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Minutes for 26 February 2020


Item number 4
Brexit: financial assistance for businesses A question was asked by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 15:07)
Item number 5
Pre-charge police bail: time limit A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley, on behalf of Lord Kennedy of Southwark, and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:15)
Item number 6
Saudi Arabia: death penalty A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:21)
Item number 7
Wuhan coronavirus: tourism A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:30)
Item number 8
Office for Science Quality Assessment Bill [HL] Lord Lilley presented a bill to establish an Office for Science Quality Assessment within the National Audit Office; and to authorise the Comptroller and Auditor General to assess any research used as a basis of published policy by a public department. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 100) (at 15:37)
Item number 9
Fisheries Bill [HL] Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Fisheries Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 to 8 Schedule 1 Clauses 9 to 13 Schedule 2 Clauses 14 to 18 Schedule 3 Clauses 19 to 22 Sched… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:38)
Item number 10
NHS Funding Bill Lord Bethell moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 15:38)
Item number 11
Wuhan coronavirus Lord Bethell repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:13)
Item number 12
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2020 Lord True moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January 2020 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:58)
The House adjourned at 7.16pm until Thursday 27 February at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

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