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Minutes for 18 December 2018
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Oath Rupert Francis John Lord Carrington took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:36)
Item number 2
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Higgins under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 1 January 2019.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 5
Nigeria: intercommunal violence A question was asked by Lord Suri and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:37)
Item number 6
Scotland: transport policing A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 14:45)
Item number 7
Operation Conifer: Sir Edward Heath A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:52)
Item number 8
National Health Service: waiting times A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Lord O'Shaughnessy. (at 15:01)
Item number 9
Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill The report was received. (at 15:07)
Item number 10
Student tuition fees and maintenance loans Lord Bates repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 15:09)
Item number 11
Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Baroness Sugg moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 October 2018 be approved. Then Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert “but regrets that the effect of a no deal exit from the European Union risks grounding all civil aircraft after 29 March 201… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:22)
Item number 12
Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 November 2018 be approved. Then Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames moved, as an amendment to the above motion, leave out from "that" to the end and insert "this House declines to approve the draft Order, because it would be an abuse of the fee-levying power, since the pro… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:32)
Item number 13
Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018 Viscount Younger of Leckie, on behalf of Lord Ashton of Hyde, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November 2018 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:45)
Item number 14
Modernising Defence Programme Earl Howe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 19:53)
Item number 15
Good Work Plan Lord Henley repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 20:43)
Item number 16
Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 October 2018 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 21:25)
Item number 17
Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 November 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 21:25)
The House adjourned at 9.46pm until Wednesday 19 December at 3.00pm.
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