Oral Questions


Week beginning Monday 16 May 2022

Monday 16 May 2022

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the result of the Northern Ireland Assembly elections on 5 May, when they will resume negotiations with the European Commission on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  Lord Caine (Northern Ireland Office)

Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic situation in Sri Lanka; and what steps they are planning to take to support that country.  To be answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government who they are consulting on the content of the new model history curriculum.  To be answered by Baroness Penn (Department for Education)

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they are taking to restore legal aid funding in the area of social welfare law.  To be answered by Lord Stewart of Dirleton (Ministry of Justice)


Tuesday 17 May 2022

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir.  To be answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Baroness Boycott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss on food security.  To be answered by Lord Benyon (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the social security system in the context of the rising cost of living.  To be answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott (Department for Work and Pensions)

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of claims by the gambling industry that their proposed gambling reforms will reduce tax revenues. [I] To be answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)


Wednesday 18 May 2022

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to reform the current system of appointments to the House of Lords.  Lord True (Cabinet Office)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the heritage steam sector in the light of the current interruption to coal supplies.  Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their announcement on 6 May regarding “dual registration” for specialist touring hauliers, what assessment they have made of the impact this will have on artists and organisations which tour in their own vehicles and operate under “own account”; and whether they have considered support for smaller hauliers operating which do not have the resources to operate dual registration.  Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Department for Transport)


Thursday 19 May 2022

The Lord Bishop of London to ask Her Majesty’s Government what metrics will inform their annual Levelling Up report.  To be answered by Lord Greenhalgh (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to regulate loot boxes as a form of online gambling.  To be answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Civitas International Health Care Outcomes Index 2022, published in April; and in particular, the factors that ranked the UK healthcare system 18th in a league table of 19 comparable countries.  To be answered by Lord Kamall (Department of Health and Social Care)


Week beginning Monday 16 May 2022