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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 23
Friday, June 12, 2020, 11:04 a.m. to 12:19 p.m.
Ruby Sahota, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
House of Commons
• Christine Holke, Procedural Clerk
House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
• Right Hon. Harriet Harman, M.P., Mother of the House of Commons
Pursuant to the orders of reference of Saturday, April 11, 2020, and Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee resumed its study of Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Harriet Harman made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:32 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:37 a.m., the sitting resumed.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That exceptionally, the meeting proceed despite the suspension of interpretation services due to technical difficulties.

Questioning of the witness resumed.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

The committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Mark Gerretsen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, which read as follows:

That notwithstanding the reporting deadline of June 23, 2020, stipulated by the House instructions of May 26, 2020, the committee recommends that it be given an extension until Friday, July 10, 2020, to present a report in relation to its current study of parliamentary duties and the COVID-19 pandemic; and that this recommendation be reported to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.

It was agreed, — That the committee discuss planning of future business at the beginning of the meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

At 12:19 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Justin Vaive
Clerk of the Committee