House of Lords Business

Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the survey findings reported by Resolution on the adverse effects of divorce on children.

Consumer Rights Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (1 hour)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the National Health Service innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement. (1 hour)

Future Business 

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.

*Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to British lorry drivers at Calais to deter illegal immigrants from attempting to board their lorries.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the economy of Greater Manchester.

†*Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the rehabilitation of offenders who have served their sentences and wish to resume their careers.

†Insurance Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Tomlinson be appointed a member of the Special Public Bill Committee.

†European Union The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Henig be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Corston, resigned.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the role of religion and belief in British public life.

Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom on its 20th anniversary. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the case for arts education in schools.

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

†Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 25 November

†Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 25 November

†Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 October be approved. 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 25 November

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination" with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (1 hour)

Monday 1 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a campaign to address HIV stigma along the lines of the "Time to Change" campaign on mental health stigma.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in 2015 to support a reduction in late HIV diagnoses in England.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress in developing a vaccine in order effectively to address global HIV/AIDS.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their response to their consultation on humanist marriage.

†Modern Slavery Bill Committee [Lord Bates]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Amendment Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (Advocacy Exceptions) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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. (1 hour)

Tuesday 2 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Afghan interpreters have applied for relocation to the United Kingdom; and by when their applications will be decided and relocation completed.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Kuwait about granting citizenship to the stateless Bidoon who are resident in that country.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government concerning the control and management of fracking for gas in Wales.

†Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Second Reading [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Wednesday 3 December at 3.00pm

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to provide more allotments.

*Lord Imbert to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the success or failure of Police and Crime Commissioners, particularly in comparison to the cost, democratic accountability and competence of the Police Authorities they replaced.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent decision of the High Court in Fletcher and others v. Governor of HMP Whatton and the Secretary of State for Justice that the Secretary of State is in breach of his public law duty in relation to the continued detention of prisoners detained under imprisonment for public protection sentences.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Modern Slavery Bill will continue.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 4 December at 11.00am

*Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Iran on behalf of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a joint British and Iranian citizen who was jailed for a year after attending an International Volleyball Federation World League match in Iran.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on the United Kingdom’s justice opt-outs under the Lisbon Treaty.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of criticism from the judiciary, they plan to reconsider their policies for legal aid.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the governance of sport, both nationally and internationally.

Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that this House takes note of the Autumn Statement and measures to promote economic growth and to support businesses in the United Kingdom.

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. (1½ hours)

†Friday 5 December at 10.00am

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to move that this House takes note of the role of soft power and non-military options in conflict prevention.

Monday 8 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of child poverty on children’s early years educational development.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to local authorities in respect of enforcing planning and other regulations relating to short-term holiday lets.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any recent assessment of the financial contribution of unpaid carers to the national economy.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has only been a one per cent increase in the number of prisoners in England and Wales at work since 2010.

Tuesday 9 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of new technology and the digital revolution on the United Kingdom labour market.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the Republic of Sudan.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision of the High Court that the consultation on mesothelioma legal fees was unlawful, and the lack of new funding for mesothelioma research, what is their policy with regard to combatting mesothelioma and supporting victims.

Wednesday 10 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for resisting further extensions of United Kingdom opt-ins to a European corpus juris.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for strengthening the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai for her contribution to girls’ education nationally and internationally.

Thursday 11 December at 11.00am

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether general practitioners working within the National Health Service are bound by the Hippocratic Oath, and if so, whether they will place a copy of the said Oath in the Library of the House.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the United Kingdom’s balance of trade will be in surplus.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons British parents living abroad must wait for a minimum of eight weeks after having applied for their newborn baby’s first passport before they receive it.

