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Minutes for 18 December 2019

Chamber

The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Lord Mawhinney The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House that Lord Mawhinney, a member of the House, had died on 9 November 2019. (at 14:36)
Item number 2

Retirements The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House that the following members of the House had retired under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014: Earl of Crawford and Balcarres with effect from 28 November 2019 Lord Wright of Richmond with effect from 17 December 2019 (at 14:37)

Item number 3
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Parliament: Lord Barker of Battle Lord Black of Crossharbour Lord Llewellyn of Steep Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover Lord Sainsbury of Turville Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Vadera
Item number 4

Leave of Absence The leave of absences granted to the following members of the House ended on 17 December 2019: Lord Browne of Madingley Lord Graham of Edmonton Baroness King of Bow Baroness Shields

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: David Noel Lord James of Blackheath Thomas McLaughlin Lord McAvoy David Leonard Lord Watts Gabrielle Louise Baroness Bertin William Peter Lord Bradshaw Jonathan Peter Lord Marland Elizabeth Conway… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:38)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:56)
Item number 6
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: Paul Cline Lord Strasburger Richard Douglas Lord Harries of Pentregarth Charles Cuthbert Powell Lord Williams of Elvel Daniel Joseph Lord Brennan Jonathan Douglas Lord Evans of Weardale Peter Forbe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:14)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:29)
Item number 7
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: George Morgan Lord Magan of Castletown Khalid Lord Hameed Julia Frances Baroness Cumberlege Jeffrey Howard Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare Thomas Orlando Viscount Chandos (Lord Lyttelton of Aldersh… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:46)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:53)
Item number 8
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: Charles Ronald Llewelyn Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank James Philip Lord Knight of Weymouth Guy Vaughan Lord Black of Brentwood William Arthur Lord Waldegrave of North Hill Sarah Ann Baroness Ludford… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:15)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:25)
Item number 9
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: Valerie Ann Baroness Amos Jonathan Hugh Lord Mance Anthony Tudor Lord St John of Bletso Rodney Lord Elton Anthony Fitzhardinge Lord Berkeley (Lord Gueterbock) (at 18:01)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:06)
Item number 10
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: Diana Mary Baroness Harding of Winscombe Evan Mervyn Lord Davies of Abersoch Alexander Andrew Macdonell Lord Fraser of Corriegarth Thomas Lord Pendry Patrick John Tristram Lord Trevethin and Oaksey (at 18:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:15)
Item number 11
Oaths The following Lords took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct: Edward Peter Lawless Lord Faulks Richard Andrew Lord Ryder of Wensum (at 19:25)
Item number 12
Petitions for private bills The following petitions for private bills were deposited on or before 27 November 2019 in accordance with Private Business Standing Orders: Name of petition Highgate Cemetery Monken Hadley Common By whom deposited BDB Pitmans LLP Sharpe Pritchard LLP
Item number 13
Private Bills The Examiners certified that the Standing Orders which are applicable to the petitions for the following bills have been complied with: Highgate Cemetery; Monken Hadley Common.
The House adjourned at 7.30pm until Thursday 19 December at 11.30am.
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