Committee of the Whole House of 12 January (order of consideration of clauses and Schedules) be an Instruction to the Grand Committee; and

(3) that on completion of consideration of the Bill in Grand Committee the Bill be reported to the House in respect of its consideration in both Committee of the Whole House and Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

9 Education and Adoption Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1, 4 and 5 were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

10 Trade Union Bill The bill was considered in Committee. An amendment was considered. The House resumed.

11 Junior doctors Lord Prior of Brampton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 Syria Baroness Verma repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Local Government finance Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 Adjustable-focus eyewear A question was asked by Lord Newby and, after debate, answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

15 Trade Union Bill The bill was further considered in Committee beginning with amendment 2. Amendment 6 was agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 22.

The House adjourned at 11.12pm until Tuesday 9 February at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Transport for London Bill [HL] Lord Dubs moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the delays in the passage of the Transport for London Bill [HL] and the case for land disposed of under the provisions of that Bill being used to increase social housing. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 Baroness Altmann moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.18pm.

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 1 February, was withdrawn:

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016.

Command Paper

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

Explanatory Memorandum-Draft Maximising Economic Recovery Strategy for the UK. (5 February) 
     (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 5 February:

1 Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Children Act 1989.   (111)

2 NRAM plc (formerly Northern Rock plc) Consequential and Supplementary Provisions Order 2016, laid under the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008.   (114)

3 Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (117)

4 Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016, laid under the Courts Act 2003.   (120)

5 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (127)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Child Support (Deduction Orders and Fees) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2016, laid under the Child Support Act 1991.

2 Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016, laid under the Pensions Act 2008.

3 Draft Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016, laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.

4 Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Companies Act 2006.

5 Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016, laid under the Banking Act 2009.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Competition Act 1998 (Public Transport Ticketing Schemes Block Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Competition Act 1998.   (126)

2 Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 21A) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (136)

 

Prepared 8th February 2016