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Minutes for 22 September 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 1 December 2020.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Drawn to the special attention of the House: Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Information paragraphs on the following instruments: 16 instruments relating to COVID-19 Draft Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing S… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Oil and gas industry A question was asked by Lord Bruce of Bennachie and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 12:08)
Item number 4
COVID-19: creative industries A question was asked by Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:18)
Item number 5
Devolution in England A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:28)
Item number 6
Housing: cladding A question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:38)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:48)
Item number 7
Afghanistan: Locally Employed Civilians A private notice question was asked by Baroness Coussins and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 13:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:13)
Item number 8
Agriculture Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 74. Amendment 78 was agreed to (see division 1). Amendment 88 was disagreed to (see division 2). Amendment 89ZA was agreed to (see division 3). The report stage was adjourned. (at 13:31)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:02)
Item number 9
Agriculture Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 89A. Amendments 100 and 101 were agreed to (see divisions 4 and 5). Amendments 107 and 110 to 125 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 134)
The House adjourned at 11.00pm until Wednesday 23 September at 12 noon.
The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy (European Union Report) Lord Jay of Ewelme moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy (48th Report, Session 2017–19, HL Paper 428). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
The Committee adjourned at 5.01pm.
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