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Minutes for 21 March 2022

Chamber

Item number 6
Prisons: releasing women into safe and secure housing A question was asked by Baroness Whitaker, on behalf of Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, and answered by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar. (at 14:39)
Item number 7
Mental health services for rough sleepers A question was asked by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 14:49)
Item number 8
Constitutional reform A question was asked by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem and answered by Lord True. (at 15:00)
Item number 9
Trade with the European Union A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 15:11)
Item number 10
Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill A bill to make provision relating to the carrying of disabled persons by taxis and private hire vehicles was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 135) (at 15:21)
Item number 11
British Sign Language Bill A bill to recognise British Sign Language as a language of England, Wales and Scotland; to require the Secretary of State to report on the promotion and facilitation of the use of British Sign Language by ministerial government departments; and to require guidance to be issued in relation to British Sign Language was brought from the Commons. It was read… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 12
British Sign Language Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 136–EN)
Item number 13
Subsidy Control Bill Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, on behalf of Lord Callanan, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clauses 1 to 9 Schedules 1 and 2 Clauses 10 to 78Schedule 3 Clauses 79 to 92 Title. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:22)
Item number 14
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Repeal of EU Restrictions in Devolution Legislation, etc.) Regulations 2022 Lord Greenhalgh moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:23)
Item number 15
Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Greenhalgh moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:23)
Item number 16
Combined Authorities (Borrowing) Regulations 2022 30th Lord Greenhalgh moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:23)
Item number 17
Local Government (Disqualification) Bill The order of commitment was discharged. (at 15:24)
Item number 18
Elections Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 1 stand part. Amendments 74 to 77 and 82 were agreed to. The House resumed after Schedule 1 was agreed to. (at 15:24)
Item number 19

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Baroness Stedman-Scott answered questions on a statement on the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 17 March. (at 19:33)

Item number 20
Elections Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 85. Amendments 98 and 99, 101 to 103, 106, 107 and 108, and 110 to 118 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 9 was agreed to. (at 20:16)
The House adjourned at 10.16pm until Tuesday 22 March at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

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

Direct Payments to Farmers (Reductions) (England) Regulations 2022 Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Direct Payments to Farmers (Reductions) (England) Regulations 2022. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
Agriculture (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Agriculture (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Regulations 2022. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:50)
Agriculture (Lump Sum Payment) (England) Regulations 2022 Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Agriculture (Lump Sum Payment) (England) Regulations 2022. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:50)
Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2022. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:52)
Food and Feed Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022 Lord Kamall moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Food and Feed Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:25)
Commissioner for Patient Safety (Appointment and Operation) (England) Regulations 2022 Lord Kamall moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Commissioner for Patient Safety (Appointment and Operation) (England) Regulations 2022. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:42)
The Committee adjourned at 5.59pm.
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