Most types of business now have speakers' lists. Members who are on a speakers’ list to take part in a virtual proceeding or to take part in a hybrid proceeding remotely will be contacted directly with the link to join that proceeding.
In light of the current public health advice and the limited capacity in the Chamber, it will be assumed that Members will take part in hybrid proceedings remotely unless they indicate otherwise. If, after signing up to speak, Members wish to take part in a proceeding from the Chamber, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org copying in their own Whips’/Convenor’s office. This must still be in advance of the speakers' list closing for that item of business. 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 Committee Guidance on virtual proceedings can be found here.
The closing times of speakers' lists for differing kinds of business are shown below:
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.
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.
Lord Ashton is married with 4 daughters.
The House is adjourned for Whitsun. It will return at 11am on Tuesday 2 June.