Lord Shipley to move that this House takes note of the case for enabling economic leadership for cities. (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 1 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 2 December.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the case for establishing new global development goals in 2015. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Monday 15 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medical staff working in the National Health Service today, including doctors and nurses, were trained in Africa.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Higher Education Commission’s report Too Good to Fail: The Financial Sustainability of Higher Education in England.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of devolution on arts and culture within the United Kingdom.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the appointment of a chairman for the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Tuesday 16 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to improve early years education in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to re-introduce a dog licensing fee.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the first reading of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill in the House of Commons on 4 November.

Wednesday 17 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Shephard of Northwold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific estimates they have made of the impact of the Childcare Payments Bill on maternal employment rates and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve dermatology services in the National Health Service.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation there has been with health bodies on proposals to repeal restrictions on the sale of liqueur chocolates to children.

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

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 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)

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 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)

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)

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 mental health services for deaf people using British sign language. (29 October: amended on 10 November)

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)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent events in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and of their impact on migration to Western Europe. (3 November)

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future position of museums in regional areas, in the light of the withdrawal of national funding from 2015–16 onwards. (3 November)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of European Union regulation on British agriculture. (25 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 25 November and due for answer by 9 December.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the most recent visit of the European Union Monitoring Commission to the Gibraltarian border with Spain concerning the flow of traffic; and whether they will publish and place in the Library of the House the letters which the Commission has sent to them and to the government of Spain concerning the cross-border traffic.
   HL3136

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in improving the flow of traffic across the border between Spain and Gibraltar in the last six months.   HL3137

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proposed ad hoc talks involving them and the governments of Spain and Gibraltar are to take place; and if so, at what level and with what agenda.
   HL3138

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a summary of the range of regulatory and other measures which have been taken by the government of Gibraltar to counter money laundering and all forms of financial criminality.   HL3139

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tax information exchange agreements with other countries have been signed by Gibraltar; and whether they will report the outcome of the review by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on exchange of information between Gibraltar and other countries.   HL3140

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of France about the pending delivery of the Vladivostok to the Russian Navy; and what response they have received.   HL3141

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in its negotiations with Israel during the peace process, the Quartet will apply strict conformity to the requirements of the Fourth Geneva Convention.   HL3142

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits to Israel of operation Protective Edge; and to what extent the United Kingdom has benefited from the testing of weapons during that action.   HL3143

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the fund management industry in the light of the finding by the Financial Services Consumer Panel that it has "underlying structural deficiencies" which are working to the detriment of retail investors.   HL3144

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are measuring the impact of auto-enrolment on fees charged by the investment management industry; and what plans they have to track any changes.   HL3145

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are measuring compensation levels in the investment management industry and any changes due to auto-enrolment.   HL3146

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the basis on which projections of potential returns are used by the investment management industry in communications with pension holders.   HL3147

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will introduce a single figure for costs including management and trading costs to be required of investment managers when reporting to investors.   HL3148

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in respect of "active managers" following an index despite charging for stock picking expertise; and whether they intend to impose fines for the mis-selling of such products and to pursue a clawback of costs and bonuses.   HL3149

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will advise the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to prioritise the Quality Standard on hearing loss (adult onset), in the light of proposals from North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to decommission hearing aids for patients with mild to moderate adult onset hearing loss.   HL3150

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average financial value of awards made to people whose primary medical condition was classified as difficulty in hearing for the provision of a communication support worker in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   HL3151

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many users of Access to Work whose primary medical condition is classified as difficulty in hearing had the financial value of their support reduced as a result of a case review in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   HL3152

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the market for British Sign Language interpreters to meet the needs of the deaf community.   HL3153

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are enough fully qualified British Sign Language interpreters to support the needs of the deaf community.   HL3154

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the eligible population have been offered an appointment under the NHS Health Check Scheme for each year since the scheme began.   HL3155

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the outcome of the Healthier Together consultation in Greater Manchester will be published.   HL3156

