House of Lords Business

Wednesday 3 February 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness to date of the RAF’s Brimstone missiles in bombing Syria, and in particular in protecting the civilian population.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the review into funding for extremist interpretations of Islam within the United Kingdom, including from overseas sources, announced by the Prime Minister on 2 December 2015 with the declared intention that it would report by the spring of 2016.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks made by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 10 December 2015 (HL Deb, cols 1674–6), what they have assessed to be the major benefits of the privatisation of Channel 4.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the World Health Organisation’s analysis in the Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, they support the proposal of the National Health Service to introduce a sugar tax.

Trade Union Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House to which the Trade Union Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 15
Schedules 1 and 2
Clauses 16 and 17
Schedule 3

Clauses 18 and 19
Schedule 4
Clauses 20 to 23
Title.

Immigration Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Bates] 7th Report from the Constitution Committee, 17th, 18th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House regrets that the Explanatory Memorandum to the Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 does not contain sufficient information to gain a clear understanding of the policy objective and the intended implementation; and that some of those in receipt of Housing Benefit will be adversely affected by the Regulations. 17th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Dinner break business)

Future Business 

Thursday 4 February at 11.00am

*Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools are now using personal, social, health and economic education classes to inform their pupils on female genital mutilation.

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of current campaigns and programmes sponsored and executed by western governments and international non-governmental organisations aimed at eliminating female genital mutilation and cutting practices in African countries.

*The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are fully committed to choosing either Heathrow or Gatwick for airport expansion, or are still considering other options.

†*The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the World Health Organisation’s warning on the spread of the Zika virus.

†Housing and Planning Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Housing and Planning Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clauses 12 to 22
Schedule 1
Clauses 23 and 24
Schedule 2
Clause 25
Schedule 3
Clauses 26 to 61
Clauses 1 to 11
Clauses 62 to 90
Schedule 4
Clauses 91 to 97
Schedule 5
Clauses 98 to 110
Schedule 6
Clauses 111 to 113
Schedule 7
Clause 114
Schedule 8
Clauses 115 to 117
Schedule 9
Clauses 118 to 122

Schedule 10
Clauses 123 to 133
Schedule 11
Clauses 134 to 136
Schedule 12
Clauses 137 to 142
Schedule 13
Clauses 143 to 159
Schedule 14
Clauses 160 to 163
Schedule 15
Clauses 164 to 169
Schedule 16
Clauses 170 to 176
Schedules 17 and 18
Clauses 177 to 182
Schedule 19
Clauses 183 to 186
Schedule 20
Clauses 187 to 193
Title.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee on the European Parliament Proposal for a Council decision adopting the provisions amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (7th Report, HL Paper 87).

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move to resolve that this House considers that the European Parliament Proposal for a Council decision adopting the provisions amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity, for the reasons set out in the 7th Report from the European Union Committee (HL Paper 87); and, in accordance with article 6 of the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to forward this reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European institutions.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Capital Markets Union: a welcome start (11th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 139).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce food waste. (1 hour)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the issue of preventing homelessness in the context of the current Spending Review. (1 hour)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children receive a balanced and rounded education in schools; and what effect the English baccalaureate requirements will have in that regard. (1 hour)

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Office for National Statistics’ report on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2014. (1 hour)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on young people living in rural locations of the area review of further education colleges currently taking place. (1 hour)

Monday 8 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to relieve the situation of unaccompanied refugee children.

*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to nurture and support the creative industries to ensure their continuing success.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of tourism’s contribution to the economy of the United Kingdom. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Health Education England to ensure that the number of student commissions for 2016–17 supports the goal of increasing the number of student places for allied health professionals set out in the Comprehensive Spending Review, and ensures stability in allied health professionals’ education provision and workforce supply.

†Education and Adoption Bill Third Reading [Lord Nash] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Trade Union Bill Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Lord Newby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will amend the Opticians Act 1989 to allow certain adjustable-focus eyewear to be sold over-the-counter as is already the case with reading glasses. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Dubs to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the delays in the passage of the Transport for London Bill [HL] and the case for land disposed of under the provisions of that Bill being used to increase social housing.

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

†Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Tuesday 9 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to assist the viability of oil and gas exploration and development on the United Kingdom continental shelf in the light of the reduced price of oil.

*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide further information on their proposals for renewal or replacement of failed housing estates, following the announcement by the Prime Minister of £140 million funding; and whether any additional funding will be made available.

