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Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Suri
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to the government of Nigeria in its efforts to end the violence between herders and farmers in that country; and what assessment they have made of the impact on that country of the continuance of such intercommunal violence.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Faulkner of Worcester
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about the future of transport policing in Scotland.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Lexden
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 11 December (HL Deb, cols 1329–32), whether they will reassess the case for an independent inquiry into the seven unsubstantiated allegations against Sir Edward Heath left unresolved at the end of Operation Conifer.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of NHS Foundation Trusts offering private healthcare services on waiting times for NHS patients.
15:00* Legislation Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill
Report [Lord Keen of Elie]
followed by Statutory Instruments Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 October be approved. 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee A), debated in Grand Committee on 21 November
followed by Motion Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
To move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert “but regrets that the effect of a no deal exit from the European Union risks grounding all civil aircraft after 29 March 2019; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to seek United Kingdom membership of the European Common Aviation Area in its own right to prevent such an outcome.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018
Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 November be approved. Special attention drawn to the instrument by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 40th Report, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee A)
followed by Motion Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames
To move, as an amendment to the above motion, leave out from “that” and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Order, because it would be an abuse of the fee-levying power, since the proposed increased fees substantially exceed the cost involved in making grants of probate and would amount to a tax, which should only be introduced, if at all, by primary legislation.”
followed by Motion Lord Beecham
To move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Keen of Elie, at the end to insert “but this House regrets that the draft Order will introduce a revised non-contentious probate fee structure considered by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee to be “so far above the actual cost of the service [it] arguably amounts to a stealth tax and, therefore, a misuse of the fee-levying power” under section 180 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; and that this Order represents a significant move away from the principle that fees for a public service should recover the cost of providing it and no more.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November be approved. 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee B)
followed by Motion Lord Henley intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
followed by Statutory Instruments Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 October be approved. 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee B)
followed by Statutory Instruments Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 November be approved.
followed by Motion Lord O’Shaughnessy 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 Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved.
Lords Committees
09:30 Committee Room 1 Rural Economy Committee
Rural Economy
(at 9:45 AM) Dr Rashmi Shukla, Director, Midlands & East of England, Public Health England Mr Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust Mr William Palmer, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust Professor Richard Parish, Executive Chair, National Centre for Rural Health and Care (at 10:45 AM) Dr Jill Hopkinson, Consultant to the Mission and Public Affairs Division of the Archbishops’ Council , Church of England Revd Elizabeth Clark, National Rural Officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches Revd Claire Maxim, CEO, Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre
10:30 Committee Room 4 Bribery Act 2010 Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Justice Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
11:15 Committee Room 2 Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee
Intergenerational Fairness and Provision
(at 11:25 AM) Mr Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Department for Education Mr Iain Walsh, Director, Labour Market Strategy and International Affairs, Department for Work and Pensions (at 12:50 PM) Mr John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, HM Treasury Ms Lindsey Whyte, Director, Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions, HM Treasury
15:20 Committee Room 2A Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee
Regenerating Seaside Towns
(at 3:20 PM) Mr Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, MHCLG
15:30 The Lord Speaker's Room House of Lords Commission
Private Meeting
15:45 Committee Room 3A SLSC Sub-Committee B
Private Meeting
16:00 Committee Room 3 European Union Committee
Private Meeting
16:15 Committee Room 4A Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Forensic Science
(at 4:25 PM) Lord Justice Hughes His Honour Judge Wall QC Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Lord Lea of Crondall
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers they have to require retail banks to maintain a presence on the high street.
15:10* Oral Question *Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all government papers and publications which set out government policy are written in plain English.
15:20* Oral Question *Baroness Redfern
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that patients with pancreatic cancer begin treatment within 20 days of diagnosis.
15:25* Oral Question *Lord Alton of Liverpool
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to raise (1) with the government of China, and (2) in international fora, the treatment and conditions of Uighur people held in “re-education” camps in China.
15:30* Legislation Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]
Committee [Lord Dholakia]
followed by Legislation Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL]
Third Reading [Baroness Deech]
followed by Legislation Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill
Third Reading [Lord Best]
followed by Motion Lord Bates 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 Bank Recovery and Resolution and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 October be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Capital Requirements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Payment Accounts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 November be approved. 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee A), considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Motion Lord O’Shaughnessy 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 Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2018
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 July be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Humane Trapping Standards Regulations 2019
Baroness Vere of Norbiton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Statutory Instruments Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Amendment) Order 2018
Baroness Manzoor to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 December be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 12 December
followed by Debate Lord Moynihan
To move that this House takes note of how sport, recreation, and the arts contribute to wellbeing of society.
followed by Debate Baroness Neville-Rolfe
To move that this House takes note of the threat to the environment posed by plastic and the case for improved recycling.
followed by Motion The Lord Bishop of Chichester 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 Church of England Measure Ecumenical Relations Measure
The Lord Bishop of Chichester to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Ecumenical Relations Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.
followed by Church of England Measure Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure
The Lord Bishop of Chichester to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.
followed by Church of England Measure Church Property Measure
The Lord Bishop of Chichester to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church Property Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.
followed by Church of England Measure Church of England Pensions Measure
The Lord Bishop of Chichester to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England Pensions Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:40 Committee Room 4 International Relations Committee
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament
(at 10:40 AM) Ms Sarah Price, Acting Director for Defence and International Security, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (at 11:40 AM) Ms Shatabhisha Shetty, Deputy Director, European Leadership Network Mr Paul Ingram, Executive Director, BASIC
Thursday, 20 December 2018
Lords Chamber
11:00 Oral Question *Baroness Boycott
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that healthy and nutritious food does not become more expensive after Brexit. [I]
11:10* Oral Question *Lord Shipley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will achieve their commitment to build 300,000 new homes a year.
11:00* Oral Question *Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in the case of imprisonment for public protection prisoners they will encourage the Parole Board to apply the legal principle that the longer the prisoner serves beyond the tariff period, the clearer should be the Parole Board’s perception of public risk to justify the continued deprivation of liberty involved.
11:25* Oral Question Topical Oral Question
Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 14 December, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 18 December.
11:30* Debate Lord Sheikh
To move that this House takes note of the impact of Islamophobia in the United Kingdom. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)
followed by Short Debate Lord Berkeley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the tendering process for building five new Type 31e frigates; and what impact this process will have on the future of the Appledore shipyard. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
followed by Debate Lord Campbell-Savours
To move that this House takes note of the remit of, and arrangements for the handling of evidence by, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)
Friday, 21 December 2018
Lords Chamber
Non sitting day The House of Lords is in recess
The Lords will next sit on Monday, 7 January 2019