House of Lords Business

Monday 3 November 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce air pollution.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in its review of the adult pneumococcal disease programme.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to expedite the publication of the report by the Chilcot Inquiry.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government in relation to the replacement of the Barnett Formula as far as its application to Wales is concerned.

Infrastructure Bill [HL] Report [Baroness Kramer]

Baroness Prashar to move that this House agrees the recommendation of the European Union Committee that Her Majesty’s Government should exercise their right, in accordance with the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice, to take part in the adoption and application of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Union agency for law enforcement training (CEPOL), repealing and replacing the Council Decision 2005/681/JHA (document 12013/14) (3rd Report, HL Paper 52). (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Consumer Rights Bill Committee (day 7) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 3rd and 8th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 4 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the National Crime Agency will be fully operational in Northern Ireland.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will provide to the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the development of London’s airports.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 31 October.

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill Second Reading [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Lloyd of Berwick to move, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, to leave out from "that" to the end and insert "this House declines to give the bill a second reading on the grounds that (1) it is unnecessary and the subject matter is already covered by section 1 of the Compensation Act 2006, and (2) the sole purpose of the bill is not to make new law but to send out a powerful message or signal on behalf of the Government to the Courts, which is not a proper use of legislation."

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

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Impact on UK Energy Policy of Shale Gas and Oil (3rd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 172)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Deregulation Bill Committee (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) (day 3) [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 4th Report from the Constitution Committee, 14th Report (Session 2013–14) from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 5th and 9th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 5 November at 3.00pm

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were awaiting a Work Capability Assessment on the latest date for which figures are available.

*Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of criminal activity related to ticket touting in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the development by British companies of unmanned aerial vehicles for civil and commercial purposes.

Serious Crime Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Bates]

It is expected that the Report stage of the Infrastructure Bill [HL] will continue.

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 8th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. (Dinner break business)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that they undermine the protection of care home residents by removing current requirements in respect of complaints procedures, emergency procedures and choice of food."

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Consumer Rights Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Thursday 6 November at 11.00am

Baroness Brady and 
Lord Callanan will be introduced.

*Baroness Hollis of Heigham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fall in value in real terms of the National Minimum Wage since 2010, what assessment they have made of any additional cost to the Exchequer in tax credits and other benefits.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 2014.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce tighter rules governing larger unmanned aerial vehicles and also to introduce legislation to enhance security measures against such aircraft at ground level.

Baroness King of Bow to move that this House takes note of women facing homelessness, domestic violence and social exclusion.

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the international response to ebola. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Lord Whitty to move that this House takes note of the cumulative effects of Government economic, public spending and regulatory policies on low income and vulnerable consumers.

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the European Union Committee on Counting the Cost of Food Waste: EU Food Waste Prevention (10th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 154). (1½ hours)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Deregulation Bill (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room.

Friday 7 November at 10.00am

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Falconer of Thoroton]

Monday 10 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Janke will be introduced.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the mental health of asylum seekers who have had to wait 12 months or longer before being allowed to apply for work.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to exempting unpaid carers from the under-occupancy charge.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government where the public can obtain the details of their rights under section 83 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 regarding the rights of leaseholders to seek redress against managing agents.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the allocation of resources for the Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic teams due to complete in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Tuesday 11 November at 12 noon

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with Mediterranean states and other relevant organisations to address the problems of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by the Resolution Foundation Low Pay Britain 2014.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ring-fence the defence budget in the same manner as the international aid and National Health Service budgets.

Monday 17 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of men, women and children around the world who have contracted HIV.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to deal with the projected funding gap for the National Health Service in England.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to bring organisations which make cold calls connected with the promotion, or sale, of financial services or products under the regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their policies to protect children from alcohol harm.

Tuesday 18 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of cuts in funding to local authorities in the most deprived and least deprived areas of England.

*Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to re-examine the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other European Union member states about investor-state dispute settlement, in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Wednesday 19 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of income tax receipts so far this financial year.

*Lord Maclennan of Rogart to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European Union institutions about proposed reforms of the European Union.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the technical work of the International Labour Organisation.

Thursday 20 November at 11.00am

*Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the peace and stability in the south Asian region, particularly in the light of the current tension and cross-border firing between India and Pakistan at the Kashmir Line of Control.

*Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Arts Council’s spending outside London.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their development strategy for Afghanistan post-2014.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the Azure Card. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Kidron to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on children’s and young people’s online and digital interactions. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Monday 24 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Helic will be introduced.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the European Court of Justice verdict on 16 October and its conclusions in respect of restrictive measures currently in place since the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE) was proscribed by the European Union in 2006 and by the United Kingdom in 2000.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households are in receipt of the housing element of Universal Credit.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s enquiry into children and the police.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage links with young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and across the Commonwealth.

