House of Lords Business

Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Ministry of Defence is taking to evaluate whether women should be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles in the infantry, prior to making a decision in 2018 in accordance with the European Union rules on reviewing that policy.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will produce a strategy to reduce liver disease.

*Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to include mental health treatment and support in contracts for the probation services as part of the new Transforming Rehabilitation programme.

House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill Committee [Lord Steel of Aikwood] 23rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Immigration Bill Third Reading [Lord Taylor of Holbeach]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 create arrangements for the management of services for very rare conditions that are much more fragmented than those in place prior to the Health and Social Care Act 2012; and further regrets that the process by which services for rare and very rare conditions are considered by the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Groups and NHS England for commissioning nationally are unclear and lacking in openness and transparency. (SI 2014/452) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

Lord Cope of Berkeley to move that this House takes note of the actions which have been taken following the publication in 2013 of the Report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (HL Paper 131).

Future Business 

Wednesday 7 May at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they intend to make to the findings of the Age UK report Care in Crisis on the impact of cuts to care for older people.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to honour the commitment made to review the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 ten years after its implementation.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to permit the Secretary of State to give day-to-day directions to NHS England. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (until 31 May 2014)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
President, GS1 UK (with effect from 12 November 2013, subject to ratification at annual meeting of GS1; an independent, not-for-profit organisation that allocates a unique prefix for users to create bar codes for their products)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 

Care Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Earl Howe]

Lord Pannick to move that this House regrets that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 make the duty of the Lord Chancellor to provide legal aid in judicial review cases dependent on the court granting permission to proceed. (SI 2014/607) 37th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 24th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Merchant Shipping (Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Wei to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on East Asian Business on foreign investment from China into the United Kingdom. (1 hour)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the course of their renewal of the BBC’s Charter and Guidelines in 2016, they will take into account the BBC’s coverage of European Union matters, in the light of its recognition of the need for greater breadth in such coverage following publication of the report of the Independent Panel led by Lord Wilson of Dinton in 2005. (1 hour)

Thursday 8 May at 11.00am

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Baroness Kramer to move:

Carry-over of Bill into Session 2014–15

(1) That if a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill is brought from the House of Commons in Session 2014–15, the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this Session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in Session 2014–15.

Case where Bill first brought from Commons in Session 2014–15

(2) That if-

(a) a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill is brought to this House from the House of Commons in Session 2014–15, and

(b) the proceedings on the Bill in this House are not completed in Session 2014–15,

further proceedings on the Bill shall be suspended on the day on which that Session ends until the first Session of the next Parliament ("Session 2015–16").

(3) That if, where paragraph (2) applies, a bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in Session 2014–15 is brought from the House of Commons in Session 2015–16-

(a) the proceedings on the bill in Session 2015–16 shall be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in Session 2014–15;

(b) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this Session or in Session 2014–15, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in Session 2015–16; and

(c) if there is outstanding any petition deposited against the bill in accordance with an order of the House-

(i) any such petition shall be taken to be deposited against the bill in Session 2015–16 and shall stand referred to any select committee on the bill in that Session; and

(ii) any minutes of evidence taken before a select committee on the bill in Session 2014–15 shall stand referred to any select committee on the bill in Session 2015–16.

Case where Bill first brought from Commons in Session 2015–16

(4) That where paragraphs (2) and (3) do not apply but a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill is brought from the House of Commons in Session 2015–16, the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this Session or in Session 2014–15, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in Session 2015-16.

Other

(5) The reference in paragraph (2) to further proceedings does not include proceedings under Standing Order 83A(8) (deposit of supplementary environmental information).

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Faulks to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s 2014 justice and home affairs opt-out decision.

Lord Faulks to move that this House takes note of the report to Parliament on the application of Protocols 19 and 21 to the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in relation to European Union justice and home affairs matters. (Cm 8772)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Proposed National Policy Statement for National Networks Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer]

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Scientific infrastructure (2nd Report, HL Paper 76). 21 November 2013

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Constitutional implications of coalition government (5th Report, HL Paper 130). 12 February 2014

Other Motions for Debate 

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

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the role of the BBC World Service in using soft power to secure Britain’s foreign policy objectives.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government’s plans for the introduction of the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 do not include provisions for a 12-month review of the impact of the reclassification of khat in view of the highly unusual community focus of its use, for putting a detailed policing strategy in place before a ban takes effect, or for a health strategy to prevent a transfer of addiction to other substances; and do not commit the Department for International Development to do more work with the government of Kenya to alleviate the effect of the reclassification on the Kenyan economy. 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord McKenzie of Luton to move that this House regrets that the Local Government Pensions Scheme (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014 will unfairly exclude elected councillors in England, directly elected mayors, the Mayor of London, and members of the London Assembly from active membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. (SI 2014/525)

