House of Lords Business

Monday 2 February 2015 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve teaching in schools about the dangers of substance abuse.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to address the findings of the Trades Union Congress report, The Pregnancy Test: Ending Discrimination at Work for New Mothers.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for implementing the legislation to incorporate caste as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability and accessibility of new epilepsy medications and treatments.

†Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill Lord Bates 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 12
Schedules 3 and 4
Clauses 13 to 24
Schedule 5

Clause 25
Schedule 6
Clauses 26 to 36
Schedule 7
Clauses 37 to 41
Schedule 8
Clauses 42 to 49
Title.

Baroness Williams of Trafford intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 10 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

§Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill Report [Lord Bates]

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of mental health services for deaf people using British sign language. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Tuesday 3 February at 2.30pm

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the international recovery effort following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the United Kingdom’s contribution to that effort.

*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider encouraging rather than discouraging the spread of vaping, in the light of the Cochrane review of e-cigarettes published on 17 December 2014 which found that e-cigarettes were more effective as an aid to quitting smoking than any other method.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan further reform of the law regarding Credit Unions.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 30 January.

Baroness Verma intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 January

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

†National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

†Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

†Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

Deregulation Bill Report [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the growth of small businesses in the United Kingdom. (Dinner break business, 1 hour).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

Care and Support (Business Failure) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Care and Support (Children’s Carers) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Care and Support (Market Oversight Criteria) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

The following six motions are expected to be debated together:

Armed Forces Pension (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Consequential and Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 4 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to understand the causes of autism spectrum disorders and speed up diagnosis.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support National Voter Registration Day.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent progress they have made on tackling ebola in West Africa.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 2 February.

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

†Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

†Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

†Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 29 January

It is expected that the Report stage of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill will conclude.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

European Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Forms) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Jolly] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th and 21st Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) (Amendment) Scheme 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Public Bodies (Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument)

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 5 February at 11.00am

The Lord Bishop of Leeds will be introduced.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the Russian armed forces.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to support women suffering from postnatal depression.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote housing development on brownfield land, rather than greenfield sites.

Pension Schemes Bill Third Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

It is expected that the Report stage of the Deregulation Bill will continue.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve maternity care and to ensure that maternity staff are trained and developed to meet future needs. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

Friday 6 February at 10.00am

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Committee [Lord Purvis of Tweed]

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill Second Reading [Lord Ribeiro]

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill Second Reading [Lord Best]

Monday 9 February at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury will be introduced.

*Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that sports stadia in the United Kingdom are made fully accessible for spectators with a disability.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to rebuild confidence in the banking system.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on low income taxpayers of the changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme and reduction in funding for the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mitigate the misuse of fixed-odds betting terminals in betting shops.

Tuesday 10 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been allocated to the Scottish government in Barnett consequentials in the last year.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the response to their consultation on the future financing of local welfare assistance schemes.

*Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to investigate breaches of international law by state and non-state actors in Syria with regard to sexual and gender-based violence and persecution of minorities.

Wednesday 11 February at 3.00pm

*Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of local enterprise partnerships on the economy and key skills in their local areas.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the initiative in Northern Ireland, what plans they have to allow pupils to register to vote in schools, sixth form and further education colleges.

*Lord Carrington of Fulham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are proposing to ensure that public sector strikes have the full support of union members.

Thursday 12 February at 11.00am

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what use has been made of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to prevent or control busking.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any emerging risks to the programme to transform the delivery of probation services have been reported to Ministers, and what action is being taken to mitigate any such risks.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they are taking to reduce the number of residential properties left vacant by their owners.

Monday 23 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in addition to business rates reform, what steps they are taking to support high streets in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of VAT on the finances of sixth form colleges and non-maintained special schools.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service following recent cuts to its budget.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions are taking place with the governments of other European Union member states regarding the handling of conflict in the Middle East.

Tuesday 24 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to include animal welfare in the National Curriculum in schools.

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Gurkha battalions and to acknowledge their service to the United Kingdom and their relationship with the British people.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the treatment of women at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre.

Wednesday 25 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken in the past year to increase access to finance for small businesses.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of broadband speeds, capacity and coverage in rural areas of the United Kingdom and in city technology hubs such as the Old Street roundabout.

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the soils in England will sustain food production at current levels in the long-term.

†Thursday 26 February at 11.00am

†*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of the increase in Entrepreneurs’ Relief since May 2010.

†*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they and the host states are planning to prevent Syrian refugees becoming permanent residents in those states.

†*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Local Government Association’s report Tackling the causes and effects of obesity.

