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Minutes for 18 March 2021

Chamber

Item number 3
Office of Communications: Chair A question was asked by Lord Foster of Bath and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:08)
Item number 4
Food prices: agricultural policy A question was asked by Lord Carrington and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 12:18)
Item number 5
China: treatment of Uighurs and Taiwanese airspace incursions A question was asked by Baroness D'Souza and answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 12:29)
Item number 6
United Kingdom–European Union Trade A question was asked by Lord Adonis and answered by Lord Frost. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:52)
Item number 7
Levelling up Lord Greenhalgh answered questions on a Ministerial statement on Her Majesty’s Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 March. (at 13:01)
Item number 8
Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 Lord Wolfson of Tredegar moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 19 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:57)
Item number 9
Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) Regulations 2021 Baroness Randerson moved that this House regrets that the Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/58) will have a detrimental impact on heavy goods vehicle drivers and the hours they will be required to work, and does not provide clarity for such drivers on how the tempo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:11)
Item number 10
Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) Regulations 2021 Lord Rosser moved that this House takes note of the Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/58). The motion was agreed to. (at 16:08)
Item number 11
National Bus Strategy: England Baroness Vere of Norbiton answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the National Bus Strategy for England, made in the House of Commons on Monday 15 March. (at 16:10)
Item number 12
Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch moved that this House regrets that the Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/158) do not provide a basis for significantly reducing the amount of peatland burning that occurs in England, in part because the restrictions extend only to certain areas of deep peat; not… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:50)
The House adjourned at 6.20pm until Friday 19 March at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.

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