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Minutes for 13 December 2018

Chamber

Item number 1
Wheeled goods vehicles A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Childhood obesity A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 11:15)
Item number 3
Brexit: health and social care workforce A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 11:21)
Item number 4
HS2 A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 11:30)
Item number 5

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on 19 December 2018 to enable the motions in the names of Lord Moynihan and Baroness Neville-Rolfe to be taken before the motions in the name of the Lord Bishop of Chichester. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:37)

Item number 6
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:37)
Item number 7
Constitutional Convention (3-hour debate) Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved that this House takes note of the current constitutional challenges within the United Kingdom and the case for the establishment of a United Kingdom-wide Constitutional Convention to address issues of democratic accountability and devolution, particularly in England. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:38)
Item number 8
Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons with a privilege amendment. The amendment was considered and agreed to. (at 18:59)
Item number 9
Disability inclusive development A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates. (at 14:39)
Item number 10
Young people: challenges (2-hour debate) Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top moved that this House takes note of the challenges facing young people. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:36)
Item number 11
Police funding settlement Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 17:36)
Item number 12
Provisional local government finance settlement Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:14)
The House adjourned at 6.59pm until Friday 14 December at 10.00am.
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