Minutes for 4 November 2019
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.1
Baroness Wilcox of Newport Deborah Ann Wilcox, having been created Baroness Wilcox of Newport, of Newport in the City of Newport, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 14 October 2019, was introduced between Baroness Morgan of Ely and Lord Hain, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.2
Baroness Blower Christine Blower, having been created Baroness Blower, of Starch Green in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 15 October 2019, was introduced between Lord Dubs and Lord Knight of Weymouth, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.3
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 1 November 2019 of Baroness Emerton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.4
Ecclesiastical Committee Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure The Measure, and the 239th report of the Ecclesiastical Committee, were laid before the House under section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919. The Measure and the report were ordered to be printed. (HL Papers 18 and 19)
Select Committee Reports
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following instrument: Draft Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 Work of the Committee in Session 2019 Information paragraphs on certain instruments, including: Draft Northamptonshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019 Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Cross-Border Distribution of Funds, Proxy Advisors, Prospectus and Gibraltar (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Immigration (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2019. (4th Report, HL Paper 17)6
Constitution The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Sessional report 2017–19. (1st Report, HL Paper 20) European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: interim report. (2nd Report, HL Paper 21)
Brexit: environmental regulation A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.8
National Biodiversity Network report A question was asked by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.9
Visas: European Union students A question was asked by Baroness Garden of Frognal and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.10
Universities: anti-semitism A question was asked by Lord Leigh of Hurley and answered by Baroness Berridge. [I]11
Children in public care: unregistered accommodation A private notice question was asked by Lord Laming and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.12
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament: Special Report A private notice question was asked by Lord Anderson of Ipswich and answered by Earl Howe.13
Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 7 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.14
Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 7 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.15
Common Fisheries Policy and Animals (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 7 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.16
Railways (Safety, Access, Management and Interoperability) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 7 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.17
International sustainability: natural resources and biodiversity Baroness Jenkin of Kennington moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s international development work to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and prevent biodiversity loss. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.18
Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker-Elect, was presented and approved by the Lords Commissioners (by command of Her Majesty) under a Commission issued in that behalf.
The House adjourned at 9.47pm until Tuesday 5 November at 2.30pm.