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The Week Ahead in the House of Lords
Monday, 18 February 2019
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Dykes
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the different options Parliament has in relation to leaving the European Union.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Seccombe
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce air pollution from vehicles and what assessment they have made of the impact of such pollution on children’s health.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Harrison
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Federation of Small Businesses’ Small Business Index, published on 21 January.
14:55* Oral Question *Baroness Chakrabarti
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in meeting the recommendation of the Report of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, published in February 1999, that schools record all racist incidents and that the numbers of racist incidents are published annually on a school by school basis.
15:00* Motion Lord Young of Cookham intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments Collective Investment Schemes (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 4 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Long-term Investment Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 4 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Financial Markets and Insolvency (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 4 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Young of Cookham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 4 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) Regulations 2019
Lord Duncan of Springbank to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2018 be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 January be approved.
followed by Motion The following three motions are expected to be debated together:
followed by Statutory Instruments Official Listing of Securities, Prospectus and Transparency (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved.
Lord Adonis to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end insert “but this House regrets that no consultation was undertaken on this instrument despite the impact on businesses, particularly those involved in capital markets.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 January be approved.
Lord Adonis to move, as an amendment to the above motion, leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Regulations because no consultation has taken place on them despite Her Majesty’s Government’s economic assessment indicating that transition and associated costs will be significant.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (Amendment) Regulations 2019
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 January be approved.
Lord Adonis to move, as an amendment to the above motion, leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Regulations because no consultation has been undertaken despite Her Majesty’s Government’s economic assessment indicating transition and associated costs will be significant.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Public Record, Disclosure of Information and Co-operation (Financial Services) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved.
Lord Adonis to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end insert “but this House regrets that no consultation was undertaken on these Regulations.”
Lords Committees
15:45 Committee Room 3A SLSC Sub-Committee A
Private Meeting
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Roberts of Llandudno
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to guarantee the adequate staffing of tourism and hospitality projects following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
14:40* Oral Question *Baroness Pinnock
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of local libraries in England since 2015.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Grender
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of older people living in the private rented sector.
14:55* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 15 February.
15:00* Legislation Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill
Report [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]
followed by Legislation Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill
Committee [Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford] 39th and 47th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee
followed by Short Debate Lord Loomba
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)
Lords Committees
10:30 Committee Room 4A EU Justice Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
15:15 Committee Room 2 Communications Committee
Private Meeting
15:20 Committee Room 2A Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee
Private Meeting
15:35 Committee Room 1 Economic Affairs Committee
The Economic Case for HS2 follow-up
(at 3:35 PM) Mr Chris Stokes, Independent Rail Consultant Ms Bridget Rosewell CBE, Founder, Volterra (at 4:30 PM) Mr Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North Ms Hilary Sayers, Development Coordinator , Manchester City Council
15:45 Committee Room 3A SLSC Sub-Committee B
Private Meeting
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Baroness Deech
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to review the compliance with human rights law of the 10-year limit for storing frozen eggs in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Beith
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bills and statutory instruments which have not yet completed their parliamentary process will require to be passed or approved before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union; and how many further bills and statutory instruments needed by the time the United Kingdom leaves the European Union they plan to introduce.
15:20* Oral Question *Baroness Bryan of Partick
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much in additional contributions has been paid into the National Insurance Fund as a result of the extension of the retirement age for women born in the 1950s.
15:25* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 14 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 18 February.
15:30* Motion Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
followed by Statutory Instruments Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) (Modification of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007) Regulations 2019
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 13 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 13 February
followed by Motion Earl Howe intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
followed by Statutory Instruments Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 4 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 December 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 4 February
followed by Statutory Instruments Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019
Earl Howe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Judicial Pensions and Fee-Paid Judges’ Pension Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2019
Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved.
followed by Motion The following two motions are expected to be debated together:
followed by Statutory Instruments Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 December 2018 be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 January be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 January be approved.
Grand Committee
15:45 Statutory Instruments Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Consideration in Grand Committee[Lord Gardiner of Kimble]
followed by Statutory Instruments Equine (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Consideration in Grand Committee[Lord Gardiner of Kimble]
followed by Motion The following two motions are expected to be debated together:
followed by Statutory Instruments Aquatic Animal Health and Plant Health (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Consideration in Grand Committee[Lord Gardiner of Kimble]
followed by Statutory Instruments Animals (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Consideration in Grand Committee[Lord Gardiner of Kimble] Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
followed by Statutory Instruments Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Vere of Norbiton]
Lords Committees
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 4 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Brexit: Future EU migration to the UK for work
(at 10:45 AM) Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy, Institute of Economic Affairs Ms Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory Mr Marley Morris, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
10:40 Committee Room 2 International Relations Committee
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament
(at 10:40 AM) Ms Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Dr Oliver Meier, Deputy Head, International Security Division, German Institute for International Affairs (at 11:30 AM) Dr Tong Zhao, Felow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy (at 12:15 PM) Dr Anastasia Malygina, Associate Professor, School of International Relations, St Petersburg University
16:00 Committee Room 3 European Union Committee
Scrutiny of Brexit negotiations
(at 4:00 PM) Sir Ivan Rogers, Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Lord Lexden
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their response in the report of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Transparency and Accountability in Subordinate Legislation, published on 12 June 2018, what additional consideration they have given to the conclusions and recommendations in the report.
11:10* Oral Question *Baroness Thornton
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to implement the recommendations of their report GP Partnership Review: Final Report, published on 15 January.
11:20* Oral Question *Lord Bassam of Brighton
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reconsider recent changes to access to free school meals following their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit.
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 1 EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
11:00 Committee Room 4A EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
Friday, 22 February 2019
Lords Chamber
Non sitting day
The Lords will next sit on Monday, 25 February 2019
Monday, 25 February 2019
Lords Chamber
14:30* Oral Question *Lord Suri
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of China, and with the governments of other countries, about protecting the right to freedom of religion and belief of Uighur Muslims and other persecuted religious groups.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Naseby
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to carry out a review of the “check, challenge, appeal” system for business rate appeals.
14:50* Oral Question *Baroness Anelay of St Johns
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress to resolve the political and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
14:55* Oral Question *Baroness Parminter
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those suffering from an eating disorder are able to access treatment and support.