House of Lords Business

Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made, as part of the Global Partnership for Aid Effectiveness, in developing and specifying the aid effectiveness indicators outlined in the global agreement reached at the High Level Forum in Busan.

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deal with the level of rents being charged by private landlords, particularly in London, and their impact on housing benefit.

*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the NHS Trust Development Authority will have made by April 2014 with NHS Trusts becoming NHS Foundation Trusts; and when they forecast that the Authority will have completed its work.

†*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the basis for the decision not to proceed with standardised packaging of cigarettes.

Natural Resources Body for Wales (Consequential Provision) Order 2013 Baroness Randerson to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013 Lord Newby to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 10 July

National Health Service (Licensing and Pricing) Regulations 2013 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 10 July

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 10 July

Care Bill [HL] Committee (day 6) [Earl Howe] 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments designed to halt the conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Energy Bill Committee (day 5) [Baroness Verma] 5th and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Wednesday 17 July at 3.00pm

†Royal Assent

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for British troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further developments there have been since the publication of their response to the report of the Independent Panel on Forestry.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the planned expansion and reorganisation of the Territorial Army, whether they have plans to close any Territorial Army Centres.

†*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Bamber and others v. United Kingdom.

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton be appointed a member of the Select Committee.

†Draft Deregulation Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that the Commons message of 11 July be considered and that a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Deregulation Bill presented to both Houses on 1 July (Cm 8642) and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 16 December 2013;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Andrews
L Mawson
L Naseby

 

L Rooker
L Selkirk of Douglas
L Sharkey;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House; and

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

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

Armed Forces (Retrial for Serious Offences) Order 2013 Lord Astor of Hever to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Armed Forces (Court Martial) (Amendment) Rules 2013 Lord Astor of Hever to move that the draft Rules laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Mesothelioma Bill [HL] Report [Lord Freud] 1st, 2nd and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Baroness Hanham] 3rd and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Bach to move that this House regrets that the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, laid before the House on 7 March, will result in a substantial number of vulnerable people not being eligible for legal aid because of the capital in their house. (SI 2013/480) (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Surveillance Camera Systems and Specification of Relevant Authorities) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Guidance on the Making or Renewing of National Security Determinations) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Financial Services Act 2012 (Consumer Credit) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Companies and Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 18 July at 11.00am

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the Church of England how to commemorate the 304 British soldiers who were executed by the British Government in World War I and who are currently not commemorated in any existing war memorials.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to release the records and files of the 1963 inquiry which led to the publication of Lord Denning’s Report The Circumstances leading to the Resignation of the Former Secretary of State for War, Mr J.D. Profumo.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Chairman of Committees what information has been made available to members regarding the purpose of the Visitor QR Scanner and all associated equipment installed at Peers’ Entrance to the House of Lords.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 16 July.

Lord Haskel to move that this House takes note of the role of government in generating economic prosperity and employment.

Baroness Prosser to move that this House takes note of the future of civil society.

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the health inequalities highlighted by the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. (1½ hours)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room.

Friday 19 July at 10.00am

Littering from Vehicles Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Marlesford]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Marlesford to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Sharkey]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Sharkey to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Selsdon]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Selsdon to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Monday 22 July at 2.30pm

Sir Mervyn King GBE will be introduced as a Baron.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage religiously selective schools to adopt more open admission policies.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers made redundant since the Strategic Defence Review have reached full pension age.

*Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to mitigate the health risk caused by air pollution in London.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the United Kingdom’s critical national infrastructure is owned by foreign-owned companies; and what assessment they have made of the benefits and disbenefits of that level of ownership.

Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements) (England) Order 2013 Lord Nash to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 10 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 10 July

Tuesday 23 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel in its report of 30 April on children’s congenital heart services that NHS England must ensure that any new review process properly involves all stakeholders.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current social and economic situation in Lebanon.

*Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving infrastructure to enable businesses and employment to grow.

Wednesday 24 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the £30 million allocated to fund the development of new technologies to impact on diseases of poverty, announced in March 2012, has been awarded to date.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the causes of homelessness and rough sleeping in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group Get Britain Cycling; and whether they are taking any steps to implement its recommendations.

Thursday 25 July at 11.00am

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to follow up the report of the United Nations High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reduce VAT on the retrofitting of existing buildings to encourage energy saving and job creation.

*Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they had at the G8 summit on members’ individual progress towards the 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product target for spending on overseas aid.

Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Backbench Debates; Tabling oral questions; High Speed 2 and hybrid bill procedure) (HL Paper 33) be agreed to.

Lord Bates to move that this House takes note of the international economic and cultural contributions of English Premier League football to the United Kingdom. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of atheists and humanists to United Kingdom society. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Monday 29 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the maximum public debt–gross domestic product ratio in 2016–17.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Prime Minister has had with fellow European Union leaders about treaty changes that could be made before the proposed United Kingdom referendum on the European Union in 2017.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of suicides of children in prisons.

*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the recent report by Ofgem, they consider there will be adequate electricity generation capacity to meet winter demand in the next two to three years.

Tuesday 30 July at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on greening the Common Agricultural Policy.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will implement the European Commission decision to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees.

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidelines Secretaries of State adopt in deciding whether electronic communications sent from the United Kingdom to a United Kingdom addressee but routed outside the United Kingdom fall within the definition of "external communications" in section 20 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 29 July for debate on 10 October. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Lucas to move that this House takes note of the role of trust in society.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the report of the United Nations High-level Panel on the post-2015 development framework.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the case for allowing asylum seekers to work.

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the future of English parish churches.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of recent trends in social mobility including the impact of factors such as character and resilience in shaping individual prospects.

Baroness Meacher to move that this House takes note of the report Towards a Safer Drugs Policy.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of the co-operative housing sector in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Berridge to move that this House takes note of the implications of the removal of the presumptions of public benefit for religion and education under the Charities Act 2006.

Baroness Hooper to move that this House takes note of developments in Latin America.

Lord Desai to move that this House takes note of the new scientific evidence on global warming and the implications for climate change policy.

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to move that this House takes note of changes to the discretionary social fund, and the new role of local welfare assistance schemes in helping the vulnerable.

Lord Sheikh to move that this House takes note of the level of trade between the United Kingdom and Africa.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the work and achievements of the BBC World Service and its future funding.

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to move that this House takes note of the impact of the Government’s proposals for the supervision of offenders by the private and voluntary sectors.

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

Baroness Cox to move that this House takes note of religious freedom globally.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the case for building a moral consensus in a pluralistic society.

Lord Boateng to move that this House takes note of the case for support for agriculture in promoting food security and sustainable development in Africa.

Lord Browne of Ladyton to move that this House takes note of the case for a new strategy for building mutual security in the Euro-Atlantic region.

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to move that this House takes note of the significance of the aviation industry to the United Kingdom economy.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the new proposals for the National Curriculum.

Lord Lloyd of Berwick to move that this House takes note of the present state of the law as to the exclusion of intercept evidence for the purpose of convicting terrorists and others accused of serious crime.

Lord Layard to move that this House takes note of the implications of parity of esteem for mental and physical health, as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Lord Higgins to move that this House takes note of the memorandum by the Clerk of the Parliaments on Membership of the House of Lords, placed in the Library of the House in December 2012.

Lord Bradshaw to move that this House takes note of the current proposals for HS2.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 33). 18 July 2012

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Communications on Media Convergence (2nd Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 154). 27 March 2013

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EU police and criminal justice measures: The UK’s 2014 opt-out decision (13th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 159). 23 April 2013

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on its work in 2012–13 (1st Report, HL Paper 15). 14 June 2013

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Workload of the Court of Justice of the European Union: follow-up (16th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 163). 29 April 2013

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the Effectiveness of EU Research and Innovation Proposals (15th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 162). 30 April 2013

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on the pre-emption of Parliament (13th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 165). 1 May 2013

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee No Country is an Energy Island: Securing Investment for the EU’s Future (14th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 161). 23 April 2013

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Fight Against Fraud on the EU’s Finances (12th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 158). 17 April 2013

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the security and human rights issues on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord McKenzie of Luton to move that this House is concerned that provisions in the Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/380) to provide for the payment of universal credit awards on a monthly basis may result in budgeting pressures on low income families; and further regrets that universal credit awards being paid in respect of children or rent charges will not by default be paid to the main carer of the children or to the person liable for that charge, and expresses concerns that this may impact disproportionately on women and vulnerable members of society.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in West Papua. (8 May)

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

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to introduce statutory employment contracts for MPs and other elected politicians. (8 May)

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. (8 May)

