Oral Questions


Week beginning Monday 24 February 2020

Monday 24 February 2020

*Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle the spread of sexually transmitted infections in England.  Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford (Department of Health and Social Care)

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government which United Kingdom nuclear power stations will be providing power to the National Grid in (1) 2030, (2) 2032, and (3) 2035.  Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to discuss with local authorities the steps required to address any issues caused by short-term holiday lets.  Viscount Younger of Leckie (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for accepting refugee doctors to the United Kingdom.  Baroness Williams of Trafford (Home Office)


Tuesday 25 February 2020

*Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the then Prime Minister on 8 November 2014, what plans they have to reinstate the war widows’ pension for those widows who were required to surrender that pension due to marriage or cohabitation.  Baroness Goldie (Ministry of Defence)

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to insulate existing housing in order to contribute to (1) ending fuel poverty, and (2) achieving net zero carbon emissions.  Lord Duncan of Springbank (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 22 October 2019 (HL19), whether the review of security clearance policies for Afghan interpreters who have been relocated to the United Kingdom has been completed; and if so, what was the outcome.  Baroness Goldie (Ministry of Defence)


Wednesday 26 February 2020

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in response to the report by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, A perverse and ominous enterprise: the death penalty and illegal executions in Saudi Arabia, published in July 2019.  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

*Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance they have provided to businesses in the United Kingdom to deal with the ongoing costs of staff training and administration as a result of the new customs rules brought in due to the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.  Earl of Courtown (Her Majesty's Treasury)

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the time limit on pre-charge police bail.  Baroness Williams of Trafford (Home Office)


Thursday 27 February 2020

*Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to reduce substantially the use of single-use plastics.  Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

*Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans, if any, they have to strengthen the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 as part of their review of procurement regulations post-Brexit.  Baroness Barran (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

*Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in meeting their target of delivering 300,000 homes per year by the mid-2020s.  Viscount Younger of Leckie (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)


Week beginning Monday 24 February 2020