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The Week Ahead in the House of Lords
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Lord Faulkner of Worcester
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to counter the increase in metal theft on the railway network, from construction sites and from churches.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Bird
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 26 November 2018 (HL11361), by what means, if at all, they require public bodies to act, and to demonstrate how they act, in a manner which seeks to ensure that the needs of the present generation are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
15:20* Oral Question *Baroness Wheeler
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Institute for Public Policy Research’s report Social care: Free at the point of need—the case for free personal care in England, published on 23 May, and whether this matter will be addressed in the forthcoming Social Care Green Paper.
15:25* Oral Question *Lord Scriven
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of a rise in the number of homophobic attacks.
15:30* Legislation Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [HL]
Third Reading [Lord Young of Cookham]
followed by Legislation National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill
Second Reading [Lord Young of Cookham] If the bill is read a second time, Lord Young of Cookham to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
followed by Statutory Instruments Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019
Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 June be approved. 53rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
followed by Motion to Regret Lord Grantchester
To move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end insert “and that this House supports the objective of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and acknowledges the substantial implications of this Order for the United Kingdom; but regrets that Her Majesty’s Government have (1) given little detail of how the emissions target will be met; (2) made a substantial change in policy without the full and proper scrutiny that such a change deserves; and (3) not introduced regulations under section 30 of the Climate Change Act 2008 to include greenhouse gases from (a) international aviation, or (b) international shipping, as part of the emissions target.
followed by Statutory Instruments Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Specified Scottish Authority and Barred Lists) Order 2019
Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 May be approved. 53rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modification) Order 2019
Lord Duncan of Springbank to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 May be approved.
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:15 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2A Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 4 International Relations Committee
Private Meeting
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Baroness Anelay of St Johns
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they give to the work of the World Food Programme.
11:10* Oral Question *Lord Blunkett
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the likely reduction in spend by higher education institutions in England on student teaching and contact time were the recommendations of the independent panel report to the Review into Post-18 Education and Funding implemented.
11:20* Oral Question *Lord Hain
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to grant a pension to the severely injured victims of the Northern Ireland conflict represented by the WAVE Trauma Centre.
11:25* Oral Question *Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Investigation into the unlawful death of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi, published on 19 June; and whether, in the light of that report, they will call on the United Nations to institute a full, high-level judicial inquiry into such crimes.
11:30* Debate Lord Paddick
To move that this House takes note of the impact of government policy on knife crime.
followed by Short Debate Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Report on the Financial Conduct Authority’s further investigative steps in relation to RBS GRG, published on 13 June; and what plans they have to mitigate against any future mistreatment of small and medium-sized enterprises. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
followed by Debate Baroness Janke
To move that this House takes note of the impact of recent benefit changes on vulnerable people.
followed by Legislation Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill
Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the order of commitment of 19 June be discharged and the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 1 EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Visit Communications Committee
Monday, 1 July 2019
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Pearson of Rannoch
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote national awareness of the European Union law-making process, in particular the roles and powers of (1) the European Commission, (2) COREPER, (3) the Council of Ministers, (4) the European Court of Justice, and (5) the European Parliament.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Haskel
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take following the adoption by the House of Commons on 1 May of a motion declaring an environment and climate emergency.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures they follow to ensure the accuracy of any statistics used by ministers in parliamentary proceedings.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce for Lung Health’s five year plan for improving lung health in England.
15:00* Debate Lord Forsyth of Drumlean
To move that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Measuring Inflation (5th Report, HL Paper 246).
followed by Debate Lord Bassam of Brighton
To move that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities The future of seaside towns (HL Paper 320).
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Kennedy of Southwark
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to remove any impediments to selling public land to local authorities or housing associations at below its market value in order to increase the number of affordable houses. [I]
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Evans of Watford
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of homes for social rent.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Massey of Darwen
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that appropriate consideration is being given by all departments to other policy areas alongside the preparations for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.
14:55* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 26 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 28 June.
15:00* Statutory Instruments Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019
Baroness Buscombe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 April be approved.
followed by Legislation Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL]
Third Reading [Lord Keen of Elie]
followed by Debate Viscount Younger of Leckie
To move that this House takes note of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding led by Philip Augar.
Grand Committee
15:30 Debate Lord Butler of Brockwell
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy and timetable for re-designating academic health science centres. (1 hour) [I]
16:30 Debate The Earl of Sandwich
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recent European Union–Western Balkans summit in Sofia has strengthened their support for European Union enlargement now and after Brexit. (1 hour)
17:30 Debate Lord Berkeley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they take to provide Parliament with up to date cost and cost/benefit information for major infrastructure projects to which public money has been committed. (1 hour)
18:30 Debate Lord Alton of Liverpool
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between their aid programmes and human rights and the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, and in particular the case of Asia Bibi. (1 hour)
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *The Earl of Clancarty
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to people suffering from asthma, including on access to medicines.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Clark of Windermere
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of bullying, harassment and abuse in the National Health Service in England.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Kennedy of Southwark
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to remove any impediments to selling public land to local authorities or housing associations at below its market value in order to increase the number of affordable houses.
15:25* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 27 June, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 1 July.
15:30* Motion Baroness Smith of Basildon
To move that, further to the resolutions of this House on 14 and 28 January, and that of the House of Commons on 14 March, it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the costs and implications for the United Kingdom of exiting the European Union without a withdrawal agreement on 31 October 2019, and that the committee should report its findings by 30 September 2019.
followed by Debate Lord Harris of Haringey
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to mitigate the risks posed by the wreck of SS Richard Montgomery. (1½ hours)
Grand Committee
15:45 Legislation Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill
If the motion in the name of Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 27 June is agreed to, it is expected that the Grand Committee on the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill will be taken in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.