Skip to main content

The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

Find out more about:

View the 2024 general election results.

Lords debates plastic threat to the environment

20 December 2018

Image of UK Parliament portcullis

Members of the Lords, including a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Resource, debated the threat of plastic to the environment and the case for improved recycling, in the Lords on Wednesday 19 December.

This was a general debate. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Conservative), former member of the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.

Members who took part included:

Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded on behalf of the government.

Further information

Image: iStockphoto