Minutes for 17 December 2019


      Parliament Met at 2.30pm pursuant to a proclamation dated 6 November 2019. The Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) in the middle with the Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) and Lord Judge to her right hand and Lord Newby and Baroness Smith of Basildon on her left, the Commission for opening Parliament dated 17 December 2019 was read. The Commons, being present at the Bar, were directed to proceed to the choice of a Speaker and to present the person chosen for the Royal Approbation.
    Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.
      The Lord Speaker The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler), singly, in the first place, at the Table, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.
      Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct: Justin Portal The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury John Tucker Mugabi The Lord Archbishop of York Natalie Jessica Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Angela Evans Baroness Smith of Basildon Richard Mark Lord Newby Igor Lord Judge Thomas Henry Lord Ashton of Hyde John Eric Lord Gardiner of Kimble Richard Sanderson Lord Keen of Elie Tariq Mahmood Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Martin John Lord Callanan Charlotte Sarah Emily Baroness Vere of Norbiton Elizabeth Grace Baroness Sugg Ian James Lord Duncan of Springbank Theodore Thomas More Lord Agnew of Oulton Annabel MacNicoll Baroness Goldie James Nicholas Lord Bethell Robert Lord Hughes of Woodside Patrick The Earl of Courtown (Lord Saltersford) Diana Francesca Caroline Baroness Barran Deborah Baroness Stedman-Scott Kenneth Owen Lord Morgan Colin MacKenzie Lord Low of Dalston Jan David Viscount Simon Frank Ashcroft Lord Judd John Francis Lord McFall of Alcluith Swraj Lord Paul Michael Andrew Foster Jude The Marquess of Lothian (Lord Kerr of Monteviot) Kenneth Wiggins Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Rachel Trixie Anne Baroness Gardner of Parkes Michael John Lord Brougham and Vaux Margaret Beryl Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Dorothea Glenys Baroness Thornton Sharmishta Baroness Chakrabarti Margaret Eileen Joyce Baroness Wheeler Leslie John Lord Griffiths of Burry Port John Lord Morris of Aberavon Sarah Elisabeth The Lord Bishop of London Raymond Edward Harry Lord Collins of Highbury Iain Mackenzie Lord McNicol of West Kilbride David Andrew The Lord Bishop of Birmingham Wilf Lord Stevenson of Balmacara William David Lord McKenzie of Luton John Lord Reid of Cardowan Norman Stewart Hughson Lord Lamont of Lerwick George Lord Foulkes of Cumnock John Lord Wakeham David John Lord Blencathra Lorely Jane Baroness Burt of Solihull John Anderson Lord Cunningham of Felling John Derek Lord Taylor of Holbeach Christopher Francis Lord Fox Michael Wolfgang Laurence Lord Naseby John Roger Lord Roberts of Llandudno John David Lord Kilclooney Stephen Barry Lord Jones Gillian Patricia Baroness Shephard of Northwold Anthony James Lord Clarke of Hampstead Douglas Martin Viscount Hailsham (Lord Hailsham of Kettlethorpe) David Alexander Cospatrick The Earl of Home (Lord Douglas) Christopher Lord Holmes of Richmond Godfrey John Lord Cromwell Matthew Hadrian Marshall Lord Carrington of Fulham Benjamin Russell Mackintosh Lord Stoneham of Droxford Paul Peter Lord Murphy of Torfaen Andrew Robert George Lord Robathan Michael Bruce Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Ivon Anthony Lord Brabazon of Tara James Donnelly Lord Touhig Ian Anthony Lord Colwyn Ajay Kumar Lord Kakkar Elspeth Rosamund Morton Baroness Howe of Idlicote Bryan Lord Davies of Oldham George Leonard Lord Carey of Clifton Margaret Ann Baroness Jay of Paddington David Keith Lord Brookman Brian Joseph Michael Lord Cotter Susan Elizabeth Baroness Garden of Frognal Richard Napier Lord Luce Christopher Samuel Lord Tugendhat Menzies Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Monroe