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Minutes for 25 February 2020
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.1
Queen's Speech The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, delivered Her Majesty's reply to the Address of 9 January, as follows: "I have received with great satisfaction the dutiful and loyal expression of your thanks for the speech with which I opened the present Session of Parliament."
Select Committee Reports
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Proposed Negative Statutory Instrument under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: International Accounting Standards, Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Report on the following instrument: Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) Regulations 2020 Information paragraphs on certain instruments, including: Draft Civil Liability (Information Requirements) and Risk Transformation (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Draft Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 M62 And M606 Motorways (Chain Bar Roundabout) (Car Share Lane) (Revocation) Regulations 2020 School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2020 Street and Road Works (Amendments Relating to Electronic Communications) (England) Regulations 2020. (6th Report, HL Paper 25)
War widows' pension A question was asked by Baroness Crawley and answered by Baroness Goldie.4
Housing insulation A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Callanan.5
Afghan interpreters: security clearance A question was asked by Baroness Coussins and answered by Baroness Goldie.6
Flooding compensation A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist.7
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.8
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that if a Bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in the 2019 session is brought to this House from the House of Commons in this session— (a) the Bill shall be deemed to have been read a first and second time, (b) the Bill shall stand committed to a Select Committee, (c) any petition deposited against the Bill in the 2019 session (if not withdrawn) shall be taken to have been deposited against the Bill in this session and shall stand referred to the Select Committee on the Bill, and (d) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in the 2019 session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in this session. After debate, the motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.9
Flooding Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on 24 February.10
Immigration: points based system Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on 24 February.11
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. The report was received.
The House adjourned at 8.08pm until Wednesday 26 February at 3.00pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm
Trade: standards A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and, after debate, answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
Post Office: Horizon Accounting System A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and, after debate, answered by Lord Callanan.
India: Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 A question was asked by the Earl of Sandwich and, after debate, answered by Baroness Sugg.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: inequalities A question was asked by Baroness Whitaker and, after debate, answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist.
The Committee adjourned at 7.29pm.