Order Paper for 22 October 2019

    Chamber

    *Oral Questions, 30 minutes
    Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay and Baroness Sanderson of Welton will be introduced.
    *Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the law in respect of the offence of rape.
    *Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the number of police officers and the level and types of crimes committed.
    *Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given, as part of the Protect workstream of the CONTEST counter-terrorism strategy, to the introduction of a so-called "Martyn's Law" in order to place a duty on large public venues to assess the risk of an attack and put appropriate measures in place.
    *The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on rural communities of the decision by Barclays Bank to end cash withdrawal services from the Post Office.
    The Senior Deputy Speaker intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

    International Relations and Defence The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and issues relating to UK defence policy and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Alton of Liverpool, L. Anelay of St Johns, B. (Chair) Blackstone, B. Fall, B. Grocott, L. Hannay of Chiswick, L.Helic, B. Mendelsohn, L. Purvis of Tweed, L. Rawlings, B. Reid of Cardowan, L. Smith of Newnham, B. That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers; That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records; That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place; That the Committee have leave to report from time to time; That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House; That the evidence taken by the International Relations Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee; That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

    Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider and report on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Adams of Craigielea, B. Campbell-Savours, L. Dykes, L. Eaton, B. Hayward, L. Janvrin, L.Lexden, L. Mallalieu, B. Pidding, B. Shutt of Greetland, L. (Chair) Suttie, B. Wills, L. That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers; That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records; That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place; That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; That the evidence taken by the Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;That the Committee do report by 21 May 2020;That the report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

    Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the social and economic impact of the gambling industry, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Armstrong of Hill Top, B. Butler of Brockwell, L. Filkin, L. Foster of Bath, L. Grade of Yarmouth, L. (Chair) Layard, L.Mancroft, L. Smith of Hindhead, L. St Albans, Bp. Thornhill, B. Trevethin and Oaksey, L. Watts, L. That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers; That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records; That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place; That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; That the evidence taken by the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee; That the Committee do report by 21 May 2020;That the report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

    Democracy and Digital Technologies The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider democracy and digital technologies, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Black of Brentwood, L. Dobbs, L. German, L. Harris of Haringey, L. Holmes of Richmond, L. Kidron, B. Knight of Weymouth, L.Lipsey, L. Lucas, L. Mitchell, L. Morris of Yardley, B. Puttnam, L. (Chair) Scriven, L. That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers; That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records; That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place; That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; That the evidence taken by the Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee; That the Committee do report by 21 May 2020;That the report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

    Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the links between inequality, public health and food sustainability; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Boycott, B. Caithness, E. Empey, L. Janke, B. Krebs, L. (Chair) Osamor, B.Parminter, B. Redfern, B. Rooker, L. Sater, B. Whitty, L. That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers; That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records; That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place; That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; That the evidence taken by the Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;That the Committee do report by 21 May 2020;That the report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

    Queen's Speech Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: "Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."
    It is expected that the debate on the address will conclude and that the principal topics for debate will be health, social care, education, culture, welfare and pensions.