Minutes for 27 March 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Education: alternative providers A question was asked by Lord Storey and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
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      National Insurance contributions holiday A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Lord Bates.
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      UK Export Finance: expenditure A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Baroness Fairhead.
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      Sackler Trust: donations A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.
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      Hereditary Peers' By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Lord Ravensdale had been elected under Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Viscount Slim among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999.
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      Criminal Justice (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Plant Health (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 28 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Plant Health (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 December 2018 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Food and Farming (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Architects Act 1997 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Heavy Duty Vehicles (Emissions and Fuel Consumption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Sugg moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare and Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Manzoor moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 February be approved. Then Baroness Thornton moved, as an amendment to the motion, “but this House regrets that Her Majesty's Government’s failure to ensure that the legislation complies with proper legislative practice has led to the lack of clarity concerning the specific rights that will cease to be available in domestic law, as reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on 22 March." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
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      Offensive Weapons Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments. The Commons amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 170)
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 March be approved. Then Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved, as an amendment to the motion, "but this House, whilst recognising the necessity of the Regulations, regrets the manner in which Her Majesty’s Government have conducted withdrawal negotiations with the European Union which has resulted in widespread uncertainty as to when the United Kingdom will leave and about the status of European Union citizens, as well as undermining business confidence; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to pursue without hesitation any course of action in relation to those negotiations which is approved by a resolution of the House of Commons." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
    The House adjourned at 9.30pm until Thursday 28 March at 11.00am.