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    Minutes for 4 September 2019

    Chamber

    Select Committee Reports
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      Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Draft Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019 Draft Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Draft Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2019 Draft Statutory Auditors, Third Country Auditors and International Accounts Standards (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Waste and Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019 Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019 Draft Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019 Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Legal Aid for Separated Children) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019 Draft Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2019 Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Early Release on Licence) Order 2019 Draft Plant Health (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Import and Export Licences (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products and Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) (No. 2) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Human Medicines and Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Draft Common Agricultural Policy and Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Transitional Arrangements etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Draft Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 S.I. 2019/1142 Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 S.I. 2019/1145 Guinea (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. (68th Report, HL Paper 417)
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      Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following bill: European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill. (61st Report, HL Paper 418)
    Public Business
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      Brexit: food standards A question was asked by Lord Carrington and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
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      Saudi Arabia: human rights A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      Personal health care budgets: Sheffield A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      Bury Football Club A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Barran.
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      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) to 40(9) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with to allow proceedings on any bill sent from the House of Commons relating to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union to start immediately after oral questions on Thursday, 5 September and immediately after Prayers on Friday, 6 September and to take priority over other public business. (2) Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow more than one stage of any such bill to be taken on one day. (3) Proceedings up to and including Second Reading and commitment of the bill, so far as not already concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 7pm on Thursday, 5 September and if the bill is read a second time then, notwithstanding Standing Order 47(1) (Commitment of Bills), it shall stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without Question put. (4) Committee stage, Report stage, Third Reading and Passing of the bill, so far as not already concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 5pm on Friday, 6 September. (5) At the times stated in paragraphs (3) and (4): a) there shall be no further debate; b) if the mover of any motion or amendment before the House or Committee does not ask leave to withdraw, or if leave to withdraw is refused, the Question shall be put and decided immediately without further amendment or debate; c) any further amendments shall be disposed of immediately without further amendment or debate and may be agreed only by unanimity; d) any further Questions necessary to conclude proceedings under the relevant paragraph shall be put and decided immediately without further amendment or debate; and e) notwithstanding Standing Order 29 (No speaking after Question put), no point of order is admitted. (6) Amendments to the bill may be tabled only as follows: a) for Committee stage, between First Reading and 30 minutes after the motion for Second Reading is agreed to; b) for Report stage, for 30 minutes after the bill is reported from Committee or, if applicable, after the bill as amended in Committee is available in the Printed Paper Office; c) for Third Reading, for 30 minutes after the end of consideration on Report or, if applicable, after the bill as amended on Report is available in the Printed Paper Office. (7) The member in charge of the bill may propose adjournment during pleasure. (8) If at the time stated in paragraph (4) a stage has not begun, it shall begin and be brought to a conclusion immediately without debate and no amendments shall be considered. (9) The following Questions on the bill shall be deemed agreed to immediately without Question put: a) House to be in Committee on the bill; b) Report received; c) Third Reading; d) Adjournment during pleasure. (10) No motion related to the bill, or in the course of proceedings on the bill, or to resume or adjourn the House, and not provided for in this motion, shall be tabled or moved, save one to amend this motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. Proceedings on any further Business of the House motion related to this bill, so far as not already concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion one hour after they commence and paragraph (5) shall apply. (11) If proceedings under paragraph (3) have not been concluded at the sitting of Thursday 5 September, a further motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition to provide for the disposal of the Questions required to conclude proceedings on the bill shall be entered as first business on Friday, 6 September and decided immediately without amendment or debate. Then Lord Forsyth of Drumlean moved under Standing Order 62 (Committees of the Whole House) that this House resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the motion the name of Baroness Smith of Basildon. After debate, a motion that the question be now put was agreed to (see division 1). Then the motion was disagreed to (see division 2).

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    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 Commons, considers that a guillotine motion is entirely contrary to the spirit and practice of the House of Lords”. A motion that the question be now put was agreed to (see division 3. Then the amendment was disagreed to (see division 4).
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    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 both Houses.” After debate, the the amendment was withdrawn.
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    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 agreed to (see division 5). Then the amendment was disagreed to (see division 6).
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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    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).
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    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). Then the amendment was disagreed to (see division 10).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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 disagreed to (see division 15).
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    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.
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    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 (see division 16).
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    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 disagreed to (see division 17). Then, after debate, further debate on the motion was adjourned.
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      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.