House of Lords Business

Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Eurostar about allowing passengers to travel with pets.

*Lord Desai to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on whistleblowing in the National Health Service.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to call for the stationing of UN military observers in the Gaza Strip and the creation of a UN agency to oversee the safe passage of materials essential for reconstruction and access through the Rajah Crossing.

†*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the effective monitoring of childcare places by local authorities.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Bates] 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond to the recommendations of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Task Force Report Future in Mind. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Wednesday 1 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider reintroducing a post-study visa for international students studying at bona fide higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that any review of their shares in Royal Bank of Scotland examines all options for the bank’s future, including alternatives to reprivatisation.

*Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made regarding the publication of the Chilcot Report.

†*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part they have played in discussions and negotiations regarding the Greek financial crisis.

Childcare Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Nash] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle litter in both urban and rural areas. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Bridges of Headley] 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee

Thursday 2 July at 11.00am

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the start date for building a new London airport runway; and when they expect it will be ready for use.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish a Constitutional Convention to consider the implications of devolution for each part of the United Kingdom; and whether they plan to publish a white paper setting out the consequences for the rest of the United Kingdom of fiscal autonomy for Scotland.

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent reconciliation talks between the President of Cyprus and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community in the North of Cyprus.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 30 June.

Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that this House takes note of the challenges facing the culture of human rights and civil liberties in the United Kingdom.

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s role in addressing global challenges posed by terrorism, conflict, climate change and mass migration.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist those with Type 1 and 2 diabetes to educate themselves about the management of the disease. (1½ hours)

Monday 6 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the results of their discussions about the European Union reform agenda with other member states.

*Baroness Wheatcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the effects of algorithmic trading are being monitored and sufficiently regulated.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report The UK Nursing Workforce: Crisis or Opportunity published by consultants Christie + Co on 3 June, which highlighted a serious staff shortage in care homes, what proportion of new apprenticeships will be in the care sector.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will fulfil their commitment to extend full voting rights to all United Kingdom citizens overseas before the referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union.

Tuesday 7 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to reduce overcrowding on regional passenger trains by allowing councils to have more control over the allocation of rolling stock.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many taxpayers will pay capital gains tax in this financial year, and how much this will contribute to the public purse.

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to regulate telephone fundraising by or on behalf of charities.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 3 July.

Wednesday 8 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to restore the link between funding and need to local government funding; and what assessment they have made of the impact of local government funding cuts on both the most and least deprived local authorities in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to (1) implement their pledge to work to eliminate child poverty, and (2) meet the 2020 statutory targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010.

*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual forecast cost for (1) storing, and (2) protecting, the stocks of plutonium at Sellafield in (a) 2015, (b) 2025, and (c) beyond 2025, if there is no decision to deal with the material otherwise.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 6 July.

Thursday 9 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they carried out an Equality Impact Assessment before deciding on the recent in-year budget cut to public health funding.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential security risks posed by converting former government buildings into privately owned hotels along the State Procession route between Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster, including along Whitehall.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to commence the review of the consumer protection measures for the secondary ticketing market under section 94 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015; and who will undertake it.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 7 July.

Lord Patel to move that this House takes note of the sustainability of the National Health Service as a public service free at the point of need.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 29 June, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 30 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the displacement of refugees and migrants from Asia and Africa and to the long-term and short-term measures to address their plight.

Monday 13 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to act to address the restriction of survivor benefit payments to widowers and same-sex partners highlighted in their June 2014 Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes.

*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve care and deliver better outcomes for mothers and children in cases of multiple pregnancy.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was asked to suspend its work on safe staffing guidelines regarding nurses.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Children’s Centres have closed in the last three years, how many are likely to close during the next year, and what assessment they have made of the impact of such future closures on families.

Tuesday 14 July at 2.30pm

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to improve the rights and income of professional authors and writers.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to support Italy and Greece in their efforts to assist people trafficked across the Mediterranean from north Africa and the Middle East.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure an increase in the level of income per capita.

Wednesday 15 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Day of Remembrance on 14 July for victims of dishonour-based violence, and what steps they are taking to prevent such violence against girls and women.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the £200 million reduction in the public health budget on local authorities in the current financial year.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to implement the amendments to section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 that requires the introduction of secondary legislation to incorporate caste as a protected characteristic.

Thursday 16 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following David Anderson QC’s report on surveillance legislation, whether they intend that Ministers should retain the power to authorise surveillance.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of police forces supporting ambulance services by taking patients to accident and emergency departments.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the Building Stability Overseas Strategy.

