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Minutes for 9 October 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Plumb under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 3 November 2017.
Item number 2
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Mawhinney for the remainder of this Parliament.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 4
Fracking: policing A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:37)
Item number 5
Brexit A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns. (at 14:45)
Item number 6
Work capability assessments A question was asked by Baroness Thomas of Winchester and answered by Baroness Buscombe. (at 14:52)
Item number 7
Sterling: euro exchange rate A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Bates. (at 15:00)
Item number 8
Fire Safety A private notice question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 15:07)
Item number 9
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, 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. (at 15:18)
Item number 10
Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) Lord Lang of Monkton moved that this House takes note of the Reports from the Constitution Committee Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom (11th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 146) and The Union and devolution (10th Report, Session 2015–16, HL Paper 149). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:58)
Item number 11
Monarch Airlines Lord Callanan repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 17:08)
Item number 12
Brexit: UK plans Baroness Evans of Bowes Park repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 17:44)
Item number 13
Brexit: devolution (European Union Committee Report) Lord Jay of Ewelme moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: devolution (4th Report, HL Paper 9). The motion was agreed to. (at 20:36)
The House adjourned at 8.37pm until Tuesday 10 October at 2.30pm.
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