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We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 23 March 2022 as the Divisions section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 23 March 2022

Chamber

Item number 4
Veterinary personnel A question was asked by Lord Wigley and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 15:07)
Item number 5
Loneliness strategy A question was asked by Baroness Merron and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 15:17)
Item number 6
COVID-19: vaccines and further variants A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 15:27)
Item number 7
P&O Ferries A question was asked by Lord Sikka and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 15:38)
Item number 8
Spring Statement affordability test A private notice question was asked by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 15:49)
Item number 9
Direct Payments to Farmers (Reductions) (England) Regulations 2022 Lord Benyon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 February be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:06)
Item number 10
Agriculture (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Benyon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 February be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:06)
Item number 11
Agriculture (Lump Sum Payment) (England) Regulations 2022 Lord Benyon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 February be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:06)
Item number 12
Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 February be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:06)
Item number 13
Food and Feed Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022 Lord Kamall moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 February be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:07)
Item number 14
Commissioner for Patient Safety (Appointment and Operation) (England) Regulations 2022 Lord Kamall moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 February be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:07)
Item number 15
Sub-postmasters: compensation Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist answered questions on an Urgent Question on sub-postmasters: compensation, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 22 March. (at 16:08)
Item number 16
Health and Care Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 and 2 were agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 16:19)
Item number 17
Elections Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 121. Amendments 121, and 123 to 133 were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 138. (at 16:35)
Item number 18
Nationality and Borders Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments and reasons. It was ordered that the Commons amendments and reasons be printed. (HL Bill 138) (at 23:15)
Item number 19
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to. (at 23:15)
Item number 20
Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2022 Lord Davies of Brixton moved that this House regrets that the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2022, and the decision by Her Majesty’s Government to suspend the triple lock on pensions, will result in benefit increases of 3.1 per cent in April 2022, compared to the Bank of England forecast of a 7¼ per cent increase in the Consu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:57)
Item number 21
Elections Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 139. The House resumed after clause 13 was agreed to. (at 20:56)
The House adjourned at 11.15pm until Thursday 24 March at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.

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