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The Week Ahead in the House of Lords
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Baroness Neville-Rolfe
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take any steps to improve the product recall system; and if so, whether they intend introduce a time limit for replacing tumble driers recalled due to safety concerns.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Low of Dalston
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to report the outcome of the consultation on the introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification launched in March 2016; and whether they still intend to introduce those reforms in 2018.
15:20* Oral Question *Baroness Quin
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the creative industries regarding Brexit. [I]
15:25* Oral Question *Baroness Gale
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the rise in online and verbal abuse targeting families with disabled children.
15:30* Motion The Senior Deputy Speaker intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
followed by Committee Motion Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Viscount Chandos be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Harrison, resigned.
followed by Committee Motion Communications
The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that Lord Gordon of Strathblane be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Hart of Chilton, deceased.
followed by Legislation Space Industry Bill [HL]
Committee (day 2) Lord Callanan 1st and 2nd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee and 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee
followed by Debate Lord Dubs
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of hospitals in West London, particularly in relation to their proposals to sell off much of the site of the existing Charing Cross hospital. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Brexit: energy security
(at 10:30 AM) Ambassador Jean-Christophe Fueeg, Head International Energy Affairs, Swiss Federal Office of Energy
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Financial regulation and supervision following Brexit
(at 10:15 AM) Mr Mark Hoban, Chairman, Flood Re Ms Joanna Cound, Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, BlackRock Ms Catherine McGuinness, City of London Corporation (at 11:15 AM) Mr Stephen Jones, Chief Executive Officer, UK Finance Mr Simon Lewis, Chief Executive, Association for Financial Markets in Europe
10:15 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3A Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
Citizenship and Civic Engagement
(at 11:30 AM) Dr Avril Keating, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education Ms Liz Moorse, Senior Manager, Association for Citizenship Teaching Mr Tom Franklin, CEO, Citizenship Foundation Mr James Weinberg, Sheffield University
10:30 Committee Room 2A Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Brexit: reciprocal healthcare
(at 10:30 AM) Mr Roger Boaden, Member, European Citizen's Rights in the EU Mr Christopher Chantrey OBE, Member of the Steering Committee, British in Europe (at 11:15 AM) Ms Samia Badani, Head of Campaigns, New Europeans Ms Anne-Laure Donskoy, Founding Co-Chair, the3million
10:30 Archbishops' Room, Millbank House International Relations Committee
Private Meeting
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Lord Hain
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent money laundering through British banks by families and businesspeople linked to the government of South Africa.
11:10* Oral Question *Baroness Donaghy
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of households in fuel poverty; and what action they intend to take to reduce that number.
11:20* Oral Question *Lord Green of Deddington
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 September (HL1251), how much of the nearly £200 million provided to moderate opposition groups in Syria was for political support; and what was the nature of that assistance.
11:25* Oral Question Topical oral question.
Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 13 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 17 October.
11:30* Debate Lord Greaves
To move that this House takes note of the future availability of resources for the provision of District Council services in two-tier areas. (Balloted Debate, 2½ hours)
followed by Debate Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economy of failure to agree a transition deal with the European Union. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
followed by Debate Lord Black of Brentwood
To move that this House takes note of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele and of Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to commemorate it. (Balloted Debate, 2½ hours)
followed by Debate Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
To move that this House regrets that the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, in delaying the review of the regulations governing the provision of community pharmaceutical services, do not prevent the closure of community pharmacies resulting from the budget cuts in 2016–17 and 2017–18 and changes to the way the funding is distributed (SI 2017/709).
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Brexit: competition
(at 10:10 AM) Ms Kate Bell, Trades Union Congress Ms Caroline Normand, Which? Professor Steve Fothergill, Industrial Communities Alliance
10:30 Committee Room 1 EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
Brexit: sanctions policy
(at 11:00 AM) Sir John Sawers GCMG, Chairman, Macro Advisory Partners and former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Monday, 23 October 2017
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Haskel
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deal with the concerns of the Money Advice Service and the Financial Conduct Authority about the level of consumer and personal debt in the United Kingdom.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Crisp
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the life science industrial strategy, published on 30 August, with regard to its findings on making the United Kingdom the best place for life sciences businesses to grow and on collaboration with the National Health Service.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Morris of Aberavon
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 5 September (HL Deb, col 1828), what further consideration they have given to reviewing the Armed Forces Act 2006 to deal with serious offences committed by members of the armed forces.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Roberts of Llandudno
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether banks and building societies are able to undertake immigration checks on approximately 70 million United Kingdom bank accounts as required by the Immigration Act 2016.
15:00 Legislation Space Industry Bill [HL]
It is expected that the Committee stage of the Space Industry Bill [HL] will continue, and that it will conclude.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Allen of Kensington
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the current penalties, including custodial sentences, for animal welfare offences in England to bring them into line with the European average.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Rennard
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy to reduce the number of MPs to 600 in accordance with the Parliamentary Voting and Constituencies Act 2011.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding Brexit.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Baroness Afshar
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of official announcements relating to terrorism focussing on the perpetrator’s creed rather than the crime committed; and whether any such assessment has informed their practice in such cases.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Trefgarne
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to protect members of the armed forces from repeated inquiries into the same incident.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Grocott
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the legislative arrangements giving rise to the Register of Hereditary Peers who wish to stand for election to the House of Lords.