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to providing patients with a right to die at home. (8 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the relevant bodies are doing to ensure that pupils who have not been formally excluded but are not attending school are provided with a full-time education. (8 May)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of European Union and United Kingdom aid to Palestine. (8 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to promote the needs of deaf people in the provision of public services. (8 May)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the World Bank’s work on water management in Central Asia. (8 May)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on United Kingdom-based business of HM Revenue and Customs closing down tax avoidance by international businesses. (8 May)

Lord Trimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Russia and other European countries about the Khodorkovsky case at the European Court of Human Rights. (9 May)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they expect to make in increasing housebuilding by May 2015. (9 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the use and quality of bus services. (9 May)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution of the arts to the nation’s education, health and emotional wellbeing. (15 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the risks posed by antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections; and what plans they have to reduce such risks. (15 May)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationships with the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. (21 May)

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential of part-time study to enable more people to acquire qualifications. (22 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
President, Birkbeck, University of London

Lord Stirrup to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of prospects for progress towards an agreement between Israel and Palestine on a two-state solution. (22 May)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the level of trade between the United Kingdom and Africa. (3 June)

Baroness Howarth of Breckland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent child sex abuse, and what support they are giving to organisations involved in preventing such abuse. (5 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. (13 June)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the proposed provisions for the supervision of offenders by the private and voluntary sectors after the proposed reorganisation of the probation service. (13 June)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation of women in the Middle East after the events of the Arab Spring. (18 June)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Helsinki +40 discussions; and what progress has been made. (18 June)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations High-level Panel report into the successor agenda to the Millennium Development Goals. (19 June)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to revise their requirements for those who apply for United Kingdom citizenship or nationality. (19 June)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent elections in Iran, what measures they will consider relating to sanctions against that country. (20 June)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for investment in the rail network in East Anglia. (24 June)

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on reoffending rates of providing stable accommodation for those leaving prison. (25 June)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help ensure that pension fund investments support the transition to a low carbon economy. (1 July)

Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdom is digitally fit for purpose. (3 July)

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of NHS accident and emergency units. (8 July)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the memorandum by the Clerk of the Parliaments on Membership of the House of Lords, placed in the Library of the House in December 2012. (10 July)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans the House of Lords has to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. (15 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 15 July and due for answer by 29 July.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to review immigration cases where parents are detained apart from their children and to ensure that the children’s health and well-being are fully taken into account.   HL1607

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they take to ensure that Home Office staff always complete a Family Welfare Form when parents are separated from their children by immigration detention.   HL1608

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of the Philippines the implementation of that country’s Juvenile Justice Welfare Act, and in particular provisions in that legislation to enable those aged under 15 to receive community-based intervention rather than a custodial sentence.   HL1609

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and related third parties, the case for avoiding provocative behaviour during Ramadan.   HL1610

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for political reconciliation in Egypt.   HL1611

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any financial relationship between the Gulf States and salafist movements in the middle east and north Africa.   HL1612

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the European Union guidelines on promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, agreed by the Council of Ministers on 24 June.   HL1613

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations about human rights in Sri Lanka they intend to make to the government of Sri Lanka during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo.   HL1614

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 10 July (WA 44), whether they have any plans to review the restrictions on (1) active review applicants, (2) failed asylum seekers and (3) their dependants, applying for jobs on the shortage occupation list; whether they have conducted any research on whether asylum applicants or failed asylum seekers obtain jobs on the list after being granted permission to seek work; and, if so, what were the results of that research.   HL1615

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) control orders, and (2) terrorism prevention and investigation measures, were, and have been, issued on the basis of closed evidence to (a) British and (b) non-British citizens; and of those, how many (1) orders and (2) notices (a) were extended, (b) were revoked, (c) expired, (d) were revived, (e) were varied, (f) were sought to be varied but permission was refused and (g) currently remain in force.   HL1616

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Ministerial offices have been redesigned or redecorated by professional designers or decorators during the first six months of 2013; whether such designers or decorators or their artisans, craftspeople and other employees and contractors were allowed access to Government property and whether they were security vetted by the intelligence services or others; whether works of art, carpets and furniture installed was similarly security vetted; whether they have insured or carry risk on such works of art, carpets and furniture or have explicitly established ownership; whether they have explicitly required owners to confirm personal or trust fund ownership and legal liability for such furniture; and whether photographs of such work and items can be placed on the websites of relevant Departments.   HL1617

