Minutes for 6 March 2019

    Chamber

    Select Committee Reports
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      Statutory Instruments The following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: Draft Plant Health (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Draft Train Driving Licences and Certificates (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft. Common Fisheries Policy and Aquaculture (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Organic Production (Control of Imports) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Rural Development (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Rural Development (Rules and Decisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Market Measures (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Agriculture (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Common Agricultural Policy (Financing, Management and Monitoring Supplementary Provisions) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Market Measures Payment Schemes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft State Aid (Agriculture and Fisheries) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention and Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) and (Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) Regulations 2019 Draft Electronic Commerce and Solvency 2 (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2019 Draft Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Immigration, Nationality and Asylum (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Social Security Coordination (Reciprocal Healthcare) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Food and Drink, Veterinary Medicines and Residues (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. (51st Report, HL Paper 307)  Government response to parliamentary scrutiny of statutory instruments. (3rd Special Report, HL Paper 311)
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      Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following bills: Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill. (49th Report, HL Paper 308)
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      Liaison The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: New special inquiry committees in 2019–2020. (4th Report, HL Paper 309)
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      Human Rights The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Human Rights Protections in International Agreements. (17th Report, HL Paper 310)
    Public Business
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      Gender equality and rights in the workplace A question was asked by Baroness Crawley and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Prevent strategy A question was asked by Lord Sheikh and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Royal Navy: Type 31e frigates A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Earl Howe.
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      United States: trade deal A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Manzoor.
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      Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill A bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of the years ending 31 March 2019 and 2020; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources for those years; to revise the limits on the use of certain accruing resources in the year ending 31 March 2019; and to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of the sum appropriated for the year ending 31 March 2020, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 164)
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      Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 164–EN)
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      Draft Domestic Abuse Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that this House concurs with the Commons message of 28 February that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill presented to both Houses on 21 January (CP 15);That a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 17 May;That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:Armstrong of Hill Top, B. Bertin, B. Blair of Boughton, L.Burt of Solihull, B. Farmer, L. Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L. That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;That the reports of the Committee from time to time be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; andThat the quorum of the Committee shall be two. The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

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      Stalking Protection Bill The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed.
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      Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 November 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 December 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 December 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (Markets and Trading) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (System Operation and Connection) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Gas (Security of Supply and Network Codes) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Henley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Trade Bill After debate, the report was received. Amendments 1, 2, 6, 12 (see division 1) and 13 (see division 2) were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 21.
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      Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill A bill to make provision about the regional rate in Northern Ireland for the year ending 31 March 2020; and amend the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 165)
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      Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 165–EN)
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      Schools: swimming and life-saving skills A question was asked by Lord Storey and, after debate, answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.
    The House adjourned at 9.50pm until Thursday 7 March at 11.00am.

    Grand Committee

    The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm
    Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The motion was agreed to.
    Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The motion was agreed to.
    Animal Welfare (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Animal Welfare (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    General Food Law (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft General Food Law (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    General Food Hygiene (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft General Food Hygiene (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The motion was agreed to.
    Specific Food Hygiene (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Specific Food Hygiene (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The motion was agreed to.
    Contaminants in Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Contaminants in Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The motion was agreed to.
    The Committee adjourned at 5.57pm.