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 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 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

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The impact of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office on the United Kingdom (4th Report, HL Paper 53). 3 November 2014

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Wheeler to move that this House takes note of the 17 negative instruments relating to care and support laid before the House between 24 and 31 October. (See Negative Instruments list) 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Deben to move that this House declines to approve the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 laid before the House on 17 December 2014 and calls on Her Majesty’s Government not to lay new draft regulations until a joint committee of both Houses has been established and has reported on (1) the safety of the procedures permitted by the draft regulations, (2) the compliance of the draft regulations with European Union and domestic law, and (3) the key definitions used in the draft regulations. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee and 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political stability of the borders of Europe and Russia. (26 November)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for labour market policy of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics’ report Wellbeing in four policy areas. (27 November)

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health Service. (27 November)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations following its consideration of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report identifying crimes against humanity in North Korea; and whether they intend to ask the United Nations Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. (27 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Winterbourne View - Time for Change. (1 December)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve access to treatments for patients with rare diseases. (3 December)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continuing sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in the countryside. (4 December)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of digital inclusion and open government in engaging young people and under-represented groups in the democratic process. (5 December)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Supreme Court’s March 2014 judgment on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has had on healthcare. (8 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use, and to encourage the development of, technologies to reduce the number of collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists. (9 December)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic priorities for international development after April 2015. (11 December)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government, on completion of the European Union balance of competences review, how they will use the information gleaned. (15 December)

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that laws protecting shop-workers from violence, including those selling alcohol, are fully enforced. (16 December)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. (16 December)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions are being taken to address the concerns expressed by a number of local authorities in England and Wales about the growth in the number of high stakes fixed odds betting machines available on the high street. (16 December)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the variety and diversity of schools within the independent education sector. (17 December)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to implement the report on the Money Advice Service undertaken by Christine Farnish. (17 December)

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve diagnosis and support for people with autism spectrum disorders. (6 January)

Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of oil palm plantations on world-wide climate and on the existence of indigenous animal species. (7 January)

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to protect interpreters and translators working in conflict zones around the world. (7 January)

Lord Williams of Elvel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the process known as "Maxwellisation" in the conduct of public inquiries; and if so, what possibilities of redress exist for those who have been criticised but whose defence has been rejected. (12 January)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to improve relations with Iran. (12 January)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to acknowledge and show appreciation of the Gurkha battalions on the 200th anniversary of their service to the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (14 January)

Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help young care leavers not able to "stay put" in foster care to make a successful transition to independence. (15 January)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve cultural, business and diplomatic relations with Taiwan. (16 January)

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the spinal cord injury service. (22 January)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have drawn from the conduct of the Chilcot Inquiry to inform the conduct of future inquiries. (22 January)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve links between companies and their individual shareholders in the light of the increasing use of nominee names. (22 January)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to alter the timetable for the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women. (23 January)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that elderly people, particularly those in residential care, are able to vote in the forthcoming general election. (23 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 29 January and due for answer by 12 February.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the establishment of the Health at Work Assessment and Advisory Service.   HL4541

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in considering whether police marker systems used to identify those with mental health and learning difficulties can be extended to those with autism as proposed in the report Think Autism.   HL4542

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 22 January (HL Deb, col 1442), how many police officers are expected to participate in training in recognising autistic spectrum disorders; and whether they are considering making such training mandatory.
   HL4543

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 22 January (HL Deb, col 1442), what organisations have been consulted in the development of training programmes for police officers in recognising autistic spectrum disorders.   HL4544

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the situation in South Sudan; and what actions they are taking to work with religious leaders to promote reconciliation in the current civil war there.   HL4545

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many immigrants from (1) Bulgaria, and (2) Romania, arrived in the United Kingdom in each month during 2014.   HL4546

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of immigrants from (1) Bulgaria, and (2) Romania, who arrived in the United Kingdom illegally before January 2014; and what is the total number of such cases that have been detected.   HL4547

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to accommodate immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom from Bulgaria and Romania who have no financial resources and nowhere to sleep.   HL4548

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) Bulgarian, and (2) Romanian, passport holders are awaiting deportation from the United Kingdom.   HL4549

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many eligible 16–24 year old electors (1) are registered to vote, (2) are missing from the electoral registers, (3) (a) may be, and (b) are, incorrectly registered to vote, and (4) have not been matched under the new system of individual electoral registration.   HL4550

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to hold centrally the data on the details of internships within each Government Department.   HL4551

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why patients and patient groups are not allowed to appeal decisions of NHS England to exclude certain drugs from the approved list in the Cancer Drugs Fund.   HL4552

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how patients’ interests are able to be represented if a company chooses not to appeal decisions of NHS England to exclude certain drugs from the approved list in the Cancer Drugs Fund.   HL4553

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve maternity and neonatal care in NHS hospitals.   HL4554

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to reduce excessive waiting times for accident and emergency patients.   HL4555

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria determine when flags on Government buildings are flown at half mast; and for what reason it was done on Wednesday 21 January.   HL4556

