Minutes for 10 July 2019
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford.1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Baroness Gould of Potternewton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 22 July.2
Lord Speaker's Statement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) made a statement on the inquiry by Naomi Ellenbogen QC into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords.
Select Committee Reports
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Draft Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Legislative Functions) and Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. (66th Report, HL Paper 403)4
Human Rights The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Proposal for a draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2019. (21st Report, HL Paper 405)
Companies: parental leave practices A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Lord Henley.6
Multi-academy trusts A question was asked by Lord Storey and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.7
Commemoration: victims of religious violence A question was asked by Baroness Berridge and answered by Baroness Goldie.8
Universities: racism A question was asked by Lord Bassam of Brighton and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.9
Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill [HL] Lord Storey presented a bill to make it an offence to provide or advertise cheating services for Higher Education assessments. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 191)10
Universal Credit fraud Baroness Buscombe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.11
National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill The order of commitment was discharged.12
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill [HL] Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth 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.13
Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill Lord Duncan of Springbank 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.
The House adjourned at 8.32pm until Thursday 11 July at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm