House of Lords Business

Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Deech to ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the impact on the effectiveness of the scrutiny of legislation of the introduction of further digitalisation.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Sudan, with particular reference to the continuing aerial bombardment of civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

*Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 January (HL4107), how the activities of regulatory agencies are monitored to ensure their effectiveness in the scrutiny of the economic and public sectors they supervise.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Head of the United States Army’s statement that he is "very concerned" about cuts to Britain’s defence budget.

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

National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Groceries Code Adjudicator (Permitted Maximum Financial Penalty) Order 2015 Lord Popat to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 January be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

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

Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Newby 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 2 March

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015 Lord Newby to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 February be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Banking Reform) (Pensions) Regulations 2015 Lord Newby to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 Lord Newby to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 January be approved. 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Special attention drawn to the instrument), considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill Committee [Lord Best]

Lord Best to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Modern Slavery Bill Third Reading [Lord Bates]

Deregulation Bill Third Reading [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ Consents to be signified)

Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 February be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Pannick to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Order unfairly and inappropriately increases fees for civil proceedings above costs and so damages access to justice."

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 21st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Randerson] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Randerson] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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. (1 hour)

Future Business 

Thursday 5 March at 11.00am

*Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the education of girls and young women and gender equality in developing nations.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to foster greater public understanding about the prevention of sexual violence against girls and women in the light of the publication of the What is Consent toolkit by the Crown Prosecution Service.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage women to participate in sports on a professional basis.

†*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the intention of the Lake District National Park Authority to sell areas of land in the Lake District.

Baroness Jolly to move that this House takes note of women’s economic empowerment and the progress in achieving it that has been made in the United Kingdom and internationally.

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. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the continuing challenge of HIV and AIDS. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Monday 9 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the roll-out of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme by all police forces in March 2014, whether a review has been held of how the scheme has been implemented by police forces in England and Wales; and if so, what are the results.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve screenings at healthcare settings, including HIV clinics, to screen for gender-based violence and to provide the necessary support for affected women.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the situation in Ukraine.

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Nations Women analysis of the progress made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Georgia) Order 2015 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 February

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Moldova) Order 2015 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 February

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) Order 2015 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 February

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

†Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Secondary Legislative Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 26th Report from the Secondary Legislative Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Third Reading [Lord Purvis of Tweed]

†Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Report (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 10 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the public reaction to their Command Paper Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the Republic of Cyprus and other European Union member states about the proposal to establish a Russian military base on Cyprus.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are awaiting assessment for Personal Independence Payments.

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

†Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2014 be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Special attention drawn to the instrument), considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

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).

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).

Wednesday 11 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to uprating fully or partly the state pensions of British pensioners currently living overseas whose pensions are frozen.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to carry out a full assessment of, and public consultation on, the environmental, landscape and community impacts of any schemes that take place for exploratory fracking before granting any consent for commercial shale gas extraction.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received in the past year from organisations dealing with the welfare of immigrants expressing concerns about the current immigration regulations.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will conclude.

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. (1½ hours)

Thursday 12 March at 11.00am

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the planning laws regarding the excavation of basements in residential properties; and, if so, what those plans are.

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the recent changes in the procedures to access tribunal hearings, and whether these changes have been beneficial to employees.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the introduction of a statutory register of lobbyists.

†Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill Third Reading [Lord Faulks]

†House of Commons Commission Bill Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Monday 16 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether income tax revenue received from top rate taxpayers has increased or decreased since the rate was cut from 50 per cent to 45 per cent; and by how much.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on innovation by National Health Service clinicians.

*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the impact of international migration on the population of the United Kingdom, taking into account the children of immigrants already in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the public are not allowed to appeal against a decision to remove certain drugs from the Cancer Drugs Fund list of approved drugs.

Tuesday 17 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent reported difficulties of wheelchair users in obtaining taxis at the same price as others, what plans they have to bring into force sections 165 and 167 of the Equality Act 2010.

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term funding is in place for the College of Social Work.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the Forestry Commission’s stake in Forest Holidays and to ensure that in the event of a sale by the majority shareholder they would not lose all management control of any future development.

