Minutes for 16 May 2018
Select Committee Reports
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following bills: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]: Consideration of Commons Amendments Correspondence: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. (26th Report, HL Paper 140) Report on the following bill: Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill. (27th Report, HL Paper 141)2
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: Draft Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) Regulations 2018 Draft Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Requirement to Belong to a Scheme etc.) Regulations 2018. (23rd Report, HL Paper 142)
Carers: back pay liability A question was asked by Baroness Richardson of Calow and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.5
National autism and education strategy A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.6
Immigration applications A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.7
UK-US trade: Iran sanctions A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Fairhead.8
Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill A bill to make provision, where two or more hereditaments occupied or owned by the same person meet certain conditions as to contiguity, for those hereditaments to be treated for the purposes of non-domestic rating as one hereditament; and to increase the percentage by which a billing authority in England may increase the council tax payable in respect of a long-term empty dwelling was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 107)9
Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 107–EN)10
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach signified the Queen's consent. The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 (see division), 3 to 6 and 10 to 13 were agreed to. Lord Callanan moved that the bill do now pass. Then Lord Adonis moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end to insert “and, in the light of the vital importance of the issues raised to the future of the United Kingdom, this House urges the Leader of the House to make representations to government colleagues to ensure amendments made by the House of Lords to the bill are considered as soon as possible." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn and the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.11
Social workers A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and, after debate, answered by Baroness Manzoor.12
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 105–EN)
The House adjourned at 8.36pm until Thursday 17 May at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm
Skills for theatre: Developing the pipeline of talent (Communications Committee Report) Lord Best moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee Skills for theatre: Developing the pipeline of talent (3rd Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 170). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2018 Lord Bates moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 7.30pm.