House of Lords Business

Thursday 7 February 2013 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what bilateral and multilateral discussions they are having on the regulation of the civil and military use of drones.

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the social housing stock during 2013.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that young people have a proper understanding of managing personal finances before leaving school.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking following the announcement of the withdrawal of Centrica from the nuclear new build programme.

HGV Road User Levy Bill Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Earl Attlee] (Money Bill)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on The accountability of civil servants (6th Report, HL Paper 61).

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of civil society in promoting peace in Israel and Palestine. (1½ hours).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham]

Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Stowell of Beeston] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Monday 11 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to exempt private companies providing services to the NHS from corporation tax.

*Baroness Morgan of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government which European Union member states have indicated that they are willing to consider a request from the United Kingdom to develop a different relationship with the European Union, either within or outside the existing European Union treaty.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to limit the ongoing closure of public libraries across the country.

*Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobs they think would be created by the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill Third Reading [Lord Stevenson of Coddenham]

National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups-Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2012 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

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

†Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 February

†Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 February

†Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013 Lord Popat to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 February

†Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 7
Schedule 1
Clause 8
Schedule 2
Clauses 9 to 14
Schedule 3
Clauses 15 to 20
Schedule 4
Clause 21
Schedules 5 and 6
Clauses 22 to 24
Schedule 7
Clauses 25 and 26
Schedule 8
Clauses 27 and 28
Schedule 9
Clause 29
Schedule 10
Clause 30
Schedule 11

Clauses 31 and 32
Schedule 12
Clauses 33 to 35
Schedule 13
Clauses 36 to 45
Schedule 14
Clauses 46 to 50
Schedule 15
Clauses 51 to 53
Schedule 16
Clauses 54 to 56
Schedule 17
Clauses 57 to 64
Schedules 18 and 19
Clause 65
Schedule 20
Clauses 66 to 69
Schedule 21
Clauses 70 to 84.

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill Second Reading [Baroness Stowell of Beeston]

Tuesday 12 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of trading conditions in 2012–13, particularly for independent retailers, they will modify the automatic increases in business rates.

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with their plans to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage a reduction in domestic food waste.

Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill Third Reading [Baroness Browning]

Public Service Pensions Bill Report [Lord Newby]

Lord Desai to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the publication on 10 January by the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Office for National Statistics of An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales, what steps they are taking to protect women’s safety in the United Kingdom. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 13 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the constitutional convention of cabinet collective responsibility as confirmed in the Ministerial Code remains in force.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider the decision not to regulate healthcare assistance in the light of the Health and Care Professions Council’s preliminary finding, published in December 2012, that there are significant shortcomings in a voluntary register. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the average daily spare capacity at Heathrow Airport over the last six months.

†Prisons (Property) Bill Third Reading [Lord Ramsbotham]

Universal Credit Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2012 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2012 be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Baroness Tonge to move that this House regrets Her Majesty’s Government’s decision to lay the Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3119) before Parliament, and in particular their decision to change the provisions on electrical safety in the home, which will be detrimental to public safety. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Thursday 14 February at 11.00am

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the campaign "One Billion Rising" which aims to draw attention to the level of domestic violence worldwide.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with the academy school programme.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the National Health Service benefits from the establishment of Healthcare UK to market the NHS brand abroad.

†Succession to the Crown Bill Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Tankerness]

Monday 25 February at 2.30pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure cultural diversity and promotion of equality in the media and creative industries.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in discontinuing their funding for the Republic of Ireland’s aids to navigation.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with energy providers about recent increases in prices.

*Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the continuing increase in births, what is their response to the recent report by the Royal College of Midwives, which states that there is a shortage of around 5,000 midwives.

Tuesday 26 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of China about self-immolations in Tibet and China’s approach to human rights in that region.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received representations about the new UK Citizenship test.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end the use of the death penalty worldwide.

