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Minutes for 15 December 2020
The House met at 12 noon.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.
Notification of retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Cavendish of Furness under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 1 January 2021.
Barony of Renwick in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Robert James Renwick claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Renwick in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Renwick on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and refer… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Select Committee Reports
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: AI in the UK: No Room for Complacency. (7th Report, HL Paper 196)
The Politics of Polling: an update (8th Report, HL Paper 197)
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: New powers for HMRC: fair and proportionate?. (4th Report, HL Paper 198) Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (5th Report, HL Paper 201)
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed: Correspondence: Sunset provisions in statutory instruments dealing with COVID-19
Information paragraphs on the following instruments:
6 instruments relating to COVID-19
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Withdrawal Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House that he had appointed the following Lords to form the Select Committee on the bill:
Garden of Frognal, B.
Hallett, B. (Chair)
It was ordered that the Committee do meet on 18 January 2021.
COVID-19: arts sector A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and answered by Baroness Barran.
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership A question was asked by Lord Howell of Guildford and answered by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel.
Care Quality Commission report: Out of Sight—Who Cares? A question was asked by Baroness Bull and answered by Lord Bethell.
Extreme poverty A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
Trade Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 12. Amendment 12 was agreed to (see division 1). Amendment 15 was disagreed to (see division 2). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 16.
Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill A bill to make provision (including the imposition and regulation of new duties of customs) in connection with goods in Northern Ireland and their movement into or out of Northern Ireland; to make provision amending certain enactments relating to value added tax, excise duty or insurance premium tax; to make provision in connection with the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Business of the House It was moved that questions on a Ministerial statement on COVID-19 update be postponed until after consideration of the Commons reason on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. The motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with a reason. The Commons reason was considered forthwith. Lords amendments 1F, 1G, 1H, 1J, 1K, 1L and 8M were not insisted on. Lords amendments 8P, 8Q, 8R, 8S, 8T and 8U proposed in lieu were agreed to. The bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.
COVID-19 update Lord Bethell answered questions on a Ministerial statement on COVID-19, made in the House of Commons on Monday 14 December.
The House adjourned at 8.00pm until Wednesday 16 December at 12 noon.
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