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Minutes for 18 May 2021

Chamber

Item number 2
Right-to-work checks for United Kingdom nationals A question was asked by Lord Lucas and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 12:07)
Item number 3
Electricity supplies from Europe A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 12:13)
Item number 4
Rail Industry Association report A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:25)
Item number 5
Size of the House of Lords A question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham and answered by Lord True. (at 12:36)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:47)
Item number 6
Osimertinib cancer treatment A private notice question was asked by Lord Moylan and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:00)
Item number 7
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] Baroness Penn, on behalf of Baroness Berridge, presented a Bill to make provision about local skills improvement plans; to make provision relating to further education; to make provision about functions of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and relating to technical education qualifications; to make provision about stu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:13)
Item number 8
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 5–EN)
Item number 9
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Local Authority Enforcement Powers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 9 April be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:14)
Item number 10
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 11
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 12
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 13
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) Regulations 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 14
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 15
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 16
Anti-Semitic attacks Lord Greenhalgh answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on recent antisemitic attacks across the United Kingdom, asked in the House of Commons on Monday 17 May. (at 13:16)
Item number 17
COVID-19 update Lord Bethell answered Questions on a Ministerial Statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Monday 17 May. (at 13:27)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:10)
Item number 18
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 19 May. (at 14:17)
Item number 19
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1–EN)
Item number 20
Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2–EN)
Item number 21
Dormant Assets Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3–EN)
Item number 22
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4–EN)
The House adjourned at 8.21pm until Wednesday 19 May at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.

Trade and Official Controls (Transitional Arrangements for Prior Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Trade and Official Controls (Transitional Arrangements for Prior Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:21)
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2021 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:27)
Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:19)
Electricity Trading (Development of Technical Procedures) (Day-Ahead Market Timeframe) Regulations 2021 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Trading (Development of Technical Procedures) (Day-Ahead Market Timeframe) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:13)
The Committee adjourned at 5.37pm.
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