House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 15 December 1999

  • Lord Ewing of Kirkford: Personal Statement

    2 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I wish to make a personal statement. Yesterday afternoon I intervened in the debate on the Question in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege. On...

  • EU Tobacco Subsidy

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why does the European Union continue to subsidise the growing of tobacco; and how much was spent on this subsidy in the last financial year.

  • NHS Financial Deficit

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What they anticipate the NHS financial deficit will be in this financial year.

  • The Salisbury Convention

    18 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they favour retention of the Salisbury convention when Her Majesty's Opposition have no voting majority in either House of Parliament.

  • Elderly Patients: NHS Hospital Treatment

    13 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take steps to investigate allegations that some elderly patients in NHS hospitals are being denied, or prevented from taking, necessary food and...

  • Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.]

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.] has...

  • Housing in the South-East

    16 speeches

    rose to call attention to the need for housing in the south-east in the years to 2016; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I should inform your Lordships that I am chairman of SERPLAN, with no...

  • The Coal Industry

    20 speeches

    rose to call attention to the future of the coal industry and related coal engineering industries; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the position of the...

  • Student Loan Scheme

    10 speeches

    rose to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that those who have studied at British schools elsewhere in the European Union can gain access to the student loan scheme. My Lords,...

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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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