House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

  • Prayers

    The House met in a hybrid proceeding.

  • Introduction: Baroness Clark of Kilwinning

    Kathryn Sloan Clark, having been created Baroness Clark of Kilwinning, of Kilwinning in the County of Ayrshire, was introduced and made the solemn affirmation, supported by Lord Foulkes of...

  • Introduction: Lord Walney

    John Zak Woodcock, having been created Baron Walney, of the Isle of Walney in the County of Cumbria, was introduced and took the oath, supported by Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield and Lord Robertson...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

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

  • Renewable Energy - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the updated recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission that the United Kingdom should aim to meet...

  • Covid-19: NHS Long-term Plan - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, what plans they have for changes to the NHS long-term plan.

  • Examinations: A-level and GCSE - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the arrangements needed for A-level and GCSE examinations in the 2020/21 academic year.

  • Covid-19 Secure Marshals - Question

    26 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many COVID-19 Secure Marshals they plan to have in place by 1 October.

  • Rule of Law: Law Officers - Private Notice Question

    26 speeches

    Lord Lexden: Asked by Lord Lexden To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Law Officers have in ensuring that the rule of law is maintained in (1) the development of domestic...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, hybrid proceedings will now resume. Some Members are here in the Chamber, respecting social distancing, while others are participating remotely, but all Members will be treated equally....

  • Agriculture Bill - Report (1st Day)

    Clause 1: Secretary of State’s powers to give financial assistance

    • Amendment 1

      27 speeches

      Lord Greaves: Moved by Lord Greaves 1: Clause 1, page 2, line 10, after “supporting” insert “and enhancing”

    • Amendment 6

      27 speeches

      Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: Moved by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering 6: Clause 1, page 2, line 25, at end insert—“( ) protecting or improving the food security of citizens and...

      Amendment 12

      3 speeches

      Lord Northbrook: Moved by Lord Northbrook 12: Clause 1, page 2, line 31, at end insert—“(c) supporting the domestic production of food and other agricultural products to the extent...

      Amendment 14

      16 speeches

      Baroness Young of Old Scone: Moved by Baroness Young of Old Scone 14: Clause 1, page 2, line 31, at end insert—“( ) The Secretary of State may only give financial assistance under...

      Amendment 15

      19 speeches

      The Earl of Devon: Moved by The Earl of Devon 15: Clause 1, page 2, line 31, at end insert—“(2A) Financial assistance under subsections (1) and (2) may only be given to—(a)...

      Amendment 28

      31 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: Moved by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb 28: Clause 2, page 3, line 42, leave out subsections (8) and (9) and insert—“(8) The Secretary of State must by...

      Amendment 29

      17 speeches

      Lord Grantchester: Moved by Lord Grantchester 29: After Clause 3, insert the following new Clause—“Financial assistance: duty to provide advice (1) The Secretary of State must make...

      Amendment 31

      13 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 31: Clause 4, page 5, line 14, at end insert—“( ) The Secretary of State must have regard to the current...

      Amendment 35

      2 speeches

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 35: Clause 4, page 5, line 22, leave out “before the beginning of the plan period” and insert—“(a) in the case...

      Amendment 36

      26 speeches

      Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: Moved by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering 36: Clause 8, page 7, line 40, leave out “2021” and insert “2022”Member’s explanatory...

      Amendment 37

      3 speeches

      Lord Carrington: Moved by Lord Carrington 37: Clause 8, page 7, line 40, at end insert—“(1A) Where any business is in receipt of direct payments under the basic payment scheme, any...

      Amendment 43

      9 speeches

      Lord Cameron of Dillington: Moved by Lord Cameron of Dillington 43: Clause 16, page 12, line 44, at end insert—“( ) providing new socioeconomic support programmes to help farming...

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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