Minutes for 1 November 2018
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 c. 25 Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Act 2018 c. 26 Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 c. 27 Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 c. 28 Middle Level Act 2018 ch. ii
European Union travel: insurance A question was asked by Lord Bruce of Bennachie and answered by Lord Bates.3
Housing: prefabricated council houses A question was asked by Lord Thomas of Gresford and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.4
South China Sea: Royal Navy deployment A question was asked by Lord Davidson of Glen Clova and answered by Baroness Goldie. [I]5
Cannabis: medicinal uses A question was asked by Lord Farmer and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.6
Business of the House Lord Taylor of Holbeach, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Massey of Darwen and Lord Bassam of Brighton set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.7
Children: welfare, life chances and social mobility (2½-hour debate) Baroness Massey of Darwen moved that this House takes note of initiatives in early intervention in children’s lives that would improve the welfare, life chances and social mobility of young people in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.8
Gambling: fixed-odds betting terminals The Earl of Courtown repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.9
Gambling: addiction A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth, on behalf of the Lord Bishop of St Albans, and, after debate, answered by Baroness Manzoor.10
Benefits: reductions (2½-hour debate) Lord Bassam of Brighton moved that this House takes note of the impact on family life of multiple reductions in welfare benefits, universal credit, tax credits, housing benefits and child benefit. After debate, the motion was agreed to.11
Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 Baroness Buscombe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 September 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.12
Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority (Establishment and Functions) Order 2018 Lord Young of Cookham, on behalf of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 July 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned at 5.37pm until Monday 5 November at 2.30pm.