House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

  • Queen's Speech

    1 speech

    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...

  • Members of the House

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

  • Death of a Member — Announcement

    1 speech

    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.

  • Select Vestries Bill — First Reading

    The Bill was read a first time pro forma.

  • Queen's Speech — Debate (1st Day)

    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

    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.

  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees

    5 speeches

    Moved by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon That the noble Lord, Lord Roper, be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session.

  • 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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