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Minutes for 10 May 2022


The House met at 11.30 pursuant to the prorogation of Thursday 28 April.
Item number 1
Queen's Speech His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, in the presence of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, both being present in their capacity as Counsellors of State, and the Commons being at the Bar with their Speaker, was pleased to give Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, and then retired. (at 11:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed at 3.30pm. (at 11:43)
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby. (at 15:30)
Item number 2
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Session: Baroness Ashton of Upholland Lord Barker of Battle Lord Bates Lord Black of Crossharbour Lord Browne of Madingley Baroness Campbell of Loughborough Lord Feldman of Elstree Lord Freud Lord Goldsmith Lord Hague of Richmond Lord Hardie Baroness King of Bo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Select Vestries Bill The Bill was presented by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) and read a first time pro forma. (at 15:37)
Item number 4
Queen's Speech The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) reported the Gracious Speech. Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: "Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speec… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:38)
Item number 5
Senior Deputy Speaker The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Lord Gardiner of Kimble be appointed as Senior Deputy Speaker (Chairman of Committees) for this Session. The motion was agreed to nemine dissentiente. (at 16:41)
Item number 6
Stoppages in the Street It was ordered that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and that no obstruction be permitted to hinder the passage of Lords to and from this House during the sitting of Parliament; or to hinder Lords in the pursuit of their Parliamentary duties on the Par… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:41)
Item number 7
Members of the House It was ordered that a list of members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be published. (HL Paper 1) (at 16:41)
Item number 8
Hereditary Peers: by-elections The Clerk of the Parliaments laid before the House, in accordance with Standing Order 9(4), a register of hereditary peers (other than peers of Ireland) who wish to stand in any by–election for membership of the House held in accordance with section 2(4) of the House of Lords Act 1999; it was ordered that the register be published. (HL Paper 2) (at 16:41)
The House adjourned at 4.41pm until Wednesday 11 May at 3.00pm.
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