Minutes for 13 September 2017


    Public Business
      Brexit: negotiations A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.
      Breeding: dogs and cats A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
      Children: refugees A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
      Child sexual abuse A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
      Data Protection Bill [HL] Lord Ashton of Hyde presented a Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals; to make provision in connection with the Information Commissioner's functions under certain regulations relating to information; to make provision for a direct marketing code of conduct; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66)
      Data Protection Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66–EN)
      Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 69A. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.
      Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames moved that this House regrets that the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 have been laid with insufficient regard to the overwhelmingly negative response to the proposed Rules during the consultation and to the lack of evidence that significant numbers of unmeritorious environmental claims are currently brought; that they may escalate claimants’ legal costs and act against the intention of the Aarhus Convention that the cost of environmental litigation should not be prohibitive; and that they are likely to have the effect of deterring claimants from bringing meritorious environmental cases (SI 2017/95 (L. 1)). After debate, the motion was agreed to (see division).
    The House adjourned at 8.14pm until Thursday 14 September at 11.00am.