Minutes for 5 December 2018
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle.1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Cullen of Whitekirk under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 1 February 2019.
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 Aviation Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Interchange Fee (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Draft Justification Decision Power (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Draft Ship and Port Security (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Draft Services of Lawyers and Lawyer’s Practice (Revocation etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and special attention drawn to the following instrument: Draft Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018. (40th Report, HL Paper 247)3
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Departmental support of secondary legislation. (43rd Report, HL Paper 248)4
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following Legislative Reform Order: Draft Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018. (41st Report, HL Paper 249)5
International Relations The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: UK foreign policy in a shifting world order. (5th Report, HL Paper 250)
Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration Standing Order 40(1) having been dispensed with, the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that this House, for the purposes of section 13(1)(c) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, takes note of the negotiated withdrawal agreement laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018 with the title ‘Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community’ and the framework for the future relationship laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018 with the title ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom’. After debate, the debate was adjourned.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.7
Syria A question was asked by Baroness D'Souza and answered by Lord Bates.8
Diesel emissions: health A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy.9
Religious hate speech A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.10
Carbon emission reduction targets A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Henley.11
Scottish Election (Date) (2020) Bill [HL] Lord Foulkes of Cumnock presented a bill to make provision for the next election to the Scottish Parliament to take place in 2020. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 150)12
Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration The debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Privy Seal was resumed. After debate, the debate was further adjourned.
The House adjourned at 9.16pm until Thursday 6 December at 11.00am.