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Minutes for 13 December 2022


Item number 6
Renewable energy: generation licences A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:42)
Item number 7
Railway station ticket offices A question was asked by Lord Snape and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:54)
Item number 8
School meals: funding A question was asked by Baroness D'Souza and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:04)
Item number 9
Albanian asylum seekers A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Murray of Blidworth. (at 15:15)
Item number 10
Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill A bill to enable the implementation of, and the making of other provision in connection with, the government procurement Chapters of the United Kingdom’s free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 81) (at 15:25)
Item number 11
Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 81–EN)
Item number 12
Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Regulations 2022 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 October 2022 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:26)
Item number 13
Procurement Bill [HL] Baroness Neville-Rolfe made a statement on Legislative Consent. Then the bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. An amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:27)
Item number 14
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed. (at 15:44)
Item number 15
Voter Identification Regulations 2022 Baroness Scott of Bybrook moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 November 2022 be approved. Then Baroness Pinnock moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Scott of Bybrook, leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Voter Identification Regulations 2022 as they… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:05)
Item number 16
NHS industrial action: Government preparations Lord Markham answered questions on an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons on Monday 12 December. (at 18:07)
Item number 17
Public Order Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 117. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 82) (at 18:19)
The House adjourned at 9.50pm until Wednesday 14 December at 1.00pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

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