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Minutes for 17 October 2019
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Lord Barwell The Rt Hon. Gavin Laurence Barwell, having been created Baron Barwell, of Croydon in the London Borough of Croydon, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 7 October 2019, was introduced between Lord Young of Cookham and Lord Gilbert of Panteg, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:07)
Item number 2
Lord Davies of Gower Henry Byron Davies, Esquire, having been created Lord Davies of Gower in the County of Swansea, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 10 October 2019, was introduced between Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington and Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:12)
Item number 3
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Baroness Emerton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 1 November 2019.
Item number 4
South Africa: money laundering and corruption A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:17)
Item number 5
Bailiff reforms A question was asked by Baroness Meacher and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:26)
Item number 6
Brexit: customs controls at Holyhead A question was asked by Lord Wigley and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:33)
Item number 7
Education: special educational needs budgets A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 11:39)
Item number 8
Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill [HL] Lord Storey presented a bill to make it an offence to provide or advertise cheating services for Higher Education assessments. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8) (at 11:48)
Item number 9
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (Legal Advice and Appeals) Bill [HL] Baroness Hussein-Ece, on behalf of Lord Roberts of Llandudno, presented a bill to make provision for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to receive legal advice and for extending the deadline for an unaccompanied asylum seeking child to appeal an asylum decision. It was read a first time and ordered to b… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:48)
Item number 10
Traffic Management (Amendment) Bill [HL] Baroness Pinnock presented a bill to make provision in relation to the civil enforcement of speeding contraventions. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10) (at 11:49)
Item number 11
Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment) Bill [HL] The Lord Bishop of Coventry, on behalf of The Lord Bishop of St Albans, presented a bill to prohibit payments for remote gambling to be made using money obtained on credit and to prohibit the use of cash machines on premises licensed for gambling. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 11) (at 11:49)
Item number 12
Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] Lord Berkeley presented a bill to amend the succession to the title of the Duke of Cornwall; to remove various powers, exemptions and immunities from the Duchy of Cornwall; to make provisions relating to the Treasury Solicitor and any solicitor or attorney appointed in the affairs of the Duchy; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:50)
Item number 13
Online pornography: age verification Baroness Barran repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:50)
Item number 14
Queen's Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until 21 October 2019. (at 12:06)
Item number 15
Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: section 3(5) Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of the Report pursuant to section 3(5) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019, which was laid before this House on Monday 14 October. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:40)
The House adjourned at 6.54pm until Saturday 19 October at 10.00am.
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