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Minutes for 5 September 2022

Chamber

The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 14:30)
Item number 1

Deaths of Members and a Former Member The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House that the following members of the House had died: Lord Trimble on 25 July The Earl of Home on 22 August Lord Radice on 25 August, following his retirement on 1 August. (at 14:38)

Item number 2

Retirements of Members 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 Mackay of Clashfern with effect from 22 July Lord Astor of Hever with effect from 22 July (at 14:38)

Item number 3
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Session: Lord Darroch of Kew with effect from 1 September Lord Stevenson of Coddenham with effect from 5 September
Item number 4
Earldom of Effingham in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Edward Mowbray Nicholas Howard had established his claim to the Earldom of Effingham in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Effingham on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4).
Item number 5
Barony of Swinfen in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Charles Roger Peregrine Swinfen Eady claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Swinfen in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Swinfen on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4) was prese… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 6
Lordship of Belhaven and Stenton in the Peerage of Scotland The Petition of Frederick Carmichael Arthur Hamilton claiming to have succeeded to the Lordship of Belhaven and Stenton in the Peerage of Scotland and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Belhaven and Stenton on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 8
European Court of Human Rights A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Bellamy. (at 14:39)
Item number 9
Water companies: borrowings A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 14:49)
Item number 10
Integrated Care Boards A question was asked by Baroness Merron and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 14:59)
Item number 11
Four-day working week A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:09)
Item number 12
Public Service (Integrity and Ethics) Bill [HL] Lord Anderson of Ipswich presented a bill to make provision about mechanisms for promoting and protecting standards of integrity and ethics in the public service; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 53) (at 15:20)
Item number 13
Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the order of commitment of 27 June committing the bill to a Grand Committee be discharged and the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, and that the instruction to the Grand Committee of 27 June shall also be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House. The mot… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:21)
Item number 14
Energy Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 25, 28, 33, 34 and 36 were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 38. (at 15:21)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:36)
Item number 15
Ukraine update Baroness Goldie repeated a statement made in the House of Commons. (at 19:30)
The House adjourned at 8.17pm until Tuesday 6 September at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

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