House of Lords Business

Monday 10 October 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to strengthen provisions in the Investigatory Powers Bill to increase the protection of data relating to trade union and political activities.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the harm to consumers caused by unsolicited real-time promotion of high-cost credit and of debt management solutions.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lone children in Calais with family links in the United Kingdom have been allowed into the United Kingdom in the past 12 months.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of France on the application of the Dublin Regulation in that country.

Investigatory Powers Bill Earl Howe to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 7
Schedule 1
Clauses 8 to 12
Schedule 2
Clauses 13 to 53
Schedule 3
Clauses 54 to 57
Clauses 94 to 101
Schedule 6
Clauses 102 to 127
Clauses 58 to 67
Schedule 4
Clauses 68 to 80
Schedule 5

Clauses 81 to 93
Clauses 205 to 219
Schedule 7
Clauses 220 to 223
Clauses 128 to 204
Clause 224
Schedule 8
Clauses 225 to 245
Schedule 9
Clause 246
Schedule 10
Clause 247
Title.

Wales Bill Second Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

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

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee(Session 2015–16, HL Paper 123).

Future Business 

Tuesday 11 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Sugg and 
Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice will be introduced.

*Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people still serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection have been detained for longer than the maximum term of imprisonment otherwise statutorily prescribed for their offence, and what plans they have for the release of those people.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their decision about additional runways for London airports.

*Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many county court judgments were issued against people who did not put in a defence,‎ and what plans they have to take steps to reduce that number.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 5 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 7 October.

Investigatory Powers Bill Report [Earl Howe]

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to improve the quality and affordability of housing in the United Kingdom. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 12 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with local authorities in the North East of England about the devolution of powers.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what agreement they have made with the government of France as to how the £17 million contribution of the United Kingdom towards the management of the migration situation in France, announced on 3 March, is to be deployed.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Israel the implementation of the recommendations of the 2012 Foreign and Commonwealth Office report Children in Military Custody and of the 2012 UNICEF report Children in Israeli Military Detention; and, if so, what was the result of those discussions.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 6 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 10 October.

†Select Committees The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Lord Newby be appointed a member of the House of Lords Commission and Liaison Committee, in the place of Lord Wallace of Tankerness.

Bus Services Bill [HL] Report [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon]

Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that this House takes note of the drafts of the BBC’s new charter and the agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Corporation.

Thursday 13 October at 11.00am

†*Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that there is an increase in the level of supported housing across England so that the needs of vulnerable people are met.

†*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Syria.

†*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Football Association Premier League fulfils its commitment to make all its clubs comply with the accessible stadia guidance by August 2017.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 7 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 11 October.

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Third Reading

Baroness Andrews to move that this House takes note of the Government’s proposals for the extension of grammar schools and selection in education. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 3 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 4 October.

Lord Bird to move that this House takes note of the cultural, civic and educational significance of local libraries and independent bookshops in the United Kingdom. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine. (1½ hours)

Tuesday 18 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Bertin will be introduced.

Thursday 20 October at 11.00am

Lord Fraser of Corriegarth and 
Lord Caine will be introduced.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that this House takes note of the implications for foreign and security policy co-operation with European countries of the result of the referendum for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 10 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 11 October.

Baroness Parminter to move that this House takes note of the future of environmental and climate change policy in the light of the result of the referendum for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Motion for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 1 November for debate on 17 November. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of atheists and humanists to the United Kingdom.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Social Mobility Committee (Session 2015–16, HL Paper 120). 8 April 2016

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market (10th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 129). 20 April 2016

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Responding to price volatility: creating a more resilient agricultural sector (15th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 146). 16 May 2016

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee ‘Whatever it takes’: the Five Presidents’ Report on completing Economic and Monetary Union (13th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 143). 12 May 2016

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Children in crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU (2nd Report, HL Paper 34). 26 July 2016

Lord Lang of Monkton to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Constitution Committee The invoking of Article 50 (4th Report, HL Paper 44). 14 September 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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that, in the light of the National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016, this House regrets that, in setting the budget for NHS England for the next five years, the Government have made wholly unrealistic assumptions about the financial viability of the National Health Service thereby putting patient safety and quality of service at risk (SI 2016/51). 24th Report, Session 2015–16, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability. (18 May)

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 May)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential effect on peace and stability in Europe and around the world of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. (18 May)

