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Minutes for 9 January 2020

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Item number 5
National Health Service infrastructure A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 11:06)
Item number 6
Fracking A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 11:14)
Item number 7
Children: rights and well-being A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 11:21)
Item number 8
Sexual violence overseas: treatment of victims A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:29)
Item number 9
Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] Baroness Vere of Norbiton presented a bill to make provision about airspace change proposals and about the licensing regime for air traffic services under Part 1 of the Transport Act 2000, to confer police powers relating to unmanned aircraft and requirements in Air Navigation Orders and to provide for fixed penalties for cer… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:37)
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Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10–EN)
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Financial Services (Duty of Care) Bill [HL] Lord Sharkey presented a bill to require the Financial Conduct Authority to make rules for authorised persons to owe a duty of care to consumers in their regulated activities. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 11) (at 11:38)
Item number 12
Asylum Support (Prescribed Period) Bill [HL] Baroness Lister of Burtersett presented a bill to introduce a minimum period of 56 days before an asylum claim is considered to be determined for the purpose of ending asylum support. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 12) (at 11:38)
Item number 13
Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill [HL] Baroness Finlay of Llandaff presented a bill to make provision for NHS service commissioners to ensure that persons for whom they have responsibility for commissioning physical and mental health services have access to specialist and generalist palliative care and support services; to enable hospices to access pharmace… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:38)
Item number 14
Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill [HL] Baroness Meacher presented a bill to amend the law on marriage to permit authorised belief organisations to solemnise marriages. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 14) (at 11:39)
Item number 15
Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] Baroness Hamwee presented a bill to make provision for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to be granted to the family members of refugees and of people granted humanitarian protection; and to provide for legal aid to be made available in such cases. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 15) (at 11:39)
Item number 16

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that, in the event of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill having been brought from the House of Commons: (1) Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Wednesday 15 January and Tuesday 21 January to enable proceedings on… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:40)

Item number 17
Football Association and Bet365 Baroness Barran repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 11:44)
Item number 18

Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: Andrews, B. Ashton of Hyde, L. Brougham and Vaux, L. Dear, L. Faulkner of Worcester, L. Finlay of Llandaff, B. Fookes,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 19
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill A bill to implement, and make other provision in connection with, the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:06)
Item number 20
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 16–EN)
The House adjourned at 7.07pm until Monday 13 January at 2.30pm.
Item number 21
House of Lords Commission The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to provide high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords Administration on behalf of the House and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Doocey, B. Evans of Bowes Park, B.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 22

Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media, digital and creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Allen of Kensington, L. Bull, B. Colville of Culross, V. Gilbert of Panteg, L. (Chair) Gordo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 23

Conduct The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Conduct Committee be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Anelay of St Johns, B. Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L. Donaghy, B.Hussein-Ece, B. Mance, L. (Chair) That the following be appointed as lay external members of the C… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 24

Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution and constitutional aspects of devolution; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 25
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (i) To report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny; (ii) To report on documents and draft or… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 26
Economic Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and business affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Bowles of Berkhamsted, B. Burns, L. Chandos, V. Cunningham of Felling, L. Darling of Roulanish, L. Forsyth o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 27
European Union The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed: (1) To consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union; The expression "European Union document" includes in particular: (a) a document submitted by an institution of the European Union to anothe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 28

Finance The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords, (2) Reporting to the Commission on the forecast outturn, Estimate and financial plan submitted by the Management Board, (3) Monitoring the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 29

Hybrid Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Addington, L. Dykes, L. Grantchester, L.Harrison, L. Jenkin of Kennington, B. Swinfe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 30

International Relations and Defence The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and issues relating to UK defence policy and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Alton of Liverpool, L. Anelay of St Johns,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 31
Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for Special Inquiry Committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ens… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 32
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST): Haskel, L. Oxburgh, L.Patel, L. Winston, L. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:44)
Item number 33
Procedure The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Ashton of Hyde, L. Bew, L. Eames, L. Evans of Bowes Park, B. Foulkes of Cumnock, L. Fowler, L. Ged… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 34
Science and Technology The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Borwick, L. Browne of Ladyton, L. Hilton of Eggardon, B. Hollick, L. Kakkar, L. Mair, L. Manningham-Buller, B.Patel,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)
Item number 35

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation. (1) The Committee shall report on draft instruments and memoranda laid before Parliament under sections 8, 9 and 23(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. (2) Paragraph (1) shall lapse upon the expiry of th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 36

Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by: (1) Agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services, (2) Providing advice on strategic policy decisions when sought by the Commission, and (3) Overseeing the delivery and implementation of both; That, as proposed by the Co… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 37

Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee: Fellowes, L. Geddes, L. McColl of Dulwich, L.Naseby, L.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:44)

Item number 38
Queen's Speech The debate was resumed on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: "Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament." Afte… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:59)
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