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Minutes for 22 October 2019

Chamber

Item number 4
Crime: rape A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 14:49)
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Crime: police numbers A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 14:57)
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Counterterrorism: Martyn’s Law A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:05)
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Post Office: cash withdrawal services A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 15:12)
Item number 8
Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] Baroness Vere of Norbiton presented a bill to make provision about airspace change proposals and about the licensing regime for air traffic services under Part 1 of the Transport Act 2000, to confer police powers relating to unmanned aircraft and requirements in Air Navigation Orders and to provide for fixed penalties for cer… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:19)
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Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 17–EN)
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Unconscionable Conduct in Commerce Bill [HL] Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted presented a bill to create an offence of conduct in trade and commerce that is unconscionable; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 18) (at 15:20)
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Criminal Records Bill [HL] Lord Ramsbotham presented a bill to amend the length of time for which an individual may have a criminal record under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 19) (at 15:20)
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Immigration Detention Bill [HL] Lord Scriven presented a bill to make provision about the detention of persons under the law on immigration. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 20) (at 15:21)
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Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill [HL] Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb presented a bill to establish the right to breathe clean air; to require the Secretary of State to achieve and maintain clean air in England and Wales; to involve Public Health England in setting and reviewing pollutants and their limits; to enhance the powers, duties and functions of the Environment Agency, the Com… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:21)
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Emissions Reduction (Local Authorities in London) Bill [HL] Lord Tope presented a bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in airborne emissions from specified plant in their areas and to make provision for the Secretary of State to set emission limits for such plant; to provide for fixed penalty notices in specifie… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
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International Relations and Defence The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and issues relating to UK defence policy and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Alton of Liverpool, L. Anelay of St Johns,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:23)

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Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider and report on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Adams of Craigie… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:23)

Item number 17

Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the social and economic impact of the gambling industry, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Armstrong of Hill Top, B. Butler of Brockwell, L. Fi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:23)

Item number 18

Democracy and Digital Technologies The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider democracy and digital technologies, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Black of Brentwood, L. Dobbs, L. German, L. Harris of Haringey, L. Holmes of Richmond, L… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:23)

Item number 19

Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the links between inequality, public health and food sustainability; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Boycott, B. Caithness, E. Empey, L. Janke, B. Krebs, L. (Chair) Osamor, B.Pa… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:23)

Item number 20

Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills In accordance with Private Business Standing Order 69 (Appointment of Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills), Christopher David Stanton was appointed an Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills.

Item number 21
Queen's Speech The debate was resumed on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: "Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:25)
The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Wednesday 23 October at 3.00pm.
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