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Minutes for 5 May 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 1.00pm.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester. (at 13:00)
Item number 3

Retirements The Lord Speaker Lord Fowler informed the Virtual Proceedings that the following members of the House had retired under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014: The Countess of Mar with effect from 1 May Baroness Byford with effect from 5 May. (at 13:06)

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Policing: COVID-19 guidance and legislation A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 13:07)
Item number 5
Self-employment Income Support Scheme A question was asked by Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:19)
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Domestic violence A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 13:29)
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Aviation and tourism: cancellations A question was asked by Lord Blencathra and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 13:39)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 13:51)
Item number 8
House of Lords: membership A private notice question was asked by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean and answered by Lord True. (at 14:03)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 14:14)
Item number 9
Budget: economic and fiscal outlook (2-hour debate) Lord True moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider Her Majesty's Government’s assessment of the medium-term economic and fiscal position as set out in the latest Budget document and the Office for Budget Responsibility’s most recent Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Fiscal Sustainability Report, which forms the basis of the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:34)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 16:24)
Item number 10
Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2020 (1½-hour debate) Baroness Penn moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:02)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 19:23)
Item number 11
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020 (1-hour debate) Lord Greenhalgh moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:46)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 17:48)
Item number 12
COVID-19: Department for Work and Pensions response Baroness Scott of Bybrook repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 4 May. (at 20:04)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 8.53pm.
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