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Minutes for 24 January 2022
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Sugar for the remainder of this Session.
Item number 2
Sugar A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 14:36)
Item number 3
House of Lords: appointments A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord True. (at 14:47)
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Vaccine patents waiver A question was asked by Baroness Chakrabarti and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 14:57)
Item number 5
Online sexual harassment of children A question was asked by Lord Farmer and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 15:08)
Item number 6
Post Office: Horizon compensation A private notice question was asked by Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:19)
Item number 7
Coronavirus grant schemes: fraud Lord Agnew of Oulton made a statement on Coronavirus grant schemes: fraud, further to an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 18 January. (at 15:31)
Item number 8
Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill A bill to make provision about licensing in relation to taxis and private hire vehicles for purposes relating to the safeguarding of passengers and road safety; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 99) (at 15:30)
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Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill A bill to make provision about substance testing in approved premises was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 100) (at 15:30)
Item number 10
Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 100–EN)
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Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 15:39)
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Health and Care Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 72. The debate on amendment 83 was adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:47)
Item number 13
Train Driving Licences and Certificates (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 December 2021 be approved. Then Lord Berkeley moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end insert “but that this House regrets that the regulations, while providing interoperability for train drivers between Ashford and Cal… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:49)
Item number 15
Health and Care Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 83. The House resumed after amendment 105. (at 20:31)
The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Tuesday 25 January at 2.30pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Afghanistan (International Relations and Defence Committee Report) Baroness Anelay of St Johns moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the International Relations and Defence Committee Afghanistan (2nd Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 208). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
The Committee adjourned at 7.15pm.
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