Tuesday 25 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of provision of refuges for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are currently taking to improve women’s safety on transport.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since March, when the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as "Clare’s Law", was implemented in all police forces in England and Wales.

Wednesday 26 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the United Kingdom gender gap, in the light of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2014.

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people in local authority care, and for care leavers.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current levels of income and wealth inequality in the United Kingdom.

†Thursday 27 November at 11.00am

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the teaching of classics in schools.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 18 November for debate on 11 December. Time limit 2½ hours

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of the impact of pornography on society.

The Earl of Listowel to move that this House takes note of the report by the London School of Economics and the Centre for Mental Health The costs of perinatal mental health problems, published on 21 October.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

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

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

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Waste or resource? Stimulating a bioeconomy (3rd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 141). 6 March 2014

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

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Broadcast general election debates (2nd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 171). 13 May 2014

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

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union (9th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 151). 24 March 2014

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 120). 4 February 2014

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House takes note of the Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014. (SI 2014/2309) 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote moving people with a learning disability out of institutions like Winterbourne View and back into the community. (4 June)

Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in prosecuting and convicting those responsible for female genital mutilation. (4 June)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (4 June)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to re-examine the procedures and practices governing the arrangement of business in the House of Lords. (4 June)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the National Health Service innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement. (5 June)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to preserve the Houses of Parliament as part of a World Heritage Site. (5 June)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the contribution of Britain’s musicians, artists and poets to the First World War. (5 June)

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring that women and children with mental health problems are identified and, where appropriate, diverted from the criminal justice system. (5 June)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the challenges facing the government of India on the issues of poverty and caste discrimination. (5 June)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination" with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (5 June)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the electoral registration of British citizens living abroad. (5 June)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to improve the health of lesbian, bisexual and trans women. (9 June)

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage prosecutions of offenders under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. (9 June)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that lessons have been learnt in the 19 years since the massacre at Srebrenica in relation to Bosnia Herzegovina and nationalism in that region. (10 June)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct, and its various recommendations. (11 June)

Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain and, where necessary, improve the level of medical competence and skill in the National Health Service. (11 June)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the rate of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom over the next 10 years. (12 June)

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to the United Nations Secretary-General’s statement of 26 June 2013 on drug policy urging Member States to "conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options". (18 June)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are required for the future conservation and upkeep of peat lands in the United Kingdom. (19 June)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work with global stakeholders to address investment in research and development in global health, and particularly to support the development of new tools and treatments for tuberculosis. (19 June)

Baroness Flather to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Sharia law in the United Kingdom, particularly on women. (19 June)

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 re-admissions to hospital. (25 June)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking a lead in the diplomatic and humanitarian response to the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. (26 June)

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the mandatory display on food premises of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme certificate. (30 June)

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of multi-agency initiatives in the field of health and social care which operate without a separate governance framework. (2 July)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the developing world; and what plans they have to build on this work post-2015. (2 July)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. (7 July)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurofibromatosis Type 1. (8 July)

Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the use of child labour in countries where inexpensive goods are manufactured for export to the United Kingdom. (15 July)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote more cadet units in schools. (16 July)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statute law repeal work of the Law Commissions; and what consideration they have given to increasing the scale of that activity. (21 July)

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage elderly people to prepare living wills and powers of attorney in anticipation of serious illness or degenerative disease. (23 July)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of current levels of funding of the criminal bar. (23 July)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve maternity care and to ensure that staff are trained and developed to meet future needs. (24 July)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the funding of political parties in the United Kingdom. (28 July)

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to abolish the liability of private householders and others for chancel repairs. (28 July)

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the settlement of unclear or disputed property boundaries. (29 July)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to individual artists, including visual artists, writers and composers. (30 July)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for National Health Service treatment of patients with communication impairments. (30 July)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for building stability overseas. (26 September)

Lord Darzi of Denham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the recommendations of the London Health Commission with regard to combatting the impact of smoking on health. (26 September)

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

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

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local welfare assistance schemes provide effective support to people in crisis and will continue to be able to do so. (13 October)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the results of the review into the setting of Universal Credit conditionality when children are in distress. (13 October)

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the growth of small businesses in the United Kingdom. (15 October)

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to include all adolescent boys in the national screening programme for human papilloma virus. (15 October)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that more hotels in the United Kingdom have better facilities for disabled people. (16 October)

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

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the mental health of deaf people using British sign language. (29 October)

