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Minutes for 27 May 2021

Chamber

Item number 2
Commonwealth Heads of Government A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:07)
Item number 3
Nagorno-Karabakh A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:19)
Item number 4
Agri-environment schemes: permissive access A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 12:29)
Item number 5
COVID-19: poverty A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:20)
Item number 6
UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: meetings of bodies A question was asked by the Earl of Kinnoull and answered by Lord Frost. (at 13:00)
Item number 7
UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: regions and industrial sectors A question was asked by Lord Purvis of Tweed and answered by Lord Frost. (at 13:11)
Item number 8
Protocol on Ireland/ Northern Ireland A question was asked by Lord Dodds of Duncairn and answered by Lord Frost. (at 13:22)
Item number 9
Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] Baroness Burt of Solihull presented a Bill to amend the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to make provision regarding assemblies at state schools without a designated religious character in England; to repeal the requirement for those schools to hold collective worship; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be p… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:34)
Item number 10
Age Assurance (Minimum Standards) Bill [HL] Baroness Kidron presented a Bill to require that age assurance systems for online or digital services or products must meet certain minimum standards; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 19) (at 13:35)
Item number 11

Business of the House The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 8 June to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:36)

Item number 12
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Lord Greenhalgh, moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 to 12 ScheduleClauses 13 to 26 Title. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:36)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:37)
Item number 13
Public service broadcasting (Communications and Digital Committee Report) (3-hour debate) Lord Gilbert of Panteg moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Communications and Digital Committee Public service broadcasting: as vital as ever (1st Report, Session 2019, HL Paper 16). After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:51)
Item number 14
Immigration rules: statements of changes Lord Green of Deddington moved that this House regrets that the Immigration rules: statements of changes (HC813, HC1043 and HC1248), published respectively on 22 October 2020, 10 December 2020 and 4 March, do not provide clear and comprehensible descriptions of the changes proposed, nor of their likely effect. After debate, the motion was… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:40)
The House adjourned at 6.04pm until Monday 7 June at 1.00pm.

Grand Committee

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

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