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Minutes for 16 November 2017


Item number 4
Sudan: bilateral trade A question was asked by Lord Sheikh and answered by the Earl of Courtown. (at 11:19)
Item number 5
Young women: self-harm A question was asked by Baroness Walmsley, on behalf of Lord Storey, and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 11:26)
Item number 6
Brexit: data transfers A question was asked by Lord Paddick, on behalf of Baroness Ludford, and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:34)
Item number 7
Permanent Structured Cooperation A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:41)
Item number 8
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Hollis of Heigham set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:49)
Item number 9
Universal Credit (3-hour debate) Baroness Hollis of Heigham moved that this House takes note of the impact of Universal Credit on claimants. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:50)
Item number 10
Working age benefits A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and, after debate, answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 14:51)
Item number 11
Older persons: human rights and care (2-hour debate) Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved that this House takes note of the human rights of older persons, and their comprehensive care. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
Item number 12
Independent complaints and grievance policy Baroness Evans of Bowes Park repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 17:31)
Item number 13
Hormone pregnancy tests Lord O'Shaughnessy repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 17:53)
Item number 14
National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved that this House regrets that the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 do not clarify how upfront charging can work without increasing barriers to healthcare for vulnerable groups, how they will not breach equality legisl… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 18:03)
The House adjourned at 6.58pm until Monday 20 November at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 1.01pm.

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