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Minutes for 27 June 2017

Chamber

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Civil Society and the democratic process A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.
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Fire Safety: Lakanal House fire A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.
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Brexit: nursing staff A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.
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Southern Rail: Gibb report A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord Callanan.
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Space Industry Bill [HL] Lord Callanan presented a bill to make provision about space activities and sub-orbital activities, and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7)
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Space Industry Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7—EN)
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Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] Lord Holmes of Richmond presented a bill to make provision for the prohibition of unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8)
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Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) (Disabled Access) Bill [HL] Baroness Thomas of Winchester, on behalf of Lord Blencathra, presented a bill to amend the Equality Act 2010 to improve access to public buildings by introducing six and twelve inch rules for step-free access. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9)
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Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL] Lord Tyler presented a bill to make provision for the regulation of funding and expenditure of political parties; to make provision for the phased introduction of a cap on donations to political parties; to make provision for affiliation fees from trade unions and membership organisations to political parties to be… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL] Baroness Morris of Yardley, on behalf of Lord Soley, presented a bill to make provision for local authorities to monitor the educational, physical and emotional development of children receiving elective home education; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 11)
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Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] Baroness Hamwee presented a bill to make provision for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to be granted to the family members of refugees and to refugees who are family members of British citizens and settled persons; to provide for legal aid to be available for refugee family reunion cases; and for connected purposes. It was read a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: Andrews, B. Boswell of Aynho, L. Brougham and Vaux, L. Dear, L. Faulkner of Worcester, L. Fookes, B. Garden of Frognal, B. Harris of Richmond,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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House of Lords Commission The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to provide high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords Administration on behalf of the House and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Doocey, B. Evans of Bowes Park, B. Fowler, L. (Chairman) Ho… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Communications The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media and the creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Allen of Kensington, L. Benjamin, B. Bertin, B. Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B. Chelmsford, Bp. Colville of Culross, V. Finkelstein, L.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Beith, L. Corston, B. Drake, B. Dunlop,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (i) To report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny; (ii) To report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliam… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Economic Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Bowles of Berkhamsted, B. Burns, L. Darling of Roulanish, L. Forsyth of Drumlean, L. (Chairman) Harding of Winscombe, B. Kerr of Kinlochard, L. Kingsmill,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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European Union The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (1) To consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union; The expression "European Union document" includes in particular: (a) a document submitted by an institution of the European Union to another institution and put b… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Finance The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords, (2) With the assistance of the Management Board, preparing the forecast outturn, Estimate and financial plan for submission to the Commission, (3) Monitoring the fi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Hybrid Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Addington, L. Crickhowell, L. Dykes, L.Grantchester, L. Harrison, L. Swinfen, L. That the Committee have pow… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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International Relations The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Balfe, L. Coussins, B. Grocott, L. Hannay of Chiswick, L. Helic, B. Hilton of Eggardon, B.Howell of Guildford, L. (Cha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for ad hoc committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure effective co-ordination between… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST): Haskel, L. Oxburgh, L.Selborne, E. Winston, L. The motion was agreed to.
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Privileges and Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Committee for Privileges and Conduct be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Bassam of Brighton, L. Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L. Cathcart, E. Dear, L. Eames, L. Evans of Bowes Park, B. Hope… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Procedure The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Bassam of Brighton, L. Brabazon of Tara, L. Evans of Bowes Park, B. Farrington of Ribbleton, B. Fowler, L. Geddes, L. Hope… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Science and Technology The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Borwick, L. Fox, L. Hunt of Chesterton, L. Kakkar, L. Mair, L. Maxton, L. Morgan of Huyton, B.Neville-Jones, B. Oxburgh, L. Patel, L. (Chai… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation. (1) The Committee shall, with the exception of those instruments in paragraphs (3) and (4), scrutinise— (a) every instrument (whether or not a statutory instrument), or draft of an instrument, which is laid before each House of Parliament an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Services The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services, (2) Providing advice on strategic policy decisions when sought by the Commission, and (3) Overseeing the delivery and implementation of both; That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Fellowes, L. Geddes, L. Goodlad, L. Gould of Potternewton, B.Naseby, L. Rodger… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

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Artificial Intelligence The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence, and to make recommendations, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2018. The motion was agreed to.

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Citizenship and Civic Engagement The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider citizenship and civic engagement, and to make recommendations, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2018. The motion was agreed to.

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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider and report on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2018. The motion was agreed to.

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Political Polling and Digital Media The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the effects of political polling and digital media on politics, and to make recommendations, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2018. The motion was agreed to.

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NHS Shared Business Services Lord O'Shaughnessy repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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Queen's Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until 28 June 2017.
The House adjourned at 10.42pm until Wednesday 28 June at 3.00pm.
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