House of Lords Business

Monday 24 November 2014 at 2.30pm

Baroness Helic will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the European Court of Justice verdict on 16 October and its conclusions in respect of restrictive measures currently in place since the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan was proscribed by the European Union in 2006 and by the United Kingdom in 2000.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households are in receipt of the housing element of Universal Credit.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s enquiry into children and the police.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage links with young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and across the Commonwealth.

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 November

Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 November

Lord Wallace of Saltaire intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 November

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014 Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 July be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 November

Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 November

Business Improvement Districts (Property Owners) (England) Regulations 2014 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 October be approved. 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 November

Wales Bill Third Reading [Baroness Randerson]

Consumer Rights Bill Report (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Future Business 

Tuesday 25 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of provision of refuges for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are currently taking to improve women’s safety on transport.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since March, when the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as "Clare’s Law", was implemented in all police forces in England and Wales.

†*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of recent events in Hong Kong on the prospects for democracy in that region.

House Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Access and the use of facilities by retired members) (HL Paper 59) be agreed to.

Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Wheatcroft be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Noakes, resigned.

Insurance Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move, further to the resolution of the House of 19 November 2014 appointing a Special Public Bill Committee to consider the Bill, that the Committee have the power to appoint a specialist adviser.

Modern Slavery Bill Lord Bates to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Modern Slavery Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 14

Schedule 3

Schedule 1

Clauses 46 to 53

Clauses 15 to 37

Schedule 4

Schedule 2

Clauses 54 to 58.

Clauses 38 to 45

 

National Insurance Contributions Bill Second Reading [Lord Newby]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Newby to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Lord Liddle to move that this House takes note of the case for the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Baroness Kingsmill to move that this House takes note of working conditions in the care sector.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Popat] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Popat] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 26 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the United Kingdom gender gap, in the light of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2014.

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people in local authority care, and for care leavers.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current levels of income and wealth inequality in the United Kingdom.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 24 November.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (1 hour)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the National Health Service innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement. (1 hour)

Thursday 27 November at 11.00am

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the teaching of classics in schools.

*Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to British lorry drivers at Calais to deter illegal immigrants from attempting to board their lorries.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the economy of Greater Manchester.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 25 November.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the role of religion and belief in British public life.

Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom on its 20th anniversary. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination" with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (1 hour)

Monday 1 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a campaign to address HIV stigma along the lines of the "Time to Change" campaign on mental health stigma.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in 2015 to support a reduction in late HIV diagnoses in England.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress in developing a vaccine in order effectively to address global HIV/AIDS.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their response to their consultation on humanist marriage.

Tuesday 2 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Afghan interpreters have applied for relocation to the United Kingdom; and by when their applications will be decided and relocation completed.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Kuwait about granting citizenship to the stateless Bidoon who are resident in that country.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government concerning the control and management of fracking for gas in Wales.

Wednesday 3 December at 3.00pm

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to provide more allotments.

*Lord Imbert to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the success or failure of Police and Crime Commissioners, particularly in comparison to the cost, democratic accountability and competence of the Police Authorities they replaced.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent decision of the High Court in Fletcher and others v. Governor of HMP Whatton and the Secretary of State for Justice that the Secretary of State is in breach of his public law duty in relation to the continued detention of prisoners detained under imprisonment for public protection sentences.

Thursday 4 December at 11.00am

*Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Iran on behalf of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a joint British and Iranian citizen who was jailed for a year after attending an International Volleyball Federation World League match in Iran.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on the United Kingdom’s justice opt-outs under the Lisbon Treaty.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of criticism from the judiciary, they plan to reconsider their policies for legal aid.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the governance of sport, both nationally and internationally.

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 24 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 25 November.

Monday 8 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of child poverty on children’s early years educational development.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to local authorities in respect of enforcing planning and other regulations relating to short-term holiday lets.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any recent assessment of the financial contribution of unpaid carers to the national economy.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has only been a one per cent increase in the number of prisoners in England and Wales at work since 2010.

Tuesday 9 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of new technology and the digital revolution on the United Kingdom labour market.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the Republic of Sudan.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision of the High Court that the consultation on mesothelioma legal fees was unlawful, and the lack of new funding for mesothelioma research, what is their policy with regard to combatting mesothelioma and supporting victims.

Wednesday 10 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for resisting further extensions of United Kingdom opt-ins to a European corpus juris.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for strengthening the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai for her contribution to girls’ education nationally and internationally.

