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Minutes for 19 July 2021
The House met at 1.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark. (at 13:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act: Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2021 c.27 (at 13:07)
Item number 2
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover for the remainder of this Session.
Item number 3
House of Lords Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2020-21 It was ordered that the Annual Report and the Resource Accounts of the House of Lords Administration for the year 2020–21 be published. (HL Paper 49)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 5
Cash infrastructure A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 13:07)
Item number 6
COVID-19: aligning United Kingdom and foreign entry and return requirements A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:18)
Item number 7
Hydrogen economy A question was asked by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:29)
Item number 8
Brexit Opportunities Unit A question was asked by Lord Adonis and answered by Lord Frost. (at 13:40)
Item number 9
Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Viscount Younger of Leckie presented a Bill to make provision about public service pension schemes, including retrospective provision to rectify unlawful discrimination in the way in which existing schemes were restricted under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and corresponding Northern Ireland legislation; to make provis… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:52)
Item number 10
Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 44–EN)
Item number 11
Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Baroness Deech presented a Bill to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and make provision in connection with financial settlements following divorce. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45) (at 13:53)
Item number 12
Draft Online Safety Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Online Safety Bill presented to both Houses on 12 May (CP 405), and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 10 December 2021. The motio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:53)
Item number 13
Transport decarbonisation Baroness Vere of Norbiton answered Questions on a Ministerial statement on transport decarbonisation, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 14 July. (at 13:54)
Item number 14
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 76. The House resumed after amendment 89A. (at 14:34)
The House adjourned at 7.56pm until Tuesday 20 July at 12 noon.
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