Minutes for 23 October 2019

    Chamber

    Select Committee Reports
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      Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: SI 2019/1308 Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1313 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1338 Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Civil and Family) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1339 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1340 Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1343 Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Producer Organisations and Wine) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1344 Common Agricultural Policy (Market Measures, Notifications and Direct Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/1352 INSPIRE (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Draft Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Draft Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2019 Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 14) Order 2019 Draft Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019 Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Public Works Loan Commissioners) Order 2019. (2nd Report, HL Paper 9)
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      Human Rights The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: The detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. (2nd Report, HL Paper 10)
    Public Business
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      Sharia law: marriages A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Keen of Elie.
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      EU Settlement Scheme A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Yazidis: attempted genocide A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      ISIS: British people A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
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      Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] Lord Hunt of Kings Heath presented a bill to amend the Human Tissue Act 2004 concerning consent to activities done for the purpose of transplantation outside the United Kingdom and consent for imported cadavers on display. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 23)
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      Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 23–EN)
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      School Admissions for Children Adopted from Overseas Bill [HL] Baroness Whitaker, on behalf of Lord Triesman, presented a bill to make provision for children adopted from overseas to receive the same priority for admission to maintained schools as children looked after or previously looked after by a local authority in England. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 24)
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      Armed Forces (Posthumous Pardons) Bill [HL] Lord Cashman presented a bill to make provision to provide posthumous pardons to armed forces personnel convicted of, or cautioned for, certain abolished offences. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 25)
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      Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] Lord Empey presented a bill to provide for the functions exercised by the Northern Ireland Department of Health to be exercised by the Secretary of State until the formation of a Northern Ireland Executive. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 26)
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      Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] Lord Dholakia presented a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 27)
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      Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products and Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Transitional Arrangements etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Common Agricultural Policy and Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Import and Export Licences (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
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      Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
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      North East Syria Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 July 2019 be approved. Then Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Regulations will remove certain rights for European Union, European Economic Area, Swiss and Turkish nationals, namely to be self-employed, own and manage a company and provide services in the United Kingdom without facing additional restrictions; further regrets the impact this may have for many long-residing individuals and families, as well as the wider consequences for the United Kingdom economy and employment; expresses concern that this change may result in the loss of rights for United Kingdom citizens resident elsewhere in the European Union, European Economic Area, Switzerland or Turkey; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to immediately and unilaterally guarantee the continuation of the relevant rights of European Union, European Economic Area, Swiss and Turkish nationals in the United Kingdom beyond exit day." After debate, the amendment was agreed to (see division). Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
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      Electricity Supplier Obligations (Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 September 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Waste and Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 July 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Plant Health (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 July 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      European Parliamentary Elections Etc. (Repeal, Revocation, Amendment and Saving Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 Earl Howe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 July 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 7.23pm until Thursday 24 October at 11.00am.