Lords Oral Questions: 19 October 2009

20 October 2009

During Oral Questions on 19 October, Members of the Lords questioned the Government on the Government response to a paper on the future of energy security for the UK, affordable house building, progress by aircraft manufacturers in developing a "green aircraft" and the contribution of the British military presence in Afghanistan to preventing terrorism in the UK.

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).

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