House of Lords Business

Monday 27 March 2017 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the international safety regulations and procedures laid down in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea to ensure the safe evacuation of ships carrying more than 5,000 passengers and crew.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the GovCoin trial, and what plans the Department for Work and Pensions has in place for its large-scale rollout later this year.

*Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to boost and sustain the pool of skilled workers from the United Kingdom in the digital technology sector.

*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage gene editing in agriculture and medicine.

Criminal Finances Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Criminal Finances Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 16
Schedules 1
Clauses 17 to 33
Schedule 2
Clauses 34 to 37
Schedule 3

Clause 38
Schedule 4
Clauses 39 to 50
Schedule 5
Clauses 51 to 56
Title.

Technical and Further Education Bill Report [Lord Nash]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid before the House on 23 February, be annulled (SI 2017/194). 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Baroness Sherlock to move that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government are implementing the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 without formal referral to the Social Security Advisory Committee; and that the Regulations discriminate against people with mental health problems, and could put vulnerable claimants at risk; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to allow proper scrutiny of these proposals, including a review of the changes that the Regulations make and their specific impact on those with mental health conditions, within two years of their coming into force. 27th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Future Business 

Tuesday 28 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce a deposit return scheme to reduce plastic bottle waste and increase recycling.

*Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of back to back transfers between ambulances at checkpoints on the health of Palestinians seeking to access emergency care in East Jerusalem hospitals.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make membership of a client money protection scheme mandatory for letting and managing agents.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 24 March.

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill Committee [Baroness Gale]

Criminal Finances Bill Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 21st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 29 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for reviewing legislation concerning spending rules in elections and referendums.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will announce its conclusions on the future status of Channel 4.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent electoral fraud in the local elections on 4 May.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 27 March.

†Digital Economy Bill Report (day 3) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 21st and 24th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 March be approved. 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Lord Lipsey to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government have taken insufficient account of authoritative legal opinion that the draft Regulations are ultra vires."

Thursday 30 March at 11.00am

*Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue sharing sensitive personal information with other European Union member states for the purposes of crime prevention and detection following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the United Kingdom’s economic interests of the pledge to bring an end to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support independent living for disabled people of working age.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 24 March, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 28 March.

Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved.

Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations 2017 Baroness Buscombe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 March be approved.

Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 March be approved.

Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 March be approved.

European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Goldie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 February be approved.

Lord Young of Cookham intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

West Midlands Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 March be approved.

Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 March be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Grocott to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to initiate a review of the role of the Lord Speaker. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and improve local arts and cultural services, including museums, libraries and archaeological services. (1 hour)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (1 hour)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, in the light of the continued conflict in the east of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. (1 hour)

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to guarantee the future of local post offices. (1 hour)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the cost of alcohol abuse to the National Health Service; and what steps they are taking to reduce those costs. (1 hour)

Monday 3 April at 2.30pm

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will have to cut the first steel on the Type 31 frigate that will replace the last Type 23 when it pays off on its due date.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the way in which supermarkets and convenience stores display and promote alcohol can endanger the wellbeing and health of children.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to reduce the number of diesel cars and other diesel vehicles.

Tuesday 4 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult United Kingdom television broadcasters, particularly the BBC, to ensure that the viewing public can clearly hear the dialogue, particularly in dramas.

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase spending on healthcare as a percentage of gross domestic product to be in line with the G7 average.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce waiting times for patients using hospital patient transport.

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move to resolve that a Minister of the Crown do report to this House by the end of this Session on the progress made towards ensuring that qualifying non-United Kingdom European Economic Area nationals and their family members are able to retain their fundamental European Union-derived rights after the United Kingdom has left the European Union.

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the terms and options for any votes in Parliament on the outcome of the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, including how any such votes be taken before any agreement is considered by the European Parliament; and that the Joint Committee do report by 31 October 2017.

Wednesday 5 April at 3.00pm

*Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the long-term sustainability of the National Health Service and adult social care.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in assessing the bids submitted by local authorities for the Department for Work and Pensions Local Family Offer programme funding for relationship support services; and when local authorities which have submitted bids will be notified of the outcome.

*Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Budget announcement that new T-Levels will be introduced to give parity of esteem for technical education, how they intend to ensure that young people also have the interpersonal skills required to succeed in the workplace.

Thursday 6 April at 11.00am

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to curb the use of tax havens.

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to engage United Kingdom parliamentarians in the process and programme for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the United Kingdom, in particular with respect to the expansion and strengthening of international cultural, trade and investment initiatives.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage all sports governing bodies to increase the number of women on their boards and in senior posts.

Select Committee Reports 

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

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: UK–Irish relations (6th Report, HL Paper 76). 12 December 2016

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: acquired rights (10th Report, HL Paper 82). 14 December 2016

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit and the EU budget (15th Report, HL Paper 125). 4 March 2017

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: UK–EU movement of people (14th Report, HL Paper 121). 6 March 2017

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market (2nd Report, HL Paper 113). 24 February 2017

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses? (17th Report, HL Paper 134). 20 March 2017

Baroness Verma to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: trade in goods (16th Report, HL Paper 129). 14 March 2017

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: trade in non-financial services (18th Report, HL Paper 135). 22 March 2017

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: the Crown Dependencies (19th Report, HL Paper 136). 23 March 2017

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move to resolve that this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to make a referral to the United Nations Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court or a war crimes tribunal, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve, in the light of the failure of successive negotiations between Israel and Palestine and of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, that this House calls for full international protection for the Occupied Palestinian Territories in order to achieve security for Israel and self-determination for the Palestinians.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move to resolve that the draft BBC Royal Charter should be laid before this House for debate, and that the BBC Royal Charter should not be granted until this House has debated on and approved the draft BBC Royal Charter.

Baroness Featherstone to move to resolve, in the light of the United Kingdom’s carbon emission targets under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the growth potential of the United Kingdom’s renewable industries, that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to introduce a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", until the health, environmental and economic concerns about this industry have been fully investigated.

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom–India Year of Culture and the importance of international cultural relations.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to move that this House regrets that the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016 unnecessarily require councils to meet their fiduciary duty; override the ability of local councils to make decisions that best meet both the needs of their pension scheme and the expectations of their local electorate; and that they undermine the principles of devolution of power and freedom of speech (SI 2016/946). 10th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House regrets that the Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and the Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 together with retrospectively changed loan conditions for existing students are further incremental burdens on students that risk worsening the opportunities for young people from low-income backgrounds, mature students and those undertaking part-time courses; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to report annually to Parliament on the impact on the economy of the increasing quantum of graduate debt, estimates of payback rates, and the estimate of the annual cost to the Exchequer of the present system. 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Clark of Windermere to move that this House regrets that the Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which pave the way for students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals to receive loans rather than bursaries, have already been seen to discourage degree applications by a quarter, at the same time as Brexit has already reduced European Union migrant nursing and midwifery registrations by over 90 per cent; and that these factors risk turning an increasing problem in the National Health Service into a chronic one that potentially puts at risk safe levels of staffing (SI 2017/114). 26th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to move that this House regrets that the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 have been laid with insufficient regard to the overwhelmingly negative response to the proposed Rules during the consultation and to the lack of evidence that significant numbers of unmeritorious environmental claims are currently brought; that they may escalate claimants’ legal costs and act against the intention of the Aarhus Convention that the cost of environmental litigation should not be prohibitive; and that they are likely to have the effect of deterring claimants from bringing meritorious environmental cases (SI 2017/95 (L. 1)). 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House regrets that the Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 has been published without the guidance which will be key to understanding how the legislation will work in practice (SI 2017/252). 28th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord German to move that this House regrets that the Social Security Benefit Up-rating Regulations 2017 do not take account of the impact of leaving the European Union on the state pensions of United Kingdom citizens living in the European Union (SI 2017/349).

