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Minutes for 9 December 2021
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Earldom of Selborne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of William Lewis Palmer claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Selborne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Earl of Selborne on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4) was presente… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 2
Barony of Ironside in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Charles Edmund Grenville Ironside claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Ironside in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Ironside on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4) was pres… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Earldom of Antrim in the Peerage of Ireland The Petition of Randal Alexander St John McDonnell claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Antrim in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 4
International Agreements The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: Framework Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ukraine on Official Credit Support for the Development of the Capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy, reported fo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 5
Economic Affairs The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Basis Period Reform and Uncertain Tax Treatments. (2nd Report, HL Paper 128)
Item number 6
Disabled Students' Allowance scheme A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:07)
Item number 7
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees A question was asked by Lord Hannay of Chiswick and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:15)
Item number 8
Future Farming Programme: small farms A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 11:26)
Item number 9
Northern Ireland: supply of medicines A question was asked by Lord Moylan and answered by Lord Frost. (at 11:36)
Item number 10
Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] Lord Berkeley presented a bill to amend the succession to the title of Duke of Cornwall, to remove the presumption of Crown immunity applying to the Duke of Cornwall and Duchy of Cornwall; to remove certain exemptions and immunities from the Duke of Cornwall and Duchy of Cornwall; to allow the present Duke of Cornwall to purchase land and estates in la… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:47)
Item number 11
Scotland: economic recovery and renewal (2½-hour debate) Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie moved that this House takes note of Scotland’s contribution to economic recovery and renewal, and how this may support wellbeing and quality of life across the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:48)
Item number 12
Ten-year drugs strategy Baroness Williams of Trafford answered questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 6 December. (at 13:41)
Item number 13
Nationality and Borders Bill A bill to make provision about nationality, asylum and immigration; to make provision about victims of slavery or human trafficking; to provide a power for Tribunals to charge participants where their behaviour has wasted the Tribunal’s resources; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be print… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:17)
Item number 14
Nationality and Borders Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 82–EN)
Item number 15
Downing Street Christmas parties Lord True answered questions on an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons. (at 14:18)
Item number 16
Extraordinary Funding and Financing Agreement for Transport for London A question was asked by Lord Davies of Brixton and, after debate, answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:32)
Item number 17
Energy: civil nuclear power (2½-hour debate) Lord Howell of Guildford moved that this House takes note of the role of civil nuclear power in meeting the United Kingdom’s electricity needs and energy security. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:24)
The House adjourned at 5.29pm until Friday 10 December at 10.00am.
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