House of Lords Business

Monday 27 October 2014 at 2.30pm

Lord Lennie and  
Baroness Pinnock will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the financial regulation of academy schools.

*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to pledge funding to the Green Climate Fund.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits being a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council brings to the people of the United Kingdom.

*Lord Horam to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the Troubled Families programme.

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

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 October

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Licensing of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 October

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

Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulator) (No. 2) Order 2014 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 October

Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2014 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 October

Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2014 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 October

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Report (day 3) [Lord Faulks] 14th Report (Session 2013–14) and 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 include no provision for the regular assessment of performance by clinical commissioning groups and local authorities in the commissioning of health and social care and of the NHS Commissioning Board in relation to specialty commissioning (SI 2014/1788). (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Consumer Rights Bill Committee (day 5) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 3rd and 8th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 28 October at 2.30pm

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park and 
Lord Cashman will be introduced.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the rail unions regarding the future of the East Coast rail franchise.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce delays in the provision of mental health treatment.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent figures on youth unemployment.

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the daily cost and level of police resources used to police the current Occupy protest in Parliament Square.

†Draft Protection of Charities Bill The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Protection of Charities Bill presented to both Houses on 22 October (Cm 8954) and that the committee should report on the draft Bill by 28 February 2015.

Infrastructure Bill [HL] Baroness Kramer to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 and 3
Schedule 2
Clauses 4 to 10
Schedule 3
Clauses 11 to 23

Schedule 4
Clauses 24 to 27
Schedule 5
Clauses 28 to 31
Schedule 6
Clauses 32 to 42

Serious Crime Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Lord Bates] 2nd, 3rd and 8th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee and 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of music education hubs and the National Plan for Music Education. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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

Wednesday 29 October at 3.00pm

Lord Goddard of Stockport will be introduced.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what standards and guidelines are given to Police and Crime Commissioners upon taking office.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent research by the NSPCC into police investigations of child abuse.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the reconstruction of infrastructure in Gaza.

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that this House takes note of devolution following the Scotland referendum.

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

Thursday 30 October at 11.00am

Lord Rose of Monewden will be introduced.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will rename the central bank of the United Kingdom, "The Bank of England and of the United Kingdom."

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in preventing the development of nuclear weapons by Iran.

Lord Risby to move that that this House takes note of the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to giving football fans a greater say in the running of clubs. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat slavery in supply chains nationally and internationally. (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.

Monday 3 November at 2.30pm

*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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monday 24 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Helic will be introduced.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 28 October for debate on 20 November. Time limit 2½ hours

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

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.

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

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the tercentenary of the Hanoverian succession.

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of the Government’s future vision for primary care in England.

Lord Crisp to move that this House takes note of the case for a new cross-sectoral and cross-party Compact for Health to secure the future health of the people of England.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children It’s all about trust, on children and the police.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the rates of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young men experiencing negative outcomes in the criminal justice system.

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the position on HIV and AIDS around the world.

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to move that this House takes note of the ebola crisis.

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the plans to agree global Sustainable Development Goals during 2015.

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

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of 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). 6 April 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 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). 8 May 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

Motions 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. 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 undermine the protection of care home residents by removing current requirements in respect of complaints procedures, emergency procedures and choice of food. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 8th 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)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 24 October and due for answer by 7 November.

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are working with civil society, other donor governments, the European Union and polio-affected countries to support the global eradication of polio.   HL2390

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children under the age of five were taken by their parents to accident and emergency departments for treatment in 2012 and 2013.
   HL2391

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to raise awareness of bronchiolitis among parents with very young children.   HL2392

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to locate health visitors in accident and emergency departments.   HL2393

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the Nursing and Midwifery Council reduces the number of cases that have been awaiting investigation for more than two years.   HL2394

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make funding available under the Access for All programme to make Streatham overground station accessible; whether matched funding has been promised; and if so, by whom.   HL2395

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was their reason for dividing responsibility for London between three regional school commissioners.   HL2396

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the recommendation of the London Assembly Education Panel, in its report London learners, London lives published on 16 September, that London should be covered by a single London-wide, London-only regional school commissioner.   HL2397

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the steps they are taking to reduce the cost of benefit fraud, what they propose to do, and how much they plan to spend, to reduce underpayments to claimants due to mistakes by officials or claimants.   HL2398

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance the United Kingdom and the European Union are providing to Ukrainian scientific institutions that have been adversely affected by the recent political instability in that country.   HL2399

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the European Commission to ensure that European Union policy and practice enable women and girls raped during the armed conflict in Syria to have access to safe abortions in accordance with international humanitarian law.   HL2400

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what planning assumptions are in place for the Red Arrows when the current fleet of aircraft are due for replacement; and what aircraft type, if any, will replace them.   HL2401

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long lead items have already been ordered for the replacement for the Vanguard-class submarines.   HL2402

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the design for the missile compartment of the replacement for the Vanguard-class submarine has been finalised.   HL2403

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they estimate will have been spent on the replacement for the Vanguard-class submarine by 7 May 2015.   HL2404

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect that HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will each proceed to sea under their own power for the first time.
   HL2405

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of Her Majesty’s ships have had to cancel planned operations due to shortage of trained manpower over the last 12 months.
   HL2406

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 22 October (HL Deb, col 631), what has been the cost of the reforms introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 in (1) 2012, and (2) 2013; and what are the anticipated costs in (3) 2014, and (4) 2015.   HL2407

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the scope of Frontex’s new maritime patrol operation, Triton; when they expect it will become effective; what progress has been made with Eurosur; and whether this will be augmented with reconnaissance drones or satellite technology.
   HL2408

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what Royal Navy vessels are currently taking part in NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour.   HL2409

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of individuals falling victim to e-mail and internet phishing each year; and what is their estimate of the total value of the amount of money involved.   HL2410

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of phishing have been reported to the police in each of the last five years.   HL2411

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to support victims of phishing.   HL2412

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when servicemen and servicewomen will be able to access credit union facilities through payroll deduction.   HL2413

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures they have of the number of fatal and serious accidents occurring in the farming industry.   HL2414

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

6 October (20 October)

HL1978 Lord Hylton [MoD]

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

[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

 

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

27 October

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

Government

28 October

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

 

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

28 October

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

27 October

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

   

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

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulator) (No. 2) Order 2014

 

27 October

Draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2014

 

27 October

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2014

 

27 October

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014

 

27 October

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Licensing of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014

 

27 October

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

 

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

   

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

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

     

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014

19 October

27 October

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

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of laying

To be considered

Referred to a joint committee

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

 

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 27 October

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 28 October

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.00am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.55pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 29 October

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

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

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 30 October

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

European Union

Select Committee

1.50pm

Tuesday 4 November

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 5 November

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 17 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 19 November

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 25 November

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.00am
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Minutes of Proceedings of Friday 24 October 2014 

The House met at 10.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Public Business

1 Medical Innovation Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 48)

2 Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL] Lord Naseby moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

3 House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] Lord Newby signified the Queen’s Consent. Then Baroness Hayman moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 3.21pm until Monday 27 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 15 October, was withdrawn:

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

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

2 Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014   (2821)

(2) Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014   (2822)

(3) Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014   (2823)

laid under the Care Act 2014.

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Dissolution and Transfer) Order 2014, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.    (2849)

Prepared 24th October 2014