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Order Paper for 1 December 2021

Chamber at 3:00pm

Oral questions (40 minutes)
*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government when water companies will be required to deliver the first stage of reductions in the level of sewage discharged into rivers and the sea.
*The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of early years interventions on peoples’ welfare and social mobility later in life.
*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards amending the requirements of the driving test for HGV drivers.
*Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of current ambulance response times; and what steps they are taking to reduce them.
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that Standing Order 73 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with to enable motions to approve the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 202… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the Report from the Select Committee Speakers’ lists for oral questions and ‘Secretary of State’ questions; Divisions: passreaders (4th Report, HL Paper 104) be agreed to.

Baroness Quin to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end insert “but that the Lord Speaker be empowered to call Members to speak during oral questions, initially for a trial period of six months”.
Lord Rooker to move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of the Senior Deputy Speaker, at the end insert “but that this House regrets that the report removes from the Lord Speaker the responsibility for calling those Members who participate in proceedings remotely”.
Lord Grocott to move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of the Senior Deputy Speaker, at the end insert “but that this House regrets the diminution in the role of the Lord Speaker”.

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the Report from the Select Committee Designation of responsible committee of the House of Lords for the purposes of section 3 of the Trade Act 2021 (3rd Report, HL Paper 78) be agreed to.

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker to move that the Report from the Select Committee New committee activity in 2022 (4th Report, HL Paper 97) be agreed to.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 Lord Kamall to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 29 November be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 Lord Kamall to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 29 November be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Report [Lord Greenhalgh]
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to move that this House regrets that the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (England) Order 2021 (SI 2021/1101) represents a real terms pay cut for the vast majority of teachers; further regrets that it has been made following a consultation process which took place over the summer holidays; notes that this created significant problems for consultation… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
National Insurance Contributions Bill Second Reading [Viscount Younger of Leckie]     If the bill is read a second time, Viscount Younger of Leckie to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.
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