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move that this House regrets that the Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017 makes a substantial change to the Ogden rate, the first change since 2001, just before the completion of a further consultation on how to set that rate more effectively in the future (SI 2017/206). 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of commissioning a new Royal Yacht. (3 October 2016)

Lord Marland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for trade within the Commonwealth, and what plans they have to ensure that investment continues to prosper across the Commonwealth. (17 October 2016)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the role of British universities and science diplomacy in supporting the United Kingdom’s soft power and research are fully represented in the negotiations on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in building new trading relationships. (17 October 2016)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the outcome of the United Kingdom’s negotiations to leave the European Union, once Article 50 has been invoked, lead to a stronger economy and that trade restrictions are taken into consideration. (18 October 2016, amended 19 October 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing peace, progress, human rights and good governance in Sudan. (25 October 2016)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ensuring the appropriate number of healthcare professionals in the National Health Service and care homes. (26 October 2016)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that there is sufficient foreign language provision in the business and commercial community to promote the competitiveness of the United Kingdom economy. (8 November 2016)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that character education runs through every element of the curriculum and the wider learning environment. (16 November 2016)

Lord Kerslake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the quality and provision of care to those with dementia living at home. (18 November 2016)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to measure, and take action to address, food insecurity in the United Kingdom. (22 November 2016)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on families in receipt of benefits of clinical commissioning groups removing a range of medicines, including gluten-free products, from their lists of prescribable items. (23 November 2016)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for improving the product recall system and manufacturing standards for white goods. (28 November 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations are in hand to address the issues regarding the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (30 November 2016)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the arrangements relating to Europol will be following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (30 November 2016)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to spread best practice in the investigation of sudden infant and child death. (30 November 2016)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in improving mental health services for people from black and ethnic minority communities. (1 December 2016)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the recommendations made in the report of the National Inclusion Health Board Impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health. (1 December 2016)

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the steel industry; and what role it will have in the Government’s industrial strategy. (5 December 2016)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any unaccompanied child seeking asylum in the United Kingdom is granted full legal representation upon reaching the age of 18. (7 December 2016)

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current policies and practices relating to the use of physical restraints on detained persons under the age of 18. (8 December 2016)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contributions of Muslims to the United Kingdom, now and throughout history. (12 December 2016)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of autistic people in paid employment. (14 December 2016) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their strategy against Islamist terrorism, they will encourage UK Muslim leaders to re-examine the Muslim tenets of abrogation, Taqiyya and Al Hijra. (19 December 2016)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in increasing the export of goods and services to Africa and the Commonwealth. (19 December 2016)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the development of nursing across the world in order to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. (20 December 2016)

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans not to retard the clocks by one hour on Sunday 29 October 2017 in order to assess over a trial period the impact on energy consumption, road safety and the tourist industry. (20 December 2016)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote a sustainable training regime for the future growth of the United Kingdom’s creative industries sector. (9 January)

The Lord Bishop of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of educational leadership on whole life outcomes of children and on their communities. (11 January)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the coalition government of Sri Lanka in meeting the UN Human Rights Council’s requirements on reconciliation. (17 January)

Lord De Mauley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, given the importance of services to the United Kingdom economy, what plans they have to ensure that services are covered by any future trade deals negotiated by them, as well as goods. (25 January)

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their public policy decisions on the effectiveness of the National Health Service. (25 January)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the position of trans and intersex citizens of the United Kingdom. (26 January)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of leaving Euratom, and the options for a replacement regulatory framework. (2 February)

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the support they provide to Northern Ireland veterans. (8 February)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of Universal Credit. (8 February)

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve levels of electoral registration, and to reduce the possibility of electoral fraud. (8 January)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of youth justice in England and Wales. (20 February)

Lord Crathorne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support museums in the light of their contribution to the tourism industry. (21 February)

Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much international aid is already being provided, and is planned to be provided, to refugee camps in Turkey, the Lebanon and Jordan; and what measures are being taken to support the governments of those countries to assist refugees. (22 February)

