House of Lords Business

Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the conditions which must be met before a new state-funded faith school or free school is allowed to be established; who sets and agrees the conditions; and how the conditions must guarantee a broad and balanced curriculum for pupils.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to consult Asylum Aid about ways to improve protection and fairness for women asylum applicants and support provided for those who have suffered gender-based harm.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to cut the care budget and, if so, by how much.

*Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have taken from the conduct of the Chilcot Inquiry to inform the conduct of future inquiries.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Bates] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 8th Report from the Constitution Committee, 14th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Committee (day 7) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 11th and 13th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Thursday 29 January at 11.00am

*Baroness Sharples to ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to make any proposals for changes to Oral Questions.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will have operational aircraft to fly off the new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier when it comes into service.

*The Earl of Courtown to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure that the benefits of lower oil prices are passed on to consumers, particularly in rural areas.

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have fulfilled their commitment in The Coalition: our programme for government to "work to bring Northern Ireland back into the mainstream of UK politics".

Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that the 4th Report from the Select Committee (Amendments to legislative procedures) (HL Paper 95) be agreed to.

Baroness Wheatcroft to move that this House takes note of the Government’s support for British exports.

Baroness Perry of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the progress of the Government’s school reforms.

Lord Steel of Aikwood to move that this House takes note of the Resolution of the House of Commons of 13 October 2014 that "this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution", and that this recommendation has also been adopted by the European Parliament, and the Parliaments of Sweden, France, Ireland, Portugal and Luxembourg.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Monday 2 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve teaching in schools about the dangers of substance abuse.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to address the findings of the Trades Union Congress report, The Pregnancy Test: Ending Discrimination at Work for New Mothers.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for implementing the legislation to incorporate caste as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability and accessibility of new epilepsy medications and treatments.

Baroness Williams of Trafford intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 10 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Tuesday 3 February at 2.30pm

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the international recovery effort following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the United Kingdom’s contribution to that effort.

*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider encouraging rather than discouraging the spread of vaping, in the light of the Cochrane review of e-cigarettes published on 17 December 2014 which found that e-cigarettes were more effective as an aid to quitting smoking than any other method.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan further reform of the law regarding Credit Unions.

Baroness Verma intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

†Deregulation Bill Report [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the growth of small businesses in the United Kingdom. (Dinner break business, 1 hour).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

†Care and Support (Business Failure) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Care and Support (Children’s Carers) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Care and Support (Market Oversight Criteria) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

The following six motions are expected to be debated together:

†Armed Forces Pension (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Consequential and Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 4 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to understand the causes of autism spectrum disorders and speed up diagnosis.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support National Voter Registration Day.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent progress they have made on tackling ebola in West Africa.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

†European Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Local Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Forms) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Jolly] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th and 21st Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) (Amendment) Scheme 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Public Bodies (Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley]

†Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 5 February at 11.00am

The Lord Bishop of Leeds will be introduced.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the Russian armed forces.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to support women suffering from postnatal depression.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote housing development on brownfield land, rather than greenfield sites.

†Pension Schemes Bill Third Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

It is expected that the Report stage of the Deregulation Bill will conclude.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve maternity care and to ensure that maternity staff are trained and developed to meet future needs. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

†Friday 6 February at 10.00am

†International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Committee [Lord Purvis of Tweed]

†Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill Second Reading [Lord Ribeiro]

†Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill Second Reading [Lord Best]

Monday 9 February at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury will be introduced.

*Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that sports stadia in the United Kingdom are made fully accessible for spectators with a disability.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to rebuild confidence in the banking system.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on low income taxpayers of the changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme and reduction in funding for the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mitigate the misuse of fixed-odds betting terminals in betting shops.

Tuesday 10 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been allocated to the Scottish government in Barnett consequentials in the last year.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the response to their consultation on the future financing of local welfare assistance schemes.

*Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to investigate breaches of international law by state and non-state actors in Syria with regard to sexual and gender-based violence and persecution of minorities.

Wednesday 11 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of local enterprise partnerships on the economy and key skills in their local areas.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the initiative in Northern Ireland, what plans they have to allow pupils to register to vote in schools, sixth form and further education colleges.

