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We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 22 April 2024 as the Order Paper section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 22 April 2024

Chamber

Item number 4
Medical student places A question was asked by Baroness Merron and answered by Lord Evans of Rainow. (at 14:38)
Item number 5
Fur: import and sale A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Douglas-Miller. (at 14:49)
Item number 6
International Mother Earth Day A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 14:59)
Item number 7
Paying polluters: UN report A question was asked by Lord Browne of Ladyton and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:10)
Item number 8
Pet Abduction Bill A bill to create offences of dog abduction and cat abduction and to confer a power to make corresponding provision relating to the abduction of other animals commonly kept as pets was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 62) (at 15:23)
Item number 9
Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill A bill to make provision about the funding of building societies and the assimilation of the law relating to companies and the law relating to building societies was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 63) (at 15:24)
Item number 10
Zoological Society of London (Leases) Bill A bill to amend the Crown Estate Act 1961 to increase the maximum term of the lease that may be granted to the Zoological Society of London in respect of land in Regent’s Park; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 64) (at 15:24)
Item number 11
Litigation Funding Agreements (Enforceability) Bill [HL] The Lord Privy Seal (Lord True) moved that the order of commitment of 15 April be discharged and the bill be committed to a Grand Committee; and that the instruction to the Committee of the Whole House of 15 April shall also be an instruction to the Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:24)
Item number 12
Official Controls (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Douglas-Miller moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 February be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:25)
Item number 13
Plant Health (Fees) (England) and Official Controls (Frequency of Checks) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Douglas-Miller moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:25)
Item number 14
Veterinary Medicines (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2024 Lord Douglas-Miller moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:25)
Item number 15
Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged. (at 15:25)
Item number 16
Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 8, 16 and 19 to 22 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 35 was agreed to. (at 15:26)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:57)
Item number 17
Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons. It was ordered that the Commons reasons be printed. (HL Bill 65). The Commons reasons were considered forthwith. Motion A Amendment 3G was not insisted on and Amendment 3J in lieu was agreed to (see division 1). Motion B Amendment 10F was not insisted on. The bill was returned to… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:15)
Item number 18
Parents: separation A question was asked by Lord Farmer and, after debate, answered by Lord Bellamy. (at 20:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 21:41)
Item number 19
Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with a reason. It was ordered that the Commons reason be printed in accordance with Standing Order 49(2) (HL Bill 66). The Commons reason was considered forthwith. Motion A Amendment 3J was not insisted on. (at 23:45)
The House adjourned at 12.08am on Tuesday 23 April until 2.30pm the same day.

Grand Committee

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

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