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Minutes for 7 December 2017
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act: European Union (Approvals) Act c 35 (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Homelessness: emergency housing A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 11:07)
Item number 3
Social care: sleep-in payments A question was asked by Baroness Hollins and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 11:16)
Item number 4
Youth orchestras A question was asked by Lord Storey, on behalf of Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde. (at 11:23)
Item number 5
Brexit: negotiations A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 11:30)
Item number 6
Business of the House Lord Taylor of Holbeach, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Neville-Rolfe and the Earl of Caithness set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:38)
Item number 7
Better regulation (2½-hour debate) Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to ensure that regulation is balanced, cost-effective, easy to understand, and properly enforced. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:39)
Item number 8
Social care Lord O'Shaughnessy repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 14:05)
Item number 9
Israel: United States diplomatic representation Baroness Goldie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 14:44)
Item number 10
Zimbabwe A question was asked by Lord Luce and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie (at 14:57)
Item number 11
Plans to improve the natural environment and animal welfare (2½-hour debate) The Earl of Caithness moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government's plans to improve the natural environment and animal welfare. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:48)
Item number 12
Islam: tenets A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 18:06)
The House adjourned at 7.35pm until Friday 08 December at 10.00am.
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