House of Lords Business

Monday 13 October 2014 at 2.30pm

Wales Bill Committee [Baroness Randerson]

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess the possibility of all cottage hospitals, both current and future, being established on a mutual model. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Consumer Rights Bill Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 14 October at 2.30pm

Serious Crime Bill [HL] Report [Lord Taylor of Holbeach]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Infrastructure Bill Committee (day 7) [Baroness Kramer] 2nd and 3rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 15 October at 3.00pm

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Wales Bill will conclude.

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the extent of onshore wind farming in the county of Northumberland. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

Thursday 16 October at 11.00am

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the role of Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union in upholding international law and democratic principles. (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 6 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on 7 October.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s Social Justice strategy. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles as part of the United Kingdom’s car industry. (1½ hours)

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.

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

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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).

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)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support economic and social development in Malawi. (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 Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with regard to the election there, which was due to be held on 12 October. (4 June: amended 24 July)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take, together with the government of the Republic of Ireland and the Northern Ireland political parties, in reaching and implementing an agreement on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, building on the draft conclusions of the Haass talks. (4 June)

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to establish a Royal Commission on the Constitution, with particular reference to a future federal 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)

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat slavery in supply chains nationally and internationally. (4 June)

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. (5 June)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the 2014 general election in India. (5 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)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 30 July and due for answer by 13 August.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a nation.   HL1660

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage country-wide celebrations of the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.   HL1661

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a war crime.   HL1662

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the meeting of the Cabinet in Aberdeen on 24 February, whether they have any plans to hold Cabinet meetings in Wales and Northern Ireland.
   HL1663

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current regulations with regard to the levying of value added tax on repairs and maintenance of old and listed buildings; and whether there are any plans to review or change such regulations.   HL1664

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what categories of Quality and Outcomes Framework payments are available to general practitioner practices.   HL1665

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that ministers speaking from the despatch box in their capacity as ministers should not express personal opinions in conflict with Government policy; if so, how that policy is enforced; and, if not, whether they intend to introduce such a policy.   HL1666

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the Barnett formula, in the light of the referendum on Scottish independence.   HL1667

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assisted in any schemes offering holidays in the United Kingdom to children affected by the Chernobyl disaster; and if not, whether they have been asked to, or plan to.   HL1668

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the World Bank about the Bank’s policies regarding safeguards for indigenous peoples.   HL1669

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decisions taken at the World Bank’s Executive Board meeting on 30 July 2014.   HL1670

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ensure that direct flights from Europe which include a refuelling stop will be given full consideration in assessing which companies to invite to bid for the air service to the new airport on St Helena.   HL1671

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of income tax, value added tax and company taxation paid by migrants to the United Kingdom and by companies set up by migrants in each year since 2010 for which figures are available.   HL1672

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the bombardment of Gaza.   HL1673

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been taken to explore the feasibility of replicating the Liverpool STARS programme for people at the end of life elsewhere in England.   HL1674

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP on 22 July (HC Deb, col 119WS), at what point the Department of Health decided on a "commitment to stability" for the NHS Mandate 2015–16 and whether this commitment will prevent changes to the Mandate ahead of its publication.   HL1675

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were sectioned under the Mental Health Acts in each year of the last decade, disaggregated by racial profile; how many of those people had a co-occurring learning disability or autism spectrum disorder; and how many were children.   HL1676

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their supervision of the Serious Fraud Office is exercised; and what recent assessment they have made of the performance of the Office.   HL1677

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247), in addition to the "qualitative assessment of the economic impacts" of the Childcare Payments Bill provided in the impact assessment, what specific estimates they have made of the impact on the maternal labour supply and productivity.   HL1678

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247), in addition to the "qualitative assessment of the economic impacts" of the Childcare Payments Bill provided in the impact assessment, what specific estimates they have made of the impact on tax receipts from mothers paying income tax and national insurance.   HL1679

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247) what specific estimates they have made of the expected "positive impact" of the childcare element of Universal Credit on work incentives for mothers and corresponding employment rates and tax receipts from mothers paying income tax and national insurance.   HL1680

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the numbers of National Health Service staff who are (1) obese grade I, (2) obese grade II (severe obesity), and (3) obese grade III (morbid obesity).   HL1681

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 4x4s or SUVs or off-road vehicles each police force possesses, listed by make and model.   HL1682

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to banning all flights from countries in Africa in which cases of the Ebola virus have occurred.   HL1683

