Friday 7 January 2011

Following the Lords

The Government Whips Office in the House of Lords is not just a facility for the use of the Government's business managers. It provides a service to all Peers about business coming up in the Lords. Its information also available to the public here.

While business papers are available on Parliament's website - as are bills and their related paperwork,
you can find on the Government Whips page -
  • Speakers lists
  • Speaking times for debates (guidance only - Members can't be ordered to sit down, but the will of the House is made clear)
  • Estimated rising time for that particular day
In addition the Clerks provide details of divisions (votes) on the Divisions Analysis Page.