Edward Lord Palmer of Childs Hill David Sydney Lord Rowe-Beddoe Timothy John Robert Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Genista Mary Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Robert Thomas William Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown David John Lord Ramsbotham Emma Harriet Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Stuart Lord Polak Herbert Robin Lord Rotherwick Susan Catherine Baroness Campbell of Loughborough John Michael Edward The Duke of Somerset Maurice Lord Saatchi Richard Andrew Lord Balfe Anne Caroline Ballingall Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Maurice George Lord Morrow Wallace Hamilton Lord Browne of Belmont Joan Anna Dalziel Baroness Seccombe John Anthony Lord Bird Vivien Helen Baroness Stern Patrick Thomas Lord Cormack Sharon Margaret Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted Roger Norman Lord Freeman Richard Oliver Lord Faulkner of Worcester Ruth Lynn Baroness Deech James Robert Lord Wallace of Tankerness William Herbert Lord Laming Reginald Norman Morgan Lord Empey Andrew Lord Mawson Jennifer Helen Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb John Desmond Forbes Viscount Waverley Michael Ian Lord Grade of Yarmouth John Leonard Lord Eatwell Zahida Parveen Baroness Manzoor Donald Thomas Younger Lord Curry of Kirkharle Robert Henry Alexander Lord Eames Rupert Francis John Lord Carrington Byron Lord Davies of Gower Harold Stanley Lord Kalms Clive Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Michael John Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick Michael James Lord German Michael George Lord Bichard Desmond Henry Lord Browne of Ladyton Julie Elizabeth Baroness Smith of Newnham Christopher Edward Wollaston Mackenzie Lord Geidt David Anthony Llewellyn Lord Owen Jean Elizabeth Baroness Coussins Jill Elizabeth Baroness Pitkeathley Charles Alan Andrew Earl Cathcart Nicholas Power Richard Le Poer The Earl of Clancarty (Viscount Clancarty) John Thomas Lord Alderdice Judith Ann Baroness Wilcox Bruce Joseph Lord Grocott John Richard The Earl of Cork and Orrery (Lord Boyle) Euan Michael Ross Lord Geddes Patricia Elizabeth Baroness Rawlings
      Speaker of the House of Commons The Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) in the middle with the Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) and Lord Judge on her right and Lord Newby and Baroness Smith of Basildon on her left and the Commons being present at the Bar with the Speaker-Elect, the Right Honourable Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the said Speaker-Elect was presented and approved by the Lords Commissioners (by command of Her Majesty).
      Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct: Dianne Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Margaret Theresa Baroness Prosser Peter Benjamin Lord Mandelson David Stephen Geoffrey Viscount Hanworth Qurban Lord Hussain Edmund John Phillip Lord Browne of Madingley Meral Baroness Hussein-Ece Floella Karen Yunies Baroness Benjamin Hilary Jane Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Christopher John Lord Lennie Raminder Singh Lord Ranger Indarjit Lord Singh of Wimbledon George Islay MacNeill Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Sally Baroness Morgan of Huyton Navnit Lord Dholakia Doreen Elizabeth Baroness Massey of Darwen Mary Teresa Baroness Goudie Usha Kumari Baroness Prashar Charles Leslie Lord Falconer of Thoroton Jennifer Baroness Hilton of Eggardon Manzila Pola Baroness Uddin Mark Shuldham Lord Marlesford David Lord Trefgarne Clive Richard Lord Hollick John Kevin Lord Sharkey Detta Baroness O'Cathain Sayeeda Hussain Baroness Warsi Elizabeth Marie Baroness Redfern David William George Lord Chidgey David Edward Lord Lea of Crondall Malcolm Gray Lord Bruce of Bennachie Roy Francis Lord Kennedy of Southwark Alan William John Lord West of Spithead Norman Reginald Lord Warner James Meyer