House of Lords debates

Thursday, 2 December 1999

  • Christmas Day

    18 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that Christmas Day remains a day of value in the life of the nation, both as the celebration of the birth of Christ and as a...

  • United States: Ballistic Missile Defence

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent exchanges they have held with the United States Administration on proposals to develop ballistic missile defence.

  • Defence Medical Services

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Defence Medical Services have the capability to meet the current and potential needs for medical care of the Armed Forces.

  • EU Withholding Tax

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will reject any proposal for a European Union-wide withholding tax.

  • Business

    5 speeches

    My Lords, it may be for the convenience of the House to know that, subject as always to the progress of business, the House will rise for the Christmas Recess at the end of business on Thursday,...

  • Care Standards Bill [H.L.]

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to establish a national care standards commission; to make provision for the registration and regulation of children's homes, independent hospitals,...

  • Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.]

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to extend further the application of the Race Relations Act 1976 to the police and other public authorities; to amend the exemption under that Act for acts...

  • Succession to the Crown (Amendment)

    3 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to allow...

  • Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.]

    102 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is in the interests of victims and witnesses--and indeed defendants--that our criminal justice system operates efficiently. It...

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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.

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