Lords Oral Questions: 13 October 2009

14 October 2009

Members of the Lords questioned the Government on stroke cases, disability benefit, the Gulf War 1990-91 and nerve agent pre-treatment tablets and Britain's energy supplies during Oral Questions on 13 October.

Oral Questions take place at the start of business on Monday to Thursday and last for 30 minutes.

Questions are directed at the Government as a whole - not at specific government departments on set days (as in the Commons). They enable Members of the Lords to:

  • check on government activities
  • raise issues of concern about government policy, and
  • seek information.

Questions are tabled in advance and printed on the Order Paper ( House of Lords Business).

Image: Parliamentary copyright

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Lords news, Parliamentary business

Share this page