House of Lords Business

Tuesday 6 January 2015 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects on children of the publication of photographs of them without agreement or permission; and what consideration they have given to the aims of Protect: the Campaign for Children’s Privacy.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the National Health Service has to reduce the number of premature deaths caused by the combined impact of nitrogen dioxide and fine particles emitted by diesel engines.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to suggest that the report of the Chilcot Inquiry is published before the start of the pre-election purdah.

§Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill Third Reading [Lord Faulks]

†National Insurance Contributions Bill Report [Lord Newby] 10th and 12th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Williams of Elvel to move that this House takes note of the case for effecting a reduction in the number of Peers attending the House each day without recourse to primary legislation.

Future Business 

Wednesday 7 January at 3.00pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), what assessment they have made of the views of London residents about clause 33 of the Deregulation Bill and the impact of the proposed changes to controls on London lettings on long-term residents.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for promoting the economic prosperity of towns that do not form part of city regions.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any reform of Disabled Students’ Allowance will take full account of the case for encouraging independent learning and study for eligible students.

†House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Baroness Hayman]

†Pension Schemes Bill Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 11th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Thursday 8 January at 11.00am

*The Lord Bishop of Chester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of United Kingdom electricity consumption was generated abroad in the last year for which statistics are available.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of shared space crossings on the safety of blind and partially sighted people and other people with a disability.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the position in Ukraine.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the case for early years intervention in breaking the cycle of deprivation and promoting social mobility

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 29 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 30 December.

Lord Turnberg to move that this House takes note of the future of the National Health Service.

Insurance Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Report [Lord Newby]

Monday 12 January at 2.30pm

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich will be introduced.

*Lord Jordan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to produce a Green Paper to address the incidence of vehicle accidents involving young drivers.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are Public Health England’s plans for combatting alcohol addiction.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to safeguard village life.

Tuesday 13 January at 2.30pm

Lord Hay of Ballyore will be introduced.

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Oxfam survey which found that 65 per cent of Syrian refugees feared they might not be able to return to their homes, how they are co-ordinating with host countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq to improve the living conditions, educational opportunities and employability of those who have fled the conflict in Syria.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review with the Financial Conduct Authority the implementation of the Companies Act 2006 in relation to nominee operators so that private shareholders with nominee accounts automatically receive reports and accounts free of charge for the companies in which they invest.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to improve the quality and timeliness of their responses to reports from Select Committees of this House.

†Wednesday 14 January at 3.00pm

†*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe on monitoring of trials of former officials and political figures under prosecution in Georgia following the change of government at the end of 2012.

†*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to enhance the amount and quality of citizenship education in order to increase the democratic participation and engagement of young citizens.

†*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to increase internship opportunities.

†Thursday 15 January at 11.00am

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that this House takes note of the natural environment and the case for reducing polluting emissions, improving green transport and protecting wildlife and green spaces.

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 5 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 January.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of mental health care provision.

Thursday 22 January at 11.00am

Lord Lisvane will be introduced.

Lord Adonis to move that this House takes note of the case for improving investment in and planning for the United Kingdom’s national infrastructure.

Lord Beecham to move that this House takes note of the Local Government Finance Settlement and its implications for the future of local government.

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 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 Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Communications Committee on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 120). 4 February 2014

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Wheeler to move that this House takes note of the 17 negative instruments relating to care and support laid before the House between 24 and 31 October. (See Negative Instruments list) 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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 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, including those with early stage dementia, to prepare living wills and powers of attorney in anticipation of serious illness or degenerative disease. (23 July: amended on 10 December)

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 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)

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)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of European Union regulation on British agriculture. (25 November)

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

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

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health Service. (27 November)

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

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

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve access to treatments for patients with rare diseases. (3 December)

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

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

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

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use, and to encourage the development of, technologies to reduce the number of collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists. (9 December)

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

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government, on completion of the European Union balance of competences review, how they will use the information gleaned. (15 December)

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

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. (16 December)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions are being taken to address the concerns expressed by a number of local authorities in England and Wales about the growth in the number of high stakes fixed odds betting machines available on the high street. (16 December)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the variety and diversity of schools within the independent education sector. (17 December)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to implement the report on the Money Advice Service undertaken by Christine Farnish. (17 December)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 17 December and due for answer by 5 January.

