House of Lords Business

Monday 9 May 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the European Union granting market economy status to China.

*Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of organisations and individuals in public life, including members of both Houses of Parliament, who have previously urged that the United Kingdom should join the euro.

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what retrospective checks they intend to make, if any, into the financial backgrounds of foreign citizens, predominantly from Russia and China, who were granted United Kingdom residence through Tier One Investor visas, in the light of the reductions in applications and acceptances since the introduction of prior money-laundering checks in 2015.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their continuing policy to deport failed unaccompanied asylum seekers on reaching 18 years of age.

Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Committee Ballot for oral question slots during recesses, Tabling oral questions, Introduction of private members’ bills (2nd Report, HL Paper 142) be agreed to.

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that this House takes note of the report from the Leader’s Group on Governance, Governance of Domestic Committees in the House of Lords (HL Paper 81).

Future Business 

Tuesday 10 May at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to undertake an urgent review into the financial sustainability of high street trade in England and Wales in the light of the growth of online retail and the increase in overhead costs for shops trading on the high street.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of net immigration continuing at over 300,000 people per year, and the latest Office for National Statistics projections indicating an increase in the United Kingdom population, including births, of 500,000 per year for the next six years, what plans they have to limit immigration and to build more hospitals, schools, housing and prisons to meet an increase in demand.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to placing a duty on all publicly funded and professional sporting bodies to co-operate actively in identifying and punishing anyone damaging the integrity of sport.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 6 May.

†House of Commons Members’ Fund Bill Third Reading [Lord Naseby]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Directions and Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) Regulations 2016 (2016/214).

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Care Quality Commission (Fees) (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2016 (2016/249). 30th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Viscount Ridley to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/507).

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of diversity in the British media. (1 hour)

Wednesday 11 May at 3.00pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the current economic and technological case is for continuing with Hinkley Point.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that carers employed by care service agencies provide the care for elderly, disabled and other people for which they are paid.

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the scope and purposes of the involvement of United Kingdom security forces in military action in Yemen.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 9 May.

Thursday 12 May at 11.00am

*Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to emphasise the importance to citizens, particularly young people, of registering to vote to enable them to participate in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union on 23 June.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have to support their claim that "pull factors" are responsible for the mass movement of people from the Middle East and North Africa in recent years.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to alert the public to the dangers of alcohol and its causal links with hypertension, depression, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 6 May, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 10 May.

The full lists of Other Motions for Debate and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The list of all Questions for Short Debate currently tabled is printed below.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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

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

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

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

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee Genetically modified insects (1st Report, HL Paper 68). 17 December 2015

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU referendum and EU reform (9th Report, HL Paper 122). 30 March 2016

Lord Tugendhat to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Europe in the world: Towards a more effective EU foreign and security strategy (8th Report, HL Paper 97). 16 February 2016

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee EU Membership and UK Science (2nd Report, HL Paper 127). 20 April 2016

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The process of withdrawing from the European Union (11th Report, HL Paper 138). 4 May 2016

Other Motions for Debate 

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House concurs with resolution 75 of the United States Congress, resolution 2016/2529(RSP) of the European Parliament, the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the recent declaration of the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, that religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to refer those resolutions to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction on the International Criminal Court or to having the Security Council establish an independent fact-finding commission of experts to investigate the allegations of genocide.

Motions 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 from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Grantchester to move that this House regrets that the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016 fail to determine the extent to which the scheme contributes to the United Kingdom’s target that 15 per cent of energy consumption is to come from renewable sources by 2020, and that the accompanying explanatory memorandum fails to provide sufficient information about the instrument’s policy objective and intended implementation (SI 2016/257). 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham move that this House regrets that the Explanatory Memorandum accompanying the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) (Amendment) Order 2016 has not explained how the monies raised by the offender surcharge to date have been used and how successful collection has been; that there is insufficient evidence demonstrating how the scheme is currently operating; and that the Order will increase the level of the surcharge by five per cent in addition to reflecting inflation. 31st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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

Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek an opt-out from provisions relating to e-cigarettes under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), coming into force in May 2016. (17 November)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the issues faced by black and minority ethnic people in the workplace in Britain. (9 February)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made regarding the political situation in Turkey. (9 February)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of anaerobic digestion, including its contribution to the United Kingdom economy in general, in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in enhancing farm resilience, and in improving soil condition. (9 February)

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. (10 February)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a hub airport in the United Kingdom, and where it should be located. (10 February)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposal to prevent civil society organisations from objecting to violations of the School Admissions Code, what assessment they have made of the extent to which compliance with that Code is monitored and enforced. (10 February)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide funding to allow the construction of a memorial to enslaved Africans in Hyde Park. (11 February)

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. (22 February)

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. (22 February)

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to those affected by the recent flooding in the north of England. (22 February)

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. (22 February)

Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make it easier for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with relatives in the United Kingdom to enter the country. (24 February)

