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Minutes for 21 April 2020

Chamber

Item number 5
Business of the House (Virtual Proceedings and Topical Questions for Written Answer) Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that, until further Order– 1. The following proceedings of the House may take place as Virtual Proceedings: Oral Questions, Private Notice Questions, Ministerial Statements, debates (but not decisions) o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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 Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with today to allow the Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill (Money Bill) to be taken through its remaining stages. The motion was agreed to.

Item number 7

Deputy Chairmen of Committees Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith), moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: Alderdice, L. Bates, L. Duncan of Springbank, L.McNicol of West Kilbride, L. Russell of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text

Item number 8

Science and Technology Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith),  moved that Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford be appointed a member of the Committee, in place of Baroness Penn. The motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.
Item number 9
Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.
Item number 10
Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 14–EN)
The House adjourned at 5.55pm until Wednesday 22 April at 11.00am.
Item number 11

Deaths of Lords The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the Virtual Proceeding that the following members of the House had died: Lord Gordon of Strathblane on 31 March Lord Armstrong of Ilminster on 3 April

Item number 12

Retirements The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the Virtual Proceeding that the following members of the House had retired under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014: Earl of Selborne with effect from 26 March Lord Steel of Aikwood with effect from 27 March Lord Brookman with effect from 2 April

Item number 13
House of Lords: membership of the House A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by Lord True.
Item number 14
House of Lords: remote proceedings A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith).
Item number 15
India: scam call centres A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.
Item number 16
COVID-19: removal of restrictions A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Bethell.
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[I] Indicates that the member concerned has a relevant registered interest.
* Item is an oral question.
Numbers starting HL are unique identifiers for written questions, Bills or papers.