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people, for care leavers, and for adults with care experience. (29 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 30 October and due for answer by 13 November.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they now expect from (1) the Cabinet Office, (2) the Electoral Commission, and (3) local Electoral Registration Officers as regards (a) the estimated proportion of those attaining the age of 18 who are registered to vote, and (b) the decline in the match rate of those attaining the age of 18 under the new system of individual electoral registration.   HL2522

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.   HL2523

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the most recent annual figures for (1) emigrants departing the United Kingdom, and (2) immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom; and how many of those immigrants were non-EU citizens.   HL2524

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the decision by the government of Israel to close access to Al-Aqsa mosque; and whether they intend to raise the matter at the European Union Council of Ministers.   HL2525

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the decision by the government of Israel to build a further 1,000 homes in East Jerusalem; and whether they intend to raise the matter at the European Union Council of Ministers.   HL2526

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the total value of pay day loans extended in the United Kingdom over the last 12 months for which data are available.   HL2527

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proportion of pay day loans extended in the United Kingdom in the last 12 months for which data are available which were entirely repaid within (1) a month, and (2) a year, of receipt of funds by the relevant borrower.   HL2528

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the (1) highest, (2) lowest, and (3) average, cost of (a) interest charges, (b) penalty interest and charges, and (c) other charges, fees and commissions, borne by borrowers of pay day loans, as a percentage of the funds drawn down by those borrowers, over the last 12 months for which data are available.   HL2529

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government why paragraphs 7 and 8 of the European Council’s Conclusions of its meeting of 23 and 24 October were excluded from their Statements about that meeting to both Houses of Parliament on 27 October.   HL2530

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to re-consider the reply given by the Lord Privy Seal on 27 October to Lord Pearson of Rannoch (HL Deb, col 1010) to the effect that the European Union’s new €300 billion Strategic Agenda for the Union in Times of Change affects only the Eurozone and that the United Kingdom will not have to contribute to it.   HL2531

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister in response to Cheryl Gillan MP on 27 October (HC Deb, col 36), when they will inform Parliament of the share of the European Commission’s new €300 billion investment package which will be borne by the United Kingdom, whether through the European Investment Bank or otherwise; and when the United Kingdom will have to pay it.   HL2532

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether at the European Council meeting on 23 and 24 October the Prime Minister agreed to the European Commission’s new €300 billion investment package over 2015 to 2017, known as the Strategic Agenda for the Union in Times of Change, or whether he was outvoted.   HL2533

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 750 military personnel sent to Sierra Leone have full life insurance cover.   HL2534

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strain of the ebola virus responsible for the recent outbreak, and whether it is a novel mutated strain of the virus.
   HL2535

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of the aerosol transmission of the ebola virus.   HL2536

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an independent audit has been carried out of the isolation procedures and practical skills of staff in National Health Service hospitals designated to treat any ebola patients.   HL2537

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the President of Burkina Faso to amend the country’s constitution to permit him to seek a third term in office.   HL2538

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work the United Kingdom Special Envoy has undertaken in Burkina Faso since being appointed to the post.   HL2539

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks of (1) domestic, and (2) regional, destabilisation as a result of current political events in Burkina Faso.
   HL2540

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they have to reduce the population size of the United Kingdom.   HL2541

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what projection they have made of the size of the population of the United Kingdom in 2030, 2040, and 2050.   HL2542

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had or plan to have with the governments of Egypt and Tunisia regarding methods of preventing unseaworthy vessels carrying refugees and migrants leaving their shores.   HL2543

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to mobilise international assistance for refugees and other migrants in Egypt.   HL2544

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent further deaths by drowning in the Mediterranean through the mobilisation of aircraft, drones and satellites, and radar.
   HL2545

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of statements by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Caritas Internationalis, Save the Children Fund and others on the case for effective search and rescue measures to prevent further loss of life in the Mediterranean.   HL2546

Baroness Morris of Yardley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is an appropriate regional distribution of teacher training opportunities, in the light of the level of recruitment of teachers in rural and coastal areas.   HL2547

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last considered the High Level Cost Benefit Analysis of Removing Legal Aid Means Testing in Extradition Cases prepared by the Ministry of Justice for Sir Scott Baker’s review of the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements of September 2011; and when they next intend to do so.   HL2548

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to compile reliable statistics on the extent of dowry violence in Britain.   HL2549

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider making the payment of dowries by brides’ families unlawful.   HL2550

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of why output per worker in the United Kingdom compared to that in other G7 countries; and what plans they have to improve the United Kingdom’s relative position.   HL2551

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of changes in the costs of medical indemnity for National Health Service out of hours services.   HL2552

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes in the costs of medical indemnity for National Health Service out of hours services on general practitioners working in that environment.   HL2553

