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House of Lords Business: Wednesday 7 February 2018

Lords Chamber

3:00pm: Oral Questions

- Lord Trees (Crossbench) to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to minimise the number of animals slaughtered without stunning in abattoirs in the United Kingdom

- Lord Clark of Windermere (Lab) to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their planning for the winter crisis in the National Health Service

- Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Con) to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the use of plastic and to ensure that the maximum amount of plastic can be recycled

- Baroness Ludford (Lib Dem) to ask Her Majesty's Government on the future relationship between the UK and the EU Customs Union

Main business

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] Third Reading (Lord Empey, UUP)

Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018 - motion to approve – (Baroness Williams of Trafford, Con)

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Second Reading

Lords Committees

EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (10:00am, room 4A)
Brexit: food security
Witnesses: Professor Tim Lang, Centre for Food Policy, City University; Walter J Anzer, Director General, British Food Importers and Distributers Association; Andrew Opie, Director of Food Policy, British Retail Consortium; Ian Wright, Director General , Food and Drink Federation; Terry Jones, Director General , NFU; Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Partner, Which? and Prof Tim Benton, University of Leeds

EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (10:15am, room 3)
Brexit: movement of people in the fields of sport and culture
Witnesses: Mark Pemberton, Director, Association of British Orchestras; Andrew Hurst, Chief Executive, One Dance UK and Horace Trubridge, General Secretary, Musicians Union

International Relations Committee (10:30am, room 4)
Foreign policy in changed world conditions
Witnesses: The Lord Ricketts, Former Permanent Under Secretary and Head of Diplomatic Service (2006-2010), Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Xenia Wickett, Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House and Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director General, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Joint Committees

Human Rights Committee (3:15pm, room 1)
Freedom of Speech in Universities
Witnesses: Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Home Office; Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation; Jacob Rees-Mogg MP; Joanne Midgley, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, University of the West England, Bristol; Jonathan Wallcroft, Vice President, Politics and International Relations Society, University of the West of England, Bristol; Brandon Gage, Politics and International Relations Society, University of the West of England and Francesca Smith, Politics and International Relations Society, University of the West of England, Bristol


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