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House of Lords Business: Tuesday 5 December 2017

Lords Chamber

 2:30pm: Oral questions to ask the Government:

- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Lab) to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they plan to take to tackle rural poverty

- Lord Dykes (Crossbench) to ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have received from the European Union negotiating team to their proposals on the Irish border problem

- Lord West of Spithead (Lab) to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the naval manpower ceiling required to ensure that all ships, air squadrons and submarines in the planned naval programme are fully staffed

-The Earl of Sandwich (Crossbench)  to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to support political stability and peaceful development in Nepal following the general election in that country

Main business

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) Order 2018: Motion to approve

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2018: Motion to approve

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2018: Motion to approve

Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2018: Motion to approve

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2018: Motion to approve

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2018: Motion to approve

Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Authorised Officers) Order 2018: Motion to approve

Debate on the future of UK trade and customs policy in light of the Government’s white papers on the Customs Bill and on Trade Policy on those issues (Baroness Fairhead, Con)

Lords Committees

Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (10:15am, room 2)
Political polling and digital media
Witnesses: Professor John Curtice, President, British Polling Council, Simon Atkinson, Committee Member, British Polling Council, Johnny Heald, ORB International, Ben Page, Ipsos MORI and Damian Lyons Lowe, Survation

Science and Technology Committee (10:00am, room 4A)
Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy
Witnesses: Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford; Chair, Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR)

EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (10:45am, room 4)
Financial regulation and supervision following Brexit
Witnesses: Stephen Barclay MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee (11:00am, room 1)
Natural environment and rural communities Act 2006
Witnesses: Mr Tony Grayling, Director of Sustainable Business and Development, Environment Agency, Dr Andy Clements, Board Member, Natural England, Alan Law, Chief Officer for Strategy and Reform, Natural England and Andrew Sells, Chairman, Natural England

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee (3:00pm, room 3) 
Citizenship and Civic Engagement 
Witnesses: Dame Louise Casey

Artificial Intelligence Committee (3:15pm, room 2)
Artificial Intelligence
Witnesses: Professor Wolfgang Wahlster, Scientific Director and CEO, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Dr Alan Bernstein, President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

Communications Committee (3:15pm, room 4A)
The advertising industry
Witnesses: Jonathan Allan, Sales Director, Channel Four Television, Max Beverton, UK Policy Manager, Sky, Tess Alps, Chair, Thinkbox, James Erskine, Director, Social Circle and Beckii Cruel, Social influencer

Economic Affairs Committee (3:30pm, room 1)
The economics of higher, further and technical education
Witnesses: The Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE, The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking CH and Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, Cambridge University


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