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the information made available to them in connection with evaluating the case for splitting the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) into a "good bank" and "bad bank" to organisations contemplating making a proposal to RBS or to them in respect of their RBS shareholding; and what is their estimate of the length of time they will be considered to be an insider by virtue of access to price sensitive data not available to other investors.   HL1618

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to require public company shareholders to contract-in in respect of donations to political parties made by such companies.
   HL1619

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there is no mention in the Business Plan of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport of the work being done towards implementation of section 97 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.   HL1620

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to make the Equality Act 2010, as amended to include caste discrimination, available free online.   HL1621

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between Ministers or officials from the Department for Transport and the Department for Education about making Bikeability cycle training available for all primary and secondary school-age pupils.
   HL1622

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government following plans to double the number of 15.65 metre trailers taking part in their trial of longer semi-trailers on UK roads, whether they intend to require the fitting of cycle safety equipment on any additional trailers taking part in that trial, and to monitor any difference made to cyclists’ safety.   HL1623

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission research to assess how police, prosecutors and the courts respond to alleged cases of bad driving where cyclists are killed and seriously injured.   HL1624

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Trussell Trust report (1) that the number of people receiving emergency food aid from their food banks in April, May and June 2013 was three times the number in the same period in 2012, (2) that 19 per cent of referrals in April, May and June 2013 related to benefit changes, compared to 12 per cent in 2012, and (3) that 33 per cent of referrals in April, May and June 2013 related to benefit delays, compared to 31 per cent in the same period in 2012.   HL1625

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the proposed increase from three to seven days in the time between a person losing their job and receiving jobless benefits will have in the number of people requiring help from food banks.
   HL1626

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to magistrates about speaking publicly about the administration of the magistrates’ court system; and whether any qualifications apply to magistrates’ freedom to speak on such matters.   HL1627

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to magistrates about communicating with Members of Parliament, police and crime commissioners and local councillors about issues relating to crime and disorder, family law or licensing; and whether any qualifications apply to magistrates’ freedom to speak on such matters.   HL1628

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 9 July (WA 36–7), how they were able to confirm with Atos Healthcare that the withdrawal of assessment centres provided by sub-contractors would have no impact on the average journey time of claimants in lot 3.   HL1629

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 9 July (WA 36), whether the refinement of their forecasts drew on data supplied by Atos; if so, how they ensured its accuracy; how they reconcile the forecast fall in the number of assessments with a drop in the number of assessment centres; and what assessment they have made of the impact of those revised figures on the average journey times for claimants in lot 3.   HL1630

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the deaths of seven United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeeping personnel following an attack in Darfur on 13 July.   HL1631

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government which institutions of the secure youth estate (1) the Secretary of State for Education, and (2) Ministers in the Department of Education, have visited since May 2010; and on what date each such visit took place.   HL1632

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Home Office ascertains and takes into account the wishes and feelings of children before making decisions to hold parents in immigration detention, continue their detention, or deport or forcibly remove them; and how the Home Office’s duties to safeguard children and promote their welfare under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 are implemented in such situations.   HL1633

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the percentage participation in the last Northern Ireland Assembly election; and what proposals they have to increase participation in the next Assembly election.   HL1634

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered taking steps to enable the creation of an official opposition within the Northern Ireland Assembly.   HL1635

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers were required from Great Britain to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland during the events around 12 July.
   HL1636

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance exists about the current or former political activity of members of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission; and what is the extent of the previous political activity of its present chairman.   HL1637

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as a guarantor power for Cyprus, they are aware of any discussions between the governments of the Republic of Cyprus and Russia about the possible construction of air bases and deep sea port facilities for Russian forces.   HL1638

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the police officers from Great Britain sent to Belfast in July to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland were instructed (1) to stop an Orange Order walk along main roads past shops, or (2) to stop an Orange Order walk entering residential Republican streets.   HL1639

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a Treasury minister will attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Warsaw in November.   HL1640

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Eritrea.   HL1641

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with health authorities in East Lincolnshire regarding the provision for patients in that area of Lindsay Leg Club Services.   HL1642

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have provided to local health authorities regarding the consideration of local demand when planning provision of services.   HL1643

Lord Wakeham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in 2015 and the contribution made by the 410,000 British volunteers who came from all over the British Isles, together with the troops of many nations.
   HL1644

