House of Lords Business

Monday 23 February 2015 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in addition to business rates reform, what steps they are taking to support high streets in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of VAT on the finances of sixth form colleges and non-maintained special schools.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service following recent cuts to its budget.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions are taking place with the governments of other European Union member states regarding the handling of conflict in Ukraine.

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

Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 9 February

Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 9 February

Protected Disclosures (Extension of Meaning of Worker) Order 2015 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 January be approved. 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 9 February

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

Road Safety Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015 Baroness Kramer to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 10 February

Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Downloading of Data) Regulations 2015 Baroness Kramer to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 10 February

Modern Slavery Bill Report [Lord Bates]

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that more hotels in the United Kingdom have better facilities for disabled people. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Tuesday 24 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to include animal welfare in the National Curriculum in schools.

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Gurkha battalions and to acknowledge their service to the United Kingdom and their relationship with the British people.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what requirements were set in the contract for Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre recently reawarded to Serco regarding the dignity and privacy of women detained there.

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Bill Committee [Baroness Berridge]

Consumer Rights Bill Consideration of Commons Reason [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee and 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Deben to move, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out from "that" to the end and insert "this House declines to approve the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 laid before the House on 17 December 2014 and calls on Her Majesty’s Government not to lay new draft regulations until a joint committee of both Houses has been established and has reported on (1) the safety of the procedures permitted by the draft regulations, (2) the compliance of the draft regulations with European Union and domestic law, and (3) the key definitions used in the draft regulations".

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions are being taken to address the concerns expressed by a number of local authorities in England and Wales about the growth in the number of high stakes fixed odds betting machines available on the high street. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Non-Domestic Rating (Shale Oil and Gas and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Community Right to Challenge (Business Improvement Districts) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 25 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken in the past year to increase access to finance for small businesses.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of broadband speeds, capacity and coverage in rural areas of the United Kingdom and in city technology hubs such as the Old Street roundabout.

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the soils in England will sustain food production at current levels in the long-term.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Modern Slavery Bill will conclude.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people, for care leavers, and for adults with care experience. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Employment Allowance (Care and Support Workers) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Childcare Payments (Eligibility) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 26 February at 11.00am

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of the increase in Entrepreneurs’ Relief since May 2010.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they and the host states are planning to prevent Syrian refugees becoming permanent residents in those states.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Local Government Association’s report Tackling the causes and effects of obesity.

†Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill Committee [Lord Faulks] 16th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of European Union regulation on British agriculture. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Anelay of St Johns] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Anelay of St Johns] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Anelay of St Johns] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Shared Parental Leave and Leave Curtailment (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Representation of the People (Ballot Paper) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Friday 27 February at 10.00am

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Report [Lord Purvis of Tweed]

Control of Horses Bill Second Reading [Baroness Mallalieu]

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

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill Second Reading [Lord Cormack]

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

Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Eaton]

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

Monday 2 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Conventions between the two Houses of Parliament as they have affected government business during the current Parliament.

*Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what, if any, preparatory work has been, or is being, undertaken in advance of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review; and whether any such work will be made available, subject to not compromising national security, prior to the general election.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend that the Chargé d’Affaires to Iran should be operating from a re-opened British Embassy in Tehran.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the time to build an Astute-class submarine has reduced as the shipyard has gained experience of building that type of vessel.

Tuesday 3 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Jordan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the findings of the YouGov survey on cycling safety commissioned by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have issued to individual academy schools regarding the £2.5 billion held in their reserves.

*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in the light of the number of complaints against police forces in England and Wales as reported by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Wednesday 4 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Deech to ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the impact on the effectiveness of the scrutiny of legislation of the introduction of further digitalisation.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Sudan, with particular reference to the continuing aerial bombardment of civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

*Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 January (HL4107), how the activities of regulatory agencies are monitored to ensure their effectiveness in the scrutiny of the economic and public sectors they supervise.

Thursday 5 March at 11.00am

*Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the education of girls and young women and gender equality in developing nations.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to foster greater public understanding about the prevention of sexual violence against girls and women in the light of the publication of the What is Consent toolkit by the Crown Prosecution Service.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage women to participate in sports on a professional basis.