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian refugees are expected to resettle in the United Kingdom via the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme in the next three months, the next six months and the next 12 months.   HL3833

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent assessment by Oxfam, Save the Children, the Refugee Council, Amnesty International and other charities about the number of Syrian refugees who could be resettled in the United Kingdom, whether they will consider increasing the number of Syrian refugees through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.   HL3834

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the family reunification process for Syrian refugees is made as simple and flexible as possible, in line with the recommendations of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights report Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity.   HL3835

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to admit Syrian refugees to the United Kingdom who do not fulfil the requirements of existing family reunification legislation but who have extended family members in the United Kingdom.   HL3836

Lord Avebury to ask the Chairman of Committees what has been (1) the expenditure, and (2) the profit or deficit, for the years 2012–13 and 2013–14 of each catering outlet in the House of Lords. 
   HL3837

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many main battle tanks, either serviceable or useable at short notice, are presently available to the British Army.   HL3838

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 30 October 2013 (WA 259), 26 November 2013 (WA 263), 3 December 2013 (WA 36), 3 December 2014 (HL3158) and 16 December 2014 (HL3461), whether they consider there to be any barriers to a universally agreed definition of genetic modification, in the light of the Chief Medical Officer’s views on the matter; if so, what are the "rather mixed and odd ways" in which others have used terms like "genetic modification," "GM" and "germline"; and how the statements by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics are consistent with their view that "this process is not genetic modification".   HL3839

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 16 December (HL Deb, col 103), that "noble Lords around the House will form their own conclusions on the information provided by the noble Lord, Lord Alton" concerning the relative numbers of males and females and the prevalence of gender selection abortions in China, what conclusion they draw.
   HL3840

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP, on 10 December (HC Deb, cols 891–3), what was the tendering process for the transformation of the National Careers Service into the proposed National Careers Company.   HL3841

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the status under the Licensing Act 2003 or the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 of imports from the United States or Europe of alcohol powders.   HL3842

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how HM Revenue and Customs classify powdered alcohol for tax purposes.   HL3843

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address any shortage of nurses in the North East of England; and whether they have considered the implications of the possible failure to renew the contract currently held by Northumbria University for nurse and other related training.   HL3844

Lord Christopher to ask Her Majesty’s Government which bills introduced since May 2010 have included any issues of exclusive concern to England and any of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland; and what were those issues for each bill.   HL3845

Lord Christopher to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many resignations have occurred from 2012 to 2014 among all grades in (1) the Police Service, (2) the Prison Officer Service, and (3) the Probation Service.   HL3846

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reports of an attack on 13 December by Hindu radicals on a Christian pastor and his church members singing Christmas carols in Hyderabad.   HL3847

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to, or discussions they have had with, the government of India regarding freedom of religion or belief in that country since the election of Prime Minister Modi.   HL3848

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding delays in the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group’s consideration of specialised treatments and the impact on people who cannot currently access treatments recommended by their clinician.
   HL3849

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease have access to a full range of treatment options.   HL3850

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about access to Duodopa for people in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease; and what responses they have made.   HL3851

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the operation of the Eurozone has had a positive effect on the United Kingdom economy.   HL3852

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group operates in a transparent manner.   HL3853

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the work of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group is communicated to the public.   HL3854

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect NHS England to take a decision regarding the draft clinical commissioning policy for Duodopa.   HL3855

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government how NHS England’s decision regarding the draft clinical commissioning policy for Duodopa will be communicated to (1) the public, (2) patient organisations, and (3) healthcare professionals.   HL3856

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the data and information to be classed as "any other technical identifier" under the terms of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill; and whether they will provide examples.   HL3857

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of "Internet Access Service" and "Internet Communications Service" under the terms of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill; and whether they will provide examples.   HL3858

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the logging of an IP address as laid out in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill will enable a device linked to that IP address to be identified.
   HL3859

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report in The Guardian on 8 February, what steps they are taking to ensure that homosexual asylum seekers are not asked "degrading" questions related to their sexuality.   HL3860