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prioritise preventative policy-making cross-departmentally. (24 February)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide alternative medical treatment for the 14,000 patients being treated for congenital heart disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital, in the light of the proposed closure of its congenital heart services. (1 March)

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the recommendations made in the report on the Review of the use and retention of custody images are being complied with by local police forces. (2 March)

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of security and stability in the Western Balkans; and what support they plan to give to security and stability in that region. (9 March)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress made in combatting neglected tropical diseases since the London Declaration made in January 2012. (13 March)

Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that local authorities have a stable, long-term financial framework to enable them to invest in housing. (14 March) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that a viable and sustainable independent radio production sector is operating over the period to 2027, with particular reference to (1) possible adverse effects on the quality of programming, (2) the training and development of workers, (3) salary levels and working conditions, and (4) the number of workers active, in that sector. (15 March)

Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the recommendations made in the report Race in the workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review, published in February (23 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 23 March and due for answer by 6 April.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 26 October 2010 (HL2589, HL2591, HL2592, and HL2593) concerning the drug Primodos, and to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on 23 October 2014 (HC Deb 1139) concerning oral hormone pregnancy tests, and in the light of the Sky News documentary Primodos: The Secret Drugs Scandal, what progress has been made on the independent review of the papers and evidence relating to oral hormone pregnancy tests; what assessment that review has made of the decision by the Committee on Safety of Medicines to ask drug companies to stop promoting pregnancy test drugs to doctors in 1969 but not to advise doctors not to use such drugs until 1975; and whether that review will examine the allegations made in the Sky News documentary, in particular (1) that no toxicology or testing was undertaken prior to the drug Primodos being licensed, (2) that Primodos was being used as an abortifacient in some parts of the world whilst being sold in the UK for the purposes of pregnancy testing, and (3) that there may have been collusion between the drug manufacturer and the regulatory bodies.   HL6261

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 November 2015 (HL2960), what assessment they have made of the terror threat to UK nationals, including those who are North Korean refugees and human rights workers in North Korea, from the government of North Korea and its diplomatic personnel.   HL6262

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the change in the total number of UK households in the period 2010 to 2015; and what was the change in the number of those households with (1) a UK-born household reference person, and (2) a non-UK born household reference person.   HL6263

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the change in the total number of households in England in the period 2010 to 2015; and what was the change in the number of those households with (1) a UK-born household reference person, and (2) a non-UK born household reference person.   HL6264

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey for the release of Raci Bilici, chairman of the Diyarbakir branch of the Human Rights Association of Turkey, who was arrested on 15 March.   HL6265

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Bulgaria about the forced return of refugee children to Afghanistan.   HL6266

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 March (HL5738), what response was received when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office raised the issue of the possible demolition of houses and the village school of Al Khan al Ahmar in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 1 March.   HL6267

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the incidence of dogs worrying sheep.   HL6268

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recently introduced obligation requiring all secondary schools to teach sex and relationship education requires schools to teach pupils about important relationships other than sexual relationships, particularly the relationships between fathers and sons.   HL6269

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the Zimbabwe economy of the announcement by the South African Home Affairs Minister on 7 February that Zimbabweans who previously acquired permits to work, conduct business, or study in South Africa under special dispensation will have to follow the normal channel of applying for work and study visas when their permits expire in December, and of the extent to which those new requirements will lead to Zimbabweans holding such permits losing their jobs and rights of residence.   HL6270

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much overseas development aid funding has been committed to Zimbabwe in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.   HL6271

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last held discussions with the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) about SADC’s commitment to ensuring free and fair elections in SADC member states.   HL6272

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, through instruction to the appropriate authorities and through the dissemination of guidance, to clarify their position concerning the right to insult as an element of freedom of speech.   HL6273

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the savings to HM Treasury in terms of tax relief which would be gained if the annual allowance for pension contributions were reduced from £40,000 a year to (a) £30,000 a year, (2) £25,000 a year, and (3) £20,000 a year.   HL6274

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of restricting pensions tax relief to basic rate tax relief only.   HL6275