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy changes they plan to introduce in response to the call from UN officials at the Special Session on Drug Policy on 19–21 April for member states to introduce evidence-based policies to promote public health and to place health rather than prohibition at the heart of drug policy. (18 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update the law on surrogacy. (18 May)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the value and vibrancy of museums like the People’s History Museum are recognised, and to secure the future of such museums. (18 May)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Fit for Work scheme in enabling those with long-term health problems like chronic pain to return to or stay in work. (18 May)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples. (18 May)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the mental health and therapeutic support available to (1) children who have been abused or neglected and (2) young carers. (18 May)

Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a legal market for cannabis. (18 May)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding offender training in entrepreneurship. (18 May)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the projects supported by the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund established in 2015. (18 May)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Economic Partnership Agreements negotiated between the European Commission and economic regions of Africa on the agricultural economies of the African countries concerned. (18 May)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health.  (18 May)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan routinely to publish statistical information on the detention of pregnant women under the Immigration Act 2014. (18 May)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further reform to party funding. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to combat anti-Semitism, in particular in universities. (18 May)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to enhance the independence and effectiveness of Healthwatch England and of local healthwatch groups. (18 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman’s Report of investigations into unsafe discharge from hospital, published in May. (18 May)

Lord Northbrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the likelihood of a solution to the situation in Cyprus before the end of 2016. (18 May)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has sufficient speakers of foreign languages serving the armed forces and defence services. (18 May)

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the rollout of superfast fibre broadband to homes across the country. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance to encourage the protection of existing historical statues and memorials and support the establishment of new memorials that reflect the broader history of the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Fink to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend their Staying Put policy to all children in the care system and to raise to 25 years old the age until which care-experienced young adults remain eligible for appropriate state support. (18 May)

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution which accident prevention programmes can make to reducing pressures on accident and emergency departments. (18 May)

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support those who have contracted mesothelioma. (18 May)

Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enshrine in law fundamental rights for individuals operating online.  (18 May)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider reviewing the balance of membership of the House of Lords to ensure a better balance of members from the different nations and regions of the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government when details of ministerial meetings with external organisations will be brought together in a single, searchable database on the gov.uk website, and whether they intend to make regulations under section 2(5) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. (18 May)

Lord Cormack to ask the Leader of the House what consideration she has given to recommending the establishment of a joint committee of both Houses to consider the handling of secondary legislation. (18 May)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent progress has been made on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in the UN Conference for Disarmament. (18 May)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all forms of public transport are affordable for young people. (18 May)

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to encourage people, especially those from BAME communities, to donate blood and organs and sign up to the Organ Donation Register. (18 May)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure the rights of renters as consumers in the private rented sector. (18 May)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect and promote the freedom of religion or belief, and to prevent religiously motivated violence, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. (18 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to promote the health of women globally; and what are their priorities in doing so. (18 May)

Lord Curry of Kirkharle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to acknowledge the contribution made by Capability Brown to the landscape of Britain in this 300th year since his birth. (18 May)

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis a cap has been placed on the number of patients able to access the new drugs for the cure of hepatitis C, on humanitarian, legal, financial, or other grounds; and why they have chosen not to adopt a programme for the elimination of hepatitis C in England, as has been done in other European countries. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in rolling out Universal Credit, and what assessment they have made of its impact. (18 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of health and social care in the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to protect the freedom of speech of those in receipt of government grants. (18 May)

Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to ascertain the views of Commonwealth countries on the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union. (18 May)

Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the private rental market to meet the country’s housing needs. (18 May)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve air quality in towns and cities across the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises has had on encouraging firms to export (Session 2012–13, HL Paper 131). (18 May)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to promote the benefits of hydrotherapy for certain long-term progressive conditions, and for rehabilitation after stroke or injury. (18 May)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to recognise the influence that William Shakespeare has had on Britain and the world on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. (18 May)

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for omitting activity targets when developing the new dental contract. (18 May)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospect of saving lives through better and specialist stroke acute care services. (18 May)

The Earl of Kinnoull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ameliorate the damage done by invasive alien grey squirrels to native broadleaf trees and native red squirrels. (18 May)

Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the Pet Travel Scheme in the light of evidence of abuse. (18 May)

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 May)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the global economy of the number of widows in the developing world who are uneducated and therefore have fewer employment opportunities. (18 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider the impact of air quality on health and what measures can be taken to achieve improvements. (18 May)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of awareness of the most commonly occurring special educational needs and disabilities of all those professionally involved in classroom teaching. (18 May)

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. (18 May)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain the balance between rights and responsibilities in the corporate sector. (18 May)

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have reached the assumptions that underlie the most recent population projections for the United Kingdom. (18 May)

Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to optimise the life chances of young disabled people. (18 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. (19 May)

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. (19 May)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in order to achieve compliance with the new European Union net-neutrality Connected Continent requirements in such a way that United Kingdom adult content filtering regimes can be maintained in order to help keep children safe online. (19 May)

