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Minutes for 8 December 2021
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Lord Denham The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House that Lord Denham, a retired member of the House, had died on 1 December. (at 15:07)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Draft Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Draft Wine (Amendment) Regulations 2021. (18th Report, HL Paper 125)
Item number 3
Communications and Digital The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Digital regulation: joined-up and accountable. (3rd Report, HL Paper 126)
Item number 4
UK Community Renewal Fund A question was asked by Baroness Garden of Frognal and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 15:08)
Item number 5
COVID-19: national memorial A question was asked by Lord Selkirk of Douglas and answered by Lord True. (at 15:18)
Item number 6
Children and Families Act: Education, Health and Care Plans A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:28)
Item number 7
Ukraine and Russia: military developments A question was asked by Lord Coaker and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:33)
Item number 8
Parliamentary Partnership Assembly Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved to resolve that this House: (1) takes note of the provision in Article 11 of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement for the establishment of a Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA) consisting of Members of the European Parliament and of Members of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:44)
Item number 9
Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November 2021 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:46)
Item number 10
Solvency 2 (Group Supervision) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November 2021 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:47)
Item number 11
Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Order laid before the House on 15 November 2021 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:47)
Item number 12
Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:47)
Item number 13
Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed. (at 15:49)
Item number 14
Armed Forces Bill The Commons Reasons were considered. Motion A Lords Amendment 1 was not insisted on and Lords Amendment 1B in lieu was agreed to (see division 1). Motion B Lords Amendment 2 was not insisted on and Lords Amendment 2B in lieu was agreed to (see division 2). The bill was returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 16:00)
Item number 15
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The report was received. The question was put on the motion that the House do now adjourn. The motion was disagreed to (see division 3). Amendment 1 was agreed to (see division 4). The report stage was adjourned. (at 17:45)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:24)
Item number 16
COVID-19 update Lord Kamall repeated a Statement made in the House of Commons. (at 19:30)
Item number 17
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 2. Amendments 2 to 10 were agreed to. Amendment 11 was disagreed to (see division 5). Amendments 12 and 13 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 14. (at 20:20)
The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Thursday 9 December at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.
House of Lords: governance The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the governance of the House of Lords. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:17)
The Committee adjourned at 8.09pm.
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