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any reduction in local authorities’ expenditure on sports facilities and playing fields on opportunities for young people’s participation in sport, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
   HL1645

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of participation by children and families on low incomes in sport where full cost charges for use of facilities are required by providers, and of the implications for their health, fitness, access to competitive and team sports and their well-being.   HL1646

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the post-Olympic legacy with regard to access to sport for young people, and participation rates; and who are the beneficiaries of any on-going investment to achieve increased participation in sport.   HL1647

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to build the resilience of the Lebanese army to respond to the security situation on its border with Syria.
   HL1648

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ahmad Jarba, head of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the newly elected President of the Syrian National Coalition, regarding the development of a free, democratic and pluralist Syria that defends the rights of all Syrians.   HL1649

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to their decision on 9 July to opt out of 130 European Union Justice and Home Affairs measures as provided for by the Lisbon Treaty, guarantees were provided by the European Commission that the United Kingdom would be able to opt back in to various police and justice provisions.   HL1650

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that comprehensive screening is in place to identify prisoners with learning disabilities.   HL1651

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for all prisoners with learning disabilities.   HL1652

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level and impact of remittances on development in (1) Somaliland, (2) Puntland, and (3) Somalia.   HL1653

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that guidance is given to clearing banks in order to safeguard the continued availability of legitimate channels for remittances to (1) Somaliland, (2) Puntland, and (3) Somalia.   HL1654

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have given to the major clearing banks on the impact of regulation on their provision of banking facilities to money service businesses as they affect (1) Somaliland, (2) Puntland, and (3) Somalia.   HL1655

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 3 July (WA 234), what progress has been made following the officials meeting convened by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 24 June to safeguard the contribution of the role that remittances play in supporting the economy and people of (1) Somaliland, (2) Puntland, and (3) Somalia.   HL1656

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about the interpretation by Barclay’s Bank of their responsibilities to counter money laundering and terrorist financing insofar as that affects the provision of banking facilities for businesses operating in (1) Somaliland, (2) Puntland, and (3) Somalia.   HL1657

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make available all the information considered by the members of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission in deciding upon the determination at Ardoyne on Friday 12 July; and whether they can further indicate whether such information is available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   HL1658

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Northern Ireland Parades Commissioners attended the meeting that applied a determination on a parade at Ardoyne on Friday 12 July; which way they voted; and whether that information is available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
   HL1659

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what qualities are specified in the job description of members of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission; and whether that information is available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   HL1660

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) were assigned and issued by (1) universities, and (2) other educational institutions, for non-European Union students to enable their entry to the United Kingdom since February 2010; and how many students were reported as not fulfilling their study and other obligations by those two types of institutions for each year since 2010.   HL1661

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 19 June (WA 52–3), whether they intend to review the United Kingdom’s annual average pensioner healthcare cost used for charging between European Union countries of £4054.40; whether they take into account the amount charged by the Republic of Ireland in setting the UK charge; what is the proposed new Irish average cost rate; and whether its operation requires review of previous UK payments.   HL1662

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the five per cent discount mentioned on page 48 of their consultation document Sustaining services, ensuring fairness would apply to payments to Ireland in the event that the United Kingdom drops elective treatment charges for UK pensioners returning to the United Kingdom for a visit.   HL1663

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 June (17 June)

HL518 Lord Judd [HO]

HL533 Lord Storey [MoJ]

19 June (3 July)

HL1011 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL1016 Lord Laird [HO]

HL1043 Baroness Doocey [HO]

20 June (4 July)

HL1050 Baroness Doocey [HO]

24 June (8 July)

HL1079 Lord Thomas of Gresford [MoJ]

HL1115 Lord Patten [DCLG]

HL1116 Lord Patten [DCLG]

HL1117 Lord Patten [DCLG]

25 June (9 July)

HL1148 Lord Marlesford [HO]

HL1159 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL1160 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL1161 Baroness Byford [DEFRA]

26 June (10 July)

HL1182 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL1183 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL1184 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL1185 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL1201 The Countess of Mar [DEFRA]

27 June (11 July)

HL1245 The Countess of Mar [DEFRA]

HL1248 The Countess of Mar [DEFRA]

1 July (15 July)

HL1255 Lord Pannick [MoJ]

HL1274 The Countess of Mar [DEFRA]

