House of Lords Business

Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have abolished the Child Poverty Unit which was sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education and HM Treasury.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities for the promotion of United Kingdom exports of goods and services.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their strategy against Islamist terrorism, they will encourage United Kingdom Muslim leaders to re-examine the Muslim tenets of Taqiyya and Al Hijra.

†*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Dunlop on 18 January (HL Deb, col 218) that the "current situation is unsatisfactory", what action they are taking to implement the legacy package of the Stormont House Agreement.

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Report [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 7th and 14th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Bank of England and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 December be approved.

Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 Baroness Vere of Norbiton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 December be approved.

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

Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December be approved.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Baroness O’Cathain to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 100).

Future Business 

Wednesday 25 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission a feasibility study to consider converting the entire Southern Rail network to a roadway for autonomous vehicles.

*Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the number of citizens registered to vote.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote the increased consumption of school milk.

†*The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent analysis by UNICEF of the growth in the number of unaccompanied child migrants to Italy, what measures they are taking under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 to relocate child refugees from Italy to the United Kingdom.

†Higher Education and Research Bill Committee (day 6) [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord O’Shaughnessy] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Thursday 26 January at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the Sustainability and Transformation Plans for England.

*The Lord Bishop of Chester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, at peak electricity demand, what level of supply is expected to be available through international interconnectors.

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of electoral fraud at elections held in Great Britain.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 24 January.

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and potential withdrawal from the single market on the rights of European Union citizens living in this country and the United Kingdom’s future economic requirements.

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report published by Oxfam on wealth disparity, what steps they are taking to ensure that women and girls in the developing world are equipped with the right employment skills. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s international relations in the light of Brexit, including its future engagement with the United Nations and the United States.

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the Report from the International Relations Committee on The UK and the UN: Priorities for the new Secretary-General (1st Report, HL Paper 60).

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

Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 November 2016 be approved.

Combined Authorities (Mayors) (Filling of Vacancies) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 November 2016 be approved.

Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2016 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 November 2016 be approved.

Friday 27 January at 10.00am

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Shinkwin] 14th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Cox]

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

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Ramsbotham]

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

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Deech]

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

Monday 30 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution the United Kingdom is making to the defence of NATO’s Eastern flank.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, the creative industries will continue to receive economic benefits from an international workforce.

*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of figures showing that nearly one third of newly qualified teachers leave the profession within five years of qualifying, what steps they are taking, including continuing professional development entitlement, to retain them.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all schools and public buildings are equipped with defibrillators.

Tuesday 31 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the mechanism used to determine annual increases in train fares.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the change of administration in the United States, they intend to re-evaluate United Kingdom relations with Russia.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to prevent alleged perpetrators of domestic abuse from personally cross-examining their alleged victims in the Family Court, as recommended by the President of the Family Division.

Wednesday 1 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations the Home Office has made to process applications from European Union nationals resident in the United Kingdom for confirmation of a right to permanent residence or for British Citizenship.

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having at the United Nations to help to stabilise the situation in South Sudan.

*Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address regulatory, economic and market barriers to energy storage.

Thursday 2 February at 11.00am

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will put in place following Brexit to safeguard environmental standards and biodiversity.

*Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in relation to the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen detained in Iran.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date Article 50 will be invoked.

Monday 6 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of additional public employees needed to meet the requirements of Brexit, in particular in customs and border control.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the aerospace industry.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of residential care home beds that were available in (1) 2005, and (2) 2015. [I]Category 3: Clients
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*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the funding allocations to individual sports from 2017 onwards announced by UK Sport following the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Tuesday 7 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect work to begin on the construction of new sections of dual carriageway on the A1 in Northumberland.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to transferring responsibility for drugs policy and the rehabilitation of drug users from the Home Office to the Department of Health.

*Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the use of medical records of disabled parents in child custody cases.

Wednesday 8 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make arrangements through refugee organisations for the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary to visit refugee camps.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve productivity in the United Kingdom economy.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the composition and effectiveness of the International Criminal Court.

Thursday 9 February at 11.00am

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of hospital beds currently occupied by persons who could be discharged.

*Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat religious extremism and to promote a cohesive society by enhancing religious literacy at all levels of government.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to protect consumer rights after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

†Monday 20 February at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility The Glass Ceiling: Increasing access to the leading professions, published on 17 January, that talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are facing significant barriers to accessing jobs in the top professions.

