Thursday 23 May | LordsQs | House of Lords


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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic it is responsible for.

Government ministers or spokespersons answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking and for the full text of each question.

On Thursday 23 May in #LordsQs:

- Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe asked government what plans they have to sponsor research into the benefits of gaming for children’s mental health (0:00:01)

- Baroness Meacher asked government whether the threat of prosecution under the Suicide Act 1961 is causing suffering to terminally ill people (0:07:52)

- Baroness Rawlings asked government how they would ensure museums and galleries remain accessible to the public (0:15:55)

- Lord Foulkes of Cumnock asked government for their assessment of the powers available to the Electoral Commission (0:22:48)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-05-23

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Thursday 16 May | LordsQs | House of Lords


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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic.

Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking.

On Thursday 16 May in #LordsQs:

- Baroness Donaghy asked government what its strategy was for the increasing the number and retention of social workers (0:00:13)

- Lord Redesdale asked government how it was increasing the priority given to teaching climate change science (0:07:58)

- Lord Greaves asked government what steps it had taken to eradicate Japanese knotweed (0:16:03)

- Lord Dykes asked government when it expects to report to Parliament on the outcome of discussions on Brexit with the Labour Party (0:22:56)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-05-16

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Thursday 2 May | LordsQs | House of Lords


https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-05-02

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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking.

On Thursday 2 May in #LordsQs:

- Lord McColl of Dulwich asked government what plans it has to introduce a national system of recording number and treatment of new amputees attending limb fitting centres in England (0:00:00)

- Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale asked government when UK and Scottish ministers will next meet and what they will discuss (0:08:22)

- the Bishop of St Albans asked government what assessment it has made of the impact of rural crime on farming communities (0:15:16)

- Lord Roberts of Llandudno asked government what assessment it has made of the decrease in local authority spending since 2009 and the number of deaths of homeless people (0:23:28)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-05-02

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Climate change | Lords debates | House of Lords


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Members of the House of Lords debate government’s obligations under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the security and economic implications of continuing climate change.

The debate starts at 0:17:22 after an urgent question repeat and members' Q&A on the findings of the inquiry into the National Security Committee leak.

Members taking part in the debate include Baroness Brown of Cambridge, chair of The Carbon Trust, Lord Hunt of Chesterton, emeritus professor of climate modelling at University College London, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, board member of Unicef, and Lord Deben, chair of the independent advisory body the Committee on Climate Change.

Read more about the climate change debate, and see full speakers’ list https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2019/april/lords-debates-climate-change/

Thursday 25 April | LordsQs | House of Lords


https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-04-25

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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking.

On Thursday 25 April in #LordsQs:

- Lord Scriven asked government when the Midland Mainline will be electrified all the way to Sheffield (0:00:01)

- on behalf of Baroness Sheehan, Lord Paddick asked government what assessment it has made of the progress of the community sponsorship scheme in supporting resettled refugees in the UK (0:08:14)

- Lord Storey asked government what assessment it has made of the importance of having locally produced content and services on local commercial radio stations (0:16:00)

- Lord Berkeley asked the Senior Deputy Speaker, following the Notre Dame fire, whether means of detecting and extinguishing fires in the roof space of the Palace of Westminster are adequate (0:22:37)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-04-25

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Contact Group | Intergenerational Fairness Committee | House of Lords


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The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has called on the Government to take steps to deliver a fairer society and support younger people in the UK and ensure our strong intergenerational bonds are not undermined.

Find out more and read the full report https://www.parliament.uk/intergenerational-fairness

Key findings | Intergenerational Fairness Committee | House of Lords


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The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has called on the Government to take steps to deliver a fairer society and support younger people in the UK and ensure our strong intergenerational bonds are not undermined.

Find out more and read the full report https://www.parliament.uk/intergenerational-fairness

Tackling intergenerational unfairness | Intergenerational Fairness Committee | House of Lords


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The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has called on the Government to take steps to deliver a fairer society and support younger people in the UK and ensure our strong intergenerational bonds are not undermined.