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. (25 February)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that their aid strategy is focused on those countries and regions where needs are greatest. (25 February)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding offences against civilians in Blue Nile and South Kordofan by government forces. (29 February)

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to make data about meetings between ministers and external organisations more consistent, easily accessible and easily searchable; and whether they have plans to make regulations on that subject under section 2(5) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. (29 February)

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to reduce the incidence of smoking-related diseases. (1 March)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the Pacific Alliance. (2 March)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deliver the Life Chances Strategy to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged people in Britain, as outlined by the Prime Minister on 11 January. (2 March)

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. (2 March)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give effect to the recommendations made by the report of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information. (3 March)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current political strategy towards Tunisia and what plans they have to develop further economic, security and cultural relations with that country, particularly in the light of the situation in Libya. (3 March)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional steps are being taken to address the proposals in official reports since 2009, and the Stormont House Agreement, on Northern Ireland’s past. (7 March)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s bilateral relationship with Kazakhstan and its bid to secure a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. (10 March)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to ensure that providers of financial services act at all times under a duty to achieve their customers’ best interests, so as to reduce the need for regulatory intervention, prevent future mis-selling, and speed up culture change in the financial sector. (11 March)

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 in section 25(3) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. (11 March)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the nutrition of women and children in developing countries. (15 March)

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. (15 March)

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. (16 March)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of chartered institutes to the United Kingdom’s economy and competitiveness. (17 March)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans the House has to provide newly appointed peers with training about the legislative process and how best to hold the Government to account; and whether such plans could include refresher courses for longer-standing peers. (21 March)

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider leaving out activity targets when developing the new dental contract. (14 April)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Exporting is Great and the Overseas Business Network initiatives. (18 April)

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 April)

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

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 5 May and due for answer by 19 May.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the human rights of Christian pastors in Sudan are protected, in the light of the arrests and continuing detention of Telahoon Nogosi Kassa Rata and Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour.   HL8212

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the human rights of detained Sudanese pastors Telahoon Nogosi Kassa Rata and Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour are respected.   HL8213

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Christians in Sudan, in the light of the arrests and continuing detention of Telahoon Nogosi Kassa Rata and Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour.   HL8214

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 January 2008 (WA 28), 21 April 2008 (WA 234) and 12 May 2008 (WA 109–10), what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has made of the recently published research in Nature (DOI: 10.1038/nature17948) and Nature Cell Biology (DOI: 10.1038/ncb3347); and whether in the light of that research it has changed its conclusion that outgrowing human embryos cultured in vitro for more than 14 days could no longer be considered to be live human embryos as a matter of principle.   HL8215

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 4 May (HC Deb, col 168) that "there is a very strong case here for saying that it is genocide, and I hope that it will be portrayed and spoken of as such" with reference to the actions of ISIS against the Christian and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office intends to speak publicly of those actions as genocide.   HL8216

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 25 April (HL7390), what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made of how the currently stated aim of research licence R0152 "to improve outcomes of ART for the treatment of infertility" relates to any reasonably foreseeable applications of nuclear transfer that accord with the statutory tests and the originally stated purpose of the proposed research in the initial application for that licence; and on what grounds the HFEA Licence Committee was "content that the revised objectives and lay summary were consistent with the activities and purposes for which the product was licensed".    HL8217

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior staff have transferred from Network Rail to HS2, either on a temporary or on a permanent basis.   HL8218

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the cost of HS2’s AP3 design for its part of Euston Station and, within that cost, what allowances have been made for (1) inflation, (2) property purchase and compensation, (3) demolition, and (4) provision for taxis, buses and connections to London Underground and Crossrail 2, if built.   HL8219

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential for the reintroduction of pine martens into areas of the UK that are infested with grey squirrels.
   HL8220

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have gathered on the reported decline of grey squirrels in areas with pine marten populations.   HL8221

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current level of financial support they provide to the Woodland Trust and its tree planting programme, and whether they have any plans to increase that support over the next four years.   HL8222

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have gathered on the contribution that the 64 million new trees to be planted by the Woodland Trust in England would make to carbon reduction or capture.   HL8223

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to protect the identity of RAF unmanned aerial vehicle operators.   HL8224

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 April (HL7576), why the current section 7a public health functions agreement does not include performance indicators for the provision of pneumococcal vaccination to severely immunocompromised children aged at least five years and adults, as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in July 2013.   HL8225

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 3 May (HL Deb, col 1308), what steps they plan to take to provide Parliament with a clear view of academy trusts’ spending.   HL8226

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 3 May (HL Deb, col 1308), how many allegations of fraud in respect of academies and free schools were made to the Education Funding Agency in each financial year from 2012–13 to date.    HL8227

