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Minutes for 20 May 2021

Chamber

Item number 2
Biomass electricity subsidies: deforestation A question was asked by Lord Randall of Uxbridge and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 12:07)
Item number 3
Digital identification protocol A question was asked by Lord Holmes of Richmond and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:18)
Item number 4
Rent arrears: COVID-19 A question was asked by Lord Carrington and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:29)
Item number 5
Nepal: COVID-19 vaccine request A question was asked by Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:51)
Item number 6
COVID-19 internal review A private notice question was asked by Baroness Merron and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:00)
Item number 7
Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] Lord Bird presented a bill to make provision for a public consultation to inform a set of national wellbeing goals; to require public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic and cultural wellbeing by meeting wellbeing objectives, publishing future generations impact assessments and accounting for p… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:17)
Item number 8
Office of the Whistleblower Bill [HL] Baroness Kramer presented a bill to make provision for an Office of the Whistleblower. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7) (at 13:19)
Item number 9

Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: Alderdice, L. Ashton of Hyde, L. Barker, B. Brougham and Vaux, L. Caine, L. Dear, L. Duncan of Springbank, L. Faulkner… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:19)

Item number 10
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 24 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 11
Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 12
Air Quality (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 13
Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 14
Electricity Trading (Development of Technical Procedures) (Day-Ahead Market Timeframe) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 15
Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 16
Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 March be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:20)
Item number 17
Israel and Gaza Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the Government’s efforts to secure a ceasefire between the governments of Israel and Gaza, asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday 19 May. (at 13:21)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:32)
Item number 18
House of Lords: remote participation and hybrid sittings Earl Howe, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that this House takes note of remote participation and the hybrid sittings of the House of Lords. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:46)
The House adjourned at 8.32pm until Monday 24 May at 1.00pm.
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