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House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 6 February 2020 as the Divisions section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 6 February 2020

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Item number 5
International development: freedom of religion or belief A question was asked by Lord Suri and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:09)
Item number 6
Palace of Westminster: restoration and renewal A question was asked by Baroness Rawlings and answered by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith). (at 11:18)
Item number 7
International development: aid distribution A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:25)
Item number 8
Female genital mutilation A question was asked by Baroness Finn and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:32)
Item number 9
Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames presented a bill to provide certain protections for persons who live together or have lived together as a couple; to make provision about the property of deceased persons survived by a cohabitant; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 97) (at 11:40)
Item number 10
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath set down for today shall be limited to 2¼ hours and that in the name of Lord Browne of Ladyton to 2¾ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:41)
Item number 11
National Health Service: targets (2¼ -hour debate) Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved that this House takes note of the National Health Service’s performance in relation to its priority area targets; and the impact of adult social care pressures on patients of the National Health Service, and their safety. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:41)
Item number 12
Cairncross Review A question was asked by Baroness Kidron and, after debate, answered by Baroness Morgan of Cotes. (at 13:56)
Item number 13
Climate change (2¾ -hour debate) Lord Browne of Ladyton moved that this House takes note, further to the report by UK FIRES, Absolute Zero, published in November 2019, of technological and lifestyle efforts (1) to address climate change, and (2) to meet the 2050 net zero carbon emissions target. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:55)
Item number 14
Oath Jonathan Andrew Lord Kestenbaum took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 17:39)
The House adjourned at 5.39pm until Friday 7 February at 10.00am.
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