House of Lords Business

Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop patients being unnecessarily sectioned because of shortages of mental health beds.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend the Landlord and Tenant Acts to require landlords actively to notify tenants of changes to service charges, insurance premiums and insurance excesses.

*Baroness Hanham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local people are aware of, and are using, the new community rights created under the Localism Act 2012.

†*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the reported rise in anti-Semitic actions across Europe in recent days, what action they are taking to avert such actions in the United Kingdom.

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill (Carry-over) Baroness Kramer to move that the Order of 8 May 2014 be varied as follows:

Before paragraph (5) insert-

"(4A) The Order of the House of 30 July 2013 relating to electronic deposit of documents shall apply in respect of a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in Session 2014–15 or Session 2015–16 and subsequently brought up from that House as in respect of the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in this Session."

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

†Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014 Lord Nash to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

†Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years Lord Nash to move that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 11 June be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

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

†National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

†National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

†Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 Baroness Northover to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

Data Retention Regulations 2014 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Astor of Hever]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), 41st Report, Session 2013–14, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the Regulations fail to take account of concerns raised by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee about contract override; and fail to take account of the view of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments that there appears to be doubt as to whether it would be intra vires to introduce the proposed exception to copyright and rights in performance without also providing for a compensation scheme".

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Second Reading Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Insurance Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Second Reading Committee [Lord Newby]

Future Business 

Wednesday 30 July at 11.00am

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the enactment and operation of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

*Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with regard to the recommendations of the Confidential Inquiry into the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities in the year since their response to the Confidential Inquiry.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to increase transparency and openness in the implementation of universal credit.

†*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce levels of youth unemployment following the recent closure of the Youth Employment Contract Incentive scheme.

Standing Orders (Public Business) The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers by-elections)

In paragraph (1), after "death" insert ", or resignation or expulsion from the House under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014,".

In paragraphs (2) and (3): after "death" insert "or resignation or expulsion".

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that Standing Order 10(6) (Hereditary peers: by-elections), which requires that by-elections take place within three months of a vacancy occurring, be dispensed with to allow the by-election following the death of Lord Methuen to take place on 21 October 2014.

House Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that the 1st Report from the Select Committee (Banqueting rules) (HL Paper 8) be agreed to.

†Wales Bill Baroness Randerson to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Wales Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 12
Schedule 1
Clauses 13 to 16

Schedule 2
Clauses 17 to 30.

†Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that-

(a) Clauses 1 to 12 of, and Schedules 1 to 3 to, the Deregulation Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House;

(b) the remainder of the Bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

If the above motion is agreed to, the following two motions will be taken.

†Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which provisions of the Deregulation Bill have been committed that they consider those provisions in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3
Schedule 1
Clauses 4 to 8
Schedule 2

Clause 9
Schedule 3
Clauses 10 to 12.

†Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which provisions of the Deregulation Bill have been committed that they consider those provisions in the following order:

Clauses 13 and 14
Schedule 4
Clauses 15 to 19
Schedule 5
Clause 20
Schedule 6
Clauses 21 to 27
Schedule 7
Clauses 28 to 35
Schedule 8
Clause 36
Schedule 9
Clause 37
Schedule 10
Clauses 38 to 43
Schedule 11
Clause 44
Schedule 12

Clauses 45 to 49
Schedule 13
Clause 50
Schedule 14
Clause 51
Schedule 15
Clause 52
Schedule 16
Clauses 53 and 54
Schedule 17
Clauses 55 to 68
Schedule 18
Clauses 69 to 78
Schedule 19
Clauses 79 to 82
Schedule 20
Clauses 83 to 91.

†Serious Crime Bill [HL] Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 45
Schedule 1
Clauses 46 to 53
Schedule 2
Clauses 54 to 66

Schedule 3
Clauses 67 to 70
Schedule 4
Clauses 71 to 74.

†Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

†Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

†Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 28 July

†Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Committee (day 5) [Lord Faulks] 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee, 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 14th Report, Session 2013–14, from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 12 noon

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Bilateral Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments between the United Kingdom and Colombia (Cm 8887). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to set up an independent review of the Channel Tunnel security regime to consider whether it is proportionate and appropriate to current threats and risks. (1 hour)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to encourage music education for children with physical disabilities. (1 hour)

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 29 July for debate on 16 October. Time limit 2½ hours

Baroness Kidron to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on children’s and young people’s online and digital interactions.

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

Baroness Hooper to move that this House takes note of developments in Latin America in the cultural, economic and political spheres.

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

Baroness Tonge to move that this House takes note of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013.

Lord Sharkey to move that this House takes note of the case for increased regulation of fee-charging debt management services.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the case for reform of the law relating to financial provision on divorce.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the rise of extremist political parties across Europe.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of the role of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and Cabinet government.

Lord Greaves to move that this House takes note of the provision of local bus services.

Lord Anderson of Swansea to move that this House takes note of the incidence of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Lord Dykes to move that this House takes note of progress in discussions on reform of the European Union between Her Majesty’s Government and the governments of other European Union Member States.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the role of Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union in upholding international law and democratic principles.

Lord Maclennan of Rogart to move that this House takes note of the state of British prisons.

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

Lord Phillips of Sudbury to move that this House takes note of the role of organic, vibrant communities in creating a good society.

Lord Purvis of Tweed to move that this House takes note of the result of the Scottish referendum and the published proposals for further reform of United Kingdom governance.

Lord Steel of Aikwood to move that this House takes note of the role of the United Kingdom and European Union in establishing a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

Lord Storey to move that this House takes note of the case for middle-tier support for education establishments in the United Kingdom.

Lord Tyler to move that this House takes note of the case for a written constitution and the possibility of a new Magna Carta.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s Social Justice strategy.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK’s Influence on Persuasion and Power in the Modern World (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 150). 28 March 2014

Lord Hardie to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 139). 13 March 2014

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

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Counting the Cost of Food Waste: EU Food Waste Prevention (10th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 154). 6 April 2014

Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005 (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 143). 11 March 2014

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Impact on UK Energy Policy of Shale Gas and Oil (3rd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 172). 8 May 2014

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Broadcast general election debates (2nd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 171). 13 May 2014

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on International Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students (4th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 162). 11 April 2014

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

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 include no provision for the regular assessment of performance by clinical commissioning groups and local authorities in the commissioning of health and social care and of the NHS Commissioning Board in relation to specialty commissioning (SI 2014/1788).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

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

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess the possibility of all cottage hospitals, both current and future, being established on a mutual model. (4 June)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles as part of the United Kingdom’s car industry. (4 June)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support economic and social development in Malawi. (4 June)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (4 June)

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the extent of onshore wind farming in the county of Northumberland. (4 June)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with regard to the election there, which was due to be held on 12 October. (4 June: amended 24 July)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take, together with the government of the Republic of Ireland and the Northern Ireland political parties, in reaching and implementing an agreement on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, building on the draft conclusions of the Haass talks. (4 June)

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to establish a Royal Commission on the Constitution, with particular reference to a future federal United Kingdom. (4 June)

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

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat slavery in supply chains nationally and internationally. (4 June)

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of music education hubs and the National Plan for Music Education. (5 June)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the 2014 general election in India. (5 June)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the National Health Service innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement. (5 June)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to preserve the Houses of Parliament as part of a World Heritage Site. (5 June)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the contribution of Britain’s musicians, artists and poets to the First World War. (5 June)

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

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the challenges facing the government of India on the issues of poverty and caste discrimination. (5 June)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination" with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (5 June)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the electoral registration of British citizens living abroad. (5 June)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the use of child labour in countries where inexpensive goods are manufactured for export to the United Kingdom. (15 July)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 28 July and due for answer by 11 August.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they intend to make to (1) the insurance industry, and (2) the British Lung Foundation, to facilitate the establishment of a long-term funding scheme for mesothelioma research.   HL1530

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what trends they have identified in the prevalence of mesothelioma in the United Kingdom over the last 10 years.   HL1531

