Minutes for 4 February 2020

    Chamber

    Select Committee Reports
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      Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following instruments: Draft Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 Draft Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 Information paragraphs on certain instruments, including: Draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2020 Overseas Production Orders and Requests for Interception (Designation of Agreement) Regulations 2020 Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations 2020 Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. (4th Report, HL Paper 13)
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      European Union The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Scrutiny of international agreements: treaties considered on 4 February 2020, including the following which is drawn to the special attention of the House: Agreement establishing an Association between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Morocco And the following which is reported for information: Agreement establishing an Association between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. (4th Report, HL Paper 14) And Clock changes: is it time for change? (5th Report, HL Paper 15)
    Public Business
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      Post Office: prosecution powers A question was asked by Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and answered by Lord Duncan of Springbank.
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      Cash machines A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by the Earl of Courtown.
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      Data science: government processes A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Earl Howe.
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      East Africa: locusts A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Baroness Sugg.
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      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)
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      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)
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      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)
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      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)
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      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.

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      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 Clauses 26 to 30 Clauses 77 to 81 Clauses 31 to 44 Schedule 2 Clause 45 Clauses 82 to 95 Schedule 5 Clause 96 Clause 46 Clause 97Clause 47 Clause 98 Clause 48 Schedule 3 Clause 99 Schedule 6 Clauses 49 to 51 Clauses 100 to 116 Schedule 7 Clause 117 Schedule 8 Clauses 118 to 120 Schedule 9 Clauses 121 to 123 Schedule 10 Clauses 124 to 128 Schedule 11 Clauses 129 to 131 Title. The motion was agreed to.
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      Universal Credit Baroness Stedman-Scott repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      Media and Lobby briefings Earl Howe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
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      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.
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      Paterson Inquiry Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
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      Eating disorders: provision of care A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and, after debate, answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford.
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      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.