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial compensation was paid out in respect of criminal damage and criminal injury claims lodged between 1970 and 1998 as a result of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.   HL3861

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial compensation was paid out in respect of criminal damage and criminal injuries as a result of terrorist activity in Great Britain for claims lodged between 1970 and 1998.   HL3862

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the division of responsibilities in leasehold property between (1) lead lessees, (2) landlords, and (3) long-term residents who are either tenants or leaseholders.   HL3863

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action long-term tenants and leaseholders can take in the case of (1) illegally short-let properties in their block, and (2) over-occupation of small flats.   HL3864

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action tenants living in flats which are part of a divided house can take where the relationship between tenants and leaseholders has broken down.   HL3865

Baroness Hollis of Heigham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many additional part-time workers, by gender, currently earning between £3,000 a year and the current lower earnings limit they estimate would, by virtue of their earnings, fall within the National Insurance system should the lower earnings limit be reduced to £3,000 and at what gross cost to the Exchequer; how many of those additional part-time workers, by gender, earning between £3,000 a year and the lower earnings limit would currently be credited into the National Insurance system; and what, taking into account existing crediting arrangements, would be the net cost of reducing the lower earnings limit to £3,000.   HL3866

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 15 December (HL3642), whether they consider the public advocacy of rape to be a ground for excluding a person from entering the United Kingdom.   HL3867

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 15 December (HL3643), whether they will consider placing persons on their watchlist where they hold evidence of them undertaking, permitting or financing illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.   HL3868

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure on the combined cadet force for each of the last 25 years for which figures are available.   HL3869

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will encourage the personalisation of oxygen services specifically for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and ensure that users are thoroughly trained to avoid incorrect oxygen techniques.   HL3870

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make sure that all patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are assessed for and offered access to appropriate courses of pulmonary rehabilitation.   HL3871

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will guarantee that all people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are assessed for appropriate and personalised oxygen therapy after diagnosis.   HL3872

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there was a cut in funding for Council Tax Support in 2014–15; and whether they have plans to cut funding further in 2015–16.
   HL3873

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has been an increase between September 2013 and September 2014 in the number of statutorily homeless households placed in temporary accommodation in another local authority area.   HL3874

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to uprate the Housing Benefit Subsidy regime for temporary accommodation to address any difficulties experienced by London boroughs in procuring accommodation for statutorily homeless households at or below 90 per cent of the 2011 rate of Local Housing Allowance.   HL3875

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many and what proportion of those affected by the benefit cap since its introduction are in receipt of (1) Employment Support Allowance, (2) Income Support, and (3) Carer’s Allowance.   HL3876

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations responded to the consultation on Local Welfare Assistance funding published on 10 October.   HL3877

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

24 November (8 December)

HL3120 Lord Patten [DCLG]

2 December (16 December)

HL3337 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [FCO]

HL3368 Lord Ahmed [HO]

HL3370 Lord Ahmed [HO]

3 December (17 December)

HL3392 Lord Browne of Belmont [DfID]

HL3404 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DfID] 1

[FCO] 1

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 1

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

 

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

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

Government

7 January

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Pension Schemes (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

7 January

Recall of MPs

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

 

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

8 January

National Insurance Contributions

Government

6 January

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

7 January

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

6 January

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL] (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

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

Government

 

Returned to the Commons with Reasons and an Amendment

   

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

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Motor Vehicles (Variation of Speed Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Business Failure) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Children’s Carers) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014

19th Report

 

Draft Care and Support (Market Oversight Criteria) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2015

   

Draft Films (Definition of "British Film") Order 2015

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code A) Order 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015

   

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015

   

Draft Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015

   

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015

13th Report

 

Draft Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015

   

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015

   

Draft National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Armed Forces Pension (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Consequential and Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

   

Draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Transport Tribunal) Order 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 Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft State Pension Regulations 2015

   

Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

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

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Affirmative

Public Bodies Orders 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 Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015

11 February

 

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee) Order 2015 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

29 January

 

Draft Order waiting for further consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

26 January

 

Forthcoming Retirements 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Jenkin of Roding

6 January

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

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 6 January

   

