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Minutes for 30 April 2020
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer for the remainder of this Parliament.
Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 11.00am.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans. (at 11:00)
Item number 2
COVID-19: economy A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 11:07)
Item number 3
Syria A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:17)
Item number 4
COVID-19: British Business Bank A question was asked by Lord Fox and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:28)
Item number 5
Fruit and vegetable harvest A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 11:40)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 11:51)
Item number 6
Children in care A private notice question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:18)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:30)
Item number 7
Charitable and voluntary sector (3-hour debate) Lord Addington moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the fundraising and organisational challenges faced by the charitable and voluntary sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:02)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 15:41)
Item number 8
COVID-19: people living in poverty A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and, after debate, answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 16:33)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 17:25)
Item number 9
COVID-19: repatriation of United Kingdom nationals Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 29 April. (at 18:02)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 6.57pm.
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