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Minutes for 31 January 2019
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 31 January 2019 of Lord Smith of Clifton under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Barony of Dormer in the Peerage of England The Lord Chancellor reported that William Robert Dormer had established his claim to the Barony of Dormer in the Peerage of England. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Dormer on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).
Select Committee Reports
Item number 4
Lord Speaker: powers A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park). (at 11:07)
Item number 5
Female offenders’ strategy A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:16)
Item number 6
Digital mapping: restrictions A question was asked by Lord Fox and answered by Lord Young of Cookham. (at 11:24)
Item number 7
Fly-tipping A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 11:32)
Item number 8
Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 157) (at 17:41)
Item number 9
Business of the House The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Whitty and Lord Hunt of Kings Heath set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:38)
Item number 10
Domestic Abuse Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:39)
Item number 11
Social housing (2½-hour debate) Lord Whitty moved that this House takes note of the case for a long-term commitment to increased provision of social housing to help to reduce housing costs, homelessness and housing benefit expenditure. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:51)
Item number 12
Zimbabwe A question was asked by Viscount Goschen and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:17)
Item number 13
National Health Service Long Term Plan (2½-hour debate) Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved that this House takes note of the NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January, and the case for a fully funded, comprehensive and integrated health and care system which implements parity of esteem, preventative health and standards set out in the NHS Constitution. After debate, the mot… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:10)
The House adjourned at 5.41pm until Friday 1 February at 10.00am.
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