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Minutes for 16 January 2020
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Lord Darroch of Kew Sir Nigel Kim Darroch, KCMG, having been created Baron Darroch of Kew, of St Mawes in the county of Cornwall, for life by Letters Patent dated 11 November 2019, was introduced between Lord Ricketts and Lord Geidt, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:07)
Item number 2
Lord Reed of Allermuir The Rt Hon Rupert John Reed, having been created Baron Reed of Allermuir, of Sundridge Park in the London Borough of Bromley, for life by Letters Patent dated 11 January 2020, was introduced between Lord Judge and Lord Ricketts, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 11:13)
Item number 3
Oaths The following Lords took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the code of Conduct: Sebastian Newbold Lord Coe David Edmond Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (at 11:17)
Item number 4
Asylum claims: child trafficking A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:18)
Item number 5
England Coast Path A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 11:25)
Item number 6
Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:33)
Item number 7
Football: racism A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:40)
Item number 8
Coroners (Determination of Suicide) Bill [HL] The Lord Bishop of St Albans presented a bill to require the coroner or jury at an inquest to record an opinion as to gambling addiction and any other relevant factors in a case of death by suicide; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 32) (at 11:49)
Item number 9
Joint Committee of Nominations to the Supreme Court Bill [HL] Lord Blencathra presented a bill to amend the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 to provide that the Prime Minister must recommend the person selected by a Joint Committee on Nominations to the Supreme Court; to make provision for a Joint Committee on Nominations to the Supreme Court and its functions; and for connected pu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:49)
Item number 10
School Holiday Open Days Bill [HL] Baroness D'Souza presented a bill to provide for a duty on schools to run open days during school holidays and for free school meals to be provided for eligible pupils at the open days. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 34) (at 11:50)
Item number 11
Mandatory Training on Learning Disabilities and Autism Bill [HL] Baroness Hollins presented a bill to mandate training on learning disability and autism for all health and social care staff undertaking regulated activities in England; and to provide for the Secretary of State to publish a code of practice for specialist training on learning disability and autism. It was read a fi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:50)
Item number 12
Pensions (Amendment) Bill [HL] Baroness Altmann, on behalf of 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… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:50)
Item number 13
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 37. The amendment was considered. The House resumed. (at 11:52)
Item number 14
Northern Ireland Executive Formation Lord Duncan of Springbank repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 12:49)
Item number 15
Drones: international law A question was asked by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts and, after debate, answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 13:27)
Item number 16
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 38. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. (at 14:20)
The House adjourned at 5.35pm until Monday 20 January at 2.30pm.
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