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The Week Ahead in the House of Lords
Friday, 27 April 2018
Lords Chamber
10:00 Legislation Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL]
Committee [Lord Soley]
followed by Legislation Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Lord Cormack]
If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Cormack to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
Monday, 30 April 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Baroness Lister of Burtersett
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the benefit cap on child and family wellbeing since that cap was lowered in 2016–17.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Balfe
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the attendance of United Kingdom executives at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum from 24 to 26 May.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many countries the Secretary of State for International Trade has visited since the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Pearson of Rannoch
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that the Muslim population of England grew 10 times faster than the general population between 2001 and 2016; what is their estimate of future growth; and what is their assessment of the impact of that trend on the relationship between Sharia and domestic law.
15:00* Legislation European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Report (day 4)
[Lord Callanan] 12th, 20th and 23rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee
Lords Committees
14:00 Committee Room 3 European Union Committee
Post-Brexit UK-EU relations
(at 3:00 PM) Ms Jude Kirton-Darling MEP, Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament Mr Daniel Hannan MEP, Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Baroness Finn
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans, if any, for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon, following the Hendry Review published in January 2017.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that non-disclosure agreements are not used to cover up criminal behaviour or silence victims, and that there are no financial or other consequences imposed when a breach of an agreement is in the public interest.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Randerson
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on procurement of the Government’s fleet of vehicles.
14:55* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 25 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 27 April.
15:00* Legislation Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL]
Consideration of Commons Amendments [Baroness Buscombe]
followed by Statutory Instruments Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2018
Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 March be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Combined Authorities (Borrowing) Regulations 2018
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 March be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2018
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 March be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment—Protected Disclosure) Regulations 2018
Baroness Manzoor to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 March be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Legislative Reform (Constitution of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Order 2018
Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 March be approved. 18th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018
Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 March be approved.
Lords Committees
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Justice Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
15:15 Committee Room 2 Communications Committee
The internet: to regulate or not to regulate?
(at 3:30 PM) Dr Damian Tambini, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics Mr Mark Bunting, Partner, Communications Chambers (at 4:30 PM) Mr Myles Jackman, Legal Director, Open Rights Group
15:15 Committee Room 4A Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Off-site manufacture for construction
15:30 Committee Room 1 Economic Affairs Committee
Private Meeting
15:45 Committee Room 3 European Union Committee
Scrutiny of UK withdrawal from the EU
(at 4:00 PM) Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Department for Exiting the European Union
15:45 Committee Room 3A Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
Private Meeting
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their Creative Industries Sector Deal, announced on 28 March, will address the skills shortages in those industries.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Dubs
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging for food, drink and other consumer items.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the response of the National Health Service to cyber attacks.
15:25* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 26 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 30 April.
15:30* Legislation European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
It is expected that the Report stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will continue.
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Brexit: plant and animal biosecurity
(at 10:30 AM) Dr Paul Walton, Head of Species, Scotland, RSPB Mr Matt Elliot, Conservation Advisor, The Woodland Trust Mr Simon Doherty, Junior Vice President, British Veterinary Association
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 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Brexit: the proposed UK-EU security treaty
(at 10:45 AM) Mr Richard Martin, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Mr Steve Smart, Director of Intelligence, National Crime Agency
10:30 The Lord Speaker's Room House of Lords Commission
Private Meeting
10:40 Committee Room 4 International Relations Committee
Middle East: Time for New Realism follow-up
(at 10:40 AM) The Rt. Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday, 3 May 2018
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *The Lord Bishop of St Albans
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of levels of gambling advertising.
11:10* Oral Question *Lord Blunkett
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, in consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority, to improve the experience of passengers requiring assistance when travelling through airports in the United Kingdom.
11:20* Oral Question *Lord Bruce of Bennachie
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical support they plan to provide to enable the establishment of a nationwide video relay service for users of British and Irish sign language.
11:25 Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 27 April, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 1 May.
11:30* Legislation University of London Bill [HL]
Third Reading
followed by Motion Baroness Verma
To move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: sanctions policy (8th Report, HL Paper 50).
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 1 EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
Friday, 4 May 2018
Lords Chamber
Non sitting day
The Lords will next sit on Tuesday, 8 May 2018