Short debates in the Lords

04 February 2010

Members of the House of Lords contributed to four short debates in the House of Lords on 3 February on a range of issues.

Covering the conflict in eastern Congo; steps to eliminate age discrimination in mental health services for older people; an independent inquiry into examining the law on assisted dying for terminally ill adults; and shared surface street designs for blind and partially sighted people, Members of the Lords with wide-ranging expertise in the subjects took part.

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Questions for short debate - discussions usually lasting from 60 to 90 minutes - can be tabled by any Member of the Lords to ask the Government a question on a topic of interest. A spokesperson replies to the question on behalf of the Government.

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