Minutes for 24 March 2020

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Coronavirus Bill A bill to make provision in connection with coronavirus; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons on Monday 23 March and printed under Standing Order 50. It was read a first time. (HL Bill 110)
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      Coronavirus Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were printed under Standing Order 50. (HL Bill 110–EN)
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      Coronavirus Bill Lord Bethell moved that the bill be now read a second time. The debate on the motion was adjourned.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      COVID-19: charities A question was asked by Lord Ramsbotham, on behalf of Lord Dannatt, and answered by Baroness Barran.
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      COVID-19: public interest reporting A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury, on behalf of Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, and answered by Baroness Barran.
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      Business of the House Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that, in the event of the Contingencies Fund Bill being brought from the House of Commons, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Wednesday 25 March to allow the Bill to be taken through all its stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      COVID-19: support for the self-employed The Earl of Courtown repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      British citizens abroad Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      Coronavirus Bill The debate on the motion for second reading was resumed. After further debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
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      Contingencies Fund Bill A bill to make provision increasing the maximum capital of the Contingencies Fund for a temporary period, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons and read a first time.
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      Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
    The House adjourned at 6.12pm until Wednesday 25 March at 12.00pm.