Wednesday 18 March at 3.00pm

*The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in response to the recommendations of the recently published Theos report Speaking Up.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the overall travel costs of ministerial visits within the United Kingdom during the first three months of 2015.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the importance of the visitor economy to the United Kingdom.

Thursday 19 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make PSHE a statutory part of the school curriculum.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to maximise the number of people on the electoral register before the deadline of 20 April by which people must register to vote in the General Election on 7 May.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the strategy of the United States-led coalition for clearing the Daesh out of the territories which they currently occupy in Syria and Iraq.

Monday 23 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about lifting the blockade of Gaza.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to review the exclusion of life peers from voting at General Elections.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the main aims of the Turkish Presidency of the G20 in 2015.

*Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the BBC about increasing its Russian language programming and distribution, including via the internet.

Tuesday 24 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 13 February (HL 4675), what plans they have to reduce the deficit and to make the public more aware of the effect on living standards of the United Kingdom’s debt servicing costs, which are currently £766 per annum per person or £1,841 per household.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with those involved in the planning of the proposed new concert hall for London.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for detecting and shadowing non-NATO naval units which may enter the United Kingdom’s territorial waters without prior authority.

Wednesday 25 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on devolution of services and powers in England; and what work has been done to provide a basis for a future government to advance that agenda.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the current security situation in Europe, they will bring forward the commencement date for the next defence review.

*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to monitor the impact of new laws against the purposes of their enactment and also the extent, consistency and cost of their implementation.

Thursday 26 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have given to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s request for an updated reply by 1 February to its concerns about the development of the South Bank and that development’s impact on the Palace of Westminster as part of the Westminster World Heritage Site.

*Baroness Henig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the introduction of a system of regulation for private investigators as announced by the Home Secretary on 31 July 2013.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the impact on community safety of the reduction in police numbers, including the reduction in traffic police.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

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

Lord Tugendhat to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU and Russia: before and beyond the crisis in Ukraine (6th Report, HL Paper 115). 20 February 2015

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the City of Birmingham (Scheme of Elections) Order 2015 is unnecessary and is a distraction from the urgent priority for Councillors to focus on improving the quality of service delivery to the people of Birmingham. (SI 2015/43)

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)

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 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 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)

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)

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)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic priorities for international development after April 2015. (11 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 what is their assessment of the 70th anniversary commemorations of the bombing of Dresden. (16 December: amended 24 February)

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)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact shared spaces have on blind and vision impaired people and whether guidance for local authorities is clear enough. (2 February: amended on 4 February)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the December 2014 report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS, Access Denied, into access to medicines in the developing world. (9 February)

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have learnt from the European Union Balance of Competences exercise; and what action they intend to take as a result. (11 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 3 March and due for answer by 17 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 February (HL4892), whether they have identified any other speculative accounts in the media of the likely timetable for the first mitochondrial donation cycle, based on the research shared on a confidential basis with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) Expert Panel; and what steps they and the HFEA have taken in order to ensure that the general public are properly informed of the speculative nature of such accounts.   HL5362

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fate of the Assyrian Christian prisoners abducted by Daesh on 24 February from Syrian villages along the River Khabour in Hassaka Governorate.   HL5363

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 January (HL3422) and the remarks by Earl Howe on 24 February (HL Deb, col 1621), why there is no universally agreed definition of genetic modification in humans if there is not "a scientifically based alternative" to the working definition devised by the Chief Medical Officer; and how other countries have hitherto proceeded without such a working definition.   HL5364

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 February (HL4711) and the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 25 February (HC224623), what criteria are used by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in determining whether the modification of an embryo culture medium by a clinician prior to its use with permitted gametes or embryos and their ensuing introduction into patients would be considered as the manufacture of a new medical device; and whether the MHRA is notified of individual instances as reported in HFEA inspection reports when the users and manufacturers of such products would accordingly be considered as the same individuals.   HL5365

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, may now face execution by beheading for his decision to renounce his religion.   HL5366

