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Minutes for 18 December 2017
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leeds. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 18 December 2017 of Baroness Sharples under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 14:36)
Item number 2
Unpaid internships A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:37)
Item number 3
Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Lord Bates. (at 14:45)
Item number 4
Children: mental health assessments A question was asked by Baroness Tyler of Enfield and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 14:51)
Item number 5
United Kingdom borders: surveillance A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:00)
Item number 6
Crown Prosecution Service: disclosure of evidence A private notice question was asked by Lord Morris of Aberavon and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 15:08)
Item number 7
Procedure The Senior Deputy Speaker moved that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee Revisions of Private Business Standing Orders (HL Paper 34), and the proposed changes to those Standing Orders, be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to. It was ordered that the amendments be published (HL Paper 54) and that the Standing Orders relating to Private Business be pr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:18)
Item number 8
Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 November 2017 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:33)
Item number 9
Sub-national Transport Body (Transport for the North) Regulations 2017 Baroness Sugg moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 November 2017 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:58)
Item number 10
European Council Baroness Evans of Bowes Park repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 16:34)
Item number 11
Tackling Financial Exclusion: A country that works for everyone? (Financial Exclusion Report) Baroness Tyler of Enfield moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Financial Exclusion Tackling Financial Exclusion: A country that works for everyone? (Session 2016–17, HL Paper 132). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:20)
Item number 12
Grenfell Tower and building safety Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:12)
Item number 13
Brexit: trade in non-financial services (European Union Committee Report) Lord Whitty moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: trade in non-financial services (18th Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 135). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 20:36)
The House adjourned at 11.11pm until Tuesday 19 December at 11.00am.
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