House of Lords Business

Monday 28 July 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that debt management organisations serve the interests of their clients.

*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any future peace settlement in South Sudan is inclusive.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the timeline is for the development, construction and completion of HS3.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase local oversight of schools.

Consumer Rights Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Consumer Rights Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 60
Schedule 1
Clauses 61 to 63
Schedule 2
Clauses 64 to 70
Schedule 3
Clauses 71 to 75
Schedule 4

Clauses 76 and 77
Schedules 5 and 6
Clauses 78 and 79
Schedule 7
Clause 80
Schedule 8
Clauses 81 to 91.

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

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

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

†Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

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

†Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Lord Popat to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

†Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the Order laid before the House on 24 June be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 24 July

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Faulks] 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee, 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 14th Report, Session 2013–14, from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Farrell Review of architecture and the built environment. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Baroness Boothroyd to move that this House welcomes the appointment of Baroness Stowell of Beeston as Leader of the House of Lords, but regrets the decision of the Prime Minister to diminish the standing of the House by failing to make her a full member of the Cabinet; and requests that the Prime Minister reconsiders this decision. 5th Report from the Constitution Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Northover] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Nash] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Tuesday 29 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop patients being unnecessarily sectioned because of shortages of mental health beds.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend the Landlord and Tenant Acts to require landlords actively to notify tenants of changes to service charges, insurance premiums and insurance excesses.

*Baroness Hanham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local people are aware of, and are using, the new community rights created under the Localism Act 2012.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 25 July.

†High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill (Carry-over) Baroness Kramer to move that the Order of 8 May 2014 be varied as follows:

Before paragraph (5) insert-

"(4A) The Order of the House of 30 July 2013 relating to electronic deposit of documents shall apply in respect of a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in Session 2014–15 or Session 2015–16 and subsequently brought up from that House as in respect of the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in this Session."

Data Retention Regulations 2014 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Astor of Hever]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), 41st Report, Session 2013–14, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the Regulations fail to take account of concerns raised by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee about contract override; and fail to take account of the view of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments that there appears to be doubt as to whether it would be intra vires to introduce the proposed exception to copyright and rights in performance without also providing for a compensation scheme".

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Second Reading Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Insurance Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Second Reading Committee [Lord Newby]

Wednesday 30 July at 11.00am

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the enactment and operation of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

*Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with regard to the recommendations of the Confidential Inquiry into the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities in the year since their response to the Confidential Inquiry.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to increase transparency and openness in the implementation of universal credit.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 28 July.

†Standing Orders (Public Business) The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move 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 Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move 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.

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

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill will conclude.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 12 noon

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move 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). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to set up an independent review of the Channel Tunnel security regime to consider whether it is proportionate and appropriate to current threats and risks. (1 hour)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to encourage music education for children with physical disabilities. (1 hour)

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 29 July for debate on 16 October. Time limit 2½ hours

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

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

Baroness Hooper to move that this House takes note of developments in Latin America in the cultural, economic and political spheres.

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

Baroness Tonge to move that this House takes note of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013.

Lord Sharkey to move that this House takes note of the case for increased regulation of fee-charging debt management services.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the case for reform of the law relating to financial provision on divorce.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the rise of extremist political parties across Europe.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of the role of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and Cabinet government.

Lord Greaves to move that this House takes note of the provision of local bus services.

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

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 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. (4 June)

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. (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)

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

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 24 July and due for answer by 7 August.

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 10 July (WA 78), when they intend next to raise within the European Union the issue of unlawful incursions by Spanish vessels into British territorial waters.   HL1488

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure there is clear and transparent information about the availability of brownfield land for development.   HL1489

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish the responses to their consultation on extending the Charity Commission’s powers to tackle abuse in charities; and if so, when.   HL1490

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons why, according to their recent Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Interim Report, 4.5 per cent of people affected have downsized to smaller accommodation, compared with the 25 per cent estimated in the impact assessment Housing Benefit: Under occupation of social housing, published in 2012.   HL1491

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their recent Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Interim Report, what incentives they intend to make available to social landlords to encourage offers of alternative housing to be made to people affected by the removal of the spare room subsidy.   HL1492

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the British Army last inserted forces for combat operations by means of parachute drop at greater than platoon strength other than under the control of the Director of Special Forces.   HL1493

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom has ever been offered the opportunity to attend Eurogroup meetings; and if so, on how many occasions and what was their response.   HL1494

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of employment practices in the United Kingdom supermarket sector.   HL1495

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with ministers of the Welsh Government during the last 12 months regarding replacing, or amending, the Barnett Formula as it applies to Wales.   HL1496

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will include in their passenger franchising specifications to encourage the growth of rail freight.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Rail Freight Group
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Board Member, European Rail Freight Association
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Public Member, Network Rail
 HL1497

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether future franchising specifications will encourage the carriage of small freight, parcels and letters on passenger trains.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Rail Freight Group
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Board Member, European Rail Freight Association
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Public Member, Network Rail
 HL1498

