Wednesday, 3 December 2008
The Queen, seated on the Throne and attended by Her Officers of State, commanded that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod should let the Commons know that it was Her Majesty's pleasure that they...
It was ordered that a list of Members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be printed.
My Lords, I regret that I have to inform the House of the death on 30 November of the noble Lord, Lord Rees. On behalf of the whole House, I extend our condolences to his family and friends.
The Bill was read a first time pro forma.
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....
Moved by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon That the noble Lord, Lord Brabazon of Tara, be appointed to take the Chair in all Committees of the House for this Session. Motion agreed nemine dissentiente.
Moved by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon That the noble Lord, Lord Roper, be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session.
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...
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.