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Minutes for 29 January 2020

Chamber

Item number 4
Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission A question was asked by Lord Lisvane and answered by Earl Howe. (at 15:06)
Item number 5
Sudan and South Sudan A question was asked by the Earl of Sandwich and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:14)
Item number 6
Bovine tuberculosis A question was asked by Lord Krebs and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:21)
Item number 7
Rohingya Muslims A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:30)
Item number 8
Fisheries Bill [HL] Lord Gardiner of Kimble presented a bill to make provision in relation to fisheries, fishing, aquaculture and marine conservation; to make provision about the functions of the Marine Management Organisation; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 71) (at 15:37)
Item number 9
Fisheries Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 71–EN)
Item number 10
Buses (Zero Emissions) Bill [HL] Lord Paddick, on behalf of Baroness Randerson, presented a bill to prohibit the registration of public service vehicles manufactured after 2025 which emit carbon; and to prohibit the registration of other public service vehicles which emit carbon after 2035. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 72) (at 15:37)
Item number 11
Local Authorities (Transport Powers) Bill [HL] Lord Shipley presented a bill to empower local authorities to introduce Workplace Parking Levies with immediate effect and to impose penalty charges for moving traffic contraventions. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 73) (at 15:38)
Item number 12
Police Conduct (Operation Conifer) Inquiry Bill [HL] Lord Black of Brentwood presented a bill to make provision for an inquiry into police conduct of Operation Conifer to be established. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 74) (at 15:38)
Item number 13
Hereditary Peerages and Baronetcies (Equality of Inheritance) Bill [HL] Lord Lucas presented a bill to amend the law regarding succession to peerages and baronetcies and eligibility to stand for election as a hereditary member of the House of Lords; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 75) (at 15:39)
Item number 14
Data Protection (Independent Complaint) Bill [HL] Baroness Kidron presented a bill to amend the Data Protection Act 2018 to grant representative bodies and organisations power to exercise independent complaint and remedy rights on behalf of data subjects. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 76) (at 15:39)
Item number 15
Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed. (at 15:40)
Item number 16

Statutory Instruments A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of seven Members to join with a Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Item number 17
Social mobility A question was asked by Baroness Tyler of Enfield and, after debate, answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 17:41)
The House adjourned at 6.56pm until Thursday 30 January at 11.00am.
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