House of Lords Business

Thursday 24 July 2014 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the situation of migrant workers in Qatar.

*Baroness Trumpington to ask the Chairman of Committees what progress has been made towards the restoration of the murals in the Royal Gallery; and when the work will be complete.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all the Afghan interpreters who have applied for asylum in the United Kingdom will have their applications processed to enable those who are successful to depart from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

*The Earl of Courtown to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that humanitarian aid is reaching Israel and Palestine.

Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that the 1st Report from the Select Committee (House of Lords Reform Act 2014: consequential changes to the procedures of the House; Recess tabling of written questions; Legislative Consent Motions) (HL Paper 20) be agreed to.

Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Amendments to the Standing Orders relating to Private Business) (HL Paper 32) be agreed to.

If the 2nd Report from the Procedure Committee is agreed to, the following motion will be taken.

Standing Orders (Private Business) The Chairman of Committees to move that the Standing Orders relating to Private Business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 12 Posting of notices in case of tramway, etc., bills (HC 12)

Line 11, after "in" insert ", or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to,"

Line 15, after the first "in" insert ", or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to,"

Line 19, after "road" insert ", or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to the street or road"

Standing Order 12A Posting of notices in case of tramway, etc., bills (HC 12)

Leave out Standing Order 12A and insert-

"In the case of a bill by which it is proposed to stop up or divert any specified public footpath or bridleway, not later than 20th November notice of the proposal shall be displayed in a prominent position-

at each end ("the notifiable end") of the part of the footpath or bridleway proposed to be stopped up or diverted; or

where the notifiable end is not reasonably accessible or its exact location is not readily visible, at some other place where the notice is likely to come to the attention of persons seeking to use the footpath or bridleway."

Standing Order 27 Deposit of plan, book of reference, section, etc. (HC 27)

Line 98, after "Sewer" insert "or water pipe the internal diameter of which exceeds 1 metre"

Line 104, after "waterwork" insert "(not including any underground pipe the internal diameter of which does not exceed 1 metre)"

Standing Order 39 Deposit of copies of bills at government departments and public bodies (HC 39)

Line 4, leave out paragraph 2

Standing Order 55 Section (HC 55)

Line 6, at end insert "by reference to Ordnance Survey or Chart datum"

Line 8, leave out from "thereof" to end of line 17.

Insurance Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Lord Newby to move that the bill be committed to a Second Reading Committee.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of international compliance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights concerning freedom of belief. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the analysis made of the health benefits of organic food recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Lord Plumb to move that this House takes note of the role of agriculture and the food industry in the economy of the United Kingdom. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Farming
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Chairman, International Agricultural Training Programme
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Fellow, Royal Agricultural College
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Member, Campden Food Research Association
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Member, International Policy Council Agriculture and Trade
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National Sheep Association

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on 2013–14 (1st Report, HL Paper 6).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following six motions are expected to be debated together:

Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Monday 28 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that debt management organisations serve the interests of their clients.

*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any future peace settlement in South Sudan is inclusive.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the timeline is for the development, construction and completion of HS3.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase local oversight of schools.

†Consumer Rights Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move 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.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

†Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Committee (day 4) [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

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Farrell Review of architecture and the built environment. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Baroness Boothroyd to move 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.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Northover] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Tuesday 29 July at 2.30pm

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 25 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:

Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 Baroness Northover to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2014 Baroness Northover to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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

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.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill will conclude.

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 a 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.

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

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 in the autumn. (4 June)

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)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 23 July and due for answer by 6 August.

