Minutes for 14 October 2020

    Chamber

    Select Committee Reports
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      Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill. (26th Report, HL Paper 148)
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      High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill. (Special Report, HL Paper 149)
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      Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: Draft Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft State Aid (Revocations and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Reciprocal and Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Jurisdiction, Judgments and Applicable Law (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Education (Exemption from School and Further Education Institutions Inspections) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Draft Agriculture (Payments) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Producer Organisations and Wine) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Draft Timber and Timber Products and FLEGT (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England and North East and North West of England etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and special attention drawn to the following instrument: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020. (26th Report, HL Paper 150)
    Public Business
    4
      Rolls-Royce A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Callanan.
    5
      Pension scams A question was asked by Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
    6
      Burning of peat moorlands A question was asked by Lord Randall of Uxbridge and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park.
    7
      English Football: Project Big Picture A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Baroness Barran.
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     High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The bill was reported from the Select Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 142)
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
    9
      COVID-19 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered questions on a Ministerial statement on COVID-19 update, made in the House of Commons on Monday 12 October.
    10
      Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] The Commons Amendments were considered. Amendments 1 to 3 were agreed to. Lords Amendment 4A was disagreed to (see division 1). Amendments 4 and 5 were agreed to.
    11
      Fisheries Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 143)
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      Fisheries Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 143–EN)
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      Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved. Then Lord Robathan moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end to insert “but that this House regrets the failure of Her Majesty’s Government to provide the scientific evidence used to inform these Regulations and other restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including the imposition of a 10.00pm curfew on businesses.” After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then Baroness Thornton moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Bethell, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government have failed to implement an effective test, trace and isolate regime for COVID-19 and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to give all local authorities the resources they need to operate an effective contact tracing system in their areas; furthermore notes that these measures may not be sufficient to address the impact of the COVID-19 virus; and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to provide the support local businesses and communities need to have confidence in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The amendment was agreed to (see division 2). Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
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      Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (High) (England) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned. The House resumed.
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      Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Medium) (England) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 6.47pm until Thursday 15 October at 12 noon.