House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

  • Prayers

    The House met in a hybrid proceeding.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

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

  • Covid-19: Vaccine Trials - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many people from black, Asian and ethnic minority communities participated in COVID-19 vaccine trials.

  • Covid-19: Variant - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first became aware (1) of the new variant of COVID-19, and (2) that such a variant of the virus was prevalent in the areas placed into Tier 4 on...

  • Extradition Arrangements: European Union Member States - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what reciprocal extradition arrangements are in place for the surrender of nationals between the United Kingdom and the European Union member states where...

  • Covid-19: Small Businesses - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of small businesses at risk of permanent closure as a result of the restrictions put in place to address the...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, the Hybrid Sitting of the House will now resume. I ask Members to respect social distancing.

  • Liaison Committee Report - Motion to Agree

    8 speeches

    The Senior Deputy Speaker: Moved by The Senior Deputy Speaker That the Report from the Select Committee Review of investigative and scrutiny committees: strengthening the thematic structure...

  • Liaison Committee Report - Motion to Agree

    1 speech

    That the Report from the Select Committee New special inquiry committee on youth unemployment (6th Report, HL Paper 194) be agreed to. Motion agreed.

  • Covid-19: Vaccinations - Statement

    49 speeches

    The following Statement was made in the House of Commons on Monday 11 January. “With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the Covid-19 vaccine delivery...

  • Antique Firearms Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve

    1 speech

    Baroness Williams of Trafford: Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 November 2020 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 6...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, we now come to day 2 of Report on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill. I will call Members to speak in the order listed in the annexe to today’s list....

  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (2nd Day)

    Relevant documents: 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 19th Report from the Constitution Committee Clause 1: Authorisation of criminal conduct

    • Amendment 12

      29 speeches

      Lord Young of Cookham: Moved by Lord Young of Cookham 12: Clause 1, page 3, line 2, at end insert—“( ) A criminal conduct authorisation may not be granted to a covert human...

    • Amendment 15

      17 speeches

      Baroness Massey of Darwen: Moved by Baroness Massey of Darwen 15: Clause 1, page 3, line 2, at end insert—“(8A) A criminal conduct authorisation may not authorise any criminal...

      Amendment 17

      2 speeches

      Lord Paddick: Moved by Lord Paddick 17: Clause 1, page 3, line 2, at end insert—“(8A) Where a criminal conduct authorisation has been granted, the covert human intelligence source so...

      Amendment 22

      2 speeches

      Lord Anderson of Ipswich: Moved by Lord Anderson of Ipswich 22: Clause 1, page 3, line 16, at end insert—“( ) Notwithstanding section 27, injury sustained by any person shall not be...

      Amendment 24

      5 speeches

      Baroness Kidron: Moved by Baroness Kidron 24: Clause 1, page 3, line 16, at end insert—“29C Criminal conduct authorisations: granting to children and vulnerable sources (1) This...

      Amendment 27

      13 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 27: Clause 2, page 4, leave out lines 3 to 23 and insert—“RELEVANT AUTHORITIES FOR THE PURPOSES OF S. 29BPolice forces etcA1 Any police...

      Amendment 33

      2 speeches

      Lord Anderson of Ipswich: Moved by Lord Anderson of Ipswich 33: After Clause 2, insert the following new Clause—“Notification to a Judicial CommissionerAfter section 32B of the...

      Amendment 34 (to Amendment 33)

      2 speeches

      Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd: Moved by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd 34: After Clause 2, at end insert—“(6) If upon notification under subsection (3) a Judicial Commissioner determines that the...

      Amendment 36

      2 speeches

      Lord Paddick [V]: Moved by Lord Paddick [V] 36: Schedule 1, page 7, line 9, after “is” insert “reasonably”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would insert...

      Amendment 42

      11 speeches

      Baroness Whitaker: Moved by Baroness Whitaker 42: After Clause 4, insert the following new Clause—“Commissioner approval for authorisations to identify or confirm journalistic...

      Amendment 44

      Moved by Lord Anderson of Ipswich [V] 44: Schedule 2, page 9, line 9, at end insert—“2A_ In the heading before section 32A (authorisations requiring judicial approval), after...

      Amendment 46

      Moved by Lord Anderson of Ipswich [V] 46: Schedule 2, page 11, line 14, at end insert—“Coronavirus Act 202015_(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies to—(a) section 22 of the Coronavirus...

  • Joint Committee on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act - Message from the Commons

    A message was brought from the Commons that, notwithstanding the Resolution of that House of 10 November 2020, it be an instruction to the Joint Committee on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act that...

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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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