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Minutes for 4 February 2020

Chamber

Item number 3
Post Office: prosecution powers A question was asked by Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank. (at 14:36)
Item number 4
Cash machines A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by the Earl of Courtown. (at 14:44)
Item number 5
Data science: government processes A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Earl Howe. (at 14:52)
Item number 6
East Africa: locusts A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 14:59)
Item number 7
Automated Facial Recognition Technology (Moratorium and Review) Bill [HL] Lord Clement-Jones presented a bill to prohibit the use of automated facial recognition technology in public places and to provide for a review of its use. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 87) (at 15:06)
Item number 8
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (Legal Advice and Appeals) Bill [HL] Lord Roberts of Llandudno presented a bill to make provision for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to receive legal advice and for extending the deadline for an unaccompanied asylum seeking child to appeal an asylum decision. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 88) (at 15:06)
Item number 9
Period Products (Free Provision) Bill [HL] Baroness Boycott presented a bill to provide for the provision of free period products. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 89) (at 15:07)
Item number 10
Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] Lord Dholakia presented a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 90) (at 15:08)
Item number 11

Finance The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that Baroness Noakes be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Cope of Berkeley. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:08)

Item number 12
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Pension Schemes Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order: Clauses 1 to 6 Schedule 1 Clauses 52 to 57 Schedule 4 Clauses 7 to 17 Clauses 58 to 68 Clauses 18 to 23 Clauses 69 to 74 Clauses 24 and 25 Clauses 75 and 76… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:08)
Item number 13
Universal Credit Baroness Stedman-Scott repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 15:09)
Item number 14
Media and Lobby briefings Earl Howe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons. (at 15:21)
Item number 15
Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] Baroness Williams of Trafford 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. (at 15:34)
Item number 16
Paterson Inquiry Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons. (at 18:01)
Item number 17
Eating disorders: provision of care A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and, after debate, answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. (at 18:34)
Item number 18
Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 13–EN)
The House adjourned at 8.00pm until Wednesday 5 February at 3.00pm.
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