House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

  • Leave of Absence: The Lord Speaker

    1 speech

    My Lords, this year, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, falls on a sitting day, Thursday 9 October. Accordingly, I seek leave of absence from your Lordships' House on that day.

  • Health: Dementia

    18 speeches

    My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I must declare an interest as a patron of the Alzheimer's Research Trust and as the wife of an...

  • Russia: Human Rights

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What initiatives they will take to encourage dialogue between the European Union and the Government of Russia on the place of human rights, freedom of the media...

  • Nuclear Weapons

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will propose a new treaty, under which, pending full nuclear disarmament, states possessing nuclear weapons would undertake not to use them to attack...

  • Iran: People's Mujaheddin Organisation

    14 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How they voted on the proposal to keep the People's Mujaheddin Organisation of Iran on the European Union's list of banned terrorist organisations at the Council...

  • Business

    1 speech

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, my noble friend the Lord President will repeat the Statement on Iraq after the debate in the name of my noble friend Lord Dubs. After the Statement, the...

  • Pensions Bill

    1 speech

    My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in the name of my noble friend Lord McKenzie of Luton on the Order Paper. Moved, That the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered...

  • Crossrail Bill

    6 speeches

    My Lords, I have it in command from Her Majesty the Queen to acquaint the House that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Crossrail Bill, has consented to place her Prerogative...

  • Freedom of Information (Parliament and National Assembly for Wales) Order 2008

    8 speeches

    rose to move, That the draft order laid before the House on 15 July be approved.

  • Secure Training Centres: Use of Restraint (JCHR Report)

    11 speeches

    rose to move, That this House takes note of the report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights on The Use of Restraint in Secure Training Centres (11th Report, HL Paper 65).

  • Iraq

    25 speeches

    My Lords, with the permission of the House, I would now like to repeat a Statement made in another place by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister. "Mr Speaker, with permission, and...

  • Housing and Regeneration Bill

    The Bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

  • Crossrail Bill

    The Bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

  • 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: Housing and Regeneration Act, Crossrail Act.

  • Business

    1 speech

    My Lords, before I adjourn the House, I place on record on behalf of the whole House our heartfelt thanks to the staff of the House for their sterling work over the past few months, which have...

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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