Minutes for 23 May 2019
Children: gaming A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.2
Suicide Act 1961: prosecutions A question was asked by Baroness Meacher and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.3
Museums and galleries A question was asked by Baroness Rawlings and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.4
Electoral Commission: referendums and elections spending A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.5
Business of the House Lord Taylor of Holbeach, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood set down for today shall be limited to 2¾ hours and that in the name of Baroness McGregor-Smith to 2¼ hours. The motion was agreed to.6
Parliament: freedom of speech and the rule of law (2¾-hour debate) Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood moved that this House takes note of the potential conflict between the right of members to speak freely in Parliament and the obligation under the rule of law to obey court orders. After debate, the motion was agreed to.7
Public procurement and the Civil Society Strategy (2¼-hour debate) Baroness McGregor-Smith moved that this House takes note of the case for increasing the social value of public procurement by aligning it with Her Majesty's Government’s Civil Society Strategy. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned at 3.47pm until Tuesday 4 June at 2.30pm.