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The Week Ahead in the House of Lords
Monday, 19 February 2018
Lords Chamber
Non sitting day The House of Lords is in recess.
The Lords will next sit on Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30* Oral Question *Baroness Barker
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to improve the regulation of charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations. [I]
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Berridge
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to promote the forthcoming Commonwealth Summit with schools, universities, non-governmental organisations, and businesses.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Campbell of Surbiton
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to improve social care for disabled people below retirement age in the light of the change in title of the Department of Health.
14:55* Oral Question Topical oral question.
Ballot opens at 3pm on Wednesday 14 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 16 February.
15:00* Legislation Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill
Second Reading [Baroness Sugg]

If the Bill is read a second time, Baroness Sugg to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.
followed by Statutory Instruments Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2018
Lord Bates to move that the Order laid before the House on 19 January be approved.
followed by Debate Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the outcome of the United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading to Their Total Elimination. (1½ hours)
Lords Committees
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Justice Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:45 Committee Room 2 Political Polling and Digital Media Committee
Private Meeting
11:00 Committee Room 4A Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Private Meeting
15:15 Committee Room 4A Artificial Intelligence Committee
Private Meeting
15:15 Committee Room 2 Communications Committee
Private Meeting
15:30 Committee Room 1 Economic Affairs Committee
The Economics of UK Energy Policy
(at 3:35 PM) Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Mr Jeremy Pocklington, Director General, Energy and Security and Acting Director General, Energy Transformation
15:45 Committee Room 3A Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
Private Meeting
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Baroness Tonge
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of living conditions in Gaza.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Aberdare
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the loss of retention monies by small firms following the insolvency of Carillion, what steps they are taking to provide protection against such losses in the future.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Greaves
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they give to the provision of and funding for local neighbourhood services.
15:25* Oral Question Topical oral question.
Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 15 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 19 February.
15:30* Legislation European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
Committee [Lord Callanan] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 9th Report from the Constitution Committee
followed by Short Debate Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote the importance of volunteering. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
(at 10:30 AM) Mr George Eustice MP
10:15 Committee Room 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Brexit: movement of people in the fields of sport and culture
(at 10:30 AM) Mr James Allen, Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs, Sport and Recreation Alliance Mr Brendon Batson OBE, Chairman, Professional Players Federation Mr Angus Bujalski, Legal and Governance Director, Rugby Football Union
10:30 Committee Room 3A Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2A Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 The Lord Speaker's Office House of Lords Commission
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 4 International Relations Committee
Foreign policy in changed world conditions
(at 10:30 AM) Sir Peter Westmacott, Former British Ambassador to the United States (at 11:30 AM) Mr Faraz Nasir, Head of Intelligence and Advisory Services, G4S Mr Arun Pillai-Essex, Head of Political Risk, North America, Verisk Maplecroft Mr Henry Wilkinson, Head of Intelligence and Analysis, Risk Advisory Group Mr Jake Stratton, Senior Partner, Control Risks Group
16:15 Other Finance Committee (Lords)
Private Meeting
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 20 December 2017 (HL4078), why they have no plans to provide patients with the costs of their treatment in order to encourage charitable donations to the National Health Service.
11:10* Oral Question *Lord Lexden
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in discussion with political parties in Northern Ireland on the re-establishment of devolved government in the province.
11:20* Oral Question *Baroness Cox
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan, with particular reference to violations of human rights and access to those in need of humanitarian aid.
11:25* Oral Question Topical oral question.
Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 16 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 20 February.
11:30* Legislation Nuclear Safeguards Bill
Committee [Lord Henley] 13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee
followed by Short Debate Lord Loomba
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they give to women and girls, including widows, when developing and implementing Department for International Development initiatives and projects. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 1 EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions
(at 10:05 AM) Dr Filip Ejdus, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Brexit: future trade between the UK and the EU in services: follow-up
(at 10:10 AM) Mr Samuel Young, Deputy Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Creative Industries Federation (at 11:10 AM) Mr John McVay, PACT Mr Adam Minns, COBA Ms Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council Mr Tom Kiehl, UK Music
Friday, 23 February 2018
Lords Chamber
10:00 Legislation Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Lord Deben]
If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Deben to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
followed by Legislation Family Relationships (Impact Assessment and Targets) Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Lord Farmer]
If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Farmer to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
followed by Legislation Criminal Records Bill [HL]
Second Reading [Lord Ramsbotham]
If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Ramsbotham to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
Monday, 26 February 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Baroness Benjamin
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for publicising a detailed evaluation of stage one of the National Child Obesity Strategy; and when a publication timetable for stage two will be produced.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Kennedy of Southwark
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received, if any, opposing electrical safety checks in the private rented housing sector. [I]
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Thornton
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the waiting lists for consultant-led NHS treatment; and to what timetable they intend to carry out such plans.
14:55* Oral Question *Baroness Rawlings
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in establishing the Northern Forest.
15:00* Legislation European Union (Withdrawal) Bill [HL]
It is expected that the Committee stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill [HL] will continue.