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[Notes about this document are set out at the end]


Business in the Chamber at 2.30pm

Prayers by the Bishop of Durham (5 minutes)


Oral Questions (40 minutes)

* Baroness Sheehan to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the National Infrastructure Commission that there is no public policy case for hydrogen heating, set out in the Second National Infrastructure Assessment published in October.  (Lord Callanan, DESNZ)

* Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask His Majesty’s Government how many banking hubs have been established in response to bank branch closures since January 2022, and whether they are taking steps to facilitate the establishment of a national network of banking hubs.  (Baroness Vere of Norbiton, HMT)

* Lord Aberdare to ask His Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in determining how to end the practice of cash retentions in the construction sector, and whether they plan to meet the 2025 target date for achieving zero retentions proposed by the Build UK Roadmap and endorsed by the Construction Leadership Council in 2019.  (Lord Offord of Garvel, DBT)

* Lord Leong to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ending of local enterprise partnerships’ funding and the impact on local economic development.  (Baroness Penn, DLUHC)


Business expected to be brief

Statutory Instrument approval motion – Lord Davies of Gower

Statutory Instrument approval motion – Lord Benyon


Main Business

Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill – Committee (day 1 of 2) – Lord Sharpe of Epsom

Target for the day:  to complete the group beginning with Cl 16 S/P

Grouping of amendments:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

20, Cl 13 S/P, Sch S/P, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Cl 16 S/P, 27, 28, Cl 17 S/P, 29, 30, 31, 32, g33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, g40, g41, g42, Cl 20 S/P

43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 51A, 52, 53, 54, 55, 55A

g56, 57, 58, g59, g60


At a convenient time around 6.45pm

Questions on an Oral Statement made in the House of Commons on Thursday 7 December

‘Cyber Democratic Interference’ – Lord Benyon (FCDO)


Followed by Last business

Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.  (Time-limited to 1½ hours)



B Anelay of St Johns

B Chakrabarti

B Falkner of Margravine

Bp Durham

5          B Helic

L Alton of Liverpool

B Fox of Buckley

L Herbert of South Downs

L Harries of Pentregarth


10        L Thomas of Gresford

L Collins of Highbury

B Swinburne


Except for Baroness Anelay (10 minutes) and Baroness Swinburne (12 minutes), all speeches are limited to 6 minutes.


Estimated rising time

The House is expected to rise at around 9pm.



Business in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm


Pedicabs (London) Bill – Committee – Lord Davies of Gower

Target for the day:  to complete Committee stage

Grouping of amendments:

1, 2, 6, 10, 13, 15, 27, 29, 30, 37, 41, g44, 45, g46, Cl 6 S/P

3, 4, 5, 8, 42, g43, g50

7, 9, Cl 1 S/P, 12, 14, 16, 31, 47, 48, 52

11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 51

28, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 49


Estimated Rising Time

The Grand Committee is expected to rise at around 7.45pm.




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  • The number of sessions shown for a stage of a bill represents the Government’s assessment of reasonable time given the balance of bills and remaining days to the likely end of the session. Progress remains in the hands of the House. Report stage is usually half the length of Committee.
  • The grouping of amendments is informal. Although every effort is made to secure agreement to groupings, any peer may speak to an amendment in its place on the Marshalled List. “g” before an amendment indicates a Government amendment.
  • Speaking in debates (Companion 4.34): A member of the House who is taking part in a debate (including general debates and debates on amendments or motions) should attend the start, end and greater part of that debate. In addition, it is considered discourteous for members not to be present for at least the opening speeches, the speeches before and after their own, and for the winding-up speeches.  Ministers may decide not to answer, orally or in writing, points made by a speaker who does not stay to hear the Minister's closing speech. Members who believe that they are unlikely to be able to stay until the end of a debate should not seek to participate in it (and if the debate has a speakers' list, should remove their names from the list).


Monday 11 December 2023



Estimated Rising Time: 



The House is expected to rise at around 9pm.


Grand Committee:

The Grand Committee is expected to rise at around 7.45pm.


Questions on an Oral Statement:

‘Cyber Democratic Interference’ – Lord Benyon (FCDO)