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Minutes for 9 September 2021
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Collins of Mapesbury for the remainder of this Session.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Ecclesiastical Committee Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure The Measure, and the 243rd report of the Ecclesiastical Committee, were laid before the House under section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919. The Measure and the report were ordered to be printed. (HL Papers 66 and 67)
Item number 3
Sports participation in schools A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie, on behalf of Lord Bassam of Brighton, and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 11:06)
Item number 4
Net zero emissions: planning and building regulations A question was asked by Lord Whitty and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 11:17)
Item number 5
Artists and musicians: working in Europe A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:28)
Item number 6
European Union borders: refugees from Afghanistan A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:39)
Item number 7
Health and social care The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the NHS and social care, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 September. (at 11:46)
Item number 8
Standards in public life (3-hour debate) Lord Blunkett moved that this House takes note of standards in public life. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:28)
Item number 9
COVID-19 update Lord Bethell answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the COVID-19 update, made in the House of Commons on Monday 6 September. (at 15:18)
Item number 10
Universal Credit A question was asked by Baroness Tyler of Enfield and, after debate, answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 15:54)
Item number 11
COVID-19: vaccinations and global public health (2-hour debate) Lord Boateng moved that this House takes note of (1) the shortage of, and (2) the obstacles to the manufacture and distribution of, COVID-19 vaccinations in the Global South; and of the consequent implications for global public health. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:47)
Item number 12
Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 18–EN)
The House adjourned at 6.36pm until Friday 10 September at 10.00am.
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