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:

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

 

Oral Questions, Statements, UQs and PNQs

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. Members who wish to sign up to speak will need to login here and then add their name below.

Hybrid proceedings
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 inadvance 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.

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

Oral questions
Members now need to sign up in advance to ask a supplementary oral question. Each member can sign up for only one supplementary question each sitting day. Speakers' lists will close at 6pm two working days before the question is being asked.

Statements and PNQs
Members now need to sign up in advance to ask a question after an oral statement has been repeated and to ask a supplementary question after a PNQ has been answered. Speakers' lists for statement repeats and PNQs will close at 4pm the day before they take place.

To view ordered speakers' lists (when they are ready) please go to the Today's List(s) page.

Closing times for oral questions, statements, UQs and PNQs.

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Week beginning Monday 1 June 2020
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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to remove the five week wait for Universal Credit payments.  To be answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott (Department for Work and Pensions)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11.00am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Friday 29 May. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (11) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • B Altmann
  • B Bowles of Berkhamsted
  • B Coussins
  • Bp Durham
  • 5 B Fookes
  • L Hain
  • B Janke
  • B Lister of Burtersett
  • B Ritchie of Downpatrick
  • 10 Abp Test User
  • B Watkins of Tavistock
Tuesday 2 June 2020

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of public transport.  To be answered by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Department for Transport)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11.00am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Friday 29 May. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (18) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • L Balfe
  • B Blackwood of North Oxford
  • L Bowness
  • L Bradshaw
  • 5 L Caine
  • E Clancarty
  • B Falkner of Margravine
  • L Howell of Guildford
  • B Jones of Moulsecoomb
  • 10 L Mann of Holbeck Moor
  • B McIntosh of Pickering
  • L Oates
  • L Randall of Uxbridge
  • L Rosser
  • 15 B Scott of Needham Market
  • L Singh of Wimbledon
  • L Taylor of Warwick
  • L Whitty
Tuesday 2 June 2020

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to reconsider the decision on the provision of free TV Licenses for people aged over 75.  To be answered by Baroness Barran (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11.00am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Friday 29 May. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (11) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • L Blencathra
  • B Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
  • V Colville of Culross
  • B Goudie
  • 5 L Harries of Pentregarth
  • B Jolly
  • L McNally
  • L Naseby
  • L Reid Of Cardowan
  • 10 L Stevenson of Balmacara
  • L Truscott
Wednesday 3 June 2020

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the operation of local democracy in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To be answered by Lord Greenhalgh (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Monday 1 June. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (14) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • B Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
  • B Barker
  • L Blunkett
  • B Bryan of Partick
  • 5 B Couttie
  • L Harris of Haringey
  • L Hayward
  • L Kennedy of Southwark
  • B Lane-Fox of Soho
  • 10 L Lucas
  • L Randall of Uxbridge
  • B Ritchie of Downpatrick
  • L Singh of Wimbledon
  • L Young of Cookham
Wednesday 3 June 2020

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce (1) the chair, (2) the timings, and (3) the terms of reference, of the Royal Commission on criminal justice.  To be answered by Lord Keen of Elie (Ministry of Justice)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Monday 1 June. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (8) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • L Dholakia
  • L Falconer of Thoroton
  • L Harris of Haringey
  • L Hastings of Scarisbrick
  • 5 B Jones of Moulsecoomb
  • B Mallalieu
  • L Morris of Aberavon
  • L Thomas of Gresford
Wednesday 3 June 2020

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on reaching a reciprocal agreement with the European Union to enable British musicians to tour and play in Europe following the end of the transition period.  To be answered by Baroness Barran (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Monday 1 June. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (9) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • L Black of Brentwood
  • B Bull
  • B Falkner of Margravine
  • L Foster of Bath
  • 5 L German
  • L Hain
  • L Holmes of Richmond
  • L Taylor of Warwick
  • V Younger of Leckie (Minister)
Thursday 4 June 2020

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to close any educational gaps arising from the school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To be answered by Baroness Berridge (Department for Education)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11.00am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Tuesday 2 June. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (14) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • L Blunkett
  • B Bryan of Partick
  • E Clancarty
  • B Coussins
  • 5 B Garden of Frognal
  • L Hain
  • L Holmes of Richmond
  • L Hunt of Kings Heath
  • L Lucas
  • 10 L Singh of Wimbledon
  • L Storey
  • B Verma
  • B Watkins of Tavistock
  • Bp Winchester
Thursday 4 June 2020

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of national preparedness to respond to the key risks identified in the National Risk Register and, in the light of the experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to produce a routine statement of preparations in response to each risk in the Register.  To be answered by Lord True (Cabinet Office)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11.00am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Tuesday 2 June. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (17) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • L Balfe
  • B Barker
  • B Bowles of Berkhamsted
  • L Browne of Ladyton
  • 5 B Falkner of Margravine
  • L Harris of Haringey
  • B Hayter of Kentish Town
  • L Houghton of Richmond
  • L Hunt of Kings Heath
  • 10 B Jones of Moulsecoomb
  • B McIntosh of Pickering
  • L Naseby
  • L Reid Of Cardowan
  • L Taylor of Warwick
  • 15 L West of Spithead
  • L Whitty
  • B Young of Old Scone
Thursday 4 June 2020

Baroness Benjamin what steps they are taking to prevent 18 to 25 year olds becoming child sex predators online.  To be answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford (Home Office)

This oral question will be asked virtually at 11.00am. The speakers' list will close at 6pm on Tuesday 2 June. Those members who are participating will be sent joining instructions.

Speakers (7) in alphabetical order: Print this list
  • B Bull
  • L German
  • L Holmes of Richmond
  • B Kidron
  • 5 L Morris of Aberavon
  • L Rosser
  • B Walmsley

Week beginning Monday 1 June 2020