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Minutes for 27 April 2022
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 27 April 2022 of Lord Young of Graffham under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 15:07)
Item number 2
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from the following members of the House under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that they would retire from the House: Lord Moonie on 28 April Lord Oxburgh on 28 April.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 3
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2022 Draft Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2022 Draft Import of Animals and Anim… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 4
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill: Government Response. (28th Report, HL Paper 199)
Item number 5
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: What next? The Growing Imbalance between Parliament and the Executive: End of Session Report 2021–22. (38th Report, HL Paper 200)
Item number 6
West Coast Main Line A question was asked by Lord Snape and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 15:07)
Item number 7
Amnesty International report 2021/22 A question was asked by Baroness Chakrabarti and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:18)
Item number 8
COVID-19: global vaccine inequity A question was asked by Lord Londesborough and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:29)
Item number 9
European Research Council A question was asked by Viscount Stansgate and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:40)
Item number 10
High Speed Rail (Crewe-Manchester) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that if a High Speed Rail (Crewe–Manchester) Bill is brought from the House of Commons in the next session of Parliament the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispens… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:52)
Item number 11
Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed. (at 15:57)
Item number 12
British Sign Language Bill The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed. (at 16:02)
Item number 13
Judicial Review and Courts Bill The Commons Amendment and Reasons were considered. Motion A Lords amendments 1, 2 and 3 were not insisted on. Motion B Lords amendment 5 was not insisted on and Commons amendment 5A to the words so restored to the Bill was agreed to. Motion C Lords amendment 11 was not insisted on and amendment 11B in lieu was disagreed to (see division 1). (at 16:10)
Item number 14
Nationality and Borders Bill The bill was returned from the Commons on Tuesday 26 April with reasons. The Commons reasons, having been printed in accordance with Standing Order 49(2) (HL Bill 152), were considered forthwith. Motion A Lords amendment 5D was not insisted on and Lords amendment 5F in lieu was disagreed to (see division 2). Motion B Lords amendments 6D, 6E and 6F we… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:16)
Item number 15
Energy Security Strategy Lord Callanan answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 April. (at 18:45)
Item number 16
Elections Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments and a reason. It was ordered that the Commons amendments and reason be printed (HL Bill 153). The amendments and reason were considered forthwith. Motion A Lords amendments 22 and 23 were not insisted on, Commons amendments 22A and 22I to the words restored to the Bill were agreed to and Lords amendments 23L an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:24)
Item number 17
Ukraine update Baroness Goldie answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 25 April. (at 20:44)
The House adjourned at 9.29pm until Thursday 28 April at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.
Gambling Harm (Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee report) Lord Grade of Yarmouth moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Gambling Harm—Time for Action (Session 2019–21, HL Paper 79). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:15)
Off-payroll working (Economic Affairs Committee report) Lord Bridges of Headley moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Off-payroll working: treating people fairly (1st Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 50). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:57)
The Committee adjourned at 8.12pm.
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