House of Lords debates

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

  • Aviation: Cost of Travel - Question

    24 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the options for reducing the cost of travelling by plane from Great Britain to (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) other parts of...

  • Scottish Independence - Question

    16 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about that government’s policy paper Building a New Scotland: A stronger economy with...

  • Nigeria - Question

    18 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding the violent targeting of Christians, non-Islamist Muslims, and other minority...

  • Strike Action - Question

    21 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to minimise disruption to essential services over the Christmas and new year period, given proposed strike action by workers in...

  • Extraterritorial US Legislation (Sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Libya) (Protection of Trading Interests) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve

    1 speech

    Viscount Younger of Leckie: Moved by Viscount Younger of Leckie That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 5 December. Motion...

  • Immigration Skills Charge (Amendment) Regulations 2022 - Motions to Approve

    1 speech

    Lord Murray of Blidworth: Moved by Lord Murray of Blidworth That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 October and 1 November be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 5...

  • Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022 - Motions to Approve

    1 speech

    Baroness Penn: Moved by Baroness Penn That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 and 14 November be approved. Relevant document: 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny...

  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report

    Clause 1: Duties of registered higher education providers

    • Amendment 1

      11 speeches

      Lord Hope of Craighead: Moved by Lord Hope of Craighead 1: Clause 1, page 1, line 11, at end insert— “(1A) “Freedom of speech” refers to the Convention right of freedom...

    • Amendments 2 and 3

      1 speech

      Baroness Barran: Moved by Baroness Barran 2: Clause 1, page 2, line 4, leave out “, beliefs or views” and insert “or opinions”Member’s explanatory statementThis...

      Amendment 4

      10 speeches

      Baroness Fox of Buckley: Moved by Baroness Fox of Buckley 4: Clause 1, page 2, line 14, at end insert—“(c) to express opinions about the registered higher education provider,...

      Amendment 6

      1 speech

      Lord Collins of Highbury: Moved by Lord Collins of Highbury 6: Clause 1, page 2, line 34, at end insert—“(10A) In order to achieve the objective in subsection (2), the governing body...

      Amendments 7 and 8

      1 speech

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 7: Clause 1, page 2, line 36, leave out from “speech” to end of line 38 and insert “are to the freedom to impart ideas, opinions or information...

      Amendment 9

      4 speeches

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 9: Clause 1, page 2, line 38, at end insert—““member”, in relation to a registered higher education provider, does not include a person who...

      Amendment 11

      12 speeches

      Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Moved by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 11: Clause 1, page 3, line 13, after “activity,” insert “including measures to be taken to ensure that a person is...

      Amendment 12

      1 speech

      Baroness Barran: Moved by Baroness Barran 12: Clause 2, page 4, line 14, at end insert— ““member”, in relation to a constituent institution of a registered higher...

      Amendments 13 and 14

      1 speech

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 13: Clause 3, page 4, line 41, leave out “, beliefs or views” and insert “or opinions”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is...

      Amendment 17

      19 speeches

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 17: Clause 4, page 6, line 22, after “A1” insert “that causes the person to sustain loss”Member’s explanatory statementThis ensures...

      Amendments 18 to 20

      1 speech

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 18: Clause 4, page 6, line 25, after “A1” insert “that causes the person to sustain loss”Member’s explanatory statementThis ensures...

      Amendment 22

      2 speeches

      Lord Willetts: Moved by Lord Willetts 22: Clause 4, leave out Clause 4

      Amendment 23

      12 speeches

      Lord Sikka: Moved by Lord Sikka 23: After Clause 4, insert the following new Clause—“Research grant funding and academic integrityAfter section A7 of the Higher Education and...

      Amendment 24

      1 speech

      Earl Howe: Moved by Earl Howe 24: Clause 5, page 7, line 12, leave out “the promotion of” and insert “how to support”Member’s explanatory statementThis clarifies...

      Amendment 26

      13 speeches

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 26: Clause 9, page 12, line 41, after “provider” insert “or the governing body of a constituent institution”Member’s...

      Amendment 29

      11 speeches

      Baroness Thornton: Moved by Baroness Thornton 29: Clause 10, page 15, line 11, at end insert—“(1A) The appointment of the Free Speech Director is subject to a confirmatory resolution...

      Amendment 31

      1 speech

      Viscount Younger of Leckie: Moved by Viscount Younger of Leckie 31: The Schedule, page 19, line 40, at end insert—“(ca) after the definition of “the institutional autonomy of...

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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