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Minutes for 6 May 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 11.00am.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
National Asylum Support Service A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:07)
Item number 2
Africa: support A question was asked by Lord Oates and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 11:20)
Item number 3
COVID-19 contact-tracing app A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 11:30)
Item number 4
Israel: West Bank A question was asked by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:41)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 11:51)
Item number 5
Higher education A question was asked by Lord Blunkett and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:01)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:14)
Item number 6
Income equality and sustainability (3-hour debate) The Lord Archbishop of York moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the case for increasing income equality and sustainability in the light of the recent health emergency. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:13)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 14:06)
Item number 7
Windrush Compensation scheme (2-hour debate) Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the Windrush Compensation Scheme. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:32)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 16:43)
Item number 8
COVID-19: Government response Lord Bethell repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Tuesday 5 May. (at 20:01)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 8.16pm.
Chamber The House met at 12.30pm.
Item number 11
House of Lords: Allowances The Lord Privy Seal Baroness Evans of Bowes Park moved that: 1. The Resolution of the House of 20 July 2010 (House of Lords Allowance) shall temporarily cease to have effect in respect of attendances after 20 April 2020. ?2. Members of this House, except any Member who receives a salary under the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 and the Chairma… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:30)
Item number 12
Business of the House (Virtual Proceedings relating to the Committee stage of public bills and to Messages and First Readings) The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, further to the resolution of the House of 21 April, until further Order – 1. Committee stages of public bills may take place in Virtual Committee. 2. Such Proceedings shall follow, so far as… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:30)
Item number 13
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Archbishop of York, which is set down to take place in a Virtual Proceeding today, be time-limited to 3 hours. Then Lord Adonis moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out "3" and insert "5". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:52)
Item number 14
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Williams of Trafford, which is set down to take place in a Virtual Proceeding today, be time-limited to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:03)
Item number 15
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 Boswell of Aynho, which is set down to take place in a Virtual Proceeding on Tuesday 12 May 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 co… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:04)
Item number 16
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Boycott, which is set down to take place in a Virtual Proceeding on Thursday 14 May 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 14:04)
Item number 17
Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the order of commitment of 17 March be discharged and that the Bill be committed to a Virtual Committee. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:04)
Item number 18
Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 12 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:05)
Item number 19
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:05)
Item number 20
Budget: economic and fiscal outlook Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that this House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the 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… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:05)
The House adjourned at 2.06pm.
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