Wednesday 27 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of ratings agencies and the impact of any downgrade of the United Kingdom’s rating.

*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dr David Livingstone.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Thursday 28 February at 11.00am

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Burma, with reference to the Kachin, Shan and Rohingya ethnic national peoples.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in ensuring that all dyslexics have access to the assistance recommended by Ofqual when taking apprenticeship qualifications.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support, if any, they are providing for the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium.

Lord Steel of Aikwood to move that, notwithstanding the normal practice of the House, this House resolves that no introductions of new Peers shall take place until the recommendations in paragraphs 47 and 67 of the First Report of the Leader’s Group on Members Leaving the House, chaired by Lord Hunt of Wirral (HL Paper 83, Session 2010–12), have been followed.

Monday 4 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to assist families facing homelessness as a result of housing benefit changes due in April this year.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide face-to-face careers guidance for all young people in schools.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of local council tax support schemes on poverty.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the public on the negotiations for the new European Union budget perspective period to 2020.

Tuesday 5 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the working of the European Union subsidiarity test procedure under the Lisbon Treaty in view of the two recent reasoned opinions submitted by this House to the European Union institutions.

†*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the management of community-sentenced offenders will remain the responsibility of the Probation Service.

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering further legislation concerning the holding of referendums in the United Kingdom.

†Wednesday 6 March at 3.00pm

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to ensure that wage-earners who are below the income tax threshold will benefit from any future increases in the personal allowance.

†*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to detect and prevent sudden cardiac death.

†*Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are employed by the European Union institutions; and what assessment they have made of how many of those individuals pay either no tax or reduced tax rates on their remuneration.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee on Strengthened Statutory Procedures for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (3rd Report, HL Paper 19). 5 July 2012

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation’s health (1st Report, HL Paper 33). 18 July 2012

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Turning the Tide on Piracy, Building Somalia’s future: Follow-up report on the EU’s Operation Atalanta and beyond (3rd Report, HL Paper 43). 21 August 2012

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects (2nd Report, HL Paper 37). 24 July 2012

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on The Government’s New Approach to Consultation: "Work in Progress" (22nd Report, HL Paper 100). 10 January 2013

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on MiFID II: Getting it Right for the City and EU Financial Services Industry (2nd Report, HL Paper 28). 10 July 2012

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Leaving a bitter taste? The EU Sugar Regime (4th Report, HL Paper 44). 4 September 2012

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Broadband for all-an alternative vision (1st Report, HL Paper 41). 31 July 2012

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Naseby to move that this House takes note of the implementation to date of the recommendations of the independent report from the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in Sri Lanka and the challenges facing Sri Lanka in implementing recommendations still outstanding.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the number of police officers in England and Wales.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the extent of religious persecution worldwide, in the light of Article 18 of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to move that this House takes note of the levels of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations and notes the role of community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and faith groups in working to support the victims of sexual violence.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours. The date on which the question was tabled is in italics; questions are removed from the list six months after tabling.

Lord Sacks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the relationship between business and society. (8 October)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that young people receive proper financial education. (9 October)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the cost to the United Kingdom of Type 1 diabetes; and what plans they have to improve treatment of that disease. (9 October)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of low-quality housing on child development. (11 October)

Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to discuss multilateral nuclear disarmament with China. (18 October)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Morocco. (19 October)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve care in the community for elderly patients. (5 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to promote a peaceful resolution to the situation in Gaza and the West Bank. (7 November)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the removal of the presumption of public benefit under the Charities Act 2006. (12 November)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to promote skills mix changes and task sharing in low- and middle-income countries in order to improve quality, access and cost in health services in line with the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health All the Talents. (12 November)

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their policies to promote cultural diversity and ethnic minority employment in the United Kingdom media. (19 November)

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Panel on Forestry, published on 4 July. (22 November)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the NHS innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement and wealth creation. (27 November)

