Oral Questions


Week beginning Monday 26 February 2024

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Baroness Thornton to ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to speed up progress on closing the gender pay gap.  To be answered by Baroness Barran (Government Equalities Office)

Lord Snape to ask His Majesty’s Government when they next expect to meet Avanti Trains to discuss payments made to the company under the service quality regime.  To be answered by Lord Davies of Gower (Department for Transport)

Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty’s Government on which dates since 1999 they exercised their right as the sole shareholder of the Post Office to (1) approve, or (2) disapprove, the executive remuneration policies and amounts.  To be answered by Lord Johnson of Lainston (Department for Business and Trade)

Lord Dubs to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the Court of Appeal’s judgment on 23 February depriving Shamima Begum of British citizenship, in particular with regard to whether she is now in effect stateless. To be answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Home Office)


Wednesday 28 February 2024

Lord Storey to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the skill shortages affecting business and industry.  To be answered by Baroness Barran (Department for Education)

Lord Rooker to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the position of the United Kingdom set out in the UNICEF’s Innocenti Report Card 18 Child Poverty in the Midst of Wealth.  To be answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie (Department for Work and Pensions)

Baroness Thornhill to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the Housing Benefit subsidy for temporary accommodation; and whether they have plans to provide further support to local authorities in providing emergency and temporary accommodation.  To be answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie (Department for Work and Pensions)

Lord Young of Cookham to ask His Majesty’s Government what is their response to the final report of the Competition and Markets Authority’s housebuilding market study, published on 26 February. To be answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities)


Thursday 29 February 2024

Lord Skidelsky to ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to bring about a sustainable peace as the war in Ukraine passes its second anniversary.  To be answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Lord Hain to ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Prime Minister of Israel ruling out a two-state solution with the Palestinians.  To be answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support charities which might struggle to pay salaries following the planned rise in the national minimum wage in April 2024, particularly those which provide support for adults with serious learning disabilities, and their families and carers.  To be answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)


Week beginning Monday 26 February 2024