Wednesday, 17 October 2007
asked Her Majesty's Government: How many government referendums have been held in the United Kingdom since May 1997 and on what subjects.
asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, during the forthcoming Saudi Arabian state visit, they intend to discuss issues of democracy and human rights in the Middle East.
asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they are making in increasing the flow of rail freight traffic through the Channel Tunnel.
asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the effect on small business of the recent dispute in the postal service.
My Lords, with permission, I should like to repeat a Statement on obesity made in the other place by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health. The Statement is as follows:...
My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons amendments be now considered.
rose to move that this House takes note of the report of the European Union Committee, Improving the Mental Health of the Population: Can the European Union help? (14th Report, HL Paper 73).
A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following order: That the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [Lords], which was originally introduced in the House of Lords...
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.