Four short debates in the Lords
23 April 2021
The House of Lords debated the use of Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related poverty and declaring a biodiversity emergency, on Thursday 22 April.
Four short debates ('Questions for Short Debate') take place one Thursday each month in Grand Committee, work away from the main chamber.
Thursday 22 April
- Effectiveness of the Body Mass Index: 2.30pm
Proposed by Lord Addington (Liberal Democrat)
- Report by the Commission on Alcohol Harm: 3.30pm
Proposed by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench)
- Evictions resulting from COVID-19-related poverty: 4.30pm
Proposed by Lord Bird (Crossbench)
- Declaration of biodiversity emergency: 5.30pm
Proposed by Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrats)
Over 50 speakers took part in the debates, bringing a wide range of experience and professional knowledge to the subjects under discussion.
Debates are an opportunity for members to discuss important current issues and draw the government’s attention to concerns. At the end of each debate, a government minister or spokesperson will respond to the issues raised.
- Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
- Communities and families
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
- Culture, media and sport
- Economy and finance
- Energy and environment
- Health services and medicine
- Housing and planning
- Parliament, government and politics
- Social security and pensions