Thursday 29 October 2020

05:07:29

 

Estimated Rising Time:

 

Chamber:

The House will sit late. 

 

Grand Committee:

The Grand Committee is expected to rise at 7:30pm. 

 

 


Hybrid Proceedings

Most types of business now have speakers' lists. Members who are on a speakers’ list to take part in a hybrid proceeding remotely will be contacted directly with the link to join that proceeding.

Members are now required to choose their mode of participation - physical or remote - when adding their name to a speakers’ list. In line with the Procedure and Privileges Committee Guidance, members will not be able to change their mode of participation once a list has closed. If members send speaking requests by email and do not specify a mode of participation it will be assumed that they intend to take part remotely. If there are more members wishing to take part physically than there are spaces in the Chamber it will be for each individual party/group to determine which of their members make the final speakers' list.

Speakers' lists for debates can be found here. Speakers' lists for oral questions, statements, PNQs and UQs can be found here. You can also click on the relevant section of the menu bar towards the top of this page.

The full Procedure and Privileges Committee Guidance on hybrid proceedings can be found here.

About the Government Whips' Office

The Government Whips’ Office is responsible for the management of the Government’s legislative programme in the House of Lords.  The office is led by the Chief Whip who is supported by a team of Whips who are Ministers of the Crown appointed as Baronesses and Lords in Waiting. The office is part of the Cabinet Office’s Government in Parliament Group. 

This site is designed to facilitate some of the day-to-day functions for which the office is responsible. It advertises the forthcoming business of the House, each sitting day’s speakers’ list(s) and grouping of amendments and sets out which Ministers are expected to reply to oral questions. Peers can also use the site to sign up to speak in certain debates.