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Minutes for 22 February 2024


Item number 1
Schools: gender-questioning children A question was asked by Baroness Fox of Buckley and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
Peatlands A question was asked by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick and answered by Lord Douglas-Miller. (at 11:16)
Item number 3
NHS: Dementia Commission Report A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord Markham. (at 11:27)
Item number 4
Ministry of Defence: diversity, equality and inclusion A question was asked by Lord Bellingham and answered by Lord Harlech. (at 11:38)
Item number 5
Poverty reduction (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) Lord Bird moved that this House takes note of the case for aligning poverty reduction policy-making across Government. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 11:50)
Item number 6
Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Baroness Barker) notified the King's Assent to the following Act: Finance Act 2024 c.3 (at 14:09)
Item number 7
Inter Faith Network Baroness Scott of Bybrook repeated as a statement the answer given to an Urgent Question asked in the House of Commons. (at 14:10)
Item number 8
Water and sewage companies: directors' remuneration A question was asked by Lord Sikka and, after debate, answered by Lord Douglas-Miller. (at 14:23)
Item number 9
Pupil mental health, well-being and development (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle moved that this House takes note of the role of schools in caring for the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, and assisting in their development as community and family members. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 15:18)
The House adjourned at 5.43pm until Monday 26 February at 2.30pm.
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