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Home Office have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.   HL1426

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Ministry of Justice have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.   HL1427

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Transport have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.   HL1428

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Work and Pensions have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.   HL1429

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete there were at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.   HL1430

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete there were at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years.   HL1431

Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the identified savings from current and planned reorganisations of HM Revenue and Customs, including the potential numbers of reductions in headcount by region.   HL1432

Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the consultation procedures with all HM Revenue and Customs staff in respect of current and planned reorganisations; and what are the criteria for decisions being made on future campus sites of HM Revenue and Customs offices.   HL1433

Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support will be made available to regions that lose HM Revenue and Customs offices.   HL1434

Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the costings of any future relocation of HM Revenue and Customs offices regionally and nationally, including those of retraining staff, redundancy and any additional resources.   HL1435

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what operations are conducted by the Port Medical Inspector in the space adjacent to the detention facilities in Heathrow Terminal 4; what plans Heathrow Airports Limited has for relocating that work elsewhere, including the timing of the move; and why Heathrow Airports Limited has not yet appointed a project manager for the work to upgrade the detention facilities at Heathrow, originally scheduled to start at the beginning of May.   HL1436

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made at the Girl Summit 2014 of the role played by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) in safeguarding the health of women and girls, and in addressing gender-related barriers to accessing immunisation services; and what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness so far of the United Kingdom’s contribution towards GAVI’s programme, agreed in the Multilateral Aid Review of March 2011.   HL1437

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Statement by Lord Nash on 22 July (HL Deb, cols 1059–63) on the report into allegations concerning Birmingham schools, whether they will report to Parliament on whether other parts of the country are similarly vulnerable to the threats that have been exposed in Birmingham, and if so, when they expect to do so.   HL1438

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Statement by Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 3 July (HC Deb, col 65WS), that ninety-seven per cent of Crossrail’s contracts are based in the United Kingdom, what is the total number of contracts, and their value, awarded to date; and how many of those were awarded to companies domiciled in (1) the United Kingdom, (2) the European Union, and (3) other countries; and what was the total value awarded under each category.   HL1439

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 24 June (WA 144), what was the overall cost for the last three years of legal aid claims in respect of false imprisonment; and into which categories they record such costs as falling.   HL1440

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how often, and with what result, they have raised breaches of Hong Kong’s Basic Law with China in the last five years.   HL1441

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the shooting down of flight MH17, what they are doing to ensure the safety of long haul flights between the United Kingdom and the Far East.   HL1442

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to reform the European Union fisheries policy.   HL1443

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to achieve the 2020 energy efficiency goals.   HL1444

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they give, when allocating aid to Ethiopia, to the human rights situation in that country, particularly in relation to the Oromo population.   HL1445

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 14 July (WA 105–7), what are the figures for each NHS Trust in England for (1) the number of (a) girls, and (b) boys, aged under 18 years who received hospital treatment for self-harm each year since 2010, and (2) the number of (a) men, and (b) women, aged over 18 years who received hospital treatment for self-harm each year since 2010.   HL1446

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 14 July (WA 105–7), what is the age breakdown of the figures in respect of the number of (1) girls, and (2) boys, aged under 18 years who received hospital treatment for self-harm each year since 2010.   HL1447

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 14 July (WA 105–7), what is the ethnic breakdown of the figures in respect of the number of (1) girls and (2) boys aged under 18 years who received hospital treatment for self-harm each year since 2010.   HL1448

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) girls, and (2) boys aged under 18 years who received hospital treatment for self-harm each year since 2010 (a) were offered a comprehensive assessment of their physical, psychological and social needs in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, and (b) accepted that offer, broken down by each NHS Trust in England.   HL1449

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many girls under the age of 18 have been the victim of gang-related sexual violence since 2010, broken down by police force areas in England and Wales.   HL1450

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the passing of anti-homosexual legislation in Uganda, whether they are reviewing the categorisation of that country when considering demands for extradition of United Kingdom citizens to Uganda.   HL1451

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations have been or are being carried out into (1) The Cordoba Foundation, (2) The Emirates Centre for Human Rights, and (3) The Middle East Eye; and whether they consider those organisations to have any links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
   HL1452

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with other European Union governments concerning the Muslim Brotherhood and its alleged links to political and research organisations in Europe.   HL1453

