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Minutes for 13 May 2021

Chamber

Item number 2
Rail disruption: social and economic impacts A private notice question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:06)
Item number 3
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park presented a Bill to make provision for an Animal Sentience Committee with functions relating to the effect of government policy on the welfare of animals as sentient beings. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4) (at 12:22)
Item number 4

Committee of Selection The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that in accordance with Standing Order 62 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the Hou… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 5

Built Environment The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider matters relating to the built environment, including policies relating to housing, planning, transport and infrastructure; That the following members be appointed to the Committee: Bakewell, B. Berkeley, L. Best, L. Carrington of Fulham, L. Cohen of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 6

Common Frameworks Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise and consider matters relating to common frameworks; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Andrews, B. (Chair) Bruce of Bennachie, L. Caine, L. Crawley, B. Foulkes of Cumnock, L. Garnier, L. Hope of Craighead, L.Mc… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 7
Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media, digital and creative industries and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Bull, B. Buscombe, B. Colville of Culross, V. Featherstone, B. Gilbert of Panteg, L. (Chair) Grender, B. Griffiths of Burry Port, L.Lips… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 8
Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Conduct Committee be appointed and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Anelay of St Johns, B. Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L. Donaghy, B.Hussein-Ece, B. Mance, L. (Chair) That the following be appointed as lay external members of the Committee: Cindy Butts Mark Castle OBE Andr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 9
Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution and constitutional aspects of devolution; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Corston, B. Doocey, B. D… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 10

COVID-19 The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic and social wellbeing of the United Kingdom; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Alderdice, L. Benjamin, B. Chisholm of Owlpen, B. Duncan of Springbank, L. Elder, L.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 11
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (i) To report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny; (ii) To report on documents and draft or… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 12
Economic Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and business affairs and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Bridges of Headley, L. Chandos, V. Forsyth of Drumlean, L. (Chair) Fox, L. Harding of Winscombe, B. Haskel, L. King of Lothbury, L.Kingsmill, B. Krame… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 13

Environment and Climate Change The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the environment and climate change; That the following members be appointed to the Committee: Boycott, B. Browne of Ladyton, L. Cameron of Dillington, L. Chalker of Wallasey, B. Colgrain, L. Lilley, L. Lucas, L.Northover, B. Oxford,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 14
European Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (1) To consider matters relating to the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union and the European Economic Area, including: a) The implementation of any agreements between the United Kingdom and the European Union, including the operation of the governan… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 15

Finance The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords, (2) Reporting to the Commission on the forecast outturn, Estimate and financial plan submitted by the Management Board, (3) Monitoring the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 16
House of Lords Commission The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to provide high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords Administration on behalf of the House and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: McFall of Alcluith, L. (Chair) Evans of Bowes Park, B. German, L. Hill of Oar… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 17

Hybrid Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Addington, L. Dykes, L. Grantchester, L.Harrison, L. Jenkin of Kennington, B. Swinfen, L. That the Committee have power to send… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 18

Industry and Regulators The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider matters relating to industry, including the policies of Her Majesty’s Government to promote industrial growth, skills and competitiveness, and to scrutinise the work of UK regulators; That the following members be appointed to the Committee: Allen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 19

International Agreements The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider matters relating to the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of international agreements, and to report on treaties laid before Parliament in accordance with Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010; and that the following… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 20

International Relations and Defence The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and issues relating to UK defence policy and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Alton of Liverpool, L. Anderson of Swansea, L. Anelay of St Johns, B. (Chair) Blackst… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 21

Justice and Home Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider justice and home affairs, including the domestic criminal justice system, and international cooperation in respect of criminal justice, civil justice, migration and asylum; That the following members be appointed to the Committee: Blunkett, L. C… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 22
Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for Special Inquiry Committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ens… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 23

National Plan for Sport and Recreation The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the effectiveness of current sport and recreation policies and initiatives, and the case for a national plan for sport and recreation, and to make recommendations; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Addingt… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 24
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST): Haskel, L. Oxburgh, L.Patel, L. Winston, L. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:23)
Item number 25
Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Ashton of Hyde, L. Bew, L. Eames, L. Evans of Bowes Park, B. Faulkner of Worcester, L. Geddes, L. Harris of Richmond, B. Judge… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 26

Public Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider public services, including health and education, and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Armstrong of Hill Top, B. (Chair) Bichard, L. Bourne of Aberystwyth, L. Davies of Gower, L. Filkin, L. Hogan-Howe, L.Hunt of Kings Heath, L.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 27

Risk Assessment and Risk Planning The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards, and to make recommendations; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Arbuthnot of Edrom, L. (Chair) Browne of Ladyton, L. Clement-Jon… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 28
Science and Technology The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Blackwood of North Oxford, B. Hanworth, V. Holmes of Richmond, L. Kakkar, L. Krebs, L. Manningham-Buller, B. Mitchell, L.Patel, L. (Chair) Rock, B. Sarfraz, L… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 29
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation. (1) The Committee shall report on draft instruments published under paragraph 14 of Schedule 8 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. (2) The Committee shall report on draft instruments and memoranda laid before… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 30

Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services, (2) Providing advice on strategic policy decisions when sought by the Commission, and (3) Overseeing the delivery and implementation of both; That the following members… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 31

Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Fellowes, L. Geddes, L. McColl of Dulwich, L.Naseby, L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L. Simon, V. Tha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 32

Youth Unemployment The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider youth unemployment, education and skills, and to make recommendations; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee: Baker of Dorking, L. Clark of Kilwinning, B. Clarke of Nottingham, L. Davies of Oldham, L. Derby, Bp. Empey, L. Ha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 33

Consolidation etc. Bills The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved in accordance with Standing Order 50 that the following Lords be appointed to join with the Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills: Andrews, B. Bridgeman, V. D'Souza, B. Eames, L. Eccles, V. Hanworth, V.Mallalieu, B. Plant of Highfield, L. Razzall, L.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 34
Human Rights The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights: To consider: (a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases); (b) proposals for remedial orders, draft re… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)
Item number 35

Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Committee of ten members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, to consider the National Security Strategy; That the following members be appointed to the Committee: Brennan, L. H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 36

Statutory Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that in accordance with Standing Order 74 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997 that the following members be appointed to join with the Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: D'Souza, B. Gale, B. Haskel, L. Newlove, B.Rowe-Beddoe, L. Scott of Ne… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:23)

Item number 37
Violence in Israel and Palestine Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the violence in Israel and Palestine, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 May. (at 12:48)
Item number 38
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 17 May. (at 13:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:50)
Item number 39
COVID-19 Update The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered Questions on a Ministerial Statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 May. (at 18:56)
The House adjourned at 7.39pm until Monday 17 May at 1.00pm.
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