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of extra tax relief due to lower than expected opt-out rates from workplace automatic enrolment in the tax years (1) 2013–14, (2) 2014–15, and (3) 2015–16.   HL6276

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the savings of (1) tax, and (2) National Insurance relief, of restricting the annual allowance for pension contributions in defined contribution pension schemes to £25,000 a year.   HL6277

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the savings of reducing the annual allowance for pension contributions in defined benefit pension schemes to £25,000 a year.   HL6278

Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 February (HL Deb, col 1592), and in the light of the comments by the Chief Executive of Highways England on 22 March that they will be publishing their delivery plan update in June, whether they plan to review the timetable for the improvements to the A1 north of Morpeth.   HL6279

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to assist electors without a permanent address to register to vote, including registering online; and whether any forthcoming review of electoral law will address and include measures to reduce the proportion of homeless and vulnerably housed electors who are not registered to vote.   HL6280

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6062), whether they will consider substituting bus services at less busy times for passenger train services, in order to release capacity to operate more freight trains.   HL6281

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was budgeted for the Marriage Allowance in (1) 2015–16, and (2) 2016–17; and what are future expenditure projections for Marriage Allowance to 2019–20.   HL6282

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on Marriage Allowance in (1) 2015–16, and (2) 2016–17.   HL6283

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) individuals, and (2) couples, currently in receipt of Universal Credit are eligible for the Marriage Allowance.   HL6284

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the income profile of Marriage Allowance claimants.   HL6285

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in the lowest two income deciles claim Marriage Allowance.   HL6286

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths have been attributed to air pollution in Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.   HL6287

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the green paper on consumers and markets, as announced in the Budget.   HL6288

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK’s exit from the EU, whether they are planning to introduce primary legislation dealing with foreign investment in UK companies.   HL6289

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to transpose the forthcoming EU Medical Devices Regulation into UK law following the UK’s exit from the EU; and how they intend to address those aspects of the Regulation that are based on participation in EU institutions and the single market.   HL6290

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a moratorium on the appointment of new peers by the House of Lords Appointment Commission; whether the Commission has recommended any new peers since the last set of appointments in October 2015; and whether it plans to appoint any new peers in 2017.   HL6291

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to bring forward legislation to prevent a second Northern Ireland Assembly election this year if there is no agreement to form a new Executive.   HL6292

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 March (HL5640), whether the legal guidance for prosecutors concerning the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, as set out on the Crown Prosecution Service’s website at 14 March, is current; and whether the Special Crime Unit in the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, CPS Headquarters, continues to maintain an overview of corporate manslaughter cases, as set out in the penultimate paragraph of that advice.   HL6293

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments has ever advised a former minister not to accept an appointment.   HL6294

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote trade between the UK and Bosnia and Herzegovina.   HL6295

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economic opportunities for British business for investment and partnership in Bosnia and Herzegovina.   HL6296

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to give Bosnia and Herzegovina to prepare for its acceptance as a candidate country to join the EU.   HL6297

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any issues holding back the acceptance of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a candidate country to join the EU, including relating to constitutional and legal reform; and what assistance they are giving as a result.
   HL6298

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to ensure that the Army Review of Junior Entry (1) seeks and considers external evidence, (2) considers how the armed services can be exemplary standard setters in fulfilling their duty of care and support for young recruits, and (3) examines the proportion of young Army recruits who are destined for a future in the infantry; and what assessment they have made of the implications of the higher death and casualty rates in the infantry service for recruitment practices.   HL6299

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

7 March (21 March)

HL5889 Lord Harris of Haringey [DCMS]

8 March (22 March)

HL5917 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

9 March (23 March)

HL5945 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL5958 The Earl of Shrewsbury [HO]

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

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 1

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Student Support (Non-Interest-Bearing Finance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Privacy Protection [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC Royal Charter [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Ethnicity Pay Gap [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Teacher Training (Special Educational Needs) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Opticians Act 1989 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Elections (Referendum) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Betting Licences (Category B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Genocide Determination [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Disability Employment (Gap) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Economic Strategy [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy Measures (Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Missing Persons Guardianship [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Support to Exit Prostitution [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carbon Emission Reductions [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Richmond Burgage Pastures [HL]

