House of Lords Business

Monday 13 October 2014 at 2.30pm

Lord Suri will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the main implications of the Scottish referendum for the rest of the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made so far in their negotiations regarding reform of the European Union.

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they took to encourage negotiations between the two sides at the start of the conflict in Ukraine.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by Cancer UK highlighting gaps in the provision of National Health Service cancer diagnostic and treatment services.

Wales Bill Committee [Baroness Randerson]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Consumer Rights Bill Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 14 October at 2.30pm

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have indicated the availability of contingent guarantees in support of Thames Water; and whether this complies with their policies on offshore financial instruments, governance and taxation.

†*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to improve housing stability for those renting in the private sector, particularly families.

†*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations about the inclusion of United Kingdom parliamentarians under the definition of "Politically Exposed Persons" in the European Commission’s proposed fourth Money Laundering Directive.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 10 October.

†Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Taylor of Holbeach be appointed a member of the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees, in place of Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

†Select Committees The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Taylor of Holbeach be appointed a member of the following Committees, in place of Baroness Anelay of St Johns: Administration and Works, Privileges and Conduct, Procedure and Selection.

†Arctic The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Neville-Jones be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Ashton of Hyde, resigned.

†Serious Crime Bill Report [Lord Bates]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Infrastructure Bill Committee (day 7) [Baroness Kramer] 2nd and 3rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 15 October at 3.00pm

Lord Farmer will be introduced.

†*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress of international efforts to contain the spread of the ebola virus.

†*Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce class sizes, particularly in primary schools.

†*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for confronting ISIS.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 13 October.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Wales Bill will conclude.

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the extent of onshore wind farming in the county of Northumberland. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Consumer Rights Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 16 October at 11.00am

Baroness Shields and 
Baroness Rebuck will be introduced.

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Audit of Political Engagement published by the Hansard Society in April 2014.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support credit unions in addition to the Credit Union Expansion Project.

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the incidence of piracy off West Africa, particularly against oil tankers.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 14 October.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the role of Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union in upholding international law and democratic principles. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 6 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on 7 October.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s Social Justice strategy. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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. (1½ hours)

†Monday 20 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Harding of Winscombe and 
†Baroness Mobarik will be introduced.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to encourage banks to provide bridging finance to asset-rich, cash-poor homeowners who wish to downsize, regardless of age.

†*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the current system of careers advice for young people in schools.

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to develop a co-ordinated cross-departmental strategy to address childhood obesity in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of children.

†*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure adequate energy supplies during the coming winter.

†Tuesday 21 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Smith of Newnham and 
Lord Cooper of Windrush will be introduced.

†*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing the Oakley Report on Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions.

†*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to increase the representation of women in public life.

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure a fair admissions policy in schools.

†Wednesday 22 October at 3.00pm

Lord Fox will be introduced.

†*Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of workers in Qatar during the construction of World Cup 2022 venues.

†*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the devolution commission, chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin; and when they expect it to report.

†*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their policies to protect children from alcohol harm.

†Thursday 23 October at 11.00am

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen and 
Lord Scriven will be introduced.

†*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to legislate that cyclists must wear helmets.

†*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to tackle under-employment and to help those working part-time who want a full-time job.

†*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for the free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.

†Monday 27 October at 2.30pm

Lord Lennie and 
†Baroness Pinnock will be introduced.

†Tuesday 28 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park and 
Lord Cashman will be introduced.

†Wednesday 29 October at 3.00pm

Lord Goddard of Stockport will be introduced.

†Thursday 30 October at 11.00am

Lord Rose of Monewden will be introduced.

†Thursday 6 November at 11.00am

Baroness Brady and 
Lord Callanan will be introduced.

†Monday 10 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Janke will be introduced.

