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Minutes for 13 July 2021

Chamber

Item number 3
Pensions: gender gap A question was asked by Baroness Altmann and answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook. (at 12:07)
Item number 4
Folic acid A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:18)
Item number 5
Universal Credit A question was asked by Baroness Sherlock and answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook. (at 12:30)
Item number 6
Royal yacht A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:52)
Item number 7
Racism in sport A private notice question was asked by Lord Coaker and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 13:00)
Item number 8

Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Baroness Doocey be appointed as a Parliamentary member of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body in place of Baroness Scott of Needham Market. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:16)

Item number 9

Procedure and Privileges The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), on behalf of the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble), moved that the Report from the Select Committee Procedural adaptations arising from the hybrid House; Interim option of voting using PeerHub; Ongoing virtual participation by disabled members (1st Report, HL Paper 41) be agreed to. Then… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:17)

Item number 10
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that with effect from 6 September the previous motions agreed on 4 June 2020, 28 July 2020, 12 October 2020 and 9 February relating to the sittings of the hybrid House and the hybrid Grand Committee shall cease to have effect; and that until further notice: (1) the provisions of Standing Orders 52 (D… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:51)
Item number 11
Standing Orders (Public Business) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows: Insert the following new Standing Order: “24A Arrangements for virtual participation by disabled members [13 July 2021] (1) Members who may be physically unable to attend the House on grounds of long-term dis… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:51)
Item number 12
Allowances The Lord Privy Seal Baroness Evans of Bowes Park moved that: (1) The Resolution of the House of 22 July 2020 (House of Lords Allowance), the Resolution of the House of 6 May 2020 (House of Lords Allowance) (as amended), and the Resolution of the House of 20 July 2010 (House of Lords Allowance) (as amended) cease to have effect in respect of attendances after 5 Septem… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:52)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:52)
Item number 13
Early Years Foundation Stage (Miscellaneous Amendments) and Childcare Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Watson of Invergowrie moved that this House regrets that the Early Years Foundation Stage (Miscellaneous Amendments) and Childcare Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2021 introduces the Reception Baseline Assessment that takes effect in September 2021, when the workload of teach… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:57)
Item number 14
Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship) (Bilge Alarm) Regulations 2021 Lord Berkeley moved that this House regrets that the Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship) (Bilge Alarm) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/592), introduced as a result of the accident involving the ‘Abigail H’ at the port of Heysham in November 2008, have taken over 11 years to be introduced; further regrets that this delay has put a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:17)
The House adjourned at 8.24pm until Wednesday 14 July at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

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

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