Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Introductions to the House of Lords
Yesterday Mervyn Davies CBE was introduced to the house as Lord Davies of Abersoch. The ceremony is described in Appendix L of the Companion to the Standing Orders. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldcomp/ldctso59.htm.
The ceremony can be viewed at
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/VideoPlayer.aspx?meetingId=3267. It's worth noting that the front benches are kept clear for the ceremony. The activities of the doorkeepers as they prepare are also worth noting.
Interestingly Lord Davies took the oath both in English and Welsh