My Lords, the hybrid Grand Committee will now begin. Some Members are here in person, respecting social distancing, and others are participating remotely, but all members will be treated equally. I must ask Members in the Room to wear a face covering except when seated at their desk, to speak sitting down and to wipe down their desk, chair and any other touchpoints before and after use. If the capacity of the Committee Room is exceeded or other safety requirements are breached, I will immediately adjourn the Committee. If there is a Division in the House—as there may well be this afternoon—the Committee will adjourn for five minutes.
The time limit for this debate is three hours. I notify Members of the Grand Committee that the noble Baroness, Lady Quin, will not be speaking this afternoon.