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Minutes for 4 November 2021
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of London. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Hughes of Woodside for the remainder of this Session.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Human Rights The following Reports from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Legislative Scrutiny: Nationality and Borders Bill (Part 1) – Nationality (7th report, HL Paper 90) Proposal for a draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021: discrimination against cohabiting partners (8th report, HL Paper 91)
Item number 3
International Agreements The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania on the Readmission of Persons, reported for information. Agreement between the Unite… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 4
Temporary cycle lanes in London A question was asked by Lord Cruddas and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 11:06)
Item number 5
Gypsies and Travellers A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of London and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 11:16)
Item number 6
Council tax: second homes A question was asked by Baroness Thornhill and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 11:27)
Item number 7
COP26: disabled access A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 11:35)
Item number 8
Creative sector (3-hour debate) Baroness Featherstone moved that this House takes note of the impact of Her Majesty’s Government’s policy and spending on the creative sector in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:42)
Item number 9
Biometric recognition technologies in schools A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and, after debate, answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen. (at 14:38)
Item number 10
Leaseholders: safety remediation costs (2-hour debate) Lord Stunell moved that this House takes note of the situation of leaseholders who are facing substantial bills for fire and building safety remediation work; and of the need for safe, green and affordable housing. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:34)
The House adjourned at 5.08pm until Monday 8 November at 2.30pm.
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