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 7 January

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Monday 12 January

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 13 January

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

2.00pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Monday 19 January

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 21 January

   

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 28 January

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 17 December 2014 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1 Oath The Duke of Somerset took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Report

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

12th Report, on the following bills: 
Pension Schemes Bill 
Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL]  
National Insurance Contributions Bill: Government Response. (HL Paper 83)

Public Business

3 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness D’Souza) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Childcare Payments Act 2014

c 28

Wales Act 2014

c 29

Taxation of Pensions Act 2014

c 30

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2014

c ii

4 Childcare Payments Bill A question was asked by Baroness Shephard of Northwold and answered by Lord Newby.

5 Health: dermatology services A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Earl Howe.

6 Alcohol-related disease A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Police: funding A question was asked by Lord Cormack and answered by Lord Bates.

8 Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Recall of MPs Bill Lord Gardiner of Kimble, on behalf of Lord Wallace of Saltaire, moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

14 Al Sweady Inquiry Report Lord Astor of Hever repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

15 Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 27 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 November be approved. The motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 3.54pm until Tuesday 6 January 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.

Instruments Withdrawn

The following instruments, laid before the House on 9 June, were withdrawn:

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

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

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Transport-Government Response to Public Consultation on the National Networks National Policy Statement.    (8977)

2 Innovation-Our plan for growth: science and innovation: Government strategy document. 
     (8980)

3 Post-Legislative Scrutiny-Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008.    (8986)

4 Finance-Treasury Minutes: Government responses on the Ninth, the Sixteenth and Seventeenth and the Nineteenth to the Twentieth reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, and progress on Government Cash Management.    (8988)

5 Communications-Report of the Review of Intercept as Evidence.    (8989)

6 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015. (10 December)   (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.

2 Draft British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the British Nationality Act 1981.

3 (1) Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

(2) Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

laid under the UK Borders Act 2007.

4 Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

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

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

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

laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

6 Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

7 (1) Draft Armed Forces Pension (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

(2) Draft Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Consequential and Amendment) Regulations 2015

(3) Draft Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

(4) Draft National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

(5) Draft Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

(6) Draft Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

laid under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

8 Draft Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015, laid under the Health Act 2006.

9 Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015, laid under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.

10 Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

11 Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015, laid under the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008.

12 (1) Draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015

(2) Draft Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015

laid under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

13 Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

14 Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (No. 3) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2014      (3276)

(2) Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No. 3) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014   (3277)

laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

2 Tax Credits (Exercise of Functions) Order 2014, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.   (3280)

3 Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1949.   (3281)

4 Air Navigation (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (3302)

5 Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Limits) Regulations 2014, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.   (3306)

6 Legal Services Act 2007 (Commencement No. 12, Supplementary and Transitory Provision) Order 2014, laid under the Legal Services Act 2007.   (3307)

7 Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.   (3309)

8 Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.   (3314)

9 Clean Air (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.   (3318)

10 Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Report of the Al Sweady Inquiry, volumes 1 and 2

(2) Executive Summary of the Al Sweady Inquiry

laid under the Inquiries Act 2005.

2 Report of an Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

3 (1) Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of Overstayers: How the Home Office handles the cases of individuals with no right to stay in the UK

(2) Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on an Inspection of Visa Interviewing

laid under the UK Borders Act 2007.

4 Report for the year ended 31 October 2014 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, and Independent Monitor for Entry Clearance Refusals without the Right of Appeal, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

5 (1) Draft Code of Practice on Recovery of Cash: Search Powers (England and Wales and Scotland)

(2) Draft Code of Practice on Search, Seizure and Detention of Property (England and Wales)

(3) Draft Code of Practice on Investigations (England and Wales)

laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

6 Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of Creative Scotland National Lottery Distribution Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

7 Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment No. 2) Scheme 2014, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

8 (1) Parliamentary Pensions (Consolidation and Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Ministers’ etc. Pension Scheme) (Amendment No. 2) Scheme 2014

(2) Rules of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (the Ministers’ etc Pension Scheme 2015)

laid under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

9 Report for 2013–14 of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation, laid under the Energy Act 2011.

10 National Policy Statement for National Networks, laid under the Planning Act 2008.

Prepared 18th December 2014