Thursday 21 March | LordsQs | House of Lords



On Thursday 21 March in #LordsQs: 

- on behalf of Lord Hylton, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked government if it would work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to propose international mechanisms to prosecute war criminals (0:00:01)

- Lord Lexden asked government what plans it has to extend protections to family members who live together long-term in jointly owned property (0:07:34)

- Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe asked government whether it will campaign for the expansion of access to yoga (0:15:24)

- Baroness Thomas of Winchester asked government whether the Future Homes Standard announced in the Spring Statement would ensure accessible and adaptable standards are met (0:23:37)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-21

Watch all this week’s Lords questions on Parliament TV: https://parliamentlive.tv/Lords

Thursday 14 March | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Greaves asked government what assessment it has made of levels of council tax in England announced for 2019-20 (0:00:01)
- Baroness Thornhill asked government what progress it has made on its fair funding review for local authority funding (0:07:58)
- Lord Clement-Jones asked government what standards it required for algorithms used by public authorities and agencies (0:16:17)
- Baroness Wheatcroft asked government how many companies had signed non-disclosure agreements in relation to Brexit (0:23:39)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-14

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Bribery Act 2010 Committee | House of Lords



Chairman Lord Saville of Newdigate said: 'The Bribery Act 2010 is a model piece of legislation... It effectively defines offences in a clear and concise manner and acts as a deterrent.'

Find out more about its recommendations to government http://ow.ly/fm4L30o2yE4

Thursday 7 March | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Baroness Jenkin of Kennington asked government what steps it is taking to reduce the risk of female genital mutilation in the UK and internationally (0:00:00)
- Baroness Gale asked government whether it has plans to bring section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 into force (0:08:01)
- Baroness Falkner of Margravine asked government what steps it has taken to increase the number of BME women in Russell Group leadership positions (0:14:59)
- Baroness Hayman asked government whether the Foreign Secretary raised humanitarian assistance for women and girls when he visited Yemen (0:22:57)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-03-07

Watch all this week’s Lords questions on Parliament TV: https://parliamentlive.tv/Lords

Second reading | Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill | House of Lords



The bill aims to provide increased protection to service animals through an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

At second reading, members discuss the principles and purpose behind the draft law. The next step is committee stage, where members go through the bill line by line and may suggest changes. Committee stage has yet to be scheduled.

Read more about the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill in the Lords: https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2019/february/lords-private-members-bills-february-2019/

Thursday 28 February | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Stern of Brentford asked government for clarification on process of nomination to the presidency of the World Bank (0:00:04)

- The Earl of Glasgow asked government if it had plans to address the costs of theatre tickets in London (0:08:29)

- Baroness Cox asked government if it plans to review the Marriage Act 1949 after the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly motion on sharia ceremonies (0:15:55)

- Lord Robathan asked government what representations it had made to the German government about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline after this year's Munich Security Conference (0:23:21)

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-02-28

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Thursday 21 February | LordsQs | House of Lords



- 0:00:00 Lord Lexden asked government what consideration they had given to a report looking at secondary legislation by Parliament's Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
- 0:08:59 Baroness Thornton asked government what steps they had taken to implement the findings of their GP Partnership Review
- 0:15:38 Lord Bassam of Brighton asked government if they would reconsider changes to free school meal provision following the delay of Universal Credit
- 0:23:21 Lord Alton of Liverpool asked if government intended to update the Treason Act 1351 to prosecute returning jihadists

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-02-21

Watch all this week’s Lords questions on Parliament TV: https://parliamentlive.tv/Lords

Thursday 14 February | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Greaves asked government what progress it had made implementing the EU Settlement Scheme
- Lord Storey asked what the government’s assessment was of salary levels in multi-academy trusts
- Lord Addington asked government for the costs to parents and local authorities of appealing education, health and care plan decisions
- Baroness Blackstone asked the government for its assessment of the Crown Prosecution Service’s policy on cases of encouraging or assisting suicide

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-02-14

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Thursday 7 February | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Collins of Highbury asked how government would ensure the Cross-Government Prosperity Fund is used to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch asked how many additional food inspectors would be put in place to check food imports after a no-deal Brexit
- Baroness Walmsley asked what plans government had to protect patients from counterfeit medicines after Brexit
- Lord Garel-Jones asked what steps government was taking to assist Venezuela in holding a free, fair and democratic presidential election

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions in Lords Hansard https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-02-07

Thursday 31 January | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Grocott asked the Leader of the House, the most senior government minister in the Lords, what plans she has to make proposals for a review of the powers of the Lord Speaker
- the Bishop of Gloucester asked what progress government has made in implementing the female offenders’ strategy
- Lord Fox asked if government places any restrictions on companies digitally mapping UK towns and cities, and, if not, why not
- the Bishop of St. Albans asked what assessment government has made of the cost of fly-tipping, following reports that the Woodland Trust has spent £1m in five years cleaning up

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s questions: https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-01-31

Thursday 6 December | LordsQs | House of Lords



On Thursday 6 December in #LordsQs:
- Lord Balfe asked government about foreign policy and Brexit
- Baroness Cox asked about terrorism in Nigeria
- Lord Foster of Bath asked about flexible VAT regime
- Lord Addington asked about Ofsted and children with special educational needs

Catch up with questions in Lords Hansard https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2018-12-06

Thursday 13 December | LordsQs | House of Lords



On Thursday 13 December in #LordsQs:
- Baroness Gardner of Parkes asked what plans government has to remove exemptions for sideguards for wheeled goods vehicles
- Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe asked about childhood obesity and a joint strategic plan between the BBC and Public Health England
- Baroness Wheeler asked for the government’s response to the recent NIESR report on #Brexit and the health and social care workforce
- Lord West of Spithead asked if the government has revised its timetable and estimates of costs for High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd) following delays and increased costs for Crossrail Project.

Watch the Q&A or read the transcript https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2018-12-13

Thursday 10 January | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Jordan asked how the government was making sure homes in their new build programme were designed to avoid accidents
- Lord Beith asked how they had assessed the time it would take UK Parliament to consider new rules and regulations due to Brexit
- Lord Alton of Liverpool asked about human rights violations in China, and what the UK government had said to the Chinese government
- The Bishop of Gloucester asked for the government’s assessment of benefit reforms on families with children.

Read the full transcript of LordsQs https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-01-10

Thursday 17 January | LordsQs | House of Lords



- The Earl of Clancarty asked what steps government was taking to encourage teaching of art and design in schools
- Baroness Wilcox asked government what impact Brexit would have on rights of consumers who purchase goods from the EU
- Lord Greaves asked what progress has been made on improvements to cross-Pennine railway services
- Lord West of Spithead asked for government's assessment of future UK energy needs after the withdrawal of Hitachi and Toshiba from the Wylfa Newydd and Moorside nuclear projects

Read the full transcript of LordsQs https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-01-17

Thursday 24 January | LordsQs | House of Lords



- Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked government whether they would cease Brexit negotiations through the European Commission and instead make an offer through the Council of Ministers
- Lord Lexden asked what progress government had made towards restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland
- Baroness Cox asked what progress government had made in prosecuting grooming gangs in Rotherham and elsewhere, and what assistance they had offered to victims and their families
- Lord Roberts of Llandudno asked what steps government was taking to ensure sufficient supplies of insulin after Brexit

Read the full transcript of LordsQs https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-01-24