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Minutes for 28 September 2020
The House met at 1.00pm. A one minute's silence was observed to mark the death of Sergeant Matt Ratana. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester. (at 13:01)
Item number 1
Baroness Fullbrook Lorraine Fullbrook, having been created Baroness Fullbrook, of Dogmersfield in the County of Hampshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 7 September, was introduced between Lord Trimble and Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 13:09)
Item number 2
Lord Sarfraz Aamer Ahmad Sarfraz, having been created Baron Sarfraz, of Kensington in the Royal London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 8 September, was introduced between Lord Choudrey and Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 13:16)
Item number 3
COVID-19: regional theatres A question was asked by Lord McNally and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 13:19)
Item number 4
Asylum system A question was asked by Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 13:29)
Item number 5
Energy White Paper A question was asked by Lord Howell of Guildford and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:40)
Item number 6
COVID-19: medical and funeral expenses A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:51)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:02)
Item number 7
Economy Lord Agnew of Oulton answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the economy, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 24 September. (at 14:07)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:43)
Item number 8
Coronavirus Act 2020: temporary provisions (4½-hour debate) Lord Bethell moved that this House takes note of the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 six months after the Act received Royal Assent. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:47)
Item number 9
Coronavirus Act 2020: temporary provisions Lord Robathan moved that this House regrets Her Majesty’s Government’s use of the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to ensure that Parliament has an opportunity to debate and approve any national restrictions introduced to address the COVID-19 pandemic before any such restrictions com… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:03)
The House adjourned at 7.20pm until Tuesday 29 September at 12 noon.
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