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Minutes for 21 July 2022
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Baroness Willis of Summertown Katherine Jane Willis, CBE, having been created Baroness Willis of Summertown, of Summertown in the City of Oxford, for life by Letters Patent dated 8 July, was introduced between Lord Krebs and Baroness Parminter, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:09)
Item number 2
Retirements The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House that the following members of the House had retired under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014: Lord Colwyn with effect from 21 July The Earl of Listowel with effect from 21 July (at 11:13)
Item number 3
Crypto asset technology A question was asked by Lord Davidson of Glen Clova and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 11:13)
Item number 4
Primary care: quality and access improvements A question was asked by Baroness Merron and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 11:24)
Item number 5
Channel 4: annual report A question was asked by Lord Bassam of Brighton and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 11:35)
Item number 6
Sri Lanka A question was asked by Lord Moylan and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:45)
Item number 7
House of Lords Appointments Commission A private notice question was asked by Baroness D'Souza and answered by Lord True. (at 11:55)
Item number 8
Heat wave response Lord True answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 20 July. (at 12:12)
Item number 9
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill A bill to make provision about the effect in domestic law of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the EU withdrawal agreement, about other domestic law in subject areas dealt with by the Protocol and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 52) (at 12:39)
Item number 10
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 52–EN)
Item number 11
Food insecurity in developing countries due to blockade of Ukrainian ports (Balloted debate, 3½ hours) Lord Alton of Liverpool moved that this House takes note of (1) the impact of the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports on food insecurity in developing countries, and (2) its contribution to the danger of famine in (a) the Horn of Africa, and (b) East Africa. After debate… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:40)
Item number 12
Net Zero Strategy: High Court ruling Lord Callanan repeated as a statement the answer given to an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons. (at 15:54)
Item number 13
Women's Health Strategy for England Lord Kamall answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 20 July. (at 16:06)
Item number 14
Rwanda Asylum Partnership: removal of unaccompanied children A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 16:34)
Item number 15
Private equity: economic and social risks (Balloted debate, 1½ hours) Lord Sikka moved that this House takes note of the economic and social risks created by the regulation and practices of private equity. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:22)
The House adjourned at 6.16pm until Monday 5 September at 2.30pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 1.00pm.
Digital regulation (Communications and Digital Committee Report) Baroness Stowell of Beeston moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Communications and Digital Committee Digital regulation (3rd Report, Session 2021–22, HL Paper 126). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:00)
The Committee adjourned at 2.14pm.
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