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on mesothelioma research in 2013 and 2014.   HL1532

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been designated for mesothelioma research in 2014 and 2015.   HL1533

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on mesothelioma patients of a failure of negotiations between the Association of British Insurers and the British Lung Foundation regarding establishing a long-term funding scheme for mesothelioma research.   HL1534

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols GC 460–4) on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, how many of the Commission’s recommendations that pertain specifically to Her Majesty’s Government have been implemented thus far; and whether there are any recommendations that they do not intend to implement.   HL1535

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Education into whether the Department missed historical warnings in respect of concerns raised about Birmingham schools, the Permanent Secretary intends to interview Mr Tim Boyes, headteacher of Queensbridge School.   HL1536

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Education into whether the Department missed historical warnings in respect of concerns raised about Birmingham schools, the Permanent Secretary intends to interview Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.   HL1537

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government out of all known patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1, how many were treated in the last 12 months at the two designated national specialist care centres.   HL1538

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 are waiting to be treated at the two designated national specialist care centres.   HL1539

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are being made to treat patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 who do not meet the thresholds set at the two designated national specialist care centres.   HL1540

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are being made to monitor the implementation of the service specification for treating patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1.   HL1541

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ask the government of Egypt to re-open the Rafah crossing for the evacuation of severely injured people from Gaza.   HL1542

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the reported shooting of unarmed Palestinian civilians in the West Bank between 25 and 26 July by both the Israel Defence Forces and by settlers.   HL1543

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to assess the impact of prolonged attacks on Gaza on (1) the mental health of the population, and (2) water supplies.   HL1544

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child victims of human trafficking were interviewed in 2013 by competent authority staff, as opposed to specialist interviewers.   HL1545

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals on domestic worker visas have sought assistance as victims of human trafficking through the National Referral Mechanism.   HL1546

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals on domestic worker visas have been identified as victims of human trafficking offences in each year since 2010.
   HL1547

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many audits of supply chains have been undertaken to ensure that public bodies and publicly-funded projects are not using forced labour through their supply chains.   HL1548

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what auditing steps they have taken since 2010 to ensure that public bodies and publicly-funded projects are not using forced or trafficked labour in their own supply chains.   HL1549

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Ministry of Defence has held with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission about erecting a named headstone to mark the grave of Private Walter George Buckley (PLY/18155) of the Royal Marines Light Infantry at Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension.   HL1550

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Newby on 9 July (HL Deb, cols 209–11), whether they intend to continue to encourage investments in (1) the alternative investment market, (2) start-up businesses, and (3) forestry, in the light of the tax relief available for such investments.   HL1551

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Nigeria concerning reports of abductions in North-Eastern Nigeria this year in addition to the recent kidnapping of girls in Chibok; and whether they have asked the government of Nigeria what steps are being taken by federal and state governments there to rescue those abducted and to provide protection for civilians from further abductions.   HL1552

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the full-fare cost of journeys undertaken by older people using free bus passes was reimbursed to bus operators by each local authority in 2005–6, 2009–10, and in each financial year since, including the current year.   HL1553

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete have waited (1) for their first appointment, and (2) for treatment, for over (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (c) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.
   HL1554

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of admitted patients waited (1) for their first appointment, and (2) for treatment, for over (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (c) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.   HL1555

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of non-admitted patients waited (1) for their first appointment, and (2) for treatment, for over (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (c) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.   HL1556

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether anyone associated with the Liberation and Justice Movement of Sudan has been barred from entering the United Kingdom; and, if so, who and why.   HL1557

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Northover on 23 June (WA 136) and 8 July (WA 40), why the request to place a document in the Library of the House was refused yet it was released under a Freedom of Information request.
   HL1558

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities are not currently sharing live birth data with children’s centres in their areas.   HL1559

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether parental consent is necessary for local authorities to share live birth data with Sure Start Children’s Centres.   HL1560

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the statutory guidance on the sharing of live birth data.   HL1561

