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We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 22 July 2021 as the Statutory Instruments in Progress section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 22 July 2021

Chamber

Item number 4
National Insurance numbers: electoral register A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Lord True. (at 12:07)
Item number 5
Net Zero test A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 12:18)
Item number 6
Council tax A question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:29)
Item number 7
Zimbabwe: human rights A question was asked by Lord Oates and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 12:40)
Item number 8
Special Public Bill Committee (Charities Bill) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Charities Bill [HL]: Etherton, L. (Chair) Barker, B. Barran, B. Bellingham, L. Cruddas, L.Fullbrook, B. Goudie, B. Parkinson of Whitley Bay, L.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:54)
Item number 9

Draft Online Safety Bill A message was brought from the Commons on 21 July that they concur with the Lords Message of 19 July, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Online Safety Bill (CP 405) presented to both Houses on 12 May. That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with a Commit… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

Item number 10

Draft Online Safety Bill The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the Commons message of 21 July be considered and that a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Online Safety Bill presented to both Houses on 12 May (CP405) and that the Committee should report on the draft… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:55)

Item number 11

Common Frameworks Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Keen of Elie to be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Lord McInnes of Kilwinning. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:56)

Item number 12

Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Baroness Stowell of Beeston to be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Lord McInnes of Kilwinning. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:56)

Item number 13

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Hutton of Furness to be appointed a member of the Committee. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:56)

Item number 14

Youth Unemployment The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Baroness Blower to be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Baroness Clark of Kilwinning. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:56)

Item number 15
European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 (References to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement) Regulations 2021 Lord True moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:57)
Item number 16
Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:58)
Item number 17
Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2021 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:58)
Item number 18
Fisheries Act 2020 (Scheme for Financial Assistance) (England) Regulations 2021 Viscount Younger of Leckie, on behalf of Lord Benyon, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:58)
Item number 19
International travel rules Baroness Vere of Norbiton answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on changes to international travel rules, made in the House of Commons on Monday 19 July. (at 12:58)
Item number 20
Cyber-attack: Microsoft Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange servers, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 20 July. (at 13:08)
Item number 21
NHS update Lord Bethell answered Questions on a Ministerial statement on the NHS, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 21 July. (at 13:20)
Item number 22
COVID-19 (Public Services Committee Report) Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Public Services Committee A critical juncture for public services: lessons from COVID-19 (1st Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 167). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:02)
Item number 23
Future UK–EU relationship on professional and business services (European Union Committee Report) Baroness Donaghy moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The future UK–EU relationship on professional and business services (13th Report, Session 2019–21, HL Paper 143). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:43)
Item number 24
Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) (England) Regulations 2021 Lord Bethell moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 May be approved. Then Baroness Bull moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end to insert “but that this House regrets that they may not have their intended effect of addressing concerning levels of obesity in the United Kingdom; further… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:56)
Item number 25
Strategy for tackling violence against women and girls Baroness Williams of Trafford answered Questions on a Ministerial statement on tackling violence against women and girls, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 21 July. (at 19:24)
The House adjourned at 7.55pm until Monday 6 September at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.

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