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

Monday 20 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement the recommendations in the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration of March–June 2014 regarding the handling of asylum claims made on the grounds of sexual orientation, and if so, when.

†*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the whereabouts of the historic Portuguese tiles from the British Embassy in Lisbon after its former premises were sold in 2003.

*Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the part-time higher education sector in England of extending loans to students with Equivalent or Lower Qualifications in certain subjects.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in securing the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.

Tuesday 21 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect children from payday loan advertisements in the light of the review conducted by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of Peers eligible to sit in the House of Lords.

†*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the United Kingdom’s net contribution to the European Union budget of £43 billion between 2010 and 2014, according to their December 2014 statement European Union Finances 2014 (Cm 8974), whether they plan to include a reduction in the United Kingdom’s net contribution in their renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the EU.

Wednesday 22 July at 11.00am

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government which methods of communication used by members of either House of Parliament are not presently subject to the Wilson doctrine.

*Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that the United Kingdom retains its global position in the creative sector in the light of plans announced in June to require all state secondary school pupils to study five English Baccalaureate core subject areas, which exclude any music, arts or culture element.

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the increase in diagnosed skin cancer over the past 10 years.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 30 June for debate on 16 July. Time limit 2½ hours

The Earl of Listowel to move that this House takes note of the housing needs of families, in particular families in temporary accommodation or in overcrowded or otherwise unsatisfactory housing, and the effects of living in poor housing on the perinatal health of mothers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of worldwide violations of Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the case for greater priority to be given by the United Kingdom and the international community to upholding freedom of religion and belief.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the treatment of LGBTI citizens in the countries of the Commonwealth.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the "Responsibility to Protect" and the application of this international norm by the United Kingdom and the United Nations.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for strengthening awareness among senior civil servants and ministers of the role of Parliament and the constitutional relationship between Parliament and the executive.

Select Committee Reports 

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

Lord Lang of Monkton to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on The office of Lord Chancellor (6th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 75). 11 December 2014

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Case for HS2 (1st Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 134). 25 March 2015

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Women in news and current affairs broadcasting (2nd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 91). 16 January 2015

Baroness Quin to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The UK’s opt-in Protocol: implications of the Government’s approach (9th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 136). 24 March 2015

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Civilian Use of Drones in the EU (7th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 122). 5 March 2015

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The post-crisis EU financial regulatory framework: do the pieces fit? (5th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 103). 2 February 2015

Other Motion for Debate 

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

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Harris of Richmond to move that this House regrets that the Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015 prevent the Federation from being properly funded in order to represent its members (SI 2015/630). 33rd Report, Session 2014–15, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid before the House on 11 June, be annulled (SI 2015/1362). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 undermine the principle of judicial discretion, and add an artificial inducement to plead guilty; and further regrets that the Regulations were laid at a time that severely limited Parliamentary oversight, as well as making claims for savings that cannot be substantiated (SI 2015/796). 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord German to move that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Social Security Advisory Committee’s Report of June 2015, to remove the housing element of the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, in order to mitigate the harshest impacts of the policy (SI 2015/1362). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015 increases mandatory registration renewal fees by 12.5 per cent for 330,000 dedicated health and social work professionals, taking no account of the public-sector pay freeze and pay restraint, and ignoring overwhelming opposition from registrants (SI 2015/1337).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to support England’s biodiversity and to promote farming methods that help ensure a healthy ecosystem that includes pollinators, butterflies and farmland birds. (27 May)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. (27 May)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the BBC. (27 May)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards promoting the shared values that underpin British public life. (27 May)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in rural areas. (27 May)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the Gaza strip. (27 May)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of lessons that can be learnt from the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone regarding the strengthening and development of sustainable healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. (27 May)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for the reunification of, and a lasting peace in, Cyprus. (27 May)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of Britain’s ethnic minorities to faith communities and public institutions in the United Kingdom. (27 May)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the process for preparing official histories. (27 May)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will bring forward regarding mental health services in schools and colleges. (27 May)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for discharging the Chairman and members of the Chilcot Inquiry, and inviting the Cabinet Secretary to set out a mechanism for an interim report to be produced on the basis of the evidence gathered. (27 May)

