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Minutes for 19 December 2017

Chamber

Item number 1
House of Lords: Lord Speaker's Committee Report Lord Burns moved that this House takes note of the Report of the Lord Speaker’s committee on the size of the House. Debate followed. The debate was adjourned. (at 11:06)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:28)
Item number 2
Energy: Domestic Tariffs A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord Henley. (at 14:30)
Item number 3
Smoking: Vaping A question was asked by Viscount Ridley and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 14:38)
Item number 4
Sexual Harassment A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:46)
Item number 5
Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 14:52)
Item number 6
Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL] Baroness Sugg presented a bill to make provision creating a new offence of shining or directing a laser beam towards a vehicle. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 75) (at 15:00)
Item number 7
Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 75–EN)
Item number 8
Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth presented a bill to make provision about the granting of old-style secure tenancies in cases of domestic abuse. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 76) (at 15:00)
Item number 9
Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 76–EN)
Item number 10
House of Lords: Lord Speaker's Committee Report The debate on the motion was resumed. After further debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:01)
Item number 11
Local Government Finance Settlement Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:04)
The House adjourned at 9.18pm until Wednesday 20 December at 3.00pm.
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