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House of Lords Business: Thursday 8 March 2018

Lords Chamber

11:00am: Oral questions

- Baroness Bertin (Con) to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to women who are victims of domestic violence

- Baroness Gale (Lab) to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that employment protections for women currently provided by European Union law will be maintained when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union

- Lord Berkeley (Lab) to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the security of undersea cables linking the United Kingdom with the United States and other countries

- Lord Faulks (Con) to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Russian threats to individuals residing in the United Kingdom, following the suspected poisoning of Sergei Skripal

Main business

Finance (No. 2) Bill: 2nd reading and remaining stages

Debate to mark International Women’s Day, on the steps being taken to press for progress on gender equality globally (Baroness Williams of Trafford, Con)

Grand Committees

Short debate on the condition of private sector pension funds (Lord Freeman, Con)

Short debate on the UK’s inland waterways (Lord German, Lib Dem)

Short debate on reversing the decline in the use of buses in England outside London (Lord Bradshaw, Lib Dem)

Short debate on addressing health issues in the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities (Baroness Whitaker, Lab)

Short debate on what assessment has been made of the risks of anti-microbial resistence (Baroness Greengross, Crossbench)

Lords Committees

EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (10:00am, room 1)
Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions
Witnesses: (at 10:05 am) The Lord Ricketts, former British Ambassador to France (at 11:00 am)  and Pierre Vimont, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe

Interview