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 8 April 2010 (HL3233 and HL3235) and by Earl Howe on 17 November (HL2643), what assessment they have made of the outcomes following foetal reduction in cases of multiple pregnancy in China compared to England and Wales over the past decade; to what extent they consider any such differences to be due to China’s one-child policy or other factors; and when they last made representations to the government of China about the one-child policy.   HL3157

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, George Freeman, on 11 September (HC Deb, col 749W), whether their definition of genetic modification in the context of pronuclear transfer and spindle-chromosome complex transfer has been primarily academic or strategic in intent; what were the internationally authoritative sources that provided the basis for their conclusion that "there is no existing universally agreed definition of genetic modification in humans"; and to what extent they consulted Lord Winston or similar experts in assessing the accuracy of their own redefinition.   HL3158

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the International Democrat Union ‎on the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea issued on 24 November.   HL3159

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the International Democrat Union ‎on Slovenia issued on 24 November.   HL3160

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the International Democrat Union ‎on Trade issued on 24 November.   HL3161

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many localities, and at what cost, they have contracted with bus companies or public transport bodies to display advertisements on buses calling on people who know "benefit cheats" to inform the Department for Work and Pensions.   HL3162

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 20 November (HL2705), whether they have taken, or will take, any action in relation to any contracts for services by them or bodies funded by them entered into with auditors, accountants or financial advisers named in The Guardian on 6 November.   HL3163

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of United Kingdom overseas aid administered by the European Union in 2013; and what they expect the figure to be in 2014.   HL3164

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total trade deficit or surplus with the European Union in goods and services between 2010 and 2013; and what is their estimate of any deficit in 2014 to date.   HL3165

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to create an English parliament; and if not, why not.   HL3166

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they place a limit on the daily payment of doctors, nurses and other professionally qualified staff hired by the National Health Service from the private sector.   HL3167

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify what constitutes tax evasion and tax avoidance.   HL3168

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect work on the Hammersmith flyover, scheduled to finish in summer 2014, to be completed.   HL3169

Lord Palmer to ask the Chairman of Committees what will be the remuneration of the specialist adviser to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Insurance Bill.   HL3170

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure greater accuracy in gathering gender-correlated abortion statistics.   HL3171

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what protection they are offering to vulnerable women who feel under pressure to have a sex-selective abortion for fear of injury to their physical or mental health should they give birth to a girl.   HL3172

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they collect or intend to collect on the sale of contingent convertible bonds by banks regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority.   HL3173

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any countries owe money to the United Kingdom as a result of the First World War; and if so, which and how much in each case.   HL3174

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 20 November (HL2727), concerning debt for the First World War, what are the arrangements for repayment of the United Kingdom’s debt to the United States; and why that information was not included in the answer to the original question.   HL3175

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 20 November (HL2727), concerning debt for the First World War, when was the most recent repayment made to the United States.   HL3176

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Office of Rail Regulation is taking to improve and make more reliable the Gatwick Express train service.   HL3177

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which department in which administration based where is responsible for all aspects of the funding and operations of the two universities in Northern Ireland.
   HL3178

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in a referendum on the United Kingdom membership of the European Union, those United Kingdom citizens who live in other European Union countries will be allowed a vote.   HL3179

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas-based Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff are employed in the United Kingdom and how many are local employees; what percentage of its overseas staff will be local employees in 2015 and 2020; and what assessment has been made of the impact of the increase in the number of local employees on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s overall future effectiveness.   HL3180

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

29 October (12 November)

HL2507 Lord Morrow [HO]

30 October (13 November)

HL2541 Lord Laird [HO]

3 November (17 November)

HL2600 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

4 November (18 November)

HL2638 Lord Rogan [MoD]

HL2639 Lord Rogan [MoD]

5 November (19 November)

HL2680 Lord Strasburger [HO]

HL2687 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [HO]

7 November (21 November)

HL2732 Lord Hylton [HO]

11 November (25 November)

HL2813 Lord Blencathra [DCLG]

HL2833 Viscount Ridley [DECC]