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any threat is posed to the security of the United Kingdom by the Muslim Brotherhood; and whether they consider that any political or research organisations in the United Kingdom have links to the Muslim Brotherhood.   HL1454

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk to public health of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria recently discovered in riverbeds downstream from sewage works.   HL1455

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many refugees granted indefinite leave to remain did not access mainstream benefits support within the 28-day grace period in each of the last five years.   HL1456

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy concerning refused asylum seekers, who cannot be returned to their country of origin, being granted entitlement to work for a fixed-term period.   HL1457

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 July (WA 197), how many of the thirteen ministers who are not in receipt of a ministerial salary are members of (1) the House of Commons, and (2) the House of Lords.   HL1458

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their consultation document Freedom and Choice in Pensions (CM 8901), on what they intend to spend the £20 million allocated in the budget for financial advice and guidance.   HL1459

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the legislation concerning the Northern Ireland Parades Commission to require it to give detailed reasons for its decisions and to publish the minutes of its discussions regarding determinations.   HL1460

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of effective media relations with respect to the role of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission.
   HL1461

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 22 July (WA 197), what assessment they have made of the current level of noise produced by motorcycles on public roads.   HL1462

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Parades Commission about the publication of reasons for that body’s decisions.   HL1463

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) business visitor visas, (2) child visitor visas, (3) family visitor visas, (4) general visitor visas, and (5) student visitor visas, were issued in 2013.   HL1464

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the budget of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is provided by the United Kingdom; and what percentage of the staff of the UNHCR are United Kingdom citizens.   HL1465

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel in respect of the current conflict in Gaza about (1) access for medical supplies and materials for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency water and sewage project, (2) verification of any ceasefires, (3) the use of the Dutch scanner at Kerem Shalom crossing-point, and (4) negotiations for the release of Palestinians arrested since mid-June.   HL1466

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security of the mainly Kurdish cantons of north and east Syria, and in particular of the risk of attacks by Islamic extremists.   HL1467

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty have (1) been created, (2) had their boundaries changed, and (3) been abolished, within the last ten years.
   HL1468

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals are currently being considered for the creation, amendment and abolition of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   HL1469

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the procedures for the creation, amendment and abolition of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   HL1470

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each government department, from July to December 2013, (1) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (2) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Commons was overridden, and (3) in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (a) both Houses or (b) either House.   HL1471

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical staff were appointed to each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.   HL1472

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical staff were appointed to each of the Health and Wellbeing Boards established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.   HL1473

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical appointments have been made to NHS England.
   HL1474

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical appointments have been made to Healthcare Education England.   HL1475

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they are using to assess the impact and effectiveness of current European Union sanctions on Russia.   HL1476

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the E3/EU+3 talks with Iran have been affected by the situations in (1) Iraq, and (2) Ukraine.   HL1477

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ISIS is actively recruiting in the United Kingdom; and what action they are taking to prevent such recruitment.   HL1478

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the present terrorist threat in the Sahel and surrounding regions; and to what extent they consider it a threat to British interests in the region.   HL1479

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new initiatives they are taking to maximise the use of soft power in their international diplomacy.   HL1480

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current security situation in Afghanistan; and what is their assessment of Taliban intentions.   HL1481

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they use to determine whether military action, such as that by Israel in Gaza, is proportionate.   HL1482

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the actual or estimated annual expenditure, stated in 2010 prices, in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2009–10, on each of the following items of National Health Service and social care expenditure: (a) primary care, (b) community health services, (c) community mental health services, (d) continuing care, (e) public health, (f) social care (national), (g) social care (local government), and (h) social care (privately funded); and what was the total actual or estimated expenditure from public funds on health and social care for each of those years in 2010 prices.   HL1483

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the additional annual funding that would be raised by (1) each one per cent rise in income tax, (2) each one per cent rise in national insurance contributions, (3) abolishing the ceiling on national insurance contributions, (4) doubling the duty on (a) tobacco, (b) alcohol, and (c) gambling, and (5) for each one per cent increase in inheritance tax (with current exemption arrangements).   HL1484

