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Minutes for 15 January 2020

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Item number 2
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 18. Amendments were considered. The House resumed. (at 11:07)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:28)
Item number 3
National Health Service and social care: staffing A question was asked by Baroness Watkins of Tavistock and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:00)
Item number 4
Hong Kong A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:09)
Item number 5
Climate change: COP26 and civil society A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 15:16)
Item number 6
Extinction Rebellion: Prevent programme A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:23)
Item number 7
Criminal records notifications disclosure A private notice question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 15:31)
Item number 8
Petroleum (Amendment) Bill [HL] Baroness Sheehan presented a bill to prohibit licensing to search and bore for petroleum and onshore hydraulic fracturing activities; to amend the principal objective for the Oil and Gas Authority to be to meet the carbon reduction target for 2050 under the Climate Change Act 2008; and to provide for the Oil and Gas Authority to produce strategies… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:43)
Item number 9
Public Advocate Bill [HL] Lord Wills presented a bill to establish a public Advocate to provide advice to, and act as data controller for, representatives of the deceased after major incidents. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 28) (at 15:43)
Item number 10
House of Lords (Elections and Reform) Bill [HL] Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle presented a bill to make provision about elections to, and membership of, the House of Lords; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 29) (at 15:44)
Item number 11
Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] The Earl of Lytton presented a bill to make provision for the resolution of disputes concerning the location or placement of boundaries and private rights of way relating to the title of an estate in land; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 30) (at 15:44)
Item number 12
Abortion Bill [HL] Baroness Barker presented a bill to decriminalise the consensual termination of a pregnancy which has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week and in other prescribed circumstances; and to create a criminal offence for non-consensual termination of pregnancy. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 31) (at 15:45)
Item number 13
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 24. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after amendment 36. (at 15:45)
Item number 14
Affirmation Beverley June Baroness Hughes of Stretford made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 22:32)
The House adjourned at 10.34pm until Thursday 16 January at 11.00am.
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