*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to invest in promotion of walking and cycling.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 5 February.

†Welfare Reform and Work Bill Third Reading [Lord Freud]

†Housing and Planning Bill Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for funding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in the light of their foreign policy interests. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 10 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic education compulsory within the curriculum.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of British manufacturers to recruit engineers from overseas who are suitably qualified.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned timescale from start of fabrication to commissioning of the first Successor Vanguard replacement submarine, and how much will have been spent on designs, long lead and other items of the total programme, including upgrade to Faslane Naval Base, by April.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 4 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 8 February.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Trade Union Bill will continue.

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote cycling as a safe means of transport. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Baroness Prashar to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee A new EU Alcohol Strategy? (8th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 123).

†Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

Thursday 11 February at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Local Government Finance Settlement on the provision of libraries.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to legislate to ensure that food and drink provided in all types of schools follow Food Standards Agency food and nutritional guidelines.

*Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current guidance provided to police forces regarding the use of body-worn cameras by police officers.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 5 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 9 February.

†Armed Forces Bill Second Reading [Earl Howe]

†Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but this House regrets that the Government have made the decision to legislate on restrictions of use, supply and disclosure of the marked register following a recall petition in the draft Regulations, rather than in primary legislation."

Monday 22 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the latest assessment by the Royal College of Psychiatrists of acute care for adult patients.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of lawful speech at universities, in the light of recent disruptions to speeches.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact on dairy farmers of the latest fall in milk prices.

*Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the rate of new house building starts in the past 12 months.

Tuesday 23 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage the new City Regions to invest the pension funds they hold in infrastructure developments that will assist in the economic recovery.

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Fiscal Framework that accompanies the Scotland Bill.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing levels of unwanted electronic goods ending up in landfill through encouraging manufacturers to produce more sustainable products.

Wednesday 24 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the frozen pensions policy on the choices of people who would like to move abroad or stay overseas during their retirement years.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to improve race equality at senior management and board level in the National Health Service since the introduction of the National Health Service Workforce Race Equality Standard.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the integrity of sporting events from both doping and illegal gambling domestically and internationally.

Thursday 25 February at 11.00am

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tax treaties with developing countries are currently under negotiation, and what principles underpin the United Kingdom approach to those negotiations.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when steel is required for a government contract, they will specify that it be British.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specialist skills have been recruited into the armed forces as a result of the Future Force 2020 programme.

Monday 29 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the environmental impact of small parcel deliveries.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of continuing military offensives against civilians in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan by the government of Sudan, and whether they plan to reconsider as a matter of urgency the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians in that area.

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the most recent quarterly migration statistics.

*Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reassure black and minority ethnic patients, carers and users of mental health services that they are not being prescribed higher levels of psychiatric medication than those from other community groups.

†Tuesday 1 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to meet representatives of the insurance industry to discuss their treatment of claims for whiplash injuries.

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their position that the proper law for determining whether British troops have committed war crimes should be international humanitarian law, rather than the European Convention on Human Rights.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help people on the living wage in London to own their own homes.

The full lists of Other Motions for Debate and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The list of all Questions for Short Debate currently tabled is printed in the edition available on Mondays. On other days only new items in each category are printed.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics.

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

Baroness Morgan of Huyton to move that this House takes note of the Report from the Digital Skills Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 111). 17 February 2015

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (4th Report, HL Paper 46). 3 November 2015

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee EU energy governance (6th Report, HL Paper 71). 18 December 2015

Other Motion for Debate 

Lord Saatchi to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow any Bill in the form in which the Medical Innovation Bill [HL] was approved by this House and sent to the Commons on 23 January 2015 in the last Parliament to be taken through all its remaining stages on one day.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Hamwee to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016, laid before the House on 11 January, be annulled (SI 2016/11). 22nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 further increases enhanced fees in certain proceedings that will be detrimental to victims of domestic violence and disproportionately discriminate against women; is concerned that the Government have acted against the advice of the Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls, and the President of the Family Division, among others; and notes the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee’s disappointment that despite strong concern expressed by respondents to the public consultation the Government give no policy justification other than the generation of income. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for a political solution to the civil war in Syria. (7 September)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to develop a national strategy on post-polio syndrome. (10 September)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. (14 September)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most effective ways of teaching children with dyslexia. (16 September)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security of the European Union’s border; and what discussions they have had with the governments of other EU member states about the documentation of those individuals they accept as refugees. (17 September)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to removing international students from the net migration figures by including them as non-immigrant admissions, as is done in the United States. (17 September)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Deloitte’s report Technology and people: The great job-creating machine published in August. (12 October)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a new generation of polytechnics to address the technical skills gap. (15 October)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendations on long-term care made by the Dilnot Commission. (19 October)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the provision of National Health Service maternity services. (19 October)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. (20 October)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress and impact of neighbourhood plans. (22 October)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to determine whether there is a link between congenital malformations and applications of hormone pregnancy tests. (22 October)

