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Minutes for 17 July 2019
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act: Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2019 c. 21 (at 15:05)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Draft Cableway Installations (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. (67th Report, HL Paper 410)
Item number 3
Human Rights The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: The Right to Family Life: children whose mothers are in prison. (22nd Report, HL Paper 411)
Item number 4
Inter-faith dialogue A question was asked by Lord Lea of Crondall and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 15:06)
Item number 5
Plastic bag charge A question was asked by Lord Hayward and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:15)
Item number 6
Defence: expenditure A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Earl Howe. (at 15:22)
Item number 7
Gambling: children in Africa A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde. (at 15:29)
Item number 8
Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Lord Young of Cookham, on behalf of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 June 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:37)
Item number 9
Environment (Legislative Functions from Directives) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 June 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:38)
Item number 10
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2019 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:38)
Item number 11
Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill The report was received. An amendment was considered. (at 15:39)
Item number 12
Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill The report was received. Amendments 3 (see division 1), 5 to 9, 11, 12 (see division 2), 15, 17 to 19 and 21 to 24 were agreed to. Amendment 16A was disagreed to (see division 3). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 194) (at 15:56)
Item number 13
Electricity Capacity (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 June 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 23:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 23:38)
Item number 14
Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill Standing Orders 46 and 48 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 to 12 were agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 01:25)
The House adjourned at 1.38am on Thursday 18 July until 11.00am the same day.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Devolution: English cities Lord Heseltine moved that the Grand Committee takes note of devolution to English cities in the light of Lord Heseltine's report Empowering English Cities, published on 2 July. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
The Committee adjourned at 7.38pm.
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