Queen's Speech debates: May
After the Queen's Speech, the House of Lords discussed the government’s new programme of legislation and policies in a series of debates.
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games debate: Monday 21 May
To mark 100 days until the start of the Paralympics, the House of Lords discussed the success of the Olympic Park and the legacy of the games.
Contribution of faith communities: Tuesday 29 May
This question for short debate covered the role and contribution of faith communities in Britain and the Commonwealth during the Queen's reign.
Claims management companies and regulation: Tuesday 29 May
Lords questioned the government on how they are ensuring that all UK-based claims management companies deliver services to a high standard.
Work of the Historical Manuscripts Commission: Tuesday 29 May
The Lords debated the steps the government are taking to ensure that the work of the Historical Manuscripts Commission continues.
NATO review outcomes: Tuesday 29 May
Members asked about the government’s assessment of the outcome of the NATO Deterrence and Defence Posture Review (DDPR).
Youth unemployment: Thursday 14 June
Lords debated the level of youth unemployment and its social consequences.
UK economic growth: Thursday 21 June
Lords discussed the government's growth strategy for the UK economy.
Voluntary sector: Thursday 21 June
The role of the voluntary sector and social enterprise came under Lords' scrutiny.
Future of English cathedrals: Thursday 28 June
Experts like the vice-president of the Historic Churches Preservation Trust and National Churches Trust debated this issue.
Hidden disabilities: Thursday 28 June
Accessible education and training available to those with 'hidden' disabilities, such as dyslexia and autism were the focus of this debate.
Equine welfare: Thursday 5 July
Lords with a special interest in equine and animal welfare spoke about issues related to the welfare and transportation of horses in the European Union.
Competitiveness of UK industry: Thursday 5 July
Members with expertise in business and economics spoke during the debate. They discussed the UK's success in attracting inward investment and exporting to global markets. They also considered the UK industry's role in strengthening the economy and in job creation.
Parliamentary Boundary Commission: Thursday 12 July
Lords debated the implications for political representation and democracy within the current proposals by the parliamentary Boundary Commission and matters relating to electoral administration.
Rented housing sector: Thursday 12 July
The problems faced by families in the rented housing sector were discussed.
Welsh devolution: Thursday 19 July
Lords including a former Welsh Office minister, the president of the School of Welsh Legal Studies and a former president of Plaid Cymru discussed the progress of devolution being made by the Commission on Devolution in Wales.
UK Border Agency: Thursday 19 July
Members of the Lords examined the role and performance of the UK Border Agency.
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