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We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 27 February 2024 as the Order Paper section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 27 February 2024

Chamber

Item number 2
Gender pay gap A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:37)
Item number 3
Avanti trains A question was asked by Lord Snape and answered by Lord Davies of Gower. (at 14:47)
Item number 4
Post Office: executive remuneration A question was asked by Lord Sikka and answered by Lord Johnson of Lainston. (at 14:58)
Item number 5
Shamima Begum A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom. (at 15:09)
Item number 6
Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2024 Lord Caine moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 10 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:19)
Item number 7
Representation of the People (Postal Vote Handling etc.) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Caine moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:19)
Item number 8
Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Johnson of Lainston moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:19)
Item number 9
Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Johnson of Lainston moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:19)
Item number 10
Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (Consequential, Supplementary and Incidental Provisions) Regulations 2024 Lord Johnson of Lainston moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 February be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 15:19)
Item number 11
Israel and Gaza Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated a statement made in the House of Commons. (at 15:20)
Item number 12
Post Office Horizon: compensation and legislation Lord Johnson of Lainston answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 26 February. (at 16:10)
Item number 13
Animal Welfare (Primate Licences) (England) Regulations 2023 Lord Douglas-Miller moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 December 2023 be approved. Then Baroness Hayman of Ullock moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end to insert “but regrets that the draft Animal Welfare (Primate Licences) (England) Regulations 2023 seek to implement through secondary leg… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:49)
Item number 14

Northern Ireland Lord Caine moved that an Humble Address be presented to His Majesty welcoming the return of the devolved institutions in Northern Ireland, re-affirming the importance of upholding the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement 1998 in all its strands, acknowledging the foundational importance of the Acts of Union 1800, including the economic provisions under Article 6 of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 17:50)

The House adjourned at 9.21pm until Wednesday 28 February at 3.00pm.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Human Medicines (Amendments Relating to Coronavirus and Influenza) (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2024 Lord Evans of Rainow moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Human Medicines (Amendments Relating to Coronavirus and Influenza) (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:45)
Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds, National Insurance Funds Payments and Extension of Veterans Relief) Regulations 2024 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds, National Insurance Funds Payments and Extension of Veterans Relief) Regulations 2024. After debate, the mot… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 16:16)
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2024 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2024. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:46)
Bank of England Levy (Amount of Levy Payable) Regulations 2024 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Bank of England Levy (Amount of Levy Payable) Regulations 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:46)
Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention: Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024 Baroness Scott of Bybrook moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention: Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:03)
Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2024 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:35)
Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2024 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:22)
The Committee adjourned at 6.55pm.
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