House of Lords debates

Thursday, 17 September 2020

  • Prayers

    The House met in a hybrid proceeding.

  • Introduction: Lord Clarke of Nottingham

    The right honourable Kenneth Harry Clarke, CH, QC, having been created Baron Clarke of Nottingham, of West Bridgford in the County of Nottinghamshire, was introduced and took the oath, supported...

  • Introduction: Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston

    The right honourable Gisela Stuart, having been created Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston, of Edgbaston in the City of Birmingham, was introduced and took the oath, supported by Lord Owen and Lord...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

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

  • Energy: Hydrogen - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Hydrogen Advisory Council will develop a fully-funded hydrogen strategy for the United Kingdom.

  • Maritime Industry - Question

    24 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion, if any, of the increased research and innovation funding, announced in the Budget on 11 March, is allocated to the maritime industry to...

  • REACH and CE - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards introducing (1) a regulation system for chemicals to replace the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation,...

  • Taiwan - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the presence of the Chinese Air Force in Taiwan’s airspace; and what steps they are taking to support the...

  • Brexit: Civil Service Code - Private Notice Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that new guidance has been issued to civil servants working on Brexit, whether civil servants are expected to “comply with the...

  • Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee - Membership Motion

    1 speech

    The Senior Deputy Speaker: Moved by The Senior Deputy Speaker That a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise and consider matters relating to common frameworks; and that, as proposed by the...

  • Communications and Digital Committee - Membership Motions

    1 speech

    The Senior Deputy Speaker: Moved by The Senior Deputy Speaker That Baroness Rebuck be appointed a member of the Committee. That Baroness Gale be appointed a member of the Committee. That Lord...

  • Square Kilometre Array Observatory (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2020 - Motions to Approve

    1 speech

    Lord Callanan: Moved by Lord Callanan That the draft Order and Regulations laid before the House on 13 and 14 July be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 14 September. Motions agreed.

  • Professional Qualifications and Services (Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve

    1 speech

    Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist: Moved by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 July be approved. Relevant document: 23rd Report...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, the Hybrid Sitting of the House will now resume with questions on a Statement made in the House of Commons on Monday 14 September.

  • Japan Free Trade Agreement - Statement

    28 speeches

    The following Statement was made on Monday 14 September in the House of Commons. “I am delighted to announce that last Friday we reached agreement in principle on a free trade deal with...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, hybrid proceedings 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...

  • Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day)

    6 speeches

    Clause 16: Support for rural development Debate on Amendment 43 resumed.

    • Amendment 44A

      9 speeches

      Lord Holmes of Richmond: Moved by Lord Holmes of Richmond 44A: Clause 16, page 12, line 44, at end insert—“( ) amending Annex IV of the Regulation (indicative list) to cover...

    • Amendment 45

      12 speeches

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 45: After Clause 16, insert the following new Clause—“Continuing EU programmes: power to provide financial assistance (1)...

      Amendment 46

      2 speeches

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 46: After Clause 16, insert the following new Clause—“Retained direct EU legislation(1) To the extent that any legislation...

      Amendment 49

      19 speeches

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 49: Clause 17, page 14, line 20, after “must,” insert “on or before the relevant day and”Member’s...

      Amendment 51

      1 speech

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 51: Clause 17, page 14, line 20, leave out “five years” and insert “three years thereafter”Member’s...

      Amendment 54

      1 speech

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 54: Clause 17, page 14, line 23, leave out “the report” and insert “a report under this section”Member’s...

      Amendment 56

      2 speeches

      Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble 56: Clause 17, page 14, line 32, at end insert—“(3) In this section “relevant day” means the last day before 25...

      Amendment 58

      17 speeches

      Lord Krebs: Moved by Lord Krebs 58: After Clause 17, insert the following new Clause—“National Food Strategy(1) The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of 12 months...

      Amendment 59

      14 speeches

      Lord Carrington: Moved by Lord Carrington 59: Clause 18, page 15, line 1, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—“(a) there is an acute or chronic disturbance in agricultural markets or...

      Amendment 60

      14 speeches

      Lord Bruce of Bennachie: Moved by Lord Bruce of Bennachie 60: Clause 20, page 17, line 28, at end insert—“( ) Before laying regulations made under subsection (1), the Secretary of...

      Amendment 61

      7 speeches

      Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: Moved by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering 61: Clause 27, page 22, line 4, leave out “may” and insert “must”Member’s explanatory...

      Amendment 63

      12 speeches

      Lord Grantchester: Moved by Lord Grantchester 63: Clause 27, page 23, line 15, leave out “a specified person” and insert “the Groceries Code Adjudicator”Member’s...

      Amendment 68

      11 speeches

      Lord Wigley: Moved by Lord Wigley 68: Clause 32, page 29, line 44, at end insert—“provided that those functions do not extend to a geographical area or species outside the original...

      Amendment 69

      16 speeches

      The Earl of Devon: Moved by The Earl of Devon 69: Clause 34, leave out Clause 34Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is intended to remove agricultural tenancies provisions.

      Amendment 70

      11 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 70: After Clause 34, insert the following new Clause—“Duty to sustain the UK agricultural industry workforce(1)...

      Amendment 71

      16 speeches

      Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: Moved by Baroness Hodgson of Abinger 71: After Clause 34, insert the following new Clause—“Export of farmed animals for slaughter without prior...

      Amendment 74

      6 speeches

      Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: Moved by Baroness Hodgson of Abinger 74: After Clause 34, insert the following new Clause—“Welfare of animals as sentient beings(1) Ministers of the...

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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