House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

  • Oaths and Affirmations

    Baroness Ashton of Upholland took the oath, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • Death of a Member: Lord Bell - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I regret to inform the House of the death of the noble Lord, Lord Bell, on 25 August. On behalf of the House, I extend our condolences to the noble Lord’s family and friends.

  • Retirements of Members - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I should like to notify the House of the retirements, with effect from 26 July, of the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market, and with effect from 2 September, of the noble...

  • Sterling - Question

    20 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to boost investment and productivity and to stop any decline in the value of sterling.

  • Prosecutions and Sentencing - Question

    14 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to support the Crown Prosecution Service in prosecuting, and the courts in sentencing, those involved in gang-related offences,...

  • Queen’s Speech - Question

    20 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce a date for the next Queen’s Speech.

  • Prorogation Recall - Question

    16 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the powers available to recall Parliament during a prorogation in the event of a national or international crisis.

  • Hong Kong - Private Notice Question

    17 speeches

    Baroness Northover: Asked by Baroness Northover To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the ongoing situation in Hong Kong.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    11 speeches

    My Lords, welcome back. I hope noble Lords had a relaxing break. With the leave of the House, I will now make a business statement. As this is my first appearance at the Dispatch Box as the...

  • Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Report

    Clause 2: The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

    • Amendment 1

      9 speeches

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 1: Clause 2, page 2, line 32, at end insert—“(i) to promote public understanding of the purposes of the Restoration and Renewal Programme.”

    • Amendments 2 to 5

      1 speech

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 2: Clause 2, page 2, line 35, at end insert—“(3A) In performing the duties under subsection (2)(a) and (b), the Sponsor Body must make arrangements for...

      Amendment 6

      4 speeches

      Lord Blunkett: Moved by Lord Blunkett 6: Clause 2, page 3, line 15, leave out from “that” to end of line 18 and insert “opportunities to secure economic or other benefits of...

      Amendment 7

      5 speeches

      Baroness Wheeler: Moved by Baroness Wheeler 7: Clause 6, page 5, line 11, at end insert—“( ) recommendations from the Sponsor Body for the future maintenance of the Palace of...

      Amendment 8

      5 speeches

      Lord Wallace of Tankerness: Moved by Lord Wallace of Tankerness 8: Schedule 1, page 19, line 17, at end insert—“( ) A report under this paragraph must include the Sponsor...

  • Banking: Standards and Reform - Question for Short Debate

    9 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and the opportunities for...

  • G7 - Statement

    24 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House I shall now repeat a Statement made in another place by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister. The Statement is as follows: “Mr Speaker, before...

  • No-deal Update - Statement

    24 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House I will now repeat a Statement made today by my honourable friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in another place. The Statement is as follows:...

  • Education Funding - Statement

    18 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House, I will repeat a Statement made in the other place earlier today by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education. The Statement is as...

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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