*Lord Carrington of Fulham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are proposing to ensure that public sector strikes have the full support of union members.

Thursday 12 February at 11.00am

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what use has been made of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to prevent or control busking.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any emerging risks to the programme to transform the delivery of probation services have been reported to Ministers, and what action is being taken to mitigate any such risks.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they are taking to reduce the number of residential properties left vacant by their owners.

Monday 23 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in addition to business rates reform, what steps they are taking to support high streets in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of VAT on the finances of sixth form colleges and non-maintained special schools.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service following recent cuts to its budget.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions are taking place with the governments of other European Union member states regarding the handling of conflict in the Middle East.

†Tuesday 24 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to include animal welfare in the National Curriculum in schools.

†*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Gurkha battalions and to acknowledge their service to the United Kingdom and their relationship with the British people.

†*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the treatment of women at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre.

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 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 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

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The impact of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office on the United Kingdom (4th Report, HL Paper 53). 3 November 2014

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Wheeler to move that this House takes note of the 17 negative instruments relating to care and support laid before the House between 24 and 31 October. (See Negative Instruments list) 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reforms to Disabled Students’ Allowance, what are the duties of higher education institutions towards disabled students. (13 October)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role that women’s refuge centres play in protecting victims of domestic and mental abuse. (13 October)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local welfare assistance schemes provide effective support to people in crisis and will continue to be able to do so. (13 October)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the results of the review into the setting of Universal Credit conditionality when children are in distress. (13 October)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that more hotels in the United Kingdom have better facilities for disabled people. (16 October)

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage women to participate in the sport of rowing at every level of ability. (22 October)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of mental health services for deaf people using British sign language. (29 October: amended on 10 November)

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people, for care leavers, and for adults with care experience. (29 October)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the social and economic value of sports volunteering in the United Kingdom. (4 November)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Is General Practice in Crisis? by the Nuffield Trust. (6 November)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the continuing challenge of HIV and AIDS. (7 November)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current proposals for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. (11 November)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect on the youth unemployed of a potential increase in the employment levels of older people. (11 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for a concerted European approach to the issues arising from the refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. (17 November)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recovery effort in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. (17 November)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the benefits to the United Kingdom of ratification of Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights. (21 November)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative following the Global Summit in June 2014. (24 November)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of European Union regulation on British agriculture. (25 November)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political stability of the borders of Europe and Russia. (26 November)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for labour market policy of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics’ report Wellbeing in four policy areas. (27 November)

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health Service. (27 November)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations following its consideration of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report identifying crimes against humanity in North Korea; and whether they intend to ask the United Nations Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. (27 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Winterbourne View - Time for Change. (1 December)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve access to treatments for patients with rare diseases. (3 December)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continuing sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in the countryside. (4 December)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of digital inclusion and open government in engaging young people and under-represented groups in the democratic process. (5 December)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Supreme Court’s March 2014 judgment on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has had on healthcare. (8 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use, and to encourage the development of, technologies to reduce the number of collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists. (9 December)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic priorities for international development after April 2015. (11 December)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government, on completion of the European Union balance of competences review, how they will use the information gleaned. (15 December)

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that laws protecting shop-workers from violence, including those selling alcohol, are fully enforced. (16 December)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. (16 December)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions are being taken to address the concerns expressed by a number of local authorities in England and Wales about the growth in the number of high stakes fixed odds betting machines available on the high street. (16 December)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the variety and diversity of schools within the independent education sector. (17 December)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to implement the report on the Money Advice Service undertaken by Christine Farnish. (17 December)

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve diagnosis and support for people with autism spectrum disorders. (6 January)

Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of oil palm plantations on world-wide climate and on the existence of indigenous animal species. (7 January)

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to protect interpreters and translators working in conflict zones around the world. (7 January)

Lord Williams of Elvel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the process known as "Maxwellisation" in the conduct of public inquiries; and if so, what possibilities of redress exist for those who have been criticised but whose defence has been rejected. (12 January)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to improve relations with Iran. (12 January)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to acknowledge and show appreciation of the Gurkha battalions on the 200th anniversary of their service to the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (14 January)

Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help young care leavers not able to "stay put" in foster care to make a successful transition to independence. (15 January)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve cultural, business and diplomatic relations with Taiwan. (16 January)

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the spinal cord injury service. (22 January)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have drawn from the conduct of the Chilcot Inquiry to inform the conduct of future inquiries. (22 January)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve links between companies and their individual shareholders in the light of the increasing use of nominee names. (22 January)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to alter the timetable for the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women. (23 January)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that elderly people, particularly those in residential care, are able to vote in the forthcoming general election. (23 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 27 January and due for answer by 10 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on human rights and religious liberties of Burma’s new Religious Conversion Bill and of other new bills in that country aimed at the protection of race and religion and which focus on restricting inter-faith marriage, monogamy and population control; and what representations they have made to the government of Burma on the matter.   HL4439

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the remarks of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma, Yangjee Lee, on the "significant human rights concerns" of Burma’s new laws and her warning that they would "legalise discrimination, in particular against religious and ethnic minorities and against women".   HL4440

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 14 July 2014 (HC Deb, col 448W), by Earl Howe on 2 December 2014 (HL2907) and by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, George Freeman, on 14 January 2015 (HC220047), which body is responsible for regulating the administration of drugs used in fertility treatment; which fertility clinics in the United Kingdom are known to have administered drugs to patients when the corresponding drugs have not yet been licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), regardless of whether or not the clinics concerned have been licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA); which clinics in the United Kingdom that have been licensed by the HFEA are known to have administered reagents to permitted gametes or permitted embryos that are then introduced into patients when the reagents concerned have not otherwise been licensed by the MHRA for clinical use; how either the HFEA or the MHRA would be kept aware of all such instances; what the regulatory consequences are in each case; which body is responsible for collecting data regarding the effects of particular dosages on the welfare of the developing child and the health of the mother; and whether such data are collected on a case by case basis or as part of a clinical trial.   HL4441

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 January 2015 (HL4064), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) does not consider that discussion of genetic modification, as it might be considered to apply to the creation of human admixed embryos, can usefully add to the debate on the definition of genetic modification in humans; whether the basis for the HFEA’s particular position is legal, scientific, doctrinal, ideological or pecuniary; whether the HFEA is capable of distinguishing between human embryos that have been genetically modified or not; if so, why it is unable to determine whether the generation of any human admixed embryos as defined under section 4A(6)(a) to (c) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 would constitute genetic modification; and if not, how the HFEA is able to regulate such manipulation of human embryos.   HL4442

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 26 January 2015 (HL4063 and HL4228), how members of the Expert Panel convened by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) were assured that the children were genetically normal in the absence of any further information when the published abstract only referred to a "normal karyotype" and there was no "data concerned" further to support this; whether each of the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the Department of Health’s consultation document entitled "Mitochondrial Donation" is associated with an abnormal karyotype; whether they will place in the Library of the House a full copy of the correspondence between the member of the HFEA’s Expert Panel and the Zhang research group; if not, why not; and on what date or dates the correspondence was shared with all other members of the HFEA’s Expert Panel.   HL4443

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 January (HL4011) regarding the challenges facing the National Health Service of tackling obesity, what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made of the impact of findings recently reported in the journal Endocrinology (Volume 155, Issue 11, pages 4554–67); and what data is held by the HFEA that would permit follow-up studies of children conceived via in vitro fertilisation, in order to establish whether or not trends observed in mice are similarly apparent in humans.   HL4444

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government on average how many cases of female genital mutilation are reported to the police for investigation per day.   HL4445

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to criminalise the failure to report a suspected case of female genital mutilation to the police.   HL4446

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to criminalise the obstruction of traffic by pedestrians using a mobile device.   HL4447

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many traffic accidents have been caused or partly caused by pedestrians using a mobile device.   HL4448

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing the national diabetes-related amputation rate since their commitment to halve the rate two years ago.
   HL4449

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that support is made available for vulnerable defendants by registered intermediaries in the criminal justice system, as currently is the case for vulnerable witnesses.   HL4450

