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Minutes for 14 May 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Durham.
Item number 1
British citizens stranded overseas A question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:05)
Item number 2
Housing and construction sector A question was asked by Baroness Neville-Rolfe and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 11:16)
Item number 3
Prisons: overcrowding A question was asked by Baroness Humphreys and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 11:26)
Item number 4
COVID-19: mass testing A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 11:37)
Item number 5
Care homes: COVID-19 testing A private notice question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:01)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:21)
Item number 6
Food supply and security (3-hour debate) Baroness Boycott moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider food supply and security in the United Kingdom in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:04)
Item number 7
Housing for the homeless A question was asked by Lord Bird and, after debate, answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 16:30)
Item number 8
COVID-19: transport Baroness Vere of Norbiton answered questions on a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 May. (at 18:00)
Item number 9
COVID-19: schools Baroness Berridge answered questions on the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 May. (at 19:15)
Item number 10
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that until further Order Private Notice Questions asked in a Virtual Proceeding shall be time limited to 15 minutes. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:30)
Item number 11
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that until further Order: 1. Motions for general debate taken in a Virtual Proceeding shall be time limited to 3 hours and that 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; 2. Balloted debates… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:37)
Item number 12
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the bill be committed to a Virtual Committee. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:38)
Item number 13
Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the bill be committed to a Virtual Committee. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:38)
Item number 14

COVID-19 Committee The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic and social wellbeing of the United Kingdom.. The motion was agreed to. (at 12:39)

Item number 15
Census (England and Wales) Order 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that items 2 (resident particulars), 5, 6 (visitor particulars), 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 (demographic particulars), 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 36(d) (education and employment particulars), 41, 42, 43 (accommodation particulars), 45, 46 (additional particulars for individual returns) in Schedule 2, and items… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:41)
Item number 16
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 26 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:41)
Item number 17
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 22 April 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned at 12.41pm.
Prayers (at 11:00)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 11:49)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:41)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 15:42)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 17:18)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 7.27pm.
Chamber The House met at 12.30pm.
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