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Minutes for 9 September 2019

Chamber

Item number 2
Peatlands: commercial exploitation A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 14:37)
Item number 3
Intersex citizens A question was asked by Baroness Barker and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 14:44)
Item number 4
Charities: plastic bag charges A question was asked by Lord Hayward and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 14:52)
Item number 5
Nuclear power stations A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 14:57)
Item number 6
Hurricane Dorian A private notice question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:07)
Item number 7
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Kew Gardens (Leases) Act 2019 c. 25 European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019  c. 26 (at 15:18)
Item number 8

Chair of the European Union Committee The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the Earl of Kinnoull be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (to be known as Chair of the European Union Committee), in place of Lord Boswell of Aynho. After debate, the motion was agreed to nemine dissentiente. (at 15:20)

Item number 9
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] Baroness Barran moved to resolve that it is expedient that if the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL]— (a) has not completed all of its stages by the end of this session of Parliament, and (b) is reintroduced in the next session of Parliament, the bill as reintroduced shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 46 (No tw… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:27)
Item number 10
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee. (at 15:27)
Item number 11
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that if a bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in this session is brought to this House from the House of Commons in the next session— (a) the proceedings on the bill in the next session shall be pro forma in regard… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 18:08)
Item number 12
Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 July 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:09)
Item number 13
Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019 Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 July 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 19:04)
Item number 14
Report Pursuant to Sections 3(1), 3(6), 3(7), 3(8), 3(9) and 3(10) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of Report Pursuant to Sections 3(1), 3(6), 3(7), 3(8), 3(9) and 3(10) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 19:24)
Item number 15
Report Pursuant to Section 3(14) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of Report Pursuant to Section 3(14) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019. The motion was agreed to. (at 22:02)
Item number 16
Report Pursuant to Section 3(13) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of Report Pursuant to Section 3(13) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019. The motion was agreed to. (at 22:02)
Item number 17
Report Pursuant to Section 3(12) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of Report Pursuant to Section 3(12) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019. The motion was agreed to. (at 22:03)
Item number 18
Report Pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of Report Pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019. The motion was agreed to. (at 22:03)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 23:05)
Item number 19
Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to. (at 23:05)
The House adjourned at 1.40am on Tuesday 10 September.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

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* Item is an oral question.
Numbers starting HL are unique identifiers for written questions, Bills or papers.