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they have taken to ensure that further education colleges and training providers are well placed to deliver services that fully respond to the needs of learners and employers. (2 December)

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to assist the information technology sector in filling job vacancies in that sector. (5 December)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support businesses in the United Kingdom. (5 December)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the voluntary sector in reducing emergency readmissions to hospital of older people. (6 December)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support children and young people who have had a stroke. (17 December)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination", with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (18 December: amended 8 January)

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the range of scientific advice available in formulating policy with respect to reducing the number of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects. (18 December)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans and priorities further to develop the United Kingdom’s relations with Latin American countries. (18 December)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the NHS innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement and wealth creation. (7 January)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. (9 January)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of India and Uganda, and to the institutions of the Commonwealth, about the treatment of homosexuals in those countries. (14 January)

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of universities in the United Kingdom. (20 January)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote United Kingdom trade with Africa. (29 January)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that schools and public buildings have defibrillators available for emergencies. (30 January) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat slavery worldwide and human trafficking in the United Kingdom. (30 January)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the work of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. (31 January)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current human rights situation in Iran. (24 February)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure public awareness of International Widows Day on 23 June. (27 February)

Lord Skidelsky to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in international fora to promote a peaceful resolution to the current situation in Ukraine. (4 March: amended 5 March)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve education in United Kingdom prisons. (11 March)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the western Balkans. (12 March)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the passing of anti-LGBT laws in countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Russia. (12 March)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of income inequality in the United Kingdom. (13 March)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to encourage music education for children with physical disabilities. (17 March)

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of elder abuse across the nation. (18 March)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent planning applications relating to new tall buildings in London, what steps they will take to protect the visual environment around the Westminster World Heritage Site. (18 March)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the health inequalities found by the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. (19 March)

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rights patients have to self-administer their own medication when in hospital. (20 March)

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission an independent review of the proportionality of the security regime applied to the Channel Tunnel services, as compared to that of other transport modes. (20 March)

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to implement to improve behaviour in schools. (25 March)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their policies dealing with the impact of climate change will be revised in the light of the report of Working Group 2 of the International Panel for Climate Change. (25 March)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the effectiveness of the inquest system in the light of recent decisions by the Legal Aid Agency to refuse publicly funded legal representation for the families of deceased victims. (27 March)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prioritise and clear the backlog of Law Commission bills awaiting parliamentary consideration. (1 April)

Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Report by the Citizens Advice Bureau Pop goes the payslip: Making universal credit work for families. (2 April)

Lord Northbrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a successful conclusion to current negotiations on the future of Cyprus on the people of Cyprus and on regional stability. (2 April)

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to criminalise a pattern of behaviour, psychological abuse and coercive control in domestic violence cases. (3 April)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recent operations of the Press Council of Ireland offer lessons about how best to uphold press standards in the United Kingdom. (3 April)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the resource needs of English Heritage to protect historic infrastructure and to fulfil its planning role over the next five years. (9 April)

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Report of the Parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of legislation for tackling child sexual exploitation and trafficking within the UK, published by Barnardo’s on 2 April. (9 April)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 April and due for answer by 25 April.

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incursions into Gibraltarian waters by Spanish government-owned vessels occurred in (1) 2012, (2), 2013, and (3) January and February 2014.   HL6758

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 26 March (WA 116), whether Capita has delivered departmental savings and asset realisations.   HL6759

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 25 March (WA 105–6), how many non-operational airfields the Royal Air Force owns in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland.   HL6760

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children they estimate will be affected by the provisions contained in Clause 18 of the Immigration Bill.   HL6761

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out an assessment of the number of children likely to be separated from their parents as a result of the provisions of the Immigration Bill.   HL6762

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out an assessment of the impact of the Immigration Bill on children, as set out in the Cabinet Office guidelines.   HL6763

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards establishing a national learning disability mortality review body.   HL6764

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to inform parliamentarians and others of the progress made so far in establishing a national learning disability review body.   HL6765

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement in the NHS England Business Plan for 2014/15 to 2016/17 that it is looking towards "establishing a learning disability premature mortality review function by March 2015, in response to the National Confidential Inquiry response", what steps they have taken so far.   HL6766

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the issue of online third parties acting as middlemen between the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and driving licence applicants.   HL6767

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the recent arrival at Port Sudan of land cruisers, tanks and heavy artillery to be delivered via the Sudanese authorities to Malian fighters in Western Darfur in camps around al-Geneina and Kutum.
   HL6768

