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Minutes for 2 November 2017
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Tanlaw under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 3 November 2017.
Item number 2
Women's suffrage centenary fund A question was asked by Baroness McDonagh and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:07)
Item number 3
Housing: rental market A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 11:14)
Item number 4
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:22)
Item number 5
Manufacturing: digital technology A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Henley. (at 11:29)
Item number 6
Brexit: sectoral impact assessments A private notice question was asked by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:37)
Item number 7
Business of the House Lord Taylor of Holbeach, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of the Earl of Lindsay set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Lord Farmer to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:48)
Item number 8
Agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy (3-hour debate) The Earl of Lindsay moved that this House takes note of new opportunities and challenges for agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:49)
Item number 9
Northern Ireland Lord Duncan of Springbank repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 14:47)
Item number 10
Calais: refugees A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford (at 15:23)
Item number 11
A Manifesto to Strengthen Families (2-hour debate) Lord Farmer moved that this House takes note of A Manifesto to Strengthen Families, published on 6 September. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:23)
Item number 12
Commonwealth Summit 2018 A question was asked by Lord Chidgey and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 18:22)
The House adjourned at 7.49pm until Monday 06 November at 2.30pm.
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