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether robust clinical trials are planned to take place for both pronuclear transfer and spindle-chromosomal complex transfer; and if not, why not. 
   HL4557

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what body will be responsible for overseeing clinical trials of pronuclear transfer and spindle-chromosomal complex transfer.   HL4558

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that it is in the interest of the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union.   HL4559

Lord Norton of Louth to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans there are to act on recommendations 31 concerning access to data and 33 regarding the skills and staffing of the Parliamentary Digital Service, of the Speaker of the House of Commons’ Commission on Digital Democracy in so far as they are relevant to the House of Lords.   HL4560

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of proposals to change AS levels on broadening access for students to Russell Group universities.   HL4561

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to be able to respond to Natural England’s proposals for an extension to the boundaries of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.   HL4562

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for differences in the number of free trade agreements which include services entered into by the European Union and Switzerland respectively; and what plans they have to address the difference. 
   HL4563

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, in the light of Singapore’s conclusion by 2005 of free trade agreements which include services with Japan, the United States, India and China, of the reasons why the European Union has not entered into such agreements with those countries.   HL4564

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how European Union regulations are brought into being; what is their force in United Kingdom law; and how many have been issued since 1976.   HL4565

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number of electors registered in each constituency on the new electoral registers; what is the change compared with the registers as first published in the previous year in (1) numbers, and (2) as a percentage change; and whether they are taking further action to increase the number of people registered before the General Election. 
   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Deputy Leader, Pendle Borough Council
 HL4566

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have communicated with Lancashire County Council over the planning applications by Cuadrilla for fracking at Roseacre Wood and Little Plumpton; and if so when and by what means they did so, and what was the purport of any communication.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Deputy Leader, Pendle Borough Council
 HL4567

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with (1) the Lancashire Economic Partnership, (2) Lancashire County Council, (3) Pendle Borough Council, (4) Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Ltd (PEARL), and (5) Barnfield Construction Ltd, over proposals for regeneration, commercial development and job creation at Northlight Brierfield Mill; whether they intend to assist with such development, through the Growth Deal, the Regional Growth Fund or in other ways; and what further discussions they plan to have with any of those bodies.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Deputy Leader, Pendle Borough Council
 HL4568

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of their budget support to the government of Sierra Leone has been directed towards health system strengthening between (1) 2002 and 2009, and (2) 2010 and 2015.   HL4569

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454) about female genital mutilation, whether the declaration signed by faith leaders covered the whole of the United Kingdom or just England and Wales.   HL4570

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454) about female genital mutilation, how many of the 17 community projects funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Government Equalities Office include Scotland or are based in Scotland.   HL4571

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454), whether the female genital mutilation community engagement initiative funded by the Home Office covers the whole of the United Kingdom or just England and Wales.   HL4572

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454), whether the new female genital mutilation unit is conducting nationwide outreach across the whole of the United Kingdom or just England and Wales.   HL4573

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454), what process is in place to handle enquiries received by the female genital mutilation unit from individuals or organisations based in Scotland. 
   HL4574

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the withdrawal of Russian military personnel now alleged to be in the territory of Ukraine; and what steps they are taking to mobilise funds for aid and investment in Ukraine.   HL4575

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

6 January (20 January)

HL3954 Lord Blencathra [MoJ]

8 January (22 January)

HL4023 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4024 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4025 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4026 Earl Attlee [MoD]

HL4039 Lord Marlesford [HO]

12 January (26 January)

HL4054 Lord Eames [MoD]

HL4055 Lord Eames [MoD]

HL4077 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

HL4081 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

HL4082 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCLG]

15 January (29 January)

HL4187 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL4202 The Lord Bishop of St Albans [HO]

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

[DCLG] 4

[HO] 2

[MoD] 6

[MoJ] 1

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality)

Private Member’s

6 February

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

Private Member’s

6 February

Stamp Duty Land Tax (Money Bill-13 January)

Government

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances)

Private Member’s

 

Control of Horses

Private Member’s

 

Lords Spiritual (Women) (Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Local Government (Review of Decisions)

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

6 February

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Deregulation (Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consent to be signified)

Government

3 February

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Recall of MPs

Government

 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Counter-Terrorism and Security (Consent to be signified)

Government

2 February

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Pension Schemes (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed) (Consent to be signified)

Government

5 February

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL] (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL] (Consent signified)

Private Member’s

 

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

 

National Insurance Contributions

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reason

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed) (Consent signified)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Commons Affirmative Resolution

   

Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Amendment) Measure

   

Ecclesiastical Property Measure

   

Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure

   

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 Emissions Performance Standard Regulations 2015

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2015

   

Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2015

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Employment Allowance (Care and Support Workers) Regulations 2015

   

Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Banking Reform) (Pensions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015

   

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015

   

