House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

  • 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...

  • Retirements of Members — Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I should like to notify the House of the retirements, with effect from 23 May, of the noble Lords, Lord Prys-Davies and Lord Roper, pursuant to Section 1 of the House of Lords Reform...

  • 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 Stowell of Beeston That the noble Lord, Lord Sewel, be appointed to take the Chair in all Committees of the House for this Session. Motion agreed nemine dissentiente.

  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees

    Moved by Baroness Stowell of Beeston That the noble Lord, Lord Boswell of Aynho, be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session. Motion agreed nemine dissentiente.

  • 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...

  • Members of the House

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

  • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

    The Clerk of the Parliaments laid before the House, in accordance with Standing Order 10(5), a register of hereditary peers (other than peers of Ireland) who wish to stand in any...

  • Registration of Interests

    It was ordered that the Register of Lords’ Interests be published.

  • Code of Conduct

    It was ordered that the House of Lords Code of Conduct and Guide to the Code be published.

  • Companion to the Standing Orders

    The 24th edition of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords was laid on the Table by the Clerk of the Parliaments. It was ordered that the...

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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