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Minutes for 28 April 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 1.00pm.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans. (at 13:00)
Item number 1
Olympic and Paralympic Games 2021 A question was asked by Lord Moynihan and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 13:07)
Item number 2
European Union: future relationship A question was asked by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town and answered by Lord True. (at 13:17)
Item number 3
Overseas Development Assistance: gender-based violence A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 13:28)
Item number 4
Agriculture: dairy prices A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde then Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 13:38)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 13:51)
Item number 5
Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies A private notice question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:18)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 14:31)
Item number 6
Economy update Lord Agnew of Oulton repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 27 April. (at 17:17)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 6.12pm.
Chamber The House met at 3.00pm.
Item number 7
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from the Countess of Mar under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 1 May 2020.
Item number 9
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that until 21 May 2020: (1) debates on statutory instruments taken in a Virtual Proceeding shall be time-limited to 1½ hours; and (2) this time limit may be varied by the unanimous agreement of the members taking part in any such Virtual Proceeding at the commencement of proceedings. The motion was a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:00)
Item number 10
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Addington, which is set down to take place in a Virtual Proceeding on Thursday 30 April 2020, be time-limited to 3 hours?and that the time limit may be varied by the unanimous agreement of the members taking part in that Virtual Proceeding at the commen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:02)
Item number 11
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, in the event of a debate on a motion relating to the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme being set down in a Virtual Proceeding on Tuesday 5 May 2020, the debate be time-limited to 1½ hours and that the time limit may be varied by the unanimous agreement of the members taking part in any such… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:03)
Item number 12
Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill Lord Keen of Elie moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:03)
The House adjourned at 4.41pm.
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