Monday 9 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the roll-out of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme by all police forces in March 2014, whether a review has been held of how the scheme has been implemented by police forces in England and Wales; and if so, what are the results.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve screenings at healthcare settings, including HIV clinics, to screen for gender-based violence and to provide the necessary support for affected women.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the situation in Ukraine.

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Nations Women analysis of the progress made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Tuesday 10 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the public reaction to their Command Paper Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the Republic of Cyprus and other European Union member states about the proposal to establish a Russian military base on Cyprus.

†*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are awaiting assessment for Personal Independence Payments.

Wednesday 11 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to uprating fully or partly the state pensions of British pensioners currently living overseas whose pensions are frozen.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to carry out a full assessment of, and public consultation on, the environmental, landscape and community impacts of any schemes that take place for exploratory fracking before granting any consent for commercial shale gas extraction.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received in the past year from organisations dealing with the welfare of immigrants expressing concerns about the current immigration regulations.

†Thursday 12 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the planning laws regarding the excavation of basements in residential properties; and, if so, what those plans are.

†*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the recent changes in the procedures to access tribunal hearings, and whether these changes have been beneficial to employees.

†*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the introduction of a statutory register of lobbyists.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

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

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

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

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

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The impact of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office on the United Kingdom (4th Report, HL Paper 53). 3 November 2014

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative following the Global Summit in June 2014. (24 November)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political stability of the borders of Europe and Russia. (26 November)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for labour market policy of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics’ report Wellbeing in four policy areas. (27 November)

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health Service. (27 November)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations following its consideration of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report identifying crimes against humanity in North Korea; and whether they intend to ask the United Nations Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. (27 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Winterbourne View - Time for Change. (1 December)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve access to treatments for patients with rare diseases. (3 December)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continuing sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in the countryside. (4 December)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of digital inclusion and open government in engaging young people and under-represented groups in the democratic process. (5 December)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Supreme Court’s March 2014 judgment on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has had on healthcare. (8 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use, and to encourage the development of, technologies to reduce the number of collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists. (9 December)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic priorities for international development after April 2015. (11 December)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government, on completion of the European Union balance of competences review, how they will use the information gleaned. (15 December)

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that laws protecting shop-workers from violence, including those selling alcohol, are fully enforced. (16 December)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. (16 December)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the variety and diversity of schools within the independent education sector. (17 December)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to implement the report on the Money Advice Service undertaken by Christine Farnish. (17 December)

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve diagnosis and support for people with autism spectrum disorders. (6 January)

Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of oil palm plantations on world-wide climate and on the existence of indigenous animal species. (7 January)

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to protect interpreters and translators working in conflict zones around the world. (7 January)

Lord Williams of Elvel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the process known as "Maxwellisation" in the conduct of public inquiries; and if so, what possibilities of redress exist for those who have been criticised but whose defence has been rejected. (12 January)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to improve relations with Iran. (12 January)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to acknowledge and show appreciation of the Gurkha battalions on the 200th anniversary of their service to the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (14 January)

Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help young care leavers not able to "stay put" in foster care to make a successful transition to independence. (15 January)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve cultural, business and diplomatic relations with Taiwan. (16 January)

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the spinal cord injury service. (22 January)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have drawn from the conduct of the Chilcot Inquiry to inform the conduct of future inquiries. (22 January)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve links between companies and their individual shareholders in the light of the increasing use of nominee names. (22 January)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to alter the timetable for the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women. (23 January)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that elderly people, particularly those in residential care, are able to vote in the forthcoming general election. (23 January)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact shared spaces have on blind and vision impaired people and whether guidance for local authorities is clear enough. (2 February: amended on 4 February)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the December 2014 report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS, Access Denied, into access to medicines in the developing world. (9 February)

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have learnt from the European Union Balance of Competences exercise; and what action they intend to take as a result. (11 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 February and due for answer by 26 February.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the voting protocol for their proposed stakeholder working group on off-road recreational motor vehicles; and what is the proposed timetable for the group to report its findings to ministers and for the ensuing public consultation.   HL4993

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much revenue is raised through the O licences of goods vehicles.   HL4994

