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Minutes for 12 July 2021

Chamber

Item number 1
Colombia: human rights A question was asked by Lord Browne of Ladyton and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:08)
Item number 2
E-scooters A question was asked by Baroness Ludford and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 13:19)
Item number 3
Steel sector A question was asked by Lord Allen of Kensington and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:29)
Item number 4
United Kingdom-European Union Parliamentary Partnership Assembly A question was asked by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and answered by Earl Howe. (at 13:41)
Item number 5
Hereditary Peers' By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Viscount Stansgate had been elected under Standing Order 9 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Lord Rea among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999. (at 13:51)
Item number 6

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Thursday 15 July to allow the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:52)

Item number 7
Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Lord Bethell, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 June be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:52)
Item number 8
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) Regulations 2021 Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Lord Bethell, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 April be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:52)
Item number 9
Occupational Pension Schemes (Climate Change Governance and Reporting) Regulations 2021 Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Baroness Stedman-Scott, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:52)
Item number 10
Afghanistan The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered Questions on a Ministerial statement on Afghanistan, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 8 July. (at 13:53)
Item number 11
Environment Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 226. Amendment 257 was agreed to. The debate on amendment 262A was adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:33)
The House adjourned at 11.52pm until Tuesday 13 July at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

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

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