Skip to main content

House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

Minutes for 17 December 2020

Chamber

Item number 5
Freight industry: delays A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:16)
Item number 6
Office for National Statistics: United Kingdom life expectancy A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:27)
Item number 7
Global LGBTI+ rights A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 12:37)
Item number 8
COVID-19: vaccinations A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:48)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:59)
Item number 9
Heathrow Airport expansion A private notice question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 13:05)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:20)
Item number 10
Trade (Disclosure of Information) Bill Lord Grimstone of Boscobel moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 13:31)
Item number 11
Immigration Rules: supported accommodation Baroness Williams of Trafford answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the effect of recent changes to the Immigration Rules on numbers of asylum seekers in supported accommodation, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 December. (at 14:13)
Item number 12
Uighur forced labour: Xinjiang Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on Her Majesty’s Government’s response to evidence of the government of China’s use of Uighur forced labour in Xinjiang, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 December. (at 14:25)
Item number 13
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading and Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 November 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:37)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:23)
Item number 14
Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Lord Haskel) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Taxation (Post-transition Period) Act 2020 c. 26 United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 c. 27 Trade (Disclosure of Information) Act 2020 c. 28 (at 16:00)
The House adjourned at 4.01pm until Tuesday 5 January at 12 noon.
Legend for business item text
Item that is new or altered.
[I] Indicates that the member concerned has a relevant registered interest.
* Item is an oral question.
Numbers starting HL are unique identifiers for written questions, Bills or papers.