Minutes for 20 November 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.1
Lord Burnett of Maldon The Rt Hon. Sir Ian Duncan Burnett, Knight, having been created Baron Burnett of Maldon, of Maldon in the county of Essex, for life by Letters Patent dated 30 October 2017, was introduced between Lord Judge and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.2
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Blyth of Rowington under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 1 January 2018.3
Personal statement Lord Callanan made a personal statement.
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills reported that the following report, prepared by the Independent Assessor appointed under House of Commons Private Business Standing Order 224A (Comments on environmental statement), had been submitted to the House in accordance with that Standing Order: High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill: Summary of Issues Raised by Comments on the Environmental Statement. (HC 597)
Brexit: Tourism A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Baroness Sugg.6
Housing: offsite manufactured housing A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.7
VAT: evasion A question was asked by Lord Lucas and answered by Lord Bates.8
Businesses: start-ups A question was asked by Viscount Ridley and answered by Lord Henley.9
Data Protection Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 153. Amendments 158 to 161, 162 and 163 were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 163ZC.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.10
Yemen: humanitarian and political situation Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.11
Devolved administrations: Memorandum of Understanding A question was asked by Lord Empey and, after debate, answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott.
The House adjourned at 7.28pm until Tuesday 21 November at 2.30pm.