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Minutes for 10 September 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Lord Vaizey of Didcot The Rt Hon. Edward Henry Butler Vaizey, having been created Baron Vaizey of Didcot, of Wantage in the County of Oxfordshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 1 September 2020, was introduced between Baroness Fall and Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Cond… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:08)
Item number 2
Lord Wharton of Yarm James Stephen Wharton, having been created Baron Wharton of Yarm, of Yarm in the county of North Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 2 September, was introduced between Baroness Pidding and Lord Callanan, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:15)
Item number 3
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 14 September 2020
Item number 4
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Magan of Castletown for the remainder of this Parliament.
Item number 5
COVID-19: military operations and support A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 12:18)
Item number 6
Gambling legislation A question was asked by Lord Foster of Bath and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:30)
Item number 7
Music industry A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:41)
Item number 8
Electric vehicles A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:52)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:04)
Item number 9
Rule of law A private notice question was asked by Lord Falconer of Thoroton and answered by Lord Keen of Elie. (at 13:10)
Item number 10
COVID-19 Lord Bethell answered Questions on a Ministerial Statement on COVID-19 update, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 September.
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:25)
Item number 11
Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (1½-hour debate) Lord German moved that this House takes note of the Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/632). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:27)
Item number 12
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 July 2020 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:49)
Item number 13
Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 Lord Keen of Elie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 July 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:27)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:43)
Item number 14
Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets and Network Codes) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 July 2020 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:45)
The House adjourned at 5.19pm until Monday 14 September at 1.00pm.
The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Parliamentary Constituencies Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 12. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after the debate on amendment 15 was adjourned. (at 14:30)
The Committee adjourned at 7.19pm.
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