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Minutes for 30 November 2020


Item number 1
Hydrogen sector A question was asked by Baroness Meacher and answered by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist. (at 13:09)
Item number 2
COVID-19: Northern Ireland economy A question was asked by Lord Caine and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie. (at 13:20)
Item number 3
Intellectual Property Rights: affordable drugs A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. (at 13:31)
Item number 4
Summit of democratic governments A question was asked by Baroness D'Souza and answered by Lord True. (at 13:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:52)
Item number 5
Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 72 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with on Tuesday 1 December to enable motions to approve affirmative instruments laid before the House under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to be moved, notwithstanding that no repor… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:00)
Item number 6
Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 October 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 14:01)
Item number 7
High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the report be now received. Then Lord Berkeley moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out “now received” and insert “not received until a Select Committee has been appointed to consider Works Nos 62, 67, 67A, 67B, 67C, 67D, 69, 69A, 70, 70A, 93, 101B, 101C, 101D, 101E, 101F, 101G and 101H and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 14:03)
Item number 8
COVID-19: update Lord Bethell answered questions on a Ministerial statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 26 November. (at 20:03)
The House adjourned at 8.59pm until Tuesday 1 December at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm.

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