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Minutes for 16 March 2020

Chamber

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Innovation economy: skills A question was asked by Baroness Bull and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 14:39)
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Chemicals regulation A question was asked by Lord Fox and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 14:47)
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United Kingdom Government–Northern Ireland Executive Joint Board A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 14:55)
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Metropolitan Police: live facial recognition A question was asked by Lord Foster of Bath, on behalf of Lord Strasburger, and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:02)
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Conduct Lord Mance moved that the Report from the Select Committee Progress report and amendments to the rules of conduct (1st Report, HL Paper 34) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:10)

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European Union: negotiations (European Union Committee Report) The Earl of Kinnoull moved that this House agrees with the conclusion of the European Union Select Committee, that the Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, published in draft on 3 February 2020, and adopted in amen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:15)
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European Union: negotiations Lord True moved that this House takes note of the Command Paper The Future relationship with the EU: The UK's Approach to Negotiations (CP 211). The motion was agreed to. (at 19:46)
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COVID-19 Lord Bethell repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 19:47)
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High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee reported that a late petition submitted by Theo Clarke MP under Private Business Standing Order 201B (Late submitted petitions relating to hybrid bill) had been accepted.
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High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The following petitions against the bill were withdrawn: Philip and Susan Proudlove (No. 1) Mrs Julie Williams and Exors of Richard Williams (Deceased) (No. 4) The Yarlet Trust (No. 29)
The House adjourned at 8.47pm until Tuesday 17 March at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 3.30pm.

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Lord Callanan, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:31)
Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:53)
Client Money Protection for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Client Money Protection for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:30)
Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2020 Baroness Goldie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:56)
Civil Liability (Information Requirements) and Risk Transformation (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Civil Liability (Information Requirements) and Risk Transformation (Amendment) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:40)
The Committee adjourned at 6.24pm.
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