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Minutes for 22 February 2022


Item number 2
Hong Kong: political prisoners A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool, on behalf of the Lord Bishop of St Albans, and answered by the Earl of Courtown. (at 14:37)
Item number 3
Hunting trophies A question was asked by Lord Selkirk of Douglas and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 14:47)
Item number 4
COVID-19: vaccination programme A question was asked by Lord Londesborough and answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom. (at 14:55)
Item number 5
Windfall tax: oil, gas and energy companies A question was asked by Lord Sikka and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 15:06)
Item number 6
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 117) (at 20:30)
Item number 7

Living with COVID-19 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered Questions on a Statement on living with COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Monday 21 February. (at 15:17)

Item number 8

Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the Report from the Select Committee Divisions: pass-readers; Sessional select committees; Participation of eligible members in oral statements and repeated urgent questions (6th Report, HL Paper 152) be agreed to. Then Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved, as an amendment to the first mot… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:58)

Item number 9
Standing Orders (Public Business) The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows: Standing Order 52 (Divisions) Leave out Standing Order 52 and insert: “52 (1) When, on the Question being put, a division is called for, the member on the Woolsack or in the Chair shall order the Bar to be cleared, and the Clerk… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:40)
Item number 10
Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Lord Jones and Baroness Thomas of Winchester be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank. The motion was agreed to. (at 17:41)
Item number 11
National Insurance Contributions Bill The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 17:41)
Item number 12
Finance (No. 2) Bill Baroness Penn moved that the bill be now read a second time. The debate was adjourned. (at 17:49)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:58)
Item number 13

Ukraine update The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a Ministerial Statement made today in the House of Commons. (at 19:00)

Item number 14
Finance (No. 2) Bill The debate on the motion was resumed. After further debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 44 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 19:46)
The House adjourned at 8.30pm until Wednesday 23 February at 3.00pm.

Grand Committee

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

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