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House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 1998. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 18 March 2024 as the Order Paper section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 18 March 2024

Chamber

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Medical research techniques A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Viscount Camrose. (at 14:48)
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UK Tradeshow Programme closure A question was asked by Lord Leong and answered by Lord Johnson of Lainston. (at 14:56)
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Prison officer pension age A question was asked by Earl Attlee and answered by Lord Bellamy. (at 15:07)
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Independent schools A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:17)
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Gaza: hunger alleviation A private notice question was asked by Baroness Helic and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:28)
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Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Lord True, on behalf of Earl Howe,) moved that, in the event of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill having been brought from the House of Commons, Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 19 March to allow the Bill to be… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:44)

Item number 9

Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Lord True, on behalf of Earl Howe,), moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 19 March to enable the National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No. 2) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day and that, in accorda… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:44)

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Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 Baroness Barran moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 December 2023 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:46)
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National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2024 Lord Offord of Garvel, on behalf of Lord Harlech, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:46)
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Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Suitability for Fixed Term Recall) Order 2024 Lord Bellamy moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:46)
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Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2023, 31 March 2024 and 31 March 2025; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2024, certified by the S… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:06)
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Spring Budget 2024 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that this House takes note of the Spring Budget 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:07)
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National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No. 2) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House. (at 20:13)
The House adjourned at 8.13pm until Tuesday 19 March at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

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

Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Authorised Officers) Order 2024 Lord Gascoigne moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Authorised Officers) Order 2024. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Recovery of Cryptoassets and Investigations: Codes of Practice) Regulations 2024 Lord Gascoigne moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Recovery of Cryptoassets and Investigations: Codes of Practice) Regulations 2024. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:05)
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2024 Lord Gascoigne moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2024. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:06)
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Terrorism Act 2000 (Certain Information Orders: Code of Practice) Regulations 2024 Lord Gascoigne moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Terrorism Act 2000 (Certain Information Orders: Code of Practice) Regulations 2024. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:06)
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor and Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2024 Lord Gascoigne moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor and Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2024. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:07)
North East Mayoral Combined Authority (Establishment and Functions) Order 2024 Baroness Scott of Bybrook moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft North East Mayoral Combined Authority (Establishment and Functions) Order 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:22)
The Committee adjourned at 5.25pm.
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