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Minutes for 12 October 2017
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Oath David Edmond Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Brexit: financial settlement A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns. (at 11:07)
Item number 3
Nuclear energy: Small Modular Reactor A question was asked by Viscount Hanworth and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 11:15)
Item number 4
Railways: capacity A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:22)
Item number 5
Health and social care A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 11:31)
Item number 6
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Smith of Leigh set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Lord Knight of Weymouth to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:38)
Item number 7
HMP Long Lartin Baroness Vere of Norbiton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:38)
Item number 8
Housing: availability and affordability (3 hours debate) Lord Smith of Leigh moved that this House takes note of the impact of Her Majesty's Government's policies on the availability and affordability of housing. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:51)
Item number 9
Future of work (2 hours debate) Lord Knight of Weymouth moved that this House takes note of the effect of globalisation, technology and demographic change on the future of work, and of the public policy response to those changes. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:34)
Item number 10
Sri Lanka A question was asked by Lord Naseby and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 16:36)
The House adjourned at 5.47pm until Monday 16 October at 2.30pm.
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