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Minutes for 31 October 2019

Chamber

Item number 3
Extinction Rebellion A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 11:06)
Item number 4
Brexit: engagement with the European Union on foreign affairs A question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:14)
Item number 5
Prisons: pregnancy healthcare A question was asked by Baroness Hussein-Ece and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:22)
Item number 6
Gender pay gap A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:30)
Item number 7
Road Traffic Offences (Cycling) Bill [HL] Baroness McIntosh of Pickering presented a bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 to create criminal offences relating to dangerous, careless or inconsiderate cycling. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 50) (at 11:37)
Item number 8
Gender Recognition Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Baroness Barker presented a bill to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in relation to a change of gender of someone who is married. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 51) (at 11:38)
Item number 9
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:38)
Item number 10
Northern Ireland Budget Bill Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 11:39)
Item number 11
Northern Ireland (Extension of Period for Executive Formation) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 21 October 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:27)
Item number 12
Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 October 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:43)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:21)
Item number 13
Grenfell Tower fire: Minute's silence The House observed a one-minute's silence. (at 13:30)
Item number 14
Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 report (3-hour debate) Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that this House takes note of the Phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:31)
Item number 15
Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Baroness Fookes) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019 c. 29 Northern Ireland Budget Act 2019 c. 30 (at 16:27)
Item number 16
Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the report was received. Then the bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed. (at 16:27)
The House adjourned at 4.36pm until Monday 4 November at 2.30pm.
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