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent the population of the United Kingdom reaching an unsustainable level. (27 May)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to change the arrangements for the tabling of parliamentary questions to give priority to those who ask few questions, so that more members of the House can ask questions. (27 May)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to safeguard the physical and mental health of children and young people. (27 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to address the situation of women suffering from religiously sanctioned gender discrimination, in particular regarding the operation of sharia councils and courts in the United Kingdom. (27 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if any, to promote Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights. (27 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the United Nations, in particular the selection processes for the Secretary-General and other senior appointments. (27 May)

Lord Freeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the present and future strength of the reserves of the British armed forces. (27 May)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact shared spaces have on blind and vision-impaired people and whether guidance for local authorities on shared spaces is fit for purpose. (27 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a national strategy for the treatment of lymphoedema in the NHS. (27 May)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (27 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for developing the bus industry. (27 May)

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the operation of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. (27 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve stroke services, care and support, and to update the National Stroke Strategy to commence implementation in 2017 when the existing 10-year plan ends. (27 May)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (27 May)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report Dying without Dignity, what steps they are taking to ensure that everyone who needs it has access to good palliative care and a level of social care that ensures the end of life is valued. (27 May)

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relative merits of different forms of nuclear technology. (27 May) [I]Category 5: Land and property
Blagdon and Blyth estates in Northumberland, with income from farming, forestry, commercial property, residential property, leisure, coal and clay mining

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (28 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair, Association of Medical Research Charities

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NHS access to technology such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring for people with Type 1 diabetes. (28 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making towards developing a health-creating society. (28 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who wish to die at home can do so with dignity. (28 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS Access Denied. (28 May)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make any changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance. (28 May)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the roles of the Energy Community and the Energy Charter in improving energy security and alternative supplies and sources of energy for the member states of the European Union and its neighbours; and what is the extent of United Kingdom involvement in both organisations. (28 May)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make their international development policies more effective. (28 May)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for addressing international restrictions on and social hostility to freedom of religion or belief. (28 May)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and African countries. (1 June)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the governance of the Advertising Standards Authority. (1 June)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the business community can contribute to resolving the major challenges facing the United Kingdom. (2 June)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to strengthen defence and security co-operation, bilaterally and multilaterally, with their European partners in NATO and the European Union. (3 June)

The Earl of Oxford and Asquith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for political stability and economic recovery in Ukraine. (3 June)

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the relationship between the United Kingdom and Cuba. (8 June)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. (10 June)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support small grass roots music venues. (16 June)

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible threat to financial stability from the risks concentrated in Central Counterparties. (18 June)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the spread of hepatitis C in the United Kingdom, and what steps they are taking to encourage the availability of new treatments for that disease. (24 June)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help improve education standards in United Kingdom prisons. (25 June)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom. (29 June)

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their plan for ratifying the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. (29 June)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support volunteering both in the United Kingdom and abroad. (29 June)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 29 June and due for answer by 13 July.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations at the UN Security Council for renewing the mandate for UNAMID to remain in Darfur, and for enhancing its capacity for civilian protection.   HL865

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes there will be in the United Kingdom’s relationship with the government of Sudan following elections judged by the Troika as unrepresentative of the will of the Sudanese people.   HL866

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria were used for setting the priorities for improving the Great Western rail line, Midland Main Line and TransPennine rail line announced on 24 June; and what were the individual scores for each scheme.   HL867

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the international community’s strategy for Sudan, its coherence, and the resources for supporting it.
   HL868

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on women of ongoing conflict in South Sudan.   HL869

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the adequate funding of the UN Humanitarian Air Service in South Sudan in order to facilitate access to hard-to-reach areas in the rainy season.   HL870

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have responded to the ruling of the Information Commissioner regarding the publication of statistics on deaths related to Employment and Support Allowance benefit; and when they intend to publish this data.   HL871

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, when they publish the statistics on the number of recipients of Employment and Support Allowance benefit who died between November 2011 and May 2014 who had been found fit for work or told they could move towards getting work, whether these figures will be in a form that will allow comparisons with previous statistics.   HL872

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, when they publish the statistics on the number of recipients of Employment and Support Allowance benefit who died between November 2011 and May 2014, whether they will be published in the same format as those published in 2012, and if not, why not.   HL873

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of the College of Social Work on the quality of social workers.   HL874

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they did not respond to the request for financial support from the College of Social Work.   HL875

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the quality of social workers.   HL876

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the motion passed by the British Medical Association to the effect that the Care Quality Commission is not fit for purpose.   HL877

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect public health following the discovery of a strain of MRSA in pork products sold in British supermarkets, which is linked to the overuse of powerful antibiotics in intensive farm production.
   HL878

