Minutes for 7 October 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Asylum seekers: employment A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of London and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Railways: TransPennine freight A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
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      Elections and referenda: protection against corruption A question was asked by Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve and answered by the Earl of Courtown.
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      Hong Kong: emergency powers A private notice question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      European travel on Parliamentary business (House of Lords Commission Report) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that the Report from the House of Lords Commission European travel on Parliamentary business (3rd Report, HL Paper 423) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

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      Product Safety, Metrology and Mutual Recognition Agreement (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 9 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Legislative Functions) and Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September be approved. Then Baroness Jones of Whitchurch moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end insert “but that this House regrets that the Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Legislative Functions) and Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have been laid under the made affirmative resolution procedure to come into effect on 17 October to support the United Kingdom’s application to be listed as a third country by the European Union for the export of live animals and animal products, in preparation for leaving the European Union on 31 October, despite Parliament passing the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 which requires the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union if he fails to secure a deal by 19 October; expresses concern that Her Majesty’s Government maintains that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 31 October with or without a deal contrary to the previously expressed view of this House and the provisions of the Act; and notes the grave concern of the food and farming sectors regarding the potential catastrophic impact of a no-deal Brexit." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
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      Animal Health and Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Capital Requirements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Risk Transformation and Solvency 2 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration Lord Callanan repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      Brexit: no-deal tariff schedules Lord Callanan repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      United States' imposed trade tariffs Lord Gardiner of Kimble repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Draft Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 1) Order 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 2) Order 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Order laid before the House on 4 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Air Services (Competition) (Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Operation Midland Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
    The House adjourned at 9.02pm until Tuesday 8 October at 2.30pm.