House of Lords Business

Monday 20 October 2014 at 2.30pm

Baroness Harding of Winscombe and 
Baroness Mobarik will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

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

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

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

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

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Astor of Hever]

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Report [Lord Faulks]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Consumer Rights Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 3rd and 8th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 21 October at 2.30pm

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

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

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

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

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 17 October.

Deregulation Bill Committee (in respect of clauses 1 to 12 and Schedules 1 to 3) [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 4th Report from the Constitution Committee

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with regard to the election there, which was due to be held on 12 October. (1½ hours)

Wednesday 22 October at 3.00pm

Lord Fox will be introduced.

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

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

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on National Health Service funds of the reforms introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 20 October.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill will continue.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take, together with the government of the Republic of Ireland and the Northern Ireland political parties, in reaching and implementing an agreement on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, building on the draft conclusions of the Haass talks. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

Thursday 23 October at 11.00am

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen and 
Lord Scriven will be introduced.

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

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

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

Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan to move that this House takes note of the contribution of the construction industry to the United Kingdom economy, with particular reference to housing.

Lord Monks to move that this House takes note of the case for improved alternatives for young people not attending university.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support economic and social development in Malawi. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Licensing of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulator) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 8th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the 2014 general election in India. (1 hour)

Friday 24 October at 10.00am

Medical Innovation Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Saatchi]

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Naseby]

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Hayman]

Monday 27 October at 2.30pm

Lord Lennie and  
Baroness Pinnock will be introduced.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the financial regulation of academy schools.

*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to pledge funding to the Green Climate Fund.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits being a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council brings to the people of the United Kingdom.

*Lord Horam to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the Troubled Families programme.

Tuesday 28 October at 2.30pm

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

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the rail unions regarding the future of the East Coast rail franchise.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce delays in the provision of mental health treatment.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent figures on youth unemployment.

Wednesday 29 October at 3.00pm

Lord Goddard of Stockport will be introduced.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what standards and guidelines are given to Police and Crime Commissioners upon taking office.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent research by the NSPCC into police investigations of child abuse.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the reconstruction of infrastructure in Gaza.

Thursday 30 October at 11.00am

Lord Rose of Monewden will be introduced.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will rename the central bank of the United Kingdom, "The Bank of England and of the United Kingdom."

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in preventing the development of nuclear weapons by Iran.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 20 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on 21 October.

Monday 3 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce air pollution.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in its review of the adult pneumococcal disease programme.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to expedite the publication of the report by the Chilcot Inquiry.

†*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government in relation to the replacement of the Barnett Formula as far as its application to Wales is concerned.

Tuesday 4 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the National Crime Agency will be fully operational in Northern Ireland.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will provide to the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the development of London’s airports.

Wednesday 5 November at 3.00pm

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were awaiting a Work Capability Assessment on the latest date for which figures are available.

†*Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of criminal activity related to ticket touting in the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the development by British companies of unmanned aerial vehicles for civil and commercial purposes.

Thursday 6 November at 11.00am

Baroness Brady and 
Lord Callanan will be introduced.

*Baroness Hollis of Heigham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fall in value in real terms of the National Minimum Wage since 2010, what assessment they have made of any additional cost to the Exchequer in tax credits and other benefits.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 2014.

Monday 10 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Janke will be introduced.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the mental health of asylum seekers who have had to wait 12 months or longer before being allowed to apply for work.

Monday 24 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Helic will be introduced.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

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

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

Baroness Kidron to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on children’s and young people’s online and digital interactions.

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

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the tercentenary of the Hanoverian succession.

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of the Government’s future vision for primary care in England.

Lord Crisp to move that this House takes note of the case for a new cross-sectoral and cross-party Compact for Health to secure the future health of the people of England.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children It’s all about trust, on children and the police.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the rates of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young men experiencing negative outcomes in the criminal justice system.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

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

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (4 June)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 October and due for answer by 30 October.

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last ministerial visit to Libya took place; and what plans they have for future visits.   HL2146

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security threat to Britain from current ISIL actions in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.   HL2147

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ISIL on Christian communities in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; and what plans there are to protect such communities.   HL2148

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ask Israel to contribute to the international funds being raised for the reconstruction of Gaza.   HL2149

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the threat to the United Kingdom posed by Islamist military action in Nigeria.   HL2150

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the threat to the United Kingdom posed by Islamists across the Sahel.   HL2151

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the Hong Kong Government regarding the progress of the official consultation on plans to implement universal suffrage in 2017.   HL2152

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Hong Kong Government regarding the alleged police brutality against protester Ken Tsang. 
   HL2153

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had through the chargé d’affaires of the recently reopened Iranian embassy regarding the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani.   HL2154

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Prime Minister had with President Rouhani regarding freedom of religion and belief in Iran during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September.   HL2155

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the provision of money management, budgeting and debt advice by local authorities and social sector landlords is being monitored.   HL2156

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the outcomes of the round-table discussions convened by Ofgem over the summer with suppliers, consumer representatives, parliamentarians and the Government, particularly in relation to addressing the higher fuel costs imposed by pre-payment meters.   HL2157

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for the National Health Service of a successful outcome to the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the European Union and the United States.   HL2158

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the ability of Frontex and Frontex Plus to cope with the influx of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, and in particular to prevent deaths by drowning.   HL2159

