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Minutes for 5 November 2019
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.1
Lord Choudrey Zameer Mohammed Choudrey, CBE, having been created Baron Choudrey, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Barnet, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 9 October 2019, was introduced between the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) and Lord Marland, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.2
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Margaret Mary Ritchie, having been created Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick, of Downpatrick in the County of Down, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 16 October 2019, was introduced between Baroness Smith of Basildon and Lord Murphy of Torfaen, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.3
Queen's Speech The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, delivered Her Majesty's reply to the Address of 22 October, as follows: "I have received with great satisfaction the dutiful and loyal expression of your thanks for the speech with which I opened the present Session of Parliament."4
Barony of Londesborough in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Clerk of the Parliaments was directed to enter Lord Londesborough on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).
Health and social care: malnutrition A question was asked by Lord Aberdare and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.6
Housebuilding: accidents in the home A question was asked by Lord Jordan and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.7
Digital Competition A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist.8
Health: tick-borne encephalitis A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.9
Mental disorder: autism and learning disabilities A private notice question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.10
Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.11
Intelligence and Security Committee Report Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.12
Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 October 2019 be approved. Then Lord Collins of Highbury moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end insert “, and while this House agrees with the general principle of the Regulations, nevertheless regrets that Her Majesty’s Government is continuing with the new legislation following the criticisms of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments in their third Report that the Regulations “will plainly discriminate on the ground of sexual orientation from the moment it is in force” and that that Committee “has a real doubt as to whether it would be lawful for the Secretary of State to include regulation 37 in the proposed Regulations”; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to replace these Regulations with new ones which ensure equal rights and are not discriminatory.” After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.13
Thomas Cook Lord Duncan of Springbank repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.14
Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Lord Brougham and Vaux) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act: Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Act 2019 c. 31
The House adjourned at 5.39pm.