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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Lords Chamber
14:30 New Peer Introduction Lord Houghton of Richmond will be introduced.
14:30* Oral Question *Lord Black of Brentwood
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people with a diagnosis of atrial fibrilation who were admitted to hospital with a stroke in 2016–17 were not on an appropriate anti-coagulation therapy prior to admission.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Walmsley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of doctors from European Economic Area states working in the United Kingdom who may be planning to leave the NHS after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Pinnock
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the £8.4 billion of European Structural Investment Funds allocated to local government for the 2014–20 period is made available for the support of businesses and infrastructure improvements and that an equivalent value of funding is available for the period after 2020.
14:55* Oral Question *Baroness Randerson
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increases in train fares due to be introduced in January 2018.
followed by Motion Lord Henley intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments Small Business Commissioner (Scope and Scheme) Regulations 2017
Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 6 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017
Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 6 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2017
Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 6 December
followed by Legislation Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]
Committee (day 4) [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th Report from the Constitution Committee
followed by Debate Lord Cashman
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their human rights priorities in the light of Brexit. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4A Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy
(at 10:10 AM) Professor Sir Mark Walport FMedSci FRS, CEO designate, UK Research and Innovation
10:15 Committee Room 3 EU Justice Sub-Committee
Brexit: citizens' rights
(at 10:30 AM) Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Immigration Minister, Home Office
15:15 Committee Room 4A Artificial Intelligence Committee
Artificial Intelligence
15:15 Committee Room 2 Communications Committee
The advertising industry
(at 3:30 PM) Dr Michael Grenfell, Executive Director - Enforcement, Competition and Markets Authority Mr Miles Lockwood, Director - Complaints and Investigations, Advertising Standards Authority Mr Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner - Policy, Information Commissioners Office (at 4:30 PM) Mr James Collier, Co-Founder, Prism Professor Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School
15:45 Committee Room 3A Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
Private Meeting
16:00 Committee Room 3 European Union Committee
Private Meeting
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Lord Chidgey
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the interests of broadening Commonwealth influence, they propose to provide observer or similar status to non-Commonwealth member countries to attend the 2018 Commonwealth Summit in London.
15:10* Oral Question *Baroness Neville-Rolfe
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards establishing a single national standard for household recycling.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number and percentage of students who will pay back their student loans in full.
15:25* Oral Question *Baroness Chakrabarti
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 December (HLWS325) announcing plans for a new National Economic Crime Centre hosted in the National Crime Agency, how they intend to the safeguard the independence of the Serious Fraud Office.
15:30* Legislation Data Protection Bill [HL]
Report (day 2) [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 6th and 9th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee
followed by Debate Baroness Scott of Needham Market
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will further consider transitional arrangements for state pension provision for women born in the 1950s. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)
Lords Committees
09:30 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
(at 9:45 AM) Mr Steve Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union Mr Robert Buckland MP, Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office Mr Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3A Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
Citizenship and Civic Engagement
(at 10:30 AM) The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government Ms Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Mr Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Children and Families, Department for Education Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office
10:30 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 4 International Relations Committee
Private Meeting
14:00 Committee Room 2 Artificial Intelligence Committee
Artificial Intelligence
14:00 Other Services Committee
Private Meeting
16:15 Other Finance Committee (Lords)
Private Meeting
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Lord Beith
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact of measures announced in the Budget on the north east of England.
11:10* Oral Question *Lord Anderson of Swansea
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of revelations contained in the Paradise Papers, particularly in relation to the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.
11:20* Oral Question *Lord Addington
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the transfer of responsibilities relating to Disabled Students’ Allowances for some students to higher education providers, whether they intend to publish a best practice guide for those institutions; if so, when; and if not, why not.
11:25* Oral Question Topical oral question.
Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 8 December, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 12 December.
11:30* Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park)
To move that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 19 December to enable the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Burns to begin before oral questions.
followed by Debate Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde
To move that this House takes note of the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, On measuring the number of vulnerable children in England, published in July.
followed by Short Debate Lord Bird
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the root causes of poverty and disadvantage in the United Kingdom. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
followed by Debate Lord Bach
To move that this House takes note of the report of the Bach Commission, The Right to Justice, published in September.
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
Friday, 15 December 2017
Lords Chamber
10:00 Legislation Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Baroness Hamwee]
If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Hamwee to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
followed by Legislation Immigration Control (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws]
If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
followed by Legislation Local Government Elections (Referendum) Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Lord Balfe]
If the bill is read a second time, Lord Balfe to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
Monday, 18 December 2017
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Holmes of Richmond
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enforce minimum wage legislation to end the practice of unpaid internships, and whether they have considered any legislative change.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Sheehan
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Tyler of Enfield
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Nash on 23 November 2016 (HL Deb, col 1947), what progress they have made with testing new approaches to mental health assessments for looked-after children which were due to commence in April or May this year.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Wallace of Saltaire
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to improve surveillance of the United Kingdom’s borders, including at smaller ports and harbours, coastal waters and private airstrips.
15:00* Committee Motion Procedure
The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee Revisions of Private Business Standing Orders (HL Paper 34), and the proposed changes to those Standing Orders, be agreed to.
followed by Statutory Instruments Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017
Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 November be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Sub-national Transport Body (Transport for the North) Regulations 2017
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 November be approved. 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Instrument not reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments)
followed by Debate Baroness Tyler of Enfield
To move that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Financial Exclusion Tackling Financial Exclusion: A country that works for everyone? (Session 2016–17, HL Paper 132).
followed by Debate Lord Whitty
To move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: trade in non-financial services (18th Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 135).
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Naseby
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review their policy on capping domestic energy prices in the light of measures taken by the energy industry to change tariffs to help those most at risk, and to increase competition.
14:40* Oral Question *Viscount Ridley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of Public Health England’s decision to include vaping within its stop smoking campaign for 2017, they will now review vaping regulations in line with the commitment in the Tobacco Control Plan for England; and if so, when.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support women to use the legal system to challenge sexual harassment in the workplace.
15:00* Debate Lord Burns
To move that this House takes note of the Report of the Lord Speaker’s committee on the size of the House.
followed by Motion If the motion in the name of the Lord Privy Seal on Thursday 14 December is agreed to, it is expected that the motion in the name of Lord Burns will be taken as first business after Prayers.