Minutes for 16 May 2019
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Offensive Weapons Act 2019 c. 17 Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 c. 182
Barony of Somerton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis had established his claim to the Barony of Somerton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Somerton on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).3
Earldom of Normanton in the Peerage of Ireland The Lord Chancellor reported that James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis had established his claim to the Earldom of Normanton in the Peerage of Ireland.
Social workers: recruitment and retention A question was asked by Baroness Donaghy and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.5
Education: climate change science A question was asked by Lord Redesdale and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.6
Japanese knotweed A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.7
Brexit: cross-party discussions A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Lord Callanan.8
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon and Baroness Grender set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.9
Mental health of children and young adults (2½-hour debate) Baroness Royall of Blaisdon moved that this House takes note of the mental health of children and young adults in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.10
Veterans: investigations Viscount Younger of Leckie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.11
Probation reform Lord Keen of Elie repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.12
Equality of opportunity for young people (2½-hour debate) Baroness Grender moved that this House takes note of the case for delivering equality of opportunity and beneficial quality of life for young people. After debate, the motion was agreed to.13
Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill Lord Bethell moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
The House adjourned at 6.36pm until Monday 20 May at 2.30pm.