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Minutes for 15 December 2022


Item number 3
Retailers: cash A question was asked by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts and answered by Lord Harlech. (at 11:08)
Item number 4
Tax-free shopping A question was asked by Lord Vaizey of Didcot and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 11:19)
Item number 5
Housing: cost of living A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford and answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook. (at 11:31)
Item number 6
Streptococcus A: antibiotics A question was asked by Baroness Taylor of Stevenage and answered by Lord Markham. (at 11:41)
Item number 7

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Lord True) moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 20 December 2022 to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:52)

Item number 8

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the Report from the Select Committee New committee activity in 2023 (3rd Report, HL Paper 104) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:52)

Item number 9
Official Development Assistance (Balloted debate, 3 hours) Lord Bruce of Bennachie moved that this House takes note of His Majesty’s Government’s approach to Official Development Assistance spending. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:03)
Item number 10
NHS and social care workers A question was asked by Lord Allan of Hallam and, after debate, answered by Lord Markham. (at 14:51)
Item number 11
Arts Council England: regional distribution of funding (Balloted debate, 2 hours) Lord Storey moved that this House takes note of the regional distribution of Arts Council England funding and its impact on regions outside of London. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:42)
Item number 12
Oath Michael David Lord Wills took and subscribed the oath. (at 17:34)
The House adjourned at 5.34pm until Friday 16 December at 10.00am.
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