Minutes for 4 July 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Truro.1
Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct: Alastair Llewellyn John Bishop of Derby Gillian Patricia Baroness Shephard of Northwold Joan Dawson Baroness Bakewell Christopher Robin Lord Haskins Denise Patricia Byrne Baroness Kingsmill2
Earldom of Snowdon in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones had established his claim to the Earldom of Snowdon in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Snowdon on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).3
Earldom of Haddington in the Peerage of Scotland The Lord Chancellor reported that George Edmund Baldred Baillie-Hamilton had established his claim to the Earldom of Haddington in the Peerage of Scotland. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Haddington on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).
Select Committee Reports
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. (1st Report, HL Paper 4)5
European Union The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Operation Sophia: a failed mission. (2nd Report, HL Paper 5)
Health: medically unexplained symptoms A question was asked by the Countess of Mar and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.7
Overseas Development Assistance A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Lord Bates.8
Brexit A question was asked by Baroness Ludford and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.9
Immigration centre detainees: pay A question was asked by Baroness Hamwee and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.10
Education: funding Lord Nash repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.11
European Union (Information, etc.) Bill [HL] Lord Dykes presented a bill to make provision for information and statistics to be available in various public places about the European Union and to provide information to further the establishment of twinning arrangements between towns in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the European Union in accordance with the European Union’s town twinning support scheme. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 29)12
Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill [HL] Lord Paddick presented a bill to prohibit the publication of certain information regarding persons who have been arrested until they have been charged with an offence; to set out the circumstances where such information can be published without committing an offence; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 30)13
BBC (Independence) Bill [HL] Lord Lester of Herne Hill presented a bill to provide for the independence of the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 31)14
BBC (Independence) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 31—EN)15
Local Housing Authority Debt Bill [HL] Lord Sharkey presented a bill to replace the current regime of limits on local housing authorities’ debt with limits determined by the existing prudential regime for local authority borrowing for non-housing-related purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 32)16
Middle East (International Relations Committee Report Committee Report) Lord Howell of Guildford moved that this House takes note of the Report from the International Relations Committee The Middle East: Time for a New Realism (2nd Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 159). After debate, the motion was agreed to.17
Brexit: acquired rights (European Union Committee Report) Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: acquired rights (10th Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 82). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned at 8.54pm until Wednesday 5 July at 3.00pm.