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress in negotiations between the Association of British Insurers and the British Lung Foundation over the last three months to establish a long-term funding scheme for mesothelioma research.
   HL1499

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with (1) the insurance industry, and (2) the British Lung Foundation, regarding establishing a long-term funding scheme for mesothelioma research.   HL1500

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the total number of fatalities from mesothelioma expected in the next 30 years.   HL1501

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the role of Department of Health officials in the negotiations between the insurance industry and the British Lung Foundation to establish a long-term funding scheme for mesothelioma research.   HL1502

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what correspondence they have received in 2014 from (1) Members of the House of Lords, and (2) Members of the House of Commons, concerning the establishment of a long-term scheme for mesothelioma research funded by the insurance industry.   HL1503

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish details of all meetings between ministers and the Association of British Insurers in the past 12 months.   HL1504

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Angola regarding food insecurity in that country; and whether they have encouraged that government to undertake an assessment of the situation.   HL1505

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring forward legislation to establish a new public body to hold the Public Forest Estate to account.   HL1506

Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the forthcoming General Election, they will consult the Opposition about the appointment of a Chief Executive of the Civil Service on a five year contract.   HL1507

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any discussions with their partners in the Responsibility Deal about the recent introduction of vodka sorbet in supermarkets.   HL1508

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiarity in Nigeria has failed to deal with oil pollution from its pipelines, as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme.   HL1509

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of oil pollution on the Bodo community in Rivers State in Nigeria; and whether they have any plans to meet representatives of Royal Dutch Shell to ascertain a timetable for the clean up of the oil spills there.   HL1510

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to request information from Royal Dutch Shell on any plans to ensure that its pipeline infrastructure in Nigeria is properly maintained to international standards.   HL1511

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to increase the number of students enrolling in further and higher education; and how they intend to fund any growth in student numbers in 2015–16, in the light of the announcement on 20 July that the student loan book will not be sold.   HL1512

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Civitas entitled Playing the Game: The enduring influence of the preferred Ofsted teaching style, and in particular the claim that teachers change their lessons plans during Ofsted inspections.   HL1513

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support universities to address the problems highlighted in the recent report published by the Nuffield Foundation and the London School of Economics entitled Black and Minority Ethnic Access To Higher Education: A Reassessment.   HL1514

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information and personal data are provided to the Albanian authorities on unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Albania making asylum claims in the United Kingdom; and whether such children are informed or asked to consent to the transfer of such information and personal data before they are transferred.   HL1515

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of how many Albanian asylum seekers claiming to be children, information was sought from the Albanian authorities leading to the identification of 23 individuals who were suspected of providing incorrect information about their age and the establishment of Operation Coldspell in December 2013.   HL1516

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 2 July (WA 273), what steps they intend to take to tackle the estimated increase in young people in schools to over eight million by 2023.   HL1517

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to restore and update the Cabinet Office Precedent Book.   HL1518

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent calculations by the Taxpayers’ Alliance that £120 billion of public funds was wasted last year; and what actions they are taking to ensure that public spending offers value for money.   HL1519

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of how civilians in Gaza can best be protected.   HL1520

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide medical aid in Gaza, in particular to hospitals treating injured civilians.   HL1521

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement by the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights that Israel’s latest military offensive in Gaza "could amount to war crimes".   HL1522

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of training in autism awareness National Careers Service advisers are expect to have.   HL1523

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of patients whose treatment was incomplete have waited (1) for their appointment, and (2) for treatment, for longer than (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (3) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.   HL1524

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many admitted patients waited (1) for their appointment, and (2) for treatment, for longer than (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (3) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years.   HL1525

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-admitted patients waited (1) for their appointment, and (2) for treatment, for longer than (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (3) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years.   HL1526

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete waited (1) for their appointment, and (2) for treatment, for longer than (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (3) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years.   HL1527

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many admitted patients have waited (1) for their appointment, and (2) for treatment, for longer than (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (3) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.   HL1528

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-admitted patients have waited (1) for their appointment, and (2) for treatment, for longer than (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, and (3) 52 weeks, at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.   HL1529

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

2 July (16 July)

HL767 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DWP]

7 July (21 July)

HL872 Lord Swinfen [BIS]

8 July (22 July)

HL890 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL891 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL892 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL893 Lord Knight of Weymouth [MoJ]

HL894 Lord Berkeley [BIS]

HL938 Lord Rooker [HO]

10 July (24 July)

HL1020 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

HL1021 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

HL1045 Lord Touhig [MoJ]

HL1059 Lord Laird [NIO]

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

[BIS] 2

[DWP] 1

[HO] 3

[MoJ] 5

[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

 

Referred to a Second Reading Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

29 July

Waiting for Commitment

   

Deregulation (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Infrastructure [HL]

Government

 

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish 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

