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Minutes for 15 October 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Lord Mendoza Neil Francis Jeremy Mendoza, having been created Baron Mendoza, of King’s Reach in the City of London, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 16 September 2020, was introduced between Lord Trevethin and Oaksey and Baroness Finn, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:07)
Item number 2
Baroness Shafik Nemat Talaat Shafik, DBE, having been created Baroness Shafik, of Camden in the London Borough of Camden and of Alexandria in the Arab Republic of Egypt, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 30 September 2020, was introduced between Lord Stern of Brentford and Lord O'Donnell, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to ab… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:13)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 3
Constitution The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. (17th Report, HL Paper 151)
Item number 4
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report drawing special attention to the following instrument: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North of England, North East and North West of England and Obligations of Undertakings (England) etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. (27th Report, HL Paper 152)
Item number 5
COVID-19: access to vaccine A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 12:18)
Item number 6
Afghanistan A question was asked by Baroness D'Souza and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:29)
Item number 7
Social Mobility A question was asked by Baroness Bull and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:41)
Item number 8
Trade and Agriculture Commission and the Trade Remedies Authority A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 12:52)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:54)
Item number 9
Youth unemployment A private notice question was asked by Lord Baker of Dorking and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 13:02)
Item number 10
Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Vaizey of Didcot be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Baroness Meyer.. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:27)
Item number 11
National Plan for Sport and Recreation The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the effectiveness of current sport and recreation policies and initiatives, and the case for a national plan for sport and recreation, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following membe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:27)
Item number 12
Risk Assessment and Risk Planning The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Arbuthnot of Edrom, L. (… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:27)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:17)
Item number 13
Public health restrictions: Government economic support Baroness Penn answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the economic support available to individuals and businesses in areas of the United Kingdom subject to additional public health restrictions, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 13 October. (at 13:28)
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
Item number 14
Parliamentary Constituencies Bill The bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 13:40)
Item number 15
Social Security (Up-Rating of Benefits) Bill Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House. (at 13:53)
Item number 16
Fire Safety Bill Lord Greenhalgh moved that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:54)
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
Item number 17
Trade Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 80. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. (at 14:00)
The House adjourned at 5.31pm until Monday 19 October at 1.00pm.
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