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Minutes for 13 November 2017

Chamber

Item number 1
Brexit: financial settlement A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Lord Bates. (at 14:35)
Item number 2
Road safety: hand-held devices A question was asked by Baroness Pidding and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 14:43)
Item number 3
Dyslexia: Disabled Students' Allowance A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 14:50)
Item number 4
Overseas aid and defence expenditure A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Bates. (at 14:57)
Item number 5

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 14 November and Wednesday 15 November in respect of proceedings on any Northern Ireland Budget Bill brought from the Commons and on the Finance Bill. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:06)

Item number 6
European Union (Approvals) Bill The order of commitment was discharged. (at 15:07)
Item number 7
Data Protection Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 45B. Amendments 46, 48, 49 and 50, 51, 55 and 56, 58 to 60 and 62 and 63 were agreed to. The House resumed. (at 15:08)
Item number 8
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Baroness Vere of Norbiton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 16:42)
Item number 9
European Union exit negotiations Lord Callanan repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 16:58)
Item number 10
Data Protection Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 63A. Amendments 65, 66, 69, 71, 72 and 73 and 76 were agreed to. The House resumed. (at 17:43)
Item number 11
Household debt A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates. (at 19:45)
Item number 12
Data Protection Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 79. Amendments 81 to 83, 84 to 86, 87, 90 and 92 and 93 were agreed to. The House resumed after Schedule 2, as amended, was agreed to. (at 20:45)
Item number 13
Northern Ireland Budget Bill A bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31 March 2018; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of the appropriated sums; to authorise the use for the public service of ce… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 22:32)
Item number 14
Northern Ireland Budget Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 72–EN)
The House adjourned at 10.32pm until Tuesday 14 November at 2.30pm.
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