House of Lords debates

Monday, 13 July 2020

  • Prayers

    The House met in a Hybrid Sitting.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, the Hybrid Sitting will now begin. Some Members are here in the Chamber respecting social distancing and others are participating remotely, but all Members will be treated equally. If...

  • Covid-19: Performing Arts - Question

    20 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide further assistance to performing arts companies and venues which are unable to resume operations due to the restrictions in...

  • Libya - Question

    24 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Libya.

  • Homelessness - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is no increase in homelessness once the ban on evictions is lifted.

  • East Africa: Food Security - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) desert locusts, on food security in countries in east Africa, and in...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, proceedings will now commence. Some Members are here in the Chamber, others are participating virtually, but all Members are treated equally. For Members participating remotely,...

  • EU Coronavirus Vaccine Programme - Private Notice Question

    27 speeches

    Baroness Thornton: Asked by Baroness Thornton To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom will participate in the European Union coronavirus vaccine programme.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, a limited number of Members are here in the Chamber, respecting social distancing. If the capacity of the Chamber is exceeded, I will immediately adjourn the House. Other Members will...

  • Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day)

    Relevant documents: 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 9th Report from the Constitution Committee Clause 1: Pavement licences

    • Amendment 1

      25 speeches

      Lord Balfe: Moved by Lord Balfe 1: Clause 1, page 1, line 7, at end insert “, except that no application may be made in respect of premises that fall within a cumulative impact...

    • Amendment 2

      30 speeches

      Lord Holmes of Richmond: Moved by Lord Holmes of Richmond 2: Clause 1, page 1, line 9, after “furniture” insert “safely (including a barrier being sufficiently visible to...

      Amendment 9

      23 speeches

      Lord Low of Dalston: Moved by Lord Low of Dalston 9: Clause 2, page 2, line 32, leave out “7” and insert “14”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment extends...

      Amendment 18

      28 speeches

      Baroness Northover: Moved by Baroness Northover 18: Clause 5, page 5, line 6, at end insert—“( ) Pavement licences may only be granted by a local authority subject to the condition...

      Amendment 24

      10 speeches

      Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted: Moved by Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted 24: After Clause 7, insert the following new Clause—“Outdoor space licences(1) A person whose use or proposed...

      Amendment 26

      23 speeches

      Lord Paddick: Moved by Lord Paddick 26: Clause 11, page 8, line 33, leave out from “must” to end of line 35 and insert—“(a) be made at a time when the licensed premises...

      Amendment 42

      12 speeches

      Baroness Anelay of St Johns: Moved by Baroness Anelay of St Johns 42: After Clause 11, insert the following new Clause—“Support for the tourism and hospitality sector(1) The...

      Amendment 46

      20 speeches

      Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted: Moved by Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted 46: Clause 12, page 21, line 8, at end insert “insofar as such an order would relate to affordability or terms of...

      Amendment 50

      3 speeches

      Baroness Doocey: Moved by Baroness Doocey 50: After Clause 15, insert the following new Clause—“Amendment of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (1)...

  • Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill - First Reading

    The Bill was brought from the Commons, endorsed as a money Bill and read a first time.

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill - First Reading

    The Bill was brought from the Commons, endorsed as a money Bill, read a first time and ordered to be printed. House adjourned at 10.28 pm.

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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