What's on in the Lords 11-15 July
8 July 2022
Highlights of what’s coming up this week:
Look out for questions on financial inclusion, supporting British content creation, GPs prescribing cannabis medicines, and amnesty for fines during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Members are expected to begin further checks of the Schools Bill at report stage, continue line by line examination of the Procurement Bill at committee stage and complete a ‘tidy up’ of the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill and the Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill at third reading.
Members will debate the International Agreements Committee report on the UK-Australia trade deal, the Public Services Committee report on children in crisis, the status and opportunities for women and girls in the UK, and the impact of the Human Rights Act.
Read on for more.
Thursday 14 July
Members of the House of Lords will question the government for 40 minutes on:
- refunds and amnesty for fines during the COVID-19 lockdowns
- Operation Kenova Investigation into paramilitary crimes in Northern Ireland
- UK participation in the commemorations of the American War of Independence
- rising energy prices.
The House will debate the following topics:
- status and opportunities for women and girls since 2010
- practical impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
For 1 hour, members will debate responding to the long-term security challenges posed by China.
In Grand Committee, the House will consider regulations on:
- airport slot allocations
- money laundering and terrorist financing
- controlling movement of cat and dog fur
- pavement licences for businesses selling food or drink.
Friday 15 July
Members will have their first opportunity to debate the key principles and purpose of the following private members' bills at second reading:
- Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill
- Healthy Homes Bill
- Ballot Secrecy Bill
- Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill
- Climate and Ecology Bill.
Monday 11 July
Members pressed the government for 40 minutes on:
- processing victims’ personal data in rape and serious sexual offence investigations
- financial inclusion in the UK
- supporting original British content creation
- access to new vaccines.
Private notice question
The House debated the following committee reports:
- 'Scrutiny of international agreements: UK-Australia free trade agreement' by International Agreement Committee
- 'Children in crisis: the role of public services in overcoming child vulnerability' by Public Services Committee.
Motion to regret
Tuesday 12 July
Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:
- improving financial education for 11-16 year olds
- enabling GPs to prescribe cannabis medicines to patients
- role of volunteering within the international development strategy
- reported shortage of GPs in England.
Motion to regret
The House debated a 'motion to regret' the Building etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022. This motion addressed the buildings not covered by the regulations, and the time since the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the regulations to be laid. Baroness Hayman of Ullock (Labour), put forward the debate.
In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members considered regulations on:
- the UK Internal Market - single use plastic exclusions
- provision of information for drivers with disabilities
- energy company obligations
- the register of overseas entities
- occupational pension schemes.
Wednesday 13 July
Members pressed the government for 40 minutes:
- discussions with Nato states on conflict in Ukraine
- financial support for low income families with children
- avoiding significant settlements on the route of HS2 above the Cheshire salt mines
- tax cuts.
Urgent question repeats
Members quizzed government on its answers to two urgent questions on:
The House debated a new mandate for restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.
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