†Monday 24 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Helic will be introduced.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 28 October for debate on 20 November. Time limit 2½ hours

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

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 Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of the impact of pornography on society.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

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

Lord 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the settlement of unclear or disputed property boundaries. (29 July)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to individual artists, including visual artists, writers and composers. (30 July)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for National Health Service treatment of patients with communication impairments. (30 July)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China since the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong was agreed in 1984. (1 September)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for building stability overseas. (26 September)

Lord Darzi of Denham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the recommendations of the London Health Commission with regard to combatting the impact of smoking on health. (26 September)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 26 September and due for answer by 10 October.

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria the Gambling Commission will use (1) to establish whether it is appropriate to share information with other statutory bodies in the United Kingdom or overseas, and (2) to determine whether the information it is intending to share is relevant to the functions of such bodies.   HL1862

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work will be done to ensure that the Gambling Commission will not share information with overseas regulators without (1) being requested to do so, and (2) first obtaining the approval of the relevant licensee.   HL1863

Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will outline a timetable under which the Department for International Development will work towards achieving the recommendation by the House of Commons International Development Select Committee in its Report Disability and development (HC Paper 947, 2013–14) to report results disaggregated by disability across all sectors of the Department’s work, including but not limited to the humanitarian sector.   HL1864

Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to improve reporting and accountability on the inclusion of disabled people will be part of the strengthened systems that the Department for International Development committed to put in place in the response to the House of Commons International Development Select Committee’s Report Disability and Development (HC Paper 947, 2013–14).   HL1865

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Boko Haram has targeted Northern Cameroon and that there has been an increase in attacks by Boko Haram on towns and villages in Cameroon.   HL1866

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports regarding the burning of churches, forced religious conversion of Christian women and occupation of a number of territories by Boko Haram, in north-east Nigeria.   HL1867

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Christian groups in northern Cameroon have been particularly targeted by Boko Haram.
   HL1868

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the statement by the Foreign Secretary on 10 September (HC Deb, col 915) reporting that, in the areas of Iraq and Syria controlled by ISIS, there have been targeted killings, forced religious conversions, abductions, trafficking, slavery and systematic sexual abuse on the basis of ethnicity and religion, they have asked the United Nations Security Council to refer those responsible to the International Criminal Court or to seek the creation of a Regional Tribunal.   HL1869

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are engaged in or supporting any action to help protect women at risk of sexual violence as a result of the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.   HL1870

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage women to participate in the peace process in South Sudan, and to ensure that women from all sections of society are represented.   HL1871

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all sides of the Syrian conflict adhere to the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2165 requiring all parties to cease indiscriminate attacks.   HL1872

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the £600 million they have committed to the situation in Syria has been assigned to long-term civil society projects.
   HL1873

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure the long-term provision of humanitarian assistance for internally displaced people in Iraq.   HL1874

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to reconsider joining the UNHCR resettlement programme for Syrian refugees.   HL1875

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to the authorities in Iraq to ensure that newly born children of those displaced from northern Iraq are issued with birth registration documents.   HL1876

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks to (1) blind and partially sighted people, (2) wheelchair users, and (3) parents with pushchairs, from cars parked on pavements.   HL1877

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total cost of damage caused by cars parking on pavements in the United Kingdom.   HL1878

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from (1) local authorities, (2) disability groups, and (3) other organisations, about cars parking on pavements.   HL1879

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), since 1 June 2014 how many meetings have been held between (1) the Department for Transport and Network Rail, and (2) the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail Regulation, to discuss the costs of the electrification schemes. 
   HL1880

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), with reference to the Framework Agreement between Network Rail and the Department of Transport, whether (1) the Department for Transport, (2) the Office of Rail Regulation or (3) both organisations are now responsible for approving and monitoring progress against Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plan, Delivery Plan, Business Plan and Annual Plan.   HL1881

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring into force section 137 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.   HL1882

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioners’ surgeries are owned by the doctor or doctors concerned; for how many of those the National Health Service funds part or all of any mortgage payments; and whether any recovery of such funds is made when the doctors retire or when the premises are sold.   HL1883

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what permissions and licences are required to operate drones for commercial or leisure use.   HL1884

