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Minutes for 12 February 2020
The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Retirement The Lord Speaker (Lord Fowler) informed the House of the retirement with effect from 12 February 2020 of Lord Elystan-Morgan under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. (at 15:06)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Statutory Instruments The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: SI 2020/61 Immigration (Citizens’ Rights Appeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 SI 2020/90 Financing, Management and Monitoring of Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Constitution The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Pension Schemes Bill [HL]. (2nd Report, HL Paper 22) Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill. (3rd Report, HL Paper 23)
Item number 4
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Report on the following bills: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] NHS Funding Bill Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill. (5th Report, HL Paper 24)
Item number 5
Disability employment gap A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott. (at 15:07)
Item number 6
Bahrain: Mohamed Ramadan and Hussain Moosa A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 15:15)
Item number 7
Referendums A question was asked by Lord Soley and answered by Earl Howe. (at 15:20)
Item number 8
Fishery Protection Squadron A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 15:30)
Item number 9
Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was referred to the Examiners. (at 15:37)
Item number 10
Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that Clause 12 be agreed to. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 98) (at 15:38)
Item number 11
Algorithms: public sector decision-making A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and, after debate, answered by Baroness Barran. (at 18:55)
The House adjourned at 8.20pm until Thursday 13 February at 11.00am.
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