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political and humanitarian situation in Yemen. (2 November)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country, as part of the negotiations on lifting sanctions. (2 November: as amended on 3 November)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, relating to freedom of religion, is being upheld in India. (4 November)

Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of homes under their proposed extension to the right-to-buy scheme and their starter homes proposals. (10 November)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the principles of the circular economy, based on the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products, to protect the environment, give new growth opportunities and avoid waste. (11 November)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they plan to take to relieve pressure on public services due to the consumption of alcohol. (11 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the speed and quality of autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom. (17 November) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek an opt-out from provisions relating to e-cigarettes under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), coming into force in May 2016. (17 November)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the development of British–Argentinian relations during 2015. (24 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014, The UK’s Development Work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (26 November)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of the rural economy. (30 November)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (1 December)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent NHS figures showing that 1,036 women and girls were treated for female genital mutilation during the period April to June 2015. (1 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how quickly an economically active patient should be able to secure an appointment with their GP and how that compares with other professions. (8 December)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of diversity in the British media. (8 December)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right. (9 December)

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. (10 December)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage people to work longer and be adequately re-trained in later life, as part of their goal to resolve the challenge of skill shortages in certain sectors of the economy. (15 December)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the redevelopment of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore; and in particular what the timings will be for that redevelopment. (21 December)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in supporting Sierra Leone to recover from the effects of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (21 December)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote ongoing maternal care for children. (22 December)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that civil servants who advise ministers are knowledgeable as to the role and processes of Parliament and the constitutional relationship between Parliament and the executive. (12 January)

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve broadband quality in the United Kingdom. (13 January)

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. (19 January)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accountability, diversity and governance of international standard-setting bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee on Banking Regulation. (19 January)

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review of the Muslim Brotherhood (HC 679), in particular its implications for the security of the United Kingdom. (20 January)

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they plan to close HMP Holloway. (21 January)

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to conduct an inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of historical sexual abuse allegations made by the person known as "Nick". (21 January)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the discussions surrounding the renewal of the BBC Charter. (25 January)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding of the Middle East. (25 January)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to achieve closer working between Innovate UK, Research Councils UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and other UK funding bodies in order to improve UK competitiveness. (25 January)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to improve the testing, treatment and care of individuals with blood-borne viruses in prisons and secure establishments. (26 January)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity against minorities in Syria and Iraq are brought to justice. (27 January)

Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion in the United Kingdom. (27 January)

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the needs and circumstances of the self-employed are fully taken into account when developing their policies on taxation, savings, employment and social security. (27 January)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises has had on encouraging firms to export (Session 2012–13, HL Paper 131). (27 January)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to meet the needs of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. (28 January)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to enhance the independence and effectiveness of Healthwatch England and of local Healthwatch groups. (1 February)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to reinstating the Department for International Development’s country programme in Burundi. (1 February)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the natural resources of the occupied Palestinian territories. (2 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 2 February and due for answer by 16 February.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of students at university who are prescribed medical treatment for mental health issues. 
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the costs to the NHS of providing treatment to students who cannot afford to pay for prescriptions and subsequently experience a deterioration in their health.   HL5752

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of changes to maintenance grants on low-income students’ ability to afford prescription charges. 
   HL5753

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health status of low-income university students in comparison to other university students.   HL5754

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prescriptions, per year, are (1) made for students aged 19–25, and (2) not collected by students aged 19–25.   HL5755

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prescriptions, per year, are (1) made for adults aged 70–76, and (2) not collected by adults aged 70–76.   HL5756

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Military Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.   HL5757

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Military Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.   HL5758

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Navy Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.   HL5759

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Navy Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.   HL5760

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Air Force Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.   HL5761