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the judgments of courts in the United States which have recently awarded significant damages against BP; and what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the issue.
   HL1684

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that United Kingdom companies conducting business in or with the government of Russia in compliance with European Union sanctions will not be subject to any penalties applied by United States authorities which allege that sanctions have been breached on the basis of the United States’ system of sanctions.   HL1685

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from environmental non-governmental organisations, over the past 20 years, on the subject of efforts to encourage motorists to switch to diesel fuel.   HL1686

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of prepayment meters on the ability of lower income households to pay their energy bills.   HL1687

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to encourage the six major energy companies to adhere to the five principles on the use of prepayment meters which were agreed with Consumer Focus in March 2011.   HL1688

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 28 July (WA 249), whether they will now answer the question as tabled.   HL1689

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what agreements have been signed, to which the United Kingdom and Albania are both parties, for the period 1 March 2013 to the present; and whether they will place copies of any such agreements in the Library of the House and on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office database.   HL1690

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 June (WA 226) stating that they "do not hold a central record of all new schools built by local authorities to provide these places since 2010", why they do not hold such a record; and, of the academy schools created and converted since 2010, (1) how many, and (2) what proportion, were identified for creation or conversion by local authorities.   HL1691

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment.   HL1692

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, how many officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are specifically focused on freedom of religion, and for what percentage of their time; and what resources are specifically allocated for the promotion of Article 18 through United Kingdom diplomatic services.   HL1693

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what assistance has been given to Christians who have been forced to leave their homes in Mosul; whether they have any plans to offer asylum to those affected; and what representations they have made to governments in the Gulf in respect of the funding of ISIS.   HL1694

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what representations they have made to the Burmese authorities about proposed new legislation to restrict religious conversions and inter-religious marriages there; and whether they will call on the United Nations Secretary-General to visit Burma to address religious intolerance and to encourage the creation of an international and independent inquiry into violence in Rakhine State, Kachin State and other parts of the country.   HL1695

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of allegations that the Israeli Defence Force’s Operation Protective Edge has deliberately targeted civilian infrastructure.   HL1696

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), whether they intend to apply the reasoning that the "current speed limit just does not work-it is broken by about three quarters of HGV drivers at any particular time" in considering alterations to speed limits for other types of vehicle.   HL1697

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), what tougher procedures and sanctions they propose for lorry drivers caught exceeding the new speed limits.   HL1698

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), how the change to HGV speed limits will reinforce the credibility and importance of other safety-critical laws.   HL1699

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the practical and humanitarian consequences of the damage recently done to the large electricity plant in Gaza.   HL1700

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are analysing any evidence relating to the suggestion that Russia may be in breach of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty; and, if so, when they expect to reach a conclusion.   HL1701

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 29 July (WA 297), what percentage of statutory instruments laid by the Cabinet Office this calendar year corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what were the titles of the correcting instruments. 
   HL1702

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols 460–4GC) to the debate on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Embassy in Pyongyang use teaching programmes in North Korean universities and colleges and children’s care homes to challenge the indoctrination of children that was documented in the Commission Report; and if so, how.   HL1703

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols 460–4GC) to the debate on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, what bilateral steps have been taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to end sexual violence in North Korea; whether experts from its Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative have entered into dialogue with the government of North Korea; and what assessment they have made of whether any projects explicitly designed to improve the rights of women in North Korean society have ever been implemented in North Korea.   HL1704

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the performance pathways for all British Olympic and Paralympic sports are fully funded to deliver UK Sport’s projection that Team GB will win more Olympic and Paralympic medals at Rio 2016 than at London 2012; and what is that projection on a sport by sport basis.   HL1705

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the World Anti-Doping Agency on the length of bans imposed on athletes who test positive for performance-enhancing stimulants with regard to their congruence with the new sanctions recently endorsed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Association of Athletics Federations and the World Anti-Doping Agency.   HL1706

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how often, and when, the Cabinet Committee tasked with delivering an Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy has met since the London Games in 2012; what were the outcomes from each of the meetings for sport and recreation; and what has been the cost to the Exchequer for the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit broken down according to activity.   HL1707

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have met the administration of Kurdish-controlled Iraq since ISIS took control of other Iraqi regions; and in particular whether they have discussed the situation of Iraqi Christian refugees.   HL1708

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to secure an independent international investigation of the level of civilian deaths and casualties in Gaza arising from Israel’s military intervention in that territory to establish whether breaches of international law have occurred. 
   HL1709

