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.
Lords Whips have the same constitutional position as Departmental Ministers. Their role in the House of Lords is different from that of Whips in the Commons, which is predominantly party management.
A Lords Whip has an active role at the despatch box promoting and defending departmental policy which involves:
If the department concerned does not have a Departmental Minister in the House of Lords, all of that Department’s business will fall to a Whip.
House of Lords Government Whips:
Government Chief Whip and Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms
The Rt Hon. the Lord Ashton of Hyde
Government Deputy Chief Whip and Captain of The Queen's Bodyguard of the
Yeomen of the Guard
The Earl of Courtown
Government Whips (Baronesses and Lords in Waiting)
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Viscount Younger of Leckie
Estimated Rising Time:
The House may sit late.
The Grand Committee is expected to rise at approximately 7:15pm.
Private Notice Question:
* Lord Sarfraz to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure access to the Covid-19 vaccination is available as part of their overseas development and aid work to vulnerable people in less economically developed countries. (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, FCDO) (p)