My Lords, the hybrid Grand Committee will now begin. Some Members are here in person, 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 other touch points before and after use. If there is a Division in the House, the Committee will adjourn for five minutes.
The microphone system for physical participants has changed. Members’ microphones will no longer be turned on at all times to reduce noise for remote participants. When it is your turn to speak, please press the button on your microphone stand. Once you have done that, wait for the green flashing light to turn red before you start speaking. The process for unmuting and muting for remote participants remains the same. The time limit for the first debate is one hour.