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Minutes for 25 February 2020
The House met at 2.30pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough. (at 14:30)
Item number 1
Queen's Speech The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, delivered Her Majesty's reply to the Address of 9 January, as follows: "I have received with great satisfaction the dutiful and loyal expression of your thanks for the speech with which I opened the present Session of Parliament." (at 14:37)
Select Committee Reports
Item number 2
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Proposed Negative Statutory Instrument under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: International Accounting Standards, Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Report on the following instrument: Homes and Communiti… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
War widows' pension A question was asked by Baroness Crawley and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 14:37)
Item number 4
Housing insulation A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Callanan. (at 14:46)
Item number 5
Afghan interpreters: security clearance A question was asked by Baroness Coussins and answered by Baroness Goldie. (at 14:53)
Item number 6
Flooding compensation A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 15:01)
Item number 7
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged. (at 15:08)
Item number 8
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that if a Bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in the 2019 session is brought to this House from the House of Commons in this session— (a) the Bill shall be deemed to have been read a first and second time, (b) the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:09)
Item number 9
Flooding Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on 24 February. (at 15:21)
Item number 10
Immigration: points based system Baroness Williams of Trafford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons on 24 February. (at 16:01)
Item number 11
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed and the bill was reported without amendment. The report was received. (at 16:46)
The House adjourned at 8.08pm until Wednesday 26 February at 3.00pm.
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
Trade: standards A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and, after debate, answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 15:30)
Post Office: Horizon Accounting System A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and, after debate, answered by Lord Callanan. (at 16:30)
India: Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 A question was asked by the Earl of Sandwich and, after debate, answered by Baroness Sugg. (at 17:30)
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: inequalities A question was asked by Baroness Whitaker and, after debate, answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 18:30)
The Committee adjourned at 7.29pm.
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