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the revenue raised through the O licenses of good vehicles is spent by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on enforcement activity.   HL4995

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government which government department receives the fines generated from the enforcement of O licenses of goods vehicles.   HL4996

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many multi-agency vehicle enforcement checks were mounted in each of the last five years.   HL4997

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers are dedicated to traffic policing and how has this changed in the last ten years.   HL4998

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the report of HM Inspectorate of Prisons on HMP Nottingham in respect of its conclusion that HMP Nottingham was failing most of its core responsibilities.   HL4999

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the report of HM Inspectorate of Prisons on HMP Nottingham in respect of its conclusion that during the working day about half of the prisoners held there were locked in their cells with nothing to do. 
   HL5000

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the report of HM Inspectorate of Prisons on HMP Nottingham in respect of its conclusion that levels of violence, including assaults on prisoners and staff, were very high.   HL5001

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the report of HM Inspectorate of Prisons on HMP Nottingham in respect of its conclusion that cells were routinely overcrowded and prisoners had inadequate access to clean bedding and clean clothes. 
   HL5002

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the vote in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 3 February on the National Crime Agency, when they expect that Agency to be fully operational in Northern Ireland.   HL5003

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been apprehended when illegally entering the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland at the border with the Republic of Ireland in each of the last three years.   HL5004

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent to help members of the armed forces living in Northern Ireland with their transition back to civilian life in each of the last three years; and how much of that sum was spent on housing.   HL5005

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ease of opening bank accounts for small businesses.   HL5006

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have taken any steps to reduce the time taken to process applications for student loans.   HL5007

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost to the public purse of maintaining disused court buildings; and how many disused court buildings are currently lying empty because they have not been sold.   HL5008

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new nutritional research has been commissioned by the Department of Health since the machinery of government changes in July 2010. 
   HL5009

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants working in the diet and nutrition fields were transferred from the Food Standards Agency to the Department of Health following the machinery of government changes in July 2010; and how many remain working in the same fields at present.   HL5010

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the diet and nutrition budget in the Department of Health in June 2010; how much that sum increased by incorporating budgets transferred from the Food Standards Agency to the Department of Health following the machinery of government changes in July 2010; and what is the current level.   HL5011

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Local Government Association’s assessment of the impact of spending reductions on the long-term financial sustainability of adult social care services.   HL5012

The Lord Bishop of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, as a member of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, to bring about renewed discussions with Russia on a possible Euro-Atlantic security community.   HL5013

The Lord Bishop of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, under the umbrellas of NATO and the European Union, to strengthen commitments and reassurances to Moldova, Georgia, and the Baltic states which could be vulnerable to further destabilising Russian action in those regions.   HL5014

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the rejection by National Health Service trusts of the financial tariff proposals drawn up by Monitor for 2015–16, whether they intend to refer the matter to the Competition and Markets Authority; and if not what other prescription they have to deal with the issue.   HL5015

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the United Kingdom’s research and development intensity above the 1.7 per cent reported by the Office for National Statistics last March for 2012; and whether they anticipate that the United Kingdom will meet the 3 per cent research and development intensity targets set by the European Union when the latest figures are released by the Office of National Statistics.   HL5016

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of report writers and court staff have received training arising from the implementation of the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014. 
   HL5017

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vacancies for qualified staff there are in each National Probation Service region.   HL5018

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current sickness rates for practitioners in the National Probation Service; and what were the rates for 2013 and 2014.   HL5019

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what budgets have been set for professional development for (1) qualified, and (2) trainee, probation officers.   HL5020

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to ensure and to monitor the timely production of court reports.   HL5021

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what due diligence is carried out and by whom before ministerial appointments are made.   HL5022

Baroness Wheatcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost to the National Health Service of the customer satisfaction surveys conducted by text message; and to what use the results of such surveys are put.   HL5023

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of Operation Triton to save the lives of those at risk in the Mediterranean; and what proposals they will make to assist Spain, Italy and Greece in dealing with the flow of migrants and refugees.   HL5024

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enhance the quality of careers guidance available in schools in England.   HL5025

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve child safety, in the light of the levels of sexual coercion reported by teenage girls in England compared to other European countries.   HL5026

