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Minutes for 3 March 2020

Chamber

Item number 4
Clinical negligence A question was asked by Lord Storey and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 14:37)
Item number 5
Arts and cultural services A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:44)
Item number 6
Prisons: radicalisation A question was asked by Baroness Hussein-Ece and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 14:52)
Item number 7
Housing: unfair leasehold agreements A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 15:00)
Item number 8
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:08)
Item number 9
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lord Bethell repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 15:10)
Item number 10
Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill A bill to require the Parole Board to take into account any failure by a prisoner serving a sentence for unlawful killing or for taking or making an indecent image of a child to disclose information about the victim was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 102) (at 16:10)
Item number 11
Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 102–EN)
Item number 12
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the year ending with 31 March 2020, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was broug… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:11)
Item number 13
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed. (at 16:11)
Item number 14
Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2020 Lord Agnew of Oulton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January 2020 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:55)
Item number 15
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2020 Lord Agnew of Oulton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 19:22)
Item number 16
Employment Allowance (Excluded Persons) Regulations 2020 Lord Agnew of Oulton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 January 2020 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 19:23)
Item number 17
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The bill, having been brought from the Commons was, pursuant to the resolution of 25 February, deemed to have been read a first and second time and committed to a Select Committee; the bill was ordered to be printed (HL Bill 103).
Item number 18
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 103–EN)
Item number 19
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The following petitions against the bill were withdrawn: Combined Handicapped and Disabled Society and Mr J D Silverwood (No. 16); E & P Ridley (No. 24)
The House adjourned at 9.33pm until Wednesday 4 March at 3.00pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Rules for Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Rules for Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:31)
Financing, Management and Monitoring of Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Financing, Management and Monitoring of Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:19)
Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2020 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:20)
Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 17:03)
Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:03)
Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 18:25)
Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:25)
Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 18:59)
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 19:00)
The Committee adjourned at 7.19pm.
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