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. (19 May)

Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of bilingualism and multi-lingualism to the enrichment of communities in the United Kingdom. (19 May)

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of NHS Property Services in contributing to integrated models of primary health care. (23 May)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, as part of the negotiations on lifting sanctions, what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country. (23 May)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current political strategy towards Tunisia, and what plans they have to further develop economic, security and cultural relations with Tunisia, in particular in the light of the situation in Libya. (23 May)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Rural Payments Agency in delivering Basic Payment Scheme payments to qualifying farmers. (24 May)

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. (25 May)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the British Overseas Territories and the European Union. (6 June)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still considering the creation of an international "hub" airport in Britain and, if so, where. (6 June)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects of the signing of the Sykes–Picot Agreement 100 years ago on today’s political and religious conflict in the Middle East. (6 June)

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will use in determining "fundamental British values". (6 June)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal for a new concert hall in London for the London Symphony Orchestra. (8 June)

The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of the Armed Forces Covenant in ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect. (11 July)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve equine welfare standards in England and Wales. (18 July)

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)

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to ministers of the Crown and senior civil servants following their commitment to work with local government as the United Kingdom negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union. (1 September)

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)

Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take to include statistics on the time spent on parliamentary proceedings on each Part of an Act in the explanatory notes on Acts of Parliament. (8 September)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on litigants in person of the introduction of administration charges and other costs when bringing claims in courts and tribunals. (8 September)

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

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

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

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 15 September and due for answer by 29 September.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money they have allocated this financial year towards peace-building and reconciliation initiatives and towards the restoration of plurality and diversity in Iraq and post-war Syria; and how much has been allocated for each of the next five years.   HL1950

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on specialist HIV treatment and care in England for each year from 2010–11 to 2014–15.   HL1951

Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following her five-year prison sentence in Iran; and what priority they assign to reuniting Nazanin and her daughter with her husband in the UK.   HL1952

Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to secure the return of the passport of British citizen Gabriella Ratcliffe which is currently being held by the government of Iran.   HL1953

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement they have given to UK investment in the Palestinian territories currently governed by the State of Israel.   HL1954

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial or other assistance they are making available to the Palestinian territories currently governed by the State of Israel.   HL1955

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of companies investing in projects located in the Palestinian territories currently governed by the State of Israel. 
   HL1956

Lord Hughes of Woodside to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 12 September (HL Deb, col 1308), what are the remit and terms of appointment of the anti-corruption champion, and what staffing and financial support arrangements have been put in place to assist him in carrying out his duties.   HL1957

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Syria and Jordan concerning the Syrian refugees trapped at the Syria–Jordan border; what responses they have had; and what plans they have for securing food and essential services for them.   HL1958

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the final report and recommendations of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance published on 19 May, what actions they are taking to reduce to agreed target levels the use in the UK of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming by 2018.   HL1959

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role that Parliament should play in triggering the Article 50 process, in the subsequent negotiating process, and in approving or otherwise the final terms under which the UK leaves the EU.   HL1960

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider releasing papers relating to Lord Denning’s Report on the Profumo affair earlier than 2048.   HL1961

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 4 July (HL761), by what date they expect the draft regulations seeking to amend the Local Authorities (Recovery of Costs for Public Path Orders) Regulations 1993 to be laid before Parliament.
   HL1962

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of badger culls in England and the effects of those culls on the welfare of cattle.   HL1963

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the flow of information between the UK and Turkey in the light of the actions taken by the government of Turkey following the attempted coup in that country.   HL1964

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for inward investment to the Ukraine by UK companies.   HL1965

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government who the current trade envoys are, what the total cost of their provision is, and whether they will produce a report on their work.   HL1966

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many illegal schools have been closed down, and how many people have been prosecuted for running an illegal school, in each of the last five years.
   HL1967

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much in research grants UK universities received from the EU in the last year for which figures are available.   HL1968

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all the end of year evaluation reports of projects and civil society organisations funded by the Home Office under the Prevent strategy for the years 2011 to 2016.   HL1969

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Delivery Authority for the replacement of the Vanguard-class submarines will be established.   HL1970

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students were registered to take Higher National Diplomas or Higher National Certificates in universities in (1) 2013–14, (2) 2014–15, and (3) 2015–16.   HL1971

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what sum of money was allocated for advanced learner loans in 2015–16; and how much was taken up and lent to eligible learners.   HL1972

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of advanced learner loans in 2015–16, as a percentage of the total number of individual loans made in that year, were made for courses at (1) level 3, and (2) level 4.   HL1973