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years, they plan to extend the duty for the National Health Service, local authorities and education providers to hold joint registers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   HL1885

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding the design of the proposed secure college at HM Young Offender Institution Glen Parva, and with what outcome.   HL1886

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what healthcare provision is planned for secure colleges, and who will provide it.   HL1887

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts they have entered into on the same or similar basis as the proposed contracts with private sector providers of the probation service, containing penal clauses requiring 100 per cent compensation in the event of cancellation.   HL1888

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to increase staffing numbers for Veterans UK in order to assist in processing the claims by ex-service personnel under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.   HL1889

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the output per worker in the United Kingdom in comparison with that in other G7 countries.   HL1890

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider there to be adequate supplies of typhoid vaccine; and, if not, what are the reasons for any shortage and when they expect adequate supplies to be available.   HL1891

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a "double lock" system is in operation with regard to the transfer of services from Stafford Hospital, whereby management from both that hospital and the receiving hospital agree that there is overall capacity available, and an independent body reviews the decision before it is implemented.   HL1892

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why maternity and paediatric services at Stafford Hospital are to be transferred to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire without the application of a "double lock" system.   HL1893

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why maternity and paediatric services at Stafford Hospital are to be transferred to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire within the next few months when the Trust Special Administrator projected a timescale of two to three years for the safe transition of services.   HL1894

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the most recent statistics for the performance of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire against the target of accident and emergency patients being seen within four hours.   HL1895

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they have sought from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire that it will have sufficient capacity in its accident and emergency department when services are transferred from Stafford Hospital in January 2015.   HL1896

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking any steps to investigate any correlation between prior attainment and OFSTED grades in respect of selective grammar schools in England.   HL1897

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the differences between the child trafficking advocate pilot being operated by Barnardo’s and the scheme operated by the comparator group; and in which local authority areas the two models will operate.   HL1898

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of the child trafficking advocate pilot scheme, they have agreed specific arrangements on who will provide legal advice to (1) Barnardo’s, and (2) the local authorities in the comparator group.   HL1899

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of the child trafficking advocate pilot scheme, they have agreed with Barnardo’s who will adjudicate in the case of a dispute over the course of action required to ensure the child’s best interests.   HL1900

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much compensation has been paid by the Treasury Solicitor in response to claims on behalf of victims of trafficking in each of the last five years.   HL1901

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they rejected two of the bids made by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for additional borrowing headroom under the Local Growth Fund Housing Revenue Account Borrowing Programme 2015–17.   HL1902

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities bid for additional borrowing headroom under the Local Growth Fund Housing Revenue Account Borrowing Programme 2015–17; what were the values of those bids; and how many new homes were involved.   HL1903

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors caused the reduced collection rate of Council Tax in England in 2013–14.   HL1904

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the average Council Tax arrears per dwelling in England in each year since 2010.   HL1905

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference of the review into the impact of the abolition of funding for local welfare assistance schemes.   HL1906

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 25 June (HL334), whether the Private Rented Sector Task Force has met representatives of Crisis, the National Union of Students, Shelter or Generation Rent since its establishment.   HL1907

Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking (1) to protect the public against phishing emails requesting a transfer of funds and (2) to identify the perpetrators; and what assessment they have made of the success of those steps.   HL1908

Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total number of phishing emails requesting a transfer of funds received by United Kingdom citizens each year.   HL1909

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the Defence Equipment Plan 2013, how much of the £4.7 billion contingency provision and the £8.4 billion headroom is allocated for (1) equipment procurement and (2) equipment support.   HL1910

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each year since 2007–8, what were the total (1) planned, and (2) actual, usage hours for (a) the C-17 Globemaster, (b) the C-130K Hercules, (c) the C-130J Hercules, (d) the Tristar, and (e) the VC-10, aircraft.   HL1911

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many courts-martial there were in HM Armed Forces in the last year for which records are available; how many of those were judged by commanding officers; and how many of those defendants did not have legal representation.   HL1912

