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.

Lord Ashton of Hyde

Ashton of Hyde

Lord Ashton of Hyde was appointed Lords Chief Whip (Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms) on 26 July 2019.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from July 2016 to July 2019. He was previously appointed a Lord in Waiting (Whip) in the House of Lords in July 2014.

He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford.

Political career
Lord Ashton was elected to the Lords as a hereditary Peer in 2011 and before joining the government was a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic.

Career outside politics
He served in the Royal Hussars and the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. Prior to joining the government Lord Ashton was Chief Executive Officer of Faraday Underwriting Ltd and sat on the Council of Lloyd’s. He was a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies’ 2013/14 course.

Personal life
Lord Ashton is married with 4 daughters.