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 30 April 2012 (WA 420), what is their policy on grants and state aids for harbour dredging; under which United Kingdom Government and European Union funding programmes grants are permitted; what account they take of the effect of any grant on competition with other ports in the area or region; under what circumstances grants for dredging are available for a single beneficiary which will be the main commercial beneficiary; and whether, in any application for a grant for port development, any dredging element must be identified and justified separately.   HL6769

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients with diabetes carry out their own blood tests at home; and what is the estimated cost saving to the National Health Service of that practice.   HL6770

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the National Health Service to support patients under anti-coagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation who would prefer to carry out their own blood tests at home.   HL6771

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the average interest rate charged to small and medium-sized enterprises by United Kingdom banks.   HL6772

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the BBC’s decision to withdraw one of its black and minority ethnic (BME) reporter posts and its BBC UK Black weekly Podcast, whether in the negotiations with the BBC in respect of the renewal of its Charter they intend to set requirements relating to the coverage of BME issues in the BBC’s output; and if so, what requirements.   HL6773

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for future elections and referendums to be held in the United Kingdom of the relative voting rights in the Scottish independence referendum of (1) electors resident overseas but formerly resident in a Scottish parliamentary constituency, and (2) electors resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland but registered in a Scottish parliamentary constituency within the last 15 years.   HL6774

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the analysis published by the Trades Union Congress on 1 April regarding the proportion of workers receiving the living wage; and what steps they are taking to address the situation in respect of those areas identified in that analysis as having a high proportion of (1) all workers, and (2) women, not receiving the living wage.   HL6775

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 2 April (WA 208–12), how many prosecutions have been brought in the last 10 years in connection with religious hatred offences (as distinct from homophobic hatred offences) under sections 29B and 29C of the Public Order Act 1986 and in connection with religiously aggravated offences (as distinct from racially aggravated offences) under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.   HL6776

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 2 April (WA 208–12), how many prosecutions brought in the last 10 years in connection with religious hatred offences (as distinct from homophobic hatred offences) under 29B and 29C of the Public Order Act 1986 and in connection with religiously aggravated offences (as distinct from racially aggravated offences) under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 have resulted in a guilty verdict.   HL6777

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Sudan following reports of population displacement by violence in Darfur since the beginning of 2014 and that UNAMID and humanitarian agencies have been prevented from entering the affected areas; and if so, at what level of government, and whether any other countries have been involved in those representations.   HL6778

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to guarantee the safety of Mr Stephen Yaxley-Lennon if he is moved to another prison from HM Prison Winchester.   HL6779

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Botswana about the ban on hunting imposed on the Bushmen, in contravention of the terms of independence agreed by the United Kingdom in 1966.   HL6780

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Botswana its decision to allow only the 189 successful applicants in the Bushmen’s case against their government in 2006 to return to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.   HL6781

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Botswana its decision to restrict water bore holes for the Bushmen, in view of that country’s court decisions in 2006 and 2011 and the terms of independence agreed by the United Kingdom in 1966.   HL6782

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Botswana its decision in 2013 to ban Mr Gordon Bennett from entering that country following his pursuit of successful cases against that government on behalf of the Bushmen.   HL6783

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing the number of preventable lower limb amputations in England.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 HL6784

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage the use of multi-disciplinary footcare teams as best practice in podiatry service provision; and whether they have made any assessment of the benefits that might accrue if such teams were adopted throughout the National Health Service.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 HL6785

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take any actions to support the Diabetes UK and Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists’ Campaign Putting Feet First.
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 HL6786

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact on demand for NHS podiatry services resulting from England’s changing demography and health profile in (1) ten years’ time, and (2) 20 years’ time from now.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 HL6787

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the strategy for combating liver disease referred to in the Prime Minister’s message of support for World Hepatitis Day, published on the 10 Downing Street website on 28 July 2011.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 HL6788

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the rates of (1) total deaths from liver disease, and (2) age-standardised deaths from liver disease in (a) England, and (b) each parliamentary constituency, in each year since 1997.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy
 HL6789

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what methodology they use in co-ordinating with international partners the levels and distribution of international aid.   HL6790

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to aid to Ethiopia, whether they have liaised with the government of the United States about the co-ordination of development assistance in the agricultural sector.   HL6791

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they co-ordinate the United Kingdom’s emergency aid efforts and expenditure with those of non-governmental organisations and bilateral donors to avoid duplication and waste.   HL6792

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they take in concert with the United Nations and the European Union to ensure that international aid is fairly and efficiently distributed and that waste and corrupt practices are avoided.   HL6793

