Baroness Henig: My Lords, I think there are no further questions. House adjourned at 3.58 pm.
Baroness Henig: The questions have now finished, so we will move on to the next item. Oh, I am sorry, we shall hear from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Etherton.
Baroness Henig: I am extremely pleased to support the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering, who introduced this amendment in, if I may say so, an extremely detailed speech, which means that I can be somewhat briefer. I think noble Lords will be pleased about that, because I have a dreadful cough which might manifest itself in the next five minutes. I apologise if it interrupts what I want to say. I was...
Baroness Henig: I apologise to the noble Baroness for what happened earlier. Clause 10 agreed. Schedule 2 agreed. Clause 11 agreed. Clause 12: Power to restate retained EU law
Baroness Henig: The Question is that Clause 10 stand part of the Bill.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, first, I add my congratulations to our two excellent maiden speakers in this debate. I look forward to hearing more from them in the future. Coming so late to this wide-ranging debate, is there anything new left to say? “No”, I hear your Lordships say. That is probably the answer; however, I thought I would therefore take this opportunity to reiterate some of the broad themes...
Baroness Henig: Before we continue, I must just correct the record on the recent vote on Amendment 22. There were some technical difficulties and the numbers were slightly different from the ones I announced previously: it was 218 Content, not 213, and 175 Not-Content, as against 172. For the record, the correct figures should be 218 Content, 175 Not-Content. Clause 5: General functions
Baroness Henig: We come to Amendment 20. If this amendment is agreed to, I cannot call Amendments 21, 21A or 21C on grounds of pre-emption.
Baroness Henig: If Amendment 36 is agreed to, I cannot call Amendments 37 and 38 on grounds of pre-emption.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, is taking part in this debate remotely—at least I hope she is—and I invite her to move Amendment 150. Clause 60: Failure to meet standards: suspension of registration
Baroness Henig: I should tell noble Lords that the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, will be taking part remotely on the next group. I hereby ask the noble Baroness to introduce Amendment 88.
Baroness Henig: The time allowed for this Question has now elapsed, so we will go on to the next business.
Baroness Henig: It is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord. A previous speaker referred to the “fine but empty words” of the Queen’s Speech. I would rather describe it in the graphic language I heard a lot of when I lived in the north, as “All fur and no knickers.” Yes, we have headline-grabbing proposals—a British Bill of rights, a Brexit flexibilities Bill—but what are they actually...
Baroness Henig: Two noble Baronesses will be taking part remotely. I first call the noble Baroness, Lady Campbell of Surbiton.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, I call the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Masham, is taking part remotely. I invite her to speak.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, is taking part remotely. I invite the noble Baroness to speak.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Howarth of Newport, is taking part remotely. I invite the noble Lord to speak.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, I inform the House that the noble Baronesses, Lady Masham of Ilton and Lady Brinton, and the noble Lord, Lord Howarth of Newport, will take part in the following debate remotely.
Baroness Henig: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, is taking part remotely; I invite her to speak.