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities will be provided to promote awareness of hepatitis C within the new structures of the National Health Service; and how the commissioning of services to identify and treat patients suffering from hepatitis C will be improved. (28 November)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for a register of lobbyists. (3 December)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment since 5 February 2008 of the arrangements for preserving Government archives and preparing official histories. (4 December)

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors are taken into account in decisions about the future of NHS children’s heart services. (5 December)

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the level of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations. (6 December)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the workings of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and the case for regulation of managing agents for leasehold properties. (13 December)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of ethnic minority employment in the media and creative industries. (13 December)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current human rights situation in Iran. (18 December)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights. (8 January) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Commission on a Bill of Rights

Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the prevalence of anorexia and other eating disorders. (8 January)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the United Kingdom of future demographic trends. (10 January)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any recent evaluation of the efficiency of administrative health units with regard to the provision, assessment and diagnosis of developmental care for children with special needs, particularly in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder. (11 January)

Lord Filkin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they are taking to assess the implications of an ageing society for public policy and public services, and to promote public debate on this issue. (11 January)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the issues raised in the London Councils report A case for sustainable funding for adult social care. (11 January)

Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. (17 January)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with media corporations regarding the coverage of Parliament and politics. (17 January)

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will promote Personal, Social and Health Education in schools in order to develop pupils’ skills and knowledge relevant to growing up in the United Kingdom. (17 January)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to avoid increasing United Kingdom isolation in the European Union. (17 January)

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of population growth; and what steps they are taking domestically and internationally to address the issue. (17 January)

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of levels of food insecurity and opportunities to address global hunger in 2013 and at the 2013 G8 summit. (21 January)

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the promotion of ethical and sustainable fashion. (21 January)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development on How to teach vocational education: A theory of vocational pedagogy. (21 January)

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the majority vote in the House of Commons calling for a reduction in the voting age to 16. (24 January)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of discrimination against gay men and women in Commonwealth countries on global efforts to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and what steps they are taking to tackle such discrimination. (24 January)

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the response of United Kingdom police forces to performance indicator management with particular reference to the reliability of published United Kingdom crime figures. (28 January)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the Francis Report into the Mid-Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (28 January)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the cost/benefit ratio, and environmental and social impact, of the HS2 scheme. (30 January)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government, what is their assessment of the current situation in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. (31 January)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic objectives for the Arctic Region; and what steps they are taking to progress them. (1 February)

Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to maximise tourism potential in the United Kingdom. (4 February)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed by children and young people trained at school. (5 February)

The Earl of Caithness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the standard of care at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, and its impact on the future wellbeing of patients. (5 February)

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to address national security issues in Northern Ireland in the light of recent events and decisions. (6 February)

Baroness Buscombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and faith groups which support people at risk of suicide. (6 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 6 February and due for answer by 20 February.

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they most recently discussed human rights violations in Bangladesh with the government of Bangladesh; and what specific cases were raised during those discussions.   HL5272

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Bangladesh the imprisonment of the Acting General Secretary of the Bangladesh Opposition Party, Mirza Fakrul Islam Alamgir.   HL5273

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Bangladesh the case of Mahmudur Rahman, who has been held under office arrest for over two months in Bangladesh.   HL5274

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they most recently discussed with the government of Bangladesh reported abuses by Bangladesh law enforcement agencies, including the Rapid Action Battalion.   HL5275

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there have been any cases of the serving of halal meat to Christians, Sikhs or Jews in HM Prisons.   HL5276

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Burmese Ambassador to the United Kingdom about arrests in Burma under the right to protest law.
   HL5277

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Burma on the formation of a joint domestic and international board with the involvement of the United Nations to investigate the numbers of political prisoners remaining in Burma’s prisons.   HL5278

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom Ambassador to Burma has met the new leadership of the Karen National Union.   HL5279

