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Minutes for 20 January 2022
The House met at 11.00am. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
Barony of Baillieu in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Clerk of the Parliaments was directed to enter Lord Baillieu on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4).
Item number 2
Ukraine and Russia: ceasefire A question was asked by Lord Browne of Ladyton and answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom. (at 11:05)
Item number 3
Food and farming: supply issues A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 11:16)
Item number 4
Devolved governments: public expenditure A question was asked by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, on behalf of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton. (at 11:26)
Item number 5
Pesticides: Thiamethoxam A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 11:37)
Item number 6
Building Safety Bill A bill to make provision about the safety of people in or about buildings and the standard of buildings, to amend the Architects Act 1997, and to amend provision about complaints made to a housing ombudsman was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 98) (at 11:47)
Item number 7
Building Safety Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 98–EN)
Item number 8
Migrant crossings: role of the military Baroness Goldie answered Questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on migrant crossings: role of the military, asked in the House of Commons on Tuesday 18 January. (at 11:47)
Item number 9
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that the bill be referred to a Grand Committee on Thursday 27 January for debate before Second Reading. The motion was agreed to. (at 11:58)
Item number 10
COVID-19 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) answered Questions on a statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 19 January. (at 11:58)
Item number 11
Health and Care Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 50. The House resumed after amendment 71. (at 12:27)
The House adjourned at 6.45pm until Monday 24 January at 2.30pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 1.00pm.
Social media: deaths of children A question was asked by Baroness Kidron and, after debate, answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay. (at 13:00)
Government of Qatar A question was asked by Lord Moynihan and, after debate, answered by the Earl of Courtown. (at 14:00)
Oil and gas: subsidies and licensing A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and, after debate, answered by Lord Offord of Garvel. (at 15:00)
E-scooters A question was asked by Baroness Neville-Rolfe and, after debate, answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 16:04)
The Committee adjourned at 4.59pm.
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