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all local authorities share live birth data with children’s centres in their area.   HL1562

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they have learnt from promoting the Big Society.   HL1563

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the promotion of the Big Society has had on competition between the social enterprise sector and local authorities; and what is the value of contracts transferred from the public sector to the independent sector since May 2010.   HL1564

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the experience of promoting the Big Society will inform their future policy making.   HL1565

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the delivery of Big Society initiatives will inform future pilot schemes to promote innovation in local communities.   HL1566

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons for the localism agenda they have learnt from promoting the Big Society.   HL1567

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any immediate plans to improve the service of the Nottingham to Lincoln railway.   HL1568

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to respond to the analysis in the RAC Report of Motoring 2014 concerning the level of knowledge among motorists of the provisions of the Highway Code; and, if so, when.   HL1569

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their typical requirements for a business case seeking investment in a transport-related investment scheme; whether those requirements are the same for each mode of transport; and by what means those requirements are measured.   HL1570

Lord Swinfen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of pesticides in bread.   HL1571

Lord Swinfen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of antibiotics in meat and meat products.   HL1572

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all disabled pupils are guaranteed face-to-face one-to-one access to disability-trained independent careers advisers as part of the statutory duty and guidance for careers advice in schools; and how careers advice in schools will raise the aspirations and work expectancy of disabled pupils.   HL1573

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to expand community-based support to accommodate people with learning disabilities placed in hospital in a way that supports skills and work readiness, and is overseen by trained professionals.   HL1574

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many and what proportion of people in assessment and treatment units are known to have autism spectrum disorder; and of those, how many are children.   HL1575

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of United Kingdom arms sales to Israel in the last 12 months, including cryptographic equipment; and what assessment they have made of the use of such arms for internal repression or external aggression.   HL1576

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to encourage a total lifting of the blockade of Gaza.   HL1577

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the Palestinians reportedly killed and injured during West Bank protests against the Israeli offensive in Gaza.   HL1578

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria concerning a reported military attack on pro-Palestinian protesters at the annual Al Quds Day rally.   HL1579

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made as to whether the shelling of the Ash Shuja’iyeh district, the United Nations school compound and Al Shifa and Al Wafah hospitals should be investigated as possible war crimes.   HL1580

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to governments in countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised; and what steps they have taken to verify reports that ISIS is introducing compulsory FGM in areas they control.   HL1581

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they plan to make to HMP Ranby in the light of the report of an unannounced inspection of HMP Ranby by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons published on 24 July 2014.   HL1582

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons’ findings in respect of case management procedures to support those at risk of self-harm and the number of self-harm incidents.   HL1583

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to increase the number of prisoners working, in the light of the findings of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report of an unannounced inspection of HMP Ranby, published on 24 July.   HL1584

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the findings of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report of an unannounced inspection of HMP Ranby, published on 24 July, in respect of the condition of the play area for the children of those visiting prisoners, plans to develop services, the lack of a family support worker and the lack of a parenting course.   HL1585

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the statement of the Foreign Secretary on the Andrew Marr Show on 20 July, which powers of the European Union they consider must be repatriated to Member States; what they consider should be done at national level and what should be done at a European level, and how the they propose to secure those changes.   HL1586

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the availability of suitable housing for housing benefit claimants eligible for the under-occupancy charge who are willing but unable to move to smaller accommodation due to a lack of social housing available.   HL1587

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mitigate the impact of the under-occupancy charge on household debt.   HL1588

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the under-occupancy charge on child poverty.   HL1589

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of freedom of religion and belief in Iraq.   HL1590

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to resettling in the United Kingdom a proportion of those displaced from ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq.
   HL1591

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to respond to the humanitarian situation caused by the displacement of persons from ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq.   HL1592

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to referring the alleged human rights abuses committed by ISIS to the International Criminal Court for further investigation and eventual prosecution.   HL1593

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist religious leaders in Iraq to respond collaboratively and in a non-sectarian manner to the human rights abuses allegedly committed in Iraq.   HL1594