†*Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendation of Michael Gove, the former Secretary of State for Justice, in his November 2016 Longford Lecture that the approximately 500 Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) prisoners "who have been in jail for far longer than the tariff for their offence" should be released.

†*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many secondary schools in England do not currently provide in-school counselling services for their students.

†*Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage more people to come forward to train as lay magistrates.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: UK–Irish relations (6th Report, HL Paper 76). 12 December 2016

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: the options for trade (5th Report, HL Paper 72). 13 December 2016

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Building More Homes (1st Report, HL Paper 20). 15 July 2016

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: acquired rights (10th Report, HL Paper 82). 14 December 2016

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: financial services (9th Report, HL Paper 81). 15 December 2016

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: future UK–EU security and police cooperation (7th Report, HL Paper 77). 16 December 2016

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to make a referral to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court or a war crimes tribunal, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve, in the light of the failure of successive negotiations between Israel and Palestine and of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, that this House calls for full international protection for the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to achieve security for Israel and self-determination for the Palestinians.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move to resolve that the draft BBC Royal Charter should be laid before this House for debate, and that the BBC Royal Charter should not be granted until this House has debated on and approved the draft BBC Royal Charter.

Baroness Featherstone to move to resolve, in the light of the United Kingdom’s carbon emission targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the growth potential of the United Kingdom’s renewable industries, that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to introduce a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", until the health, environmental and economic concerns about this industry have been fully investigated.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that this House regrets that the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016 unnecessarily require councils to meet their fiduciary duty; override the ability of local councils to make decisions that best meet both the needs of their pension scheme and the expectations of their local electorate; and that they undermine the principles of devolution of power and freedom of speech (SI 2016/946). 10th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that Clinical Commissioners respect the undertakings made in Our Commitments to you for end of life care: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care. (1 September 2016)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (8 September 2016)

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving neurological services in England. (12 September 2016)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. (15 September 2016)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria. (15 September 2016)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of commissioning a new Royal Yacht. (3 October 2016)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent legislation on assisted dying in North America; and whether those laws provide an appropriate basis for legislation in England and Wales. (10 October 2016)

Lord Marland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for trade within the Commonwealth, and what plans they have to ensure that investment continues to prosper across the Commonwealth. (17 October 2016)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the role of British universities and science diplomacy in supporting the United Kingdom’s soft power and research are fully represented in the negotiations on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in building new trading relationships. (17 October 2016)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the outcome of the United Kingdom’s negotiations to leave the European Union, once Article 50 has been invoked, lead to a stronger economy and that trade restrictions are taken into consideration. (18 October 2016, amended 19 October 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing peace, progress, human rights and good governance in Sudan. (25 October 2016)

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan in the light of the threat posed by Islamic extremists in the surrounding countries. (25 October 2016)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on disabled people of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (26 October 2016)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ensuring the appropriate number of healthcare professionals in the National Health Service and care homes. (26 October 2016)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress made in combatting neglected tropical diseases since the London Declaration made in January 2012. (1 November 2016)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that there is sufficient foreign language provision in the business and commercial community to promote the competitiveness of the United Kingdom economy. (8 November 2016)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that character education runs through every element of the curriculum and the wider learning environment. (16 November 2016)

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (18 November 2016)

Lord Kerslake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the quality and provision of care to those with dementia living at home. (18 November 2016)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the transport sector in the United Kingdom. (21 November 2016)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (21 November 2016)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and improve local arts and cultural services including museums, libraries and archaeological services. (21 November 2016)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to measure, and take action to address, food insecurity in the United Kingdom. (22 November 2016)

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the Association for Young People’s Health briefing There for you which discusses the role of parents in supporting young people with mental health problems. (22 November 2016)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance to encourage the protection of existing historical statues and memorials and promote the establishment of new memorials that reflect the broader history of the United Kingdom. (22 November 2016)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on families in receipt of benefits of clinical commissioning groups removing a range of medicines, including gluten-free products, from their lists of prescribable items. (23 November 2016)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for improving the product recall system and manufacturing standards for white goods. (28 November 2016)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (28 November 2016)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of partnership work between maintained and independent schools. (28 November 2016)

