Minutes for 21 October 2019
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury.1
Baroness Penn Joanna Carolyn Penn, having been created Baroness Penn, of Teddington in the London Borough of Richmond, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 10 October 2019, was introduced between the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) and Lord Taylor of Holbeach, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.2
Lord Woolley of Woodford Sir Simon Andrew Woolley, Knight, having been created Baron Woolley of Woodford, of Woodford in the London Borough of Redbridge, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon 14 October 2019, was introduced between Baroness Young of Hornsey and Baroness Hussein-Ece, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.3
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Carswell under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 29 October 2019.
Select Committee Reports
European Union The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: treaties considered on 21 October 2019, including the following which is drawn to the special attention of the House: Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Korea (with Exchange of Notes). (1st Report, HL Paper 6) Brexit: the financial settlement (2nd Report, HL Paper 7)
Visas A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.6
Psychiatrists A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and answered by Lord Bethell.7
National Health Service: Babylon's GP at hand app A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Bethell.8
Frequent flyer airmiles schemes A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank.9
Genocide Determination Bill [HL] Lord Alton of Liverpool presented a bill to provide for the High Court of England and Wales to make a preliminary finding on cases of alleged genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes; and for the subsequent referral of such findings to the International Criminal Court or a special tribunal. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 13)10
Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill [HL] Lord Grocott, on behalf of Lord Faulkner of Worcester, presented a bill to permit young persons to carry out voluntary work on a heritage railway or tramway. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 14)11
Well-being of Future Generations Bill [HL] Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, on behalf of Lord Bird, presented a bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the environmental, social, economic and cultural well-being of the United Kingdom in a way that accords with the future generations principle; to require public bodies to establish and meet well-being objectives and report on these and their actions; to require public bodies to publish future generations impact assessments and account for preventative spending; to establish a Commissioner for Future Generations for the United Kingdom to advise, assist and oversee public bodies in doing things in accordance with this Act; to provide for the establishment of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on Future Generations; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 15)12
Goods Mortgages Bill [HL] Lord Stevenson of Balmacara presented a bill to repeal the Bills of Sale Acts 1878 and 1882 and to make provision for a new form of non-possessory security that may be created over goods owned by individuals; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 16)13
Financial Services (Electronic Money, Payment Services and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.14
Prospectus (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 September 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.15
Queen's Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until 22 October 2019.16
Brexit Lord Callanan repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.17
Brexit: preparations Lord Callanan repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
The House adjourned at 10.09pm until Tuesday 22 October at 2.30pm.