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The Week Ahead in the House of Lords
Monday, 25 June 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 New Peer Introduction Lord Pickles and Baroness Sater will be introduced.
14:30* Oral Question *Lord Fox
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Apprenticeship Levy.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Dubs
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the people of Northern Ireland of not having a functioning Executive and Assembly.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Lucas
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will adopt the use of “they” as the singular pronoun in all future legislation in preference to gendered pronouns.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Campbell-Savours
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the value of introducing identity cards following Brexit.
15:00* Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Canada Trade Agreement) Order 2018
Baroness Fairhead to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 May be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2018
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 May be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, E, F, and H) Order 2018
Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 May be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018
Lord Bates to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 May be approved. Special attention drawn to the instrument by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 26th Report
followed by Motion Lord Ashton of Hyde intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 May be approved. 32nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Information Sharing Code of Practice: Code of Practice for public authorities disclosing information under Chapters 1, 3 and 4 (Public Service Delivery, Debt and Fraud) of Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 21 May be approved. 32nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Research Code of Practice and Draft Accreditation Criteria
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 21 May be approved. 32nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Data Sharing Code of Practice: Code of practice for civil registration officials disclosing information under section 19AA of the Registration Service Act 1953
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 21 May be approved. 32nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Statistics Statement of Principles and Draft Code of Practice on changes to data systems
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 21 May be approved. 32nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Debate Lord McKenzie of Luton
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to address the issues arising from the 2017 review of automatic workplace pension enrolment; and what is the proposed timetable. (1½ hours)
Lords Committees
13:30 Committee Room 4 Middle Level Bill Committee
Middle Level Bill
16:00 Committee Room 4A National Security Strategy
Oral Evidence Session
(at 4:15 PM) Rt: Hon: David Lidington MP, Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster Mr Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive, National Cyber Security Centre
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 New Peer Introduction Lord Lilley and Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown will be introduced
14:30* Oral Question *Lord Leigh of Hurley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the use of the definition of anti-Semitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, together with its guidance notes.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Featherstone
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 17 July 2013 (HC Deb, col 106WS), how the package of benefits for communities in the areas around Hinkley Point C has been implemented so far; and how much the benefits provided to date have been worth.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Blunkett
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to (1) improve the performance of the Border Force at United Kingdom airports, and (2) reduce delays in clearing EEA and non-EEA passengers through immigration.
14:55* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 20 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 22 June.
15:00* Motion The following two motions are expected to be debated together.
followed by Debate Baroness Goldie
To move that this House takes note of the forthcoming NATO Summit.
followed by Debate Lord Howell of Guildford
To move that this House takes note of the Report from the International Relations Committee The NATO Summit 2018 (3rd Report, HL Paper 143).
followed by Debate Lord Storey
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure the provision of high quality youth services for young people in England. (1½ hours)
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4 Middle Level Bill Committee
Middle Level Bill
10:30 Committee Room 2 Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee
Private Meeting
11:30 Committee Room 4A Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee
Private Meeting
14:30 Committee Room G Bribery Act 2010 Committee
Private Meeting
15:15 Committee Room 2 Communications Committee
The internet: to regulate or not to regulate?
(at 3:30 PM) Dr Orla Lynskey, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE Law Dr Nicolo Zingales, Lecturer in Competition and Information Law, University of Sussex (at 4:30 PM) Professor John Naughton, Senior Research Fellow, CRASSH, University of Cambridge Ms Ewa Luger, Chancellor's Fellow, Digital Arts and Humanities, University of Edinburgh
15:30 Committee Room 1 Economic Affairs Committee
Private Meeting
15:45 Committee Room 3A Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
Private Meeting
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Lord Pearson of Rannoch
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in pursuit of their anti-terrorism strategy, they will require preaching in mosques and teaching in madrassas in England and Wales to be monitored for hate speech against non-Muslims.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Bassam of Brighton
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of Professor John Jerrim in his paper The association between attending a grammar school and children’s socio-emotional outcomes, published in May, that grammar schools do not promote social mobility; and what continuing benefit they anticipate from the increased funding recently announced for grammar schools.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Balfe
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they anticipate the outcome of the Turkish general election on 24 June will have on the government of Turkey’s treatment of those in prison, and in particular on its alignment with the principles laid down by the European Court of Human Rights.
