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Minutes for 19 January 2021

Chamber

Item number 2
Railways: electrification A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton. (at 12:07)
Item number 3
Health: eating disorders A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:18)
Item number 4
Health: brain tumours A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:29)
Item number 5
European Union: visa-free touring for musicians A question was asked by Lord Berkeley of Knighton and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:52)
Item number 6
Joint Committee on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that, notwithstanding the resolution of the House of 24 November 2020, it be an instruction to the Committee that it should report by Wednesday 31 March. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:01)
Item number 7
United Kingdom–European Union Trade and Cooperation Agreement: fishing industry Lord Gardiner of Kimble answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the consequences for the fishing industry of the United Kingdom–European Union Trade and Cooperation Agreement, asked in the House of Commons on Thursday 14 January. (at 13:02)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:13)
Item number 8
Pension Schemes Bill [HL] The Commons Amendments were considered and agreed to. (at 13:32)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:42)
Item number 9
Police National Computer Baroness Williams of Trafford answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the Police National Computer, made in the House of Commons on Monday 18 January. (at 15:00)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 15:35)
Item number 10
Domestic abuse and hidden harms during lockdown Baroness Williams of Trafford answered questions on a Ministerial statement on the measures to tackle domestic abuse and hidden harms during the COVID-19 pandemic, made in the House of Commons on Thursday 14 January. (at 15:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 16:13)
Item number 11
Xinjiang: forced labour Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered questions on a Ministerial statement on Her Majesty’s Government’s response to reports of forced labour in Xinjiang, made in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 January. (at 16:21)
The House adjourned at 5.02pm until Wednesday 20 January at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

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

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:31)
Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:47)
Plant Health (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Plant Health (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:37)
Customs Miscellaneous Non-fiscal Provisions and Amendments etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Agnew of Oulton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Customs Miscellaneous Non-fiscal Provisions and Amendments etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:00)
Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:16)
The Committee adjourned at 7.02pm.
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