House of Lords Business

Monday 6 July 2015 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the results of their discussions about the European Union reform agenda with other member states.

*Baroness Wheatcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the effects of algorithmic trading are being monitored and sufficiently regulated.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report The UK Nursing Workforce: Crisis or Opportunity published by consultants Christie + Co on 3 June, which highlighted a serious staff shortage in care homes, what proportion of new apprenticeships will be in the care sector.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will fulfil their commitment to extend full voting rights to all United Kingdom citizens overseas before the referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union.

European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Freud]

†Childcare Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Nash] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 3rd Report from the Constitution Committee

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the Gaza strip. (1½ hours)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of Britain’s ethnic minorities to faith communities and public institutions in the United Kingdom. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] Committee (day 4) [Lord Bridges of Headley] 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 7 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to reduce overcrowding on regional passenger trains by allowing councils to have more control over the allocation of rolling stock.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many taxpayers will pay capital gains tax in this financial year, and how much this will contribute to the public purse.

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the experience of those claiming Universal Credit.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 3 July.

Lord Lang of Monkton to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on The office of Lord Chancellor (6th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 75).

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The post-crisis EU financial regulatory framework: do the pieces fit? (5th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 103).

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to safeguard the physical and mental health of children and young people. (1½ hours)

Wednesday 8 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to restore the link between funding and need to local government funding; and what assessment they have made of the impact of local government funding cuts on both the most and least deprived local authorities in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to (1) implement their pledge to work to eliminate child poverty, and (2) meet the 2020 statutory targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010.

*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual forecast cost for (1) storing, and (2) protecting, the stocks of plutonium at Sellafield in (a) 2015, (b) 2025, and (c) beyond 2025, if there is no decision to deal with the material otherwise.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 6 July.

†Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] Lord Bates to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3
Schedule 1
Clauses 4 to 39
Schedule 2
Clauses 40 to 55

Schedule 3
Clauses 56 and 57
Schedule 4
Clauses 58 to 60
Title.

†European Union (Finance) Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

Lord Bates to move that this House takes note of reports into investigatory powers.

Thursday 9 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they carried out an Equality Impact Assessment before deciding on the recent in-year budget cut to public health funding.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential security risks posed by converting former government buildings into privately owned hotels along the State Procession route between Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster, including along Whitehall.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to commence the review of the consumer protection measures for the secondary ticketing market under section 94 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015; and who will undertake it.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 7 July.

Lord Patel to move that this House takes note of the sustainability of the National Health Service as a public service free at the point of need.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the displacement of refugees and migrants from Asia and Africa and to the long-term and short-term measures to address their plight.

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will bring forward regarding mental health services in schools and colleges. (1½ hours)

Monday 13 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to act to address the restriction of survivor benefit payments to widowers and same-sex partners highlighted in their June 2014 Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes.

*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve care and deliver better outcomes for mothers and children in cases of multiple pregnancy.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was asked to suspend its work on safe staffing guidelines regarding nurses.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Children’s Centres have closed in the last three years, how many are likely to close during the next year, and what assessment they have made of the impact of such future closures on families.

Tuesday 14 July at 2.30pm

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to improve the rights and income of professional authors and writers.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to support Italy and Greece in their efforts to assist people trafficked across the Mediterranean from north Africa and the Middle East.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure an increase in the level of income per capita.

Wednesday 15 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Day of Remembrance on 14 July for victims of dishonour-based violence, and what steps they are taking to prevent such violence against girls and women.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the £200 million reduction in the public health budget on local authorities in the current financial year.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to implement the amendments to section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 that requires the introduction of secondary legislation to incorporate caste as a protected characteristic.

Thursday 16 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following David Anderson QC’s report on surveillance legislation, whether they intend that Ministers should retain the power to authorise surveillance.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of police forces supporting ambulance services by taking patients to accident and emergency departments.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the Building Stability Overseas Strategy.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the "Responsibility to Protect" and the application of this international norm by the United Kingdom and the United Nations. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 6 July, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 7 July.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of worldwide violations of Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the case for greater priority to be given by the United Kingdom and the international community to upholding freedom of religion and belief. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Monday 20 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement the recommendations in the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration of March–June 2014 regarding the handling of asylum claims made on the grounds of sexual orientation, and if so, when.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the whereabouts of the historic Portuguese tiles from the British Embassy in Lisbon after its former premises were sold in 2003.

*Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the part-time higher education sector in England of extending loans to students with Equivalent or Lower Qualifications in certain subjects.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in securing the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.

Tuesday 21 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect children from payday loan advertisements in the light of the review conducted by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of Peers eligible to sit in the House of Lords.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the United Kingdom’s net contribution to the European Union budget of £43 billion between 2010 and 2014, according to their December 2014 statement European Union Finances 2014 (Cm 8974), whether they plan to include a reduction in the United Kingdom’s net contribution in their renegotiation of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Wednesday 22 July at 11.00am

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government which methods of communication used by members of either House of Parliament are not presently subject to the Wilson doctrine.

*Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that the United Kingdom retains its global position in the creative sector in the light of plans announced in June to require all state secondary school pupils to study five English Baccalaureate core subject areas, which exclude any music, arts or culture element.

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the increase in diagnosed skin cancer over the past 10 years.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 21 July for debate on 17 September. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of progress made in the regeneration of East London since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the remaining challenges.

Lord Lingfield to move that this House takes note of the work of volunteers in healthcare.

Select Committee Reports 

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

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Case for HS2 (1st Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 134). 25 March 2015

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Women in news and current affairs broadcasting (2nd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 91). 16 January 2015

Baroness Quin to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The UK’s opt-in Protocol: implications of the Government’s approach (9th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 136). 24 March 2015

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Civilian Use of Drones in the EU (7th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 122). 5 March 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 Harris of Richmond to move that this House regrets that the Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015 prevent the Federation from being properly funded in order to represent its members (SI 2015/630). 33rd Report, Session 2014–15, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid before the House on 11 June, be annulled (SI 2015/1362). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 undermine the principle of judicial discretion, and add an artificial inducement to plead guilty; and further regrets that the Regulations were laid at a time that severely limited Parliamentary oversight, as well as making claims for savings that cannot be substantiated (SI 2015/796). 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord German to move that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Social Security Advisory Committee’s Report of June 2015, to remove the housing element of the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, in order to mitigate the harshest impacts of the policy (SI 2015/1362). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015 increases mandatory registration renewal fees by 12.5 per cent for 330,000 dedicated health and social work professionals, taking no account of the public-sector pay freeze and pay restraint, and ignoring overwhelming opposition from registrants (SI 2015/1337).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to support England’s biodiversity and to promote farming methods that help ensure a healthy ecosystem that includes pollinators, butterflies and farmland birds. (27 May)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. (27 May)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the BBC. (27 May)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards promoting the shared values that underpin British public life. (27 May)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in rural areas. (27 May)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of lessons that can be learnt from the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone regarding the strengthening and development of sustainable healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. (27 May)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for the reunification of, and a lasting peace in, Cyprus. (27 May)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the process for preparing official histories. (27 May)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for discharging the Chairman and members of the Chilcot Inquiry, and inviting the Cabinet Secretary to set out a mechanism for an interim report to be produced on the basis of the evidence gathered. (27 May)

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent the population of the United Kingdom reaching an unsustainable level. (27 May)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to change the arrangements for the tabling of parliamentary questions to give priority to those who ask few questions, so that more members of the House can ask questions. (27 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to address the situation of women suffering from religiously sanctioned gender discrimination, in particular regarding the operation of sharia councils and courts in the United Kingdom. (27 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if any, to promote Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights. (27 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the United Nations, in particular the selection processes for the Secretary-General and other senior appointments. (27 May)

Lord Freeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the present and future strength of the reserves of the British armed forces. (27 May)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact shared spaces have on blind and vision-impaired people and whether guidance for local authorities on shared spaces is fit for purpose. (27 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a national strategy for the treatment of lymphoedema in the NHS. (27 May)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (27 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for developing the bus industry. (27 May)

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the operation of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. (27 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve stroke services, care and support, and to update the National Stroke Strategy to commence implementation in 2017 when the existing 10-year plan ends. (27 May)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (27 May)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report Dying without Dignity, what steps they are taking to ensure that everyone who needs it has access to good palliative care and a level of social care that ensures the end of life is valued. (27 May)

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relative merits of different forms of nuclear technology. (27 May) [I]Category 5: Land and property
Blagdon and Blyth estates in Northumberland, with income from farming, forestry, commercial property, residential property, leisure, coal and clay mining

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (28 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair, Association of Medical Research Charities

