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We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 6 September 2021 as the Questions for Short Debate ballot entries section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 6 September 2021

Chamber

The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Archbishop of York. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Affirmation Stephen Michael Wedgwood Benn, Viscount Stansgate, having received a Writ of Summons in accordance with Standing Order 9 (Hereditary peers: by-elections), following the death of Lord Rea on 1 June 2020, sat first in Parliament having first made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:37)
Item number 2
  Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)  informed the House of the retirement with effect from 1 September of Lord Beecham under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 14:39)
Item number 3
Baronies of Walpole of Walpole and Walpole of Wolterton in the Peerage of Great Britain The Petition of Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole claiming to have succeeded to the Baronies of Walpole of Walpole and Walpole of Wolterton in the Peerage of Great Britain and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Walpole on the register of here… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Barony of Ashbourne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Edward Charles D’Olier Gibson claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Ashbourne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Ashbourne on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4) was prese… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Afghanistan: security A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:40)
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Residential social care: staff A question was asked by Lord Laming and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 14:52)
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European Union bilateral agreements for asylum seekers A question was asked by Lord Liddle and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:02)
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Deep seabed mining A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:13)
Item number 9
Grenfell Tower: demolition A private notice question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 15:23)
Item number 10

Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the Report from the Select Committee Sitting times of Grand Committees; Timetabling of Thursday debates; Legislative Consent Motions for Lords Private Members’ Bills (2nd Report, HL Paper 61) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:34)

Item number 11
Environment Bill Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clauses 1 to 22 Schedule 1 Clauses 23 to 48 Schedule 2 Clause 49 Schedule 3 Clause 50 Schedule 4 Clause 51 Schedule 5 Clause 52 Schedule 6 Clause 53 Schedule 7 Clause 54 Schedule 8 Clause 55 Schedu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:37)
Item number 12
Environment Bill The report was received. Amendment 1 was agreed to (see division 1), amendment 2 was agreed to (see division 2), amendment 4 was agreed to (see division 3) and amendment 6 was agreed to. Amendment 8 was disagreed to (see division 4). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 10. (at 15:37)
Item number 13
House of Lords Appointments Commission A question was asked by Lord Norton of Louth and, after debate, answered by Lord True. (at 19:47)
The House adjourned at 10.29pm until Tuesday 7 September at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) 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) (No. 2) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:30)
Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:05)
Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:51)
Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:12)
Pensions Regulator (Employer Resources Test) Regulations 2021 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Pensions Regulator (Employer Resources Test) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:06)
The Committee adjourned at 6.42pm.
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