That the noble Lord be no longer heard

25.78If in a speech a Member of the Lords is thought to be seriously transgressing the accepted practice of the House, it is open to another Member of the Lords to move ‘That the noble Lord be no longer heard’.1 This motion is very rare and is moved only in exceptional circumstances. It is debatable. The effect of agreeing to it is to prohibit the Member of the Lords in question from speaking further on the substantive question or motion, but not on any subsequent one.


  1. 1. HL Deb (1981–82) 428, c 1070; ibid (1987–88) 496, c 428; LJ (1991–92) 194; ibid (1992–93) 339; ibid (1993–94) 308; HL Deb (1999–2000) 618, c 1000.