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House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

  • Oaths and Affirmations

    Lord Desai made the solemn affirmation, and Lord Myners took the oath, and both signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • Deaths of Former Members - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I regret to inform the House of the deaths of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, on 8 January, and of Lord Chalfont, on 10 January. On behalf of the House, I extend our condolences to...

  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

    Relevant documents: 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Constitution Committee Clause 22: Powers corresponding to Section 21 involving devolved authorities

    • Amendment 18

      16 speeches

      Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd: Moved by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd 18: Clause 22, page 26, line 28, at end insert—“( ) But regulations under this Part may not amend or repeal the Scotland Act...

    • Amendment 21

      36 speeches

      Lord Beith: Moved by Lord Beith 21: Clause 26, page 30, line 13, leave out paragraph (b)Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would remove the power of Ministers by delegated...

  • NHS and Social Care: Staffing - Question

    13 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure safe staffing in social care and the National Health Service in this Parliament.

  • Hong Kong - Question

    13 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Hong Kong, including the recent elections, continuing protests, allegations of police brutality and the...

  • Climate Change: COP 26 and Civil Society - Question

    16 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to engage civil society in climate change issues ahead of COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November 2020.

  • Extinction Rebellion: Prevent Programme - Question

    18 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Counter Terrorism Policing South East to include Extinction Rebellion on a list of extremist ideologies to...

  • Criminal Records Notifications Disclosure - Private Notice Question

    14 speeches

    Lord Kennedy of Southwark: Asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking following reports that criminal record notifications were not...

  • Petroleum (Amendment) Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to prohibit licensing to search and bore for petroleum and onshore hydraulic fracturing activities; to amend the principal objective for the Oil and Gas Authority to be to meet the carbon...

  • Public Advocate Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to establish a public Advocate to provide advice to, and act as data controller for, representatives of the deceased after major incidents. The Bill was introduced by Lord Wills, read a...

  • House of Lords (Elections and Reform) Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to make provision about elections to, and membership of, the House of Lords; and for connected purposes. The Bill was introduced by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle, read a first time and...

  • Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to make provision for the resolution of disputes concerning the location or placement of boundaries and private rights of way relating to the title of an estate in land; and for connected...

  • Abortion Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to decriminalise the consensual termination of a pregnancy which has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week and in other prescribed circumstances; and to create a criminal offence for...

  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued)

    Relevant documents: 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Constitution Committee Clause 27: Dealing with deficiencies in retained EU law

    • Amendment 24

      11 speeches

      Baroness Ludford: Moved by Baroness Ludford 24: Clause 27, page 32, line 35, leave out paragraph (c)Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment, coupled with another, prevents a widening...

    • Amendment 27

      101 speeches

      Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 27: After Clause 30, insert the following new Clause—“Oversight of negotiations for future relationshipAfter...

      Amendment 30

      6 speeches

      Lord McNicol of West Kilbride: Moved by Lord McNicol of West Kilbride 30: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Publication of further legislation relating to EU exit(1)...

      Amendment 31

      10 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 31: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Non-regression in relation to environmental and animal...

      Amendment 32

      9 speeches

      Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: Moved by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara 32: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Reporting of progress on achieving a data adequacy rulingAfter...

      Amendment 33

      6 speeches

      Lord Paddick: Moved by Lord Paddick 33: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Implementation period negotiating objectives: security partnership (1) It is an objective of...

      Amendment 34

      9 speeches

      Lord Fox: Moved by Lord Fox 34: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Mobility frameworkIt is an objective of Her Majesty’s Government to take all necessary steps...

      Amendment 35

      12 speeches

      Lord Fox: Moved by Lord Fox 35: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“Implementation period negotiating objectives: level playing-field (1) It is an objective of Her...

      Amendment 36

      11 speeches

      Baroness Brinton: Moved by Baroness Brinton 36: After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause—“UK participation in the European medicines regulatory network (1) It is the...

  • Oaths and Affirmations

    Baroness Hughes of Stretford made the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. House adjourned at 10.34 pm.

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