House of Lords debates

Thursday, 25 February 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.

  • Lord Speaker’s Statement

    3 speeches

    My Lords, as you perhaps know, my period as Lord Speaker is due to come to an end in September. For various reasons that I will come to in a moment, I have decided to leave office some months...

  • Covid-19: May Elections - Question

    21 speeches

    My Lords, I cannot resist a quick personal tribute to the Lord Speaker. I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper.

  • Fishing Sector and Coastal Communities - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking (1) to support coastal communities, and (2) to improve the capacity of the fishing sector, before 2026.

  • Build Back Better Business Council - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Build Back Better Business Council has to prioritise the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Australia: News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code - Question

    19 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the proposed legislation in Australia for a news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code, and (2) the...

  • Communications and Digital Committee - Membership Motion

    1 speech

    The Senior Deputy Speaker: Moved by The Senior Deputy Speaker That Lord Lipsey be appointed a member of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Giddens. Motion agreed. Sitting suspended.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

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

  • Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2021 - Motion to Approve

    18 speeches

    Baroness Stedman-Scott: Moved by Baroness Stedman-Scott That the draft Order laid before the House on 12 January be approved.

  • Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Committee (and remaining stages)

    1 speech

    My Lords, the hybrid Sitting of the House will now resume. I ask that all Members respect social distancing. I will call Members to speak in the order listed. During the debate on each group, I...

    • Amendment 1

      38 speeches

      Lord Lucas: Moved by Lord Lucas 1: Clause 1, page 1, line 3, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother”

    • Amendment 3

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 3: Clause 1, page 1, line 5, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 3 agreed. Amendment 4 not moved.

      Amendment 5

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 5: Clause 1, page 1, line 6, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 5 agreed. Amendment 6 not moved.

      Amendment 7

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 7: Clause 1, page 1, line 8, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 7 agreed. Amendments 8 and 9 not moved.

      Amendments 10 and 11

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 10: Clause 1, page 1, line 14, leave out “person is pregnant and it is no more than” and insert “expectant mother is within” 11: Clause 1, page 1,...

      Amendment 14

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 14: Clause 1, page 2, line 3, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 14 agreed. Amendment 15 not moved. Clause 1, as...

      Amendment 16

      1 speech

      Lord Lucas: Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 16: Clause 2, page 2, line 8, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 16 agreed. Amendment 17 not moved.

      Amendment 18

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 18: Clause 2, page 2, line 13, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 18 agreed. Amendment 19 not moved.

      Amendment 20

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 20: Clause 2, page 2, line 16, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 20 agreed. Amendment 21 not moved. Clause 2, as...

      Amendment 22

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 22: Clause 3, page 2, line 34, leave out “person” and insert “mother” Amendment 22 agreed. Amendment 23 not moved.

      Amendment 24

      Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 24: Clause 3, page 2, line 35, leave out “person” and insert “mother” Amendment 24 agreed. Amendment 25 not moved.

      Amendment 26

      1 speech

      Lord Lucas: Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 26: Clause 3, page 2, line 41, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 26 agreed. Amendment 27 not moved.

      Amendment 28

      1 speech

      Lord Lucas: Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 28: Clause 3, page 3, line 2, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 28 agreed. Amendment 29 not moved.

      Amendment 30

      2 speeches

      Lord Lucas: Moved by Lord Lucas [V] 30: Clause 3, page 3, line 3, leave out “person” and insert “mother or expectant mother” Amendment 30 agreed. Amendment 31 not moved....

      Amendment 32

      4 speeches

      Tabled by Lord Cormack [V] 32: After Clause 6, insert the following new Clause—“Contingency provisionIf any Minister or Opposition office-holder who would otherwise be covered by this...

      Motion

      3 speeches

      Lord True: Moved by Lord True That the Bill do now pass.

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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