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Minutes for 5 March 2020

Chamber

Item number 2
Crown Prosecution Service: rape cases A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:06)
Item number 3
Health: lesbian, bisexual and trans women A question was asked by Baroness Barker and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 11:14)
Item number 4
Sub-postmasters: compensation A question was asked by Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:20)
Item number 5
Gambling Commission: problem gambling A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:29)
Item number 6
Sentencing Bill [HL] Lord Keen of Elie presented a bill to consolidate certain enactments relating to sentencing. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 105) (at 11:37)
Item number 7

Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Wednesday 11 March 2020 to allow the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. After debate, the motio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:37)

Item number 8
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Young of Norwood Green set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Morris of Yardley to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:48)
Item number 9

High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Select Committee: Brabazon of Tara, L. Goddard of Stockport, L. Haselhurst, L. Hope of Craighead, L. (Chair)Horam, L. Liddle, L. Snape, L. That the quorum of the Committee be four;… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 11:49)

Item number 10
Flybe Baroness Vere of Norbiton repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 11:53)
Item number 11
BBC and public service broadcasting (3-hour debate) Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that this House takes note of the role of the BBC and public service broadcasting to the United Kingdom’s economy and creative culture. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:36)
Item number 12
Educational opportunities: working classes (2½-hour debate) Baroness Morris of Yardley moved that this House takes note of the educational opportunities available to children and young people from working class backgrounds. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:28)
Item number 13
Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with an amendment. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 106)
Item number 14
Financing, Management and Monitoring of Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 31 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 15
Rules for Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Rules laid before the House on 31 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 16
Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 17
Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 18
Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 19
Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 20
Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 21
Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
Item number 22
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 17:44)
The House adjourned at 5.44pm until Monday 9 March at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 2.00pm.

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