Minutes for 9 September 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Peatlands: commercial exploitation A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
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      Intersex citizens A question was asked by Baroness Barker and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Charities: plastic bag charges A question was asked by Lord Hayward and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
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      Nuclear power stations A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank.
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      Hurricane Dorian A private notice question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      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
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      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.

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      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 two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day), be taken pro forma through all of the stages completed in this session. The motion was agreed to.
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      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.
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      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 to every stage through which the bill has passed in this session; (b) any petition deposited against the bill in this session shall be taken to be deposited against the bill in the next session; and (c) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in the next session. The motion was agreed to.
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      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 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      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 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      Royal Commission The Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) in the middle with the Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) on her right hand and Lord Hope of Craighead on her left hand and the Commons being present at the Bar with their Speaker, the Commission for Royal Assent and Prorogation dated this day was read.
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      Royal Assent The following Act, passed by both Houses of Parliament, received Royal Assent: Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019 c. 27
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      Queen's Speech The Queen's Speech was delivered by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park).
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      Prorogation Parliament was prorogued at {{Sitting / Rising Time}} on Tuesday 10 September to 14 October.
    The House adjourned at 1.40am until Tuesday 10 September at 2.30pm.

    Grand Committee

    The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm