To recap peers began the day with the introduction of Lord Rose of Monewden, the former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer, to the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.
Today's main business was a debate on the situation on the Middle East and North Africa. Though the motion was tabled by the government the debate was not binding on the government, but was instead designed to give peers a chance to present their views to parliament.
Peers held their daily question session before quizzing Home Office Minster Lord Bates over the government's recently announced plans to withdraw from rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.
The day ended with a pair of debates on subjects raised by Labour backbenchers: Baroness Taylor of Bolton on giving football fans a greater say in the running of clubs, and Baroness Kennedy of Cradley on combating slavery in supply chains.