Virtual and Hybrid Proceedings
 

Most types of business now have speakers' lists. Members who are on a speakers’ list to take part in a virtual proceeding or to take part in a hybrid proceeding remotely will be contacted directly with the link to join that proceeding. 

In light of the current public health advice and the limited capacity in the Chamber, it will be assumed that Members will take part in hybrid proceedings remotely unless they indicate otherwise. If, after signing up to speak, Members wish to take part in a proceeding from the Chamber, they should email holgovernmentwhips@parliament.uk copying in their own Whips’/Convenor’s office. This must still be in advance of the speakers' list closing for that item of business. 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 Committee Guidance on virtual proceedings can be found here.

The closing times of speakers' lists for differing kinds of business are shown below:

New Main Chart

1: Oral Parliamentary questions; 2: for Committee and Report Stage; 3: Private Notice Questions; 4: Urgent questions

 

House of Lords Recess Dates

 

Subject to the progress of business, the House will be adjourned during the following periods in 2020:

 

      Whitsun

Friday 22 May to Monday 1 June inclusive

 

   Summer

Wednesday 22 July to Monday 7 September inclusive

 

   Conference

Friday 18 September to Monday 12 October inclusive

 

 

 

ASHTON OF HYDE   

 25 March 2020