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the courts in the Maldives to deny former President Nasheed rights of appeal; and what discussions with the Commonwealth have taken place about the rule of law in the Maldives.   HL5367

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to bring before Parliament current proposals by the Lake District National Park Authority to sell land in the Lake District.   HL5368

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumptions have been made by Monitor and NHS England on the size of the overall NHS provider sector deficit for 2015–16 should their proposed Enhanced Tariff Offer be accepted.   HL5369

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning Mossad’s recent analysis of Iran’s nuclear programme.   HL5370

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning its plan to expropriate 500 dunams of land in East Jerusalem for a landfill site.   HL5371

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the reported shooting of a man on the roof of his family home in Deheishe refugee camp.   HL5372

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the shooting of a Palestinian student drinking from a water fountain in a Jerusalem school, what representations they will make to the government of Israel concerning schools in the West Bank becoming secure areas for children. 
   HL5373

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report in Haaretz that Israel already has a plan to evacuate the communities along the Gaza Strip border, what assessment they have made of the likelihood of military action in that area; and what steps they are taking with the international community to prepare to evacuate Gazan citizens in the event of such action.   HL5374

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in respect of encouraging the release from prison of Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights; and what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain concerning torture of detainees and execution without trial of political prisoners.   HL5375

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have played in relation to the Duchy of Cornwall’s Consultation on its Governance Review of St Mary’s Harbour.   HL5376

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to follow up the letter from the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Industry of Germany received on 4 November 2014 offering £15 million to support a collaborative United Kingdom–German geothermal research and development project at the Eden Project; and whether they intend to support that project and an application for European Regional Development Fund funding in the second and third quarters of this year.   HL5377

Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of Iran’s compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1835 on nuclear non-proliferation.   HL5378

Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of bomb attacks against Fatah officials in the Gaza Strip.   HL5379

Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether Iran’s construction of a heavy-water research reactor at its Arak facility places that country in breach of its international obligations.   HL5380

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek advice from the Propriety and Ethics team in the Cabinet Office about launching the consultation on adding caste to the list of protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 in a 12-week period that overlaps the general election.   HL5381

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which dates the bidding process for the contract to manage the proposed Secure College will be launched; and by which dates bids must be received.   HL5382

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which dates the bidding process for the contract to provide education at the proposed Secure College will be launched; and by which dates bids must be received.   HL5383

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which date the winning bids from the contracts to manage and provide education at the proposed Secure College will be decided.   HL5384

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which date the names of the winning bidders for the contracts to manage and provide education at the proposed Secure College will be published.   HL5385

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government on which date the criteria will be published by which the winning bids for the contracts to manage and provide education at the proposed Secure College will be evaluated.   HL5386

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed Secure College is to be classified as a place of safety for children under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.   HL5387

Lord Brougham and Vaux to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the reason for the placement of the new clock at the end of the Content Lobby.   HL5388

Lord Hughes of Woodside to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid by NHS England to private health providers for treatments for National Health Service patients in each of the last five years; and how those figures compare to costs in (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland. 
   HL5389

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what qualifications and quality standards are required of contractors’ staff in contact with detainees at Yarl’s Wood and other detention centres.   HL5390

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what training is provided to contractors’ staff at Yarl’s Wood and elsewhere; how long such training lasts; and whether it is provided before or during their deployment at Yarl’s Wood.   HL5391

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proposed body cameras at Yarl’s Wood detention centre will record speech as well as movement.   HL5392

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to roll out superfast broadband to rural areas of the United Kingdom.   HL5393

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to fast-track those rural areas which have not received funding for superfast broadband.   HL5394

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the lack of superfast broadband on businesses, farming communities, households and the elderly, particularly in rural areas.   HL5395

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will use Compton Bassett in Wiltshire as a pilot test case for installing superfast broadband in rural areas due to its special and unusual challenges.   HL5396