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to submit the despatches from the United Kingdom defence attaché in Colombo for the period June 2008 to June 2009 inclusive as evidence to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Investigation on Sri Lanka.   HL1913

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to the latest figures, what is the difference between the average public expenditure per head in Scotland and in England; and whether that figure has increased since the Select Committee on the Barnett Formula published its report in 2009.
   HL1914

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have figures to support the statement made by the Chief Executive of NHS England in July that the National Health Service needs to tackle obesity among its employees.   HL1915

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to National Health Service publication Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: one year on, whether there are any internal surveys on obesity among National Health Service employees.   HL1916

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the receptiveness of the public to health advice from medical staff whom they believe to be unhealthy; and on what evidence any such assessment is based.   HL1917

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the Chief Executive of NHS England on 17 September proposing a plan to tackle obesity among National Health Service employees, whether they will publish the plan in full.   HL1918

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Dr Steven Boorman NHS Health and well-being, which concluded that there was a relationship between employee health and well-being and performance on issues such as patient satisfaction, annual health check ratings and MRSA rates.   HL1919

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Sarah E. Jackson et al. published by University College London Perceived Weight Discrimination and Changes in Weight, Waist Circumference, and Weight Status, which referred to negative attitudes towards obese individuals as a form of discrimination.   HL1920

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the recent announcement by the government of South Sudan that all foreign workers must leave that country; and what effect they expect that announcement to have on the United Kingdom’s aid, stabilisation and development programmes there.   HL1921

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that confidential information about Sudanese citizens gathered in the context of asylum claims is not provided to the Sudanese authorities.   HL1922

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to investigate alleged intimidation and monitoring of the Sudanese diaspora in the United Kingdom by the Sudanese Embassy and officials.   HL1923

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements the British Embassy in Khartoum has in place to collect information on the treatment of Sudanese returnees from the United Kingdom; and how far any such information is included in the Home Office country of origin information on Sudan.   HL1924

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to ensure the safety of those Sudanese who have claimed asylum in the United Kingdom but who are returned to Sudan.   HL1925

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the use of the Detained Fast Track process in Sudanese asylum cases.   HL1926

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of information to passengers at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail and, in particular (1) the provision of large printed timetables, (2) the visibility of platform number signs on the platforms, (3) the visibility and positioning of indicator screens, (4) the detailing of intermediate stations on concourse indicator screens and (5) the presence of staff to provide information to passengers.   HL1927

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of protection from the elements afforded to passengers on platforms at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail.   HL1928

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they and the European Union are taking to avoid adverse effects from sanctions against Russia on farms and small businesses in the Baltic states.   HL1929

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt about (1) delays in bringing imprisoned suspects to trial, and (2) allegations of torture, solitary confinement and maltreatment, which have led to prolonged hunger strikes.   HL1930

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 July (HL849), whether the answer remains the same with the word "intelligence" removed.   HL1931

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of water in the United Kingdom that is lost through leakage between source and consumer; and what steps are being taken to end the current position where the consumer pays for such losses through price.   HL1932

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance was given by British armed forces in the training of Sunni fighters in Iraq during the so-called Sunni Awakening between 2005 and 2008.   HL1933

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they (1) have made, and (2) intend to make, to the government of Israel about the full lifting of the blockade on Gaza.   HL1934

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government which moderate rebel forces they are supporting in Syria; and whether they will set out the criteria by which those groups have been selected for support.   HL1935

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates have been made of the quantities of western-manufactured weapons currently held by ISIL; and when and how they were obtained.   HL1936

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the British nationals estimated to have travelled abroad to fight in Syria and Iraq for extremist groups have since sought to return to the United Kingdom.   HL1937

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have been held between the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development about the situation in Sierra Leone caused by ebola; and what was the outcome.   HL1938

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

10 July (24 July)

HL1059 Lord Laird [NIO]

21 July (4 August)

HL1333 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL1356 Lord Ahmed [FCO]

29 July (12 August)

HL1630 Lord Moynihan [DCMS]

