Minutes for 11 July 2018


    Public Business
      Universities: contract cheating A question was asked by Lord Storey and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
      Schools: exclusion of disabled children A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.
      Adult social care A question was asked by Lord Warner and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.
      Railways: train timetables A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Sugg.
      Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill A bill to make provision for buildings used as nursery grounds to be exempt from non-domestic rates in England and Wales was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 124)
      Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 124–EN)

      Procedure The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that the 5th Report from the Select Committee European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Sifting of proposed negative instruments by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; Consideration of Commons Amendments; and Grand Committees on Questions for Short Debate (HL Paper 163) be agreed to. Then, Lord Trefgarne moved, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but that this House regrets that the Committee has not reported on proposals to amend the procedures relating to hereditary peer by-elections and invites the Committee to reconsider such procedures and to report to the House". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.

      Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [HL] Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.
      Afghanistan update Earl Howe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
      Neglected tropical diseases A question was asked by Lord Trees and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates.
    The House adjourned at 6.30pm until Thursday 12 July at 11.00am.