Four short debates in the Lords
4 March 2022
The House of Lords discussed democracy in Taiwan, approvals for new peerages, the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol and support for older workers, in four short debates on Thursday 3 March.
Lords Thursday debates
Members discussed the impact of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol on recent political developments in Northern Ireland, proposed by Lord Jay of Ewelme (Crossbench), chair of the Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Over 40 members took part, bringing a wide range of experience and professional knowledge.
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Short debates are an opportunity for members to draw the government’s attention to concerns and hold it to account. They last for about 60 minutes, a minister or spokesperson responds on behalf of the government at the end.
The four short debates on one Thursday a month take place in Grand Committee, work away from the main chamber.
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