HL1632 Lord Moynihan [DCMS]

30 July (13 August)

HL1661 Lord Laird [DCMS]

HL1705 Lord Moynihan [DCMS]

HL1706 Lord Moynihan [DCMS]

HL1727 Lord Verjee [MoJ]

HL1734 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [MoJ]

1 September (15 September)

HL1769 Lord Sharkey [HMT]

HL1770 Lord Sharkey [HMT]

8 September (22 September)

HL1830 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [HO]

HL1834 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DCLG]

HL1835 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DCLG]

HL1836 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DCLG]

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

[DCLG] 3

[DCMS] 5

[FCO] 1

[HMT] 2

[HO] 1

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 2

[NIO] 1

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Infrastructure [HL]

Government

14 October

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

13 October

Deregulation (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions)

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

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

13 October

Deregulation (in respect of clauses 1 to 12 and Schedules 1 to 3) (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

14 October

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Measure in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Affirmative Approval

   

Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) 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

   

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

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

8th Report

 

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

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

8th Report

   

Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2014

23 October

 

Food Information Regulations 2014

24 October

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014

20 October

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Report

Consideration

Draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014

6th Report

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of laying

To be considered

Referred to a joint committee

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

15 October

Committees 

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

Tuesday 7 October

   

The Arctic

Select Committee

11.00am

Monday 13 October

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 October

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 15 October

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

Joint Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 16 October

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 21 October

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Wednesday 22 October

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 28 October

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 29 October

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 4 November

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Friday 26 September 2014 

The House met at 11.30am, pursuant to Standing Order 17.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1 Deaths of Lords The Lord Speaker informed the House that the following members of the House had died:

Lord Attenborough on 24 August 2014

Lord Bannside on 12 September 2014

2 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Parliament:

Lord Evans of Parkside

Lord Mogg

3 Earldom of Kinnoull in the Peerage of Scotland and Barony of Hay in the Peerage of Great Britain The Petition of Charles William Harley Hay claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Kinnoull in the Peerage of Scotland and to the Barony of Hay in the Peerage of Great Britain and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Earl of Kinnoull on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

4 Baronies of Trevethin and Oaksey in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Patrick John Tristram Lawrence claiming to have succeeded to the Baronies of Trevethin and of Oaksey in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Trevethin and Oaksey on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

Ecclesiastical Committee

5 Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure The Measure and the 233rd report of the Ecclesiastical Committee were laid before the House under section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 and ordered to be printed. (HL Papers 44 and 45)

Public Business

6 Iraq The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that this House takes note of developments in Iraq. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 4.22pm until Monday 13 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Shipping-Protocol of 2002 to the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974. (19 August)   (8922)

2 Law-

(1) Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands relating to the Convention on Legal Proceedings in Civil and Commercial Matters. (21 August)   (8923)

(2) Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Philippines to amend the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. (21 August)   (8924)

3 Piracy-Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia. (21 August)   (8925)

4 Terrorism-International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. (21 August)   (8926)

5 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 3) Order 2014, originally laid on 1 August. (28 August)   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) (Amendment) Order 2014, originally laid on 8 August. (25 September)   (-)

(3) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Control of Explosives Precursors etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014, originally laid on 8 September. (25 September)   (-)

6 Crime-Government response to the First Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee on Crime Reduction Policies. (3 September)   (8918)

7 Maritime Law-

(1) Exchange of Letters between the UK and France relating to the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone. (4 September)   (8931)

(2) Exchange of notes between the UK and the Netherlands relating to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf under the North Sea between the Two Countries. (4 September)   (8932)

(3) Agreement between the UK and Ireland establishing a Single Maritime Boundary between the Exclusive Economic Zones of the two countries and parts of their continental shelves. (4 September)   (8933)

(4) Agreement between the UK and Denmark with the Faroe Islands relating to the Maritime Delimitation in the area between the Faroe Islands and the UK. (4 September)   (8934)

