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Minutes for 28 January 2021

Chamber

Item number 3
European Union: musicians A question was asked by Lord German and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:07)
Item number 4
United Kingdom–European Union Joint Political Declaration on Asylum and Returns A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 12:18)
Item number 5
House of Lords: size A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith). (at 12:29)
Item number 6
Small businesses: European Union exports A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 12:40)
Item number 7
House of Lords Commission The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord German, Lord Hill of Oareford, Lord Touhig and Lord Vaux of Harrowden be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Baroness Doocey, Lord Wakeham, Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall and Lord Laming. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 8
Communications and Digital The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Baroness Featherstone, Lord Giddens, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port and Lord Stevenson of Balmacara be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Storey, Baroness Quin, Lord Allen of Kensington and Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall. The m… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 9
Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Baroness Doocey, Lord Hope of Craighead and Baroness Suttie be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Beith and Lord Pannick. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 10
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Hendy and Lord Janvrin be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Haskel and Lord Thurlow. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 11
Economic Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Bridges of Headley, Lord Haskel, Lord King of Lothbury and Baroness Kramer be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Tugendhat, Lord Cunningham of Felling, Lord Burns and Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted. The motion was agreed to en b… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 12
Finance The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Campbell-Savours, Lord Davies of Brixton, Lord Lee of Trafford, Lord Levene of Portsoken and Lord Vaux of Harrowden be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Cunningham of Felling, Baroness Goudie, Baroness Doocey, Lord Cromwell and Lord Ker… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 13

Human Rights The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Henley be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Trimble. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)

Item number 14
International Relations and Defence The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Anderson of Swansea, Lord Boateng, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, Lord Stirrup, Baroness Sugg and Lord Teverson be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Reid of Cardowan, Lord Grocott, Lord Purvis of Tweed, Lord Ha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 15

Liaison The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Low of Dalston. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)

Item number 16

National Plan for Sport and Recreation The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the Earl of Devon be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Krebs. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)

Item number 17
National Security Strategy The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Laming, Lord Reid of Cardowan and Lord Strasburger be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Powell of Bayswater, Lord Harris of Haringey and Lord Campbell of Pittenweem. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 18
Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Faulkner of Worcester and Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Morris of Aberavon and Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 19
Science and Technology The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Viscount Hanworth, Lord Krebs, Lord Mitchell, Lord Sarfraz, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe and Lord Winston be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Browne of Ladyton, Lord Mair, Baroness Hilton of Eggardon, Lord Borwick, Barones… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 20
Selection The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Coussins and Lord Smith of Hindhead be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Craig of Radley and Viscount Ullswater. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 21
Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Lord Clark of Windermere and Baroness Deech be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Campbell-Savours and Lord Laming; and that Lord Touhig be appointed chair of the Select Committee. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 22
Statutory Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, Baroness D'Souza and Lord Smith of Hindhead be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Stirrup and Lord Colgrain. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:51)
Item number 23
International Agreements The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider matters relating to the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of international agreements, and to report on treaties laid before Parliament in accordance with Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010; and that, as proposed by… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 24
Youth Unemployment The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider youth unemployment, education and skills, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: Baker of Dorking, L. Clark of Kilwinning, B. Clarke of Nottingham, L. Davie… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:51)
Item number 25
Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
Item number 26
Operation of Air Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 23 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
Item number 27
Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 31 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
Item number 28
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Election of Mayor and Functions) Order 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
Item number 29
Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 31 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
Item number 30
Organic Production (Organic Indications) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 5 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
Item number 31
Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 12:54)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:55)
Item number 32
Russian Federation: human rights Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the arrest of Alexei Navalny, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 27 January. (at 13:01)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:12)
Item number 33
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendment 2 was agreed to.. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 13:31)
Item number 34
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with an amendment and reasons. The Commons amendment and reasons were ordered to be printed.  (HL Bill 168) (at 20:44)
Item number 35
Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons. (at 15:03)
Item number 36
COVID-19 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered questions on a Ministerial statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 27 January. (at 15:18)
Item number 37
Financial Services Bill Lord Agnew of Oulton 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 16:09)
The House adjourned at 8.44pm until Monday 1 February at 1.00pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.36pm
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