Oral Questions


Week beginning Monday 20 January 2020

Monday 20 January 2020

*Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir following the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35(A) of the Indian constitution.  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

*Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the treatment of Uighurs in China; and what representations they have made to the government of China regarding such treatment.  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Office for Environmental Protection will become (1) operational, and (2) take on its full statutory powers and responsibilities.  Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to substitute the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial with a national memorial commemorating all victims of extermination or genocide.  Viscount Younger of Leckie (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)


Tuesday 21 January 2020

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their programme for resolving the power generation problems affecting Type 45 destroyers; what is the anticipated timetable for fixing all six ships; and what will be the total cost of this work.  Baroness Goldie (Ministry of Defence)

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to exploring how (1) a federal, or (2) a confederal, system of government could be implemented in the United Kingdom.  Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (Cabinet Office)

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to produce an effective strategy for dealing with alcohol abuse in 2020.  Baroness Williams of Trafford (Home Office)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to change four hour accident and emergency waiting time target. Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Department for Health and Social Care)


Wednesday 22 January 2020

*Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for (1) prohibiting expiry dates on gift vouchers, (2) requiring retailers to notify purchasers of any expiry dates, and (3) requiring retailers to publish the proportion of vouchers sold that are not redeemed.  Lord Duncan of Springbank (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

*Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those responsible for violence against journalists in the Commonwealth and globally are brought to justice; and what discussions they have had (1) with the government of South Sudan about the death of Christopher Allen and (2) with the government of Malta about the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

*Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the continuation of the BBC Licence fee at the next BBC Charter Review.  Baroness Barran (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)


Thursday 23 January 2020

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with representatives of environmental organisations about the environmental aspects of government trade policy.  Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

*Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for legislation providing similar powers to United States government sanctions.  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce homelessness.  Viscount Younger of Leckie (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)


Week beginning Monday 20 January 2020