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Minutes for 17 December 2019

Chamber

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 C… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:30)
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. (at 14:49)
Item number 1
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. (at 14:54)
Item number 2
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… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:58)
Item number 3
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-Ele… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:45)
Item number 4
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 o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:02)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:07)
Item number 5
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 Tru… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 18:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:16)
Item number 6
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 (at 19:11)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:45)
Item number 7
Oath Robin John Orlando Viscount Bridgeman took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 19:26)
The House adjourned at 7.30pm until Wednesday 18 December at 2.30pm.
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