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Minutes for 21 July 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Deputy Speaker (Lord McNicol of West Kilbride) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 21 July 2020 of Lord Morris of Handsworth under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 12:07)
Item number 2
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Williams of Oystermouth under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 31 August 2020.
Item number 3
House of Lords Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2019–20 It was ordered that the Annual Report and the Resource Accounts of the House of Lords Administration for the year 2019–20 be published. (HL Paper 110)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 4
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Medicines and Medical Devices Bill. (19th Report, HL Paper 109)
Item number 5
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments laid under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Correspondence: Sunset provisions in statutory instruments dealing with Covid 19 Information paragraphs on the following instruments: 5 instruments relating to COVID-19… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 7
Hong Kong A question was asked by Baroness Northover and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:08)
Item number 8
COVID-19: social mobility A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:19)
Item number 9
COVID-19: childcare sector A question was asked by Baroness Burt of Solihull and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:30)
Item number 10
Telecommunications legislation: human rights A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:52)
Item number 11
Knife crime A private notice question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 13:01)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:16)
Item number 12
Agriculture Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 130. The debate on amendment 209 was adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:00)
Item number 13
Trade Bill A bill to make provision about the implementation of international trade agreements; to make provision establishing the Trade Remedies Authority and conferring functions on it; and to make provision about the collection and disclosure of information relating to trade was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 128) (at 23:53)
Item number 14
Trade Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 128–EN)
Item number 15
Business and Planning Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to. (at 23:53)
The House adjourned at 11.54pm until Wednesday 22 July at 12 noon.
In the Minutes of Proceedings on 20 July, the following entry should have been recorded as item 9: Sentencing Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills with amendments and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 127)
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