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Minutes for 20 January 2021


Item number 2
New businesses: Capital Gains Tax A question was asked by Lord Leigh of Hurley and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 12:08)
Item number 3
COVID-19: early years sector A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:17)
Item number 4
COVID-19: vaccination A question was asked by Lord Cormack and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:29)
Item number 5
Flooding A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:53)
Item number 6
Northern Ireland: Victims’ Payment Scheme A private notice question was asked by Lord Empey and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 13:00)
Item number 7
United Kingdom musicians: European Union visa arrangements Baroness Barran answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on visa arrangements for musicians from the United Kingdom in the European Union, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 January. (at 13:17)
Item number 8
Domestic Abuse Bill Baroness Scott of Bybrook, on behalf of Baroness Williams of Trafford, moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Domestic Abuse Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 to 38 Schedule 1 Clauses 39 to 68 Schedule 2 Clauses 69 to 80 Title. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:27)
Item number 9
Trade Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons and amendments. The Commons reasons and amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 164) (at 19:48)
Item number 10
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to. (at 19:48)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:28)
Item number 11
Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill Baroness Goldie moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House. (at 14:00)
Item number 12
National Security and Investment Bill A bill to make provision for the making of orders in connection with national security risks arising from the acquisition of control over certain types of entities and assets; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 165) (at 19:48)
Item number 13
National Security and Investment Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 165–EN)
The House adjourned at 7.48pm until Thursday 21 January at 12 noon.
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