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Minutes for 8 January 2020

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Item number 3
Farming A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:10)
Item number 4
Integrated security, defence and foreign policy review A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Earl Howe. (at 15:18)
Item number 5
Creative industries: research and development A question was asked by Baroness Bull and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 15:26)
Item number 6
County lines drugs gangs A question was asked by Lord Farmer and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:33)
Item number 7
Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill [HL] Lord Foster of Bath presented a bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; to make provision regarding performance and insulation of new heating systems in existing properties; and for connected purposes. It was read a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:40)
Item number 8
Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] Lord Naseby presented a bill to make provision for members of the House of Lords to vote in elections to the House of Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 6) (at 15:41)
Item number 9
House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] Lord Grocott presented a bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 so as to abolish the system of by-elections for hereditary peers. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7) (at 15:41)
Item number 10
Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] Lord Bird presented a bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic and cultural wellbeing by meeting wellbeing objectives, publishing future generations impact assessments, accounting for preventative spending, and through public services contracts; to establi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:42)
Item number 11
Referendums Criteria Bill [HL] Lord Cormack presented a bill to make provision concerning referendums within the United Kingdom on constitutional or parliamentary arrangements. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9) (at 15:43)
Item number 12
Queen's Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until 9 January 2020. (at 15:44)
Item number 13
European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 Lord Callanan moved that this House, for the purposes of section 2(2)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, takes note of the Report under section 2(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, published on 8 November 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 22:24)
Item number 14
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Lord Callanan moved that this House, in accordance with the provisions of section 13(6)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, takes note of the Written Statement titled “Statement under Section 13(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”, made on 8 November 2019. The motion was agreed to. (at 22:51)
The House adjourned at 10.52pm until Thursday 9 January at 11.00am.
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