8 Criminal Justice-

(1) Government response to the 2nd Report of the Constitution Committee on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. (4 September)   (8927)

(2) Government response to the 14th Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2013–14, on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. (4 September)   (8928)

9 Legal Aid-Government response to the First Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights on Legal Aid: children and the residence test. (4 September)   (8936)

10 Foreign Affairs-

(1) Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Gibraltar: Time to get off the fence. (5 September)   (8917)

(2) Government Response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on UK policy towards Iran. (12 September)   (8920)

11 Weapons-Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the gifting of equipment to Iraq including the Kurdish regional government. (9 September)   (-)

12 Prisons-Annual Report for 2013–2014 of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. (11 September) 
     (8930)

13 Finance-Treasury Minutes: Government responses on the Sixty-First Report, Session 2013–14, and the First to Seventh reports, Session 2014–15, from the Committee of Public Accounts. (11 September)   (8938)

14 Pensions-Annual Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (England and Wales). (11 September)   (-)

15 Science and Technology-Government response to the First Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on Ensuring access to working antimicrobials. (12 September) 
     (8919)

16 Health-Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Managing the care of people with long-term conditions. (12 September)   (8937)

17 Explanatory Memorandum-Explanatory Memorandum to the Electricity Act 1989 (Exemption from the Requirement for an Interconnecter Licence (Amendment) Order 2014. (26 September) 
     (2587)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative Instruments

   

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

2038

31 July

Judicial Appointments and Discipline (Addition of Office) Order 2014, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

2040

31 July

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 6) Rules 2014, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997.

2044

1 August

Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No. 3) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2054

1 August

Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 3) Order 2014, laid under the Courts Act 2003.

2059

1 August

(1) Prospects College of Advanced Technology (Incorporation) Order 2014

  2067

5 August

(2) Prospects College of Advanced Technology (Government) Regulations 2014

  2068

5 August

laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

   

Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2014, laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986.

2072

6 August

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2014 (Appointed Day No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014, laid under the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2014.

2077

6 August

Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure 2009.

2083

6 August

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2014, laid under the Synodical Government Measure 1969.

2113

7 August

Control of Noise (Code of Practice on Noise from Audible Intruder Alarms) (Revocation) (England) Order 2014, laid under the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

2123

7 August

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2014, laid under the Education Act 2002.

2045

8 August

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No. 2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

2081

8 August

(1) Special Educational Needs (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014

  2096

8 August

(2) Special Educational Needs (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Order 2014

  2103

8 August

laid under the Children and Families Act 2014.

   

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

2120

8 August

Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014, laid under the Police Act 1997.

2122

8 August

(1) Childcare (Childminder Agencies) (Registration, Inspection and Supply and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2014

  1920

11 August

(2) Childcare (Childminder Agencies) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014

  1921

11 August

(3) Childcare (Childminder Agencies) (Cancellation, etc.) Regulations 2014

  1922

11 August

laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

   

Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2014, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

2128

11 August

Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2014, laid under the Prison Act 1952.

2169

13 August

Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) Regulations 2014, laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

2147

14 August

Independent Inspectorates (Education and Boarding Accommodation) Regulations 2014, laid under the Children Act 1989.

2158

14 August

The Local Authorities (Elected Mayors) (Elections, Terms of Office and Casual Vacancies) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.

2172

14 August

Education (Prescribed Courses of Higher Education) (Information Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

2179

18 August

(1) Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2114

19 August

(2) Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2115

19 August

laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988.

   

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994.

2116

19 August

International Carriage of Dangerous Goods By Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Finance Act 1973.

2117

19 August

Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

2118

19 August

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995.

2119

19 August

Proscribed Organisations (Name Changes) (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

2210

19 August

Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2014, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.

2234

27 August

Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2014, laid under the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011.

2252

28 August

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Sites under Section 128) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

2263

29 August

Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988.

2216

3 September

Childcare Providers (Information, Advice and Training) Regulations 2014, laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

2319

3 September

Intellectual Property Act 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2329

3 September

Tuberculosis (Deer and Camelid) Slaughter and Compensation (England) Order, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981.

