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Minutes for 18 January 2018
Item number 1
Freedom of religion and belief A question was asked by Lord Suri and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Brexit: trade agreements A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Baroness Fairhead. (at 11:14)
Item number 3
Public health: Strength and Balance programme A question was asked by Lord Jordan and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 11:21)
Item number 4
Transport for the North A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:29)
Item number 5
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill A Bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and make other provision in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 79) (at 11:36)
Item number 6
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 79–EN)
Item number 7
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Lord Teverson to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:36)
Item number 8
United States: foreign policy (3-hour debate) Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon moved that this House takes note of the effect of the foreign policy of the United States of America on inter-state relationships around the world, particularly in the light of the United Kingdom’s changing relationships with other European countries. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:36)
Item number 9
Legal system: prosecutorial policy A question was asked by Lord Morris of Aberavon and, after debate, answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 14:36)
Item number 10
Green finance (2-hour debate) Lord Teverson moved that this House takes note of the case for the United Kingdom to remain a global leader for green finance, and for the United Kingdom’s financial sector to be resilient to climate change. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:42)
The House adjourned at 5.41pm until Monday 22 January at 2.30pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 1.00pm.
Education: modern foreign languages A question was asked by Baroness Coussins and, after debate, answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 13:00)
Defence review A question was asked by Lord Sterling of Plaistow and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe. [I] (at 14:00)
Children: dental health A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and, after debate, answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen. (at 15:00)
MV Empire Windrush A question was asked by Baroness Berridge and, after debate, answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth. (at 16:00)
UK Sport: elite sport funding A question was asked by Lord Addington and, after debate, answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde. (at 17:01)
The Committee adjourned at 6.01pm.
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