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Minutes for 21 January 2020

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Item number 5
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill Standing Order 40(1) having been dispensed with, the report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 17. The debate on amendment 18 was adjourned. (at 11:07)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:53)
Item number 6
Defence: Type 45 destroyers A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 14:30)
Item number 7
United Kingdom: system of government A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen. (at 14:38)
Item number 8
Health: alcohol abuse A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 14:46)
Item number 9
National Health Service: Accident and Emergency waiting time target A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 14:54)
Item number 10
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Lord Keen of Elie presented a bill to give effect to Law Commission recommendations relating to commencement of enactments relating to sentencing law and to make provision for pre-consolidation amendments of sentencing law. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 42)
Item number 11
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 42–EN) (at 15:01)
Item number 12
Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill [HL] Lord Paddick presented a bill to prohibit the publication of certain information regarding persons who have been arrested until they have been charged with an offence; to set out the circumstances where such information can be published without committing an offence; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be prin… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:02)
Item number 13
Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill [HL] Lord Mendelsohn presented a bill to make provision to amend the statutory limits for payment of invoices; make provision for a statutory time limit for resolving payment disputes; amend interest for late payments and penalties for persistent late payments and non-compliance; prohibit specified payment practices, on-board… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:02)
Item number 14
Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 44–EN)
Item number 15
Certificate of Loss Bill [HL] Baroness Benjamin presented a bill to make provision for a certificate to be issued to mothers in respect of miscarried and still-born children not eligible for registration under the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953; to establish a database for archiving the certificate and recording information about the miscarriage or still-birth; and for c… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:03)
Item number 16
Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement of Part 3) Bill [HL] Baroness Howe of Idlicote presented a bill to bring into force the remaining sections of Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 46) (at 15:04)
Item number 17
Armed Forces (Posthumous Pardons) Bill [HL] Lord Cashman presented a bill to make provision to provide posthumous pardons to armed forces personnel convicted of, or cautioned for, certain abolished offences. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 47) (at 15:05)
Item number 18
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with the adjourned debate on amendment 18. Amendments 18 and 20 were agreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). The amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 48) (at 15:05)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:56)
Item number 19
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde signified the Queen's consent. Then, Standing Orders 46 and 48 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 20:30)
The House adjourned at 8.44pm until Wednesday 22 January at 3.00pm.
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