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the criminalisation of all forms of violence against women and girls in that country by introducing legal provisions consistent with international law and standards.   HL4451

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the progress of investigations in that country conducted into alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation.   HL4452

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Jolly on 27 January, when they expect the annual cost of £2.5 billion for National Health Service agency staff appointments to be reduced to £1 billion per annum.   HL4453

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Royal Naval division monument on Horseguards will be refurbished in time for the Gallipoli centenary in April this year.
   HL4454

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the centenary commemoration in (1) Turkey, and (2) the United Kingdom, of the Gallipoli landings.   HL4455

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the TechNorth project; and what action they are taking to support its implementation.   HL4456

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran regarding the containment and eventual defeat of ISIL. 
   HL4457

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report of 16 December 2014 from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran; and what practical ways they have identified for implementing its recommendations.   HL4458

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 22 January (HL4173), how they assess the success of French milk co-operatives in sustaining prices for procedures as compared with that of English co-operatives since the end of the Milk Marketing Board.   HL4459

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 January (HL4174), what assessment they have made of the rates of referrals by Street-Link leading to the accessing of services and to re-housing; and what plans they have to increase those rates.   HL4460

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tax credit recipients have received an administrative penalty relating to overpayments in each of the past four years.   HL4461

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total sum of administrative penalties applied to tax credit claimants following overpayments in each of the past four years.
   HL4462

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been allocated to each London borough under the Decent Homes Backlog Funding initiative for 2015–16.   HL4463

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the Decent Homes Backlog Funding initiative beyond 2015–16.   HL4464

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3874), whether they intend to commission research into the causes of homeless households being placed in temporary accommodation outside their home authority.   HL4465

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they plan to take to maximise the efficiency of closed-circuit television and to ensure public safety.   HL4466

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reasons for the reported increase in financial problems amongst students.   HL4467

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the standard of hygiene in hospitals.   HL4468

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that accident and emergency units in England have a sufficient complement of doctors; and if not, what they consider to be the reasons for any shortfall.   HL4469

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on the illicit tobacco market of their announcement to proceed with standardised packaging for tobacco products.   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
 HL4470

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all correspondence including emails between Ministers and officials of the Department of Health and Action on Smoking and Health between 1 January 2012 and 27 January 2015.   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
 HL4471

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of links between terrorist organisations and the illicit tobacco market in the United Kingdom.   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
 HL4472

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings the Department of Health has had at ministerial and official level with Action on Smoking and Health between 1 January 2012 and 27 January 2015; and, for each meeting, what were the titles of those attending and the topics discussed.   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
 HL4473

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential costs of compensation due to the loss of intellectual property arising from the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging.   [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
British American Tobacco plc
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
 HL4474

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide an assurance that the proposed garden cities will feature appropriate accommodation for caravan-dwelling Travellers.
   HL4475

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total level of spending incurred by the Cancer Drugs Fund on reimbursing the National Health Service for molecular diagnostics testing in the last three years for which figures are available.   HL4476

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Cancer Drugs Fund budget has been allocated for molecular diagnostic testing costs in 2015–16.   HL4477

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what processes have been put in place to ensure equitable access to molecular diagnostics across the National Health Service for medicines listed on the Cancer Drugs Fund.   HL4478

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government which National Health Service trusts have applied for reimbursement of molecular diagnostics for medicines listed on the Cancer Drugs Fund in the last year for which figures are available.   HL4479

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is being provided to National Health Service trusts regarding the option to recoup the costs of molecular diagnostics for medicines listed on the Cancer Drugs Fund.   HL4480

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote equal access to intern opportunities for all; and how many disabled people have received help from the Access to Work Fund in order to participate fully in internship programmes.   HL4481

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 7 July 2014 (HL686), what is the aggregate value of the debt of the government, non-financial corporations, the household sector and financial institutions as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product for the United Kingdom, and for the other G7 countries.   HL4482

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Department of Health and the Department for Education are working together to provide pastoral care and support to pupils with HIV.   HL4483

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that teachers have appropriate understanding of HIV and HIV stigma.   HL4484