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2015

   

Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

23rd Report

 

Draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Shale Oil and Gas and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

   

Draft Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Approved Regulator) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Warrant) (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015

   

Draft Groceries Code Adjudicator (Permitted Maximum Financial Penalty) Order 2015

   

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2015

   

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015

   

Draft General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015

   

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Crime) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Care and Support (Business Failure) Regulations 2014

 

3 February

Draft Care and Support (Children’s Carers) Regulations 2014

 

3 February

Draft Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014

19th Report

3 February

Draft Care and Support (Market Oversight Criteria) Regulations 2014

 

3 February

Draft Armed Forces Pension (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Consequential and Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft National Health Service Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Police Pensions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015

21st Report

3 February

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) (Amendment) Scheme 2014

 

4 February

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Draft Local Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

 

4 February

Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Forms) Order 2015

 

4 February

Draft Parliamentary Elections (Forms) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

2 February

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015

 

2 February

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015

 

2 February

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

3 February

Draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015

 

2 February

Draft Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015

 

2 February

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015

 

4 February

Draft Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015

 

3 February

Draft Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Draft National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015

 

3 February

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015

 

3 February

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015

 

4 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015

   

Draft British Nationality (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015

23rd Report

 

Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Downloading of Data) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2015

   

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015

24th Report

 

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Protected Disclosures (Extension of Meaning of Worker) Order 2015

   

Draft Shared Parental Leave and Leave Curtailment (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2015

   

Draft Freedom of Information (Designation as Public Authorities) Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Ballot Paper) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Childcare Payments (Eligibility) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015

   

Draft Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015

   

Draft Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

   

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Community Right to Challenge (Business Improvement Districts) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2015

   

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2015

   

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

   

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Road Safety Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015

   

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2015

   

Draft Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

14th Report

   

Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

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

10 December

 

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

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

11 December

 

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

11 December

 

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

11 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

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

13 December

 

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014

14 December

 
 

21st Report

   

Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014

9 February

 
 

23rd Report

   

Deduction from Wages (Limitations) Regulations 2014

12 February

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2015

29 January

Negative

Draft Order reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Super Affirmative

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee) Order 2015 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

29 January

4 February

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

11 February

 

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

Report

 

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

15th and 21st Reports

4 February

Forthcoming Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

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.

Tuesday 3 February

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.00am

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

10.30am
in Residence 1

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 4 February

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.00am

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 5 February

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Tuesday 10 February

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 11 February

   

European Union

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

10.30am

Tuesday 24 February

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Monday 2 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 29 January 2015 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

Public Business

1 House of Lords: oral questions A question was asked by Baroness Sharples and answered by the Leader of the House.

2 Armed Forces: aircraft carrier A question was asked by Lord Empey and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

3 Oil prices: rural consumers A question was asked by the Earl of Courtown and answered by Baroness Verma.

4 Northern Ireland A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Randerson.

5 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Wheatcroft and Baroness Perry of Southwark set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

6 Procedure The Chairman of Committees moved that the 4th Report from the Select Committee (Amendments to legislative procedures) (HL Paper 95) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

7 Exports: Government support (2½-hour debate) Baroness Wheatcroft moved that this House takes note of the Government’s support for British exports. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8 Schools: reforms (2½-hour debate) Baroness Perry of Southwark moved that this House takes note of the progress of the Government’s school reforms. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

9 National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015 
Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015 
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 
Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015 
Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015 
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015

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

10 Palestine: recognition Lord Steel of Aikwood moved that this House takes note of the Resolution of the House of Commons of 13 October 2014 that "this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution", and that this recommendation has also been adopted by the European Parliament, and the Parliaments of Sweden, France, Ireland, Portugal and Luxembourg. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 7.19pm until Monday 2 February at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 3.30pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Law Commissions-Government response to the Report of the Law Commissions on the Regulation of Health Care Professionals and the Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England.              (8995)

2 Science and Technology-Government response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on National Health Screening.    (8999)

Legislative Reform Order

The following order was laid before the House under section 14 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 together with an explanatory document recommending the negative resolution procedure:

Draft Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2015.

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2015, laid under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996.   (-)

2 Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015, laid under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

3 Draft General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Over-arching Objective) and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (References to Court) Order 2015, laid under the Health Act 1999.

4 Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

5 Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

6 Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

7 Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Crime) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015, laid under the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.   (51)

2 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Freezing of Funds) (Revocation) Regulations 2015, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (81)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Security Industry Authority

(2) Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of the Security Industry Authority

laid under the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

2 (1) Accounts for 2012 of Severn River Crossing Plc

(2) Accounts for 2013 of Severn River Crossing Plc

laid under the Severn Bridges Act 1992.

3 Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of the Office for Legal Complaints, laid under the Legal Services Act 2007.

4 Report for 2013–14 of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Fund, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

Prepared 30th January 2015