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in discussions with other NATO countries about ensuring that all member states commit to spending two per cent of GDP on defence. (30 November 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the cost of alcohol abuse to the National Health Service; and what steps they are taking to reduce those costs. (30 November 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the extent to which the Competition and Markets Authority, in meeting its objective of promoting competition, is doing so "for the benefit of consumers", as required under section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (30 November 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations are in hand to address the issues regarding the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (30 November 2016)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the arrangements relating to Europol will be following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (30 November 2016)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to spread best practice in the investigation of sudden infant and child death. (30 November 2016)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to channel the foreign aid budget through private organisations. (1 December 2016)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee the future of local post offices. (1 December 2016)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving mental health services for people from black and ethnic minority communities. (1 December 2016)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendations made in the report of the National Inclusion Health Board Impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health. (1 December 2016)

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the steel industry; and what role it will have in the Government’s industrial strategy. (5 December 2016)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any unaccompanied child seeking asylum in the United Kingdom is granted full legal representation upon reaching the age of 18. (7 December 2016)

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve standards of nutrition for women and girls globally. (8 December 2016)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in the light of the continued conflict in the east of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. (8 December 2016)

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current policies and practices relating to the use of physical restraints on detained persons under the age of 18. (8 December 2016)

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the devolution of health, social care and criminal justice to Greater Manchester. (12 December 2016)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contributions of Muslims to the United Kingdom, now and throughout history. (12 December 2016)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration in 2017. (13 December 2016)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of autistic people in paid employment. (14 December 2016) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their strategy against Islamist terrorism, they will encourage UK Muslim leaders to re-examine the Muslim tenets of abrogation, Taqiyya and Al Hijra. (19 December 2016)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in increasing the export of goods and services to Africa and the Commonwealth. (19 December 2016)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the development of nursing across the world in order to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. (20 December 2016)

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans not to retard the clocks by one hour on Sunday 29 October 2017 in order to assess over a trial period the impact on energy consumption, road safety and the tourist industry. (20 December 2016)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote a sustainable training regime for the future growth of the United Kingdom’s creative industries sector. (9 January)

The Lord Bishop of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of educational leadership on whole life outcomes of children and on their communities. (11 January)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the coalition government of Sri Lanka in meeting the UN Human Rights Council’s requirements on reconciliation. (17 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 23 January and due for answer by 6 February.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 19 December 2016 (HL4007) and 28 December 2016 (HL4008), what due diligence is undertaken to guard against international scams where a new company sets up in the UK with only an overseas bank account or credit card, and no domestic banking arrangements.   HL4834

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered introducing specific savings incentives to help people prepare for social care costs in later life; if so, why they have not been introduced; and if not, why not.   HL4835

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the savings industry about (1) new insurance products to help provide for later life care needs, and (2) new savings products to help people provide for later life care needs; when any such discussions took place; and whether they were productive.   HL4836

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will introduce to ensure that women who have multiple jobs, none of which are eligible for National Insurance credits, do not lose out on future state pension rights.   HL4837

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will introduce to enable workers earning under £11,000 a year to reclaim the 25 per cent government bonus that they are currently unable to receive when contributing to a net pay scheme, which they would be entitled to were they contributing to a relief at source scheme.   HL4838

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to oblige employers who use a net pay pension scheme for their staff to reimburse their low paid workers for the money they lose as a result of not being in a relief at source scheme.   HL4839

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to reports that 60 trains will be needed for HS2, how many of the trains will be required to divide into two shorter sets; whether each train will be designed to operate within W6 gauge, or whether there will be two or more designs for different structure gauge limits; whether each train will be required to operate at 360 kph; and whether the trains will be required to have flexible space within the passenger area for prams, pushchairs, wheelchairs and small freight.   HL4840

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 23 January (HL4387), what plans they have to collect basic information about the opening hours of general practices.   HL4841

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of hepatitis C have been diagnosed in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many of those were diagnosed in the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital.   HL4842

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the role played by Commonwealth countries during the First World War.   HL4843

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of homophobic bullying were recorded in schools in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the UK patent sector after Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, in particular in the light of their decision to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.   HL4845

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult businesses and organisations involved in the use of patents on the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement, in particular asking for views on UK participation in the agreement for up to two years from ratification until leaving the EU; and if so, whether they will complete those consultations before ratification takes place.   HL4846

