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Minutes for 31 October 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Oath Paul Edward Winston Lord Hanningfield took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:36)
Item number 2
Lord Speaker's statement The Lord Speaker made a statement about the Report by the Lord Speaker's Committee on the size of the House. (at 14:37)
Item number 3
Probation contracts A question was asked by Lord Ramsbotham and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 14:39)
Item number 4
Housing: letting agents A question was asked by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 14:46)
Item number 5
Hamas A question was asked by Lord Hylton and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 14:53)
Item number 6
European Investment Bank A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Lord Bates. (at 15:01)
Item number 7
Human Rights (Joint Committee) A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of five Members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Item number 8
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) A message was bought from the Commons that they have appointed a committee of twelve Members to join with a committee to be appointed by the Lords, as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
Item number 9
Statutory Instruments A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of seven Members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
Item number 10
Air Travel Organisers' Licensing Bill The bill was read a third time and passed. (at 15:08)
Item number 11
Review of Gaming Machines Lord Ashton of Hyde repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 15:10)
Item number 12
Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 22. Amendments 24 (see division), 25 to 29, 30 to 32, 34 to 39, 44 and 45 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 70) (at 15:25)
Item number 13
Railways: reliability A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and, after debate, answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 19:03)
The House adjourned at 8.17pm until Wednesday 01 November at 3.00pm.
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