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Minutes for 30 October 2019

Chamber

Item number 3
Farm subsidies A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:07)
Item number 4
Plastics recycling A question was asked by Baroness Neville-Rolfe and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:15)
Item number 5
National Health Service: pensions tax A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:22)
Item number 6
Yemen A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Durham, on behalf of the Lord Bishop of St Albans, and answered by the Earl of Courtown. (at 15:30)
Item number 7
Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] Lord McColl of Dulwich presented a bill to make provision about supporting victims of modern slavery. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 44) (at 15:37)
Item number 8
Right to Die at Home Bill [HL] Lord Warner presented a bill to create a right to die at home. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45) (at 15:38)
Item number 9
Certificate of Loss Bill [HL] Baroness Benjamin presented a bill to make provision for a certificate to be issued to mothers in respect of miscarried and still-born children not eligible for registration under the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953; to establish a database for archiving the certificate and recording information about the miscarriage or still-birth; and for c… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:38)
Item number 10
Automated Facial Recognition Technology (Moratorium and Review) Bill [HL] Lord Clement-Jones presented a bill to prohibit the use of automated facial recognition technology in public places and to provide for a review of its use. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 47) (at 15:39)
Item number 11
Pensions (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Balfe presented a bill to amend the Pensions Act 2004 and the Companies Act 2006 to remove the cap on compensation payments under the Pension Protection Fund and to require the approval of pension scheme trustees and the Pensions Regulator for the distribution of dividends. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 48) (at 15:39)
Item number 12

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) and 48 (Amendments on Third Reading) be dispensed with today to allow the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill to be taken through its remaining stages and to allow manuscript amendments t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:40)

Item number 13

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park),  moved that Standing Order 40(4) and (5) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Thursday 31 October so far as it is necessary to enable notices and orders relating to Public Bills and Affirmative Instruments to have precedence over other notices and orders… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:41)

Item number 14

High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Select Committee: Flight, L. Jones of Cheltenham, L. Haselhurst, L. Liddle, L.Porter of Spalding, L. Snape, L. Walker of Gestingthorpe, L. (Chair) That the quorum of the Committee b… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:04)

Item number 15
Early Parliamentary General Election Bill The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House. (at 16:05)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:21)
Item number 16
Early Parliamentary General Election Bill Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was considered in Committee. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. The report was received. Then the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 19:15)
Item number 17
Northern Ireland Budget Bill A bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31 March 2020; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of the appropriated sums; and to authorise the use for the public service o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:18)
The House adjourned at 7.19pm until Thursday 31 October at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

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