Thursday 11 December at 11.00am

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether general practitioners working within the National Health Service are bound by the Hippocratic Oath, and if so, whether they will place a copy of the said Oath in the Library of the House.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the United Kingdom’s balance of trade will be in surplus.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons British parents living abroad must wait for a minimum of eight weeks after having applied for their newborn baby’s first passport before they receive it.

Lord Shipley to move that this House takes note of the case for enabling economic leadership for cities. (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 Monday 1 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 2 December.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the case for establishing new global development goals in 2015. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Monday 15 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medical staff working in the National Health Service today, including doctors and nurses, were trained in Africa.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Higher Education Commission’s report Too Good to Fail: The Financial Sustainability of Higher Education in England.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of devolution on arts and culture within the United Kingdom.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the appointment of a chairman for the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Tuesday 16 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to improve early years education in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to re-introduce a dog licensing fee.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the first reading of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill in the House of Commons on 4 November.

Wednesday 17 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Shephard of Northwold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific estimates they have made of the impact of the Childcare Payments Bill on maternal employment rates and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve dermatology services in the National Health Service.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation there has been with health bodies on proposals to repeal restrictions on the sale of liqueur chocolates to children.

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

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 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

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 120). 4 February 2014

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

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

Lord 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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the growth of small businesses in the United Kingdom. (15 October)

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to include all adolescent boys in the national screening programme for human papilloma virus. (15 October)

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

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

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

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

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent events in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and of their impact on migration to Western Europe. (3 November)

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future position of museums in regional areas, in the light of the withdrawal of national funding from 2015–16 onwards. (3 November)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 21 November and due for answer by 5 December.

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the details of all current and former non-executive board members of the Executive Board of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport since May 2010, together with their periods of office, and set out what arrangements are in place for any potential conflict of interest that may arise during the course of such memberships of the Executive Board.   HL3044

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any public consultation regarding the new train timetables implemented as a consequence of the new franchise awarded to c2c to operate the Fenchurch Street line.   HL3045

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any representations regarding the new train timetables implemented as part of the new franchise awarded to c2c to continue to operate the Fenchurch Street line.   HL3046

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of whether there is duplication of activities by the Care Quality Commission and local authorities. 
   HL3047

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the level of co-ordination between the Care Quality Commission and commissioners for places in care homes.   HL3048

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that there is sufficient distinction in the Care Quality Commission’s handling of major and minor non-compliance issues when publicly naming non-compliant care homes; and if not, on what basis they made that assessment.   HL3049

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made by the Care Quality Commission of proposals in the Deregulation Bill to create a statutory duty for the Commission to consider economic growth when carrying out their functions.   HL3050

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct the Care Quality Commission to brief parliamentarians on the impact of proposals in the Deregulation Bill to create a statutory duty for the Commission to consider economic growth when carrying out their functions.   HL3051

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that proposals in the Deregulation Bill to create a statutory duty on the Care Quality Commission to consider economic growth when carrying out its functions will not impact on the protection of the public.   HL3052

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 19 November (HL2689), what evidence they have of the United Kingdom enjoying benefits which are derived from enhanced competition and innovation as members of the Single Market which it would not have enjoyed had it not been in that Market.   HL3053

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England about improving the process involved in excluding medicines used for treating rare diseases as described in the recent Genetics Alliance UK Patient Charter Patients and Priorities of NHS England’s commissioning of medicines for rare diseases.   HL3054

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what calculations they have made of the fiscal impact of immigration into the United Kingdom.   HL3055

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the proposals by Fair Trials International for reform of the European Arrest Warrant; and what is their assessment of the prospect for reaching agreement on those reforms in Brussels.   HL3056

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on measures to deal with those passengers entering either that country or the United Kingdom from areas where ebola is at present widespread.   HL3057

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any discussions with the public health authorities in the Republic of Ireland regarding co-operation with health authorities in the United Kingdom on any threat to either jurisdiction by incoming passengers from areas where ebola is widespread at present; and if not, why not.   HL3058

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress to date of the discussions initiated by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with the political parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly.   HL3059

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made a decision on the possible inclusion of issues relating to Kincora Boy’s Home in east Belfast in the inquiry into the exploitation of children in the United Kingdom.   HL3060

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government from which countries (1) eggs, and (2) poultry, have been imported into the United Kingdom in each of the last four years; and what are the respective quantities from each country.   HL3061