Lord Sassoon Arminka Baroness Helic Graham Eric Lord Stirrup John Warren Lord Shipley William David Lord Trimble Paul Roger The Lord Bishop of Durham Richard John Carew Lord Chartres Robert Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe Donald Spargo The Lord Bishop of Peterborough Christopher Francis Lord Patten of Barnes Lynda Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Andrew David Lord Lansley Philippa Claire Baroness Stroud David Brownrigg Lord Craig of Radley Robert George Alexander Lord Lingfield John Olav Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Rachel Bishop of Gloucester Christopher Thomas James Bishop of Southwark Susan Adele Baroness Greenfield Kate Harriet Alexandra Baroness Rock Carys Davina Baroness Grey-Thompson James Alexander Lord Selkirk of Douglas Susan Lilian Primrose Baroness Masham of Ilton Christine Elizabeth Bishop of Newcastle Nicholas Bishop of Leeds James William Scobie Bishop of Carlisle James Edward George Viscount Younger of Leckie Peter Spencer Lord Bowness Dafydd Elis Lord Elis-Thomas William Manuel Lord Morris of Handsworth Stanley Lord Fink Catherine Susan Baroness Fall John Stephen Lord Monks Timothy Eric Lord Boswell of Aynho Llinos Baroness Golding Onora Sylvia Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve Alec Nigel Lord Broers Laura Lee Baroness Wyld Ruby Baroness McGregor-Smith Nicholas Henry Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth James Rudolph Lord Palumbo of Southwark Timothy Francis Lord Clement-Jones Alexander Park Lord Leitch Rupert Charles Lord De Mauley David Lord Goddard of Stockport John Alston Lord Maxton Rosalind Miriam Baroness Altmann David Robert Lord Stevens of Ludgate David Charles Lord Evans of Watford Jean Lesley Patricia Baroness Drake Elaine Baroness Murphy Janet Baroness Cohen of Pimlico Jane Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Deborah Ann Baroness Wilcox of Newport Jonathan Toby Lord Harris of Haringey Philip Charles Lord Harris of Peckham Ranbir Singh Lord Suri John Roundell Earl of Selborne Alfred Lord Dubs Christine Mary Baroness Crawley Andrew Timothy Lord Cooper of Windrush Matthew White Viscount Ridley Emma Samantha Baroness Pidding William Jefferson Lord Hague of Richmond Shreela Baroness Flather Ara Warkes Lord Darzi of Denham Jack Wilson Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Simon Andrew Lord Woolley of Woodford Alan Gregory Clayton Bishop of St Albans Robert William Lord Dixon-Smith Elizabeth Jean Baroness Barker Doreen Delceita Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Julia Elizabeth Baroness Brown of Cambridge Victor Olufemi Lord Adebowale Lilian Pauline Baroness Neville-Jones Karren Rita Baroness Brady David Hugh Alexander Lord Hannay of Chiswick Jonathan Adair Lord Turner of Ecchinswell Michael Hastings Lord Jay of Ewelme Sheila Clare Baroness Hollins Stephen Lord Gilbert of Panteg Frederick Matthew Thomas Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (Lord Ponsonby of Roehampton) Christopher Robert Lord Smith of Finsbury Janric Fraser Viscount Craigavon Julia Babette Sarah Baroness Neuberger Patience Jane Baroness Wheatcroft Bernard Lord Hogan-Howe Simon Lord Haskel Nicholas Ian Lord Macpherson of Earl’s Court Neil Forbes Lord Davidson of Glen Clova Donald Michael Ellison Lord Foster of Bath Margaret Mary Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Lawrence Lord Sawyer Jeffrey Richard de Corban Lord Mountevans Terence James Lord O’Neill of Gatley James Norwich Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Eric Douglas Harvey Lord Hoyle John Archibald Viscount Thurso Richard Beecroft Lord Allan of Hallam Joanna Baroness Shields Giles John Harry Viscount Goschen Glenys Elizabeth Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Neil Gordon Lord Kinnock Angela Frances Baroness Browning Christine Baroness Blower Pauline Christina Baroness Bryan of Partick Waheed Lord Alli John Lord Hendy David Lawrence Lord Lipsey