Minutes for 23 January 2020

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Trade policy: environmental aspects A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
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      Sanctions A question was asked by Lord Hain and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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      Homelessness A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
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      Hymen surgery A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Bethell.
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      Digital inclusion A question to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was asked by Lord Hayward, on behalf of Lord Lucas, and answered by Baroness Morgan of Cotes.
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      Sport and recreational facilities A question to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was asked by Lord Moynihan and answered by Baroness Morgan of Cotes.
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      TV Licence Fee Enforcement A question to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was asked by Lord Young of Norwood Green and answered by Baroness Morgan of Cotes.
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      Electric Vehicle Trading Scheme and Road Usage Duty (Consultation) Bill [HL] Baroness Worthington presented a bill to provide for a public consultation on the introduction of a trading obligation on vehicle manufactures to increase the proportion of electrically propelled light passenger vehicles sold and on the introduction of a road usage duty to reduce carbon transport emissions; and to provide for graduated rates of duty to apply to modified vehicles. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 55)
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      Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] Baroness Barker, on behalf of Baroness Burt of Solihull, presented a bill to introduce an entitlement to assemblies that further the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of all pupils, regardless of religion or belief, at state schools without a designated religious character in England; to repeal the requirement for these schools to hold collective worship; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 56)
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      Constitutional Privileges Bill [HL] Lord Howard of Rising presented a bill to make provision about certain privileges related to constitutional matters. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 57)
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      European Union (Information, etc.) Bill [HL] Lord Dykes presented a bill to make provision for information and statistics to be available in various public places about the European Union and to provide information to further the establishment of twinning arrangements between towns in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the European Union in accordance with the European Union’s town twinning support scheme. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 58)
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      Hares Preservation Bill [HL] Lord Randall of Uxbridge presented a bill to repeal the Hares Preservation Act 1892 and to make provision to prohibit the killing or taking of hares during the breeding season. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 59)
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      Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, in the event of the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill being brought from the Commons, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on 29 January to allow that Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

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      Fisheries: implementation and enforcement of the EU landing obligation (European Union Committee Report) Lord Teverson moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee Fisheries: implementation and enforcement of the EU landing obligation (26th Report, Session 2017–19, HL Paper 276). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      The EU fisheries landing obligation: six months on (European Union Committee Report) Lord Teverson moved that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU fisheries landing obligation: six months on (43rd Report, Session 2017–19, HL Paper 395). The motion was agreed to.
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      Rethinking High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Report) Lord Forsyth of Drumlean moved that this House takes note of the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee Rethinking High Speed 2 (6th Report, Session 2017–19, HL Paper 359). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) notified the Queen's Assent to the following Act: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 c.1
    The House adjourned at 6.09pm until Monday 27 January at 2.30pm.