Table of Contents for
Monday 15 Dec 2003

Volume No. 655 Part No. 11

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Zimbabwe: Aid Distribution

English Grammar and Punctuation

BBC Charter Review

Afghanistan: Opium Poppy Production

Business

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL]

European Council, Brussels

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL]

Consolidated Fund Bill

European Union and the United States (EUC Report)

Written Answers

North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding

North/South Implementation Bodies: Job Advertisements

Northern Ireland: Historic Buildings

Northern Ireland: Police Recruitment

Northern Ireland: Public Audit Arrangements

House of Lords: Disqualification from Membership

House of Lords: Lords of Appeal

China: BBC World Service and News Website

Jamaican Constabulary Force

International Criminal Court: Israel

Moldova: EU Policy

Moldova and Transdneistria: Removal of Russian Arms and Ammunition

Immigration

President Bush's State Visit: Costs to UK

Failed Asylum Seekers: Assisted Voluntary Return

Asylum: Presumption of Unfounded Claim

Alcohol

Work Permits

Public Order: Late-night Entertainment Venues

Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy

Regional Assemblies

Community Amateur Sports Clubs

Local Government: Inspections

Domestic Violence: National Helpline

Land Use Planning Policy

Civil Service

Cyprus United Kingdom Sovereign Bases: Turkish Cypriots

Independent Schools: Commerically Sensitive Information

Schools: Spending

Tax Credits: 50-plus Elements

Pesticides: Vapona Strips

Working Tax Credit

Sport: Priority Funding

Sport England: Staff Costs

Sport England: National Sports Strategy

Sport: Community and Voluntary Groups

Inland Revenue: ASPIRE Procurement

Blind and Partially Sighted People: Accessibility of Broadcasts

Minister for Sport: Attendance at Rugby Union Matches

Sport: Anti-doping Measures

Security Equipment: Export Licences to Jamaica

Offshore Wind Farm Orders

Radio Frequency Identification Tags

Fuel and Power Imports

Botulinum Toxin: Testing

Bioterrorism: Contingency Plans

Civil Service: Training about Parliament



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names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Monday 15 Dec 2003

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Zimbabwe: Aid Distribution [15 Dec 2003]

The Lord Bishop of Rochester — Zimbabwe: Aid Distribution [15 Dec 2003]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

The Lord Bishop of Rochester

Baroness Amos

Lord Astor of Hever

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Baroness Amos

Lord St John of Bletso

Baroness Amos

Lord Avebury

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Baroness Amos

English Grammar and Punctuation [15 Dec 2003]

2.43 p.m.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — English Grammar and Punctuation [15 Dec 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Quirk

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Blatch

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Sharp of Guildford

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Lord Campbell of Croy

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Strange

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Swinfen

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Harrison

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord McNally

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Lord Monson

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Pearson of Rannoch

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

BBC Charter Review [15 Dec 2003]

2.52 p.m.

Lord McNally — BBC Charter Review [15 Dec 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

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Lord McNally

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Lord Sheldon

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Lord Stoddart of Swindon

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

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Baroness Buscombe

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Baroness Howe of Idlicote

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Lord Phillips of Sudbury

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

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Lord Howell of Guildford

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Lord Chan

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Afghanistan: Opium Poppy Production [15 Dec 2003]

3 p.m.

Lord Astor of Hever — Afghanistan: Opium Poppy Production [15 Dec 2003]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Lord Astor of Hever

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Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Baroness Northover

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Baroness Trumpington

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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Baroness Sharples

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Lord Desai

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Business [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Grocott

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL] [15 Dec 2003]

3.8 p.m.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

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3.26 p.m.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

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3.39 p.m.

Baroness Thomas of Walliswood

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European Council, Brussels [15 Dec 2003]

3.47 p.m.

Baroness Amos

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3.56 p.m.

Lord Strathclyde

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4.2 p.m.

Baroness Williams of Crosby

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4.6 p.m.

Baroness Amos

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4.12 p.m.

Lord Tomlinson

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Baroness Amos

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

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Baroness Amos

Lord Phillips of Sudbury

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Baroness Amos

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Lord Hughes of Woodside

Lord Jopling

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Lord Hughes of Woodside

Baroness Amos

Lord Jopling

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Baroness Amos

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL] [15 Dec 2003]

Second Reading debate resumed.

4.34 p.m.

The Lord Bishop of St Albans

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4.43 p.m.

Lord Desai

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4.47 p.m.

Baroness Seccombe

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4.54 p.m.

Baroness Walmsley

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5.2 p.m.

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

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5.10 p.m.

Lord Dholakia

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5.22 p.m.