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Network Rail or HS2 Ltd will be the lead designer of the proposed Euston station development.   HL1485

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the design capacity and projected number of trains per direction per hour in (1) 2026, and (2) 2043, for (a) HS2 at Euston approaches and Old Oak Common, and (b) the West Coast Main Line at Euston approaches, Watford and Milton Keynes.
   HL1486

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what timetable planning the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and Network Rail have conducted for rail traffic on the West Coast Main Line following the opening of HS2 phase 1.   HL1487

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

2 July (16 July)

HL767 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DWP]

HL774 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DCLG]

7 July (21 July)

HL872 Lord Swinfen [BIS]

8 July (22 July)

HL890 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL891 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL892 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL893 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL894 Lord Berkeley [BIS]

HL938 Lord Rooker [HO]

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

[BIS] 2

[DCLG] 1

[DWP] 1

[HO] 1

[MoJ] 4

 

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

 

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

28 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

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

 

24 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014

6th Report

24 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014

6th Report

24 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014

6th Report

24 July

Draft Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014

6th Report

24 July

Draft Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014

6th Report

24 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014

6th Report

24 July

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014

 

24 July

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014

 

24 July

Draft Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014

 

24 July

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

5th Report

28 July

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

 

28 July

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

 

28 July

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

3rd Report

28 July

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

 

28 July

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

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

 

28 July

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

28 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

 

29 July

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

 

29 July

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 Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

6th Report

   

Draft Capacity Market Rules 2014

28 July

 

Draft Modifications to the Special Conditions of National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC’s Transmission Licence (EMR No. 1 of 2014)

28 July

 

Draft Modifications to Transmission Licences and Documents Maintained Under Licences (EMR No. 2 of 2014)

25 July

 

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.

Thursday 24 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Monday 28 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

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

Wednesday 10 September

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

10.30am

Monday 13 October

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

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

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 23 July 2014 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

Select Committee Reports

1 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

6th Report, on the following bills:  
Wales Bill

Insurance Bill [HL]

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]

and on the following Legislative Reform Order:

Draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014. (HL Paper 36)

7th Report:

Special Report: Quality of Delegated Powers Memoranda. (HL Paper 39)

2 Communications 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Social media and criminal offences. (1st Report, HL Paper 37)

3 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Deregulation Bill. (4th Report, HL Paper 38)

4 European Union 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

EU Data Protection law: a ‘right to be forgotten’? (2nd Report, HL Paper 40)

Public Business

5 Uganda: LGBT people A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Warsi.

6 Economy: productivity A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Popat.

7 China: United Kingdom Trade A question was asked by Lord Whitby and answered by Lord Popat.

8 Pensions advice A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Newby.

9 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies and Core Activities) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 29 be agreed to. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed.

13 Euro Area Crisis Update (EUC Report) A question was asked by Lord Harrison, on behalf of Lord Boswell of Aynho, and, after debate, answered by Lord Newby.

14 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 63AA. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 69.

The House adjourned at 10.25pm until Thursday 24 July at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Health: stroke A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

North Korea: human rights A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and, after debate, answered by Baroness Warsi.

Local markets A question was asked by Lord Harrison and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

Schools: careers guidance A question was asked by Baroness Sharp of Guildford and, after debate, answered by Lord Nash.

Health: dental implants A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

The Committee adjourned at 8.12pm.

Papers 

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Driving Theory Test Fees (Various Amendments) Regulations 2014   (1816)

(2) European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2014   (1890)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Air Navigation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.   (1888)

3 Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2014, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.   (1892)

4 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Investigations) Order 2014, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.   (1893)

5 Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Education Act 2002.   (1941)

6 Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation and Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Public Lending Right Act 1979.   (1945)

Prepared 24th July 2014