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House of Lords debates

Monday, 14 October 2019

  • Queen’s Speech

    1 speech

    The Queen, seated on the Throne and attended by Her Officers of State, commanded that the Lady Usher of the Black Rod should let the Commons know that it was Her Majesty’s pleasure that...

  • Select Vestries Bill - First Reading

    The Bill was read a first time pro forma.

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day)

    1 speech

    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....

    • Motion for an Humble Address

      9 speeches

      Baroness Anelay of St Johns: Moved by Baroness Anelay of St Johns That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: “Most Gracious Sovereign—We, Your Majesty’s...

    • Motion to Adjourn

      4 speeches

      Baroness Smith of Basildon: Moved by Baroness Smith of Basildon That this debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

  • Senior Deputy Speaker

    1 speech

    Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park That the noble Lord, Lord McFall of Alcluith, be appointed as Senior Deputy Speaker for this Session. Motion agreed nemine...

  • Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees and Chair of the European Union Committee

    1 speech

    Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park That the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, be appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees, and as Chair of the European Union...

  • 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 by-election for...

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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