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Minutes for 28 July 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Deputy Speaker (Lord Lexden) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 28 July 2020 of Lord Darling of Roulanish under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 12:07)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
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 Drawn to the special attention of the House: Draft Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
COVID-19: economic cost A question was asked by Baroness Neville-Rolfe and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 12:08)
Item number 4
Devolution: England A question was asked by Lord Shipley and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:19)
Item number 5
Russia: trade A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 12:30)
Item number 6
Planning rules A question was asked by Baroness Thornhill and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:51)
Item number 7
Spain: travel A private notice question was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 13:01)
Item number 8
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that with effect from 2 September until further Order members may participate remotely as well as physically in sittings of the Grand Committee (“hybrid Grand Committee”), and that for the purposes of sittings of the hybrid Grand Committee: 1. The procedure shall fo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:23)
Item number 9
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that with effect from 2 September topical Questions for Written Answer may no longer be tabled. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:57)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:58)
Item number 10
Agriculture Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 264. Amendment 268 was agreed to. The House resumed. (at 14:05)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:13)
Item number 11
Agriculture Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 275. Amendments 299 to 311 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 130) (at 19:45)
The House adjourned at 10.14pm until Wednesday 29 July at 12 noon.
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