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Minutes for 15 April 2021
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Baroness Merron Gillian Joanna Merron, having been created Baroness Merron, of Lincoln in the County of Lincolnshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 28 January 2021, was introduced between Lord Knight of Weymouth and Baroness Smith of Basildon, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:08)
Item number 2
Lord Morse Sir Amyas Charles Edward Morse, KCB, having been created Baron Morse, of Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated 26 March 2021, was introduced between Lord Bichard and Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:13)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 3
International Agreements The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: Trade Continuity Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United Mexican States, reported for information. (9th Report, HL Paper 266)
Item number 4
Domestic animals A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Lord Goldsmith. (at 12:17)
Item number 5
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:29)
Item number 6
Crown Court: outstanding cases A question was asked by Lord Thomas of Gresford, on behalf of Lord Beith, and answered by Lord Stewart of Dirleton. (at 12:39)
Item number 7
Higher education: new and returning students A question was asked by Lord Moylan and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 12:51)
Item number 8
NATO: Russia and Ukraine A private notice question was asked by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:02)
Item number 9
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 19 April 2021 to allow the Financial Services Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day and that therefore, in accordance with Standing Order 4… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:18)
Item number 10
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Kyoto Protocol Registry) Regulations 2021 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 February 2021 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:19)
Item number 11
British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill The order of commitment was discharged. (at 13:19)
Item number 12
Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill The order of commitment was discharged. (at 13:20)
Item number 13
Forensic Science Regulator Bill The order of commitment was discharged. (at 13:20)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:21)
Item number 14
National Security and Investment Bill The report was received. Amendments 3 to 5, 10, 21 to 23, 24 (see division 1), 25, 27, 32 and 33 were agreed to. Amendment 39 was disagreed to (see division 2). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 191) (at 13:31)
Item number 15
Domestic Abuse Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments and reasons. The Commons amendments and reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 190) (at 19:19)
The House adjourned at 7.19pm until Friday 16 April at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021 Lord Agnew of Oulton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Wine) (Amendment, etc.) Regulations 2021 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Wine) (Amendment, etc.) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:00)
Plant Health etc. (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Plant Health etc. (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:05)
The Committee adjourned at 4.50pm.
The Committee adjourned. The Committee resumed. (at 14:53)
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