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Order Paper for 1 December 2020

Chamber

Oral questions (40 minutes)
*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards ending HIV transmissions by 2030.
*Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact pre-exposure prophylaxis is having on new HIV transmissions; and what steps they are taking to ensure that there is sufficient access to that treatment.
*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support older people at risk from domestic abuse while restrictions are in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on families of not maintaining the £1,000 uplift of Universal Credit.
†At a convenient point after 1.00pm
Lord Bethell intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 29 September be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 25 November
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Expiry of Mental Health Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 October be approved. 33rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. Considered in Grand Committee on 25 November
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Relevant Court) (Retained EU Case Law) Regulations 2020 Lord Stewart of Dirleton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 October be approved. 32nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. Considered in Grand Committee on 25 November
†Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on scheduled mass deportations by chartered plane to Jamaica, asked in the House of Commons on Monday 30 November. (10 minutes)
†At a convenient point after 1.30pm
§Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 19th Report from the Constitution Committee
†At a convenient point after 5.00pm, the following two motions are expected to be debated together for up to 4 hours.
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 30 November be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Lord Robathan to move, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Regulations because no adequate impact analysis of the social, economic and health costs of the restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to the benefits of those restrictions, has been laid before Parliament."
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Bethell, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that the restrictions being introduced to address the COVID-19 pandemic do not adequately consider the impact of such restrictions on the (1) number of jobs lost, (2) businesses permanently destroyed, (3) costs to taxpayers, and (4) consequenc… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Lord Cormack to move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Bethell, at end to insert “but that this House regrets the confusing signals given out by the contrast between the rules for Tier 2, Tier 3, and the relaxation of rules over the Christmas period.”
Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Bethell, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that the restrictions being introduced to address the COVID-19 pandemic were not informed by a wide and detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of the possible measures to be adopted.”
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 Lord Bethell to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 30 November be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Grand Committee

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