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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 13 February 2020 as the Order Paper section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 13 February 2020

Chamber

Item number 1
Islamophobia A question was asked by Lord Sheikh and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
Item number 2
Industrial and mining towns A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
Item number 3
Bereavement services A question was asked by Baroness Ludford and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott.
Item number 4
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Baroness Sugg.
Item number 5
Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill A bill to make provision about the release on licence of offenders convicted of terrorist offences or offences with a terrorist connection; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 99)
Item number 6
Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 99–EN)
Item number 7

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that, in the event of the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill being brought from the House of Commons, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 24 February to allow that Bill to be taken thro… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

Item number 8

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Wednesday 26 February to allow the NHS Funding Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

Item number 9
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Hope of Craighead set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of Lord Russell of Liverpool to 1½ hours. The motion was agreed to.
Item number 10

Consolidation etc. Bills The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved in accordance with Standing Order 51 that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills: Andrews, B. Bridgeman, V. D'Souza, B. Eames, L. Eccles, V. Hanworth, V.Mallalieu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

Item number 11
Health: maternity care provisions in East Kent Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
Item number 12

Public Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider public services, including health and education, and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Armstrong of Hill Top, B. (Chair) Bichard, L. Bourne of Aberystwyth, L. Davies of Gower, L. Filk… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

Item number 13
Online harms legislation Baroness Barran repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
Item number 14
Tree pests and diseases (3½-hour debate) Lord Hope of Craighead moved that this House takes note of the threats posed by pests and diseases to native trees in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Item number 15
Smart motorways A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and, after debate, answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
Item number 16
Adoption Support Fund (1½-hour debate) Lord Russell of Liverpool moved that this House takes note of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence’s Report Investing in families: the Adoption Support Fund beyond 2020, published in July 2019. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Item number 17
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 14) Order 2019 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc.
Item number 18
Public Bodies (Abolition of Public Works Loan Commissioners) Order 2019 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Public Bodies Order laid before the House on 14 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc.
Item number 19
Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Order laid before the House on 17 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc.
Item number 20
Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 31 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc.
The House adjourned at 5.41pm until Monday 24 February at 2.30pm.
Item number 21
Northamptonshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 October 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc.
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