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Minutes for 22 January 2020
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Oaths and affirmation 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: George Mark Lord Malloch-Brown John Nicholas Lord Rea Hilary Camilla Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice (at 15:05)
Item number 3
Gift vouchers A question was asked by Baroness Hollins and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 15:07)
Item number 4
Violence against journalists A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. [I] (at 15:16)
Item number 5
BBC Charter Review A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:24)
Item number 6
Health: sepsis A question was asked by Lord Grade of Yarmouth and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:32)
Item number 7
Wuhan Novel Coronavirus A private notice question was asked by Lord Patel and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 15:39)
Item number 8
Storage Period for Gametes Bill [HL] Baroness Deech presented a bill to provide for a review by the Secretary of State of the regulations governing gamete storage periods. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 49) (at 15:52)
Item number 9
Immigration Control (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill [HL] Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws presented a bill to enable the Secretary of State or an immigration officer to refuse entry, or to vary or curtail leave to enter or remain which has already been granted, to a person who is known to be, or to have been, involved in gross human rights abuses and who is not a UK or EEA national… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:52)
Item number 10
Rented Homes Bill [HL] Baroness Grender presented a bill to amend the Housing Act 1988 to abolish assured shorthold tenancies; to extend the grounds upon which landlords of residential housing may recover possession; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 51) (at 15:53)
Item number 11
Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] Baroness Brinton presented a bill to make provision for specifying new statutory rights and entitlements for victims of crime under the victims’ code of practice; to require elected local policing bodies to assess victims’ services; to increase the duties of the Commissioner for Victims and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:53)
Item number 12
Cosmetic Surgery (Standards) Bill [HL] Lord Ribeiro, on behalf of Lord Lansley, presented a bill to make provision to include medical practitioners specialising in cosmetic surgery in the Specialist Register for medical practitioners. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 53) (at 15:54)
Item number 13
Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 October 2019 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:56)
Item number 14
Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2019 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 17:21)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:22)
Item number 15
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons. It was ordered that the Commons reasons be printed (HL Bill 54). The Commons reasons were considered forthwith and Lords amendments 1 to 5 were not insisted on. (at 17:45)
The House adjourned at 6.17pm until Thursday 23 January at 11.00am.
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