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Minutes for 8 December 2022
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Lord Jackson of Peterborough Stewart James Jackson, having been created Baron Jackson of Peterborough, of Peterborough in the County of Cambridgeshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 16 November, was introduced between Baroness Stroud and Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:08)
Item number 2
Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent Ruth Lauren Smeeth, having been created Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent, of Stoke-on-Trent in the County of Staffordshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 18 November, was introduced between Lord Kennedy of Southwark and Lord Coaker, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:14)
Item number 3
Democratic Republic of the Congo: conflict A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 11:18)
Item number 4
Protection of media freedom A question was asked by Baroness Sugg and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 11:28)
Item number 5
Probate: waiting times A question was asked by Baroness Meyer and answered by Lord Bellamy. (at 11:38)
Item number 6
Rail strikes: impact assessment A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 11:49)
Item number 7
Russia: UK companies Baroness Penn answered questions on an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 7 December. (at 12:00)
Item number 8
Financial Services and Markets Bill A bill to make provision about the regulation of financial services and markets; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 80) (at 12:06)
Item number 9
Financial Services and Markets Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 80–EN)
Item number 10
Arts and creative industries strategy (3-hour debate) Viscount Chandos moved that this House takes note of the case for an arts and creative industries strategy to maintain the United Kingdom’s global leadership within the sector and align the industries’ economic benefits with the Government’s levelling up agenda. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:07)
Item number 11
Independent Cultural Review of the London Fire Brigade A question was asked by Baroness Chakrabarti and, after debate, answered by Lord Murray of Blidworth. (at 15:06)
Item number 12
Independent Review of Children's Social Care (2-hour debate) Lord Watson of Invergowrie moved that this House takes note of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, published on 23 May, and the case for integrated care and support across all services. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:59)
Item number 13
Called-in planning decision: West Cumbria Baroness Scott of Bybrook repeated a statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:00)
The House adjourned at 6.47pm until Friday 9 December at 10.00am.
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