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Minutes for 20 July 2021

Chamber

Item number 7
Ecclesiastical Committee The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) acquainted the House that, pursuant to section 2 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, he had nominated Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to be a member of the Ecclesiastical Committee, and to serve for the duration of the present Parliament.
Item number 8
Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord True. (at 12:14)
Item number 9
Human rights due diligence A question was asked by Baroness Sheehan and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 12:24)
Item number 10
Chinese products and companies: human rights violations A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 12:35)
Item number 11
National Food Strategy independent review A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 12:46)
Item number 12
Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill [HL] Lord Foster of Bath presented a Bill to make provision to increase the energy performance of buildings; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 46) (at 12:57)
Item number 13

Conduct Lord Mance moved that the Report from the Select Committee The conduct of Lord James of Blackheath, Lord Kalms, Lord Willoughby de Broke and Baroness Mone (3rd Report, HL Paper 36) be agreed to. Then Lord Cormack moved, as an amendment to the motion, leave out after "that" and insert "consideration of the Report from the Select Committee The conduct of Lord James of Bla… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:58)

Item number 14
Medical Devices (Northern Ireland Protocol) Regulations 2021 Lord Bethell moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 June be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:36)
Item number 15
Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Lord Bethell moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 June be approved. Then Baroness Thornton moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end to insert “that this House welcomes that the draft Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 intro… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 13:36)
Item number 16
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 1, 2, 4, 9 (see division 4), 10, 11 to 24 and 25 were agreed to. Amendment 26 was disagreed to (see division 5). Amendment 27 was disagreed to (see division 6). Amendments 35, 38, 40, 41, 45 and 46 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 47) (at 14:24)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 17:26)
Item number 17
Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Grand Committee without amendment.
Item number 18
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 Lord Bethell moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 June be approved. Then Baroness Wheeler moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end to insert “but that this House regrets that the Regulations do not include any information about how the legislation will… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 18:35)
Item number 19
Legacy of Northern Ireland's past Viscount Younger of Leckie answered Questions on a Ministerial statement on addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 14 July. (at 20:17)
The House adjourned at 8.49pm until Thursday 21 July at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

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

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