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Minutes for 6 October 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Lord Sikka Prem Nath Sikka, having been created Baron Sikka, of Kingswood in Basildon in the County of Essex, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 10 September 2020, was introduced between Lord Haskel and Lord Hendy, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:07)
Item number 2
Lord Field of Birkenhead The Rt Hon. Frank Field, having been created Baron Field of Birkenhead, of Birkenhead in the County of Merseyside, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 11 September 2020, was introduced between Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach and Baroness Meacher, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:12)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 3
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Drawn to the special attention of the House: Draft Common Rules for Exports (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 School Teachers' Pay and Conditions (England) Order 2020 Health Protectio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 4
Procedure and Privileges The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Consideration of Commons amendments (3rd Report HL Paper 139) Leave of absence; Committee rotations; changes to procedure relating to legislation; deletion of Standing Order 76; wording in the Companion relating to “the closure”; wording in the Companion relating to “… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 5
COVID-19: transport industry A question was asked by Baroness Randerson and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:17)
Item number 6
United Kingdom Government-Northern Ireland Executive Joint Board A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 12:28)
Item number 7
Northern Ireland: payments to victims of the Troubles A question was asked by Lord Duncan of Springbank and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 12:38)
Item number 8
COP 26: sponsors A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 12:49)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:58)
Item number 9
Sub judice A statement on the waiver of the sub judice rule was made by the Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) in connection with 44 prosecutions of former sub-postmasters and postmistresses referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. (at 13:01)
Item number 10
Post Office: Horizon accounting system A private notice question was asked by Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:02)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:12)
Item number 11
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 14 September 2020 be approved. Then Lord Lamont of Lerwick moved as an amendment to the above motion, that this House regrets the failure of Her Majesty’s Government adequately to consult the public in the preparatio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:15)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:38)
Item number 12
Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 Lord Agnew of Oulton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 September 2020 be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:45)
Item number 13
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 23. Amendment 27 was agreed to (see division). Amendment 32A was agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 137) (at 16:02)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:43)
Item number 14
COVID-19 Lord Bethell answered questions on a Ministerial statement on Covid-19 update, made in the House of Commons on Monday 5 October. (at 19:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:54)
Item number 15
Lifetime Skills Guarantee Baroness Berridge answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and post-16 education, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 1 October. (at 19:50)
The House adjourned at 8.25pm until Wednesday 7 October at 12 noon.
The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Trade Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 17. The Committee adjourned after the debate on amendment 26 was adjourned. (at 14:30)
The Committee adjourned at 7.31pm.
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