HL2834 Viscount Ridley [DECC]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 1

[DECC] 2

[HO] 5

[MoD] 2

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Cohabitation Rights [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

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Childcare Payments (Money Bill-18 November)

Government

 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

2 December

Recall of MPs

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

National Insurance Contributions

Government

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

2 December

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery

Government

1 December

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

26 November

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

 

Deregulation (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL] (formerly Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL])

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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 Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014

13th Report

 

Draft Single Source Contract Regulations 2014

   

Draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014

15th Report

 

Draft Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (Winding Up) Order 2014

   

Draft Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 (Restrictions on Disclosure of Information in relation to National Security etc.) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014

   

Draft Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2014

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

9th Report

27 November

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014

 

27 November

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

 

27 November

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014

12th Report

27 November

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

 

27 November

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

 

1 December

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

 

1 December

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Amendment Order 2015

 

1 December

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

 

1 December

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

1 December

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

 

1 December

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) Regulations 2014

 

1 December

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) 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 Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014

   

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

 

27 November

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

 

27 November

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

11th Report

 

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

   

Draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

 

27 November

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 Contracting Out (Vehicle Certification and Related Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Transport Tribunal) Order 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

 

11th Report

   

Local Government (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014

26 November

 

12th Report

   

Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations 2014

5 December

 
 

14th Report

   

Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements) (Business Failure Duties of Scottish Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Personal Budget: Exclusion of Costs) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements and Business Failure: Temporary Duty) (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support and After-care (Choice of Accommodation) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for further consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 15th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

26 January

 

Committees 

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

Wednesday 26 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

visit to Berlin

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am and 2.15pm

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Monday 1 December

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Security

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 2 December

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Insurance Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 3 December

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.15am

Thursday 4 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 8 December

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 9 December

   

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 10 December

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

10.00am

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 11 December

   

Ecclesiastical

Joint Committee

1.30pm

Tuesday 16 December

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 25 November 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Select Committee Report

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

15th Report, on the following Public Bodies Order:  
Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014

and on the following instrument: 
Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014. (HL Paper 68)

Public Business

2 Domestic violence: refuges A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

3 Transport: women’s safety A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Baroness Kramer.

4 Domestic violence A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 Hong Kong A question was asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

6 Recall of MPs Bill A bill to make provision about the recall of members of the House of Commons; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 62)

7 Recall of MPs Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 62–EN)

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 Liddle set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Kingsmill to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to.

9 House Committee The Chairman of Committees moved that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Access and the use of facilities by retired members) (HL Paper 59) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

10 Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees moved that Baroness Wheatcroft be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Noakes, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

11 Insurance Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees moved that, further to the resolution of the House of 19 November 2014 appointing a Special Public Bill Committee to consider the Bill, the Committee have the power to appoint a specialist adviser. The motion was agreed to.

12 Modern Slavery Bill Lord Bates moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Modern Slavery Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 14

Schedule 3

Schedule 1

Clauses 46 to 53

Clauses 15 to 37

Schedule 4

Schedule 2

Clauses 54 to 58.

Clauses 38 to 45

 

The motion was agreed to.

13 Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Report: Fusilier Lee Rigby The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 Iran nuclear talks Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

15 National Insurance Contributions Bill Lord Newby moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

16 European Union: United Kingdom membership (3-hour debate) Lord Liddle moved that this House takes note of the case for the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

17 Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014 
Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 
Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 
Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 
Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 
Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014 
Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 
Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014 
Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

18 Care sector (2-hour debate) Baroness Kingsmill moved that this House takes note of working conditions in the care sector. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.07pm until Wednesday 26 November at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.47pm.

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 6 November, was withdrawn:

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014.

Command Paper

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

Children-Government response to the 2nd annual report of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.    (8970)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015, laid under the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2014, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.    (3078)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

 (1) Report for 2013–14 of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

(2) Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby

laid under the Justice and Security Act 2013.

Prepared 26th November 2014