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Minutes for 12 May 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 11.00am.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham. (at 11:00)
Item number 2
COVID-19: vulnerable populations A question was asked by Baroness Bull and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 11:14)
Item number 3
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme A question was asked by Lord Razzall and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 11:24)
Item number 4
Schools: relationships and sex education A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 11:36)
Item number 5
COVID-19: vulnerable people A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:47)
Item number 6

National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of eleven Members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. (at 20:08)

The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 11:58)
Item number 7
COVID-19: public transport safety A private notice question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:15)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:28)
Item number 8
Census (England and Wales) Order 2020 (1½-hour debate) Lord True moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:01)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 14:23)
Item number 9
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (1½-hour debate) Lord Bethell moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:45)
Item number 10
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (1½-hour debate) Lord Bethell moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:11)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 19:08)
Item number 11
Beyond Brexit (European Union Committee Report) (3-hour debate) Lord Boswell of Aynho moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the Report from the European Union Committee Beyond Brexit: how to win friends and influence people (35th Report, Session 2017–19, HL Paper 322). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:36)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 16:11)
Item number 12
COVID-19: strategy The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 11 May. (at 19:15)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 8.08pm.
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