Virtual and Hybrid Proceedings
 

Most types of business now have speakers' lists. Members who are on a speakers’ list to take part in a virtual proceeding or to take part in a hybrid proceeding remotely will be contacted directly with the link to join that proceeding. 

In light of the current public health advice and the limited capacity in the Chamber, it will be assumed that Members will take part in hybrid proceedings remotely unless they indicate otherwise. If, after signing up to speak, Members wish to take part in a proceeding from the Chamber, they should email holgovernmentwhips@parliament.uk copying in their own Whips’/Convenor’s office. This must still be in advance of the speakers' list closing for that item of business. If there are more Members wishing to take part physically than there are spaces in the Chamber it will be for each individual party/group to determine which of their Members make the final speakers' list.

Speakers' lists for debates can be found here. Speakers' lists for oral questions, statements, PNQs and UQs can be found here. You can also click on the relevant section of the menu bar towards the top of this page.

The full Procedure Committee Guidance on virtual proceedings can be found here.

The closing times of speakers' lists for differing kinds of business are shown below:

New Main Chart

1: Oral Parliamentary questions; 2: for Committee and Report Stage; 3: Private Notice Questions; 4: Urgent questions

 

About the Government Whips' Office

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.