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Minutes for 19 May 2022

Chamber

Item number 1
Levelling-up report A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of London and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Gambling: loot boxes A question was asked by Lord Foster of Bath and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. [I] (at 11:16)
Item number 3
International healthcare outcomes A question was asked by Baroness Merron and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 11:23)
Item number 4
India: cereals export ban A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 11:33)
Item number 5
Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill [HL] Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb presented a bill to establish the right to breathe clean air; to require the Secretary of State to achieve and maintain clean air in England and Wales; to involve the UK Health Security Agency in setting and reviewing pollutants and their limits; to enhance the powers, duties and functions of various agencies and aut… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 6
Front-loaded Child Benefit Bill [HL] Baroness Eaton, on behalf of Lord Farmer, presented a bill to amend the Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006 to make provision to vary the rate of child benefit over the course of childhood to enable eligible parents to receive a higher rate during a child’s early years and a correspondingly reduced rate when that child is older. It was read… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:45)
Item number 7

Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: Ashton of Hyde, L. Barker, B. Beith, L. Brougham and Vaux, L. Bull, B. Duncan of Springbank, L. Faulkner of Worcester,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:46)

Item number 8
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST): Brown of Cambridge, B. Haskel, L.Ravensdale, L. Winston, L. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 11:46)
Item number 9
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2022 Lord Benyon moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 March be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:47)
Item number 10
Import of Animals and Animal Products and Approved Countries (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Benyon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 March be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:47)
Item number 11
Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 March be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:48)
Item number 12
Food price inflation Lord Benyon repeated as a statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:48)
Item number 13
Catapults (Science and Technology Report) Lord Mair moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee Catapults: bridging the gap between research and industry (2nd Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 218). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:04)
Item number 14
Working Practices (International Agreements Report) Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved that this House takes note of the Report from the International Agreements Committee Working practices: one year on (7th Report, Session 2021–22, HL Paper 75). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:00)
Item number 15
The Politics of Polling (Liaison Report) Lord Lipsey moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Liaison Committee The Politics of Polling: an update (8th Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 197). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:21)
The House adjourned at 5.07pm until Monday 23 May at 2.30pm.
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