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House of Lords Business

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Minutes for 12 March 2020


Item number 1
Republic of Ireland: general election results A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Japanese Knotweed A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 11:14)
Item number 3
Climate change: COP26 arrangements A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:22)
Item number 4
Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith). (at 11:29)
Item number 5
Coronavirus Lord Bethell repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on 11 March. (at 11:37)
Item number 6
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Tyler of Enfield and Baroness Parminter set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:37)
Item number 7
Wellbeing (2½-hour debate) Baroness Tyler of Enfield moved that this House takes note of the case for Her Majesty's Government to use wellbeing as a key indicator of national performance when setting budgets, deciding policy priorities and reviewing the effectiveness of policy goals. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:25)
Item number 8
Ministerial Code A question was asked by Lord Tyler and, after debate, answered by Lord True. (at 14:54)
Item number 9
Green economy (2½-hour debate) Baroness Parminter moved that this House takes note of the case for investing in, and embracing, a green economy that promotes resource efficiency and zero carbon usage. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:52)
The House adjourned at 6.18pm until Friday 13 March at 10.00am.
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