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Minutes for 16 October 2023
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield. (at 14:30)
A one-minute’s silence was observed in recognition of recent events in the Middle East. (at 14:35)
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Affirmation Ian Duncan Lord Burnett of Maldon made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:37)
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Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 1 October 2023 of Lord Stevenson of Coddenham under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 14:39)
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Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Ribeiro under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 23 October 2023.
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Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Fritchie for the remainder of this Session.
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Barony of Leighton of Saint Mellons in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Richard Leighton Seager claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Leighton of Saint Mellons in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Leighton of Saint Mellons on the register of hereditary peers maint… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Barony of Bolton in the Peerage of Great Britain The Lord Chancellor reported that Thomas Peter Algar Orde-Powlett had established his claim to the Barony of Bolton in the Peerage of Great Britain. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Bolton on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4).
Item number 7
Barony of Hemingford in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Christopher Dennis Charles Herbert had established his claim to the Barony of Hemingford in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Hemingford on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4).
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Paediatric care: waiting times A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord Markham. (at 14:39)
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Carbon Capture and Storage Infrastructure Fund A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:50)
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Schools: music, art, craft and dance A question was asked by Baroness Garden of Frognal and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:56)
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National Cyber Security Centre A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:05)
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Non-Domestic Rating Bill The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:16)
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Water and sewage regulation (Industry and Regulators Committee report) Lord Hollick moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Industry and Regulators Committee The affluent and the effluent: cleaning up failures in water and sewage regulation (1st Report, HL Paper 166). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:27)
Item number 14
Net zero (Economic Affairs Committee report) Baroness Kramer moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero (1st Report, HL Paper 49). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:21)
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Israel and Gaza The Lord Privy Seal (Lord True) repeated a statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:33)
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Adult social care (Adult Social Care Committee report) Baroness Andrews moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Adult Social Care Committee A “gloriously ordinary life’’: spotlight on adult social care (HL Paper 99). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 19:23)
The House adjourned at 9.12pm until Tuesday 17 October at 2.30pm.
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