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning safe passage for the flotilla carrying medical equipment and solar panels for electricity to Gaza.   HL879

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European partners concerning the case for mediating an agreement on international supervision of the Port of Gaza; and what assessment they have made of the difficulties that stand in the way of such an agreement.   HL880

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European partners on the case for banning European Union entry to Israeli settlers convicted of violence.
   HL881

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed the recent UN report on Operation Protective Edge with the government of Israel; and if not, whether they intend to do so.
   HL882

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has so far been the result of the internal processes launched by the Israeli Defence Force to investigate specific cases of military engagement.
   HL883

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 22 June (HL433), what progress they have made in setting a timetable for the publication of the Muslim Brotherhood Review.   HL884

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to urge the UN Security Council to recommend that the International Criminal Court opens a specific investigation into the situation in the town of Tabit, North Darfur, following allegations that members of the Sudanese armed forces raped more than 220 girls and women on 31 October and 1 November 2014.
   HL885

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations have taken place following the aerial bombardments and attacks on civilians in Golo, in Jebel Marra district in Central Darfur, since January.   HL886

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to increase funding for multi-year programmes focusing on resilience in South Sudan, in place of short-term projects.   HL887

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to contribute to appeals for humanitarian assistance for South Sudan; and, if so, by how much.   HL888

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the United Arab Emirates concerning claims of human rights violations and contravention of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   HL889

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether concerns have been raised with the United Arab Emirates regarding travel bans imposed on relatives of political prisoners.
   HL890

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternative measures are being discussed to assist search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean after the withdrawal of HMS Bulwark.   HL891

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether new immigration rules will exacerbate the shortage of nurses in the United Kingdom and cost the NHS tens of millions in recruitment.   HL892

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why only five United Kingdom immigration workers were initially sent to assist the EU mission tackling migration in the Mediterranean.   HL893

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of why immigration is more often reported on negatively than positively.   HL894

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve aid for migrants fleeing war, oppression and poverty, in the light of the events at Calais on 24 June.   HL895

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent closure of the Euston and Lambeth office of HM Revenue and Customs, how many centres remain in (1) London, and (2) the United Kingdom as a whole, where a member of the public can obtain a face-to-face meeting with a revenue official.   HL896

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether large numbers of the public are unable to get through to HM Revenue and Customs by telephone to obtain help with their tax inquiries; and, if so, what steps they are taking to address this.   HL897

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the number of inquiries from the public being addressed to (1) HM Revenue and Customs, (2) the Home Office, (3) the Ministry of Justice, (4) the Department for Work and Pensions, and (5) the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has changed over the last decade, and whether the provision of staff to attend to them has changed proportionately.   HL898

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, given the importance they place on the public’s access to information, what formula they use to gauge the number of officials they need to have on duty at the main inquiry points of (1) HM Revenue and Customs, (2) the Home Office, (3) the Ministry of Justice, (4) the Department for Work and Pensions, and (5) the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to ensure that a call gets individual attention within (a) five, (b) 10 , and (c) 20 minutes.   HL899

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research is being supported by Public Health England and the Animal and Plant Health Agency into the global health and economic security threats posed by pandemics caused by emerging zoönoses and coronaviruses.   HL900

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they plan to introduce to encourage higher penetration of environmentally friendly vehicles into the car and lorry market in order to combat the threat to public health of increasing air pollution.   HL901

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned opening date of St Helena Airport.   HL902

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest estimate of the percentage of pensioners who will receive the full amount of the flat-rate State Pension from April 2016.   HL903

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the death sentences passed on former President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 others, and of the impact of such sentences on militancy in Sinai and on the attitudes of young non-Islamic people in Egypt.   HL904

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to prevent states or other agents sending funds and arms to the parties to the conflict in Syria, in particular those who are guilty or suspected of war crimes and grave human rights abuses; and what further action they plan to take.
   HL905

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to press for the referral of possible war crimes in Syria by all combatants to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and who, if anyone, records all breaches of international humanitarian law.   HL906

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult with non-governmental organisations on the Strategic Defence and Security Review, and if so, what the process will be.   HL907

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to integrate their commitments on women, peace and security into the next Strategic Defence and Security Review, and whether they plan to consult on this matter.   HL908

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to include training on protection of civilians and how to respond to survivors of sexual violence in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review, and whether they plan to consult on this matter.   HL909

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish the position of a dedicated senior military officer committed to the women, peace and security agenda in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review.   HL910

