Minutes for 18 July 2018

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Distributed ledger technologies A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.
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      Primary school children: skills, careers and jobs A question was asked by Baroness Garden of Frognal and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.
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      Railways: CrossCountry A question was asked by Lord Beith and answered by Baroness Sugg.
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      Prisoners: treatment and conditions A question was asked by Lord Ramsbotham and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
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      Hereditary Peers' By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that the Lord Bethell had been elected under Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Lord Glentoran among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999.
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      Divorce (etc.) Law Review Bill [HL] Baroness Butler-Sloss presented a bill to provide for a review by the Lord Chancellor of the law of England and Wales relating to divorce and judicial separation and to the dissolution of civil partnerships and the separation of civil partners. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 126)
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      Divorce (etc.) Law Review Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 126–EN)
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      Trade Bill A bill to make provision about the ratification and implementation of international trade agreements; to make provision establishing the Trade Remedies Authority and conferring functions on it; and to make provision about the collection and disclosure of information relating to trade was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 127)
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      Trade Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 127–EN)
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      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord O'Shaughnessy moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:Clause 1 Schedule 1 Clauses 2 to 4 Schedule 2 Clause 5 Title. The motion was agreed to.
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      Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
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      Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill Lord Bates moved that the bill be now read a second time. (Money Bill) The motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.
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      Space policy Lord Henley repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
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      Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill The bill was read a third time. An amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with an amendment.
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      Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the bill be now read a second time. (Money Bill) After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.
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      Obesity A question was asked by Lord McColl of Dulwich and, after debate, answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.
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      Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with an amendment. It was ordered that the Commons amendment be printed (HL Bill 128). The amendment was considered forthwith. Motion A Lords amendment 1 was not insisted on and Commons amendment 1A in lieu was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 8.27pm until Thursday 19 July at 11.00am.

    Grand Committee

    The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Strategic Partnership Agreement) (Canada) Order 2018 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Strategic Partnership Agreement) (Canada) Order 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Agreement) (Australia) Order 2018 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Agreement) (Australia) Order 2018. The motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation) (New Zealand) Order 2018 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation) (New Zealand) Order 2018. The motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement) (Cuba) Order 2018 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement) (Cuba) Order 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Central America) Order 2018 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Central America) Order 2018. The motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Turkmenistan) Order 2017 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Turkmenistan) Order 2017. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Kazakhstan) Order 2017 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Kazakhstan) Order 2017. The motion was agreed to.
    European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement) (Armenia) Order 2018 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement) (Armenia) Order 2018. The motion was agreed to.
    Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies and Core Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018 Lord Bates moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies and Core Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    Occupational Pension Schemes (Master Trusts) Regulations 2018 Baroness Buscombe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Master Trusts) Regulations 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Amendment) Order 2018 Lord Haskel moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Amendment) Order 2018 (SI 2018/715). The motion was agreed to.
    The Committee adjourned at 7.50pm.