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Minutes for 19 October 2017
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Baroness Paisley of St George's under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 30 October 2017.
Item number 2
South Africa: money laundering A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Lord Bates. (at 11:06)
Item number 3
Fuel poverty A question was asked by Baroness Donaghy and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton. (at 11:14)
Item number 4
Syria A question was asked by Lord Green of Deddington and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:22)
Item number 5
Mohammed Mirzo A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:29)
Item number 6
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal moved that Standing Order 72 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with on Tuesday 24 October to enable a motion to approve the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 to be moved, notwithstanding that no report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the instrument has been laid before the Hou… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:36)
Item number 7
District Councils (Balloted debate) Lord Greaves moved that this House takes note of the future availability of resources for the provision of District Council services in two-tier areas. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:40)
Item number 8
Grenfell Tower Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 13:08)
Item number 9
European Union: transition deal A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 13:22)
Item number 10
Battle of Passchendaele (Balloted debate) Lord Black of Brentwood moved that this House takes note of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele and of Her Majesty's Government's plans to commemorate it. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:22)
Item number 11
National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved that this House regrets that the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, in delaying the review of the regulations governing the provision of community pharmaceutical services, do no… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:29)
Item number 12
Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen, on behalf of Baroness Buscombe, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clause 1 Schedules 1 and 2 Clauses 2 to 13 Schedule 3 Clauses 14 to 16 Schedules 4 and 5 Clauses 17 to 20 Title. The motion was agreed to. (at 17:10)
The House adjourned at 5.11pm until Monday 23 October at 2.30pm.
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