House of Lords debates

Monday, 9 February 2004

  • The Lord Chancellor: Leave of Absence

    1 speech

    My Lords, before business begins, may I take the opportunity to inform the House that I will be attending a ministerial Cabinet Committee on Tuesday 10 February? Accordingly, I trust that the...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to reply to the recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) on the planning of genetically modified crops.

  • Smoking in Public Places

    20 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will now introduce legislation to ban smoking in public places throughout the United Kingdom.

  • Heavy Goods Vehicles: Speed Limits

    16 speeches

    My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare an interest as president of the Heavy Transport Association. The Question was as follows:...

  • Sudan: Darfur Province

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking, through the United Nations Security Council, to halt the conflict in Darfur, western Sudan.

  • 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 Newby set down for today shall be limited to two hours and...

  • Supreme Court

    24 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I should like to make a Statement on the proposed new United Kingdom Supreme Court. On 14 July, we published for consultation our proposals to establish a...

  • Local Income Tax

    18 speeches

    rose to call attention to the case for replacing council tax with local income tax; and to move for Papers. My Lords, this afternoon we are raising the case for local income tax, because of the...

  • Climate Change

    15 speeches

    rose to call attention to the case for action at national and international level on climate change in the light of the recent statement by the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser on the threat...

  • Business

    1 speech

    My Lords, before we start this Second Reading debate, I want to say a brief word about timings. As the House will know, we have a target rising time of 10 o'clock. We should be able to...

  • Mersey Tunnels Bill

    20 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. The Bill is promoted by Merseytravel, the Passenger Transport Authority (PTA) for Merseyside with a duty to operate the two...

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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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