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 February (WA 27), what estimate they have made of the cost of testing aborted foetuses to ascertain (1) their gender, and (2) the nature of any disability from which they suffered; and what consideration they will give to monitoring to ensure the effective implementation of the law on abortion.   HL5280

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 February (WA 27), whether it is a matter for Her Majesty’s Government or for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to decide whether testing of aborted foetuses should be required to ascertain (1) their gender, and (2) the nature of any disability from which they suffered, in order to ensure effective monitoring of the implementation of the law on abortion.   HL5281

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 February (WA 27), whether they, or the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, require an impartial translator to be present when doctors are consulted by women in relation to abortions if those women do not have a good command of the English language; and whether any such consultations are required to be undertaken without family members being present.
   HL5282

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Cabinet Office Olympics Legacy Unit has to build upon the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Truce.   HL5283

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 28 January (WA 261), whether there are any circumstances under which their agencies would not seek to ensure that women raped during armed conflict are given access to safe abortions, in situations where abortions are in breach of national law but where the pregnancy threatens the mother’s life.   HL5284

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what threshold they apply to the provision of abortions in contravention of national law to women raped during armed conflict; and whether that threshold is higher than those applied to other forms of assistance to the wounded and sick during armed conflicts.   HL5285

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government which British-based banks have been fined for manipulation of the LIBOR or other infringements since 1 January 2010; what were the amounts involved; by whom were any fines imposed; to what extent banks’ assets comprising taxpayer rescue packages have had to be paid to overseas countries; and to what extent and for what purpose United Kingdom fines have been imposed.   HL5286

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Air Accident Investigation Branch continues to require closure of the roads around the site of the recent helicopter crash in Vauxhall; when they expect the roads to be re-opened; and why they were not opened as expected on 4 February.
   HL5287

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed in connection with academy schools (1) in the Department for Education, and (2) in other agencies and organisations contracted to the Department for Education; and where those staff are located.   HL5288

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what requirements for privacy are in place for benefit claimants who are being trained or assisted in making their claims while using computer facilities at job centres, libraries and other locations.   HL5289

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost in each of the past ten years of running the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; and how many people are employed by that organisation.   HL5290

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what method they use to calculate (1) the level of domestic self-sufficiency in food production, and (2) domestic food consumption; and what was the level of each in each of the last twenty-five years.   HL5291

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what has been the saving from the reduction in Overseas Office funding for parliamentary delegations arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.   HL5292

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what has been the saving from the budget for United Kingdom conference costs and travel arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.   HL5293

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the projected saving from the reorganisation of mail delivery services arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.   HL5294

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the projected saving in the estate cleaning contract costs arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.   HL5295

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what has been the saving due to the reorganisation of library services arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.   HL5296

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what has been the saving in the budget for Information Office printing and publicity arising out of the House of Lords savings strategy and financial plan approved in 2010.   HL5297

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to invite Somaliland to the international conference to be co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Somalia on 7 May.   HL5298

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Department for International Development on permanent staff, temporary staff, consultants and air freight in each of the last 3 years.   HL5299

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to using C-130J aircraft as a maritime patrol aircraft platform, either by palletised equipment or by equipping them by means of retrofit.   HL5300

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons have been learned as a result of the attack on the United Kingdom Ambassador in Benghazi, in particular in relation to the security of diplomatic personnel leaving diplomatic premises.   HL5301

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be applied by HM Courts and Tribunal Service in determining whether and which magistrates’ court buildings will be closed following the forthcoming review.   HL5302

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many taxpayers ticked the box in their tax return relating to tax avoidance schemes in each of the last three years.   HL5303

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the proposed increase in overseas development aid will be spent on (1) nutrition, and (2) agricultural interventions.   HL5304

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are used in determining whether a National Clinical Director role should be established for a particular condition or group of conditions.   HL5305

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the NHS Commissioning Board has not established a National Clinical Director for Ophthalmology.   HL5306

