Minutes for 30 January 2020

    Chamber

    Public Business
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      Major trauma centre: Westminster A question was asked by Baroness Masham of Ilton and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      Nursing and midwifery A question was asked by Lord Crisp and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      European Union: trading arrangements A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and answered by Lord Callanan.
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      House of Lords: appointments A question was asked by Lord Tyler and answered by Earl Howe.
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      Wuhan novel coronavirus: United Kingdom citizens A private notice question was asked by Viscount Waverley and answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      Contracts for Difference and Onshore Wind Bill [HL] Baroness Hayman presented a bill to make provision about the allocation of contracts for difference; resume the allocation of contracts for difference to onshore wind projects; and make provision about planning applications for onshore wind installations. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 77)
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      Elections (Candidates' Expenditure and Nominations) Bill [HL] Lord Tyler presented a bill to make provision about election expenditure by candidates and political parties and about nominations as a parliamentary candidate; to abolish deposits; to confer powers on the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 78)
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      Right to Die at Home Bill [HL] Lord Warner presented a bill to create a right to die at home. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 79)
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      Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill [HL] Lord Storey presented a bill to make it an offence to provide or advertise cheating services for Higher Education assessments. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 80)
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      Devolution in England Bill [HL] Baroness Janke presented a bill to require the Secretary of State to report on devolution in England. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 81)
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      Statutory Instruments The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved, in accordance with Standing Order 73 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997 that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to join with the Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Stirrup, L. Colgrain, L. Haskel, L. Morris of Handsworth, L.Newlove, B. Rowe-Beddoe, L. Scott of Needham Market, B. That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chair; That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records; That the Committee have leave to report from time to time; That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House. The motion was agreed to.

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      Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick be appointed a member of the Select Committee. The motion was agreed to.

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      Middle East peace plan Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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       Gene editing (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) Baroness Bakewell moved that this House takes note of recent developments in the field of gene editing, and its status in scientific research around the world. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Iran: stability in the Middle East A question was asked by Lord Turnberg and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
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       Defence, diplomacy and development policy (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale moved that this House takes note of the role played by defence, diplomacy, and development policy in building a safer, fairer, and cleaner world. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
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      Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure The Lord Bishop of Gloucester moved that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent. Then Lord Trefgarne moved, as an amendment to the motion, at end insert “but that this House regrets that the Measure does not address the issue of marriages no longer being able to be registered at the church where the marriage takes place.” After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
    The House adjourned at 5.47pm until Monday 3 February at 2.30pm.