Minutes for 5 July 2018
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.1
Lord Garnier The Rt Hon. Sir Edward Henry Garnier, Knight, QC, having been created Baron Garnier, of Harborough in the County of Leicestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 22 June 2018, was introduced between Lord Goodlad and Lord Young of Cookham, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.
NHS: equitable access A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.3
NHS and social care services: parity of esteem A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.4
Health and Social Care Act 2012 A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.5
NHS: Brexit-related risks A question was asked by Lord Bassam of Brighton and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.6
Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill [HL] Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb presented a bill to establish the right to breathe clean air; to require the Secretary of State to achieve and maintain clean air in England and Wales; to involve Public Health England in setting and reviewing pollutants and their limits; to enhance the powers, duties and functions of the Environment Agency, the Committee on Climate Change, local authorities (including port authorities), the Civil Aviation Authority, Highways England, Historic England and Natural England in relation to air pollution; to establish the Citizens’ Commission for Clean Air with powers to institute or intervene in legal proceedings; to require the Secretary of State and the relevant national authorities to apply environmental principles in carrying out their duties under this Act and the clean air enactments; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 118)7
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No.2) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2019; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons and read a first time.8
Ivory Bill A bill to prohibit dealing in ivory, and for connected purposes, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 119)9
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Bakewell set down for today shall be limited to 2 hours and that in the name of Lord Darzi of Denham to 3¼ hours. The motion was agreed to.10
Universal Credit Baroness Buscombe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.11
Part-time and continuing education and the Open University (2-hour debate) Baroness Bakewell moved that this House takes note of part-time and continuing education, and in particular the future of the Open University. After debate, the motion was agreed to.12
Social care: funding A question was asked by Baroness Brinton and, after debate, answered by Baroness Manzoor.13
The NHS (3¼-hour debate) Lord Darzi of Denham moved that this House takes note of the creation of the National Health Service in 1948, and the case for integration of health, mental health, social and community care to equip the National Health Service for the next 70 years. After debate, the motion was agreed to.14
Amesbury incident Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.15
Terrorism: emergency communications A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and, after debate, answered by Lord Young of Cookham.
The House adjourned at 7.38pm until Monday 9 July at 2.30pm.