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are advising travellers not to visit Abkhazia and South Ossetia; and what reports they have received of any difficulties experienced by UK citizens visiting those countries.   HL5307

Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value and acreage of land owned by the Ministry of Defence; and what is the value and acreage of that land which is no longer in use for operational purposes.   HL5308

Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of providing housing for armed forces personnel in each of the last four financial years; what is the estimated total cost of such housing in the current financial year; and what is the projected total cost of such housing for each of the next four financial years (1) in the United Kingdom, and (2) outside the United Kingdom.
   HL5309

Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure on consultants by the Ministry of Defence in each of the last two financial years; what is the estimated expenditure on such consultants for the current financial year; and what is the projected expenditure on such consultants for each of the next four financial years.   HL5310

Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of supplies and equipment lost by the Ministry of Defence in each of the last two financial years; what is the estimated value of lost supplies and equipment during the current financial year; and what is the projected value of lost supplies and equipment for each of the next two financial years.   HL5311

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 28 January (WA 287–8), what is the relationship between Parking and Traffic Appeals Service adjudicators, the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Transport under Regulations 3 and 8 respectively of the Road User Charging (Enforcement and Adjudication)(London) Regulations 2001, as amended.   HL5312

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what legislation the discharge of the functions of the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service adjudicators is regulated by the Mayor of London or Transport for London.   HL5313

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was provided by the European Union to United Kingdom towns and cities for the purpose of town twinning in each of the last five years; and whether that funding was accompanied by guidance about the use of the twinning scheme to promote language learning in schools or to encourage business links between the two communities.   HL5314

Lord Rana to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact across the whole United Kingdom of the non-application of the Defamation Bill to Northern Ireland; what steps they will take to ensure that the Bill, when enacted, is applied consistently to publications which circulate throughout the United Kingdom; and whether they have held discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive about the introduction of corresponding legislation there.   HL5315

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any cost comparisons have been carried out between the options available for rolling stock for the next franchise for the East Coast Railway Line, including (1) the proposed InterCity Express Train, (2) the train built by Alstrom as used on the West Coast Mainline, and (3) the existing MK4 trains using the East Coast Mainline refurbished at the expense of Eversholt (Rolling Stock Company) with upgraded class 91 locomotives; and, if so, whether those comparisons will be made public.   HL5316

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have taken or intend to take any action to assist the government of Burma in the development of mobile telecommunications in that country.
   HL5317

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the fastest journey times by rail between London and (1) Leeds, (2) Manchester, and (3) Liverpool, once HS2 is completed.   HL5318

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to promote the re-interment of the remains of King Richard III.   HL5319

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Earl Attlee on 28 January concerning the HS2 project (HL Deb, col 1342), what is their best forecast of the final cost of the project in cash terms in 2033.   HL5320

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the latest British Chambers of Commerce Trade Confidence Index report that the Government should take the lead in the creation of a genuine single market for all services across the European Union.   HL5321

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the latest British Chambers of Commerce Trade Confidence Index that more action is needed in areas such as trade finance promotion and insurance.   HL5322

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether venture capital trusts are to be included in the category of restricted products currently being consulted on by the Financial Services Authority in consultation document CP12/19.   HL5323

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) how much capital has been invested in United Kingdom small- and medium-sized enterprises, and (2) how many jobs have been created, by venture capital trusts since their introduction in 1997.   HL5324

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to reform the law which provides for joint-enterprise prosecutions to be made.   HL5325

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals were convicted between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2012 under joint-enterprise charges; and how many such cases were brought during that period.   HL5326

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many appeals are currently pending for convictions of individuals prosecuted under the joint-enterprise provisions.   HL5327

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have advised police authorities to use joint-enterprise provisions in cases where individuals have died in police custody.   HL5328

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have advised police authorities to apply joint-enterprise provisions at public events, such as football stadiums, where offences are being committed.   HL5329

