Minutes for 28 January 2020

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      National Health Service: data A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Lord Bethell.
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      Looked-after and adopted children A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and answered by Lord Agnew of Oulton.
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      Apprenticeship Levy A question was asked by Lord Young of Norwood Green and answered by Baroness Berridge.
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      Business confidence A question was asked by Lord Borwick and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank.
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      Equal Pay Bill [HL] Baroness Prosser presented a bill to make provision for a right for employees to obtain information relating to the pay of a comparator; to reform remedies and time limits relating to equal pay; to provide a right to equal pay where a single source can rectify unequal pay; to amend the statutory statement of particulars to include equal pay; to provide for requirements on certain employers to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees and between employees of different ethnic origins; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 65)
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      Equal Pay Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 65–EN)
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      Office of the Whistleblower Bill [HL] Baroness Kramer presented a bill to make provision for an Office of the Whistleblower. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66)
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      Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] Lord Hunt of Kings Heath presented a bill to amend the Human Tissue Act 2004 concerning consent to activities done for the purpose of transplantation outside the United Kingdom and consent for imported cadavers on display. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 67)
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      Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 67–EN)
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      House of Lords (Removal of Bishops) Bill [HL] Lord Taverne presented a bill to provide for bishops of the Church of England no longer to be entitled to membership of the House of Lords. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 68)
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      Assisted Dying Bill [HL] Lord Falconer of Thoroton presented a bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 69)
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      Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Lord Liddle be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Faulkner of Worcester. The motion was agreed to.

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      United Kingdom telecommunications Baroness Morgan of Cotes made a ministerial statement.
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      Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Baroness Stedman-Scott 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.
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      Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill A bill to make provision for the incorporation of the Direct Payments Regulation into domestic law; for enabling an increase in the total maximum amount of direct payments under that Regulation; and for connected purposes, certified by the Speaker as a money bill,  was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 70)
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      Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 70–EN)
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      Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and, after debate, answered by Baroness Sugg.
    The House adjourned at 9.36pm until Wednesday 29 January at 3.00pm.