Minutes for 5 September 2019

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Sexually transmitted infections: England A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. [I]
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      National School Breakfast Programme A question was asked by Lord Curry of Kirkharle and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.
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      Maritime security A question was asked by Lord Mountevans and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
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      Brexit: medicine supply and National Health Service staffing A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      Business of the House Baroness Smith of Basildon moved that: (1) Standing Order 40(3) to 40(9) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with to allow proceedings on the European Union Withdrawal (No.6) Bill to start immediately after this motion has been agreed to on Thursday, 5 September and immediately after Prayers on Friday, 6 September and to take priority over other public business. (2) Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow more than one stage of the bill to be taken on one day. (3) Proceedings on Second Reading, so far as not already concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 7pm this day and if the bill is read a second time then, notwithstanding Standing Order 47(1) (Commitment of Bills), it shall stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without Question put. (4) Committee stage, Report stage, Third Reading and Passing of the bill, so far as not already concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 5pm on Friday, 6 September. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

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      European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill Lord Rooker moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House pursuant to the order of the House of 5 September.
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      Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), signified the Queen's consent. The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
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      Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The report was received.
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      Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Lord Keen of Elie, moved to resolve that it is expedient that if the Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL]— (a) has not completed all of its stages by the end of this session of Parliament, and (b) is reintroduced in the next session of Parliament, the bill as reintroduced shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day), be taken pro forma through all of the stages completed in this session. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 5.43pm until Friday 6 September at 10.00am.