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Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Opened by Commission, the Royal Commissioners being the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Strathclyde), the Lord Speaker (Baroness Hayman), Lord McNally, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon and...
The Lord Speaker, singly in the first place - Made the solemn Affirmation. Several Lords - Took the Oath or Affirmed. House adjourned at 7.30 pm.
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.