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Minutes for 8 January 2018
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Retirements The Lord Speaker informed the House that the following members of the House had retired under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014: Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth with effect from 22 December 2017 Lord Blyth of Rowington with effect from 1 January (at 14:36)
Item number 2
House of Lords Journals The following volumes of the Journals were laid on the Table by the Clerk of the Parliaments: Volume 246 (Session 2013–14), with an index Volume 247 (Session 2014–15), with an index Volume 248 (Session 2015–16), with an index Volume 249 (Session 2016–17), with an index General Index to seven volumes of the Journals (Sessions 2003–04 to 2009–… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Brexit: reports to Parliament A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:37)
Item number 4
MV Empire Windrush A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 14:45)
Item number 5
Brexit: environmental enforcement agency A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 14:50)
Item number 6
Brexit: child refugees A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 14:59)
Item number 7
Industrial Strategy Lord Henley moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s Industrial Strategy and of the case for boosting earning power and productivity across the United Kingdom with investment in the skills, businesses and infrastructure of the future. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:07)
Item number 8
NHS winter crisis Lord O'Shaughnessy repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 16:38)
The House adjourned at 9.53pm until Tuesday 9 January at 2.30pm.
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