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Minutes for 27 June 2022
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Lang of Monkton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 30 June.
Item number 2
Baroness Gohir Shaista Gohir, OBE, having been created Baroness Gohir, of Hall Green in the City of Birmingham, for life by Letters Patent dated the 24 June, was introduced between Lord Judge and Baroness Watkins of Tavistock, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:39)
Item number 3
Roma community: levelling up A question was asked by Baroness Bakewell and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 14:44)
Item number 4
Suicide: online products A question was asked by Baroness Morgan of Cotes and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 14:54)
Item number 5
British Army: troop size A question was asked by Lord Coaker and answered by Earl Howe. (at 15:05)
Item number 6
Gender pensions gap A question was asked by Lord Davies of Brixton and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 15:16)
Item number 7
Warm Home Discount (England and Wales) Regulations 2022 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 May be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:25)
Item number 8
Animal Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022 Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, on behalf of Lord Benyon, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 May be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:26)
Item number 9
National Health Service (Integrated Care Boards: Exceptions to Core Responsibility) Regulations 2022 Lord Kamall moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 May be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:26)
Item number 10
Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] Lord Greenhalgh moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee. (at 15:27)
Item number 11
Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] Lord Greenhalgh moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 to 12 Schedule 1 Clause 13 Schedule 2 Clauses 14 to 28 Schedule 3Clauses 29 and 30 Schedule 4 Clauses 31 and 32 Schedule 5 Clauses… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:05)
Item number 12
Social Security (Additional Payments) Bill Baroness Stedman-Scott made a statement on Legislative Consent. She moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 44 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 17:06)
Item number 13
British Council contractors: Afghanistan Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered questions on an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons on Thursday 23 June. (at 18:14)
Item number 14
Schools Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 156. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 35) (at 18:24)
The House adjourned at 8.56pm until Tuesday 28 June at 2.30pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, laid before the House on 17 May. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
The Committee adjourned at 5.06pm.
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