Minutes for 25 June 2020
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Luce under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 29 June.
Select Committee Reports
European Union The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: treaties considered on 24 June 2020, including the following which are reported for information: Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco in respect of Protocol 4 of the Agreement establishing an Association between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Morocco Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Poland on the Participation in Certain Elections of Nationals of Each Country Resident in the Territory of the Other. (10th Report, HL Paper 89)
Violence against women A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.4
Gambling advertising A question was asked by Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate and answered by Baroness Barran.5
Erasmus+ programme A question was asked by Baroness Coussins and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay.6
Competition and Markets Authority A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Callanan.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.7
Public transport: face coverings A private notice question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.8
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Baroness Stedman-Scott, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order: Clauses 1 to 6 Schedule 1 Clauses 52 to 57 Schedule 4 Clauses 7 to 17 Clauses 58 to 68 Clauses 18 to 23 Clauses 69 to 74 Clauses 24 and 25 Clauses 75 and 76 Clauses 26 to 30 Clauses 77 to 81 Clauses 31 to 44 Schedule 2 Clause 45 Clauses 82 to 95 Schedule 5 Clause 96 Clause 46 Clause 97Clause 47 Clause 98 Clause 48 Schedule 3 Clause 99 Schedule 6 Clauses 49 to 51 Clauses 100 to 116 Schedule 7 Clause 117 Schedule 8 Clauses 118 to 120 Schedule 9 Clauses 121 to 123 Schedule 10 Clauses 124 to 129 Schedule 11 Clauses 130 to 132 Title. The motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.9
COVID-19 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered questions on a Ministerial statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 June.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.10
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 1 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.11
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 12 June be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.12
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.13
National Minimum Wage (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 May be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.14
Sentencing Bill [HL] Lord Keen of Elie moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to. The bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.15
Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Baroness Henig) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Act c. 10 Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act c. 11 Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act c. 12
The House adjourned at 6.08pm until Monday 29 June at 1.00pm.