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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Speakers' Lists

For certain business (General Debates; Second Reading Debates), Members of the House of Lords can sign up for the Speakers List. These are not complied for business in which moving amendments to a Bill are discussed (such as the Committee or Report Stages).

It can be useful to look ahead to see how much interest there is in a debate. Yesterday Lady Thornton tweeted that (by 09-00 on 5th October) 73 Peers had signed up to speak in the Second Reading Debate on the Health & Social Care Bill, which is due on 11th October. An indication of the keen interest in that Bill.

The information can be found on the Government Whips' Office website here.

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