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 2 December 2014 (HL3199) and 20 January (HL3958), why, and since when, they have transferred the administration of the Remembrance Sunday events at Wayne’s Keep in Cyprus to UNFICYP; why family members of those who died during the Cyprus Emergency were not invited, or their attendance facilitated; and why they do not support the accessible Memorial Service at the British Cemetery in Girne where family members and regimental representatives are able to be present.   HL5397

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 2 December 2014 (HL3199) and 20 January 2015 (HL3958), whether, and to what extent, the change in the administration of the Wayne’s Keep service and their lack of representation at the Girne Remembrance Sunday services is the result of diplomatic concessions. 
   HL5398

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were consulted by the London School of Economics concerning its decision to refuse admittance to previously invited guests at a lecture by the Foreign Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ozdil Nami, on 17 February, because of threats of violence by Greek-Cypriot activists, and if so when; whether the Cyprus Embassy lodged any form of objection with them; and what response was tendered.   HL5399

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on their commitment to provide extra assistance to Azure Card users undertaking necessary travel.   HL5400

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 November 2014 (HL Deb, cols 545–67), what further information has been provided to individuals for support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 on how to apply for extra assistance, and in which languages.   HL5401

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts have been made to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to sign up to the Azure Card scheme; and how many small and medium-sized enterprises have applied to join in the last year for which records are available.   HL5402

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 is intended to promote a form of temporary support, Azure Card users can be returned to provision under section 95 for cash support after a period of one year.
   HL5403

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what urgent action they will take to include reference in enforcement instructions and guidance to the assessment of risks relating to detaining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals in immigration detention centres.   HL5404

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Iran’s financial and material support to Hezbollah.   HL5405

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the treatment of detainees in Yarl’s Wood revealed by Channel Four and by Women for Refugee Women, what is their response to the recommendation of the All-Party Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention that "women who are victims of rape and sexual violence should not be detained" and that such women should be added to the Home Office list of "groups of people who should not be detained as it is unsuitable".   HL5406

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of lives saved as a result of the United Kingdom’s military action in Libya; and what is their estimate of the number of lives lost in Libya since January 2013.   HL5407

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have fulfilled their pledge of £20 million to kick-start Gaza’s economy made at the reconstruction conference in Cairo on 12 October 2014; how much of the total amount pledged at that conference has been paid; and what action they are taking to encourage other donor countries who have not yet done so to fulfil their pledges.   HL5408

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 24 February (HL4951), whether, before delivery of the Intercity Express Programme, the operators will be able to specify the interior layouts to optimise their appeal to the passenger market.
   HL5409

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal by the European Commission to ban the use of halogen light bulbs throughout the European Union; whether they will oppose any such policy; and whether they consider that it would comply with the principle of subsidiarity.   HL5410

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest net migration figures, what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s ability to control immigration numbers in the context of European Union and international rules and interventions.   HL5411

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to involve those displaced by the conflict in Syria in any future peace process, in particular to ensure that the voices of minority groups are heard.   HL5412

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review their resettlement policy for Syrian refugees in the light of the number who are continuing to seek refuge.   HL5413

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial and other support has been given, or will be given, to the governments of Lebanon and Jordan to ensure they can keep their borders open for Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in that country.   HL5414

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given to traumatised Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.   HL5415

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether further military action by coalition forces in Syria and Iraq will further displace civilians; and what plans are in place if that happens.   HL5416

Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Admiral Nurses are employed in each of the local authority districts in England; and how that relates to the numbers of individuals suffering from dementia in those areas.   HL5417

Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for increasing the numbers of Admiral Nurses to ensure that all individuals with dementia, and their families, have access to the support provided by those nurses.   HL5418

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what investment they have made in endoscopy services over the last five years; and what investment will be made in endoscopy services in the next five years, in the light of changes in expected demand for endoscopy services.   HL5419

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of introducing mandatory Joint Advisory Group on gastrointestinal endoscopy (JAG) Accreditation for both public and private endoscopy units.   HL5420

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of trained and certified colonoscopists needed to meet the demand for colonoscopies and flexible sigmoidoscopies over the next five years.   HL5421

