Minutes for 17 October 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.1
Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 17 October 2017 of Lord Lloyd-Webber under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.
Select Committee Reports
City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill The Examiners certified that no further Standing Order is applicable.4
New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.5
Middle Level Bill A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following Order to which they desire the agreement of this House: That the promoters of the Middle Level Bill, which originated in this House in the previous Session on 24 January 2017, may have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).
British American Tobacco A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.7
Home ownership A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.8
Islamophobia A question was asked by Baroness Warsi and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.9
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe A question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.10
International Investment Lord Prior of Brampton repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.11
Update on EU Exit Negotiations Baroness Goldie repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.12
Channel 4: privatisation (Communications Committee Report) Lord Best moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications Committee A privatised future for Channel 4? (1st Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 17). After debate, the motion was agreed to.13
Brexit: agriculture and farm animal welfare (European Union Committee Reports) Lord Teverson moved that this House takes note of the Reports from the European Union Committee Brexit: agriculture (20th Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 169) and Brexit: farm animal welfare (5th Report, HL Paper 15). After debate, the motion was agreed to.14
Nuclear Research and Technology (Science and Technology Committee Report) The Earl of Selborne moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee Nuclear research and technology: Breaking the cycle of indecision (3rd Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 160). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned at 10.46pm until Wednesday 18 October at 3.00pm.