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Minutes for 19 November 2018
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) reported His Royal Highness's reply to the Message of 14 November 2018, as follows: I was greatly touched by your kind Address on the occasion of my seventieth birthday. I have been most grateful for the many messages of congratulations I have received to mark this birthday and warmly reciprocate the good wish… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:37)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Economic Affairs The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Making Tax Digital for VAT: Treating Small Businesses Fairly. (3rd Report, HL Paper 229)
Item number 3
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny (Sub-Committee A) The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Recommendation on the following: Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Employment Rights (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Report on certain instruments, including: Draft Non-Contentious Probate (Fees)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 4
United Nations Relief and Works Agency A question was asked by Lord Polak and answered by Lord Bates. (at 14:38)
Item number 5
Breast scans A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 14:46)
Item number 6
Domestic abuse A question was asked by Lord Bassam of Brighton and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 14:53)
Item number 7
Teaching Excellence Framework A question was asked by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 15:01)
Item number 8
Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord O'Shaughnessy moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clause 1 Schedule 1 Clauses 2 to 4Schedule 2 Clause 5 Title. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:08)
Item number 9
Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:08)
Item number 10
Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Report) Lord Clement-Jones moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence AI in the UK: ready, willing and able? (HL Paper 100). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:09)
Item number 11
Johnston Press Viscount Younger of Leckie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 18:42)
Item number 12
Citizenship and Civic Engagement (Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee Report) Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century (HL Paper 118). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:57)
The House adjourned at 9.53pm until Tuesday 20 November at 2.30pm.
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