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Minutes for 13 January 2020

Chamber

The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Baroness Morgan of Cotes The Rt Hon Nicola Ann Morgan, having been created Baroness Morgan of Cotes, of Cotes in the county of Leicestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated 6 January 2020, was introduced between Baroness Verma and Lord Young of Cookham, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 14:39)
Item number 2
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Rt Hon Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith, having been created Baron Goldsmith of Richmond Park, of Richmond Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, for life by Letters Patent dated 7 January 2020, was introduced between Lord True and Lord Randall of Uxbridge, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:42)
Item number 3
Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the code of Conduct: David Leonard Lord Stoddart of Swindon Dawn Baroness Primarolo Joanna Carolyn Baroness Penn Dolar Amarshi Lord Popat Alistair Maclean Lord Darling of Roulanish Brenda Marjorie Baroness Hale of Rich… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:47)
Item number 4
  Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 13 January 2020 of Lord Vallance of Tummel under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 14:52)
Item number 6
Low-income families: benefits freeze A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 14:53)
Item number 7
Young carers: health and well-being A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:02)
Item number 8
UK Aid: nutrition-sensitive programmes A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 15:09)
Item number 9
D-Day landings memorial: education A question was asked by Lord Selkirk of Douglas and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 15:16)
Item number 10
Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill [HL] Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb presented a bill to establish the right to breathe clean air; to require the Secretary of State to achieve and maintain clean air in England and Wales; to involve Public Health England in setting and reviewing pollutants and their limits; to enhance the powers, duties and functions of the Environment Agency, the Com… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:24)
Item number 11
Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] Lord Holmes of Richmond presented a bill to make provision for the prohibition of unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 18) (at 15:25)
Item number 12
Criminal Records Bill [HL] Lord Ramsbotham presented a bill to amend the length of time for which an individual may have a criminal record under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 19) (at 15:26)
Item number 13
Emissions Reduction (Local Authorities in London) Bill [HL] Baroness Doocey, on behalf of Lord Tope, presented a bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in airborne emissions from specified plant in their areas and to make provision for the Secretary of State to set emission limits for such plant; to provide for fi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:26)
Item number 14
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 21) (at 15:27)
Item number 15
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill Lord Callanan 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 15:27)
The House adjourned at 10.22pm until Tuesday 14 January at 2.30pm.
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