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take internationally to require Israel to lift the blockade of Gaza.   HL1710

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to place an arms embargo on Israel.   HL1711

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they plan to take internationally to ban the trade in goods and services from Israel’s settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.   HL1712

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the National Health Service in the last year of the number of children being hospitalised for the extensive extraction of deciduous teeth; and whether they will consider setting up day-care clinics that could carry out such work.   HL1713

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to remove the exemption for skip lorries and concrete mixing lorries from the requirement to be fitted with a safety bar, and, if so when; and what assessment they have made of the efforts made by Cemex in that area.   HL1714

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 29 July (WA 277), whether any working group or committee within Government is currently giving consideration to issues relating to extradition; and, if so, what matters are being considered.   HL1715

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how a business is to determine whether its activity will be classed as "manufacture", "supply", "installation" or "adaption", pursuant to section 41 of the Gambling Act 2014, and therefore require a licence; and whether they have plans to supplement the guidance provided by the Gambling Commission on the matter.   HL1716

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the meaning of "adaption" with regard to section 41 of the Gambling Act 2014 in respect of software licensing requirements.   HL1717

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage the Gambling Commission to give guidance in relation to its software licensing criteria within the Gambling Act 2014.   HL1718

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in the light of the requirements for licensing of software developers and suppliers under the gambling licensing regimes in other European Union member states, they have opted to increase the scope of businesses that require licensing in the United Kingdom.   HL1719

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government why software developers and other companies involved in gambling software, working as sub-contractors for newly-licensed software suppliers, have to apply for their own licences; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that requirement on smaller businesses reliant on such short-term contracts.   HL1720

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether live dealer studios holding current European Economic Area and White-list authorisation for the services they provide to those offering live dealer games in the British market will be eligible for a continuation licence under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2014.   HL1721

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216) and Written Answer on 29 July (WA 286), how the figure of 19,300 fewer administrative staff was calculated.   HL1722

Lord Verjee to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the Ministry of Defence’s Global Strategic Trends out to 2045, what consideration they have given to its assessment that women at the highest levels of politics are likely to continue to be predominantly drawn from elite societal groups.   HL1723

Lord Verjee to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the Ministry of Defence’s Global Strategic Trends out to 2045, what consideration they have given to educational inequalities in the developing world; and how the United Kingdom can aid the closing of gender gaps in educational access and attainment.   HL1724

Lord Verjee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what diplomatic initiatives they have undertaken following the passing of anti-homosexual legislation in Uganda; and to what extent are they supporting British non-governmental organisations in working towards a future of equality within the country.   HL1725

Lord Verjee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total bed capacity of the United Kingdom’s spinal injury units; and how that figure compares to the current level of acute and long-term readmissions.   HL1726

Lord Verjee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what future plans they have to support prison initiatives such as The Clink restaurants that provide a programme to increase the qualifications and communication skills of prisoners when working with members of the public.   HL1727

Lord Verjee to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they are supporting the Greater London Authority in providing affordable accommodation for young professionals within the capital.   HL1728

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 28 July (WA 257–8), whether they have considered conducting a reassessment, ten years after the last, of the benefit-cost ratio of the Jubilee Line extension; and whether they intend to carry out any similar assessments of other infrastructure projects.   HL1729

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their recruitment of 10 positions to advise on the management and performance of the railways represents additional Department for Transport staff or is offset by staff reductions elsewhere.   HL1730

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government with whom responsibility lies for the acquisition of rolling stock to commence operating a direct train service from Manchester to Burnley now that the new infrastructure is in place.   HL1731

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Phillip Dunne MP on 2 July (HC Deb, col 678W), what is "the composite share ratio"; and what proportion of the £999 million government contribution it represents.   HL1732

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the application of the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules 2013.   HL1733

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims management companies were struck off in each year since 2005.   HL1734

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

8 July (22 July)

HL938 Lord Rooker [HO]

10 July (24 July)

HL1045 Lord Touhig [MoJ]

HL1059 Lord Laird [NIO]

14 July (28 July)

HL1060 Lord Avebury [FCO]

HL1061 Lord Avebury [DCMS]

HL1114 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL1117 Baroness Hodgson of Abinger [FCO]

15 July (29 July)

HL1132 Lord Chidgey [FCO]

16 July (30 July)

HL1197 Lord Ahmed [MoD]

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

[DCMS] 1

[FCO] 3

[HO] 2

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 1

[NIO] 1

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Infrastructure [HL]

