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Minutes for 4 November 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Winchester. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act and Measure: Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act 2020 c. 19 General Synod (Remote Meetings) (Temporary Standing Orders) Measure 2020 No. 3
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill Domestic Abuse Bill: Government Response. (28th Report, HL Paper 162)
Item number 3
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 Coronavirus Act 2020 (Expiry of Mental Health Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 Draft Law Enforcement and Security (Separation Issues etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 20… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 4
Human Rights The following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Legislative Scrutiny: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill. (10th Report, HL Paper 164) Black people, racism and human rights (11th Report, HL Paper 165)
Item number 5
HMS "Queen Elizabeth" A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 12:07)
Item number 6
Union with Scotland A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 12:18)
Item number 7
Planning: accessible homes A question was asked by Baroness Bull, on behalf of Baroness Greengross, and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:29)
Item number 8
COVID-19: procurement contracts A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:39)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:50)
Item number 9
COVID-19 lockdown: economic support Lord Agnew of Oulton answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the economic support available to individuals and businesses (1) during, and (2) after, the next lockdown in England to address the COVID-19 pandemic, asked in the House of Commons on 3 November. (at 13:00)
Item number 10
Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill A bill to make provision about legal proceedings and consideration of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 147) (at 20:30)
Item number 11
Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 147–EN)
Item number 12
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, asked in the House of Commons on 3 November. (at 13:12)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:22)
Item number 13
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 149. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after amendment 157. (at 13:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:17)
Item number 14
Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 3 November 2020 be approved. Then Lord Robathan moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the Regulations because no impact analysis of the social, economic and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:02)
Item number 15
Agriculture Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments. The Commons amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 148) (at 20:30)
Item number 16
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments. The Commons amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 149) (at 20:30)
The House adjourned at 8.30pm until Monday 9 November at 1.00pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Medicines and Medical Devices Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 27. Amendments 43, 44 and 48 were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 48. (at 14:31)
The Committee adjourned at 4.15pm.
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