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is given to the Counter Terrorism Unit concerning its involvement in the reception and integration of Syrian refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.   HL1595

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a terrorist.   HL1596

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a terrorist group.   HL1597

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 23 July (WA 221), whether they will publish on a weekly basis details of all issues of an economic and political importance discussed with the government of the Republic of Ireland.   HL1598

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to their consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution for consumers which began in March.
   HL1599

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom to worship of British Christian and Jewish visitors to Turkey.   HL1600

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom to worship of British Christian and Jewish visitors to Indonesia.   HL1601

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the freedom to worship of British Christian and Jewish visitors to Brunei.   HL1602

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they place any restrictions on the freedom to worship of those of all faiths from Brunei, Indonesia or Turkey visiting the United Kingdom.   HL1603

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of floor space provided in newly built houses and flats in relation to average household needs in the United Kingdom.   HL1604

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the "overall policy objective" referred to at paragraph 21, page 9 of their consultation response Proposed changes to NHS availability of erectile dysfunction treatments-changing prescribing restrictions for generic sildenafil.   HL1605

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian Refugees have arrived in the United Kingdom under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme.   HL1606

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to include Iraqi Refugees fleeing religious persecution.   HL1607

Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in respect of the import, mainly through the internet, of laser pointers above classes 1 and 2, in the light of the study "‘Toy’ Laser Macular Burns in Children", published in Eye, the scientific journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, in January; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such lasers being pointed at aircraft pilots, train drivers and motorists.   HL1608

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of regulation of debt management companies.   HL1609

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service.   HL1610

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further plans they have to support charities and other organisations that seek to help people in financial difficulty.   HL1611

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the waiting lists for admission to the eight specialist spinal injury units in England of newly injured spinal cord patients prior to the review of demand and capacity by the Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Reference Group.   HL1612

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Jane Ellison MP on 21 July (HC Deb, col 1009W), what assessment they have made of NHS England’s Spinal Cord Injury Service Specification of a minimum of 20 beds per unit against the criterion of providing a "safe and effective service".   HL1613

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that National Health Service wheelchair services do not delay discharge of patients at spinal injury units as a result of not assessing them for their wheelchair until two weeks before their due discharge date.
   HL1614

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the procedure whereby wheelchair centres repeat the assessment of a spinal centre’s physiotherapist and seating consultant; and whether they are taking any steps to streamline the process.   HL1615

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of extra in-patient days that result from repetition by wheelchair centres of assessments carried out at spinal injury units.   HL1616

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on costs to the National Health Service of repetition by wheelchair centres of assessments carried out at spinal injury units as a result of (1) extra in-patient days as a result of delayed discharge, and (2) the organisation of the transport and nurse or therapist escort of the in-patient to the wheelchair centre.
   HL1617

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

8 July (22 July)

HL893 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL938 Lord Rooker [HO]

10 July (24 July)

HL1045 Lord Touhig [MoJ]

HL1059 Lord Laird [NIO]

14 July (28 July)

HL1060 Lord Avebury [FCO]

HL1061 Lord Avebury [DCMS]

HL1077 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL1098 Lord MacKenzie of Culkein [MoJ]

HL1100 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

HL1114 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL1117 Baroness Hodgson of Abinger [FCO]

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

[DCMS] 1

[FCO] 3

[HO] 3

[MoJ] 3

[NIO] 1

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

High-cost Credit Agreements (Advertising Restrictions) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referred to a Second Reading Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

29 July

Waiting for Commitment

   

Deregulation (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Infrastructure [HL]

Government

 

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

30 July

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

29 July

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

   

Draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance and Property Interference: Code of Practice) Order 2014

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2014

   

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Prohibition on Opening Current Accounts for Disqualified Persons) Order 2014

   

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

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014

5th Report

29 July

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

29 July

Draft Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014

 

30 July

Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

3rd Report

29 July

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014

 

29 July

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014

 

29 July

Draft Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014

 

30 July

Draft Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

 

30 July

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014

41st Report, Session 2013–14

29 July

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014

 