Find out more and read the full report https://www.parliament.uk/intergenerational-fairness

Thursday 11 April | LordsQs | House of Lords


https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-04-11

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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking.

On Thursday 11 April in #LordsQs:

- Lord Borwick asked government for its assessment of the UK and Germany’s comparative Purchasing Managers’ Index score (0:00:00)

- Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist asked government what steps it had taken to encourage local authorities to improve public conveniences to address taxi drivers’ health (0:08:18)

- Lord Robathan asked government for its assessment of the Great British Spring Clean (0:15:36)

- Lord Lexden asked government what action it was taking in response to the government of Brunei’s introduction of anti-LGBT laws (0:23:03)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-04-11

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Thursday 4 April | LordsQs | House of Lords


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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking.

On Thursday 4 April in #LordsQs:

- on behalf of Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Lord Grantchester asked government what steps it is taking to ensure long-term viability of upland farming (0:00:00)

- Baroness Donaghy asked government for its estimate of the number of households in fuel poverty, and what it is doing to reduce the number (0:07:51)

- the Bishop of St Albans asked government for its assessment of religious freedom in China (0:15:53)

- Lord Watson of Invergowrie asked government for its assessment of the decision of some teachers to take a 20 per cent pay cut to prevent staff redundancies at their school (0:23:57)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-04-04

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Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee | The Future of Seaside Tows | House of Lords


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On Thursday 4 April 2019 the House of Lords Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee publishes its report: The Future of Seaside Towns.

Read the full report https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/regenerating-seaside-towns/news-parliament-2017/seaside-report-published/

Thursday 28 March | LordsQs | House of Lords


https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-28

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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn on subtitles to see which member is speaking.

On Thursday 28 March in #LordsQs: 

- on behalf of Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Lord Foster of Bath asked government what assessment it has made of Ofcom’s call for public service broadcasters to collaborate to compete with Amazon and Netflix (0:00:00)

- Lord Haskel asked government what it is doing to modernise how productivity is measured (0:08:34)

- Baroness Ludford asked government what plans it has to encourage a debate about meat slaughter in accordance with religious rights that respects human rights and equalities laws (0:15:34)

- Baroness Hayman asked government for its assessment of the humanitarian situation in countries affected by Cyclone Idai (0:23:41)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-28

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Thursday 21 March | LordsQs | House of Lords


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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. Turn subtitles on to see members' names and the Hansard transcript.

On Thursday 21 March in #LordsQs: 

- on behalf of Lord Hylton, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked government if it would work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to propose international mechanisms to prosecute war criminals (0:00:01)

- Lord Lexden asked government what plans it has to extend protections to family members who live together long-term in jointly owned property (0:07:34)

- Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe asked government whether it will campaign for the expansion of access to yoga (0:15:24)

- Baroness Thomas of Winchester asked government whether the Future Homes Standard announced in the Spring Statement would ensure accessible and adaptable standards are met (0:23:37)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-21

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Thursday 14 March | LordsQs | House of Lords


https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-14

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At the start of business every sitting day Monday to Thursday, the House of Lords quizzes government on any topic. Government ministers or spokespeople must answer members’ questions, and any member may take part. On Thursday 14 March in #LordsQs: 

- Lord Greaves asked government what assessment it has made of levels of council tax in England announced for 2019-20 (0:00:01)
- Baroness Thornhill asked government what progress it has made on its fair funding review for local authority funding (0:07:58)
- Lord Clement-Jones asked government what standards it required for algorithms used by public authorities and agencies (0:16:17)
- Baroness Wheatcroft asked government how many companies had signed non-disclosure agreements in relation to Brexit (0:23:39)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-14

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Bribery Act 2010 Committee | House of Lords


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The House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee looks at how well the law is working and its new report out now finds the Act the international gold standard for anti-bribery legislation.

Chairman Lord Saville of Newdigate said: 'The Bribery Act 2010 is a model piece of legislation... It effectively defines offences in a clear and concise manner and acts as a deterrent.'

Find out more about its recommendations to government http://ow.ly/fm4L30o2yE4
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