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Minutes for 11 May 2021


The House met at 11.30am pursuant to the prorogation of Thursday 29 April.
Item number 1
Queen's Speech The Queen being seated on the Throne, and the Commons being at the Bar with their Speaker, Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, and then retired. (at 11:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed at 4.00pm. (at 11:44)
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham. (at 16:00)
Item number 2
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Session: Baroness Ashton of Upholland Lord Barker of Battle Lord Black of Crossharbour The Marquess of Cholmondeley Lord Feldman of Elstree Baroness Ford Lord Hague of Richmond Lord Hanningfield Lord Hardie Baroness Howarth of Breckland Lord Livermore Lord Lle… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Select Vestries Bill The Bill was presented by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) and read a first time pro forma. (at 16:15)
Item number 4
Queen's Speech The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) reported the Queen’s Speech. Lord Bates moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: "Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majest… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:15)
Item number 5
Senior Deputy Speaker The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Lord Gardiner of Kimble be appointed as Senior Deputy Speaker (Chairman of Committees) for this Session. The motion was agreed to nemine dissentiente. (at 17:11)
Item number 6
Examiner of Private Bills In accordance with Private Business Standing Order 69 (Appointment of Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills), Ché Kieron Diamond was appointed an Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills in place of James Joseph Cooper. (at 17:13)
Item number 7
Stoppages in the Streets It was ordered that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and that no obstruction be permitted to hinder the passage of Lords to and from this House during the sitting of Parliament; or to hinder Lords in the pursuit of their Parliamentary duties on the P… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:13)
Item number 8
Members of the House It was ordered that a list of members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be published. (HL Paper 1) (at 17:13)
Item number 9
Hereditary Peers: by-elections The Clerk of the Parliaments laid before the House, in accordance with Standing Order 10(5), a register of hereditary peers (other than peers of Ireland) who wish to stand in any by-election for membership of the House held in accordance with section 2(4) of the House of Lords Act 1999; it was ordered that the register be published. (HL Paper 2) (at 17:13)
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