HL1278 Lord Harrison [DECC]

HL1296 The Lord Bishop of Derby [DEFRA]

HL1297 The Lord Bishop of Derby [MoJ]

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

[DCLG] 3

[DECC] 1

[DEFRA] 6

[HO] 6

[MoJ] 10

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Littering from Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

19 July

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

19 July

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medicinal Labelling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality (Titles) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Firearms (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

19 July

Rights of the Sovereign and the Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Health and Social Care (Amendment) (Food Standards) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unsolicited Telephone Communications [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Services [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Marriage (Approved Organisations) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Immigration Act 1971 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Financial Services (Banking Reform)

Government

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Humber Bridge

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Energy (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

16 July

Children and Families (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Care [HL] (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

16 July

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cultural and Community Distribution Deregulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Mesothelioma [HL] (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

17 July

Intellectual Property [HL]

Government

 

Local Audit and Accountability [HL]

Government

17 July

Sent to the Commons

   

Offender Rehabilitation [HL]

Government

 

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

Private

 

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

 

Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (Money Bill-4 July)

Government

17 July

Finance

Government

17 July

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 Armed Forces (Alcohol Limits for Prescribed Safety-Critical Duties) Regulations 2013

   

Draft National Health Service (Licence Exemptions, etc.) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2013

   

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Domestic Violence) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Court of Appeal (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2013

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Amendment: Qualifying Offences) Order 2013

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013

 

17 July

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Surveillance Camera Systems and Specification of Relevant Authorities) Order 2013

6th Report

17 July

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Guidance on the Making or Renewing of National Security Determinations) Order 2013

 

17 July

Draft Companies and Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2013

 

17 July

Draft Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

 

17 July

Draft Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Order 2013

 

17 July

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013

 

17 July

Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Consumer Credit) Order 2013

 

17 July

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Natural Resources Body for Wales (Consequential Provision) Order 2013

 

16 July

Draft Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements) (England) Order 2013

 

22 July

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

 

17 July

Draft Armed Forces (Retrial for Serious Offences) Order 2013

 

17 July

Draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) (Amendment) Rules 2013

 

17 July

Draft Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013

 

22 July

Draft National Health Service (Licensing and Pricing) Regulations 2013

 

16 July

Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013

 

16 July

Draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013

 

16 July

Draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013

6th Report

 

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Legal Aid (Information about Financial Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Supreme Court (Judicial Appointments) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Judicial Appointments Commission Regulations 2013

   

Draft Judicial Appointments Regulations 2013

   

Draft Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Offender Management Act 2007 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2013

6th Report

 

Draft Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2014) Order 2013

   

Draft Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2013

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) Rules 2013

   

Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2013

   

Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Age-Related Payments Regulations 2013

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2013

   

Negative Instruments 

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013

3 May

17 July

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013 See also 24th and 33rd Reports, Session 2012–13, of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

25 April

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Regulation of Providers of Social Work Services) (England and Wales) Order 2013

13 May

Super Affirmative

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Victims’ Advisory Panel) Order 2013 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 15 July

27 June

 

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

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2012–13, 25th, 32nd and 35th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Session 2012–13, 2nd and 7th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Session 2013–14

16 March

 

Draft Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013 35th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Session 2012–13, 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2012–13, considered in Grand Committee on 15 July

11 July

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 16 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.15am

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

1.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 17 July

   

Prisoner Voting

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Inquiries Act 2005

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Olympic and Paralympic Legacy

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 18 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 23 July

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 24 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 15 July 2013 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1 Lord Livingston of Parkhead Ian Paul Livingston, Esquire, having been created Baron Livingston of Parkhead, of Parkhead in the City of Glasgow, for life by Letters Patent dated 12 July 2013, was introduced between Lord Reid of Cardowan and Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord Chitnis The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Chitnis, a member of the House, had died on 12 July 2013.

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

Lord Hayhoe

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Public Business

4 Retail: Portas-plus package A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Hanham.

5 Medical litigation: impact on medical innovation A question was asked by Lord Saatchi and answered by Earl Howe.

6 Airports: passenger numbers A question was asked by Lord Clinton-Davis and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Digital strategy A question was asked by Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

8 Highway and Railway (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project) Order 2013 Earl Attlee moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Public Bodies (Abolition of BRB (Residuary) Limited) Order 2013 Earl Attlee moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill Lord Newby moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

11 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Baroness Anelay of St Johns signified the Queen’s consent. The bill was read a third time. Amendments were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

12 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendment 2 was disagreed to (see division). Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 43.

