Arrangements for the meeting of the new Parliament
On Monday 19 June Her Majesty will open the new Parliament at 11.30am. Members attending must previously have taken the Oath. The House will then sit in the afternoon at 3.30pm, when the Humble Address will be moved and seconded.
Members will be able to take the oath from 2.30pm on Tuesday 13 (after a Royal Commission and prayers) and Wednesday 14 June (after Commissioners have received the Commons Speaker-elect and prayers). The Oath may not be taken in the morning of the State Opening of Parliament, but may be taken at the start of the sitting that afternoon (3.30pm), and on any subsequent sitting day, at the beginning of business immediately after Prayers.
The Government Whips’ Office is responsible for the management of the Government’s legislative programme in the House of Lords. The office is led by the Chief Whip who is supported by a team of Whips who are Ministers of the Crown appointed as Baronesses and Lords in Waiting. The office is part of the Cabinet Office’s Government in Parliament Group.
This site is designed to facilitate some of the day-to-day functions for which the office is responsible. It advertises the forthcoming business of the House, each sitting day’s speakers’ list(s) and grouping of amendments and sets out which Ministers are expected to reply to oral questions. Peers can also use the site to sign up to speak in certain debates.