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been an evaluation into the impact on international trade and the United Kingdom economy resulting from changes to the Government Gateway and Identity Assurance programme; and, if so, whether they will publish it.   HL6794

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any risk assessment has been undertaken as to the impact on the Excise Movement and Control System, the Import Control System and the New Computerised Transit System following changes to the Government Gateway and Identity Assurance programme; and, if so, whether they will publish it.   HL6795

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any guarantee that the current levels of service and functionality provided by the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight System are to be provided in any replacement system.   HL6796

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average waiting time for completion of disclosure and barring service checks in the (1) standard, (2) enhanced, and (3) enhanced with list checks, categories.   HL6797

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the timetable for the negotiations on the United Kingdom’s opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant and other European Union Justice and Home Affairs measures; whether they agree with the statement made by the Presidency of the European Union in note 7519/14 that they will need to finalise their position by June 2014 so that national internal procedures can take place before the summer recess; and if so, whether those procedures will include a debate in the House of Lords on the final text of the instruments.
   HL6798

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Action for Children’s proposed Cinderella neglect law.   HL6799

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that (1) social workers are prepared to identify and intervene in cases of mental or emotional abuse towards children, and (2) social services are adequately funded to carry out such investigations to the highest standards.
   HL6800

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 April (WA 242), how many of the students enrolled in each of the last ten years on (1) Master’s degree courses, and (2) Doctor of Philosophy degree courses, received professional or career development loans.   HL6801

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 March (WA 52), how much each former Prime Minister received by way of public duty cost allowances in the financial year 2013–14.   HL6802

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to the National Health Service (1) of prescription drugs which are discarded when patients enter (a) hospitals, or (b) care and residential homes, and (2) in the case of care and residential homes, of prescribed drugs that are discarded and replaced on a monthly basis as a matter of policy.   HL6803

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Randerson on 8 April (HL Deb, cols 1237–9), in the event that the police fail to provide the review led by Lady Justice Hallett with adequate information in respect of whether they are currently seeking evidence on "on the runs", what steps they will take to ensure that Parliament is provided with such information.
   HL6804

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many so-called peace walls currently exist in Belfast; what is their total size (meaning their height multiplied by their breadth); and what were the equivalent figures in 2000 and 2010, or their best estimates of those figures.   HL6805

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to the latest data available, how many young people in England were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance at age (1) 18, (2) 19, (3) 20, (4) 21, (5) 22, (6) 23 and (7) 24; and, for each age group, how many were claiming for (a) less than 3 months, (b) 3–6 months, (c) 6–12 months, and (d) 12 or more months.   HL6806

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to help young people buy their own homes.   HL6807

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure the protection of bees.   HL6808

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support the teaching of foreign languages in schools.   HL6809

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to promote the uptake of science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses in higher education.   HL6810

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to promote trade in China.   HL6811

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 7 April (WA 249), in the light of HM Prison The Verne being used to take immigration detainees exclusively and the number of persons held under Immigration Act powers within HM Prisons, what plans they have to extend Rule 35 to the prison estate by an amendment to the Prison Rules; and, if there are no such plans, how a prison doctor’s concerns that a prisoner may be a victim of torture may be made known to the Secretary of State for the Home Department.   HL6812

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the recent medical evaluation by Dr Emily Keram of the British Guantánamo Bay detainee, Shaker Aamer, whether they will make further representations to the government of the United States concerning Mr Aamer’s release; and whether they intend to provide an amicus curiae brief in support of Mr Aamer’s motion for release, as requested by his lawyers.   HL6813

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the judgment issued on 9 April by Mr Justice Popplewell in Refugee Action v Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether they have any plans to establish an inquiry into the way asylum support rates are calculated.
   HL6814

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether those involved in their public health responsibility deal on alcohol misuse have considered the consistency with the collective pledges of the use of David Beckham to promote spirits brands.   HL6815

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of right to manage requests, what is the average time between (1) the application for a hearing at the First Tier Tribunal and the actual hearing, (2) a First Tier Tribunal hearing and the issuing of the decision, and (3) an Appeal and an Upper Tribunal hearing.   HL6816

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to undertake a ten year review of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 as foreseen by the responsible minister during the passage of the Bill.   HL6817

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances the names of doctors in the medical profession accused of community offences under the law, and found guilty of breaches of professional regulations by the General Medical Council, can be withheld from publication on the basis of data protection legislation.   HL6818

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 March (31 March)

HL6068 Lord Whitty [DCLG]

24 March (7 April)

HL6268 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DCMS]

25 March (8 April)

HL6284 Lord Fellowes [MoJ]

HL6289 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DCMS]

HL6290 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DCMS]

