House of Lords debates

Thursday, 14 January 2021

  • Prayers

    The House met in a hybrid proceeding.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, the Hybrid Sitting of the House will now begin. Some Members are here in the Chamber, others are participating remotely, but all Members will be treated equally. I ask all Members to...

  • Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to establish the Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission.

  • Foreign Policy: UK-EU Dialogue - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what formal arrangements they have put in place to enable regular dialogue between the United Kingdom and the European Union about foreign policy matters.

  • Construction Industry: Retention Payments - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken since the publication on 26 February 2020 of the responses to their consultation on retention payments in the construction industry.

  • Biodiversity: Impact of Neonicotinoids - Question

    20 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made of the impact on biodiversity of the decision to grant authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar...

  • Free School Meals: Food Parcels - Private Notice Question

    26 speeches

    Lord Watson of Invergowrie: Asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor the quality of food parcels currently being supplied...

  • Protocol on Northern Ireland: Disruption to Trade - Commons Urgent Question

    18 speeches

    The following Answer to an Urgent Question was given in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 January. “I am grateful for the chance to update the House on the operation of the Northern...

  • Elections: May 2021 - Commons Urgent Question

    19 speeches

    The following Answer to an Urgent Question was given in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 January. “Safe and secure elections are the cornerstone of any democracy, and Parliament’s...

  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve

    1 speech

    Baroness Penn: Moved by Baroness Penn That the draft order laid before the House on 26 November 2020 be approved. Relevant document: 37th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    We come to day 2 of Report on the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill. I will call Members to speak in the order listed in the annexe to today’s list. Interventions during speeches or...

  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Report (2nd Day)

    Relevant documents: 19th and 33rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 10th Report from the Constitution Committee

    • Amendment 16

      14 speeches

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 16: After Clause 6, insert the following new Clause—“Strategy for tackling vaccination disinformation (1) Within one month of the day on...

    • Amendment 17

      13 speeches

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 17: Clause 7, page 4, line 36, after “a” insert “relevant”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment and the amendment in the...

      Amendment 18

      2 speeches

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 18: Clause 7, page 4, line 38, at end insert—“( ) Where information is disclosed in accordance with subsection (2) such disclosure will...

      Amendment 19

      3 speeches

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 19: Clause 7, page 5, line 8, at end insert—“(4A) Nothing in this section authorises a disclosure of patient information without the consent of...

      Amendment 22

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 22: Clause 7, page 5, line 14, at end insert—“(5A) This section does not limit the circumstances in which information may be disclosed under any...

      Amendment 23

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 23: Clause 7, page 5, line 21, at end insert—““patient information” means information (however recorded) which—(a) relates...

      Amendment 25

      13 speeches

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 25: Clause 7, page 5, line 24, at end insert—““relevant person” means—(a) the government of a country or territory outside the...

      Amendment 26

      1 speech

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 26: After Clause 7, insert the following new Clause—“Requirement for draft consolidated legislation: human medicinesThe Secretary of...

      Amendment 27

      1 speech

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 27: Clause 9, page 6, line 21, at end insert “for a period of three years beginning with the day on which this Act is...

      Amendment 28

      1 speech

      Baroness Jolly: Moved by Baroness Jolly 28: Clause 9, page 6, line 21, at end insert—“( ) Regulations made under subsection (1) that introduce significant new policy or significant...

      Amendments 29 to 32

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 29: Clause 9, page 6, line 22, leave out from beginning to “promote” on line 23 and insert “In making regulations under subsection (1), the...

      Amendment 33

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 33: Clause 9, page 6, line 33, at end insert—“(3A) Where regulations under subsection (1) may have an impact on the safety of veterinary...

      Amendment 35

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 35: Clause 12, page 8, line 19, after “a” insert “relevant”Member’s explanatory statement This amendment and the other...

      Amendment 36

      1 speech

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 36: Clause 12, page 8, line 21, at end insert—“( ) Where information is disclosed in accordance with subsection (2) such disclosure will...

      Amendments 37 and 38

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 37: Clause 12, page 8, line 39, at end insert—“(5A) This section does not limit the circumstances in which information may be disclosed under any...

      Amendment 39

      1 speech

      Lord Patel: Moved by Lord Patel 39: After Clause 12, insert the following new Clause—“Requirement for draft consolidated legislation: veterinary medicinesThe Secretary of State must,...

      Amendment 40

      1 speech

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 40: Clause 14, page 9, line 32, at end insert “for a period of three years beginning with the day on which this Act is...

      Amendment 41

      2 speeches

      Baroness Jolly: Moved by Baroness Jolly 41: Clause 14, page 9, line 32, at end insert—“( ) Regulations made under subsection (1) that introduce significant new policy or significant...

