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Arrangement of Business

Volume 815: debated on Monday 1 November 2021


My Lords, before we start Oral Questions, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the fact that, as I wrote to you last week, the Covid infection rates are rising across Parliament. Noble Lords will know that Covid is a very serious disease and in my view our behaviours in this place should be reflective of the current situation. In order to keep one another safe, and to keep staff safe, I would like to emphasise how important it is that we all wear face coverings in the Chamber, in committees and when moving around the Estate. The staff of the House are now required to wear face coverings and in my view it would be courteous if Members did the same. I would also like to remind Members of the importance of regular testing; testing services are available in the Bishops’ Bar.