House of Lords Media Notices

Lords condemn failings in EU budget process

22 Oct 2014
Lords EU Committee urges Government to address ‘failures and weaknesses’ and demands Commissioner to get the budget process under control

Does Russian money in the UK undermine the integrity of our foreign policy?

21 Oct 2014
Lords inquiry into EU relations with Russia to assess anti-corruption legislation

Lords question government departments on EU alcohol strategy

20 Oct 2014
Lords Committee to question the Department of Health and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Lords looks into extradition and human rights

20 Oct 2014
Lords Committee will be speaking to legal and academic experts

Is current childcare policy delivering results? And how can it help to tackle child poverty?

20 Oct 2014
Lord Committee to hear evidence on whether current childcare policies are working.

What's on

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Introduction(s)

Lord Fox

Oral Questions

The treatment of workers in Qatar during the construction of World Cup 2022 venues

Oral Questions

Progress of the devolution commission and timetable for its report

Oral Questions

Impact on NHS funds of the reforms introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2012

Oral Questions

International response to ebola


Removal of Foreign National Offenders

Legislation - Lord Faulks

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - Report stage (Day 2) - Lord Faulks

Short Debate - /

Reaching and implementing an agreement on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland

10:00pm Estimated Rising Time

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:45pm Legislation

Consumer Rights Bill - Committee stage (Day 4)

7:45pm Estimated Rising Time

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 2A, Palace of Westminster Extradition Law

Extradition Law - (at 10.10am) evidence will be heard from Daniel Sternberg, Barrister, 9-12 Bell Yard; Ben Keith, Barrister, Five St Andrew’s Hill and Paul Garlick QC, Barrister, Furnival Chambers and (at approximately 11am) from Professor Rodney Morgan, Human Rights Implementation Centre, Bristol University; Dr Kimberly Trapp, Faculty of Laws, University College London; Mark Summers QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers and Sheriff Kenneth Maciver.

10:15am - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Constitution

The Office of Lord Chancellor - (at 10.30am) evidence will be heard from Sir Alex Allan, permanent secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs then Ministry of Justice, 2004–07; Sir Thomas Legg, permanent secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Department, 1989–98; Sir Hayden Phillips, permanent secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Department then Department for Constitutional Affairs, 1998–2004; and at approximately 11.15am from Ken Clarke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, 2010–12; Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, 2003–07

10:30am - Room 3A, Palace of Westminster Home Affairs, Health and Education (EU Sub-Committee F)

EU Alcohol Strategy 2016–2022 - (at 10.45am) evidence will be heard from Crispin Acton, Programme Manager, Alcohol Misuse, Department of Health; Lindsay Wilkinson, Deputy Director, Department of Health; Sarah Godman, NHS European Office; and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

10:30am - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Affordable Childcare

Affordable Childcare - (at 10.35am) evidence will be heard from Professor Mike Brewer, Director of MiSoC, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex; Dr Birgitta Rabe, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex and (at approximately 11.30am) from Johnathan Rallings, Assistant Director of Strategy Unit, Barnardo’s; Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group; Helen Barnard, Policy and Research Programme Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

10:30am - Room 2, Palace of Westminster Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (EU Sub-Committee D)

EU Regional Marine Cooperation - (at 11.00am) evidence will be heard from Hiatze Siemers, Unit of Maritime Affairs for the North Sea and Baltic (DG MARE), European Commission via videoconference

4:00pm - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee E)

Private meeting

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