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide for appointing gender advisors on all United Kingdom operations in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review.   HL911

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS foundation trusts have uncompleted Private Finance Initiative schemes (1) under £100 million capital, and (2) over £100 million capital, as at the end of 2014–15; and how many of each ended 2014–15 with a financial deficit.   HL912

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when was the last time a Home Office Minister sat in a lorry cab, originating from the United Kingdom, driving through the port of Calais and observed first-hand the practical realities lorry drivers are experiencing.   HL913

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lorry drivers have been fined by United Kingdom authorities during the last 12 months for unintentionally having migrants in their vehicles; and how many migrants have been fined for illegally hiding in lorries coming into the United Kingdom.   HL914

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical support is being given in Calais to lorry drivers.   HL915

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government which members of the Cabinet have established an extended ministerial office; and what are the names, skills and backgrounds of the staff recruited to serve in each.   HL916

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the timescale for completing the individual stages of the work electrifying the rail line to Swansea from London.
   HL917

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which agencies are responsible for monitoring and enforcing regulations on the levels of sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide or ozone concentrations in emissions of ships in United Kingdom waters.   HL918

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to act on the recommendation by the independent investigation into the loss of dermatology specialist services at the Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust that Health Education England consider increasing the number of consultant dermatologists.   HL919

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Health Education England about the independent report into the loss of dermatology specialist services at the Nottingham University Hospital Trust.   HL920

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for the education, health and well-being of children in homeless families; and what actions they propose to take to reduce the number of children in homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation.   HL921

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to reported increasing levels of domestic violence; and what action they propose to take to tackle and reduce such incidents.   HL922

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of increasing disproportionality of black and minority ethnic young people in HM Prisons for future social cohesion.   HL923

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on meeting obligations to veterans in accordance with the Military Covenant.   HL924

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between 2012 and 2015.   HL925

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers serving in the Army Reserve have left in each year since 2012.   HL926

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help people protect their personal data.   HL927

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposed counter-terrorism legislation will apply to terrorists from any organisation or country.   HL928

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to better support young adults at or below average literacy and numeracy levels.   HL929

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 June (HL502 and HL503), what assessment they have made of the reports, on 29 June, that Israeli forces boarded and took control of a Swedish vessel in international waters on route to Gaza with humanitarian aid and with a number of European citizens on boards; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel about this.   HL930

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 29 August 2013 (HLWA387), what amounts the Treasury has recovered following the collapse of the Icelandic banks Kauphting Singer and Friedlander Ltd, Heritable Bank Plc and Icesave (Landsbaki h.f), and the compensation paid; how much remains to be recovered; how much of that has been written off as unrecoverable, and for what reasons.   HL931

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Crown Estate is the property of the reigning monarch; whether a majority of the income from the Estate is used in the interest of taxpayers; and what is the amount by which taxpayers benefited in the tax year 2014–15.
   HL932

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Country-Specific Recommendations prepared by the European Commission, which found that there are too few women engaged in full-time work in the United Kingdom.   HL933

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the draft own-initiative report of proposal to the European Parliament that commercial use of photographs or video footage, or other images of works which are permanently located in physical public places, should always be subject to prior consent from the authors or any proxy acting for them.   HL934

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that alcohol strategy is best administered by member states or the European Union, in the light of their agreement to a proposal at the European Health Council on 19 June that the European Union should adopt its own strategy on the subject.   HL935

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for the United Kingdom of the establishment of the European Fund for Strategic Investment; and whether the financing of the scheme will lead to increased United Kingdom contributions to the European Union budget.   HL936

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 June 2014 (HL216), how many charities shared in the £5.9 billion of government and NHS funding, and which charities those were.   HL937

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they supported the decision of the Council of the European Union to postpone the implementation of the European Commission’s proposal to abolish roaming charges by 2015 until 2018; and, if so, why.   HL938

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce co-ordinated training for civil servants at all levels in the central, devolved and regional governments and major government agencies, in order to improve how different branches of government collaborate.
   HL939

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the coordination of training of United Kingdom civil servants with those in European Union and European Economic Area countries.   HL940

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the loss of Maritime Patrol Aircraft capability in 2010, there is any airborne surveillance capability available to assist the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Border Agency; and whether assets available today will be available next year.   HL941

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 June (17 June)

HL230 Lord Bradley [HMT]

HL231 Lord Bradley [HMT]

HL232 Lord Bradley [HMT]

15 June (29 June)

HL488 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HMT]

