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Minutes for 24 October 2019

Chamber

Item number 1
Transport: buses A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 11:07)
Item number 2
Healthcare: brain tumours A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 11:14)
Item number 3
Polio: Pakistan and Afghanistan A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:22)
Item number 4
Syria: British Armed Forces operations A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 11:30)
Item number 5
Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] Baroness Williams of Trafford presented a bill to create a power of arrest, without warrant, for the purpose of extraditing people for serious offences. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 28) (at 11:38)
Item number 6
Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 28–EN)
Item number 7
Duty to Plan for Terrorism (Consultation) Bill [HL] Lord Harris of Haringey presented a bill to provide for consultation on the introduction of a Duty to Plan to require Category 1 responders to plan for terrorist threats and require those responsible for places to which the public have access to consider the vulnerability of those places to attack and take measures to mitigate a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:38)
Item number 8
Storage Period for Gametes Bill [HL] Lord Patel, on behalf of Baroness Deech, presented a bill to provide for a review by the Secretary of State of the regulations governing gamete storage periods. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 30) (at 11:39)
Item number 9
Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill [HL] Baroness Finlay of Llandaff presented a bill to make provision for NHS service commissioners to ensure that persons for whom they have responsibility for commissioning physical and mental health services have access to specialist and generalist palliative care and support services; and to make provision for treatment o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:39)
Item number 10
Elections (Candidates’ Expenditure and Nominations) Bill [HL] Lord Tyler presented a bill to make provision for the regulation of election expenditure by candidates and political parties; to provide for the regulation of nominations as a parliamentary candidate and the abolition of deposits; to confer powers on the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes. It was read a f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:40)
Item number 11
Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Greaves set down for today shall be limited to 2 hours and that in the name of Lord Alton of Liverpool to 3 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:41)
Item number 12
Brexit: movement of goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain Lord Callanan repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:43)
Item number 13
 Neighbourhood services: Government support (Balloted debate, 2 hours) Lord Greaves moved that this House takes note of the levels of government support for neighbourhood services provided by district councils and other local authorities. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:56)
Item number 14
Syria and Iraq A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:40)
Item number 15
 Hong Kong (Balloted debate, 3 hours) Lord Alton of Liverpool moved that this House takes note of the recent political unrest in Hong Kong, and of the calls to offer residents of Hong Kong citizenship in another country. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:35)
The House adjourned at 5.23pm until Monday 28 October at 2.30pm.
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