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Minutes for 7 February 2023
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Barony of Digby in the Peerage of Great Britain The Petition of Henry Noel Kenelm Digby claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Digby in the Peerage of Great Britain and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Digby on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4) was presented and referred to the Lord… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 2
Barony of Digby in the Peerage of Ireland The Petition of Henry Noel Kenelm Digby claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Digby in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 3
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Drawn to the special attention of the House: Merchant Shipping (Watercraft) Order 2023 Includes information paragraphs on: 1 instrument related to COVID-19 Airports Slot Allocation (Alleviation of Usage Requirements) Regulations 2023 School and Early Years Financ… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 5
NHS staff: food banks A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Lord Markham. (at 14:37)
Item number 6
Bread and Flour Regulations 1988 A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Markham. (at 14:47)
Item number 7
School buildings: risk of collapsing A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:57)
Item number 8
Energy profits levy A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 15:08)
Item number 9
Public Order Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 46. Amendment 47 (see division 1) was agreed to. Amendments 48 and 50 were disagreed to (see divisions 2 and 3). Amendments 54 (see division 4), 56 (see division 5), 63 (see division 6), 65 to 70 and 73 to 75 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 102) (at 15:19)
Item number 10
Northern Ireland Budget Bill Lord Caine moved that the bill be now read a second time. Lord Caine made a statement on Legislative Consent. Then Lord Hain moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end insert “but this House regrets the continued failure of the political parties in Northern Ireland to agree to form an Executive; and calls on Hi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 18:52)
Item number 11
Horn of Africa: famine A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and, after debate, answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 19:37)
Item number 12
Northern Ireland Budget Bill The debate on the amendment in the name of Lord Hain to the motion for second reading was resumed. After further debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original 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 20:31)
The House adjourned at 10.19pm until Wednesday 8 February at 3.00pm.
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