Government

14 October

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

13 October

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

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

13 October

Deregulation (in respect of clauses 1 to 12 and Schedules 1 to 3) (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

14 October

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

   

Draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 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 Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 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 Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 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

   

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

   

Draft Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

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

   

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

8th Report

 

Draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2014

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

8th Report

   

Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2014

24 October

 

Food Information Regulations 2014

25 October

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

     

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014

21 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

15 October

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 1 September

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 8 September

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

3.00pm

Tuesday 9 September

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

European Union

Select Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 10 September

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

11.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

2.00pm

Tuesday 7 October

   

The Arctic

Select Committee

11.00am

Monday 13 October

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 October

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 15 October

   

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

Joint Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

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

Thursday 16 October

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 21 October

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 22 October

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 28 October

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 4 November

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 30 July 2014 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

1 House of Lords Annual Report It was ordered that the House of Lords Annual Report of the Administration 2013–14, as authorised by the House Committee, be printed. (HL Paper 43)

Public Business

2 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 A question was asked by Lord Fowler and answered by Baroness Northover.

3 Learning disabilities: premature deaths A question was asked by Baroness Hollins and answered by Earl Howe.

4 Universal credit A question was asked by Lord McAvoy and answered by Lord Freud.

5 Youth employment A question was asked by Baroness Sherlock and answered by Lord Freud.

6 Standing Orders (Public Business) The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers by-elections)

In paragraph (1), after "death" insert ", or resignation or expulsion from the House under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014,".

In paragraphs (2) and (3): after "death" insert "or resignation or expulsion".

The motion was agreed to.

7 Standing Orders (Public Business) The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that Standing Order 10(6) (Hereditary peers: by-elections), which requires that by-elections take place within three months of a vacancy occurring, be dispensed with to allow the by-election following the death of Lord Methuen to take place on 21 October 2014. The motion was agreed to.

8 House Committee The Chairman of Committees moved that the 1st Report from the Select Committee (Banqueting rules) (HL Paper 8) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

9 Affordable Childcare The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Brabazon of Tara be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Neville-Rolfe, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

10 Wales Bill Baroness Randerson moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Wales Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 12 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 13 to 16

Schedule 2 
Clauses 17 to 30.

The motion was agreed to.

11 Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that-

(a) Clauses 1 to 12 of, and Schedules 1 to 3 to, the Deregulation Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House;

(b) the remainder of the Bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

The motion was agreed to.

12 Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which provisions of the Deregulation Bill have been committed that they consider those provisions in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 4 to 8 
Schedule 2

Clause 9 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 10 to 12.

The motion was agreed to.

13 Deregulation Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which provisions of the Deregulation Bill have been committed that they consider those provisions in the following order:

Clauses 13 and 14 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 15 to 19 
Schedule 5 
Clause 20 
Schedule 6 
Clauses 21 to 27 
Schedule 7 
Clauses 28 to 35 
Schedule 8 
Clause 36 
Schedule 9 
Clause 37 
Schedule 10 
Clauses 38 to 43 
Schedule 11 
Clause 44 
Schedule 12

Clauses 45 to 49 
Schedule 13 
Clause 50 
Schedule 14 
Clause 51 
Schedule 15 
Clause 52 
Schedule 16 
Clauses 53 and 54 
Schedule 17 
Clauses 55 to 68 
Schedule 18 
Clauses 69 to 78 
Schedule 19 
Clauses 79 to 82 
Schedule 20 
Clauses 83 to 91.

The motion was agreed to.

14 Serious Crime Bill [HL] Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 45 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 46 to 53 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 54 to 66

Schedule 3 
Clauses 67 to 70 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 71 to 74.

The motion was agreed to.

15 Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014 Baroness Anelay of St Johns, on behalf of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

16 Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 Lord Bates moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

17 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

18 Insurance Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Lord Newby moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Special Public Bill Committee.

19 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 73G. 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 43)

The House adjourned at 5.25pm until Monday 13 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 12 noon.

Bilateral Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments between the United Kingdom and Colombia Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Bilateral Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments between the United Kingdom and Colombia (Cm 8887). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Channel Tunnel security regime A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and, after debate, answered by Lord Popat.

Music education for children with physical disabilities A question was asked by Lord Lipsey and, after debate, answered by Lord Nash.

The Committee adjourned at 2.38pm.

Paper 

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

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Port Security (Port of Rosyth) Designation Order 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (2007)

Prepared 31st July 2014