On 1 November Members of the House of Lords debated in depth the government's 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Comprehensive Spending Review, published 20 October, sets out the government's plans for spending, fixing budgets for each government department for the next four-years.
Treasury Minister Lord Sassoon opened the debate, with contributions from members including:
Lord Eatwell (Labour), Opposition Treasury spokeperson in the House of Lords, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
The debate included three maiden speeches:
The term 'maiden speech' refers to the first time a new Member gives a speech in the House of the Lords. A maiden speech usually takes place during a general debate and is uncontroversial.