      Amendments 42 to 45

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 42: Clause 14, page 9, line 33, leave out subsection (2) and insert—“(2) In making regulations under subsection (1), the Secretary of...

      Amendment 47

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 47: Clause 14, page 9, line 40, at end insert—“(4) Where regulations under subsection (1) may have an impact on the safety of medical devices, the...

      Amendment 49

      2 speeches

      Baroness Jolly: Moved by Baroness Jolly 49: Clause 18, page 11, line 40, at end insert—“( ) Regulations made under subsection (1) that introduce significant new policy or significant...

      Amendment 50

      2 speeches

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 50: After Clause 18, insert the following new Clause—“Advisory committee(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations establish, and make other...

      Amendment 51 (to Amendment 50)

      9 speeches

      Baroness Wheeler: Moved by Baroness Wheeler 51: After Clause 18, in subsection (1), leave out “may” and insert “must”Member’s explanatory statementThis would...

      Amendment 54

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 54: Before Schedule 1, insert the following new Schedule—“SCHEDULE A1 FURTHER PROVISION ABOUT THE COMMISSIONER FOR PATIENT SAFETYPrinciples...

      Amendments 55 and 56

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 55: Clause 37, page 22, line 1, after “a” insert “relevant”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment and the amendment to...

      Amendment 57

      1 speech

      Baroness Wheeler: Moved by Baroness Wheeler 57: Clause 37, page 22, line 3, at end insert—“( ) Where information is disclosed in accordance with subsection (5) such disclosure will...

      Amendments 58 to 62

      3 speeches

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 58: Clause 37, page 22, line 4, leave out “But”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the amendment in the...

      Amendment 63

      1 speech

      Baroness Wheeler: Moved by Baroness Wheeler 63: After Clause 39, insert the following new Clause—“Requirement for draft consolidated legislation: medical devicesThe Secretary of...

      Amendment 64

      2 speeches

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 64: Schedule 2, page 39, line 39, at end insert—“(2A) In respect of an offence under this regulation—(a) a magistrates’ court in...

      Amendment 66

      11 speeches

      Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Moved by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 66: After Clause 40, insert the following new Clause—“Availability of medicines and medical devices for human use on the...

      Amendment 67

      9 speeches

      Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Moved by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 67: After Clause 40, insert the following new Clause—“Medicines and Medical Devices Redress AgencyThe Secretary of State...

      Amendment 68

      9 speeches

      Baroness Cumberlege: Moved by Baroness Cumberlege 68: After Clause 40, insert the following new Clause—“Redress schemesThe Secretary of State must, by the end of the period of three...

      Amendment 69

      7 speeches

      Baroness Wheeler: Moved by Baroness Wheeler 69: After Clause 40, insert the following new Clause—“Northern Ireland and regulatory divergence(1) The Secretary of State must make an...

      Amendments 70 and 71

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 70: Clause 41, page 25, line 43, at end insert—“(1) This section applies to regulations under a power in Part A1, 1, 2 or 3, apart from...

      Amendments 72 to 74

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 72: Clause 43, page 26, line 13, after “Part” insert “A1,”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the...

      Amendments 75 to 77

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 75: Clause 44, page 26, line 43, leave out “Secretary of State must lay before Parliament” and insert “relevant authority must lay before...

      Amendments 79 to 85

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 79: Clause 44, page 27, line 3, leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “relevant authority”Member’s explanatory statementSee...

      Amendments 86 and 87

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 86: Clause 45, page 27, line 16, after “Part” insert “A1,”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the...

      Amendments 88 to 90

      1 speech

      Baroness Jolly: Moved by Baroness Jolly 88: Clause 45, page 27, line 39, column 2, leave out paragraph (b) 89: Clause 45, page 28, line 10, column 2, leave out paragraph (b) 90: Clause 45, page...

      Amendment 91

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 91: Clause 45, page 28, line 12, after “Part” insert “A1,”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the...

      Amendments 92 and 93

      1 speech

      Baroness Jolly: Moved by Baroness Jolly 92: After Clause 45, insert the following new Clause—“Super-affirmative procedure(1) For the purposes of section 1(1), section 9(1), section...

      Amendments 94 to 96

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 94: Clause 47, page 30, line 2, at end insert—“(ba) section 5(4),”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would commence the...

      Amendment 97

      1 speech

      Lord Bethell: Moved by Lord Bethell 97: In the Title, line 1, at beginning insert “Make provision about a Commissioner for Patient Safety in relation to human medicines and medical...

  • Financial Services Bill - First Reading

    The Bill was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. House adjourned at 6.28 pm.

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Debates in the House of Lords are an opportunity for Peers from all parties (and crossbench peers, and Bishops) to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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