Minutes for 6 June 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      House of Lords: gender equality A question was asked by Baroness Deech and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.
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      Pakistan: aid for persecuted minorities A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Sugg.
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      Childcare A question was asked by Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
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      Sudan A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      Storage Period for Gametes Bill [HL] Baroness Deech presented a bill to provide for a review by the Secretary of State of the regulations governing gamete storage periods. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 182)
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      Storage Period for Gametes Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 182–EN)
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      Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 11 June to allow the Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation for Digital Services) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

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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 Baroness Newlove and Lord Leigh of Hurley set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.
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      Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider post-legislative scrutiny of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020. The motion was agreed to.
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      Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the social and economic impact of the gambling industry, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020. The motion was agreed to.
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      Democracy and Digital Technologies The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider democracy and digital technologies, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020. The motion was agreed to.
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      Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the links between inequality, public health and food sustainability, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020. The motion was agreed to.
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      Domestic violence and abuse: victim support (2½-hour debate) Baroness Newlove moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to support victims of domestic violence and abuse. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Learning disabilities and complex needs: in-patient treatment A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and, after debate, answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      Employment (2½-hour debate) Lord Leigh of Hurley moved that this House takes note of the latest employment figures and the steps being taken by Her Majesty’s Government to increase employment rates. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Church Representation and Ministers Measure The Lord Bishop of Leeds moved that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church Representation and Ministers Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Lord Young of Cookham moved that the bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee. The motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 5.18pm until Monday 10 June at 2.30pm.