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NHS access to technology such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring for people with Type 1 diabetes. (28 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making towards developing a health-creating society. (28 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who wish to die at home can do so with dignity. (28 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS Access Denied. (28 May)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make any changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance. (28 May)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the roles of the Energy Community and the Energy Charter in improving energy security and alternative supplies and sources of energy for the member states of the European Union and its neighbours; and what is the extent of United Kingdom involvement in both organisations. (28 May)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make their international development policies more effective. (28 May)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for addressing international restrictions on and social hostility to freedom of religion or belief. (28 May)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and African countries. (1 June)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the governance of the Advertising Standards Authority. (1 June)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the business community can contribute to resolving the major challenges facing the United Kingdom. (2 June)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to strengthen defence and security co-operation, bilaterally and multilaterally, with their European partners in NATO and the European Union. (3 June)

The Earl of Oxford and Asquith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for political stability and economic recovery in Ukraine. (3 June)

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the relationship between the United Kingdom and Cuba. (8 June)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. (10 June)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support small grass roots music venues. (16 June)

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible threat to financial stability from the risks concentrated in Central Counterparties. (18 June)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the spread of hepatitis C in the United Kingdom, and what steps they are taking to encourage the availability of new treatments for that disease. (24 June)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help improve education standards in United Kingdom prisons. (25 June)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom. (29 June)

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their plan for ratifying the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. (29 June)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support volunteering both in the United Kingdom and abroad. (29 June)

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to improve police leadership, accountability and ethics in the light of the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life Tone from the top. (30 June)

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the loss of world biodiversity caused by human activity. (1 July)

Lord Shutt of Greetland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economic development of the north of England of the pausing of the electrification of the TransPennine rail line. (2 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

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

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether, in the event of a member state leaving the European Union, legislation on that country’s statute book that originated at European Union level remains law until expressly removed by domestic legislative procedures.   HL1039

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government which third parties are contracted to verify regulatory savings, and in each case, which savings they verified.   HL1040

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the last Parliament, which regulations were introduced and which were removed, listed by the clusters of which two were removed for each regulation introduced.   HL1041

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to replace the current test for human vitamin B12 status with the Active B12 (holotranscobalamin) test; and if not, why not. 
   HL1042

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the United Kingdom compares with other European Union member states in respect of the number of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects.   HL1043

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the population of England to be covered by the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service.   HL1044

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions ministers have had with countries outside the European Union regarding policies and actions to reduce the number of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies.   HL1045

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent events in Tunisia, what re-appraisal they have made of their strategy to take on board the lessons of the Arab spring, set out in the Building Stability Overseas Strategy, with regard to (1) early warning, (2) rapid crisis prevention and response, and (3) investing in upstream prevention.   HL1046

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of development aid was spent on the Building Stability Overseas Strategy in 2014–15.   HL1047

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much they have expanded the Arab Partnership Participation Fund in order to support political and economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa since 2011; to which countries the funds were allocated; and how much was allocated in each case.   HL1048

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much they increased the resources of the Conflict Pool over the most recent spending review period.   HL1049

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they have made to their list of prioritised countries where (1) risks were perceived to be high, (2) United Kingdom interests were most at stake, and (3) it was known the United Kingdom could have most impact, since the Building Stability Overseas Strategy was published in July 2011.   HL1050

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what revisions they have made in the six-monthly review of Countries at Risk of Instability since the publication of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy in 2011.   HL1051

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what sanctions are in place against Burma.
   HL1052

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which occasions ministers have raised the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict with ministers of the government of Burma.   HL1053

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Ambassador to Burma has met relatives and representatives of political prisoners during 2015.   HL1054

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UN and international aid agencies face any restrictions by the government of Burma in delivering aid to internally displaced people in areas of Burma not under government control.   HL1055

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the decision taken in February not to allow local councils to set their own local alcohol licensing fees as provided for in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.   HL1056

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Acts of Parliament passed since 1985 would have fallen into the category of a law which affects England alone, as set out in the statement by the Leader of the House of Commons on 2 July; and what percentage of the total number of laws passed since 1985 this represents.   HL1057

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the guidance to businesses on what to include within their slavery and trafficking statements will be published.   HL1058

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, when the secondary legislation setting the turnover threshold for businesses will be laid before Parliament.   HL1059

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, what progress has been made on plans to set up a central website on which businesses can lodge their slavery and trafficking statements.   HL1060

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of mental health resources and support currently available to young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.   HL1061

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make additional resources available to mental health services in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, and if so, what resources they will make available.   HL1062

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of early intervention and preventative mental health services and the extent to which these are used by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.   HL1063