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the release of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents concerning US proposals to offer grants to British citizens on the Falkland Islands to relocate to the UK, what discussions they plan to have with the government of the US concerning British sovereignty in the Falkland Islands.   HL4847

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to harmonise military and other efforts with the USA to achieve the President’s aim to "unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth".   HL4848

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the amount of food wasted because consumers equate or confuse best before dates with use by dates.   HL4849

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to consult on the abolition of, or fundamental change to, best before dates after the UK leave the EU.   HL4850

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the number of people occupying hospital beds who are deemed well and able to leave but who are refusing to leave, or stalling leaving, hospital.   HL4851

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring in new powers to permit hospitals to evict immediately any patients who in the opinion of doctors are well enough to be discharged but who refuse to leave.   HL4852

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Philippines about the apparent failure to implement in full (1) the Public Telecommunications Policy Act 1995, (2) the Anti-Child Pornography Act 2009, and (3) the National Telecommunications Commission Circular No 01-01-2014; and when they expect to receive responses to any such representations.   HL4853

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in implementing Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe, the geographical area for which an air pollution alert of a nitrogen dioxide exceedance is called is defined by size of area in km² rather than by population impacted; and when that definition was last reviewed at ministerial level.   HL4854

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the official visit of the Foreign Secretary to Burma, what representations they have made to the government of Burma to ensure humanitarian aid, the provision of political and civil rights and effective security for Rohingya people.   HL4855

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the extent to which a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma, would help to establish the facts about what is taking place in the State, and make recommendations to help to improve the situation.   HL4856

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with members of (1) the EU, or (2) the Human Rights Council, regarding including the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma, in the next Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma.   HL4857

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on cyclists cycling on footpaths.   HL4858

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks to the UK’s financial capability and stability if clearing activity is transferred outside the UK following the takeover of the London Stock Exchange by the Deutsche Borse, as recommended by Dirk Schiereck, chairman of corporate finance at Technische Universitat Darmstadt, in a report commissioned by Deutsche Borse.   HL4859

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the policy position on EU negotiations outlined by the Prime Minister in her Lancaster House speech will lead to financial obligations under the deal agreed with Nissan.   HL4860

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any former employers of Macquarie are acting as special advisers, or in an advisory capacity, in (1) Downing Street, (2) the Cabinet Office, or (3) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.   HL4861

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 January (HL4525), whether the 200 children referred to were not eligible to be transferred to the UK under the Dublin Regulation.   HL4862

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports of a raid on Kafer Qadoum village.   HL4863

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish a national action plan on female genital mutilation in England; and if so, when.   HL4864

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to protect girls under the age of 18 from having genital piercings.   HL4865

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support the UK will provide to Sierra Leone over the next five years to promote women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights. 
   HL4866

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they have given during the last two years to (1) the government of Greece, and (2) non-governmental organisations working in Greece, to help tackle the refugee crisis.   HL4867

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they are planning to provide for family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sierra Leone over the next five years.   HL4868

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what requirements they have set for community rehabilitation companies to make specific arrangements for the rehabilitation of minority groups whose first language is not English.   HL4869

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, given that data centres resident in the UK will no longer be subject to EU data protection rules following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, whether they will seek the UK’s continued participation in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 covering cross-border flows of personal data.   HL4870

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK’s continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL4871

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK’s continued participation in the European Investigation Orders in Criminal Matters Directive 2014/41/EU following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL4872

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek (1) observer status on Europol’s Management Board, and (2) access to the Europol database, following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL4873

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek the UK’s continued participation in those parts of the Schengen acquis relating to police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters to which the UK has been party since 2002 following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.   HL4874

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on the UK aerospace industry.   HL4875

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on the UK automotive industries.   HL4876

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on the economy of Gibraltar.   HL4877

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional security arrangements they are planning in Gibraltar following the UK’s exit from the EU.   HL4878

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 23 January, whether they intend to commission any new projects to carry forward the Official History programme.   HL4879

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much revenue each Government department has raised in the last year from surpluses obtained by charging fees to access online services by credit card which are in excess of interchange fees charged by credit card issuers; and to what extent this has been off-set by instances in which interchange fees are not passed on.   HL4880