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of general practitioners available to work for National Health Service out of hours services following changes in the costs of medical indemnity.   HL2554

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the insurance industry about the impact of changes in medical indemnity premiums for general practitioners working in out of hours services.   HL2555

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to offer some form of protection to small and medium-sized enterprises with sales between £5 million and £25 million in the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme 2014.   HL2556

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms they have put in place to ensure that the interests of small and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies are fairly represented in the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme 2014.   HL2557

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans police and crime commissioners have to ensure that they have appropriately trained staff to support people with autism spectrum disorder.
   HL2558

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention now that the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill 2014 has received Royal Assent.   HL2559

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Burkina Faso.   HL2560

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Egypt.   HL2561

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

15 October (29 October)

HL2102 Lord Alton of Liverpool [MoD]

HL2117 Lord Blencathra [HO]

HL2129 Lord Laird [DWP]

HL2130 Lord Laird [HO]

HL2140 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon [DWP]

16 October (30 October)

HL2156 The Lord Bishop of St Albans [DCLG]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DWP] 2

[HO] 2

[MoD] 1

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

4 November

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

3 November

Deregulation (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

4 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

7 November

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

3 November

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

5 November

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

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 Business Improvement Districts (Property Owners) (England) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014

   

Draft Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Contracting Out (Vehicle Certification and Related Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Single Source Contract Regulations 2014

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Standard Scale of Fines for Summary Offences) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Disapplication of Section 85(1), Fines Expressed as Proportions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance and Property Interference: Code of Practice) Order 2014

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Prohibition on Opening Current Accounts for Disqualified Persons) Order 2014

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

9th Report

 

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014

8th Report

5 November

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014

   

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (18–21 Work Skills Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order 2014

   

Draft Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014

11th Report

 

Draft Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014

11th Report

 

Draft Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014

11th Report

 

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Amendment Order 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

9th Report

   

Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014

1 November

 

Independent Educational Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014

2 November

 

Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014

11 November

 

10th Report

   

Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

22 November

 

11th Report

   

Local Government (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014

26 November

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

Consideration

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014

6th Report

 

Committees 

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

Monday 3 November

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 4 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment


in Brussels

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill

Standing Orders Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

12.55pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 5 November

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.15am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Tuesday 11 November

   

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Monday 17 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 19 November

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 25 November

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.00am
in Residence 1

Wednesday 26 November

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 30 October 2014 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

1 Lord Rose of Monewden Sir Stuart Alan Ransom Rose, Knight, having been created Baron Rose of Monewden, of Monewden in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 17 September 2014, was introduced between Lord Myners and Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Hill of Oareford for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

3 Nigeria: Boko Haram A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

4 Bank of England A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Newby.

5 Iran: nuclear programme A question was asked by Baroness Deech and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Afghanistan A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

7 Refugees and migrants: search and rescue Lord Bates repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

8 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Risby set down for today shall be limited to 5 hours. The motion was agreed to.

9 Procedure The Chairman of Committees moved that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (House of Lords Reform Act 2014: further consequential changes; questions for short debate; Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ consents) (HL Paper 50) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 Standing Orders (Public Business) The Chairman of Committees moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

In Standing Order 22 (leave of absence), leave out paragraph (5).

The motion was agreed to.

11 The Middle East and North Africa Lord Risby moved that this House takes note of the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Sport: football clubs A question was asked by Baroness Taylor of Bolton and, after debate, answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

13 Slavery A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates.

The House adjourned at 6.46pm until Monday 3 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Deregulation Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 24A. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 42.

The Committee adjourned at 5.23pm.

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 16 July, was withdrawn:

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Care and Support and After-care (Choice of Accommodation) Regulations 2014, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983.   (2670)

2 (1) Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014   (2672)

(2) Care and Support (Preventing Needs for Care and Support) Regulations 2014   (2673)

(3) Care and Support (Sight-impaired and Severely Sight-impaired Adults) Regulations 2014     (2854)

laid under the Care Act 2014.

3 Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.   (2864)

4 (1) Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Cases) Order 2014   (2873)

(2) Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) Order 2014   (2874)

laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

5 Plant Health (Phytophthora kernovii Management Zone) (England) (Revocation) Order 2014, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967.   (2875)

6 Central Securities Depositories Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (2879)

7 Draft Leicester (Electoral Changes) Order 2014, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

8 School Admissions Code, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

 (1) Draft Code of Practice for Landlords: Avoiding unlawful discrimination when conducting right to rent checks in the private rented residential sector

(2) Draft Code of Practice on illegal immigrants and private rented accommodation: Civil penalty scheme for landlords and their agents

laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

Prepared 31st October 2014