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Minutes for 25 May 2022
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Malloch-Brown for the remainder of this Session.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Draft Common Agricultural Policy (Cross-Compliance Exemptions and Transitional Regulation) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 Draft Construction Contracts (England) Exclusion Order 2022 Draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) and Electricity Market Reform (Gener… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: End of Session 2021–22 Report (1st Report, HL Paper 8) Schools Bill [HL] Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [HL] UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] (2nd Report, HL Paper 9).
Item number 4
Costs of living A question was asked by Lord Allen of Kensington and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:06)
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Border checks on imported goods: new IT systems A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Lord True. (at 15:16)
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Sugar Reduction Programme: bread A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 15:27)
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High-rise buildings: evacuation of disabled residents A question was asked by Baroness Brinton and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 15:38)
Item number 8
Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] Earl Howe, on behalf of Lord Caine, presented a bill to make provision about the national and cultural identity and language in Northern Ireland. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 11) (at 15:47)
Item number 9
Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 11–EN)
Item number 10
Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill [HL] Lord Faulkner of Worcester presented a bill to permit young persons to carry out voluntary work on a heritage railway or tramway. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 12) [I] (at 15:47)
Item number 11
Climate and Ecology Bill [HL] Lord Redesdale presented a bill to require the Secretary of State to achieve climate and nature targets for the United Kingdom; to give the Secretary of State a duty to implement a strategy to achieve those targets; to establish a Climate and Nature Assembly to advise the Secretary of State in creating that strategy; to give duties to the Committee on… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:48)
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Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors—Hospital and Other Pharmacy Services) Order 2022 Lord Kamall moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 April 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:49)
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Passport (Fees) Regulations 2022 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 April 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:49)
Item number 14
Xinjiang internment camps: shoot-to-kill policy Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a statement the answer given to an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 May. (at 15:50)
Item number 15
Procurement Bill [HL] Lord True moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee. (at 16:00)
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Procurement Bill [HL] Lord True moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Procurement Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 and 2 Schedules 1 and 2 Clause 3 Schedule 3 Clauses 4 and 5 Schedule 4 Clauses 6 to 40 Schedule 5 Clauses 41 to 54 Schedules 6 and 7Clauses 55 to 69 Schedule 8 Claus… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 21:05)
Item number 17
Sue Gray report The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a statement made in the House of Commons. (at 21:06)
The House adjourned at 9.42pm until Thursday 26 May at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.
Financial Exclusion (Liaison Report) Baroness Tyler of Enfield moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Liaison Committee Tackling Financial Exclusion: A country that works for everyone?: Follow-up report (10th Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 267). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:15)
AI in the UK (Liaison Report) Lord Clement-Jones moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Liaison Committee AI in the UK: No Room for Complacency (7th Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 196). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:02)
The Committee adjourned at 7.48pm.
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