13 Public Bodies (Abolition of Victims’ Advisory Panel) Order 2013 
Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013 
Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013 
Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013

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

14 Finance Bill Lord Deighton moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

15 Draft Finance Bill (EAC Report) Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market moved that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on the Draft Finance Bill 2013 (1st Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 139). The motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.47pm until Tuesday 16 July at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Public Bodies (Abolition of Victims’ Advisory Panel) Order 2013 Lord McNally moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Victims’ Advisory Panel) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.

Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Baroness Garden of Frognal moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.29pm.

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 United Nations-Arms Trade Treaty.    (8680)

2 Extradition-Convention on Extradition between the United Kingdom and Morocco.    (8682)

3 Criminal Justice-Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the United Kingdom and Morocco.    (8683)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 12 July:

1 Football Spectators (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2013, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989.   (1709)

2 Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2013, laid under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985.   (1710)

3 Gas Act 1986 (Exemption) (Onshore Gas) Order 2013, laid under the Gas Act 1986.   (1726)

4 Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002.   (1736)

5 Child Trust Funds (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2013, laid under the Child Trust Funds Act 2004.   (1744)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) Regulations 2013, laid under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.    (1674)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2012 of United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls, laid under the Export Control Act 2002.

2 (1) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of Merseyside Probation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of Greater Manchester Probation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of Northamptonshire Probation Trust

laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2012.

3 (1) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the English Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund

(3) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the National Lottery Distribution Fund

(4) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

4 (1) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the National Maritime Museum

(2) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of The Wallace Collection

(3) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Imperial War Museum

laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

5 (1) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of Ordnance Survey, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

6 Accounts for 2012–13 of Funds in Court in England and Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Administration of Justice Act 1982.

7 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, laid under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

8 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, laid under the Equality Act 2006.

9 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the British Tourist Authority (VisitBritain and VisitEngland), laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

10 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the British Library, laid under the British Library Act 1972.

11 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of Sir John Soane’s Museum, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003.

12 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Exchange Equalisation Account, laid under the Equalisation Account Act 1979.

13 Accounts for 2012–13 of the National Insurance Fund Investment Account, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

14 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Public Works Loan Board, laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

15 Report for 2012–13 of the Sentence Review Commissioners, laid under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998.

16 Report for 2012–13 on the exercise of powers under the the Industrial Development Act 1982, laid under the Industrial Development Act 1982.

17 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Medical Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

18 Report and Accounts for 2012 of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982.

19 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Competition Commission, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002.

20 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

21 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Commission for Rural Communities, laid under the Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012.

22 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

23 Report and Accounts for 201–13 of the Commission for Local Administration in England, laid under the Local Government Act 1974.

24 Report on the Usage of section 70 of the Charities Act 2006 by the Department of Health, laid under the Charities Act 2006.

25 Report of the Health Service Ombudsman for England of an investigation into a complaint made by Ms B, laid under the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993.

26 Report for 2012–13 of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, laid under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004.

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2013, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.    (1745)

Division on 15 July 2013 

Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL]

Lord McKenzie of Luton moved amendment 2, in clause 1, page 2, line 4, at end to insert:

"(6) Before the commencement of this section, the Secretary of State must be satisfied that effective successor arrangements are in place or achievable for:

(a) the management of existing audit contracts entered into with the Audit Commission;

(b) the maintenance and updating of Value for Money profiles; and

(c) certification functions currently undertaken by the Audit Commission."

The House divided:

Contents 170

Not-contents 205

Contents

Adonis, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bakewell, B.

Barnett, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Bew, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Christopher, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Abersoch, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grenfell, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Joffe, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jones, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Laming, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Noon, L.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rana, L.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Rogers of Riverside, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sheldon, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wilkins, B.

Wills, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowness, L.

Brinton, B.

Brittan of Spennithorne, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cobbold, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deech, B.

Deighton, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Doocey, B.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Edmiston, L.

Empey, L.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glendonbrook, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Levene of Portsoken, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Lyell, L.

Lytton, E.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Montrose, D.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neuberger, B.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palmer, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Roper, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharman, L.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Trumpington, B.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Tyler, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Waddington, L.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 16th July 2013