Minutes for 10 January 2018
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.1
Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 10 January 2018 of Lord Clinton-Davis under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.
Select Committee Reports
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Increased Cap for Long Service) Regulations 2018 Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018 Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Draft Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Draft Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice) Regulations 2018 Draft Investigatory Powers (Interception by Businesses etc. for Monitoring and Record-keeping Purposes) Regulations 2018 Draft Investigatory Powers (Review of Notices and Technical Advisory Board) Regulations 2018 Draft Investigatory Powers (Technical Capability) Regulations 2018. (8th Report, HL Paper 60)3
Human Rights The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2016–17. (1st Special Report, HL Paper 61)
Agency nurses A question was asked by Lord Clark of Windermere and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.5
Local congestion: investment A question was asked by Baroness Neville-Rolfe and answered by Baroness Sugg.6
Georgia A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.7
House of Lords: membership A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.8
Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:Clauses 1 to 4 Schedule 1 Clauses 5 to 41 Schedule 2 Clauses 42 to 47 Schedule 3 Clauses 48 to 53 Title. The motion was agreed to.9
Data Protection Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 82. Amendments 90, 97, 99, 103, 104 and 105, 107B (see division 1), 108 to 116, 118, 119 to 124, 126, 127A (see division 2), 130 and 131, 133, to 136, 138 to 146, 147 (see division 3), and 148 to 150 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned.10
Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 September 2017 be approved. Then Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Order includes provisions relating to the British Transport Police; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to review the operation of those provisions in the light of concerns that incorporating British Transport Police into Police Scotland will reduce operational effectiveness." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.11
Data Protection Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 151A. Amendments 151A to 173, 182, 184 to 184B, 187 to 214, and 216 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 77)
The House adjourned at 9.54pm until Thursday 11 January at 11.00am.