House of Lords debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020

  • Prayers

    The House met in a hybrid proceeding.

  • Introduction: Baroness Fox of Buckley

    Claire Regina Fox, having been created Baroness Fox of Buckley, of Buckley in the County of Flintshire, was introduced and took the oath, supported by Lord Glasman and Baroness Wolf of Dulwich,...

  • Introduction: Baroness Fleet

    Veronica Judith Colleton Wadley, CBE, having been created Baroness Fleet, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden, was introduced and took the oath, supported by Lord Black of Brentwood and...

  • Oaths and Affirmations

    The Lord Bishop of Ely took the oath, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • 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...

  • Covid-19: Low-income Families - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) low-income families with children, and (2) the support provided to them by the...

  • Iran: UN Arms Embargo - Question

    26 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support an extension of the United Nations arms embargo on the government of Iran.

  • NHS: GP Vacancies - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vacancies there were for general practitioners in the National Health Service for England in July; and what were the comparable figures in (1) 2015,...

  • Housing: Rent and Covid-19 - Question

    24 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the survey conducted by Shelter into the experience of renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

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

  • Parliamentary Constituencies Bill - Report

    Relevant document: 13th Report from the Constitution Committee Clause 1: Reports of the Boundary Commissions

    • Amendment 1

      3 speeches

      Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Tabled by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 1: Clause 1, page 1, line 5, leave out subsection (2)

    • Amendment 2

      14 speeches

      Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: Moved by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 2: Clause 1, page 1, line 12, leave out “2031” and insert “2033”

      Amendment 6

      16 speeches

      Lord Young of Cookham: Moved by Lord Young of Cookham 6: Clause 2, page 2, line 20, leave out “As soon as reasonably practicable”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment...

      Amendments 7 and 8

      2 speeches

      Lord Young of Cookham: Moved by Lord Young of Cookham 7: Clause 2, page 2, line 26, at end insert—“(1A) The draft of an Order in Council must be submitted under subsection...

      Amendment 11

      16 speeches

      Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd: Moved by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd 11: After Clause 4, insert the following new Clause—“The Boundary Commissions: constitution(1) Schedule 1 to the 1986 Act...

      Amendment 12

      17 speeches

      Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 12: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause—“Electorate per constituencyIn rule 2(1)(a) of Schedule...

      Amendment 13

      3 speeches

      Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town 13: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause—“Electorate per constituency(1) Rule 2(1) of Schedule 2...

      Amendment 15

      8 speeches

      Lord Tyler: Moved by Lord Tyler 15: Clause 6, page 5, line 2, at end insert—“( ) After rule 5(2) insert—“(2A) Each constituency in any part of Cornwall must be wholly in...

      Amendment 16

      11 speeches

      Lord Shutt of Greetland: Moved by Lord Shutt of Greetland 16: After Clause 6, insert the following new Clause—“Improving completeness of electoral registers for purposes of boundary...

      Amendment 17

      17 speeches

      Lord Lipsey: Moved by Lord Lipsey 17: Clause 7, page 5, line 22, at end insert—“(d) a constituency named Brecon and Radnorshire with identical boundaries to those of the existing...

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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