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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 7 February 2022 as the Order Paper section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 7 February 2022

Chamber

Item number 1
Building safety defects A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. [I] (at 14:36)
Item number 2
Oil tanker "FSO Safer" A question was asked by Lord Walney and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 14:47)
Item number 3
Criminal Justice: Royal Commission A question was asked by Lord Ramsbotham and answered by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar. (at 14:55)
Item number 4
Highway Code A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 15:06)
Item number 5
Northern Ireland A private notice question was asked by Lord Empey and answered by Lord Caine. (at 15:17)
Item number 6
Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 103–EN)
Item number 7
Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill A bill to make provision for and in connection with the giving of penalty notices for certain offences in relation to animals and animal products was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 108) (at 15:33)
Item number 8
Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 108–EN)
Item number 9
Glue Traps (Offences) Bill A bill to make certain uses of glue traps an offence; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 109) (at 15:34)
Item number 10
Glue Traps (Offences) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 109–EN)
Item number 11
Down Syndrome Bill A bill to make provision about meeting the needs of persons with Down syndrome; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 110) (at 15:34)
Item number 12

Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of 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 9 February to enable consideration of the Commons Reason on the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill, and Report stage of the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill to take p… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:34)

Item number 13

Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 22 February to allow the Finance (No. 2) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages on that day. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:35)

Item number 14
Building Safety Bill Lord Greenhalgh moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Building Safety Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clause 2 Schedule 1 Clauses 3 to 21 Schedule 2 Clauses 22 to 26 Schedule 3 Clauses 27 to 42 Schedule 4 Clauses 43 to 54 Schedule 5 Clause 55 Schedule 6 Clauses 5… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:35)
Item number 15
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] The Commons Amendments were considered and agreed to. (at 15:36)
Item number 16
National Insurance Contributions Bill The report was received. Amendment 1 was agreed to. Amendment 2 was agreed to (see division 1). Amendment 4 was agreed to. Amendment 6 was agreed to (see division 2). Amendments 7 to 14 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 111) (at 16:04)
Item number 17

Levelling Up Lord Greenhalgh answered questions on a statement on Levelling Up, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 2 February. (at 17:26)

Item number 18
Elective care recovery Lord Kamall answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on a plan for elective care recovery in England, asked in the House of Commons. (at 18:07)
Item number 19
Judicial Review and Courts Bill Lord Wolfson of Tredegar moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House. (at 18:21)
Item number 20
Judicial Review and Courts Bill Lord Wolfson of Tredegar moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Judicial Review and Courts Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 to 16 Schedule 1 Clauses 17 and 18 Schedule 2 Clause 19 Schedule 3Clauses 20 to 30 Schedule 4 Clauses 31 to 33 Schedule 5… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 21:10)
Item number 21
Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to. (at 15:34)
The House adjourned at 9.10pm until Tuesday 8 February at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

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

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