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Minutes for 21 April 2021
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of London. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Lord Speaker The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Lord McFall of Alcluith had been elected Lord Speaker in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 18. The Lord Chamberlain (Lord Parker of Minsmere) reported the approval of Her Majesty The Queen as follows: "My Lords, I have the honour to notify your Lordships that Her Majesty The Queen, having been infor… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:07)
Item number 2
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh The Lord Chamberlain (Lord Parker of Minsmere) delivered Her Majesty's reply to the Address of 12 April, as follows: "I thank you most sincerely for your expression of sympathy in the great loss which I have sustained by the death of my beloved husband, The Duke of Edinburgh. I am greatly moved by your kind comments and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:07)
Item number 3
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Clarke of Hampstead for the remainder of this Session.
Item number 4
House of Lords Business Plan It was ordered that the Business Plan of the House of Lords Administration 2021/22, as authorised by the House of Lords Commission, be published. (HL Paper 271)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 5
Constitution The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021. (23rd Report, HL Paper 269)
Item number 6
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 Trade and Official Controls (Transitional Arrangements for Prior Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Draft Food and Drink (Mis… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 7
Mobile telephones: public emergency alert system A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord True. (at 12:13)
Item number 8
Latin America: future foreign policy A question was asked by Baroness Coussins and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:23)
Item number 9
COVID-19: obesity A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:34)
Item number 10
Care homes: guidance A question was asked by Baroness Jolly and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:45)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:55)
Item number 11
Afghanistan Baroness Goldie answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on Afghanistan, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 20 April. (at 13:01)
Item number 12
Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Baroness Berridge answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 20 April. (at 13:12)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:48)
Item number 13
Domestic Abuse Bill The Commons Reasons and Amendments were considered. Motion A Lords amendments 1, 2 and 3 were not insisted on. Motion B Lords amendment 9 was not insisted on and Lords amendment 9B was proposed in lieu (see division 1). Motion C Lords amendment 33 was not insisted on. Motion D Lords amendments 37, 38 and 83 were not insisted on. Motion E Lords amendme… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:52)
Item number 14
Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons and amendments. It was ordered that the Commons reasons and amendments be printed. (HL Bill 192). (at 19:14)
The House adjourned at 7.14pm until Thursday 22 April at 12 noon.
The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Net-zero carbon emissions (5-hour debate) Lord Teverson moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the case for the integration of policy-making in (1) national, and (2) local, government to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
The Committee adjourned at 6.01pm.
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