15:25* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 21 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 25 June.
15:30* Legislation Civil Liability Bill [HL]
Third Reading [Lord Keen of Elie]
followed by Legislation Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill
Report [Lord Henley]
followed by Motion to Regret Lord Ramsbotham
To move that this House regrets that the Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations and the Detention Centre (Amendment) Rules 2018 were made before Stephen Shaw CBE had completed his review of the implementation of the report, Review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons, preventing his concerns about the definition of torture from being taken into account, and resulting in a definition too complex to be easily applied by caseworkers and doctors being included (SIs 2018/410 and 2018/411).
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
The Future of REACH regulations post-Brexit
(at 10:30 AM) Ms Anita Lloyd, Legal Director, Squire Patton Boggs Ms Roz Bulleid, Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy, EEF Ms Libby Peak, Senior policy adviser, Green Alliance Ms Silvia Segna, REACH Executive, Chemical Industries Association
10:00 Committee Room 4 Middle Level Bill Committee
Middle Level Bill
10:15 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Archbishops' Room, Millbank House International Relations Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3A Liaison Committee (Lords)
Review of investigative and scrutiny committees
(at 10:40 AM) Mr Christopher Warner, Head of Policy and Legislation Committee Service , Welsh Assembly (at 11:25 AM) Mr Ken Hughes, Assistant Chief Executive, The Scottish Parliament
14:00 Committee Room 4 Middle Level Bill Committee
Middle Level Bill
16:15 Other Finance Committee (Lords)
Private Meeting
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Lord Haskel
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion reached by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence in their paper Below the Aggregate: A Sectoral Account of the UK Productivity Puzzle, published in May, that some of the UK’s largest and most internationally competitive companies account for the biggest reduction in UK productivity growth.
11:10* Oral Question *Lord Farmer
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Boarding School Partnership information service; and how many children who would otherwise have been taken into local authority care have been given places in state boarding schools as a result of the service.
11:20* Oral Question *Lord Shutt of Greetland
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to look again at the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005 in its report The Inquiries Act 2005: post-legislative scrutiny (HL Paper 143), published in March 2014, in the light of the report by the National Audit Office Investigation into government-funded inquiries, published in May.
11:25* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 22 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 26 June.
11:30* Debate Lord Armstrong of Ilminster
To move that this House takes note of the role and responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners.
followed by Short Debate Lord Alton of Liverpool
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
followed by Debate Baroness Thomas of Winchester
To move that this House takes note of the different challenges facing disabled people in the United Kingdom in 2018.
Grand Committee
13:00 Debate Lord Sheikh
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Sudan and of the opportunities for furthering United Kingdom trade, educational and cultural ties with Sudan. (1 hour)
14:00 Debate Lord Lingfield
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the provision of long-term rehabilitation for stroke survivors. (1 hour)
15:00 Debate The Earl of Caithness
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to counter the decline in songbird numbers and the threat that invasive non-native species pose to such birds. (1 hour)
16:00 Debate Lord Purvis of Tweed
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the British Council Building Young People’s Resilience to Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa, published on 12 December 2017, what are their priorities for preventing and countering violent extremism. (1 hour)
17:00 Debate Lord Loomba
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote International Widows’ Day and to help widows following the finding of The Global Widows Report 2015 that their numbers are increasing due to conflict. (1 hour)
Friday, 29 June 2018
Lords Chamber
10:00 Legislation Registration of Marriage Bill [HL]
Committee [The Lord Bishop of St Albans]
followed by Legislation Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill
Second Reading [Baroness Donaghy]
If the Bill is read a second time, Baroness Donaghy to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
followed by Legislation Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill
Second Reading [Lord Knight of Weymouth]
If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
Monday, 2 July 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 New Peer Introduction Baroness Bryan of Partick and Baroness Barran will be introduced.
14:30* Oral Question *Baroness Benjamin
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to respond to the increase in demand for endoscopy services to prevent bowel cancer through early diagnosis.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with the Welsh Government to improve railway connectivity within Wales.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Wallace of Saltaire
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the strategic rationale for the deployment of Royal Navy ships east of the Malacca Straits.
14:55* Oral Question *Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdom’s democratic system is resilient against Russian interference.