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many men and women over the age of 74 have opted in to the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme by (1) screening hub, and (2) screening centre.
   HL5422

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 February (HL4934), what direct voter registration work the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are undertaking, or planning to undertake, with schools, further education colleges, apprentice and trainee providers and universities in advance of the 2015 General Election registration deadline on 20 April 2015.   HL5423

Lord Storey to ask the Chairman of Committees how many job vacancies within the House of Lords were advertised on the parliamentary website in 2014; and what proportion of posts filled were available to external candidates.   HL5424

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of government-placed advertising, including information and advice advertisements, in each of the last five years in (1) print media, (2) television, and (3) radio, broken down by government department.   HL5425

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of government-placed advertising, including information and advice advertisements, in each of the last five years, broken down by issue or purpose of advertisement.   HL5426

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current government-placed advertising campaigns, broken down by issue or purpose of advertisement.   HL5427

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

20 January (3 February)

HL4291 Lord Beecham [BIS]

21 January (4 February)

HL4341 Lord Hunt of Chesterton [DCLG]

27 January (10 February)

HL4462 Baroness King of Bow [HMT]

10 February (24 February)

HL4893 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4894 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4895 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4896 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4897 Lord Myners [HMT]

12 February (26 February)

HL5016 Lord Allen of Kensington [BIS]

HL5039 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5040 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5041 Lord Myners [HMT]

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

[BIS] 2

[DCLG] 1

[HMT] 9

     

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

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Commons Commission

Government

12 March

Health Service Commissioner for England (Complaint Handling)

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

 

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Private Member’s

 

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

Private Member’s

4 March

Control of Horses

Private Member’s

 

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances)

Private Member’s

 

Local Government (Review of Decisions)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

9 March

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

4 March

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

4 March

Lords Spiritual (Women) (Consent signified)

Government

12 March

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

9 March

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion not passed)

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

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

Government

 

Recall of MPs

Government

 

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 Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

27th Report

 

Draft Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft False or Misleading Information (Specified Care Providers and Specified Information) Regulations 2015

   

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1) Regulations 2015

   

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

   

Draft Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 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

26th Report

 

Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Knowledge of English) Order 2015

   

Draft Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2015

   

Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Proxy Purchasing of Tobacco, Nicotine Products etc. (Fixed Penalty Amount) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Local Authorities (Prohibition of Charging Residents to Deposit Household Waste) Order 2015

   

Draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2015

   

Draft Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers and Review Officers) Order 2015

   

Draft Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Powers of Entry: Safeguards) (England) Order 2015

   

Draft Aviation Security Act 1982 (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Passenger, Crew and Service Information (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Authority to Carry Scheme (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Authority to Carry Scheme) Regulations 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

4 March

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

25th Report

4 March

Draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

23rd Report

4 March

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

 

4 March

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

 

4 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

24th Report

 

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

4 March

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

 

4 March

Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015

 

4 March

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

 

4 March

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

 

4 March

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

 

4 March

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

 

10 March

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

 

10 March

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

 

10 March

Draft Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015

 

10 March

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

 

9 March

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

9 March

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

 

9 March

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

 

10 March

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

25th Report

9 March

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015

26th Report

9 March

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

 

10 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

4 March

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Restraint Orders (Legal Aid Exception and Relevant Legal Aid Payments) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Emissions Performance Standard Regulations 2015

   

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015

27th Report

 

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2015

   

Draft Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (Special Trustees) Amendment Regulations 2015

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) Regulations 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 Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) Order 2015

27th Report

 

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Revenue Information) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Broadcasting Act 1996 (Renewal of Local Radio Multiplex Licences) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Insolvency (Protection of Essential Supplies) Order 2015

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2015

   

Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

26th Report

   

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

18 March

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (Detained Persons) Regulations 2015

18 March

 

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

19 March

 
 

27th Report

   

Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

25 March

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

City of Birmingham (Scheme of Elections) Order 2015

12 March

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Super
Affirmative

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

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 (Northern Irish and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

11 February

4 March

Forthcoming Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

Lord Shaw of Northstead

31 March

 

Lord Tombs

31 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.

