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Minutes for 10 February 2021

Chamber

Item number 4
COVID-19: self-isolation A question was asked by Lord Scriven and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 12:07)
Item number 5
Inheritance tax: cohabiting siblings A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Penn. (at 12:19)
Item number 6
COVID-19: performing arts freelance workers A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 12:30)
Item number 7
United Kingdom shellfish sector A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble. (at 12:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 12:52)
Item number 8
Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 A private notice question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 13:00)
Item number 9
Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 8 September 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 10
Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 15 June 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 11
Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 19 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 12
Guinea (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 19 July 2019 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 13
Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 17 June 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 14
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 22 June 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 15
Nicaragua (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 22 June 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 16
Misappropriation (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 9 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 17
Unauthorised Drilling Activities in the Eastern Mediterranean (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 11 December 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 18
Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2021 Baroness Penn moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 19
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2021 Baroness Penn moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 January be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:15)
Item number 20
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 The Earl of Courtown, on behalf of Lord Bethell, moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 13:16)
Item number 21
Yemen Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on Yemen, asked in the House of Commons on Monday 8 February. (at 13:17)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:28)
Item number 22
Domestic Abuse Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 163. Amendments 178 and 188 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 171) (at 13:32)
Item number 23
Trade Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons and amendments. The Commons reasons and amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 170) (at 22:15)
The House adjourned at 10.15pm until Thursday 11 February at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 2A at 2.30pm
Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2021 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 14:30)
Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2021 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2021. The motion was agreed to. (at 15:24)
Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:36)
Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Baroness Stedman-Scott moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:20)
Bank for International Settlements (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Bank for International Settlements (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:41)
Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021 Baroness Berridge moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021. The motion was agreed to. (at 17:46)
The Committee adjourned at 5.55pm.
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