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Minutes for 13 December 2021

Chamber

Item number 1
Drax wood pellets A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:37)
Item number 2
Medical schools: training places A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 14:46)
Item number 3
Nepal A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:57)
Item number 4
COVID-19: PCR and lateral flow test providers A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 15:03)
Item number 5

Business of the House 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 15 December 2021 to enable motions to approve affirmative instruments laid before the House under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to be moved before oral questions that day. The motion was agre… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:13)

Item number 6
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 73 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with on Wednesday 15 December to enable motions to approve affirmative instruments laid before the House under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to be moved, notwithstanding that no report from the Joint Committee on Statutory… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:14)
Item number 7
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then Lord Herbert of South Downs moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill do now pass, at the end insert “but that this House, while strongly supporting measures to improve animal welfare, regrets the way in which the proposed Animal Sentience Committee is to be est… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:15)
Item number 8
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 15. Amendments 15 to 17, 19 to 21, 23, 26 to 29 and 31 were agreed to. Amendment 35 was disagreed to (see division 1). Amendments 36 to 42, 47, 49, 52, and 53 to 55 were agreed to. Amendment 55ZB was disagreed to in accordance with Standing Order 55 (see division 2). Amendment 55A w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:51)
Item number 9
Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill The bill was reported from the Grand Committee without amendment.
Item number 10
Universal Credit (Exceptions to the Requirement not to be receiving Education) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Storey moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Universal Credit (Exceptions to the Requirement not to be receiving Education) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/1224), laid before the House on 4 November 2021, be annulled because (1)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:33)
Item number 11
Armed Forces Bill The Bill was returned from the Commons with reasons. It was ordered that the Commons reasons be printed. (HL Bill 83) (at 23:07)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 20:15)
Item number 12
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 58. Amendment 58 was agreed to. Amendment 61 was disagreed to (see division 4). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 66AA. (at 20:32)
The House adjourned at 11.07pm until Tuesday 14 December at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

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