 

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

28 July

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

29 July

Serious Crime [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

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Relevant Care Functions) (England) Regulations 2014

5th Report

28 July

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

3rd Report

28 July

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Equal Pay Audits) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Local Audit (Auditor Panel Independence) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

 

28 July

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

 

28 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014

6th Report

28 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014

6th Report

28 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014

6th Report

28 July

Draft Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014

6th Report

28 July

Draft Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014

6th Report

28 July

Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014

6th Report

28 July

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014

 

28 July

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014

 

28 July

Draft Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014

 

28 July

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014

41st Report, Session 2013–14

29 July

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014

 

29 July

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

   

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

   

Draft Data Retention Regulations 2014

7th Report

29 July

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

6th Report

   

Draft Capacity Market Rules 2014

28 July

 

Draft Modifications to the Special Conditions of National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC’s Transmission Licence (EMR No. 1 of 2014)

28 July

 

Draft Modifications to Transmission Licences and Documents Maintained Under Licences (EMR No. 2 of 2014)

25 July

 

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 28 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 29 July

   

Extradition Law

Select Committee

Visit to Westminster Magistrates’ Court

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 30 July

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

Noon

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

Monday 13 October

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 October

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Wednesday 15 October

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

Joint Committee

10.00am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 24 July 2014 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

Select Committee Report

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

Status of the Leader of the House of Lords. (5th Report, HL Paper 41)

Public Business

2 Qatar: migrant workers A question was asked by Lord Monks and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

3 Royal Gallery: restoration A question was asked by Baroness Trumpington and answered by the Chairman of Committees.

4 Asylum: Afghan interpreters A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

5 Israel and Palestine: humanitarian aid A question was asked by the Earl of Courtown and answered by Baroness Northover.

6 Welfare of Cats Bill [HL] Lord Black of Brentwood presented a bill to make provision about the commercial breeding of cats; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 41)

7 Procedure The Chairman of Committees moved that the 1st Report from the Select Committee (House of Lords Reform Act 2014: consequential changes to the procedures of the House; Recess tabling of written questions; Legislative Consent Motions) (HL Paper 20) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

8 Procedure The Chairman of Committees moved that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (Amendments to the Standing Orders relating to Private Business) (HL Paper 32) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

9 Standing Orders (Private Business) The Chairman of Committees moved that the standing orders relating to private business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 12 Posting of notices in case of tramway, etc., bills (HC 12)

Line 11, after "in" insert ", or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to,"

Line 15, after the first "in" insert ", or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to,"

Line 19, after "road" insert ", or where that is not reasonably practicable, in some conspicuous position as close as is reasonably practicable to the street or road"

Standing Order 12A Posting of notices in case of tramway, etc., bills (HC 12)

Leave out Standing Order 12A and insert-

"In the case of a bill by which it is proposed to stop up or divert any specified public footpath or bridleway, not later than 20th November notice of the proposal shall be displayed in a prominent position-

at each end ("the notifiable end") of the part of the footpath or bridleway proposed to be stopped up or diverted; or

where the notifiable end is not reasonably accessible or its exact location is not readily visible, at some other place where the notice is likely to come to the attention of persons seeking to use the footpath or bridleway."

Standing Order 27 Deposit of plan, book of reference, section, etc. (HC 27)

Line 98, after "Sewer" insert "or water pipe the internal diameter of which exceeds 1 metre"

Line 104, after "waterwork" insert "(not including any underground pipe the internal diameter of which does not exceed 1 metre)"

Standing Order 39 Deposit of copies of bills at government departments and public bodies (HC 39)

Line 4, leave out paragraph 2

Standing Order 55 Section (HC 55)

Line 6, at end insert "by reference to Ordnance Survey or Chart datum"

Line 8, leave out from "thereof" to end of line 17.

The motion was agreed to and the amendments were ordered to be published. (HL Paper 34)

10 Insurance Bill [HL] Lord Newby moved that the bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2½-hour debate) Lord Alton of Liverpool moved that this House takes note of international compliance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights concerning freedom of belief. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Health: organic food A question was asked by Lord Taverne and, after debate, answered by Baroness Jolly.

13 Agriculture and food industry (2½-hour debate) Lord Plumb moved that this House takes note of the role of agriculture and the food industry in the economy of the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

14 European Union: Report on 2013–14 (EUC Report) Lord Boswell of Aynho moved that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on 2013–14 (1st Report, HL Paper 6). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 
Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014 
Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 
Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014 
Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 
Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014 
Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014 
Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 
Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014 
Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014

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

The House adjourned at 7.29pm until Monday 28 July at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 Lord Popat, on behalf of Baroness Kramer, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat, on behalf of Baroness Kramer, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.28pm.

Papers 

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 English Coast (Isle of Wight) Order 2014, laid under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
     (1940)

2 Control of Explosives Precursors Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1942)

3 Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014, laid under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.   (1964)

Prepared 25th July 2014