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House of Lords Business: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Lords Chamber

11:00am Debate on the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom (day 1) (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Con)

Debate on Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community- motion to regret (day 1) (Baroness Smith of Basildon, Lab)

3:00pm: Oral Questions

- Baroness D'Souza (Crossbench) to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support and provide resources for reconstruction programmes in Syria.

- Baroness Randerson (Lib Dem) to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to raise awareness among the general public of the health impacts of emissions from diesel vehicles.

- Lord Pearson of Rannoch (UKIP) to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in pursuit of their strategy against terrorism, they plan to invite the United Kingdom’s Muslim leaders to disavow the Islamic tenet of abrogation, Al Hijra, and the pursuit of a world caliphate; and whether they will prohibit the teaching of those concepts in mosques and madrasas in the United Kingdom.

- The Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops) to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage oil and gas companies to link executive pay to carbon emission reduction targets.

Lords Committees

Select Committees
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
(9:30am, Room 3)
Brexit: EU student exchanges and funding for university research
Witnesses: Professor Andrew Thompson, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK Research and Innovation, Dr Beth Thompson MBE, Head of UK & EU Policy, Wellcome Trust and Ms Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International

Constitution Committee (9:30am, Room 1)
Parliamentary scrutiny of treaties
Witnesses: Mr Alexander Downer, Former Australian Minister for foreign Affairs and High Commissioner to the UK and Sir Franklin Berman QC, Barrister with Essex Court Chambers and former Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (10:00am, Room 2)
Implementation and enforcement of the EU landing obligation
Witnesses: Mr Jim Pettipher, CEO, Coastal Producer Association, Mr Jeremy Percy, CEO, New Under Ten Fishermen's Association, Ms Helen McLachlan, Programme Manager, fisheries governance, WWF-UK and Mr Samuel Stone, Head of fisheries and aquaculture, Marine Conservation Society

Joint Committees
Human Rights Committee (3:15pm, Committee Room 1)
Immigration detention
Witnesses: Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office and Tyson Hepple, Director General, Immigration Enforcement, Home Office

Interview