HL494 Lord Empey [SO]

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

[HMT] 4

[SO] 1

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Finance) (Money Bill-24 June)

Government

 

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

1 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

30 June

Childcare [HL]

Government

1 July

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

 

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 Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015

30th Report, Session 2014–15

 

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

1st Report

 

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2015

   

Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2015

   

Draft Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Merchant Shipping (Alcohol) (Prescribed Limits Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

33rd Report, Session 2014–15

   

Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015

11 June

 
 

1st Report

   

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015

22 June

 
 

3rd Report

   

Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

20 July

 

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

19 July

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015

7 July

 

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

 

Report

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Orders reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Further Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2015

25 March

Affirmative

Draft Legislative Reform (Combined Authorities and Economic Prosperity Boards) (England) Order 2015

26 March

Super
Affirmative

Draft Legislative Reform (Duchy of Lancaster) Order 2015

1 June

Negative

Forthcoming Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Wilkins

23 July

 

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

23 July

 

Lord Simpson of Dunkeld

30 July

 

   

Committees 

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

Tuesday 30 June

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 1 July

   

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.00am
in the River Room, Palace of Westminster

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am
in the Archbishop’s Room, Millbank House

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Thursday 2 July

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 8 July

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

10.30am
in Committee Room G

Audit

Domestic Committee

3.30pm

Audit (joint meeting)

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Monday 13 July

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 15 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 29 June 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

A minute’s silence was observed in memory of the victims of the shootings in Tunisia on 26 June.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

1 Viscountcy of Margesson in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The petition of Richard Francis David Margesson claiming to have succeeded to the Viscountcy of Margesson in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Viscount Margesson 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.

Public Business

2 Disabled people: access to work fund A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Baroness Altmann.

3 Vehicle excise duty: carbon dioxide emissions A question was asked by Lord Brabazon of Tara and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

4 United Kingdom: number of households A question was asked by Lord Green of Deddington and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 Advertising Standards Authority A question was asked by Baroness Deech and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

6 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 42A. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

7 Tunisia and European Council The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

8 Greece Lord Ashton of Hyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

9 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 44DA. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

10 Sierra Leone A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and, after debate, answered by Baroness Verma.

11 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 44DE. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.

The House adjourned at 10.58pm until Tuesday 30 June at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with the question that clauses 6 and 7 be agreed to. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 13.

The Committee adjourned at 5.44pm.

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 Standards in Public Life-15th Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on Tone from the top Leadership, ethics and accountability in policing.    (9057)

2 Science and Technology-Government response to the 1st Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2014–15, on the Resilience of the Electricity System.    (9083)

3 Departmental Performance

(1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.    (-)

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Wales Office.    (-)

4 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Great Yarmouth Port Authority (Constitution) Harbour Revision Order 2015. (19 June)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 26 June:

1 Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996.   (1407)

2 Electricity (Exemption from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) (Moy) Order 2015, laid under the Electricity Act 1989.   (1410)

3 Civil and Criminal Legal Aid (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.   (1416)

4 (1) Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015   (1419)

(2) Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2015   (1420)

(3) Justices’ Allowances Regulations 2015   (1423)

laid under the Courts Act 2003.

5 Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) (Amendment) Rules 2015, laid under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.   (1421)

6 Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order (Relevant Third Party) Regulations 2015, laid under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.   (1422)

7 Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.   (1424)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 2015, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Energy Act 2013.   (1425)

2 National Health Service (Revision of NHS Constitution Guiding Principles) Regulations 2015, laid under the Health Act 2009.   (1426)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Report for the period 10 March 2014 to 31 March 2015 of the Secretaries of State for Work and Pensions and Energy and Climate Change on the exercise of powers under Part 3 of the Energy Act 2013

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Office for Nuclear Regulation

laid under the Energy Act 2013.

2 Accounts for 2014–15 of the British Transport Police Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.

3 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Committee on Climate Change, laid under the Climate Change Act 2008.

4 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of UK Anti-Doping, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

5 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Passenger Focus, laid under the Railways Act 2005.

6 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Arts Council England Grant-in-Aid and Lottery distribution, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

7 Accounts for 2014–15 of the Official Custodian for Charities, laid under the Charities Act 2011.

8 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

(5) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(6) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

(7) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

(8) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

(9) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(10) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

Correction

In the Minutes of Proceedings of 25 June the following item, which was included under Negative Instruments, should have appeared as an Affirmative Instrument:

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2015, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. (1396)

Prepared 30th June 2015