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Minutes for 29 October 2019

Chamber

Item number 6
Electric scooters A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:50)
Item number 7
Net zero carbon emissions A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 14:58)
Item number 8
Government spending A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 15:05)
Item number 9
Prisons A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 15:13)
Item number 10
Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill [HL] Lord Foster of Bath presented a bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; to make provision regarding performance and insulation of new heating systems in existing properties; and for connected purposes. It was read a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:20)
Item number 11
Policing Resources Bill [HL] Lord Wigley presented a bill to make provision to ensure that the police forces in England and Wales have sufficient resources to deliver police services; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 40) (at 15:21)
Item number 12
Financial Services Duty of Care Bill [HL] Lord Sharkey presented a bill to require the Financial Conduct Authority to make rules for authorised persons to owe a duty of care to consumers in their regulated activities. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 41) (at 15:21)
Item number 13
Referendums Criteria Bill [HL] Lord Cormack presented a bill to make provision concerning referendums within the United Kingdom on constitutional or parliamentary arrangements. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 42) (at 15:21)
Item number 14

Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: Andrews, B. Ashton of Hyde, L. Brougham and Vaux, L. Dear, L. Faulkner of Worcester, L. Finlay of Llandaff, B. Fookes,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 15
House of Lords Commission The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to provide high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords Administration on behalf of the House and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Doocey, B. Evans of Bowes Park, B.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 16

Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media, digital and the creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Allen of Kensington, L. Bull, B. Colville of Culross, V. Gilbert of Panteg, L. (Chair) G… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 17

Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Conduct Committee be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Anelay of St Johns, B. Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L. Donaghy, B.Hussein-Ece, B. Mance, L. (Chair) That the following be appointed as lay external members of the C… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 18

Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution and constitutional aspects of devolution; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 19
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (i) To report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny; (ii) To report on documents and draft or… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 20
Economic Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and business affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Bowles of Berkhamsted, B. Burns, L. Chandos, V. Cunningham of Felling, L. Darling of Roulanish, L. Forsyth o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 21

Finance The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords, (2) Reporting to the Commission on the forecast outturn, Estimate and financial plan submitted by the Management Board, (3) Monitoring the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 22

Hybrid Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Addington, L. Dykes, L. Grantchester, L.Harrison, L. Jenkin of Kennington, B. Swinfe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 23

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for ad hoc committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure eff… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 24

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST): Haskel, L. Oxburgh, L.Patel, L. Winston, L. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:22)

Item number 25

Procedure The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Ashton of Hyde, L. Bew, L. Eames, L. Evans of Bowes Park, B. Harris of Richmond, B. Foulkes of Cu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 26
Science and Technology The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Borwick, L. Browne of Ladyton, L. Hilton of Eggardon, B. Hollick, L. Kakkar, L. Mair, L. Manningham-Buller, B.Patel,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 27
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation. (1) The Committee shall report on draft instruments and memoranda laid before Parliament under sections 8, 9 and 23(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. (2) Paragraph (1) shall lapse upon the expiry of the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 28

Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services, (2) Providing advice on strategic policy decisions when sought by the Commission, and (3) Overseeing the delivery and implementation of both; That, as proposed by the Co… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 29

Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Fellowes, L. Geddes, L. McColl of Dulwich, L.Naseby, L… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 30
Human Rights The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights: To consider: (a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases); (b) proposals for remedial orders, draft re… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 31
National Security Strategy The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Committee of ten members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, to consider the National Security Strategy; That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Commi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 32

Statutory Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that in accordance with Standing Order 73 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Armstrong of Ilminster, L. Col… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)

Item number 33

Democracy and Digital Technologies The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness McGregor-Smith be appointed a member of the Committee in place of Lord Dobbs. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:22)

Item number 34

Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay be appointed a member of the Committee. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:22)

Item number 35
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the bill be committed to a Select Committee. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:23)
Item number 36
Brexit: workers' rights Lord Duncan of Springbank repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 15:24)
Item number 37
Health Service Safety Investigations Bill [HL] Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford 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 15:37)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:15)
Item number 38
Early Parliamentary General Election Bill A bill to make provision for a parliamentary general election to be held on 12 December 2019 was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 43) (at 21:15)
Item number 39
Early Parliamentary General Election Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 43–EN)
The House adjourned at 9.16pm until Wednesday 30 October at 3.00pm.
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