House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 5 March 2003

  • The Lord Chancellor: Leave of Absence

    1 speech

    My Lords, before business begins, I take the opportunity to inform the House that I shall be undertaking a ministerial visit to Paris on Tuesday 25th March and Wednesday 26th March when the House...

  • New European Constitution

    16 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make a commitment to holding a referendum as part of the ratification process for any treaty which gives effect to a new European constitution.

  • Yorkshire: Unemployment Rates

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: By what proportion unemployment has fallen in the county of South Yorkshire and in the Yorkshire region in 2002 and since 1997.

  • Police Constables: Passing Out Parades

    13 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the pass-out parades of probationer police constables held at police training centres should continue.

  • Cyprus: British Sovereign Bases

    8 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is still their belief, as stated in the Official Report of 14th January (HL Deb, col. 124), that the accession of Cyprus to the European Union will not...

  • Regional Assemblies

    23 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is appropriate for public money to be used to campaign for regional government in advance of a decision to hold a regional referendum.

  • Business of the House: Recess Dates

    11 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I wish to make a short Statement about Recess dates. This morning my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the date of the...

  • Business of the House: Debates this Day

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, That the debate on the Motion in the name of the Lord Fowler set down for today shall be limited to three...

  • Travel to European Union Institutions and National Parliaments

    7 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move the second Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. After representations from Peers from all parties, I have been in correspondence with the Senior Salaries Review...

  • Pensions

    24 speeches

    rose to call attention to the Green Paper on saving for retirement (Cm. 5677) and to the promotion of adequate pension provision in the United Kingdom; and to move for Papers. My Lords, the...

  • Communications Bill

    Brought from the Commons; read a first time, and to be printed.

  • Zimbabwe

    19 speeches

    rose to call attention to the situation in Zimbabwe; and to move for Papers. My Lords, the head of the World Food Programme, James Morris, has described the situation in Zimbabwe as a...

  • Maximum Number of Judges Order 2003

    5 speeches

    rose to move, That the draft order laid before the House on 6th February be approved [10th Report from the Joint Committee].

  • Harbours Bill [HL]

    6 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. The Bill has the support of the ports industry, which has identified an anomaly in the Harbours Act 1964. The Bill is intended to...

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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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