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Minutes for 20 December 2018
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts and Measures: Civil Liability Act 2018 c. 29 Ivory Act 2018 c. 30 Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018 c. 31 Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Act 2018 c. 32 Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Act 2018 c. 33 Homes (Fitness for… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 20 December 2018 of Baroness Richardson of Calow under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 11:07)
Item number 3
Barony of Kensington in the Peerage of Ireland The Petition of William Owen Alexander Lord Kensington (in the Peerage of the United Kingdom) claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Kensington in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 6
Brexit: healthy and nutritious food A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 11:08)
Item number 7
Housebuilding: target A question was asked by Lord Shipley and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 11:16)
Item number 8
Prisoners: imprisonment for public protection sentences A question was asked by Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:23)
Item number 9
Yemen A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Bates. (at 11:31)
Item number 10
Gatwick Airport A private notice question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:39)
Item number 11
Homelessness Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:50)
Item number 12
Islamophobia (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) Lord Sheikh moved that this House takes note of the impact of Islamophobia in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:04)
Item number 13
Royal Navy: Type 31e frigates A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 14:26)
Item number 14
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) Lord Campbell-Savours moved that this House takes note of the remit of, and arrangements for the handling of evidence by, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:15)
Item number 15
House of Lords: sittings Lord Adonis moved to resolve that, notwithstanding the announcement by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 4 September (HL Deb, col 1707), following the adjournment on this day the House do next sit on Wednesday 2 January. After debate, the motion was withdrawn. (at 17:00)
After debate, the House adjourned at 5.54pm until Monday 7 January at 2.30pm.
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