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make proposals for better sharing of the burdens now falling on Malta, Italy and Greece from the flow of refugees and migrants seeking to enter Europe.   HL2160

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the rising numbers of child abuse allegations.   HL2161

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to make the National Health Service more efficient and to reduce mistakes in practice.   HL2162

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by the Legal Action Group, Chasing Status, on the experience of legal long-term resident migrants under new immigration laws.   HL2163

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to boost teacher training applications, particularly in subjects with known shortages, in the light of a shortfall in applications in the last three years.   HL2164

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the educational impact on infant pupils of being taught in classes of over 30 pupils.   HL2165

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 July (HL1619), when the Secretary of State for Education intends to respond to Parliament on the recommendations of the Education Commissioner.   HL2166

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used to assess proposals by academy chains planning to outsource all non-teaching posts to profit-making providers. 
   HL2167

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what input they have had into the redrafting of the proposed European Union Plant Reproductive Material legislation.   HL2168

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the current wording of the European Union Plant Reproductive Material legislation will enable them to protect home gardeners and allotment holders as well as United Kingdom seed producers’ interests and the United Kingdom’s diverse seed heritage.   HL2169

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in October 2010; and, if not, when they expect to do so.   HL2170

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

26 September (10 October)

HL1882 Lord Berkeley [MoJ]

HL1886 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL1887 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL1904 Baroness King of Bow [DCLG]

HL1905 Baroness King of Bow [DCLG]

HL1911 Lord Moonie [MoD]

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

[DCLG] 2

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 3

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

24 October

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

24 October

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

20 October

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

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

24 October

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

21 October

Waiting for Report

   

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

20 October

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

20 October

Sent to the Commons

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Measure in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Commons Affirmative Resolution

   

Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure

   

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014

   

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

9th Report

 

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (18-21 Work Skills Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2014

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014

   

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

   

Draft Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014

   

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

   

Draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law (No. 2) Order 2014

   

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

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

23 October

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

8th Report

23 October

Draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2014

 

23 October

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2014

 

23 October

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014

 

23 October

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Licensing of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014

 

23 October

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

   

Draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance and Property Interference: Code of Practice) Order 2014

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Prohibition on Opening Current Accounts for Disqualified Persons) Order 2014

   

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

9th Report

 

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

8th Report

   

Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2014

22 October

 

Food Information Regulations 2014

23 October

 
 

9th Report

   

Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014

1 November

 

Independent Educational Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014

2 November

 

Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014

11 November

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014

19 October

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

Consideration

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014

6th Report

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of laying

To be considered

Referred to a joint committee

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

20 October

Committees 

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

Monday 20 October

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 21 October

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

9.45am

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 22 October

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 23 October

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 28 October

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 29 October

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 4 November

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 5 November

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 16 October 2014 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Truro.

1 Baroness Shields Joanna Shields, OBE, having been created Baroness Shields, of Maida Vale in the City of Westminster, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 16 September 2014, was introduced between Lord Marland and Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Baroness Rebuck Dame Gail Ruth Rebuck, DBE, having been created Baroness Rebuck, of Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 18 September 2014, was introduced between Lord Hollick and Baroness McDonagh, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

3 Hansard Society: Audit of Political Engagement A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

4 Credit unions A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Newby.

5 Piracy A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Children: online privacy A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Bates.

7 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6 
Schedule 1 
Clause 7 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 8 to 19 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 20 to 28 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 29 to 32 
Schedule 5 
Clause 33 
Schedule 6

Clauses 34 to 43 
Schedule 7 
Clauses 44 to 46 
Schedule 8 
Clauses 47 to 66 
Schedule 9 
Clause 67 
Schedule 10 
Clauses 68 to 77 
Schedule 11 
Clauses 78 to 84.

The motion was agreed to.

8 Tata Steel Baroness Neville-Rolfe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

9 Russia (Balloted debate) Baroness Falkner of Margravine moved that this House takes note of the role of Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union in upholding international law and democratic principles. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 Hong Kong A question was asked by Lord Luce and, after debate, answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

11 Social Justice strategy (Balloted debate) Baroness Tyler of Enfield moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s Social Justice strategy. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 ISIL: Iraq and Syria Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Autonomous vehicles A question was asked by Lord Borwick and, after debate, answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

The House adjourned at 7.09pm until Monday 20 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Health-Government response to the 1st Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on its accountability hearing with the Health and Care Professions Council.    (8916)

2 Post-Legislative Scrutiny-Post-Legislative Assessment of the Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Act 2009.    (8941)

3 Justice-Plans for Secure College Rules: Government consultation document.    (8944)

4 Defence-Amendment to the Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States of America for Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes.    (8947)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014, laid under the Child Poverty Act 2010.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) Order 2014, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.   (2702)

2 Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.   (2765)

3 Immigration (Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.   (2768)

4 (1) Draft Breckland (Electoral Changes) Order 2014

(2) Draft Corby (Electoral Changes) Order 2014

(3) Draft North Somerset (Electoral Changes) Order 2014

(4) Draft York (Electoral Changes) Order 2014

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Instrument subject to disapproval

The following paper was laid before the House:

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2013–14 of the Care Quality Commission on the state of health care and adult social care in England, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

2 Forecast Evaluation Report from the Office for Budget Responsibility, laid under the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011.

Prepared 17th October 2014