Oral Questions

Members of the House of Lords (Peers) are allowed to table up to 7 Oral Questions – for short debate in the main chamber – per parliamentary session. In this session Jenny has tabled the following Oral Questions :

————————— previous session

All peers are entitled to contribute to all debates (sometimes this requires getting on the speaker’s list in advance) but the House would quickly tire of someone who insisted on speaking on every topic or every day. There is no chairperson, the House can veto speakers or call for a particular person to take the next turn. The custom is for the political groupings to take turns: Conservative, Crossbench, Labour, Lib Dem , Green

The Scottish National Party choose not to accept peerages and are therefore not represented.