Minutes for 12 June 2018

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      NHS: overseas doctors A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and answered by the Earl of Courtown.
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      Carers: health and wellbeing A question was asked by Baroness Pitkeathley and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.
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      BBC Persian staff A question was asked by Lord Grade of Yarmouth and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      Burma A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      Communications The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of Baroness Stowell of Beeston, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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      Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Wallace of Tankerness be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of Lord Maclennan of Rogart, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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      European Union The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Noakes and Lord Risby be appointed as members of the Select Committee in the place of Lord Selkirk of Douglas and Baroness Wilcox, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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      Human Rights The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne be appointed a member of the Joint Committee in the place of Baroness O'Cathain, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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      Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Pendry be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of Lord Cashman, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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      Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Borwick and Lord Stoneham of Droxford be appointed as members of the Select Committee in the place of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Baroness Humphreys, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

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      International Relations The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Anelay of St Johns be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of Lord Balfe, resigned. After debate, the motion was agreed to (see division 1).

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      Civil Liability Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 1 to 5, 11 and 13 to 16 were agreed to. Amendment 18 was disagreed to (see division 2). Amendments 19, 21 to 25, 28 and 29, 33 and 40 to 44 were agreed to. Amendment 47 was disagreed to (see division 3). The report stage was adjourned.
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      Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 Baroness Lister of Burtersett moved that this House regrets that the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 include a £39 increase in the fee for registering children entitled to British citizenship, given that only £372 of the proposed £1,012 fee is attributable to administrative costs; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to withdraw the fee increase until they have (1) published a children’s best interests impact assessment of the fee level, and (2) established an independent review of fees for registering children as British citizens, in the light of the report of the Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement (HL Paper 118) (SI 2018/330). After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division 4).
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      Civil Liability Bill [HL] The report was continued, beginning with amendment 51. Amendments 64 to 66, 72, 74, 78 and 87 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 110)
    The House adjourned at 10.55pm until Wednesday 13 June at 3.00pm.