Minutes for 13 March 2018
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.1
Dukedom of Beaufort in the Peerage of England The Petition of John Henry Somerset (otherwise known as Henry John FitzRoy Somerset) claiming to have succeeded to the Dukedom of Beaufort in the Peerage of England and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Duke of Beaufort on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.
Select Committee Reports
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Correspondence: Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/220). (22nd Report, HL Paper 98)3
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: The countryside at a crossroads: Is the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 still fit for purpose? (HL Paper 99)4
Artificial Intelligence The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: AI in the UK: ready, willing and able. (HL Paper 100)
Railways: East Coast Main Line A question was asked by Lord Beith and answered by Baroness Sugg.6
Apprenticeships: levy A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.7
Child sexual exploitation: grooming gangs A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.8
Public services: corporate governance of businesses A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Henley.9
Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.10
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill Lord Bates moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.11
Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.12
Hate crime Lord Young of Cookham repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.13
United States tariffs: steel and aluminium Baroness Fairhead repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.14
Smart Meters Bill Lord Henley moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.15
Northern Ireland finances Lord Duncan of Springbank repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.16
Syria: Protection of civilians in Afrin Lord Bates repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
The House adjourned at 7.03pm until Wednesday 14 March at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm