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During oral questions on 20 January, Members of the House of Lords questioned the Government on the present situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; climate change and carbon dioxide emissions; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's budget; and plans for UK banks.
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:
Questions are tabled in advance and printed on the Order Paper (
House of Lords Business).
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