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Air Force Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.   HL5762

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many newspaper journalists and publishers received awards in honours lists published between December 2011 and December 2015, broken down by individual list.   HL5763

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how and when they intend to introduce and implement a comprehensive plan in relation to the Zika virus to (1) inform fully the British public about that virus, (2) advise on travel to Central and South America in the light of that virus’ prevalence in that region, and (3) clarify all known means of transmission of that virus.
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had, or intend to have, talks with the British Athletic Association about the case for Team GB considering withdrawing from the 2016 Olympic Games due to the risk posed by the Zika virus to pregnant mothers and unborn children.   HL5765

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health has begun to carry out a survey of pregnant women where either partner has been to Brazil or other neighbouring countries where there has been a significant outbreak of the Zika virus.   HL5766

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they are currently supporting the education and advancement of women in Afghanistan.   HL5767

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 July 2014 (HL939), what was the ranking of the UK in the Health at a Glance 2015: OECD Indicators report for (1) infant mortality, (2) numbers of MRI and CT Scanners, (3) low birth weight infants, (4) overweight and obesity amongst adults, (5) overweight and obesity amongst children, (6) mortality from cardiovascular disease, and (7) mortality from cancer; how these rankings compared to those for 2013; and what plans they have to improve the UK rankings.   HL5768

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to better inform all landlords of the new rules that oblige them to check new tenants’ immigration status.
   HL5769

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by Credit Suisse that Britain leaving the EU could cause a snap recession and reduce GDP by up to 2 per cent.   HL5770

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to overcome the problem of race hate crimes on Britain’s railway networks in the light of the figures collected by the British Transport Police that show an increase in such crimes of 37 per cent in the past five years.   HL5771

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 27 January (HL4999), when the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last monitored or audited the procedures that require institutions explicitly to set out that they may lend shares on behalf of investors for the purpose of short selling; and what assessment they or the FCA have made of whether beneficial owners of shares are fully aware of the consequences to them of their shares being lent for short selling.   HL5772

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether they will place in the Library of the House a full copy of the original licence application submitted to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to perform genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9; whether this will also be published on the HFEA website, and if not, why not; and whether the HFEA will provide a full report on its website of how the ethical implications of genome editing in human embryos had been considered before giving approval to proceed.   HL5773

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current average length of a local authority secure tenancy.   HL5774

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many fixed-term local authority tenancies will be granted annually.   HL5775

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated reduction in the number of local authority right-to-buy applications annually as a result of the introduction of fixed-term tenancies.   HL5776

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the annual change in local authority rental income as a result of the introduction of fixed-term tenancies.   HL5777

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on community cohesion of the introduction of fixed-term local authority tenancies.   HL5778

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation they have completed on the introduction of fixed-term local authority tenancies.   HL5779

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will launch an independent inquiry into the reported power failures on Type 45 destroyers, and the case for increasing their power capacity by 50 per cent.   HL5780

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that learning disabilities services are commissioned by the NHS in every prison in England.   HL5781

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their review into Trading Standards, first announced on 10 July 2015 as part of their report into productivity Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation.   HL5782

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what their reasons are for the delay in publishing their review of Trading Standards, outlined in the report on productivity Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation, in the light of the fact that the competition plan A better deal: boosting competition for families and firms published in November 2015 stated that the review had been completed.   HL5783

Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of operating wheelchair services in England in the last year for which figures are available.   HL5784

Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the responses received on the NHS mandate consultation asked for an improvement in wheelchair services.   HL5785

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will meet the British Red Cross to discuss improvements in the existing processes for the reunion of refugees’ families.   HL5786

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in England have been killed or injured during grey squirrel control with guns during the last decade.   HL5787

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 1 February (HL5225) about grey squirrel control, what is their definition of "free shooting".   HL5788

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government which statistics from local and national sources they use to measure or demonstrate pressures on public education, health, housing and other services in the UK as a consequence of migration from other EU member states.   HL5789

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authority areas in the UK have been identified through official statistics as having public services that are under excessive pressure as a consequence of migration from other EU member states; which official statistics show such pressures; and in each case, what is the usual time lapse between the collection and publication of those statistics.
   HL5790

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they received Stephen Shaw’s report Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons.   HL5791

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether retailer records provided to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will be made available on the department’s website, in the light of the guidance Carrier bag charges: retailersresponsibility that states such information will be made public.   HL5792

