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Minutes for 4 September 2019

Chamber

Item number 3
Brexit: food standards A question was asked by Lord Carrington and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:06)
Item number 4
Saudi Arabia: human rights A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:14)
Item number 5
Personal health care budgets: Sheffield A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:22)
Item number 6
Bury Football Club A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:26)
Item number 7

Business of the House Baroness Smith of Basildon moved, further to the resolution of the House of 28 January that Her Majesty’s Government should provide sufficient time for this House to ensure the timely passage of legislation necessary to implement any deal or proposition that has commanded the support of the majority of the House of Commons, that: (1) Standing Order 40(3… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:36)

Item number 8
Then Baroness Deech moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from “move” to the end and insert “notwithstanding the resolution of the House of 28 January that Her Majesty’s Government should provide sufficient time for this House to ensure the timely passage of legislation necessary to implement any deal or proposition that has commanded the support of the majority of the House of Common… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 9
Then Lord True moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from first ”Commons” to the end and insert “that this House believes that any Bill that has been allowed only one day’s consideration in the House of Commons, should receive full and unfettered consideration in the House of Lords and in the interests of orderly Parliamentary scrutiny deplores any attempt to curtail consideration in… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 10
Then Lord Marlesford, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after first “Commons” to insert “, and in recognition of the fact that the vote of 17.4 million people in the 2016 referendum to leave the European Union is no longer relevant and may be ignored or further deferred”.After debate, a motion that the question be now put was ag… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
Item number 11
Then Baroness Noakes, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after first “Commons” to insert “, and believing that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 31 October should be prevented”. A motion that the question be now put was agreed to (see division 7). Then the amendment was disagreed to (see division 8).
Item number 12
Then Lord Framlingham, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after first “Commons” to insert “, and in recognition of the fact that promises made in election manifestoes in 2017 to ensure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union are not binding”. A motion that the question be now put was agreed to (see division 9). The… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 13
Then Lord True moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after first “Commons” to insert “, and only once any current legal proceedings relating to prorogations in the English courts have been concluded”. A motion that the question be now put was moved and withdrawn. The amendment was disagreed to (see division 11).
Item number 14
Then Baroness Noakes, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after first “Commons” to insert “, and only once current legal proceedings relating to prorogations in the Scottish courts have been concluded”. The amendment was disagreed to (see division 12).
Item number 15
Then Baroness Noakes, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after first “Commons” to insert “, and only once current legal proceedings relating to prorogations in the Northern Irish courts have been concluded”. The amendment was disagreed to (see division 13).
Item number 16
Then Lord True moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after “House of Commons, that” to insert “an urgent report be requested from the Constitution Committee on the propriety of the use of a guillotine motion, and should that Committee recommend its use, that”. A motion that the question be now put was agreed to (see division 14). Then the amendment was dis… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 17
Then Lord Framlingham, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, after “House of Commons, that” to insert “an urgent report be requested from the Procedure Committee on the propriety of the use of a guillotine motion, and should that Committee recommend its use, that”. The amendment was negatived.
Item number 18
Then Baroness Noakes, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, leave out paragraph (1) and insert— “(1) Standing Order 40(4) to 40(9) (Arrangements of the Order Paper) be dispensed with in relation to any bill sent from the House of Commons relating to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.” The amendment was disagreed to… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 19
Then Baroness Noakes, on behalf of Lord True, moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon, leave out paragraph (1) and insert— “(1) Standing Order 40(3) and 40(5) to 40(9) (Arrangements of the Order Paper) be dispensed with in relation to any bill sent from the House of Commons relating to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.” The amendment was di… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 20
European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill A bill to make further provision in connection with the period for negotiations for withdrawing from the European Union was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 202)
The House adjourned at 1.29am on Thursday 5 September until 11am the same day.
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