Wednesday, 17 November 1999
The QUEEN, being seated on the Throne, and attended by Her Officers of State (the Lords being in their robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, through the Lord Great Chamberlain,...
The Right Honourable Francis Aungier Earl of Longford, having been created Baron Pakenham of Cowley in the County of Oxfordshire, for life, took the oath.
The Right Honourable Peter Alexander Rupert Lord Carrington, having been created Baron Carrington of Upton, of Upton in the County of Nottinghamshire, for life, took the oath.
The Right Honourable Austin Richard William Lord Aldington, having been created Baron Low, of Bispham in the County of Lancashire, for life, took the oath.
A list of Members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments: Ordered to lie on the Table, and to be printed.
Bill, pro forma, read a first time.
The Queen's Speech reported by the LORD CHANCELLOR.
My Lords, I beg to move that the noble Lord, Lord Boston of Faversham, be appointed to take the Chair in all Committees of the House for this Session. Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion...
My Lords, I beg to move that the noble Lord, Lord Tordoff, be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session. Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to nemine...
Debates in the House of Lords are an opportunity for Peers from all parties (and crossbench peers, and Bishops) to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.
And sometimes to shout at each other.