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Minutes for 18 January 2021
The House met at 1.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol. (at 13:00)
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the Duke of Norfolk for the remainder of the session.
Item number 2
International soft power strategy: role of BBC A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:07)
Item number 3
Airports National Policy Statement A question was asked by Lord Randall of Uxbridge and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 13:18)
Item number 4
Circular economy and elimination of waste A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 13:29)
Item number 5
Nagorno-Karabakh A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:51)
Item number 6
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: working parents and school closures A private notice question was asked by Lord Woolley of Woodford and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 14:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:14)
Item number 7
Trade Bill Lord Ashton of Hyde signified the Queen's Consent. Lord Grimstone of Boscobel made a statement on Legislative Consent. The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 to 13 were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 14:21)
Item number 8
Mental Health Act Reform Lord Bethell answered questions on a Ministerial statement on reform of the Mental Health Act 1983, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 January. (at 15:27)
Item number 9
Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill Lord Greenhalgh moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee. (at 16:06)
Item number 10
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill Lord Greenhalgh moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee. (at 19:09)
The House adjourned at 7.11pm until Tuesday 19 January at 12 noon.
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