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Minutes for 31 March 2022
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Act 2022 c.13 Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Act 2022 c.14 Nuclear Energy (Financing Act) 2022 c.15 National Insurance Contributions (Increase of Thresholds) Act 2022 c.16 (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 31 March of Lord Tebbit under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 11:07)
Item number 3
Exports: support for businesses A question was asked by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:07)
Item number 4
Behaviour Change for Net Zero A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:18)
Item number 5
Government business: messaging services A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook. (at 11:29)
Item number 6
Chelsea Football Club A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 11:39)
Item number 7
Health and Care 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 145) (at 17:37)
Item number 8
Elections Bill Baroness Scott of Bybrook, on behalf of Lord True, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clause 1 Schedule 1 Clause 2 Schedule 2 Clause 3 Schedule 3 Clauses 4 to 6 Schedule 4 Clauses 7 and 8 Schedule 5 Clauses 9 to 11 Schedule 6 Clauses 12 and 13Schedule 7 Clause 14 Schedule 8 Clauses 15 t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:50)
Item number 9
Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Howard of Lympne and Lord Thomas of Gresford be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Baroness Doocey and Lord King of Bridgwater. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:50)
Item number 10
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill The Commons amendments were considered. Motion A Lords amendment 58 was not insisted on and Commons amendments 58C, 58D and 58E in lieu were agreed to. Motion B Lords amendment 72B was not insisted on and Commons amendments 72C and 72D in lieu were agreed to. Motion C Lords amendments 73, 74B, 74C, 74D, 74E, 74F, 74G and 87 were insiste… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:51)
Item number 11
Judicial Review and Courts Bill The report was received. Amendments 1 (see division 3), 2 and 3, 4 (see division 4) 5 (see division 5), 16, 19, 20, 25 (see division 6), 29 to 36, 38 and 39 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 146) (at 13:31)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:05)
Item number 12
Ukraine refugee visas Lord Harrington of Watford repeated as a statement an answer to an Urgent Question on Ukraine refugee visas, asked in the House of Commons. (at 17:10)
Item number 13
Homes for Ukraine scheme Lord Harrington of Watford repeated as a statement an answer to an Urgent Question on the Homes for Ukraine scheme, asked in the House of Commons. (at 17:25)
The House adjourned at 5.37pm until Friday 1 April at 10.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 1.00pm.
Economy: Spring Statement Baroness Penn moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the economy in the light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:00)
The Committee adjourned at 4.43pm.
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