Minutes for 9 May 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Public appointments: diversity A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.
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      Social housing: older people A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark, on behalf of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley, and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.
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      Nigeria: Fulani A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      Elections and referendums: foreign interference A question was asked by Lord Tyler and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.
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      Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Borwick and Lord Harris of Haringey set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.
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      Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Conduct Committee be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Anelay of St Johns, B. Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L. Donaghy, B.Hussein-Ece, B. Mance, L. (Chair) That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;That the Committee have leave to report from time to time; That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House; That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes. The motion was agreed to.

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     Standing Orders (Public Business) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved, further to the House’s approval of the 4th Report from the Privileges and Conduct Committee Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: Changes to the Code of Conduct, that the House agrees the following new Standing Order: 68A Reports from the Conduct Committee Reports from the Conduct Committee resulting from an investigation under the Code of Conduct, together with any resolution on a sanction, are decided without debate. The motion was agreed to.

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      Sri Lanka: UNHCR refugees Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      Disabled people (2½-hour debate) Lord Borwick moved that this House takes note of the issues facing people with disabilities and the potential for improved treatment and outcomes in the next 50 years. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Conduct of debate in public life (2½-hour debate) Lord Harris of Haringey moved that this House regrets the conduct, and toxicity, of debate in public life; the divisions in society which result from that; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to take steps to address such divisions. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.
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      Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
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      Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 April be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 11 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 20 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 20 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 7.08pm until Monday 13 May at 2.30pm.