29 July

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

   

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

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulator) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Licensing of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Data Retention Regulations 2014

7th Report

29 July

Negative Instrument 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014

21 October

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

Consideration

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014

6th Report

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of laying

To be considered

Referred to a joint committee

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

15 October

Committees 

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

Tuesday 29 July

   

Extradition Law

Select Committee

Visit to Westminster Magistrates’ Court

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 30 July

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

Noon

Tuesday 9 September

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

European Union

Select Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 10 September

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

10.30am

Monday 13 October

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 October

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Wednesday 15 October

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

Joint Committee

10.00am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 16 October

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 21 October

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 22 October

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 28 October

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 4 November

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 28 July 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Dixon for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

2 Debt management organisations A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Lord Newby.

3 South Sudan A question was asked by Baroness Hodgson of Abinger and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

4 Railways: High Speed 3 A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Lord Popat.

5 Schools: local oversight A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Nash.

6 Right to Die at Home Bill [HL] Lord Warner presented a bill to create a right to die at home. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 42).

7 Consumer Rights Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Consumer Rights Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 60 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 61 to 63 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 64 to 70 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 71 to 75 
Schedule 4

Clauses 76 and 77 
Schedules 5 and 6 
Clauses 78 and 79 
Schedule 7 
Clause 80 
Schedule 8 
Clauses 81 to 91.

The motion was agreed to.

8 Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

17 Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

18 Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Lord Popat moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

19 Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

20 Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Order laid before the House on 24 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

21 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 69A. Clauses 51 and 52 were disagreed to. The House resumed after the debate on amendment 73F was adjourned.

22 Farrell Review of architecture and the built environment A question was asked by Baroness Whitaker and, after debate, answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

23 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the adjourned debate on amendment 73F. The House resumed after amendment 73F.

24 National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 
Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 
Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 
Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014 
Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years 
Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014 
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

25 Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Boothroyd moved that this House welcomes the appointment of Baroness Stowell of Beeston as Leader of the House of Lords, but regrets the decision of the Prime Minister to diminish the standing of the House by failing to make her a full member of the Cabinet; and requests that the Prime Minister reconsiders this decision. After debate, the motion was agreed to (see division).

The House adjourned at 9.46pm until Tuesday 29 July at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat, on behalf of Baroness Neville-Rolfe, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat, on behalf of Baroness Neville-Rolfe, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 Lord Bates, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 Baroness Northover moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014 Lord Nash moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years Lord Nash moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 7.56pm.

Papers 

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

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 25 July:

1 School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014, laid under the Education Act 2002.   (1959)

2 (1) Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014   (1975)

(2) Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014   (1976)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

3 Independent Educational Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014, laid under the Education and Skills Act 2008.   (1977)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Land Compensation Act 1973.   (1966)

2 Coal Industry (Superannuation Scheme Winding Up) (Revocations and Savings) Regulations 2014, laid under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946.   (1986)

Division on 28 July 2014 

Leader of the House of Lords

Baroness Boothroyd moved that this House welcomes the appointment of Baroness Stowell of Beeston as Leader of the House of Lords, but regrets the decision of the Prime Minister to diminish the standing of the House by failing to make her a full member of the Cabinet; and requests that the Prime Minister reconsiders this decision. The House divided:

Contents 177

Not-contents 29

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Burnett, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cormack, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Deech, B.

Denham, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dundee, E.

Elder, L.

Elton, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fellowes, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Framlingham, L.

Gale, B.

German, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Judge, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lexden, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Loomba, L.

Lothian, M.

Low of Dalston, L.

Lyell, L.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maddock, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Monks, L.

Montrose, D.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newlove, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Pendry, L.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Phillips of Worth Matravers, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheffield, Bp.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B. [Teller]

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thornton, B.

Tope, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Tyler, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Winston, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Bates, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Courtown, E.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Faulks, L.

Freud, L.

Howe, E.

Jolly, B.

Kramer, B.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Popat, L.

Randerson, B.

Seccombe, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Verma, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Prepared 29th July 2014