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Minutes for 22 February 2021

Chamber

Item number 4
Education: supply teachers A question was asked by Viscount Hanworth and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 13:08)
Item number 5
Questions for written answer A question was asked by Baroness Doocey and answered by Earl Howe. (at 13:19)
Item number 6
Political parties: expenditure limits A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Lord True. (at 13:30)
Item number 7
Food-related crime A question was asked by Lord Rooker and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 13:41)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 13:52)
Item number 8
COVID-19: surplus vaccine doses A private notice question was asked by Baroness Sugg and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 14:00)
Item number 9

Clerk of the Parliaments The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) informed the House that Her Majesty had been pleased to appoint Simon Burton to the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments on the retirement of Ed Ollard on 1 April. (at 14:17)

Item number 10
Building safety Lord Greenhalgh answered questions on a Ministerial statement on housing and building safety, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 February. (at 14:20)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 14:58)
Item number 11
Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill Lord True moved that the bill be now read a second time. Then Baroness Noakes moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end to insert “but that this House regrets that the bill is drafted in a way which does not respect the fact that only women can be pregnant." After debate, the amendment was… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 15:03)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 18:56)
Item number 12

Procedure and Privileges The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that the Report from the Select Committee Further temporary suspension of the Standing Orders relating to hereditary peers' by-elections, Terms of reference of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, House procedures and Court Injunctions, Cessation of Membership and Revision of Standing Or… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 20:01)

Item number 13
Hereditary Peers: by-elections The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved, further to the Orders of 23 March, 7 September and 14 December 2020, that Standing Order 10(6) (Hereditary peers: by-elections) be further suspended pending a further review by the Procedure and Privileges Committee after any adjournment of the House for Easter 2021. The motion was agreed to… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 21:05)
Item number 14
Cessation of membership The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved to resolve that, further to section 2(3)(b) of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, section 2(1) of that Act should not apply to any member of the House who is entitled to receive a writ of summons but has not been introduced to the House. The motion was agreed to. (at 21:05)
The House adjourned at 9.06pm until Tuesday 23 February at 12 noon.

Grand Committee

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

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