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 May (HL7852), why they only conduct "targeted passport checks against selected cohorts of passengers leaving the UK for a range of law enforcement purposes", in the light of their response to the European Union Committee’s report Frontex: the EU external borders agency (9th Report, Session 2007–08, HL Paper 60), which states their intention that by March 2014 the e-Borders system would have reached the key milestone of "the receipt and processing of data for 100 per cent of passengers and crew movements" ; whether it is still their aim to reach that milestone; and if not, when their policy was changed.   HL8228

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the UK Trade Envoys, and to which country or countries each is assigned.   HL8229

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which of the 27 other EU member states have not legalised same-sex marriage.   HL8230

Lord Lansley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving the EU on businesses that export within the EU single market and on individual sectors. 
   HL8231

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Misoprostol is approved for usage in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK, and if so, for what specific purposes.   HL8232

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the World Health Organization about making Misoprostol available in conflict settings.   HL8233

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

11 April (25 April)

HL7498 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [BIS]

HL7499 Baroness Wolf of Dulwich [BIS]

12 April (26 April)

HL7575 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

13 April (27 April)

HL7605 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

18 April (3 May)

HL7694 Baroness Berridge [HO]

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

[BIS] 2

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 1

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands)

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

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

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Commons Members’ Fund

Private Member’s

10 May

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Returned to the Commons with Amendments

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Armed Forces (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Returned to the Commons with Reasons and Amendments

   

Immigration (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Housing and Planning (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed, Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Driving Instructors (Registration)

Private Member’s

 

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information)

Private Member’s

 

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 West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016 (20th Report from the JCSI)

   

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

24th Report

   

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

   

29th Report

   

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016

28 April

 

   

30th Report

   

Care Quality Commission (Fees) (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2016

25 April

10 May

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016

6 May

 

   

31st Report

   

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) (Amendment) Order 2016

13 May

 

Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016

13 May

 

   

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Directions and Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) Regulations 2016

25 April

10 May

Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

10 June

10 May

Retirement 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Perry of Southwark

26 May

 

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 9 May

   

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 10 May

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 11 May

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.50am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 5 May 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Public Business

1 Elections: campaigning A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

2 National living wage: social care A question was asked by Lord Oates and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

3 Banks: fraud A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.

4 Afghan interpreters A question was asked by Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon and answered by Earl Howe.

5 Junior doctors: contract A private notice question was asked by Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton

6 City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill The Chairman of Committees moved that this House do agree with the order made by the Commons set out in their message of 3 May. The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

7 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Chairman of Committees moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Select Committee to consider the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill:

L Brabazon of Tara 
L Freeman 
L Jones of Cheltenham 
B O’Cathain

L Plant of Highfield 
L Walker of Gestingthorpe (Chairman) 
L Young of Norwood Green

That the quorum of the Committee be four;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes;

That the Report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the order of appointment of the Committee remain in force notwithstanding the prorogation of Parliament.

Then Lord Bradshaw moved, as an amendment to the motion, after "place;", to insert "That the Committee have power to take advice from a technical expert;". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn and the original motion was agreed to.

8 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the following provisions shall apply in respect of the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill:

(1) If a Bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in this Session is brought to this House from the House of Commons in the next Session-

(a) the proceedings on the Bill in the next Session shall be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the Bill has passed in this Session;

(b) the Bill shall stand committed in the next Session to the select committee to which the Bill stood committed in this Session;

(c) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in Session 2013–14, Session 2014–15 or this Session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in the next Session; and

(d) if there is outstanding any petition deposited against the Bill in accordance with an order of the House-

(i) any such petition shall be taken to be deposited against the Bill in the next Session and shall stand referred to the select committee to which the Bill stands committed in that Session; and

(ii) any minutes of evidence taken before the select committee on the Bill in this Session shall stand referred to the select committee on the Bill in the next Session.

(2) 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 the next Session and subsequently brought up from that House as to a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in Session 2013–14.

The motion was agreed to.

9 Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Code of Practice) Regulations 2016 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Crown Court (Recording) Order 2016 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 House of Commons Members’ Fund Bill The order of commitment was discharged.

13 Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

14 Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill After debate, the bill was read a third time and passed.

15 Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed, and sent to the Commons.

16 Armed Forces Bill The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

17 Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 April be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

18 Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 April be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

19 Polytechnics A question was asked by Lord Lucas and, after debate, answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

20 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 4 May.

21 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 4 May.

22 New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 4 May.

The House adjourned at 2.05pm until Monday 9 May 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 Paper

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

Contingent Liability-Minute from HM Treasury concerning a reduction in the level of exposure under the guarantee arrangements in relation to NRAM plc.    (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016, laid under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.   (554)

2 Draft Modifications to Standard Conditions of Electricity and Gas Supply Licences, the Standard Conditions of Electricity Distribution Licences and the Smart Energy Code (Smart Meters No. 5 of 2016), laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (-)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Pensions Increase) Order 2016, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865.

 

Prepared 5th May 2016