Lord Owen to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of the Department of Health’s figure of £8,722,000 for the amount spent in purchasing services from Independent Sector Providers in 2015–16, what are the (1) contracts, (2) providers and (3) service categories concerned.   HL4881

Lord Owen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the figure of £8,722,000 stated by the Department of Health in its Annual Report and Accounts 2015–16 (HC322) as the amount spent in purchasing services from Independent Sector Providers includes amounts (1) spent by NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts on such providers, and (2) paid under Private Finance Initiative and Private Finance 2 projects; and, if so, whether they will publish the respective amounts.   HL4882

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision to fine a member of the public who was found guilty of assaulting PC Karl Cinavas at a polling station during the election count for a Police and Crime Commissioner; and whether, in the light of this event, they will review the charging and sentencing guidelines to discourage attacks on the police and elected representatives.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL4883

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 19 January 2017 (HL4518) concerning threatening behaviour against those holding public office, what is the timeframe for the update and what do they consider to be an appropriate way of updating the House.    [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Local Government Association
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Leader, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire
 HL4884

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to guarantee that NHS mental health services are meeting the needs of veterans and Armed Forces families.   HL4885

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken (1) to encourage all veterans to use NHS priority treatment services, and (2) to ensure that NHS Trusts promote awareness and understanding among healthcare professionals in relation to the treatment of veterans.   HL4886

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to devise a strategy on alcohol use among veterans and serving personnel, and if so, when that strategy will be published. 
   HL4887

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all service leavers undertake resettlement training with Career Transition Partnership.   HL4888

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage employers to recruit service leavers and veterans.   HL4889

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the state of ancient sites in Palmyra, following recent reports of further destruction by IS militants; and when they last raised the protection of Palmyra’s antiquities at the UN.   HL4890

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to increase the number of British troops deployed to Iraq.   HL4891

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have met social media providers to discuss how to combat the spread of fake news online; and what their policy is for addressing the issue.   HL4892

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan following the recent announcement by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations that Pakistan has successfully tested a Babur 3 submarine-launched cruise missile.   HL4893

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase global public awareness of the extinction crisis facing primates, as set out the global study Impending Extinction Crisis of the World’s Primates: Why Primates Matter published in Science Advances on 18 January.   HL4894

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking, together with the regulator Ofqual, to ensure that there is no confusion over the new numerical grading system for GCSEs in England.   HL4895

Lord Norton of Louth to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2016; and of those, what proportion was received in the House of Lords.   HL4896

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Department for Education’s electronic eligibility checking system to encourage more parents to take their child’s free school meal entitlement.   HL4897

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will promote the inclusion of safe and legal routes of passage for migrants from the Horn of Africa in the Khartoum Process. 
   HL4898

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement by Oxfam that "the EU needs to reconsider very carefully exactly how much it is willing to sacrifice on the altar of migration"; and whether they will reconsider their position on the Khartoum Process. 
   HL4899

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the release of correspondence between the British embassy in Khartoum and the Sudan Unit in the FCO concerning the EU–Horn of African migration route initiative otherwise known as the Khartoum process (FOI 0733–16), whether they are concerned that the Sudanese regime will not allow access to UNAMID to monitor the implementation of the Khartoum Process; and what steps they are taking to ensure that humanitarian access is a prerequisite for further co-operation on migration.   HL4900

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether promoting trade with Sudan is an official government policy, and, if so, when the policy of providing information to businesses only on request changed and what prompted this change.   HL4901

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 November (30 November)

HL3278 Lord Bradley [MoJ]

2 December (16 December)

HL3790 Viscount Waverley [CO]

6 December (20 December)

HL3851 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

19 December (5 January)

HL4213 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [MoJ]

HL4214 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [MoJ]

HL4216 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [MoJ]

20 December (6 January)

HL4303 Lord Hylton [HO]

21 December (9 January)

HL4325 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4326 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4327 Lord Beith [MoJ]

HL4335 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [MoJ]

9 January (23 January)

HL4381 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

HL4385 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4413 The Marquess of Lothian [FCO]

HL4424 Lord Murphy of Torfaen [MoJ]

HL4425 Lord Murphy of Torfaen [MoJ]

HL4468 The Lord Bishop of St Albans [FCO]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 1

[FCO] 2

[HO] 1

[MoJ] 12

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Technical and Further Education

