House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

  • The Lord Bishop of Manchester

    Nigel Simeon, Lord Bishop of Manchester—Was (in the usual manner) introduced between the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth and the Lord Bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

  • Standing Order 22

    27 speeches

    asked the Leader of the House: Whether he will draw the attention of the House to Standing Order 22 (Lords not to converse whilst the House is upon business).

  • Japanese Knotweed

    21 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What they are doing to stop the spread of Japanese knotweed.

  • Foreign Language Teaching in Schools

    16 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for the teaching of modern foreign languages in schools.

  • Belfast Agreement

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they agree with the Irish Taoiseach that "while Stormont was suspended, the Belfast agreement was not".

  • UK Exports

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What they are doing about the widening gap in the trade in goods which, according to the figures for October, are at a record high.

  • Business

    1 speech

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, we shall have two repeated Statements this afternoon. The first, from my noble friend Lord Evans, will be on the size of the Scottish Parliament and the...

  • Business of the House: Standing Order 41

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, That Standing Order 41 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 7th January to allow the...

  • Courts Bill [HL]

    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 which the Courts Bill has been committed that...

  • British Constitution

    18 speeches

    rose to call attention to the nature of the British constitution and the consequences of constitutional change; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I very much welcome the opportunity to hold this...

  • Scottish Parliament

    20 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made in another place by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Scotland on the size of the Scottish...

  • Iraq

    29 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made earlier today in another place by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence on the contingency...

  • Olympic Games 2012

    15 speeches

    rose to call attention to the decision by the British Olympic Association to support London's aspirations to host the 2012 Olympic Games; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I am privileged to have...

  • Mental Health

    9 speeches

    rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to introducing legislation to protect people with mental incapacity. My Lords, the object of this debate is to complain...

What is this?

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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