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Minutes for 7 January 2020

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Hammersmith Bridge A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 14:46)
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British citizens: working abroad A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:54)
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National Health Service: nurses A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:00)
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Health: eating disorders A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:09)
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Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] Baroness Barran presented a bill to make provision about the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Birmingham in 2022; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1) (at 15:17)
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Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1–EN)
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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] Lord Keen of Elie presented a bill to make in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales provision about divorce, dissolution and separation; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2) (at 15:18)
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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2–EN)
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Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] Baroness Williams of Trafford presented a bill to create a power of arrest, without warrant, for the purpose of extraditing people for serious offences. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3) (at 15:18)
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Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3–EN)
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Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Baroness Stedman-Scott, presented a bill to make provision about pension schemes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4) (at 15:18)
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Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4–EN)
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Committee of Selection The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that in accordance with Standing Order 63 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the Hou… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:19)

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Queen's Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until 8 January 2020. (at 15:19)
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Middle East: security update Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 16:01)
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Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: section 3(5) Lord Duncan of Springbank moved that this House takes note of the Report pursuant to section 3(5) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019, which was laid before this House on Thursday 19 December 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 22:33)
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Oath Diljit Singh Lord Rana took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 23:51)
The House adjourned at 11.53pm until Wednesday 8 January at 3.00pm.
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