House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 26 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...

  • Housebuilding - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of houses being built.

  • Covid-19: Night-time Economy - Question

    24 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) the income of businesses working in,...

  • Television Licence Evasion - Question

    22 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to decriminalise television licence evasion.

  • Workers’ Rights - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review workers’ rights.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement of Recess Dates

    1 speech

    My Lords, I thought this would be a convenient point to confirm the plan for the February half-term recess. There will be written confirmation of this in the Royal Gallery and in tomorrow’s...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

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

  • Serious Criminal Cases Backlog - Commons Urgent Question

    17 speeches

    The following Answer to an Urgent Question was given in the House of Commons on Wednesday 20 January. “The Covid pandemic is truly unprecedented. It has affected every corner of our...

  • Skills for Jobs White Paper - Statement

    28 speeches

    The following Statement was made in the House of Commons on Thursday 21 January. “With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the publication of a skills for...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, for Committee stage of the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, I will call Members to speak in the order listed in the annexe to today’s list. Members are not permitted to...

  • Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Committee (1st Day)

    7 speeches

    Clause 1: Offences aggravated by terrorist connection Debate on whether Clause 1 should stand part of the Bill.

    • Amendment 1

      5 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 1: Schedule 2, page 52, leave out lines 27 to 35Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment removes references to offences in...

    • Amendment 2

      5 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 2: Schedule 3, page 53, line 41, leave out “Articles 20A and 24A” and insert “Article 20A”Member’s...

      Amendment 3

      2 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 3: Schedule 3, page 53, line 44, leave out “those Articles” and insert “Article 20A”Member’s explanatory...

      Amendment 4

      11 speeches

      Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: Moved by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames 4: Clause 4, page 5, line 39, leave out “14” and insert “10”Member’s explanatory...

      Amendment 6

      7 speeches

      Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: Moved by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames 6: Clause 11, page 12, line 33, leave out “exceptional” and insert “significant”Member’s...

      Amendment 7

      14 speeches

      Lord Falconer of Thoroton: Moved by Lord Falconer of Thoroton 7: Clause 16, page 16, line 33, at end insert—“( ) Section 255 of the Sentencing Code (extended sentence of detention:...

      Amendment 8

      5 speeches

      Lord Stewart of Dirleton: Moved by Lord Stewart of Dirleton 8: Clause 23, page 20, line 24, at end insert “(or a sentence of detention without limit of time so...

      Amendment 9

      2 speeches

      Lord Stewart of Dirleton: Moved by Lord Stewart of Dirleton 9: Clause 23, page 21, line 2, leave out “or (6)”Member’s explanatory statementThis is a consequential amendment...

      Amendment 10

      15 speeches

      Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Moved by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 10: After Clause 26, insert the following new Clause—“Rehabilitation and de-radicalisation programmeWithin six months of...

      Amendment 11

      6 speeches

      Lord Falconer of Thoroton: Moved by Lord Falconer of Thoroton 11: Clause 27, page 24, line 5, at end insert—“and the prisoner was aged 21 or above at the time of their conviction”

      Amendment 12

      21 speeches

      Baroness Prashar: Moved by Baroness Prashar 12: Clause 27, leave out Clause 27 and insert the following new Clause—“Release on licence for prisoners serving a serious terrorism...

      Amendment 15

      7 speeches

      Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede: Moved by Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede 15: After Clause 31, insert the following new Clause—“Parole Board (1) The Secretary of State must, within three years...

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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