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to address the lack of access to mental health services for young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.   HL1064

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Ethnic Inequality and Mental Health Consultation by Lankelly Chase Foundation, what efforts they are making to address the dissatisfaction felt within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health sector with the Government’s lack of commitment to address ethnic inequalities in mental health.   HL1065

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the amount which the Information Commissioner’s Office can spend on data protection activities in the current financial year has been calculated.   HL1066

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of data protection activities in the current year by the Information Commissioner’s Office, how much has been spent and how much is still available to spend.   HL1067

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been, and are being, taken by the Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure that there is no underspend of income allocated for data protection activities by the end of the current financial year, and to ensure that the available income is used for data protection activities rather than being remitted to the Consolidated Fund.   HL1068

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the accommodation provided in the United Kingdom for members of the British Army is not en-suite.   HL1069

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the accommodation provided in the United Kingdom for members of the Royal Navy is not en-suite.   HL1070

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

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Bills in Progress 

 

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Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

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Online Safety [HL]

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Constitutional Convention [HL]

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Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

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Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

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Access to Palliative Care [HL]

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Succession to Peerages [HL]

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Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

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Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

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European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

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Medical Innovation [HL]

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Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

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Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

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Right to Die at Home [HL]

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Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

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

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Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

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Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

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Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

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

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Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

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International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

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

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Finance) (Money Bill-24 June)

Government

8 July

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

6 July

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

6 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Childcare [HL]

Government

6 July

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

 

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

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 Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015

30th Report, Session 2014–15

 

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

1st Report

 

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2015

   

Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2015

   

Draft Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Merchant Shipping (Alcohol) (Prescribed Limits Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 2015

   

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

33rd Report, Session 2014–15

   

Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015

11 June

 
 

1st Report

   

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015

22 June

 
 

3rd Report

   

Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

20 July

 

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

19 July

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015

7 July

 

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

 

Report

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Orders reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Further Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2015

1st

Affirmative

Draft Legislative Reform (Combined Authorities and Economic Prosperity Boards) (England) Order 2015

1st

Super Affirmative

Draft Legislative Reform (Duchy of Lancaster) Order 2015

2nd

Negative

Forthcoming Retirements 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Wilkins

23 July

 

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

23 July

 

Lord Simpson of Dunkeld

30 July

 

   

Committees 

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

Monday 6 July

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 7 July

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 8 July

   

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Liaison

Domestic Committee

10.30am
in Committee Room G

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 9 July

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 13 July

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 15 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 2 July 2015 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

Public Business

1 London airports: new runway A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

2 Devolution A question was asked by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean and answered by Lord Dunlop.

3 Cyprus A question was asked by Lord Anderson of Swansea and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

4 ISIL A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Bates.

5 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Wednesday 8 July to enable the European Union (Finance) Bill to be taken through all its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

6 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Wallace of Tankerness and Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

7 Human rights and civil liberties (2½-hour debate) Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that this House takes note of the challenges facing the culture of human rights and civil liberties in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8 English votes on English laws The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

9 Global challenges (2½-hour debate) Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon moved that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s role in addressing global challenges posed by terrorism, conflict, climate change and mass migration. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 Health: diabetes A question was asked by Lord Harrison and, after debate, answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

The House adjourned at 6.24pm until Monday 6 July 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 Transport-Government response to the 1st Report of the Economic Affairs Committee, Session 2014–15, on the Economics of High Speed 2.    (9078)

2 Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Home Office.    (-)

3 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Poole Harbour Fishery Order 2015. (2 June)   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland, laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

2 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Pensions Ombudsman and the Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.

3 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Pensions Advisory Service, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

4 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Pensions Regulator, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.

5 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland, laid under the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.

6  Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Natural England, laid under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

7 Accounts for 2014–15 of the Office of Communications Section 400 Licence Fees and Penalties, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Communications Act 2003.

8 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the United Kingdom Debt Management Office and the Debt Management Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

9 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Financial Conduct Authority, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

10 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Payment Systems Regulator, laid under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.

11 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), laid under the Office of Communications Act 2002.

12 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Medical Research Council

(3) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Science and Technology Facilities Council

laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

13 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the English Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the United Kingdom Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and Lottery Distribution Fund

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

14 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Environment Agency

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Environment Agency Active Pension Fund

(3) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Environment Agency Closed Pension Fund

laid under the Environment Act 1995.

15 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Medway NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(5) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(6) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

(7) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

(8) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

(9) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(10) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

Prepared 3rd July 2015