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other EU governments regarding the position the EU plans to take at the forthcoming CITES conference regarding bans on domestic ivory markets.   HL1974

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to close the domestic ivory market, including the market in ivory products.   HL1975

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role the legal domestic ivory market in the UK has in facilitating illegal trade in ivory.   HL1976

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other governments about the closure of domestic ivory markets.   HL1977

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between those NHS Trusts in the greatest level of deficit and those with the highest proportion of private finance initiative income.   HL1978

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to revise the boundaries of Clinical Commissioning Groups in the light of regional devolution deals.   HL1979

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government which five clinical procedures have the highest average waiting time in England.   HL1980

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cancer referrals in England were not made within the two week waiting time target for each of the last three years.   HL1981

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternatives to a sugar tax they have considered to reduce levels of childhood obesity.   HL1982

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the role of regional airports in stimulating the UK economy.   HL1983

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the International Aid budget is spent by departments other than the Department for International Development, and which are those departments and how much they are spending.   HL1984

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Department for International Development plays in monitoring how international aid is spent by other government departments.   HL1985

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the procedures and priorities to agree the spending of public money on international aid are the same across all government departments, and if there are differences, what they are.   HL1986

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

19 July (2 August)

HL1338 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [DfE]

20 July (3 August)

HL1379 Lord Lexden [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DfE] 1

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Wales

Government

10 October

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

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

Government

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

10 October

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Policing and Crime

Government

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

12 October

Investigatory Powers

Government

11 October

Waiting for Third Reading

   

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

13 October

Sent to the Commons

   

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) [HL]

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 Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 (Independent Reporting Commission) Regulations 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016

7th Report

 

Draft Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

   

Draft Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

   

Draft Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to the Royal Parks) Order 2016

8th Report

 

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies, Core Activities, Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Negative Instrument 

Instrument reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expired

To be considered

24th Report, Session 2015–16

   

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of Retirement

 

Lord Tordoff

13 October

 

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.

Monday 10 October

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

2.00pm

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 11 October

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Licensing Act 2003

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Charities

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 12 October

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 13 October

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

2.15pm

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

2.15pm

Monday 17 October

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 18 October

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 24 October

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 15 September 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

1 Lord McInnes of Kilwinning Mark McInnes, Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron McInnes of Kilwinning, of Kilwinning in the County of Ayrshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 1 September 2016, was introduced between Baroness Goldie and Lord Dunlop, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Baroness Couttie Philippa Marion Roe, having been created Baroness Couttie, of Downe in the County of Kent, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 5 September 2016, was introduced between Lord Astor of Hever and Lord Lamont of Lerwick, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

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

Finance Act 2016

c 24

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Act 2016

c ii

Public Business

4 Home ownership A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

5 Brexit: Scotland A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Tankerness and answered by Lord Dunlop.

6 Syria: Aleppo ceasefire A question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead and answered by Baroness Goldie.

7 Grammar schools A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Lord Nash.

8 BBC The Earl of Courtown repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

9 Drug-resistant infections Lord Lansley moved that this House takes note of the report Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations, published on 16 May. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 Hinckley Point C Baroness Neville-Rolfe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

11 Calais: refugee camp A question was asked by Lord Dubs and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

12 Conflict in fragile states Lord Loomba moved that this House takes note of the effect of conflict in fragile states on the rate of human rights abuses and the number of widows. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 5.55pm until Monday 10 October 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.

Command Papers

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

1 Broadcasting

(1) A copy of the Draft Royal Charter for the continuance of the British Broadcasting Corporation.    (9317)

(2) A Draft Agreement Between Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation.    (9332)

2 Justice

(1) Transforming our Justice System: summary of reforms and consultation.    (9321)

(2) Government response to consultation on proposals for the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).    (9325)

3 Defence-The Iraq Fatality Investigations Report into the Death of Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali. 
     (9324)

4 Standards in Public Life-16th Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on Striking the Balance: Upholding the Seven Principles of Public Life in Regulation.    (9327)

5 Contingent Liability

(1) Minute from HM Treasury concerning contingent liabilities arising from the extension of the Asset Purchase Facility.    (-)

(2) Minute from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport reporting contingent liabilities in relation to a Government Guarantee to back a borrowing facility for Historic Royal Palaces.    (-)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016 (Independent Reporting Commission) Regulations 2016, laid under the Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Act 2016.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.   (909)

2 First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.   (928)

3 Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.   (929)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2015–16 of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Fund, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

2 Supplementary Report for 2015 of the Intelligence Services Commissioner, laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

3 Report for 2015–16 of the Intellectual Property Office, laid under the Intellectual Property Act 2014.

 

Prepared 15th September 2016