House of Lords debates

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

  • Introduction: The Lord Bishop of Hereford

    Richard Charles, Lord Bishop of Hereford, was introduced and took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Gloucester and the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, and signed an undertaking to abide by...

  • Freedom of Information - Question

    16 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the speed and scope of the operation of the Freedom of Information scheme.

  • NHS: Hospital Waiting Times - Question

    20 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of people who have died while waiting for NHS hospital appointments in England in the past five years.

  • Pension Investments - Question

    18 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government whether they plan to encourage UK pension investors to increase support for (1) long-term UK growth, and (2) UK financial markets.

  • Office for Environmental Protection - Question

    14 speeches

    To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the second annual progress report of the Office for Environmental Protection, published on 18 January.

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, I thought it would be useful if I updated the House on the business arrangements for tomorrow. Noble Lords may have seen that a new version of Forthcoming Business was issued this...

  • Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [HL] - Third Reading

    Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Legislative Consent sought

    • Motion

      12 speeches

      Lord Johnson of Lainston: Moved by Lord Johnson of Lainston That the Bill do now pass.

  • Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report

    Scottish Legislative Consent sought. Clause 2: Low or no reasonable expectation of privacy

    • Amendment 1

      11 speeches

      Lord Fox: Moved by Lord Fox 1: Clause 2, page 6, line 7, after “must” insert “, as soon as possible and in any event within 24 hours,”Member’s explanatory...

    • Amendment 4

      1 speech

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 4: Clause 2, page 11, line 16, at end insert—“226DAA Report to Intelligence and Security Committee(1) The Secretary of State must...

      Amendments 8 and 9

      1 speech

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 8: Clause 6, page 25, line 15, leave out “and (3)” and insert “to (3A)”Member’s explanatory statementThis...

      Amendment 10

      7 speeches

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 10: Clause 8, page 27, line 14, at end insert— “(aa) deciding under section 90(11) or 257(10) whether to approve a decision of...

      Amendment 21

      7 speeches

      Lord Fox: Moved by Lord Fox 21: Clause 16, page 34, line 29, leave out from “insert” to end of line 30 and insert ““(where the requirement or restriction applies to a...

      Amendment 26

      1 speech

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 26: Clause 17, page 35, line 18, at end insert—“(b) in subsection (5)—(i) after “must” insert “, before...

      Amendments 32 and 33

      1 speech

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 32: Clause 17, page 35, line 41, at end insert—“(b) in subsection (4)—(i) after “must” insert “, before...

      Amendment 34

      1 speech

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 34: Clause 19, page 37, line 25, at end insert—“(4A) In section 229 (main oversight functions), in subsection (8)(e)(i), for...

      Amendment 35

      2 speeches

      Lord Fox: Tabled by Lord Fox 35: Clause 20, page 39, line 23, at end insert—“(3A) Before making regulations under this section the Secretary of State must consult the following...

      Amendment 39

      12 speeches

      Lord West of Spithead: Moved by Lord West of Spithead 39: Clause 21, page 42, line 8, leave out “is unavailable to decide whether to give approval under subsection (2)” and insert...

      Amendment 41

      1 speech

      Lord West of Spithead: Moved by Lord West of Spithead 41: Clause 21, page 42, leave out lines 13 and 14 and insert—“(2C) The Prime Minister may designate up to five individuals under...

      Amendments 43 and 44

      1 speech

      Lord West of Spithead: Moved by Lord West of Spithead 43: Clause 22, page 42, line 38, leave out from “Minister” to end of line 39 and insert “is unable to decide whether to...

      Amendment 46

      1 speech

      Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Moved by Lord Sharpe of Epsom 46: After Clause 25 insert the following new Clause—“Bulk equipment interference: safeguards for confidential journalistic...

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement

    1 speech

    My Lords, we have not quite got all the pieces in place for the next business. I understand that one key element is about to appear, we hope very soon. I suggest that we adjourn for a few...

  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure - Motion to Direct

    7 speeches

    The Lord Bishop of Chichester: Moved by The Lord Bishop of Chichester That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England...

  • Church of England Pensions (Application of Capital Funds) Measure - Motion to Direct

    2 speeches

    The Lord Bishop of Chichester: Moved by The Lord Bishop of Chichester That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England...

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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