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House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 6 January 2022 as the Order Paper section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 6 January 2022

Chamber

Item number 1
Hospital beds and social care A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Public health: night-time working A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 11:16)
Item number 3
Vaccine distribution A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:26)
Item number 4
India: Missionaries of Charity A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:36)
Item number 5
Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe presented a bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 to lower the prescribed limit of alcohol in relation to driving or being in charge of a vehicle. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 88) (at 11:47)
Item number 6
COVID-19 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 5 January. (at 11:48)
Item number 7
Refugees: mass displacement (2½-hour debate) Lord Alton of Liverpool moved that this House takes note of (1) the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ estimate that 82.4 million people are displaced worldwide, 42 per cent of whom are children, and 32 per cent of whom are refugees, and (2) the case for an urgent international response to address the root causes of mass di… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:29)
Item number 8
Energy costs A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and, after debate, answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:48)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:49)
Item number 9
Education: return in January Baroness Barran answered questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 5 January. (at 15:54)
Item number 10
Legislation: skeleton bills and delegated powers (2½-hour debate) Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice moved that this House takes note of the increasing numbers of skeleton bills and the associated use of delegated powers within them. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:21)
The House adjourned at 6.33pm until Monday 10 January at 2.30pm.
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