HL6291 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DCMS]

HL6292 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DCMS]

HL6297 Baroness Seccombe [DCLG]

HL6300 Baroness Seccombe [HMT]

HL6314 Lord Chidgey [DCMS]

HL6315 Lord Chidgey [DCMS]

HL6316 Lord Chidgey [DCMS]

HL6333 Baroness Grey-Thompson [DCMS]

26 March (9 April)

HL6351 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DCMS]

HL6355 Lord Empey [HO]

HL6362 Lord Judd [MoD]

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

[DCLG] 2

[DCMS] 10

[HMT] 1

[HO] 1

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 1

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Firearms (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Services [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Marriage (Approved Organisations) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Immigration Act 1971 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Redeemable Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Defamation (Parliamentary Proceedings) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scottish Referendum (Consultation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Cultural and Community Distribution Deregulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Littering from Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medicinal Labelling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality (Titles) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Referendum)

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform (No. 2)

Private Member’s

6 May

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Immigration

Government

6 May

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Unsolicited Telephone Communications [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Defence Reform

Government

 

Water (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Care [HL] (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

7 May

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

 

Deep Sea Mining (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Private Member’s

 

Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising)

Government

 

Intellectual Property [HL] (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Pensions (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performance (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014

   

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (FIFA World Cup Licensing Hours) Order 2014

   

Draft Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014

   

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Conditions) Order 2014

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (County Court and Family Court: Consequential Provision) Order 2014

   

Draft Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Merchant Shipping (Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea) Order 2014

 

7 May

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

7 May

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2014

 

7 May

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

7 May

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

37th Report

   

Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014

9 May

7 May

 

39th Report

   

School Staffing (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

21 May

 
 

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

1 May

6 May

Local Government Pensions Scheme (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014

5 May

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

To be considered

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Order 2014

26th Report

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Resolution period expires

Waiting for expiry of resolution period

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

10 May

National Policy Statement in Progress 

 

Scrutiny time expires

To be considered

     

Proposed National Policy Statement for National Networks

21 May

8 May

Localism Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

Parliamentary Procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de France) Order 2014 23rd Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

7 May

Negative

Committees 

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

Tuesday 6 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

1.45pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Science and Technology

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 7 May

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

1.20pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 8 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Monday 12 May

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 13 May

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.30am
in Committee Room G

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 9 April 2014 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Private Business

1 High-Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

The Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills reported that the following report, prepared by the Independent Assessor appointed under House of Commons Private Business Standing Order 224A(6)(a) had been submitted to the House by the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills of that House in accordance with House of Commons Private Business Standing Order 224A(6)(b):

High-Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill: Summary of issues raised by comments on the Environmental Statement. (HC 1199)

Select Committee Reports

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

The implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review. (13th Report, HL Paper 174)

3 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: 
26th Report, on the following Draft Legislative Reform Order:

Draft Legislative Reform (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Order 2014. (HL Paper 175)

Public Business

4 Japanese knotweed A question was asked by Baroness Sharples and answered by Lord De Mauley.

5 National Health Service: hospital medication A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Baroness Jolly.

6 Climate change: extreme weather A question was asked by Lord Judd and answered by Baroness Verma.

7 Housing: Discretionary Housing Payment A question was asked by Lord McAvoy and answered by Lord Freud.

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

9 Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority Order 2014 Baroness Stowell of Beeston moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 County Court Remedies Regulations 2014 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Committee on Agricultural Valuation) Order 2014 Lord De Mauley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Higher education Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that this House takes note of higher education in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

13 Convergence programme Lord Newby moved that this House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government’s assessment as set out in the Budget Report, combined with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 5.31pm until Tuesday 6 May 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.

Command Papers

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

1 Scotland-Scotland Analysis: Energy.    (8826)

2 Transport-Decision document following the Property Compensation Consultation for the London to the West Midlands HS2 Route.    (8833)

3 Terrorism-Report for 2013 on CONTEST, the United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism.     (8848)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Conditions) Order 2014, laid under the Licensing Act 2003.

2 Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Energy Act 2008.

3 Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (County Court and Family Court: Consequential Provision) Order 2014, laid under the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

4 Draft Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014, laid under the Children and Families Act 2014.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) National Health Service (Liabilities to Third Parties Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 
       (931)

(2) National Health Service (Property Expenses Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2014   (932)

(3) National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2014   (933)

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2 Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.   (934)

3 Energy Efficiency (Building Renovation and Reporting) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (952)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out Order to authorise the call-out of Members of the Reserve Forces, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

2 Report and Accounts for 2013 of the Port of London Authority, laid under the Port of London Act 1968.

Prepared 15th April 2014