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Minutes for 26 February 2020
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act: Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act c. 3 (at 15:06)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2020… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following bill: Fisheries Bill [HL] (6th Report, HL Paper 27) Report on the following bill: Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Government Amendments. (7th Report, HL Paper 28)
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.
The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 27. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 37. (at 15:45)
The Committee adjourned at 7.41pm.
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