House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

  • Prayers

    The House met in a hybrid proceeding.

  • Introduction: Lord Parker of Minsmere

    Sir Andrew David Parker, KCB, having been created Baron Parker of Minsmere, of Minsmere in the County of Suffolk, was introduced and took the oath, supported by Baroness Manningham-Buller and...

  • Introduction: Baroness Foster of Oxton

    Dame Jacqueline Foster, DBE, having been created Baroness Foster of Oxton, of Oxton in the County of Merseyside, was introduced and took the oath, supported by Lord Polak and Lord Parkinson of...

  • 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. After a personal...

  • Personal Statement

    1 speech

    My Lords, with the leave of the House I will make a personal statement. Today, the Commissioner for Standards has published a report into my conduct. The report relates to letters, to which I was...

  • Covid-19: Over-75s - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the subsequent restrictions put in place to address the pandemic, on those...

  • Osteoporosis: Treatment - Question

    22 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that people with osteoporosis have (1) equitable, and (2) timely, access to treatment.

  • Overseas Territories: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief - Question

    25 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories’ preparedness for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

  • Online Gambling: Stake Limits - Question

    20 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the Gambling Commission on 2 February of new protections and controls for those who gamble through online slots games, what...

  • Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill - Order of Commitment

    1 speech

    Lord Ashton of Hyde:: Moved by Lord Ashton of Hyde: That the order of commitment of 18 January committing the Bill to a Grand Committee be discharged, and that the Bill be committed to a...

  • Business of the House - Timing of Debates

    2 speeches

    Lord Ashton of Hyde: Moved by Lord Ashton of Hyde That with effect from 18 February until further Order debates on motions for general debate, whether taken in the hybrid House or hybrid Grand...

  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders

    4 speeches

    Lord Ashton of Hyde: Moved by Lord Ashton of Hyde That, in the event of the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill having been brought from the House of Commons: (1) Standing Order 46...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement of Recess Dates

    1 speech

    My Lords, I thought this would be a convenient point to confirm the arrangements for the Easter Recess. Subject, as is always the case, to the progress of business, we will rise at the conclusion...

  • UK Shellfish Exports - Commons Urgent Question

    15 speeches

    The following Answer to an Urgent Question was given in the House of Commons on Monday 8 February. “We have a long-standing trade in live bivalve molluscs to the EU from UK waters. This has...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, hybrid proceedings will now resume. If the capacity of the Chamber is exceeded, I will immediately adjourn the House. These proceedings will follow guidance issued by the Procedure and...

  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendment

    Relevant documents: 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 19th Report from the Constitution Committee

    • Motion A

      20 speeches

      Baroness Williams of Trafford: Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford That this House do not insist on its Amendment 1, to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 1A. 1A: Because the...

    • Motion B

      3 speeches

      Baroness Williams of Trafford: Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford That this House do not insist on its Amendment 2, to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 2A. 2A: Because the...

      Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B)

      2 speeches

      Baroness Chakrabarti: Moved by Baroness Chakrabarti Leave out “not”.

      Motion C

      1 speech

      Baroness Williams of Trafford: Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford That this House do not insist on its Amendment 3, to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 3A, but do propose...

      Motion D

      1 speech

      Baroness Williams of Trafford: Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford That this House do not insist on its Amendment 4, to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 4A, but do propose...

      Motion E

      1 speech

      Baroness Williams of Trafford: Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford That this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 5A. 5A: Leave out lines 27 to 35.

      Motion E1 (as an amendment to Motion E)

      2 speeches

      Lord Paddick: Moved by Lord Paddick Leave out from “House” to end and insert “do disagree with the Commons in their Amendment 5A and do propose Amendment 5B in lieu— 5B:...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I will call Members to speak in the order listed in the annexe to today’s list. Members are not permitted to intervene spontaneously; the Chair calls each speaker. Interventions...

  • Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

    • Amendment 16

      7 speeches

      Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: Moved by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames 16: After Clause 31, insert the following new Clause—“Review of sections 1 to 31(1) The Secretary of State...

    • Amendments 17 and 18

      2 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 17: Clause 32, page 28, line 30, leave out paragraph (a)Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment and the amendment at page...

      Amendment 19

      12 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 19: Clause 32, page 29, line 18, at end insert—“(4) In section 30 (use in criminal proceedings of evidence from polygraph sessions), in...

      Amendment 20

      10 speeches

      Lord Falconer of Thoroton: Moved by Lord Falconer of Thoroton 20: After Clause 35, insert the following new Clause—“Review of polygraph testing on terrorist offenders(1) The...

      Amendments 21 to 26

      2 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 21: Schedule 11, page 93, leave out lines 28 to 32Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment, and the amendments at page 94,...

      Amendment 27

      16 speeches

      Lord Anderson of Ipswich: Moved by Lord Anderson of Ipswich 27: Clause 37, page 34, line 35, leave out from “subsection (1)” to end of line 37 and insert “after...

      Amendment 29

      16 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 29: Clause 38, page 35, line 2, at end insert—“(za) in subsection (3)(a), after “met” insert “and the court gives the...

      Amendment 30A

      20 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 30A: Clause 39, page 35, leave out lines 39 to 41Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would prevent relocation for resource reasons.

      Amendment 30C

      10 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 30C: Clause 41, page 37, line 10, after “necessary” insert “subject to the requirements of section 12 of this Act”Member’s...

      Amendment 30E

      7 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 30E: Clause 42, page 38, line 22, at beginning insert “If the Secretary of State reasonably suspects that a requirement is...

      Amendment 30F

      7 speeches

      Baroness Hamwee: Moved by Baroness Hamwee 30F: Clause 43, page 39, line 28, leave out from “individual” to end of line 29Member’s explanatory statementThis purpose of this...

      Amendment 32

      7 speeches

      Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede: Moved by Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede 32: Clause 47, page 40, line 35, leave out subsection (1) and insert—“(1) In section 20(9) of the Counter-Terrorism...

      Amendment 37

      8 speeches

      Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede: Moved by Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede 37: After Clause 47, insert the following new Clause—“Lone terrorists: review of strategy(1) The Secretary of State...

      Amendment 41

      6 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 41: Schedule 13, page 102, line 13, at end insert —“(b) in paragraph (a), for “that Act” substitute “the...

      Amendments 42 to 65

      2 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 42: Schedule 13, page 102, line 34, at end insert—“Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (c. 6)2A_ In section 44(2)(e)...

      Amendment 66

      6 speeches

      Lord Stewart of Dirleton: Moved by Lord Stewart of Dirleton 66: Schedule 13, page 122, line 21, at end insert—“(1A) In section 1(3A) (release of short-term, long-term and life...

      Amendments 67 to 70

      1 speech

      Lord Stewart of Dirleton: Moved by Lord Stewart of Dirleton 67: Schedule 13, page 123, line 6, leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert—“(3) In the heading of section 1A, after...

      Amendments 71 to 76

      2 speeches

      Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar 71: Clause 52, page 43, line 1, leave out sub-paragraph (i) and insert—“(i) Part 3 of that Schedule, except as mentioned...

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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