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Minutes for 19 December 2022
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Lord Verdirame Guglielmo Verdirame, KC, having been created Baron Verdirame, of Belsize Park in the London Borough of Camden, for life by the Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of the 2 November, was introduced between Baroness Finn and Lord Etherton, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:38)
Item number 2
Lord Watson of Wyre Forest Thomas Anthony Watson, having been created Baron Watson of Wyre Forest, of Kidderminster in the County of Worcestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 21 November, was introduced between Lord Mandelson and Baroness Kennedy of Cradley, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:46)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 4
Private Bills The Examiners certified that the Standing Orders which are applicable to the petitions for the following bills have been complied with: Bishop’s Stortford Cemetery; Royal Albert Hall.
Item number 5
City of London (Markets) Bill Petition for Bill The Examiner certified that the Standing Orders have not been complied with.
Item number 6
Private Bills The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 90 (Division of bills between this House and House of Commons), the following Bills should originate in the House of Lords: Bishop’s Stortford Cemetery Bill Royal Albert Hall Bill and that, subject to the decision of the Standing Orders Committees, the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 7
Hospital beds: social care A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Markham. (at 14:49)
Item number 8
Prime Minister: trade unions A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:00)
Item number 9
Military personnel: strike action cover A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 15:11)
Item number 10
Plastics: health research A question was asked by Baroness Meacher and answered by Lord Markham. (at 15:21)
Item number 11
Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 November 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:30)
Item number 12
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (Transfer of Functions) Order 2023 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 November 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:30)
Item number 13
Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 November 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:31)
Item number 14
Conformity Assessment (Mutual Recognition Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 November 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:31)
Item number 15
National Security Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after clause 12 was agreed to. (at 15:31)
Item number 16
Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill A Bill to make provision for the setting of levelling-up missions and reporting on progress in delivering them; about local democracy; about town and country planning; about Community Infrastructure Levy; about the imposition of Infrastructure Levy; about environmental outcome reports for certain consents and plans; about nutrient pollution stand… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:43)
Item number 17
Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 84–EN)
Item number 18
Central America: trade and investment A question was asked by Baroness Hooper and, after debate, answered by Lord Johnson of Lainston. (at 19:44)
The House adjourned at 9.01pm until Tuesday 20 December at 2.30pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Energy Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 161AA. Amendments 161AA to 161AC, 161BA to 161BD, 161E to 161I, 162A to 162YYY, 162YYYA to 162YYYG, 165A, 169 to 176, 178 to 180, 182 to 191, and 199 to 211 were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 212. (at 15:45)
The Committee adjourned at 7.38pm.
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