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Minutes for 1 October 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 1 October 2020 of Lord Freeman under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 12:06)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
European Union The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: three agreements on the Channel Fixed Link, and one agreement on the Energy Charter Treaty, reported for information: Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Hospitals and nursing homes: Do Not Resuscitate notices A question was asked by Baroness Browning and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:07)
Item number 4
Crime: emergency services staff A question was asked by Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row and answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook. (at 12:18)
Item number 5
Net Zero Review A question was asked by Baroness Hayman and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 12:29)
Item number 6
COVID-19: National Health Service application A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:39)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:51)
Item number 7
Professional and amateur sport: Government support Baroness Barran answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on Her Majesty’s Government support for professional and amateur sport, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 30 September. (at 13:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:13)
Item number 8
Students' return to universities Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the return of students to universities, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 29 September. (at 13:16)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:45)
Item number 9
Agriculture Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde signified the Queen's consent. The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 to 6 were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 14:01)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:42)
Item number 10
Fire Safety Bill Lord Greenhalgh moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:45)
Item number 11
Social Security (Up-Rating of Benefits) Bill A bill to make provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 136) (at 17:34)
Item number 12
Social Security (Up-Rating of Benefits) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 136–EN)
The House adjourned at 5.34pm until Monday 5 October at 1.00pm.
The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Trade Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 12. Amendments were considered. (at 14:30)
The Committee adjourned. The Committee resumed. (at 18:04)
Trade Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 15. The debate on amendment 17 was adjourned. (at 18:19)
The Committee adjourned at 7.26pm.
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