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Minutes for 13 July 2022
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 13 July of Lord Vinson under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 15:07)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Public Services The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Fit for the future? Rethinking the public services workforce. (1st Report, HL Paper 48)
Item number 3
Economic Affairs The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Investing in energy: price, security and the transition to net zero. (1st Report, HL Paper 49)
Item number 4
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Draft Warm Home Discount (Scotland) Regulations 2022 Draft Merchant Shipping (High Speed Craft) Regulations 2022 and special attention drawn to the following instrument: Draft Building Safety (Lease… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 5
Human Rights The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Protecting Human Rights in Care Settings. (4th Report, HL Paper 51)
Item number 6
Ukraine A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:07)
Item number 7
Cost of living: low income families with children A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 15:19)
Item number 8
HS2: speed restrictions A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 15:29)
Item number 9
Tax cuts: fiscal impact A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 15:40)
Item number 10
Leasehold Reform (Reasonableness of Service Charges) Bill [HL] Baroness Kennedy of Cradley presented a bill to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to provide for service charges to be reduced where they do not reflect the landlord’s actual costs in providing goods and services; to make fixed service charges subject to reasonableness requirements; to amend the Commonhold and Lea… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:50)
Item number 11
Leasehold Reform (Reasonableness of Service Charges) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 46–EN)
Item number 12
Sri Lanka Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a statement the answer given to an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons. (at 15:51)
Item number 13
Ambulance services and national heatwave emergency Baroness Penn repeated as a statement the answer given to an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons. (at 16:03)
Item number 14
Legislative Reform (Provision of Information etc. Relating to Disabilities) Order 2022 Lord Sharpe of Epsom, on behalf of Baroness Vere of Norbiton, moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 May be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:16)
Item number 15
Occupational Pension Schemes (Governance and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:16)
Item number 16
Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] Lord Caine made a statement on Legislative Consent. Then the bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 16:17)
Item number 17
Restoration and Renewal The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that this House (1) reaffirms its commitment to preserving the Palace of Westminster for future generations and ensuring the safety of all those who work in and visit the Palace, now and in the future; (2) notwithstanding the Resolution of 31 January 2018, welcomes the report from the House of Comm… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:31)
Item number 18
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill Baroness Penn moved that the bill be now read a second time. 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 19:45)
Item number 19
Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Bill Baroness Penn 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 19:46)
The House adjourned at 9.13pm until Thursday 14 July at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.
Procurement Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 45. Amendment 83 was agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 85. (at 16:15)
The Committee adjourned at 8.44pm.
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