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Order Paper for 21 October 2021

Chamber at 11:00am

Lord Sedwill will be introduced.
Oral questions (40 minutes)
*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of employing elemental analysis to determine where cotton used in goods imported into the United Kingdom was cultivated.
*Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes who have gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic.
*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government what environmental considerations influence their trade policy.
*Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the takeover of United Kingdom companies by private equity firms; and in particular, their effect on the economy.
Three oral questions to the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Lord Frost) (30 minutes)
*Lord Hain to ask the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Lord Frost) what assessment Her Majesty’s Government have made of the impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland on trade within the island of Ireland since 1 January.
*Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Lord Frost) what discussions he has had with the Vice President of the European Commission following the publication of the European Union’s proposals regarding the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland on 13 October.
*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Lord Frost) what assessment Her Majesty’s Government have made of the diplomatic consequences for (1) current, and (2) future, trade negotiations, of their decision to seek to renegotiate the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Second Reading [Lord Greenhalgh] Debated in Grand Committee on 19 October If the bill is read a second time, Lord Greenhalgh to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Baroness Barran]
Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult on measures to enhance the integrity of electoral processes. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)
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