Minutes for 16 October 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Lloyd-Webber under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 17 October 2017.
Equality and Human Rights Commission A question was asked by Baroness Prosser and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.3
Care homes: hospital discharge A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, on behalf of Lord Dubs, and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.4
Slavery and human trafficking statements A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.5
Yorkshire: devolution A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.6
Space Industry Bill [HL] Lord Callanan moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Space Industry Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:Clauses 1 to 12 Schedule 1 Clauses 13 to 17 Schedule 2 Clause 18 Schedule 3 Clauses 19 to 21 Schedule 4 Clause 22 Schedule 5 Clauses 23 to 40 Schedule 6 Clauses 41 and 42 Schedule 7 Clause 43 Schedule 8 Clauses 44 and 45 Schedule 9 Clauses 46 to 59 Schedule 10 Clauses 60 and 61 Schedule 11 Clauses 62 to 66 Schedule 12 Clauses 67 to 71 Title. The motion was agreed to.7
Space Industry Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. The House resumed after amendment 33.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.8
Iran: future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.9
Northern Cyprus A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
The House adjourned at 8.27pm until Tuesday 17 October at 2.30pm.