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What’s on in the Lords

15 October 2021 (updated on 15 October 2021)

House of Lords chamber, Baroness Northover speaking

Discover the latest questions, debates and scrutiny of bills in the House of Lords.

Friday 22 October

From 10am


The House of Lords will debate the key purpose and principles (second reading) of the Assisted Dying Bill.


Catch up

Monday 18 October

The House of Lords sat from 2.30pm, beginning with a minute's silence. Following questions, members paid tribute to Sir David Amess.


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Tuesday 19 October


Members questioned the government on:


Members debated the main principles of the Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill and examined the bill at all remaining stages.

Members also started further examination (report stage) of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill.

Members debated the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill ahead of its second reading.


The Lords debated government policy on Iran.


Members considered regulations on organic production, water and sewerage undertakers, airport slot allocation and heavy commercial vehicles in Kent.

Wednesday 20 October


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:


The House of Lords began line by line examination of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.


Members debated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Science and Technology Committee report: ‘Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living’.


Thursday 21 October


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Questions to Lord Frost, Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, followed on: 


The Lords continued further examination (report stage) of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.


Members debated enhancing the integrity of the electoral processes.


Find out more

View the UK Parliament What's On calendar for all Lords business, including House of Lords committee meetings.

The House of Lords Library produces briefings on every major item of House of Lords business. Explore its research on the latest debates and legislation. 

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Questions, debates and scrutiny of legislation is streamed live online for free. Watch chamber and Lords committee meetings on Parliament TV.


All business in the House of Lords chamber and in Grand Committee is transcribed and available to read from around three hours after it happens. Read it free online in Lords Hansard.

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Image: Copyright House of Lords 2021 / photography by Roger Harris