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the records of retailers concerning carrier bag charges will be made public after the first reporting period, 5 October 2015 to 6 April 2016, in the light of the fact that members of the public can obtain copies of retailer carrier bag records within 28 days.   HL5793

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by NHS England Improving Value for Patients from Specialised Care: Commissioning Intentions 2016/2017 for Prescribed Specialist Services, what progress has been made to establish collaborative commissioning arrangements for hepatitis C services and how many Clinical Commissioning Groups have come forward with proposals for the collaborative commissioning of hepatitis C services.   HL5794

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether funding will be provided to NHS Trusts as part of the Operational Delivery Network model to fund hepatitis C treatment services through either (1) a block contract, or (2) a tariff.   HL5795

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest National Rail Passenger Survey and the levels of satisfaction with the Gatwick Express service, what steps they plan to take to ensure that service improves.   HL5796

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to improve customer satisfaction with South Eastern, Southern, and Govia Thameslink train services, and whether they have plans to take over any of those franchises.   HL5797

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will help to ensure that women have access to family planning throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the light of the spread of the Zika virus and its potential link to birth defects.   HL5798

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to help to ensure that women have access to safe and legal abortion services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the light of the spread of the Zika virus and its potential link to birth defects.   HL5799

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report An Unholy Mess, published by the Fair Admissions Campaign last year, that a significant number of religiously selective schools are employing religious selection criteria that was not permitted by their relevant religious authority, contrary to the School Admissions Code.   HL5800

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the objection submitted to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator that a state-funded school sought to prioritise the admission of children on the basis of whether or not their parents have sex during the period of a mother’s menstruation.   HL5801

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a number of religiously selective schools have been breaking the Equality Act 2010 by directly discriminating on the basis of race or gender.   HL5802

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are asking parents for information they do not need, and are not allowed to ask for, such as whether they are UK nationals or speak English as an additional language.   HL5803

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are not allowing all applicants to be admitted, even when a school is undersubscribed, and what steps they are taking to ensure that all schools comply with the School Admissions Code in this regard.   HL5804

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are not making clear in their admission arrangements the process by which children with statements of special educational needs are admitted; and what steps they are taking to ensure that all schools have clear guidance regarding that.   HL5805

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant proportion of religiously selective schools are not properly publishing their admission arrangements, thereby depriving parents of the information they need to navigate the admissions process.   HL5806

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a majority of religiously selective schools may not be properly prioritising looked-after, and previously looked-after, children in their admission arrangements, and what steps they are taking to address this.   HL5807

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are still interviewing prospective pupils, despite this being banned in 2006.   HL5808

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are requiring practical or financial support for associated organisations such as churches and synagogues from parents, and what steps they are taking to address this.   HL5809

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are asking parents for information they do not need, and are not allowed to ask for, such as the predicted grades of their children, and how this could be prevented in future.   HL5810

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year An Unholy Mess that a significant number of religiously selective schools are breaking the School Admissions Code by taking into account the past behaviour, attendance, attitude, or achievement, of children.    HL5811

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in paragraph 3 of the Declaration of Support in the Belfast Agreement 1998 "equality between these islands" includes parity of esteem for all on or of those islands.   HL5812

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the public purse in each year since 1998 of the operation of the secretariat of the North/South Ministerial Council agreed to in the Belfast Agreement 1998.   HL5813

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the section of the Belfast Agreement 1998 entitled Human Rights, in the subsection Comparable Steps by the Irish Government, what is their interpretation of the meaning of the statement that that government will bring forward measures to ensure "at least an equivalent level of protection of human rights as will pertain in Northern Ireland"; how that commitment is monitored; and what changes the government of the Republic of Ireland reported to them as a result of that commitment.   HL5814

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many arrests were made in 2015 within establishments that hold a premises licence as defined under Part 3 of the Licensing Act 2003.
   HL5815

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times police were called to attend an incident in 2015 to establishments operating under a premises licence as defined under Part 3 of the Licensing Act 2003.   HL5816

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many arrests were made in 2015 within establishments operating under a club premises certificate as defined under Part 4 of the Licensing Act 2003.   HL5817

Lord Smith of Hindhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times police were called to attend an incident in 2015 to establishments operating under a club premises certificate as defined under Part 4 of the Licensing Act 2003.   HL5818

