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Minutes for 16 May 2022
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of London. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Baroness Afshar The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House that Baroness Afshar, a member of the House, had died on 12 May 2022 2022. (at 14:36)
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 Howarth of Breckland Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Baroness Quin Baroness Shields Baroness Vadera
Item number 3
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Lawson of Blaby under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 31 December 2022 2022.
Item number 4
Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland A question was asked by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and answered by Lord Caine. (at 14:36)
Item number 5
Sri Lanka A question was asked by Lord Moylan and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:47)
Item number 6
Schools: model history curriculum A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 14:57)
Item number 7
Social welfare law cases: legal aid A question was asked by Lord Bach and answered by Lord Stewart of Dirleton. (at 15:07)
Item number 8
Restoration and renewal: location of House of Lords chamber A private notice question was asked by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean and answered by Lord True. (at 15:12)
Item number 9
Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the Report from the Select Committee Support for remote participation (8th Report, Session 2021–22, HL Paper 201) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:28)
Item number 10
Queen's Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until 17 May 2022. (at 15:29)
The House adjourned at 9.13pm until Tuesday 17 May at 2.30pm.
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