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Minutes for 12 May 2021


The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham. (at 12:00)
Item number 1

Cessation of membership The Lord Speaker informed the House that under section 2 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 he had certified that the following Lords at no time attended the House during session 2019–21 and therefore they had ceased to be members of the House on 11 May 2021: Lord Rogers of Riverside Lord Selsdon.  (at 12:06)

Item number 2

Leave of Absence The leave of absence granted to the following members ended with effect from 29 April 2021. Lord Christopher Lord Clarke of Hampstead Lord Davies of Abersoch Lord Harrison Lord Irvine of Lairg Baroness King of Bow Lord Lawson of Blaby The Earl of Listowel The Duke of Norfolk Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover Lord Sainsbury of Turville Lord Smith of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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 Clarke of Hampstead Lord Irvine of Lairg Baroness King of Bow Baroness Morgan of Ely
Item number 4
Clerk Assistant The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that this House do approve the appointment by the Lord Speaker, pursuant to the Clerk of the Parliaments Act 1824, of Chloe Kilcoyne Mawson to be Clerk Assistant of the House in place of Simon Peter Burton appointed Clerk of the Parliaments. The motion was agreed to nemine dissentiente. (at 12:07)
Item number 5
Tributes: Lord Fowler Tributes were paid to Lord Fowler for his service as Lord Speaker. (at 12:07)
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