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Minutes for 2 February 2022

Chamber

Item number 3
School trips: passport and visa requirements A question was asked by Lord Anderson of Ipswich and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:06)
Item number 4
Independent Office for Police Conduct A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 15:16)
Item number 5
Power of attorney A question was asked by Baroness Greengross and answered by Lord Stewart of Dirleton. (at 15:27)
Item number 6
Kabul: Pen Farthing A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park. (at 15:38)
Item number 7
Personal Protective Equipment: accounting A private notice question was asked by Lord Wood of Anfield and answered by Lord Kamall. (at 15:49)
Item number 8
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Whitty set down for Thursday 3 February in Grand Committee shall be time-limited to 2 hours, and that in the name of Lord Browne of Ladyton to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:04)
Item number 9
International Relations and Defence The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved, further to the resolution of the House of 13 May 2021, that the Committee should also have power to appoint a sub-committee for the purposes of any inquiry under section 3 of the Trade Act 2021; That the Committee have power to appoint the Chair of the sub-Committee; That the Committe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:05)
Item number 10

Common Frameworks Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Baroness Mobarik be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Caine. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:10)

Item number 11

Constitution The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Robertson of Port Ellen be appointed to the Committee. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:10)

Item number 12

European Affairs The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Baroness Scott of Needham Market be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Baroness Jolly. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:10)

Item number 13

Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Collins of Highbury be appointed an alternate member of the Select Committee. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:10)

Item number 14

Public Services The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Willis of Knaresborough be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Baroness Tyler of Enfield. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:10)

Item number 15

Selection The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that Lord Jones be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Plant of Highfield. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 16:10)

Item number 16
Building Safety Bill Lord Greenhalgh 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 16:10)
Item number 17
Surveillance Camera Code of Practice Lord Clement-Jones moved that this House regrets the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice because (1) it does not constitute a legitimate legal or ethical framework for the police's use of facial recognition technology, and (2) it is incompatible with human rights requirements surrounding such technology. After debate, the motion was withdrawn… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 20:28)
The House adjourned at 9.30pm until Thursday 3 February at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.

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