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to overhaul child abuse investigations.   HL5027

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have given to police forces on the action to be taken in relation to information on persons who have ordered or received copies of Charlie Hebdo from their newsagents or in other ways, and whether such information should be collected; and which police forces have collected any such information.   HL5028

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about proposals to convert many secular schools into Imam Hatip schools and the forced enrolment of pupils into Inam Hatip schools in 2014.   HL5029

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the power and propulsion systems of the Type 45 destroyer; what actions they plan to take and to what timescale in order to remedy any problems that may have been identified; what is the estimated cost of any necessary remedial work; and what share of this cost will be borne by public funds.   HL5030

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of people sleeping rough in Greater London; and how many places in hostels are available for homeless adults in that area.   HL5031

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Libya.   HL5032

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Mali.   HL5033

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Guinea-Bissau.   HL5034

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Burma.   HL5035

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Eritrea.   HL5036

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Sudan.   HL5037

Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether representatives from the entertainment industry have been consulted on proposed changes to the rules and guidance relating to visitor visas to the United Kingdom.   HL5038

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House the agreement under which HM Revenue and Customs received from its French equivalent details of accounts allegedly held at HSBC Suisse; whether the terms of that agreement were negotiated by HM Revenue and Customs and advised to ministers; whether HM Revenue and Customs took legal advice and sought the views of ministers on the agreement before its signing; and under which legal jurisdiction the agreement is enforceable.   HL5039

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the terms of the agreement between HM Revenue and Customs and its French equivalent relating to HSBC Suisse was shown to the Board of HM Revenue and Customs or discussed at a HM Revenue and Customs Board meeting.   HL5040

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether copies of HM Revenue and Customs Board papers and minutes of Board meetings are provided to HM Treasury and the Board of HM Treasury or its Council of Economic Advisers.   HL5041

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

12 January (26 January)

HL4054 Lord Eames [MoD]

HL4081 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

HL4082 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

20 January (3 February)

HL4291 Lord Beecham [BIS]

21 January (4 February)

HL4341 Lord Hunt of Chesterton [DCLG]

26 January (9 February)

HL4432 Lord Ouseley [DCLG]

27 January (10 February)

HL4462 Baroness King of Bow [HMT]

HL4472 Lord Palmer [HMT]

29 January (12 February)

HL4570 Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale [DCLG]

HL4571 Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale [DCLG]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCLG] 6

[HMT] 2

[MoD] 1

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances)

Private Member’s

27 February

Control of Horses

Private Member’s

27 February

Local Government (Review of Decisions)

Private Member’s

27 February

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

24 February

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Private Member’s

 

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

Private Member’s

 

Lords Spiritual (Women) (Consent signified)

Government

26 February

Waiting for Report

   

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

23 February

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consent to be signified)

Government

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

27 February

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Recall of MPs

Government

 

Deregulation (Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL] (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL] (Consent signified)

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion not passed)

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Pension Schemes (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed) (Consent signified)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reason

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

24 February

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 Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015

   

Draft Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

   

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015

   

Draft General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015

26th Report

 

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Knowledge of English) Order 2015

   

Draft Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) Order 2015

   

Draft Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Revenue Information) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Broadcasting Act 1996 (Renewal of Local Radio Multiplex Licences) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Insolvency (Protection of Essential Supplies) Order 2015

   

Draft False or Misleading Information (Specified Care Providers and Specified Information) Regulations 2015

   

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2015

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015

 

24 February

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

 

24 February

Draft Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015

 

24 February

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015

24th Report

25 February

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

 

25 February

Draft Shared Parental Leave and Leave Curtailment (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

26 February

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2015

 

24 February

Draft Representation of the People (Ballot Paper) Regulations 2015

 

26 February

Draft Childcare Payments (Eligibility) Regulations 2015

 

25 February

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015

 

26 February

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015

 

26 February

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015

 

26 February

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

24 February

Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015

25th Report

24 February

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

25 February

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

25 February

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

24 February

Draft Community Right to Challenge (Business Improvement Districts) Regulations 2015

 

24 February

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015

 

25 February

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015

 

25 February

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2015

 

25 February

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2015

 

