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Minutes for 13 March 2024


Item number 4
Biomass: power generation A question was asked by Baroness Boycott and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 15:06)
Item number 5
COVID-19: lockdown costs and benefits A question was asked by Lord Robathan and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe. (at 15:17)
Item number 6
Scottish Government: devolved competences A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe. (at 15:28)
Item number 7
Earnings: mothers and fathers A question was asked by Lord Sikka and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 15:39)
Item number 8
Ministry for Poverty Prevention Bill [HL] Lord Bird presented a bill to make provision for establishing a new government Ministry, the Ministry for Poverty Prevention; to make provision for the objectives and powers of that Ministry; to make provision that the Ministry can only be abolished or combined with another department by an Act of Parliament; to make provision for reportin… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:50)
Item number 9
Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 64. Amendments 66, 70 to 90, 93 to 98, 102, 103, 107, 112 to 114, 116 and 117,119, 121 to 125, 128 to 130, 132, 136 to 139, 141 to 149, 150 (see division 1), 154 to 157, 159 to 161 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 53) (at 15:50)
Item number 10
National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No. 2) Bill A bill to make provision for and in connection with reducing the main rates of primary Class 1 national insurance contributions and Class 4 national insurance contributions was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54) (at 19:44)
Item number 11
National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No. 2) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54–EN)
Item number 12
West Midlands Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2024 Lord Sharpe of Epsom moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 February be approved. Then Lord Bach moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end to insert “but this House regrets that the draft Order entails the transfer of power being completed without the consent of othe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 19:45)
Item number 13
Prisons and probation: foreign national offenders Lord Stewart of Dirleton answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 March. (at 20:55)
The House adjourned at 9.24pm until Thursday 14 March at 11.00am.
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