Higher Education and Research Bill — Report (4th Day) — 15 Mar 2017 at 20:00

Lord Prescott was absent

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

159: Schedule 9, page 104, line 38, after “matters” insert “, the charitable sector”

Moved by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

162: Schedule 9, page 105, line 2, leave out from “least” to end of line 4 and insert “-(a) one person with relevant experience of Scotland;(b) one person with relevant experience of Wales;(c) one person with relevant experience of Northern Ireland;with the respective agreement of the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

164: Schedule 9, page 105, line 9, after “matters” insert “, the charitable sector”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

165: Schedule 9, page 105, line 15, leave out “nine” and insert “twelve”

Moved by Baroness Brown of Cambridge

166: Schedule 9, page 105, line 16, at end insert-“( ) In the case of Innovate UK, the Council must have a non-executive Chair, and the non-executive Chair and the majority of the Council members must be from science-related business backgrounds.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

167: Schedule 9, page 105, line 20, at end insert “after consulting the chair of UKRI”

168: Schedule 9, page 107, line 11, at end insert-“Executive Committee8A_(1) UKRI must establish a committee called “the Executive Committee”.(2) The Executive Committee is to consist of-(a) the CEO, who is to be its chair,(b) the CFO,(c) the executive chair of each of the Councils, and(d) such other members as the CEO may appoint.(3) Those appointed under sub-paragraph (2)(d)-(a) must be employees of UKRI, and(b) if they cease to be such employees, may not continue as members appointed under that provision.(4) The Executive Committee may establish sub-committees, and a sub- committee so established is referred to in this Schedule as an “Executive sub-committee”.(5) An Executive sub-committee may include persons who are not members of UKRI, Council members or employees of UKRI.(6) UKRI must pay such allowances as the Secretary of State may determine to any person who-(a) is a member of an Executive sub-committee, but(b) is not a member of UKRI, a Council member or an employee of UKRI.”

169: Schedule 9, page 107, line 13, after “Councils” insert “and the Executive Committee”

170: Schedule 9, page 107, line 33, leave out sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) and insert-“(1) UKRI, a Council and the Executive Committee may each determine their own procedure and the procedure of any relevant committee.(1A) “Relevant committee” means-(a) in the case of UKRI, a general committee,(b) in the case of a Council, a Council sub-committee established by it, and(c) in the case of the Executive Committee, an Executive sub- committee.(2) But sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the rest of this paragraph.”

171: Schedule 9, page 108, line 16, after “committee,” insert “or of the Executive Committee or any Executive sub-committee,”

172: Schedule 9, page 109, line 8, at end insert-“( ) The report must include a statement regarding how UKRI has cooperated with the OfS during that year.”

173: Schedule 9, page 109, line 31, leave out from beginning to third “the” and insert “But UKRI may do any of the following only in accordance with terms and conditions specified from time to time by”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

174: Schedule 9, page 110, line 14, leave out “paragraph” and insert “paragraphs 8A and”

175: Schedule 9, page 110, line 23, leave out “paragraph” and insert “paragraphs 8A and”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

176: Clause 88, page 58, line 12, at end insert-“(4) Before making regulations under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.(5) UKRI must, if requested to do so by the Secretary of State, carry out such a consultation, on behalf of the Secretary of State, of such persons.(6) In such a case, UKRI must carry out the consultation in accordance with such directions as the Secretary of State may give.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

178: Clause 91, page 60, line 12, leave out subsection (3) and insert-“(3) A “relevant specialist employee”, in relation to a Council, means-(a) a researcher or scientist employed by UKRI to work in the Council’s field of activity (see the table in subsection (1)), or (b) a person who has knowledge, experience or specialist skills which is or are relevant to the Council’s field of activity and is employed by UKRI to work in that field of activity.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

179: Clause 91, page 60, line 18, after “contributing” insert “(whether directly or indirectly)”

180: Clause 91, page 60, line 18, after “growth” insert “, or an economic benefit,”

181: Clause 91, page 60, line 18, after “Kingdom,” insert-“( ) advancing knowledge (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere and whether directly or indirectly) in, or in connection with, science, technology, humanities or new ideas,”

182: Clause 91, page 60, line 24, at end insert-“(6) Before making regulations under subsection (5), the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.(7) UKRI must, if requested to do so by the Secretary of State, carry out such a consultation, on behalf of the Secretary of State, of such persons.(8) In such a case, UKRI must carry out the consultation in accordance with such directions as the Secretary of State may give.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

183: Clause 92, page 60, line 31, leave out subsection (3) and insert-“(3) Arrangements under this section must require Innovate UK, when exercising any function to which the arrangements relate, to have regard to-(a) the need to support (directly or indirectly) persons engaged in business activities in the United Kingdom,(b) the need to promote innovation by persons carrying on business in the United Kingdom, and(c) the desirability of improving quality of life in the United Kingdom.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

185: Clause 97, page 62, line 39, after “subsection (1)” insert “in respect of those functions”

186: Clause 97, page 63, line 9, after “subsection (1)” insert “in respect of those functions”

187: Clause 97, page 63, line 15, at end insert-“( ) provide for the allocation of the whole or a part of the grant to a particular Council and for subsequent changes in that allocation,”

188: Clause 97, page 63, line 22, at end insert-“( ) Where the Secretary of State makes a grant to UKRI under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must publish-(a) the amount of the grant, and(b) if the terms and conditions of the grant allocate the whole or a part of that amount to a particular Council-(i) the name of the Council, and(ii) the amount of the grant which is so allocated to it.”

Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

189: Clause 99, page 64, line 7, at end insert-“(za) the Haldane principle, where the grant or direction mentioned in subsection (1) is in respect of functions exercisable by one or more of the Councils mentioned in section 91 (1) pursuant to arrangements under that section,”

190: Clause 99, page 64, line 8, after “principle” insert “, in any case”

191: Clause 99, page 64, line 10, at end insert-“(2A) The “Haldane principle” is the principle that decisions on individual research proposals are best taken following an evaluation of the quality and likely impact of the proposals (such as a peer review process).”

Moved by Lord Smith of Finsbury

194A: Clause 108, page 67, line 26, at end insert-“( ) Where a decision to be made by the OfS or UKRI relates to-(a) the power to award research degrees; or(b) research students;the OfS and UKRI must make the decision jointly.”

Ayes 101, Noes 142.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con132 (+2 tell) 250.6%
Crossbench3 107.1%
DUP1 025.0%
Judge1 06.7%
Lab0 72 (+2 tell)33.6%
LDem1 1111.1%
Non-affiliated1 313.3%
PC0 150.0%
UKIP1 033.3%
Total:140 9929.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)aye
The Duke of WellingtonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
The Duke of SomersetCrossbenchno
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno

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