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Minutes for 20 May 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 11.00am.
Item number 2
COVID-19: refugee camps A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 11:05)
Item number 3
Inheritance tax A question was asked by Lord Palmer of Childs Hill and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 11:16)
Item number 4
COVID-19: Ireland A question was asked by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 11:26)
Item number 5
Dental care A question was asked by Lord Farmer and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 11:37)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 11:48)
Item number 6
COVID-19: schools A private notice question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:02)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:17)
Item number 7
Weights and Measures Act 1985 (Definitions of “Metre” and “Kilogram”) (Amendment) Order 2020 (1½ hours debate) Lord Callanan moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider the draft Weights and Measures Act 1985 (Definitions of “Metre” and “Kilogram”) (Amendment) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 12:32)
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth. (at 11:00)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 13:27)
Item number 8
Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill The bill was considered in a Virtual Committee. Amendments were considered. It was ordered that the bill be reported without amendment. (at 14:31)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 15:19)
Item number 9
COVID-19: care homes Lord Bethell answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on COVID-19 and care homes, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 May. (at 18:31)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 15:27)
Item number 10
European Union: future relationship Lord True answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the negotiations of the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 May. (at 19:02)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 7.11pm.
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