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House of Lords debates

Monday, 20 January 2020

  • Several noble Lords took the oath or made the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • Death of a Member: Lord Maclennan of Rogart - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I regret to inform the House of the death of the noble Lord, Lord Maclennan of Rogart, on 17 January. On behalf of the House, I extend our condolences to the noble Lord’s family...

  • Kashmir - Question

    10 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir following the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35(A) of the Indian...

  • China: Uighurs - Question

    10 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the treatment of Uighurs in China; and what representations they have made to the Government of China regarding such treatment.

  • Office for Environmental Protection - Question

    18 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Office for Environmental Protection will become (1) operational, and (2) take on its full statutory powers and responsibilities.

  • UK Holocaust Memorial - Question

    14 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to substitute the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial with a national memorial commemorating all victims of extermination or genocide.

  • House of Lords: Future Location - Private Notice Question

    27 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration is being given to relocating the House of Lords out of London.

  • Unconscionable Conduct in Commerce Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to create an offence of conduct in trade and commerce that is unconscionable; and for connected purposes. The Bill was introduced by Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted, read a first time and...

  • Pavement Parking Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to amend the law relating to parking on verges and footways in England outside of Greater London and in Wales. The Bill was introduced by Lord Low of Dalston, read a first time and ordered...

  • Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and make provision in connection with financial settlements following divorce. The Bill was introduced by Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, read a...

  • Video Gaming Health and Wellbeing Strategy Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to provide for the Secretary of State to develop and publish a video gaming health and wellbeing strategy and to provide for the Secretary of State to develop health advice on video...

  • Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to amend the succession to the title of Duke of Cornwall; to remove various powers, exemptions and immunities from the Duchy of Cornwall; to make provisions relating to the Treasury...

  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day)

    Relevant documents: 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Constitution Committee Clause 7: Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection

    • Amendment 1

      26 speeches

      Lord Oates: Moved by Lord Oates 1: Clause 7, leave out Clause 7 and insert the following new Clause—“Rights related to residence (1) The Secretary of State must by regulations make...

    • Amendment 2

      4 speeches

      Lord Hutton of Furness: Moved by Lord Hutton of Furness 2: Clause 15, page 18, line 21, at end insert “, comprising a majority of non-executive members”

      Amendment 3

      22 speeches

      Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 3: Clause 21, page 25, line 5, leave out “(including modifying this Act)” Member’s explanatory...

      Amendment 6

      13 speeches

      Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: Moved by Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick 6: Clause 21, page 25, line 30, at end insert—“8D Power in connection with Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol...

      Amendment 12

      13 speeches

      Lord Beith: Moved by Lord Beith 12: Clause 26, page 30, line 13, leave out paragraph (b)Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would remove the power of Ministers by delegated...

      Amendment 14

      2 speeches

      Lord Mackay of Clashfern: Moved by Lord Mackay of Clashfern 14: Clause 26, page 30, line 20, leave out paragraph (d) and insert—“(d) after subsection (5) insert—“(5A)...

      Amendment 15

      16 speeches

      Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 15: Clause 30, insert the following new Clause—“Parliamentary oversight of progress in negotiations on the...

      Amendment 16

      13 speeches

      Lord Storey: Moved by Lord Storey 16: After Clause 30, insert the following new Clause—“Parliamentary oversight: Erasmus After section 13B of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018...

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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