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Minutes for 28 October 2019

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Item number 4
Drugs: methadone A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 14:47)
Item number 5
Local authorities: tourism A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:56)
Item number 6
Housing: rental market A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 15:01)
Item number 7
Northern Ireland: devolved government A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 15:11)
Item number 8
Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) Bill [HL] Lord True presented a bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011; to make provision about the dissolution of Parliament and the determination of polling days for parliamentary general elections; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 33) (at 15:17)
Item number 9
Rented Homes Bill [HL] Baroness Grender presented a bill to amend the Housing Act 1988 to abolish assured shorthold tenancies; to extend the grounds upon which landlords of residential housing may recover possession; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 34) (at 15:18)
Item number 10
Divorce (etc.) Law Review Bill [HL] Baroness Butler-Sloss presented a bill to provide for a review by the Lord Chancellor of the law of England and Wales relating to divorce and judicial separation and to the dissolution of civil partnerships and the separation of civil partners. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 35) (at 15:18)
Item number 11
Divorce (etc.) Law Review Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 35–EN)
Item number 12
Video Gaming Health and Wellbeing Strategy Bill [HL] Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe presented a bill to provide for the Secretary of State to develop and publish a video gaming health and wellbeing strategy and to provide for the Secretary of State to develop health advice on video gaming. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 36) (at 15:19)
Item number 13
Schools (Mental Health and Wellbeing) Bill [HL] Baroness Tyler of Enfield presented a bill to amend the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide for schools under those Acts to promote the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 37) (at 15:19)
Item number 14
Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] Baroness Grender, on behalf of Baroness Brinton, presented a bill to make provision for specifying new statutory rights and entitlements for victims of crime under the victims’ code of practice; to require elected local policing bodies to assess victims’ services; to increase the duties of t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:20)
Item number 15
Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House. (at 15:21)
Item number 16
Essex: major incident Lord Bethell repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 16:21)
Item number 17
Shared Rural Network Baroness Barran repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 16:58)
Item number 18
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 23 October. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:41)
Item number 19
Vocational education and training A question was asked by Viscount Bridgeman and, after debate, answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 18:49)
The House adjourned at 8.16pm until Tuesday 29 October at 2.30pm.
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