Minutes for 16 April 2018
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.1
Lordship of Elibank in the Peerage of Scotland The Petition of Robert Francis Alan Erskine-Murray claiming to have succeeded to the Lordship of Elibank in the Peerage of Scotland and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Elibank 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 11.2
Earldom of Devon in the Peerage of England The Petition of Charles Peregrine Courtenay claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Devon in the Peerage of England and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Earl of Devon 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 11.3
Leave of Absence The leave of absence granted to Lord Mogg was ended.
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton The Lord Speaker informed the House that Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, a member of the House, had died on 30 March 2018.5
Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 31 March 2018 of Lord Renwick of Clifton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.
Select Committee Reports
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made on 12 April and printed pursuant to the Order of the House of 27 June 2017: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Government Response Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL]: Government Response. (20th Report, HL Paper 119)
India: right of self-determination A question was asked by Lord Ahmed and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott.8
Terrorism: public alert technology A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.9
Worldwide free trade A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Baroness Fairhead.10
Brexit: transition period A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Callanan.11
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Lord Callanan moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:Clauses 1 to 5 Schedule 1 Clauses 6 to 9 Clause 16 Schedule 7 Clause 17 Clause 10 Schedule 2 Clause 11 Schedule 3 Clause 14 Schedule 6 Clause 15 Clause 12 Schedule 4 Clause 13 Schedule 5 Clauses 18 and 19 Schedules 8 and 9 Title. The motion was agreed to.12
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 Lord Henley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 February 2018 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.13
Companies (Disclosure of Address) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 February 2018 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.14
Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (Railways) Order 2018 Baroness Sugg moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 February 2018 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.15
Windrush generation: immigration status The Earl of Courtown repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.16
Syria The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.17
United Kingdom Convergence Programme Lord Bates moved that this House approves, for the purposes of Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, HM Government’s assessment of the medium term economic and fiscal position as set out in the latest Budget document and the Office for Budget Responsibility’s most recent Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Fiscal Sustainability Report, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme. After debate, the motion was agreed to.18
Lifelong learning A question was asked by Baroness Garden of Frognal and, after debate, answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
The House adjourned at 7.49pm until Tuesday 17 April at 2.30pm.