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Minutes for 4 March 2020

Chamber

Item number 2
National Health Service: doctor retention A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 15:07)
Item number 3
Agriculture: genome-edited crops A question was asked by Viscount Ridley and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:15)
Item number 4
Historic sexual offences: investigations A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:22)
Item number 5
Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy: integrated review A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 15:30)
Item number 6

Economic Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Monks be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Lord Darling of Roulanish. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:37)

Item number 7

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Davies of Oldham be appointed a member of the Committee. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:37)

Item number 8

Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Lord True. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:37)

Item number 9

Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Buscombe be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Baroness Scott of Bybrook. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:37)

Item number 10
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:38)
Item number 11
Fisheries Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 24. Amendments were considered. The House resumed. (at 15:44)
Item number 12

Human Rights (Joint Committee) A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of six Members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights. (at 21:55)

Item number 13
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 104)
Item number 14
School children: dyslexia and neurodiverse conditions A question was asked by Lord Addington and, after debate, answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 19:47)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 20:44)
Item number 15
Fisheries Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that Clause 6 stand part. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after Schedule 2 was agreed to. (at 20:46)
The House adjourned at 9.55pm until Thursday 5 March at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 3.45pm.

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* Item is an oral question.
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