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Minutes for 2 December 2021
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Oath Douglas David Hacking, Lord Hacking, having received a Writ of Summons in accordance with Standing Order 9 (Hereditary peers: by-elections), following the death of Viscount Simon, subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:05)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
International Agreements The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (as amended), reported for information. (12th Report, HL Paper 121)
Item number 3
Patient Safety Commissioner A question was asked by Baroness Cumberlege and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen. (at 11:06)
Item number 4
Oil and Gas Authority: remit A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:17)
Item number 5
Homes: environmental standards A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:28)
Item number 6
COVID-19: vaccination in developing countries A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom. (at 11:37)
Item number 7
Power outages: North of England A private notice question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:48)
Item number 8
Sub judice A statement on the waiver of the sub judice rule was made by the Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) in connection with the International Military Services Ltd case. (at 11:58)
Item number 9
BBC: government support (3-hour debate) Lord Bragg moved that this House takes note of the BBC's value to the United Kingdom and a wider global audience and the case for Her Majesty’s Government giving it greater support. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:59)
Item number 10
Adult social care Lord Kamall answered questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 December. (at 14:42)
Item number 11
Afghanistan A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:22)
Item number 12
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (2-hour debate) Lord Collins of Highbury moved that this House takes note of the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and the case for further action by Her Majesty’s Government to secure her release. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:11)
Item number 13
Storm Arwen Lord Callanan answered questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 December. (at 17:54)
The House adjourned at 6.16pm until Friday 3 December at 10.00am.
The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 1.00pm.
National Health Service: liability costs A question was asked by Lord Mackay of Clashfern and, after debate, answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.
Financial fraud: vulnerable people A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
National Infrastructure Commission: baseline report A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and, after debate, answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988: sporting events A question was asked by Viscount Astor and, after debate, answered by Lord Callanan.
The Committee adjourned at 4.40pm.
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