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Minutes for 23 March 2020

Chamber

Item number 3
Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury, on behalf of Lord West of Spithead, and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:37)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:43)
Item number 4
BAME students: Pupil Referral Units A question was asked by Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 14:48)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:58)
Item number 5
Rivers: catchment management A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 15:03)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:10)
Item number 6
COVID-19: holiday and caravan parks A question was asked by Lord Redesdale and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:15)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:22)
Item number 7
COVID-19: critical care capacity A private notice question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 15:27)
Item number 8

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, in the event of the Coronavirus Bill having been brought from the House of Commons: (1) Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March to enable proceedings on that Bill to be taken before oral questions on those days; (2)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:37)

Item number 9

Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Lord Best, Lord Carter of Coles, Lord Deighton and Baroness Scott of Needham Market be appointed as Parliamentary members, and that Brigid Janssen, Elizabeth Peace (chair), Marta Phillips, Dr Simon Thurley and Simon Wright be appointed as external members, of the Parliamentary Works S… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:39)

Item number 10

Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, until 21 July 2020, and notwithstanding the normal practice of the House, any member of the House may perform the duties of a Deputy Chairman without further motion. The motion was agreed to.  (at 15:40)

Item number 11
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 10(6) (Hereditary peers: by-elections) be suspended until Tuesday 8 September. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:42)
Item number 12
Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments were considered. (at 15:47)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:14)
Item number 13
Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) (Supplementary Provision and Amendment) Order 2020 Lord True, on behalf of the Earl of Courtown, moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 February 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:19)
The House adjourned at 4.28pm until Tuesday 24 March at 12.00pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:30)
Judicial Pensions and Fee-Paid Judges’ Pension Schemes (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Keen of Elie, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Judicial Pensions and Fee-Paid Judges’ Pension Schemes (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:44)
Justices of the Peace and Authorised Court and Tribunal Staff (Costs) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Keen of Elie, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Justices of the Peace and Authorised Court and Tribunal Staff (Costs) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:04)
Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2020 The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Baroness Stedman-Scott, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:15)
Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2020 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:34)
Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Representation of the People (Electronic Communications and Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:49)
The Committee adjourned at 5.12pm.
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