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Minutes for 7 September 2020


Item number 3
Small and medium-sized enterprises: public procurement contracts A question was asked by Lord Choudrey and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:10)
Item number 4
Highways layouts A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 13:21)
Item number 5
Post Office: Horizon accounting system A question was asked by Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:32)
Item number 6
Digital evidence A question was asked by Lord Hayward and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 13:43)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:53)
Item number 7
Hereditary Peers’ by-elections The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved, further to the Order of 23 March, that Standing Order 10(6) (Hereditary peers: by-elections) be suspended until Thursday 31 December 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:02)
Item number 8
Kick-start scheme Baroness Stedman-Scott answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the implementation of the Kickstart scheme, asked in the House of Commons on Thursday 3 September. (at 14:25)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:36)
Item number 9
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered.. The House resumed after amendment 13. (at 14:47)
Item number 10
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill A bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales that consist wholly or mainly of public lavatories; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 131) (at 22:17)
Item number 11
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 131–EN)
The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Tuesday 8 September at 12.00 noon.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.

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