House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

  • Queen's Speech

    1 speech

    The Queen, being seated on the Throne, and attended by Her Officers of State (the Lords being in their robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, through the Lord Great Chamberlain,...

  • Prayers — Read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

  • Members of the House

    It was ordered that a list of Members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be printed.

  • Clerk of the Parliaments

    The House having been informed on 24 May that Her Majesty had been pleased to appoint Mr Michael Graham Pownall to the Office of Clerk of the Parliaments, vacant by the retirement of Sir Paul...

  • Select Vestries Bill

    Read a first time pro forma.

  • Debate on the Address

    10 speeches

    My Lords, I have to acquaint the House that Her Majesty was pleased this morning to make a most gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses of Parliament assembled in the House of Lords....

  • Chairman of Committees

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move that the noble Lord, Lord Brabazon of Tara, be appointed to take the Chair in all Committees of the House for this Session. Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion...

  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move that the noble Lord, Lord Grenfell, be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session. Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to nemine...

  • Stoppages in the Streets

    It was ordered that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and that no obstruction be...

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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