James Henry The Lord Bishop of Rochester Jeremy Lord Purvis of Tweed David Clive Lord Wilson of Tillyorn Edward Peter Bertram Savile The Earl of Liverpool William James Robert Earl Peel Simon Mark Lord Glenarthur Ann Elizabeth Oldfield Baroness Butler-Sloss Alexander John Lord Randall of Uxbridge Paul Archer Lord Tyler Colin Berkeley Lord Moynihan Mohamed Iltaf Lord Sheikh Susan Veronica Baroness Kramer Nuala Patricia Baroness O'Loan Nicholas James Christopher Viscount Ullswater Mair Eluned Baroness Morgan of Ely Anita Baroness Gale Alexander John Lord Trees Roualeyn Robert Lord Thurlow Michael Abraham Lord Levy Sheila Valerie Baroness Noakes James Richard Lord O'Shaughnessy Jonathan Michael Lord Caine Rosalind Carol Baroness Scott of Needham Market Gordon Joshua Lord Wasserman Daniel Nicholas Lord Ravensdale Charles William Harley The Earl of Kinnoull Patrick Robin Archibald The Earl of Glasgow Michael Nicholson Lord Framlingham Winifred Ann Baroness Taylor of Bolton Jonathan Neil Lord Mendelsohn Alan Gordon Barraclough Lord Haselhurst Robin Berry Lord Janvrin Elizabeth Lydia Baroness Manningham-Buller Kevin Joseph Maximilian Lord Shinkwin Susan Frances Maria Baroness Williams of Trafford Kishwer Baroness Falkner of Margravine Jennifer Louise Baroness Tonge Keith John Charles Lord Bradley William Brian Lord Jordan Martin John Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan Lucy Jeanne Baroness Neville-Rolfe Catherine Irene Jacqueline Baroness Meyer Robin Granville Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Peter Richard Grenville Lord Layard Graham Lord Kirkham Hugh John Maxwell Lord Dykes James George Robert Lord Bridges of Headley Richard Hugh Lord Cavendish of Furness David Philip Lord Pannick Geoffrey Robert James Lord Borwick David George Lord Clark of Windermere Alan Robert Lord Haworth David James Fletcher Lord Hunt of Wirral Estelle Baroness Morris of Yardley William Waldorf Viscount Astor Mark Ian Lord Price Denise Patricia Byrne Baroness Kingsmill Michael Walton Lord Bates John Lord Mann Raymond Hervey Lord Hylton Brian Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Benjamin Lloyd Stormont Lord Mancroft Lucius Edward William Plantagenet Viscount Falkland Roger John Laugharne Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Rosalind Mary Baroness Grender Jitesh Kishorekumar Lord Gadhia David Lord Blunkett Alastair Robertson Lord Goodlad Stewart Martin Lord Wood of Anfield Dick Lord Taverne Christopher John The Lord Bishop of Coventry George Samuel Knatchbull Lord Young of Cookham James Peter Hymers Lord Mackay of Clashfern Valerian Bernard Lord Freyberg Lindsay Patricia Baroness Northover Ruth Elizabeth Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green Tina Baroness Stowell of Beeston James Roger Crompton Lord Lupton Stephen Keith Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint Edmund Nigel Ramsey Lord Crisp Helene Valerie Baroness Hayman Philip Alexander Lord Hunt of Kings Heath David Arthur Russell Lord Howell of Guildford John Haggitt Charles Lord Patten Fiona Sara Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia Alan Henry Viscount Brookeborough Peter John Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield James Randolph The Earl of Lindsay Patricia Baroness Morris of Bolton John Ambrose Lord Cope of Berkeley Charles David Lord Powell of Bayswater Natalie Louise Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Hector Uisdean Lord MacKenzie of Culkein John Steven Lord Bassam of Brighton Clive Stafford Lord Soley Nicholas John Albert Lord Fairfax of Cameron William Richard Lord Inglewood Hugh Viscount Trenchard John Edward Hollister The Earl of Sandwich Christopher John Lord Grantchester Jonathan Lord Oates William Lord Haughey Christopher Richard James The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth Robin Lord Teverson Nathanael Ming-Yan Lord Wei Alastair Colin Leckie Lord Colgrain Diana Mary Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe Catherine Margaret Baroness Ashton of Upholland Peter Bruce Lord Lilley Patrick Robert Lord Carter of Coles Andrew Guy Lord Tyrie Josephine Clare Baroness Valentine Oliver Michael Robert Lord Henley (Lord Northington) Nicholas Herbert Lord Stern of Brentford Elizabeth Kay Baroness Andrews Jonathan Clive Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames Howard Emerson Lord Flight Edward Henry Lord Garnier Dominic Bryce Lord Addington Brian Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate Michael David Lord Wills Robert Walter Lord Kerslake Ian Warwick Lord Blair of Boughton Donald Lord Anderson of Swansea John Robert Louis Lord Lee of Trafford James Arthur David Lord Hope of Craighead Frances Gertrude Claire Baroness D'Souza Peter Charles Lord Snape Mary Jane Baroness Watkins of Tavistock John Arthur Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington Archibald Johnstone Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Simon Denis Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Robert Antony Lord Hayward Michael John Lord Whitby Sally Rachel Baroness Hamwee David Patrick Paul Lord Alton of Liverpool Rita Margaret Baroness Donaghy Roger John Lord Liddle Tessa Ann Vosper Baroness Blackstone Alastair John Lyndhurst Lord Aberdare Paul Clive Lord Deighton Janet Evelyn Baroness Fookes Joyce Anne Baroness Anelay of St Johns John David Beckett Lord Taylor of Warwick Francis Anthony Aylmer Lord Maude of Horsham Ruth Beatrice Baroness Henig Thomas Murray Lord Elder Rupert Bertram Lord Redesdale (Lord Mitford) Christopher John Lord Rennard John Lord Birt Gloria Dorothy Baroness Hooper Rosel Marie Baroness Boycott Philip Lord Norton of Louth Henry Dennistoun Lord Stevenson of Coddenham Martha Otito Baroness Osamor Charles Peregrine The Earl of Devon Stephen Graeme Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay Alistair Basil Lord Lexden Robert Maurice Lipson Lord Winston Anne Caroline Baroness Jenkin of Kennington David Lindsay Lord Willetts Judith Anne Baroness Jolly Jennifer Elizabeth Baroness Randerson Andrew Zelig Lord Stone of Blackheath Steven John Lindsey The Lord Bishop of Oxford Simone Jari Baroness Finn Stephen Ashley Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury Simon Adam Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise Elizabeth Jenny Rosemary Baroness Sanderson of Welton Lawrence Antony Lord Collins of Mapesbury Michael Goodall Lord Watson of Invergowrie Nazir Lord Ahmed Anthony Ian Lord Young of Norwood Green
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
      Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct:  Sarah Virginia Baroness Brinton David Gifford Leathes Lord Prior of Brampton Stephen Andrew Lord Carter of Barnes Margaret Josephine Baroness McDonagh David Anthony Lord Freud Peter Derek Lord Truscott Malcolm Everard MacLaren Lord Pearson of Rannoch John Lawrence Lord Whitty Howard Darryl Lord Leigh of Hurley Ian William Lord Wrigglesworth Edward Timothy Lord Razzall Charles Mark Townshend Viscount Colville of Culross Malcolm Ian The Earl of Caithness Paul Yaw Lord Boateng Simon Gordon Jared Lord Russell of Liverpool Helena Ann Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Richard Stuart Lord Best John Dawson Viscount Eccles Diana Catherine Baroness Eccles of Moulton Greville Patrick Charles Lord Howard of Rising David William Kinloch Lord Anderson of Ipswich Amirali Alibhai Lord Bhatia Quentin Lord Davies of Stamford Andrew Fleming Lord Green of Deddington Nicola Claire Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
      Oaths The following Lords took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct: Robert Andrew Lord Stunell Shaista Ahmad Baroness Sheehan
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
      Oath Robin John Orlando Viscount Bridgeman took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.
    The House adjourned at 7.30pm until Wednesday 18 December at 2.30pm.