House of Lords debates

Monday, 19 December 2005

  • Light Rail Schemes

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they anticipate that current and future proposals for urban rail-borne transport will meet government cost-effectiveness criteria for approval.

  • Johnson's Dictionary: 250th Anniversary

    19 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in 1755.

  • US Prisons in the EU

    16 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When the European Union expects to complete its inquiry into whether United States prisons for interrogating those suspected of being involved in terrorism have...

  • Home Information Packs

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will reconsider the viability of the start date of 1 June 2007 for the compulsory national home information pack scheme.

  • Business

    1 speech

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, a Statement will be repeated this afternoon on the European Council of 15 to 16 December by my noble friend the Leader of the House. We shall take it...

  • National Insurance Contributions Bill

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

  • Identity Cards Bill

    87 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee on this Bill.

  • Consolidated Fund Bill

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. Moved, That the Bill be now read a second time.—(Lord McKenzie of Luton.) On Question, Bill read a second time; Committee...

  • European Council: 15–16 December 2005

    32 speeches

    My Lords, I would like to repeat a Statement made in another place by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister. "With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a Statement about the...

  • Business

    1 speech

    My Lords, I hope it will be helpful to the House if, with permission, I make a brief business statement. Business earlier today took longer than we anticipated, which is no one's fault, and the...

  • Pre-Budget Report 2005

    18 speeches

    rose to move, That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2005 for the purposes of Section 5 of the European Communities...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    My Lords, I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Consolidated Fund Act, Regulation of...

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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