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in response to the skill shortages and consequent unfilled vacancies highlighted in the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Survey 2015 published on 28 January.   HL5819

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those who started with Teach First in August 2013 were still teaching in state-funded schools in England in September 2015.   HL5820

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role Network Rail has in the HS2 project, and whether it will have a role in deciding where the steel required for that project should be purchased from.   HL5821

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 December (5 January)

HL4735 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

11 January (25 January)

HL4852 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

18 January (1 February)

HL5084 Lord Beecham [HO]

HL5096 Baroness Sharp of Guildford [BIS]

HL5139 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

HL5156 Lord Greaves [BIS]

19 January (2 February)

HL5161 Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top [DCLG]

HL5162 Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top [DCLG]

HL5163 Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top [DCLG]

HL5164 Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top [DCLG]

HL5179 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [BIS]

HL5186 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5187 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5188 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5189 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5190 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5191 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5201 Lord Rogan [FCO]

HL5204 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfID]

HL5207 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [FCO]

HL5208 Lord Storey [DfE]

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

[BIS] 10

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 5

[DfE] 1

[DfID] 1

[FCO] 2

[HO] 1

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Fees (Qualifying Persons) (England) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces

Government

11 February

NHS Charitable Trusts Etc

Private Member’s

 

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

Private Member’s

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL]

Private

 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scotland (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Immigration

Government

3 February

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

8 February

Housing and Planning

Government

9 February

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Education and Adoption

Government

8 February

Welfare Reform and Work (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

9 February

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Enterprise [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed, Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Commons Affirmative Resolution

   

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

   

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

   

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

23rd Report

 

Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016

   

Draft Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016

   

Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016

 

10 February

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

10 February

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016

 

8 February

Draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

8 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

8 February

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

10 February

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016

23rd Report

8 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016

14th Report

11 February

Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

20th Report

 

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

17th Report

   

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015

18 December 2015

3 February

   

21st Report

   

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

7 February

 

   

22nd Report

   

Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) (Amendment) Order 2016

29 February

 

Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016

29 February

 

   

23rd Report

   

Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016

3 March

 

Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Williams of Crosby

11 February

 

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone

12 February

 

Baroness Knight of Collingtree

24 March

 

Committees 

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

Wednesday 3 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 4 February

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in the Home Room

Monday 8 February

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 9 February

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

9.20am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 23 February

   

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Thursday 25 February

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 1 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Tuesday 8 March

   

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 9 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 2 February 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Select Committee Report

1 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

23rd Report: 
Draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 
Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016 
Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 
Correspondence: Government Consultation Practice. (HL Paper 89)

Public Business

2 Land Registry A question was asked by Lord Lea of Crondall and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

3 Energy: carbon capture and storage A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

4 Railways: South East Flexible Ticketing Scheme A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

5 Commercial debt: late payments A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

6 Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.

7 European Union Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

8 Zika virus Baroness Verma repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

9 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered. Commons amendments 1 to 6 were agreed to. The privilege amendment (Commons amendment 7) was agreed to.

10 Childcare Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered. Commons amendments 1 to 6 were agreed to. The privilege amendment (Commons amendment 7) was agreed to.

11 Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 Baroness Featherstone moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 18 December 2015, be annulled (SI 2015/2045). After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division).

The House adjourned at 6.57pm until Wednesday 3 February at 3.00pm.

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.

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 7 September, was withdrawn:

Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.

Command Papers

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

1 Banking

(1) Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.    (9198)

(2) Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on the Future of the Green Investment Bank.    (9201)

2 Crime-Treaty between the United Kingdom and China on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.    (9199)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016, laid under the Water Act 2014.

Treaties subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following papers were laid before the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Satellite Navigation-Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the European Satellite Navigation Programmes, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.  (9196)

2 Intelligence and Security-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Luxembourg Concerning the Protection of Classified Information, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.  (9197)

Division on 2 February 2016 

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015

Baroness Featherstone moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 18 December 2015, be annulled (SI 2015/2045). The House divided:

Contents 91

Not-contents 230

Contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Giddens, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Judd, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Loomba, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Tope, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wigley, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Berridge, B.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Burns, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Donoughue, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Haskins, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hylton, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Judge, L.

Kakkar, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Lisvane, L.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Salisbury, Bp.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thurlow, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

Truscott, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walpole, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Woolf, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

 

Prepared 2nd February 2016