Government

 

Commonwealth Development Corporation (Money Bill-11 January)

Government

25 January

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

 

University of London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs)

Government

25 January

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 January

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

Private Member’s

 

Higher Education and Research (Queen’s consent to be signified) (Northern Irish and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

25 January

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

24 January

Sent to the Commons

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL] (Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Children and Social Work [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons with Amendments

   

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Policing and Crime (Welsh, Northern Irish 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

   

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017

   

Draft West of England Combined Authority Order 2017

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017

   

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017

   

Draft Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

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

   

Draft Deregulation Act 2015, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Insolvency (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017

   

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions) Order 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2016

 

26 January

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017

 

26 January

Draft Combined Authorities (Mayors) (Filling of Vacancies) Order 2017

 

26 January

Draft Bank of England and Financial Services (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017

 

24 January

Draft Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017

20th Report

24 January

Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017

20th Report

24 January

Draft Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017

20th Report

24 January

Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017

20th Report

24 January

Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017

20th Report

24 January

Draft Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017

 

24 January

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

 

24 January

Draft Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017

   

Draft Business Impact Target (Relevant Regulators) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Growth Duty Statutory Guidance

   

Draft Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2017

   

Draft Claims in respect of Loss or Damage arising from Competition Infringements (Competition Act 1998 and Other Enactments (Amendment)) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Permission in Principle etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

10th Report

   

Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

18 November 2016

 
 

18th Report

   

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

24 January

 
 

20th Report

   

Draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers

31 January

 

Draft Code of Practice on Picketing

31 January

 
 

21st Report

   

Draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity and Gas Supply Licences (Smart Meters No. 3 of 2017)

7 February

 

Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Student Fees (Inflation Index) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

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 (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017

16 January

Affirmative

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 24 January

   

Communications

Select Committee

visit in London

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.05pm

Services

Domestic Committee

4.10pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 25 January

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

11.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Finance

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Residence Room 1

Thursday 26 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 30 January

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 31 January

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 1 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Thursday 2 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 21 February

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Financial Exclusion

Select Committee

10.30am

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 23 January 2017 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham.

Select Committee Report

1 Procedure 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Revision of the Companion to the Standing Orders

Private Business Standing Orders: minor revisions. (2nd Report, HL Paper 100)

Private Business

2 Richmond Burgage Pastures Bill [HL] The bill was presented and read a first time.

3 University of London Bill [HL] The bill was presented and read a first time.

Public Business

4 Product recall A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 Sudan A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 NHS: debt A question was asked by Baroness McDonagh and answered by Lord O’Shaughnessy.

7 Community rehabilitation companies A question was asked by Lord German and answered by Baroness Buscombe.

8 Higher Education and Research Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 143. Amendments 145, 154 to 156, 158 and 160 were agreed to. The debate on amendment 187 was adjourned. The House resumed.

9 Trident missile test Earl Howe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

10 Industrial strategy consultation Lord Prior of Brampton repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

11 Higher Education and Research Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 187. Amendment 241 was agreed to. The House resumed.

12 Iran: human rights A question was asked by Lord Clarke of Hampstead and, after debate, answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

13 Higher Education and Research Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 244. Amendments 246 to 250, 253, 258, 261 to 263, 267, 270 to 275, 278 and 279, 290, 292 to 294, 296 and 297, 300, 302 and 303, 304 and 307 to 309 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 46, as amended, was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.18pm until Tuesday 24 January at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill The Grand Committee considered the bill. Amendments 11 to 13 were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 31.

The Committee adjourned at 7.24pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Criminal Justice-Government response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee on the treatment of young adults in the criminal justice system. (20 January)   (9388)

2 Taxation

(1) Convention between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains, with Protocol and Exchange of Notes. (20 January)   (9403)

(2) Convention between the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains. (20 January)   (9404)

3 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (28 December)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 20 January:

1 Legal Services Act 2007 (Designation as a Licensing Authority) Order 2017, laid under the Legal Services Act 2007.   (27)

2 Income Support (Work-Related Activity) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017, laid under the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.   (SR18)

Affirmative Instruments

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

 (1) Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017

(2) Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions) Order 2017

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.    (37)

Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following paper was laid by command of Her Majesty:

Patents-Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the Unified Patent Court, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (20 January) (9405)

 

Prepared 23rd January 2017