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House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 1998. 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.

We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 30 June 2021 as the Divisions section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 30 June 2021


Item number 5
COVID-19: Wuhan Institute of Virology A question was asked by Viscount Ridley and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:08)
Item number 6
Choirs: restrictions A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:18)
Item number 7
House of Lords reform A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord True. (at 12:29)
Item number 8
Unidentified Flying Objects A question was asked by Lord Sarfraz and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 12:41)
Item number 9
Marriage Act 1949 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Baroness Cox presented a Bill to amend the Marriage Act 1949 to create an offence of purporting to solemnize an unregistered marriage. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 38) (at 12:51)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:51)
Item number 10

Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Lord Gardiner of Kimble be appointed as a member of the Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission in place of Lord McFall of Alcluith. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:00)

Item number 11

Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Marta Phillips, Dr Simon Thurley and Simon Wright be appointed as external members of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:01)

Item number 12
Secret documents Baroness Goldie answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the loss of secret documents from the Ministry of Defence, asked in the House of Commons on Monday 28 June. (at 13:02)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:12)
Item number 13
Environment Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 103. Amendments 115 and 116, 121, 122, 125 and 126, 129 to 132 were agreed to. The House resumed after debate on amendment 133 was adjourned. (at 13:30)
The House adjourned at 10.02pm until Thursday 1 July at 12 noon.
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:25)

Grand Committee

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

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