House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 12 March 2003

  • The Archbishop of Canterbury

    Rowan Douglas, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury—Was (in the usual manner) introduced between the Lord Bishop of London and the Lord Bishop of Durham. The Duke of Norfolk— Sat first in...

  • Clerk of the Parliaments: Retirement of Sir Michael Davies, KCB

    1 speech

    My Lords, it is my duty to notify your Lordships that I have received the following letter from the Clerk of the Parliaments, Sir Michael Davies: "Dear Leader of the House, I should be grateful...

  • Smoking

    20 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people have successfully given up smoking due to the smoking cessation services; and how many people they would expect to give up smoking if smoking were...

  • Dangerous Drivers Causing Death

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to change sentencing provisions for causing death by dangerous driving.

  • Homes: Energy Efficiency

    16 speeches

    My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I declare an interest as a trustee of the National Energy Foundation. The Question was as follows:...

  • Western Eye Hospital, Paddington

    16 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the future of the Western Eye Hospital, Paddington.

  • Begging

    16 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they have given to the possibility that the proposal to outlaw begging might be found to be contrary to Article 2 or Article 3 of the European...

  • Business of the House: Debates this Day

    1 speech

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

  • Anti-social Behaviour

    24 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 Home Secretary. The Statement is as follows: "Mr Speaker, with...

  • Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill

    Brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the Bill is a Money Bill, and read a first time.

  • Corporate Governance

    25 speeches

    rose to call attention to the issues of corporate governance, following the recent reports on non-executive directors, auditing and accountancy; and to move for Papers. My Lords, in a capitalist...

  • Missile Defence: Fylingdales

    18 speeches

    rose to call attention to the policy implications of the decision to upgrade the United States Missile Defence Programme at Fylingdales; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I start by thanking the...

  • Patients' Protection Bill [HL]

    14 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. On the face of it, it is incredible that a Bill such as this should be necessary. Surely patients in hospital are always given...

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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