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We're showing you business for the Minutes section for 13 February 2024 as the Bills in Progress section does not apply to this date.

Minutes for 13 February 2024

Chamber

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Disinformation: freedom of expression A question was asked by Lord Strasburger and answered by Viscount Camrose. (at 14:36)
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Recycled plastics A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by Lord Benyon. (at 14:47)
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Ofsted: pupil absence rates A question was asked by Lord Watson of Invergowrie and answered by Baroness Barran. (at 14:57)
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AI: "nudify" apps A question was asked by Baroness Owen of Alderley Edge and answered by Viscount Camrose. (at 15:07)
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Developing world: debt reduction A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton). (at 15:18)
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Children in Gaza A question was asked by Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and answered by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton). (at 15:29)
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AUKUS security partnership A question was asked by Lord Walney and answered by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton). (at 15:39)
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Palestinian state: UK recognition A question was asked by Lord Jackson of Peterborough and answered by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton). (at 15:51)
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Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Lord True) moved that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Wednesday 21 February to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to. (at 16:02)

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Protest measures Lord Sharpe of Epsom answered questions on a statement made in the House of Commons on Thursday 8 February. (at 16:03)
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Victims and Prisoners Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 122. The House resumed after clause 38 was agreed to. (at 16:40)
The House adjourned. The House resumed. (at 19:20)
Item number 14
Windsor Framework (Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland) Regulations 2024 Lord Caine moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 19:30)
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Windsor Framework (UK Internal Market and Unfettered Access) Regulations 2024 Lord Caine moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to. (at 22:43)
The House adjourned at 10.43pm until Wednesday 14 February at 11.00am.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.

Occupational Pension Schemes (Collective Money Purchase Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Collective Money Purchase Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2023. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 16:15)
Sea Fisheries (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Douglas-Miller moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Sea Fisheries (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) (Amendment) Regulations 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:02)
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Pension Scheme Amendment) Regulations 2024 Lord Callanan moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Pension Scheme Amendment) Regulations 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:25)
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2024 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 17:46)
Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 Baroness Vere of Norbiton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2024. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 18:07)
The Committee adjourned at 6.20pm.
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