Minutes for 26 March 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Property guardians A question was asked by Baroness Grender and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.
    7
      Honours system A question was asked by Baroness Berridge and answered by Lord Young of Cookham.
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      Special Educational Needs A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.
    9
      Brexit: petition to revoke Article 50 notification A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Callanan.
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      Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 72 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with on Wednesday 27 March to enable a motion to approve a draft affirmative instrument laid before the House under section 20(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to be moved on that day whether or not the Joint Committee on Statutory instruments has reported on it. Then Lord True moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from first "that" to the end and to insert "this House declines to consider the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 until a Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the draft Regulations has been laid before the House, as it is not in accordance with the practice and traditions of the House to consider significant affirmative instruments laid by Her Majesty’s Government without prior consideration by that Committee.” After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
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      Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill (changed to Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Bill) The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
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      REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 February be approved. Then Lord Fox moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from "that" to the end and to insert "this House declines to approve the draft Regulations because Her Majesty's Government has provided insufficient information on the impact of the proposed changes, in particular in relation to (1) the additional responsibilities being transferred to the Health and Safety Executive and its readiness to act as the national regulator, (2) the potential costs for the chemical and advanced manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom, (3) the potential duplication of testing on animals, and (4) the need to uphold environmental protections; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to lay new regulations following full consultation with the chemical, manufacturing and consumer goods industries, and the environmental sector, with the aim of delivering a regulatory regime of the highest standard". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then Lord Whitty moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, at the end insert "but this House regrets that the draft Regulations fail to fulfil the Prime Minister’s intention to maintain the United Kingdom’s participation in the European Chemicals Agency, which would have avoided (1) the duplication of registrations and the consequential increased costs to United Kingdom manufacturers, downstream users and importers, (2) the duplication of testing procedures, including animal testing, and (3) the pressure on the resources and expertise of the Health and Safety Executive and the environment agencies, which could increase the risks to United Kingdom citizens’ health, and to our environment; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to make continued United Kingdom participation in the European Chemicals Agency and REACH an objective in negotiations with the European Union". The amendment was agreed to (see division). Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
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      Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 January be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Common Fisheries Policy and Aquaculture (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 28 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products Framework (Miscellaneous Amendments, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products and Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Market Measures (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Market Measures Payment Schemes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Market Measures (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Agriculture (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Livestock (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bates moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Customs (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bates moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Cash Controls (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bates moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Protecting Against the Effects of the Extraterritorial Application of Third Country Legislation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Fairhead moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 March be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Fairhead moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 March be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Trade etc. in Dual-Use Items and Firearms etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Fairhead moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4 March be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Lord Lexden) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 c. 12 Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Act 2019 c. 13 Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act 2019 c. 14
    The House adjourned at 9.57pm until Wednesday 27 March at 3.00pm.