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Minutes for 24 February 2022
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Oath Edward William Duke of Norfolk took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Finance Act 2022 c.3 Advanced Research and Invention Agency Act 2022 c.4 Dormant Assets Act 2022 c.5 Charities Act 2022 c.6 (at 11:07)
Item number 3
High Speed Rail (Crewe–Manchester) Bill The Examiners certified that certain Standing Orders apply to the bill (currently before the House of Commons) and that, of those which are applicable, Standing Orders 4, 4A, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 14, 15, 27, 27A, 29, 33, 34, 36, 39, 41, 42, 45 and 47 have not been complied with.
Item number 4
Ukraine: NATO membership A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:08)
Item number 5
Higher education: T-Levels A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Coventry and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:18)
Item number 6
National Food Strategy A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 11:29)
Item number 7
National Tutoring Programme A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:40)
Item number 8
War Powers Bill [HL] Lord Lansley presented a bill to make provision in connection with the deployment of UK armed forces outside the United Kingdom, overseas territories and Crown dependencies; to make provision for the approval by Parliament of a declaration of war by Her Majesty’s Government; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:53)
Item number 9
Nationality and Borders Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clauses 1 to 8 Schedule 1 Clauses 9 to 22 Schedule 2 Clauses 23 to 28 Schedule 3 Clauses 29 to 41 Schedule 4Clause 42 Schedule 5 Clauses 43 and 44 Schedule 6 Clauses 45 and 46 Schedule 7 Clauses 47 to 84 Titl… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:53)
Item number 10
Post Office: Horizon Lord Callanan repeated as a statement the answer to an Urgent Question on the Post Office Horizon scandal, given in the House of Commons. (at 11:54)
Item number 11
Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde signified the Queen's consent. The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with an amendment. (at 12:07)
Item number 12
Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 10 February 2022 be approved. Then Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end insert “but that this House (1) regrets that the sanctions are inadequate, and (2) calls on Her Majesty’s Government to lay more powerful and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:14)
Item number 13
Judicial Review and Courts Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 24. Amendments 38, 46 and 52 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 120) (at 13:18)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:08)
Item number 14
Ukraine The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a statement on Ukraine, made in the House of Commons. (at 18:30)
The House adjourned at 7.15pm until Friday 25 February at 10.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 1.00pm.
Building Safety Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 13. Amendments 17 to 23, 25 to 33, 36 to 38 and 40 to 42 were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 72 was agreed to. (at 13:00)
The Committee adjourned at 5.07pm.
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