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Minutes for 1 March 2021
The House met at 1.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leeds. (at 13:00)
Item number 1
Baroness Chapman of Darlington Jennifer Chapman, having been created Baroness Chapman of Darlington, of Darlington in the County of Durham, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 1 February, was introduced between Lord Falconer of Thoroton and Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:08)
Item number 2
Lord Etherton The Rt Hon Sir Terence Michael Elkan Barnet Etherton, having been created Baron Etherton, of Marylebone in the City of Westminster, for life by Letters Patent dated 23 December 2020, was introduced supported by Lord Woolf and Baroness Hallett, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 13:13)
Item number 3
Leave of Absence The House directed that the leave of absence granted to Lord Frost be ended.
Select Committee Reports
Item number 5
Cadet forces A question was asked by Lord Lingfield and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 13:18)
Item number 6
Domestic energy efficiency: retrofitting A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 13:30)
Item number 7
United States: diplomatic relations A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:40)
Item number 8
Commonwealth countries: reciprocal pension agreements A question was asked by Baroness Altmann, on behalf of Lord Randall of Uxbridge, and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 13:52)
Item number 9
COVID contracts: judicial review Lord Bethell answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the High Court’s judgment in the judicial review of Her Majesty’s Government’s publication of contracts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 February. (at 14:04)
Item number 10
Uber: Supreme Court ruling Lord Callanan answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the impact of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 February. (at 14:16)
Item number 11
Education return and awarding qualifications in 2021 Baroness Berridge answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the reopening of educational settings and the awarding of qualifications in 2021, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 25 February. (at 14:28)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:05)
Item number 12
Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill The report was received. Amendments were considered. (at 15:10)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:17)
Item number 13
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Bethell moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 29 January be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:46)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:00)
Item number 14
Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to. (at 19:16)
Item number 15
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:16)
Item number 16
Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Baroness Garden of Frognal) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Acts: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 c. 4 Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Act 2021 c. 5 (at 19:16)
The House adjourned at 7.16pm until Tuesday 2 March at 12 noon.
The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Financial Services Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 28. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after clause 30 was agreed to. (at 14:32)
The Committee adjourned at 7.28pm.
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