Private

 

University of London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Budget Responsibility and National Audit (Fiscal Mandate) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s consents to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL] (Queen’s consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Criminal Finances (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

28 March

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention)

Private Member’s

28 March

Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Register of Arms Brokers [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Renters’ Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion (Disability Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Digital Economy (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

29 March

Technical and Further Education

Government

27 March

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Higher Education and Research (Queen’s consent to be signified) (Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Asset Freezing (Compensation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bus Services [HL]

Government

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Lobbying (Transparency) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Pension Schemes [HL]

Government

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons amended

   

Neighbourhood Planning

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments and Reasons

   

Children and Social Work [HL]

Government

 

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

National Citizen Service [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Parking Places (Variation of Charges)

Private Member’s

 

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services)

Private Member’s

 

Homelessness Reduction

Private Member’s

 

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2017

28th Report

 

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017

 

30 March

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017

 

30 March

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017

 

30 March

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

30 March

Draft Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

   

Draft Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017

29th Report

 

Draft Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017

 

30 March

Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2017

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2017

   

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Draft International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report, Session 2015–16

 

Draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017

 

30 March

Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2017

 

30 March

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

 

30 March

Draft Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations 2017

 

30 March

Draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

 

30 March

Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017

 

30 March

Draft Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017

29th Report

29 March

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

10th Report

   

Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

18 November 2016

 
 

21st Report

   

Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016

20 February

 

   

25th Report

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017

24 March

 

   

26th Report

   

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

30 March

 

   

27th Report

   

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

3 April

27 March

   

28th Report

   

Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

22 April

 

   

29th Report

   

Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017

18 April

 

Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

28 April

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Social Security Benefit Up-rating Regulations 2017

28 April

 

National Policy Statement 

 

Scrutiny time expires

To be considered

     

Draft Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England

   

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.

Monday 27 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 28 March

   

NHS Sustainability

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

11.00am

European Union

Select Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

House of Lords Commission

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Residence Room 1

Wednesday 29 March

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

International Relations

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Thursday 30 March

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 5 April

   

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

9.45am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 6 April

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.05am

Thursday 27 April

   

Services

Domestic Committee

1.00pm
in Residence Room 1

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 23 March 2017 

The House met at 11.00am.

A minute’s silence was observed for the victims of the London attacks.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leeds.

1 London attacks Following tributes, the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

Select Committee Report

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Report on the following bill: 
Digital Economy Bill: Government Response. (24th Report, HL Paper 149)

Public Business

3 Education: nursery and early years A question was asked by Lord Storey and answered by Lord Nash.

4 Young carers A question was asked by Baroness Hussein-Ece and answered by Lord Nash.

5 Premium bonds A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

6 East Africa: famine A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and answered by Lord Bates.

7 Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order 2017 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

17 Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 Lord Nash moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

18 Homelessness Reduction Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

19 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

20 Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

21 Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the draft Scheme laid before the House on 1 March be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

22 EU membership and UK science (S&T Report) The Earl of Selborne moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee A time for boldness: EU membership and UK science after the referendum (1st Report, HL Paper 85). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

23 Brexit: environment and climate change (EUC Report) Lord Teverson moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: environment and climate change (12th Report, HL Paper 109). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 5.18pm until Monday 27 March at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 22 March:

1 Scotland Act 2016 (Transitional) Regulations 2017, laid under the Scotland Act 2016.   (444)

2 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.   (456)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.   (402)

2 Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017, laid under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.   (403)

3 National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.   (457)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2015–16 on Local Authority Smallholdings in England, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970.

2 Report for 2016 of the Animal and Plant Health Agency on the Return of expenditure incurred and prosecutions taken under the Animal Health Act 1981 and incidences of disease in imported animals, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981.

 

Prepared 23rd March 2017