Minutes for 19 October 2020
The House met at 1.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of London.1
Lord Dodds of Duncairn The Rt Hon. Nigel Alexander Dodds, OBE, having been created Baron Dodds of Duncairn, of Duncairn in the City of Belfast, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 18 September, was introduced between Lord Morrow and Lord Browne of Belmont, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.
Historic statues A question was asked by Baroness Deech and answered by Baroness Barran.3
Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens versus Home Office A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.4
Gender Recognition Act 2004 A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Berridge.5
Trains: East Midlands A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton.6
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the bill be recommitted to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.7
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill Lord Callanan moved that the bill be now read a second time. Then Lord Judge moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that Part 5 of the bill contains provisions which, if enacted, would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom.” After debate, the debate was adjourned.8
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill A bill to make provision for, and in connection with, the authorisation of criminal conduct in the course of, or otherwise in connection with, the conduct of covert human intelligence sources was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 144)9
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 144–EN)
The House adjourned. The House resumed.10
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill The debate on the amendment to the motion for second reading was resumed. After debate, the debate was further adjourned until tomorrow.11
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons. The Commons reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 145)
The House adjourned at 11.10pm until Tuesday 20 October at 12 noon.
The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm