House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 30 June 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. I ask all Members to...

  • Covid-19: Wuhan Institute of Virology - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possibility that the COVID-19 virus escaped from a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

  • Choirs: Restrictions - Question

    23 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the guidance restricting the performance of indoor amateur choirs to no more than six people.

  • House of Lords Reform - Question

    24 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, for reform of the House of Lords.

  • Unidentified Flying Objects - Question

    19 speeches

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial...

  • Marriage Act 1949 (Amendment) Bill [HL] - First Reading

    A Bill to amend the Marriage Act 1949 to create an offence of purporting to solemnize an unregistered marriage. The Bill was introduced by Baroness Cox [V], read a first time and ordered to be...

  • Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission - Membership Motion

    2 speeches

    Lord Ashton of Hyde:: Moved by Lord Ashton of Hyde: That Lord Gardiner of Kimble be appointed as a member of the Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission in place of Lord McFall of Alcluith.

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body - Membership Motion

    2 speeches

    Lord Ashton of Hyde:: Moved by Lord Ashton of Hyde: That Marta Phillips, Dr Simon Thurley and Simon Wright be appointed as external members of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body.

  • Secret Documents - Commons Urgent Question

    15 speeches

    The following Answer to an Urgent Question was given in the House of Commons on Monday 28 June. “As the House will be aware, a number of Ministry of Defence classified documents were lost...

  • Environment Bill - Committee (4th Day)

    11 speeches

    Relevant documents: 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 4th Report from the Constitution Committee

    • Amendment 104

      26 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: Moved by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb 104: After Clause 36, insert the following new Clause—“Penalty notices (1) If the OEP is satisfied that a...

    • Amendment 108A

      7 speeches

      Lord Rooker: Moved by Lord Rooker 108A: Clause 42, page 25, line 23, leave out “26(1) or”Member’s explanatory statementThe amendment would exclude from the prohibition on...

      Amendment 110

      20 speeches

      The Earl of Caithness: Moved by The Earl of Caithness 110: Clause 43, page 26, line 41, after “habitats” insert “(including the soil)”

      Amendment 113F

      7 speeches

      Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: Moved by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering 113F: Clause 45, page 27, line 14, at end insert—“(c) has regard to the provisions of the Aarhus Convention...

      Amendments 115 and 116

      2 speeches

      Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 115: Clause 46, page 28, line 41, leave out “section 1 or 2” and insert “sections 1 to (Environmental...

      Amendment 119

      25 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 119: Schedule 4, page 160, line 8, at end insert—“(1A) When making regulations imposing producer responsibility...

      Amendment 121

      11 speeches

      Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 121: Schedule 4, page 162, line 34, at end insert—“(2) The requirement in sub-paragraph (1) may be met by...

      Amendment 122

      2 speeches

      Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 122: Schedule 4, page 165, line 38, at end insert—“(2) The requirement in sub-paragraph (1) may be met by...

      Amendment 123

      12 speeches

      Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: Moved by Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville 123: Clause 50, page 30, line 13, at end insert “including fly-tipped...

      Amendments 125 and 126

      1 speech

      Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 125: Schedule 5, page 168, line 8, at end insert—“(2) The requirement in sub-paragraph (1) may be met by...

      Amendments 129 and 130

      2 speeches

      Lord Goldsmith: Moved by Lord Goldsmith 129: Schedule 6, page 172, line 7, at end insert—“(3) The requirement in sub-paragraph (1)(a) may be met by consultation carried out before...

      Amendment 130A

      17 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 130A: Schedule 7, page 175, line 30, leave out “or supply” and insert “, supply or use in the supply...

      Amendments 131 and 132

      2 speeches

      Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 131: Schedule 7, page 176, line 9, at end insert—“(1A) The requirements in sub-paragraph (1) may be met by...

      Amendment 133

      3 speeches

      Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch 133: Schedule 8, page 179, line 11, at end insert—“(1A) When making regulations establishing a deposit scheme, the...

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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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