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Minutes for 17 November 2020
The House met at 12 noon. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury. (at 12:00)
Item number 1
Lord Woodley Anthony Jonathan Woodley, having been created Baron Woodley, of Wallasey in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, for life by Letters Patent dated 2 November 2020, was introduced between Lord Collins of Highbury and Baroness Blower, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (at 12:08)
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 Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Drawn to the special attention of the House: Draft REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulat… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Item number 3
Children in care: unregulated accommodation A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 12:12)
Item number 4
Integrated Communities Strategy A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Stewart of Dirleton. (at 12:23)
Item number 5
Railways: fare structures A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:35)
Item number 6
Canada: trade deal A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 12:46)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:56)
Item number 7
Department of Health and Social Care: unpaid advisers A private notice question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:01)
Item number 8
Prevention of Trade Diversion (Key Medicines) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Grimstone of Boscobel moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 September 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 9
Common Rules for Exports (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Grimstone of Boscobel moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 September 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:15)
Item number 10
Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill The report was received. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed. (at 13:30)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:43)
Item number 11
Fire Safety Bill The report was received. Amendments 7, 8 (see division 1), 10 (see division 2), 13 (see division 3) and 14 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 153) (at 13:47)
Item number 12
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 152) (at 18:23)
Item number 13
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 152–EN)
The House adjourned at 6.23pm until Wednesday 18 November at 12 noon.
The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.
Medicines and Medical Devices Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 95. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after the debate on amendment 119 was adjourned. (at 14:31)
The Committee adjourned at 7.30pm.
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