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Minutes for 26 May 2021

Chamber

Item number 5
E-scooters A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 12:08)
Item number 6
Overseas Development Assistance A question was asked by Baroness Sugg and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 12:20)
Item number 7
Rogue landlords register A question was asked by Baroness Grender and answered by Lord Greenhalgh. (at 12:31)
Item number 8
COVID-19: variant B.1.617.2 A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:42)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:53)
Item number 9
COVID-19: travel guidance A private notice question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:01)
Item number 10
Assisted Dying Bill [HL] Baroness Meacher presented a Bill to enable adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 13) (at 13:16)
Item number 11
Status of Workers Bill [HL] Lord Hendy presented a Bill to make provision for the creation of a single status for workers by amending the meaning of “employee”, “worker”, “employer” and related expressions in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the Employment Rights Act 1996 and cognate legislation; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:17)
Item number 12
COVID-19 Lord Bethell answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on COVID-19, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 25 May. (at 13:18)
Item number 13
Criminal justice review: response to rape Lord Wolfson of Tredegar answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on when the Government’s end-to-end review of the criminal justice system response to rape will be published, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 25 May. (at 13:28)
Item number 14
House of Lords Commissioners for Standards Lord Mance moved that the House approves the appointment as House of Lords Commissioners for Standards of (1) Martin Jelley QPM for a period of five years beginning on 1 July 2021, and (2) Karimullah Hyat Akbar Khan for a period of four and a half years beginning on 1 June 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:39)
Item number 15
Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 April be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:25)
Item number 16
Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Baroness Barran 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 15:47)
Item number 17
Telecommunications (Security) Bill A Bill to make provision about the security of public electronic communications networks and public electronic communications services was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 15) (at 19:33)
Item number 18
Telecommunications (Security) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 15–EN)
Item number 19
Environment Bill A Bill to make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; for statements and reports about environmental protection; for the Office for Environmental Protection; about waste and resource efficiency; about air quality; for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; about water; about nature and biodive… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:33)
Item number 20
Environment Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 16–EN)
Item number 21
Charities Bill [HL] Baroness Barran presented a Bill to amend the Charities Act 2011 and the Universities and College Estates Act 1925; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 17) (at 19:32)
Item number 22
Charities Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 17–EN)
The House adjourned at 7.33pm until Thursday 27 May at 12 noon.
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