2338

3 September

Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (Amendment) (Fees) Regulations 2014, laid under the Finance Act 1973.

2339

3 September

Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995.

2309

4 September

(1) Armed Forces Early Departure Payments Scheme Regulations 2014

  2328

4 September

(2) Armed Forces Pension Regulations 2014

  2336

4 September

laid under the Armed Forces (Pension and Compensation) Act 2004.

   

(1) Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2264

5 September

(2) Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) Order 2014

  2357

5 September

(3) Bathing Water (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014

  2363

5 September

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

   

Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Licensing Act 2003.

2341

5 September

Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2014, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.

2366

5 September

Consumer Credit (Information Requirements and Duration of Licences and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

2369

5 September

Control of Explosives Precursors etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014, laid under the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

SR224

8 September

Vehicle Excise and Registration (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994.

2358

8 September

Building (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Building Act 1984.

2362

8 September

Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014, laid under the Financial Services Act 2012.

2371

8 September

(1) Police (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2372

8 September

(2) Police (Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2373

8 September

laid under the Police Act 1996.

   

Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Education Act 2002.

2374

8 September

Appointment of Chief Officers of Police (Overseas Police Forces) Regulations 2014, laid under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

2376

8 September

Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007.

2378

8 September

Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2014, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967.

2385

8 September

Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Planning Act 2008.

2381

9 September

(1) European Economic Interest Grouping and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2382

9 September

(2) Community Design (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  2400

9 September

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

   

Register of Presumed Deaths (Fees) Regulations 2014, laid under the Presumption of Death Act 2013.

2386

9 September

The Patents (Amendment) (No.2) Rules 2014, laid under the Patents Act 1977.

2401

9 September

Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) (No.2) Order 2014, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.

2404

9 September

Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 2014, laid under the Registered Designs Act 1949.

2405

9 September

Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

2398

10 September

Independent Police Complaints Commission (Investigation of Offences) Order 2014 , laid under the Police Reform Act 2002.

2402

10 September

Police (Performance) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Police Act 1996.

2403

10 September

Police (Complaints and Misconduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002.

2406

10 September

Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations 2014, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

2410

10 September

Patents (Supplementary Protection Certificates) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2411

10 September

Licensing Act 2003 (Permitted Temporary Activities) (Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Licensing Act 2003.

2417

10 September

Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order 2014, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

2418

10 September

Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) (England and Scotland) Order 2014, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967.

2420

11 September

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2014, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

2422

11 September

Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No.4) Regulations 2014, laid under the Social Security (Contributions and Benefits) Act 1992.

2397

12 September

Heavy Goods Vehicles (Charging for the Use of Certain Infrastructure on the Trans-European Road Network) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2437

12 September

Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Health and Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

1616

15 September

Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No.3) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2445

15 September

Immigration (Control of Entry through Republic of Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.

2475

17 September

Power Purchase Agreement Scheme Regulations 2014, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

2511

19 September

Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2014, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.

2523

19 September

Absolute Ground for Possession for Anti-social Behaviour (Review Procedure) (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Housing Act 1985.

2554

25 September

Electricity Act 1989 (Exemption from the Requirement for and Interconnector Licence) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Electricity Act 1989 without an Explanatory Memorandum.

2587

25 September

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

   

Capacity Market (Amendment) Rules 2014, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

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22 August

Closure of Prisons (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Prisons Act 1952.

2340

3 September

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Publication of Public Spaces Protection Orders) Regulations 2014, laid under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.    (2591)

Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following paper was laid by Command of Her Majesty:

Environment-Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. (18 August) (8921)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 External review of the Office for Budget Responsibility, laid under the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011.   

2 Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee and Statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on The Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

3 Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to the Scottish Ministers for 2013–14, laid under the Police Act 1997.

Instruments coming into operation before being laid

The Lord Speaker informed the House that she had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instruments had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, together with an explanation:

1 Control of Explosives Precursors etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014, laid under the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

2 Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007.

Prepared 26th September 2014