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the members of the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission and Safety Authority; and why their names are not published on the Commission’s website.   HL4485

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 16 October (HL2006), now that the European Commission has concluded its procedures, when they expect to ratify the Luxembourg Rail Protocol.   HL4486

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the government of the Republic of Ireland has completed all the actions in favour of human rights assigned to it in the Belfast Agreement of 1998.   HL4487

Lord Christopher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Northern Ireland Assembly has given its full agreement to the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill; and, if not, on which parts of the Bill its consent has been reserved.   HL4488

Lord Christopher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes have been made in the last five years to the rules on the distinctions for income tax purposes between employment and self-employment.   HL4489

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 November 2014 (HL Deb, cols 545–610), what extra information on how Azure Card users can apply for travel assistance has been provided.   HL4490

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 November 2014 (HL Deb, cols 545–610), how many retailers they have (1) approached, and (2) added to the Azure Card scheme.   HL4491

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their target for the number of retailers to be added to the Azure Card scheme this year.   HL4492

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they give to countries’ human rights records when granting arms export licences.   HL4493

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to make the export of arms contingent on countries’ commitments to improve human rights.   HL4494

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total revenue to the Exchequer as a result of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the last year.   HL4495

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

6 January (20 January)

HL3954 Lord Blencathra [MoJ]

7 January (21 January)

HL3997 The Lord Bishop of St Albans [DEFRA]

8 January (22 January)

HL4023 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4024 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4025 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4026 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4039 Lord Marlesford [HO]

12 January (26 January)

HL4054 Lord Eames [MoD]

HL4055 Lord Eames [MoD]

HL4077 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

HL4081 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

HL4082 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

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

[DCLG] 3

[DEFRA] 1

[HO] 1

[MoD] 6

[MoJ] 1

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Prime Minister (Limitation of Period of Office) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality)

Private Member’s

6 February

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

Private M ember’s

6 February

Stamp Duty Land Tax (Money Bill-13 January)

Government

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances)

Private Member’s

 

Control of Horses

Private Member’s

 

Lords Spiritual (Women)

Government

 

Local Government (Review of Decisions)

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

28 January

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Counter-Terrorism and Security

Government

28 January

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

6 February

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Deregulation (Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

3 February

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Recall of MPs

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Pension Schemes (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

5 February

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL] (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

 

National Insurance Contributions

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reason

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Commons Affirmative Resolution

   

Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Amendment) Measure

   

Ecclesiastical Property Measure

   

Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure

   

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

   

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2015

   

Draft Freedom of Information (Designation as Public Authorities) Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Ballot Paper) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Childcare Payments (Eligibility) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015

   

Draft Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015

   

Draft Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

   

Draft Emissions Performance Standard Regulations 2015

   

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Community Right to Challenge (Business Improvement Districts) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2015

   

Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2015

   

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2015

   

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

   

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015

   

Draft Road Safety Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2015

   

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2015

   

Draft Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Employment Allowance (Care and Support Workers) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Banking Reform) (Pensions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015

   

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015

   

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015

   

Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

23rd Report

 

Draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Shale Oil and Gas and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

   

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Approved Regulator) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015

 

29 January

Draft Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015

 

29 January

Draft Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015

 

29 January

Draft National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015

 

29 January

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015

 

29 January

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015

 

29 January

Draft Care and Support (Business Failure) Regulations 2014

 

3 February

Draft Care and Support (Children’s Carers) Regulations 2014

 

3 February

Draft Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014

19th Report

3 February

Draft Care and Support (Market Oversight Criteria) Regulations 2014

 

3 February

Draft Armed Forces Pension (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Consequential and Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015

21st Report

3 February

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) (Amendment) Scheme 2014

 

4 February

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Draft Local Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

 

4 February

Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Forms) Order 2015

 

4 February

Draft Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

2 February

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015

 

2 February

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015

 

2 February

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015

 

2 February

Draft Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015

 

2 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015

   

Draft British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015

23rd Report

 

Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Downloading of Data) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015

24th Report

 

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Protected Disclosures (Extension of Meaning of Worker) Order 2015

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave and Leave Curtailment (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

14th Report

   

Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements) (Business Failure Duties of Scottish Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Personal Budget: Exclusion of Costs) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements and Business Failure: Temporary Duty) (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support and After-care (Choice of Accommodation) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Preventing Needs for Care and Support) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Sight-impaired and Severely Sight-impaired Adults) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014

14 December

 
 

21st Report

   

Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014

9 February

 
 

23rd Report

   

Deduction from Wages (Limitations) Regulations 2014

12 February

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Super Affirmative

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee) Order 2015 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

29 January

4 February

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

11 February

 

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

15th and 21st Reports

4 February

Forthcoming Retirement 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

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.

Wednesday 28 January

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 29 January

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Tuesday 3 February

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.00am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

10.30am
in Residence 1

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 4 February

   

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 5 February

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Tuesday 10 February

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 11 February

   

European Union

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

10.30am

Tuesday 24 February

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Monday 2 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 27 January 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

Select Committee Reports

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

24th Report:  
Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015. (HL Paper 102)

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

The post-crisis EU financial regulatory framework: do the pieces fit? (5th Report, HL Paper 103)

3 House Committee 
The 3rd Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 104)

Public Business

4 Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

5 Boko Haram A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

6 Alcohol: consumption A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Baroness Jolly.

7 National Health Service: finances and services A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Jolly.

8 Infrastructure Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments. The Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 89)

9 Infrastructure Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 89–EN)

10 Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 November 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code A) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 Lord Gardiner of Kimble, on behalf of Lord De Mauley, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Films (Definition of "British Film") Order 2015 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Recall of MPs Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 7 to 10 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 11 to 16

Schedules 3 to 5 
Clauses 17 to 20 
Schedule 6 
Clauses 21 to 25.

The motion was agreed to.

15 Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 4 to 8 
Schedule 2 
Clause 9 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 10 to 13 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 14 to 18 
Schedule 5 
Clause 19 
Schedule 6 
Clauses 20 to 26 
Schedule 7 
Clause 27 
Clauses 42 to 44 
Schedule 12 
Clause 45 
Schedule 13 
Clauses 46 to 50 
Schedule 14 
Clause 51 
Schedule 15

Clause 52 
Schedule 16 
Clause 53 
Schedule 17 
Clauses 54 and 55 
Schedule 18 
Clauses 56 to 72 
Schedule 19 
Clauses 73 to 83 
Schedule 20 
Clauses 84 to 87 
Schedule 21 
Clauses 88 to 91 
Clauses 28 to 35 
Schedule 8 
Clause 36 
Schedule 9 
Clause 37 
Schedule 10 
Clause 38 
Schedule 11 
Clauses 39 to 41 
Clauses 92 to 96.

The motion was agreed to.

16 Pension Schemes Bill The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 90)

17 Northern Ireland: "on the runs" scheme Baroness Randerson repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

18 Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015 
Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015  
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015 
Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015 
Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 
Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015

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

19 Eritrea and Ethiopia A question was asked by Lord Chidgey and, after debate, answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

The House adjourned at 8.12pm until Wednesday 28 January at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.51pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Foreign Affairs-Government response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights Work in 2013.    (8975)

2 Environment-Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).    (9002)

3 Taxation

(1) Convention between the United Kingdom and Iceland for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains.    (9003)

(2) Protocol amending the Convention between the United Kingdom and Canada for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains.    (9005)

4 Water-Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses.              (9004)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Electricity Act 1989.

2 Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, laid under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) Order 2015, laid under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979.   (47)

2 Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fitness to Practise) (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2015, laid under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001.   (52)

3 Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (Establishment) Order 2015, laid under the Localism Act 2011.   (53)

4 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulation of Auditors and Actuaries) (PRA Specified Powers) Order 2015, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.   (61)

5 (1) Statute made by Christ Church, Oxford on 17 October 2012   (-)

(2) Statute made by Christ Church, Oxford on 12 March 2014   (-)

(3) Statute made by Hughes Hall, Cambridge on 29 October 2014   (-)

laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report for 2014 of the Secretary of State for Transport on Notices and Directions served under the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994, laid under the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994.

Prepared 28th January 2015