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Leader of the House of Lords written question – answered on 26th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask the Leader of the House, in the light of the impact of climate change on air quality, transport and health, and forecasts of higher temperatures in future years, what plans she has to review whether the House should sit in July.

Photo of Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal

The Government schedules business in the House and proposes dates for Recess with the agreement of the usual channels. The House needs to sit for as long as there is business to be completed. The Government has no plans to review whether the House should sit in July in future years.

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