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about miscarriages of justice in cases brought under joint-enterprise provisions; and whether they have any plans to hold a public enquiry into the use of such provisions.   HL5330

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 4 February (WA 15–6), what were the results of the inquiries about general conditions in Lithuanian prisons, including Lukiskes; and whether those have affected their determination of Lithuania’s readiness to receive transfers under the European Union prisoner transfer agreement.   HL5331

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of a recent report by the Bulgarian authorities which concluded that Hezbollah was responsible for the terrorist attack in Burgas in 2012, they will encourage the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.   HL5332

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have decided, against the recommendation of Advisory Group for National Specialised Services, not to commission the use of eculizumab for the treatment of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome.   HL5333

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government why eculizumab has been referred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for review when NICE does not yet have available processes to consider orphan and ultra-orphan drugs.   HL5334

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the Sue Ryder Foundation The Forgotten Millions: reforming social care services for people living with neurological conditions, and whether they plan to take any action as a result of its findings.
   HL5335

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of a Sue Ryder Foundation report which found that five per cent of local authorities know how many individuals with a chronic or disabling neurological condition they care for and 10 per cent have an agreed commissioning strategy for people with neurological conditions, what action they will take to enable local authorities to identify and care for such individuals.   HL5336

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect section 143(1) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 to be enforced in respect of the remaining encampment in Parliament Square.   HL5337

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to improve patient care in response to the findings of the public inquiry into Stafford Hospital.   HL5338

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their school re-building programme on children.   HL5339

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of 20 miles per hour speed limits on the safety of children, and what advice they give to local authorities on that subject.   HL5340

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that pensioners claim the benefits to which they are entitled.   HL5341

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help cities to provide housing for the homeless.   HL5342

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 December (17 December)

HL3882 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

18 December (4 January)

HL4316 Lord Mawhinney [DCMS]

10 January (24 January)

HL4487 Lord Laird [HO]

17 January (31 January)

HL4736 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DCMS]

21 January (4 February)

HL4767 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL4789 Baroness Campbell of Surbiton [DCMS]

22 January (5 February)

HL4862 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL4865 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

23 January (6 February)

HL4877 Lord Bates [BIS]

HL4890 Lord McColl of Dulwich [DfE]

HL4899 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL4900 Lord Taylor of Warwick [MoD]

HL4907 Lord Black of Brentwood [DCMS]

HL4908 Lord Black of Brentwood [DCMS]

HL4909 Lord Black of Brentwood [DfE]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 5

[DfE] 4

[HO] 1

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 2

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Presumption of Death and Provisions Relating to Missing Persons [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marine Navigation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage (Approved Organisations) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Higher Education (Fees) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Hereditary Peerages (Succession) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Membership of the House of Lords (Elections) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Parliamentary Elections [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Littering from Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Independent Press Council [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Trust Chairman (Election) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare Benefits Up-rating

Government

11 February

National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to the Crown

Government

14 February

HGV Road User Levy (Money Bill-30 January)

Government

7 February

Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

12 February

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) [HL] (Scottish Law Commission Bill)

Government

13 February

Committed to a Select Committee

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marine Navigation (No. 2) (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Private Member’s

 

Antarctic

Private Member’s

 

Presumption of Death

Private Member’s

 

Mobile Homes

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Public Service Pensions

Government

12 February

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Growth and Infrastructure (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Private Member’s

11 February

Scrap Metal Dealers

Private Member’s

12 February

Defamation (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Prisons (Property)

Private Member’s

13 February

Sent to the Commons

   

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

 

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

 

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Crime and Courts [HL] (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

 

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL]

Private

 

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Canterbury City Council

Private

 

Leeds City Council

Private

 

Nottingham City Council

Private

 

Reading Borough Council

Private

 

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 Financial Services Act 2012 (Mutual Societies) Order 2013

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Global Green Growth Institute (Legal Capacities) Order 2013

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2013

   

Draft Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2013

   

Draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Loss of Tax Credits Regulations 2013

   

Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012

 

7 February

Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013

 

7 February

Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

24th Report

7 February

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013

 

7 February

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

 

7 February

Draft Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013

 

7 February

Draft Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

 

7 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups-Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2012

 

11 February

Draft Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013

 

11 February

Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013

 

11 February

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013

 

11 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013

24th Report

13 February

Draft Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013

24th Report

13 February

Draft Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013

24th Report

13 February

Draft Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013

24th Report

13 February

Draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013

24th Report

13 February

Draft Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013

23rd Report

13 February

Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

 

13 February

Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013

   

Draft Criminal Legal Aid (Determinations by a Court and Choice of Representative) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013

   

Draft Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Detection of Fraud and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

   

Draft Universal Credit Regulations 2013

24th Report

13 February

Draft National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Civil Legal Aid (Costs) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Legal Aid (Information about Financial Resources) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013

   

Draft Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013

   

Draft Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013

   

Draft Gateshead and Northumberland (Boundary Change) Order 2013

   

Draft East Hertfordshire and Stevenage (Boundary Change) Order 2013

   

Draft Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013

   

Draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013

26th Report

 

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) Order 2013

26th Report

 

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (PRA-regulated Activities) Order 2013

26th Report

 

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2013

26th Report

 

Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Trafficking People for Exploitation) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2013

   

Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

   

Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Misleading Statements and Impressions) Order 2013

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2013

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2013

   

Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Threshold Conditions) Order 2013

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

23rd Report

   

Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

13 February

 

Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012

13 February

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

To be considered

Referred to a Joint Committee

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November 2011

13 February

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

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

   

Draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013, 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

10 March

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013, 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

16 March

 

Committees 

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

Thursday 7 February

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 11 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub Committee on the Finance Bill

2.30pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Parliamentary Privilege

Joint Committee

7.30pm

Tuesday 12 February

   

Public Service and Demographic Change

Select Committee

9.30am

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 13 February

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

4.00pm
in the Moses Room

Tuesday 26 February

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 27 February

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 6 February 2013 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Macaulay of Bragar for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Report

2 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

18th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:  
Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2013 
Draft Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013 
Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Trafficking People for Exploitation) Regulations 2013 
Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 
Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Misleading Statements and Impressions) Order 2013 
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) Order 2013 
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (PRA-regulated Activities) Order 2013 
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Threshold Conditions) Order 2013 
Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2013 
Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 
Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 
Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2013 
Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2013 
Draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013 
Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2013. (HL Paper 113)

Public Business

3 Children: obesity A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Earl Howe.

4 Health: sugar consumption A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Earl Howe.

5 House of Lords: reform A question was asked by Lord Howarth of Newport and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.

6 Taxation: avoidance A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Deighton.

7 Hereditary Peers’ By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Viscount Ridley had been elected in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Earl Ferrers among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999.

8 Charging Orders (Orders for Sale: Financial Thresholds) Regulations 2012 Lord McNally moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 November 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Prisons (Property) Bill The order of commitment was discharged.

10 Growth and Infrastructure Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 81D. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85)

11 Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013 
Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013 
Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013

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

12 Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry Lord Hill of Oareford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Europe: local and regional democracy A question was asked by the Earl of Dundee and, after debate, answered by Baroness Hanham.

The House adjourned at 9.02pm until Thursday 7 February at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013. The motion was agreed to.

Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned. The Committee resumed.

United Kingdom publishing industry A question was asked by Lord Dubs and, after debate, answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

PACE trial: chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis A question was asked by the Countess of Mar and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

The Committee adjourned at 6.25pm.

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 Local Government-Government response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee on Mutual and co-operative approaches to delivering local services.    (8547)

2 Taxation-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Bahrain for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains. 
     (8550)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013, laid under the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, Volumes 1–3, laid under the Inquiries Act 2005.

2 Executive Summary Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, laid under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Prepared 7th February 2013