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Minutes for 18 October 2017
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Oaths The following Lords took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the code of Conduct: Robert Haldane Lord Smith of Kelvin Rowan Douglas Lord Williams of Oystermouth (at 15:05)
Item number 2
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Condon under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 21 December 2017.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 3
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill. (5th Report, HL Paper 26) Data Protection Bill [HL] (6th Report, HL Paper 29)
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Constitution The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: The Legislative Process: Preparing Legislation for Parliament. (4th Report, HL Paper 27) The Salisbury-Addison Convention. (5th Report, HL Paper 28)
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Product recall: tumble driers A question was asked by Baroness Neville-Rolfe and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 15:06)
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Medical examiners and death certification A question was asked by Lord Low of Dalston and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 15:14)
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Brexit: creative industries A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde. (at 15:20)
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Disabled children: online and verbal abuse A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:29)
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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon presented a bill to make provision enabling sanctions to be imposed where appropriate for the purposes of compliance with United Nations obligations or other international obligations or for the purposes of furthering the prevention of terrorism or for the purposes of national security or international peace an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:37)
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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 69–EN)
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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that Viscount Chandos be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Harrison, resigned. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:37)
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Communications The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that Lord Gordon of Strathblane be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Hart of Chilton, deceased. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:38)
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Property Agents: registration Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 15:39)
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Space Industry Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 34. The House resumed after clause 49 was agreed to. (at 16:18)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:50)
Item number 15
Hospitals: West London A question was asked by Lord Dubs and, after debate, answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 18:00)
The House adjourned at 6.44pm until Thursday 19 October at 11.00am.
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