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Minutes for 11 March 2021
Select Committee Reports
Item number 1
International Agreements The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: Partnership, Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Albania, reported for information. (6th Report, HL Paper 244)
Item number 2
Global population growth A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler, on behalf of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 12:09)
Item number 3
Music and performing arts students: visas and work permits A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Baroness Barran. [I] (at 12:20)
Item number 4
Offshore gas rigs A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 12:31)
Item number 5
Northern Ireland Protocol A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:53)
Item number 6
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that, in the event of the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill and the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill having been brought from the House of Commons, Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be disp… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:00)
Item number 7
COVID-19: Government’s publication of contracts Lord Bethell answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the publication of contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 9 March. (at 13:01)
Item number 8
Hong Kong: electoral reforms Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on planned reforms to Hong Kong’s electoral system, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 March. (at 13:13)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:24)
Item number 9
Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Lord Wolfson of Tredegar, on behalf of Lord Stewart of Dirleton, made a statement on legislative consent. Then the bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments. (at 13:31)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:46)
Item number 10
Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 21. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. (at 13:52)
Item number 11
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2020, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:22)
Item number 12
Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill A bill to make provision increasing the maximum capital of the Contingencies Fund for a temporary period, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons and read a first time. (at 19:22)
The House adjourned at 7.22pm until Friday 12 March at 11.00am.
The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
International Women’s Day (5-hour debate) Baroness Scott of Bybrook, on behalf of Baroness Berridge, moved that the Grand Committee takes note of International Women’s Day and the United Kingdom’s role in empowering women in the recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:30)
The Committee adjourned at 6.43pm.
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