Minutes for 24 July 2019
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely.1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 c. 22 National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019 c. 23 Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019 c. 242
Barony of Hives in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Clerk of the Parliaments was directed to enter Lord Hives on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).
Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians A question was asked by Lord Singh of Wimbledon and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.4
Bahrain A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.5
Sahel: climate change A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Baroness Sugg.6
High Speed 2: cost A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.7
British Steel Lord Henley repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.8
Feltham Young Offenders Institute Lord Keen of Elie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.9
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12 to 30 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 199)10
Council of Europe: House of Lords members’ contribution A question was asked by Lord Balfe and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.11
Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.
The House adjourned at 7.24pm until Thursday 25 July at 11.00am.