26 February

Draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

26 February

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2015

 

24 February

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015

 

26 February

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2015

 

25 February

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

25 February

Draft Employment Allowance (Care and Support Workers) Regulations 2015

 

25 February

Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

24 February

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015

 

26 February

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015

 

26 February

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Shale Oil and Gas and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

25th Report

24 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Protected Disclosures (Extension of Meaning of Worker) Order 2015

 

23 February

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015

 

23 February

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015

 

23 February

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Downloading of Data) Regulations 2015

 

23 February

Draft Road Safety Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

 

23 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015

23rd Report

24 February

Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015

   

Draft Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

   

Draft Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015

25th Report

26 February

Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Banking Reform) (Pensions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015

25th Report

 

Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

23rd Report

 

Draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015

25th Report

 

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015

26th Report

 

Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Approved Regulator) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Groceries Code Adjudicator (Permitted Maximum Financial Penalty) Order 2015

   

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2015

   

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Crime) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

   

Draft Restraint Orders (Legal Aid Exception and Relevant Legal Aid Payments) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Emissions Performance Standard Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015

   

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2015

   

Draft Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (Special Trustees) Amendment Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

26th Report

   

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

18 March

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (Detained Persons) Regulations 2015

18 March

 

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

19 March

 

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2015

29 January

Negative

Draft Order reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Super Affirmative

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

11 February

 

Forthcoming Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

Committees 

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

Wednesday 18 February

   

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 24 February

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 25 February

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 26 February

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Monday 2 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 3 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 4 March

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Tuesday 10 March

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

5.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 11 March

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Wednesday 18 March

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 23 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 12 February 2015 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

1 Barony of Noel-Buxton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Charles Connal Noel-Buxton had established his claim to the Barony of Noel-Buxton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Noel-Buxton on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

2 Barony of Glenconner in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Cody Charles Edward Tennant had established his claim to the Barony of Glenconner in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Glenconner on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Select Committee Report

3 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015. (9th Report, HL Paper 119)

Public Business

4 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness D’Souza) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts and Measures:

Stamp Duty Land Tax Act 2015

c 1

Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

c 2

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015

c 3

Insurance Act 2015

c 4

National Insurance Contributions Act 2015

c 5

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

c 6

Infrastructure Act 2015

c 7

Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Amendment) Measure 2015

No 1

Ecclesiastical Property Measure 2015

No 2

Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure 2015

No 3

5 Busking A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Probation A question was asked by Lord Ramsbotham and answered by Lord Faulks.

7 Vacant residential properties A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

8 Greece A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

9 Modern Slavery Bill Baroness Garden of Frognal, on behalf of Lord Bates, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 14 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 15 to 37 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 38 to 45

Schedule 3 
Clauses 46 to 54 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 55 to 59 
Title.

The motion was agreed to.

10 British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

17 Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

18 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

19 Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach signified the Queen’s Consent. Lord Faulks moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

20 Care and Support Regulations Baroness Wheeler moved that this House takes note of the 17 negative instruments relating to care and support laid before the House between 24 and 31 October. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

21 Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 84–EN)

The House adjourned at 1.46pm until Monday 23 February 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.

Instruments Withdrawn

The following instruments, laid before the House on 2 February, were withdrawn:

1 Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2015.

2 Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (No. 2) Order 2015.

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Eighteenth, the Twenty-First to the Twenty-Fourth, and the Thirty-Third reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (9013)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1) Regulations 2015, laid under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.   (217)

2 (1) Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2015

(2) Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (No. 2) Order 2015

laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) National Health Service Pension Scheme Regulations 2015   (94)

(2) National Health Service Pension Scheme (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015   (95)

laid under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

2 National Health Service Pension Scheme, Injury Benefits and Additional Voluntary Contributions (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.   (96)

3 (1) Social Security (Invalid Care Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (162)

(2) Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2015   (183)

(3) Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (189)

laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

4 (1) Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (180)

(2) Sea Fishing (Enforcement and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015   (191)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

5 National Health Service (Licence Exemptions, etc.) Amendment Regulations 2015, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.   (190)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 December 2014 of the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), laid under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.

2 Draft Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 in connection with seizing and retaining documents, laid under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Prepared 13th February 2015