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Minutes for 7 December 2020

Chamber

Item number 1
Trident nuclear programme A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 13:08)
Item number 2
Convention on Biological Diversity A question was asked by Lord Randall of Uxbridge and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 13:20)
Item number 3
Colombia A question was asked by Baroness Blower and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:31)
Item number 4
COVID-19: social mobility A question was asked by Lord Bird and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 13:43)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:54)
Item number 5

Conduct Lord Mance moved that the Report from the Select Committee The conduct of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass be agreed to. (8th Report, HL Paper 185). The motion was agreed to(see division 1). Then Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of Lord Mance, moved to resolve that, in accordance with Standing Order 12, Lord Maginnis of Drumglass be suspended from the service of the House for a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:01)

Item number 6
Import of, and Trade in, Animals and Animal Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 October 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:29)
Item number 7
Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture, Animals, and Marketing of Seed, Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 November 2020 be approved. The motion was… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:29)
Item number 8
Veterinary Medicines and Residues (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 November 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:29)
Item number 9
Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 November 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:29)
Item number 10
Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 October 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:29)
Item number 11
Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Gardiner of Kimble, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 October 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 14:29)
Item number 12
Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, on behalf of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 October 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:30)
Item number 13
Export Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Grimstone of Boscobel moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 October 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
Item number 14
Trade Bill The report was received. Amendment 6 was agreed to (see division 2). Amendment 7 was negatived. Amendment 8 was agreed to (see division 3). Amendment 9 was agreed to (see division 4). Amendment 11 was agreed to (see division 5). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 11. (at 14:32)
Item number 15
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons and amendments. The Commons reasons and amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 156) (at 00:11)
The House adjourned at 12.11am until Tuesday 8 December at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm
Plant Health (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Plant Health (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
Plant Health (Phytosanitary Conditions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Plant Health (Phytosanitary Conditions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:22)
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:46)
Direct Payments to Farmers (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Direct Payments to Farmers (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:25)
World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture (Domestic Support) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture (Domestic Support) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:25)
Unmanned Aircraft (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Unmanned Aircraft (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:02)
Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2020 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:15)
The Committee adjourned at 6.40pm.
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