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Minutes for 14 December 2017
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle. (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 Sharples under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 18 December 2017.
Item number 2
Barony of Cochrane of Cults in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Thomas Hunter Vere Cochrane claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Cochrane of Cults in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord of Cochrane of Cults on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Stan… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Budget: north east of England A question was asked by Lord Beith and answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 11:07)
Item number 4
Paradise Papers A question was asked by Lord Anderson of Swansea and answered by Lord Bates. (at 11:15)
Item number 5
Disabled Students' Allowance A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 11:22)
Item number 6
Grenfell Tower A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 11:30)
Item number 7
Probation Service A private notice question was asked by Lord Laming and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:38)
Item number 8
Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 19 December 2017 to enable the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Burns to begin before oral questions. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:49)
Item number 9
Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and Lord Bach set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:49)
Item number 10
Vulnerable children (2½-hour debate) Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde moved that this House takes note of the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, On measuring the number of vulnerable children in England, published in July. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:50)
Item number 11
Poverty and disadvantage A question was asked by Lord Bird and, after debate, answered by Baroness Buscombe. (at 14:05)
Item number 12
Bach Commission: the Right to Justice (2½-hour debate) Lord Bach moved that this House takes note of the report of the Bach Commission, The Right to Justice, published in September. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:09)
The House adjourned at 5.39pm until Friday 15 December at 10.00am.
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