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when assessing the Disabled Student’s Allowance, previously diagnosed lifetime conditions will be considered sufficient criteria for qualification without a requirement for further assessment.   HL3062

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop the sale of counterfeit goods online in the United Kingdom.   HL3063

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the financial services industry to ensure that the information technology infrastructure is fit for purpose.   HL3064

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the rules governing short selling.   HL3065

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much revenue (1) the South West of England, and (2) Bristol, have been responsible for as a percentage of the United Kingdom’s gross national product since May 2010.   HL3066

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether duties on goods from Tunisia entering the European Union have been eliminated; and if not, to what extent they will be reduced in the coming year.   HL3067

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 November (HL Deb, col GC 231), which and how many businesses lobbied them to repeal restrictions on the sale of liqueur confectionary to children under the age of 16, and when such discussions took place.   HL3068

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the arguments advanced by industry interests for the repeal of restrictions on the sale of liqueur confectionary to children under the age of 16; and what benefits they foresee will accrue for children from taking such actions.   HL3069

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government why clause 55 of the Deregulation Bill was not subject to or part of the public consultation on the Bill as reported by the Cabinet Office in its published guide to the Bill.   HL3070

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a public consultation on clause 55 of the Deregulation Bill and also publish the views on it of the Chief Medical Officer, Public Health England, the British Medical Association and the Children’s Commissioner for England and Wales.   HL3071

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their partnership commitment to the Public Health Responsibility Deal prevents or inhibits them from halting the growth of sales of food infused with alcohol that can be sold to children under the age of 16.   HL3072

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

29 October (12 November)

HL2507 Lord Morrow [HO]

30 October (13 November)

HL2541 Lord Laird [HO]

HL2546 Lord Hylton [HO]

3 November (17 November)

HL2600 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

4 November (18 November)

HL2638 Lord Rogan [MoD]

HL2639 Lord Rogan [MoD]

5 November (19 November)

HL2680 Lord Strasburger [HO]

HL2687 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [HO]

7 November (21 November)

HL2732 Lord Hylton [HO]

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

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 6

[MoD] 2

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Cohabitation Rights [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

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

National Insurance Contributions

Government

25 November

Childcare Payments (Money Bill-18 November)

Government

 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

2 December

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery

Government

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

24 November

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

 

Deregulation (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL] (formerly Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL])

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

24 November

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

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

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 Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014

13th Report

 

Draft Single Source Contract Regulations 2014

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

   

Draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (Winding Up) Order 2014

   

Draft Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 (Restrictions on Disclosure of Information in relation to National Security etc.) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

9th Report

27 November

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

 

25 November

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

 

25 November

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014

 

27 November

Draft Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014

11th Report

25 November

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

 

25 November

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

 

27 November

Draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

 

25 November

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014

12th Report

27 November

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

 

27 November

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

24 November

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014

 

24 November

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order 2014

 

24 November

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

24 November

Draft Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014

 

24 November

Draft Business Improvement Districts (Property Owners) (England) Regulations 2014

 

24 November

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 Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Amendment Order 2015

   

Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Contracting Out (Vehicle Certification and Related Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (Advocacy Exceptions) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Transport Tribunal) Order 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

 

11th Report

   

Local Government (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014

26 November

 

12th Report

   

Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations 2014

5 December

 
 

14th Report

   

Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

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

10 December

 

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

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

11 December

 

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

11 December

 

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

11 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

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

6 January

 

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 25 November

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

visit to Manchester

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.00am in Residence 1

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 26 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

visit to Berlin

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am and 2.15pm

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Monday 1 December

   

Security

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 2 December

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Insurance Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

10.00am

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm in Committee Room G

Thursday 4 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm in Committee Room G

Monday 8 December

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 9 December

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm in Committee Room G

Wednesday 10 December

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 11 December

   

Ecclesiastical

Joint Committee

1.30pm

Tuesday 16 December

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Friday 21 November 2014 

The House met at 10.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

Public Business

1 Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were agreed to. Clauses 2, 3 and 4 were disagreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 59)

2 Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were agreed to. Clauses 2 and 6 were disagreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 60)

3 House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 61)

4 Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Blencathra moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 1.40pm until Monday 24 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Paper 

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

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

The following paper was laid by command of Her Majesty:

Marine Environment-Amendment to the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter to Regulate Marine Geoengineering, together with an explanatory memorandum. (8965)

Prepared 21st November 2014