Minutes for 23 June 2020
The House met at 11.00am.
A one-minute silence was observed to mark the victims of the Reading terrorist attack.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.
Select Committee Reports
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: COVID-19 legislation: obstacles to parliamentary scrutiny Drawn to the special attention of the House: Draft Age-Appropriate Design Code Information paragraphs on the following instruments: 3 instruments relating to COVID-19 Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Section 75 – Designation of Public Authority) Order 2020 Draft Port Examination Codes of Practice and National Security Determinations Guidance Regulations 2020 Draft Surrender of Offensive Weapons (Compensation) Regulations 2020. (19th Report, HL Paper 84)2
Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed: Hungry for change: fixing the failures in food. (HL Paper 85)
Fly-tipping A question was asked by Lord Trefgarne and answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park.4
Rwanda A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.5
House of Lords: size A question was asked by Lord Balfe and answered by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith).6
Schools: return of students A question was asked by Lord Randall of Uxbridge and answered by Baroness Berridge.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.7
Reading terrorist attack Baroness Williams of Trafford answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the Reading terrorist attack, made in the House of Commons on Monday 22 June.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.8
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill The report was received. Amendments 3 to 5, 8, 11 and 12 were agreed to. Amendment 14 was disagreed to (see division 1). The report stage was adjourned.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.9
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill The report stage was continued. Amendments 15 and 45 were disagreed to (see divisions 2 and 3). Amendments 18 to 39, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49, 51 to 74, 76 to 102, 104, 105 and 107 to 109 were agreed to, Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time. Then, after debate, the bill was passed, and returned to the Commons with amendments.
The House adjourned at 7.01pm until Wednesday 24 June at 11.00am.