Wednesday 4 March

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Monday 9 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 10 March

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

12 noon

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

5.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 11 March

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 12 March

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Wednesday 18 March

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 23 March

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 24 March

   

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 3 March 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Select Committee Report

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

28th Report. (HL Paper 128)

Public Business

2 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness D’Souza) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Pension Schemes Act

c 8

Serious Crime Act

c 9

3 Cyclists: safety A question was asked by Lord Jordan and answered by Baroness Kramer.

4 Schools: academies A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Nash.

5 Police: complaints A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Lord Bates.

6 Electoral registration A question was asked by Lord Tyler and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

7 Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Kramer moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 16 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Baroness Kramer moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Kramer moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2015 Baroness Kramer moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Child exploitation in Oxfordshire Lord Nash repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre Lord Bates repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

13 Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill The report was received. Amendment 1 was disagreed to (see division). Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned.

14 Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015 
Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015
Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015 
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015 
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 
Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015 
Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015

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

15 Ebbsfleet Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Maternity services in Morecambe Bay Earl Howe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

17 Health: rare diseases A question was asked by Lord Turnberg and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

18 Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 25. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 33.

The House adjourned at 10.01pm until Wednesday 4 March at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Anti-social Behaviour (Authorised Persons) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations and Appeals) Order 2015. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.19pm.

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 29 January, was withdrawn:

Draft Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2015.

Command Papers

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

1 Energy-Cutting the Cost of Keeping Warm: a Fuel Poverty Strategy for England   (9019)

2 Post-Legislative Scrutiny-Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010.    (9021)

3 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Code of Practice for Officers exercising functions under Schedule 1) Regulations 2015. (12 February)   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. (23 February)   (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004.   (413)

2 Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.   (414)

3 (1) Magistrates’ Courts (Injunctions: Gang-related Violence) Rules 2015   (421)

(2) Magistrates’ Courts (Injunctions: Anti-Social Behaviour) Rules 2015   (423)

laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.

4 (1) Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015               (424)

(2) Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (427)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

5 Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement (No. 8) and Consequential Provisions) Order 2015, laid under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.   (428)

6 Ship Recycling Facilities Regulations 2015, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.               (430)

7 Independent Police Complaints Commission (Complaints and Misconduct) (Contractors) Regulations 2015, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002.   (431)

8 Temporary Exclusion Orders (Notices) Regulations 2015, laid under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.   (438)

9 Salmon and Migratory Trout (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) (England) Order 2015, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967.   (441)

10 Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2015, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.   (443)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Gas Supply Licences (Machine-Readable Codes No. 1 of 2015)

(2) Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences (Machine-Readable Codes No. 1 of 2015)

laid under the Energy Act 2013.

2 Draft Code of Practice about the sanctions for non-compliance with the biometric registration regulations, laid under the UK Borders Act 2007.

3 Civil List Pensions Warrant 2014–15, laid under the Civil List Act 1972.

Division on 3 March 2015 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Lord Mendelsohn moved amendment 1, in clause 3, page 4, line 1, after "policies" to insert "and performance". The House divided:

Contents 187

Not-contents 256

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Bew, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Crawley, B.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Gale, B.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Grocott, L.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Hylton, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Krebs, L.

Laming, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McCluskey, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Manningham-Buller, B.

Mar, C.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Moser, L.

Norwich, Bp.

Nye, B.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Paul, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rebuck, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Skidelsky, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Snape, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Sugar, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Winston, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Adebowale, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Byford, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Coussins, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cullen of Whitekirk, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Doocey, B.

Dundee, E.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Greenway, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hogg, B.

Hollins, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hurd of Westwell, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janke, B.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Birmingham, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lothian, M.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

May of Oxford, L.

Meacher, B.

Mobarik, B.

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Parminter, B.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Pinnock, B.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quirk, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rawlings, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Spicer, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Suttie, B.

Swinfen, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tenby, V.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warnock, B.

Warsi, B.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wolf of Dulwich, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 4th March 2015