Virtual and Hybrid Proceedings
 

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 holgovernmentwhips@parliament.uk 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:

New Main Chart

1: Oral Parliamentary questions; 2: for Committee and Report Stage; 3: Private Notice Questions; 4: Urgent questions

 

Forthcoming Business

A PDF version of Forthcoming Business for the period commencing 22 May 2020 is available here.

Forthcoming Business advertises the business which the Government anticipates the House will
take in the coming three weeks. It should be read together with the formal Order Paper produced by the Clerk of the Parliaments available from the Printed Paper Office and www.parliament.uk/lords.

Timings in italics are estimates only: business may take more or less time than that estimated. Other times are maximums: business may take less time than the maximum.

Items marked ‡ are expected to be taken during the dinner or lunch break. This usually starts at
around 7.30pm or 1.30pm but may start earlier or later.

The advertised business on any day may be interrupted for a Ministerial statement.

The number of sessions shown for a stage of a bill represents the Government’s assessment of
reasonable time given the balance of bills and remaining days to the likely end of the session.
†indicates agreement in the Usual Channels as to that assessment. Progress remains in the hands of the House. Report stage is usually half the length of Committee.