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Minutes for 15 November 2021
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely. (at 14:30)
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The Lord Bishop of Exeter Robert Ronald the Lord Bishop of Exeter was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Ely and the Lord Bishop of Derby, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:36)
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The Lord Bishop of Liverpool Paul the Lord Bishop of Liverpool was introduced between the Lord Bishop of St Albans and the Lord Bishop of Manchester, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:39)
Select Committee Reports
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International Agreements The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP): Scrutiny of the Government's Negotiating Objectives. (10th Report, HL Paper 94)
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Levelling Up white paper A question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 14:43)
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Nagorno-Karabakh A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 14:52)
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Charities: landmines A question was asked by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 15:02)
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Islamophobia A question was asked by Lord Sheikh and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 15:13)
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe A private notice question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 15:23)
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Hereditary Peers' By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Lord Hacking had been elected under Standing Order 9 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Viscount Simon among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999. (at 15:39)
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Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 38(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Wednesday 17 November 2021 to enable the third reading of the Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] and the continuation of the Committee stage of the Police, Crime, Sentencing… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:43)
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Telecommunications (Security) Bill The Commons Reasons were considered. Lords amendments 4 and 5 were not insisted on. (at 15:44)
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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 208A. Amendments were considered. The House resumed. (at 16:04)
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Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill The Bill was returned from the Commons with reasons. The Commons reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66) (at 00:18)
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COVID-19 update Lord Kamall answered questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 15 November. (at 20:18)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 21:01)
Item number 15
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 214. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after amendment 219A. (at 21:04)
The House adjourned at 12.18am on Tuesday 16 November until 2.30pm the same day.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Quantitative easing (Economic Affairs Committee Report) Lord Forsyth of Drumlean moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Quantitative easing: a dangerous addiction? (1st Report, HL Paper 42). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
Brexit: food, environment, energy and health (European Union Committee Report) Lord Teverson moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Beyond Brexit: food, environment, energy and health (22nd Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 247). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:57)
The Committee adjourned at 7.24pm.
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