Baroness Howe of Idlicote

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5.32 p.m.

Lord Clinton-Davis

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5.42 p.m.

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone

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5.54 p.m.

The Earl of Rosslyn

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6 p.m.

Lord Borrie

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Lord Thomas of Gresford

Lord Borrie

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6.8 p.m.

Lord Campbell of Alloway

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6.20 p.m.

Baroness Greengross

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6.27 p.m.

Baroness Pitkeathley

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6.34 p.m.

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

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6.50 p.m.

Lord Thomas of Gresford

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7.9 p.m.

Viscount Bridgeman

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7.18 p.m.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Consolidated Fund Bill [15 Dec 2003]

European Union and the United States (EUC Report) [15 Dec 2003]

7.41 p.m.

Lord Jopling

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Lord Gilbert

Lord Jopling

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7.58 p.m.

Lord Harrison

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8.11 p.m.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

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Lord Gilbert

Lord Hannay of Chiswck

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8.21 p.m.

Lord Bowness

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8.26 p.m.

Lord Powell of Bayswater

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8.36 p.m.

Lord Williams of Elvel

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8.46 p.m.

Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank

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8.53 p.m.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire

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9.6 p.m.

Lord Astor of Hever

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9.17 p.m.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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9.37 p.m.

Lord Jopling

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Written Answers [15 Dec 2003]

North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Laird — North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding [15 Dec 2003]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

North/South Implementation Bodies: Job Advertisements [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Laird — North/South Implementation Bodies: Job Advertisements [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Amos

Northern Ireland: Historic Buildings [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Laird — Northern Ireland: Historic Buildings [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Amos

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Northern Ireland: Police Recruitment [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Laird — Northern Ireland: Police Recruitment [15 Dec 2003]

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Baroness Amos

Lord Laird — Northern Ireland: Police Recruitment [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Amos

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Northern Ireland: Public Audit Arrangements [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Roberts of Conwy — Northern Ireland: Public Audit Arrangements [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Amos

House of Lords: Disqualification from Membership [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Patten — House of Lords: Disqualification from Membership [15 Dec 2003]

The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

House of Lords: Lords of Appeal [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Patten — House of Lords: Lords of Appeal [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

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China: BBC World Service and News Website [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Avebury — China: BBC World Service and News Website [15 Dec 2003]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Jamaican Constabulary Force [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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International Criminal Court: Israel [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Hylton — International Criminal Court: Israel [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Moldova: EU Policy [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Hylton — Moldova: EU Policy [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Moldova and Transdneistria: Removal of Russian Arms and Ammunition [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Hylton — Moldova and Transdneistria: Removal of Russian Arms and Ammunition [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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Immigration [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Hanham — Immigration [15 Dec 2003]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

President Bush's State Visit: Costs to UK [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Berkeley — President Bush's State Visit: Costs to UK [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Failed Asylum Seekers: Assisted Voluntary Return [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Avebury — Failed Asylum Seekers: Assisted Voluntary Return [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Asylum: Presumption of Unfounded Claim [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Asylum: Presumption of Unfounded Claim [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Alcohol [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Avebury — Alcohol [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Work Permits [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Hylton — Work Permits [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Public Order: Late-night Entertainment Venues [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Avebury — Public Order: Late-night Entertainment Venues [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff — Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy [15 Dec 2003]

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Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Regional Assemblies [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Stoddart of Swindon — Regional Assemblies [15 Dec 2003]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

Community Amateur Sports Clubs [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Moynihan — Community Amateur Sports Clubs [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Rooker

Local Government: Inspections [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Smith of Leigh — Local Government: Inspections [15 Dec 2003]

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Lord Rooker

Domestic Violence: National Helpline [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Turner of Camden — Domestic Violence: National Helpline [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Rooker

Land Use Planning Policy [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Dubs — Land Use Planning Policy [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Rooker

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Civil Service [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Christopher — Civil Service [15 Dec 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

Cyprus United Kingdom Sovereign Bases: Turkish Cypriots [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Kilclooney — Cyprus United Kingdom Sovereign Bases: Turkish Cypriots [15 Dec 2003]

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Lord Bach

Lord Kilclooney — Cyprus United Kingdom Sovereign Bases: Turkish Cypriots [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Bach

Lord Kilclooney — Cyprus United Kingdom Sovereign Bases: Turkish Cypriots [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Bach

Independent Schools: Commerically Sensitive Information [15 Dec 2003]

Lords Moynihan — Independent Schools: Commerically Sensitive Information [15 Dec 2003]

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

Schools: Spending [15 Dec 2003]

The Earl of Northesk — Schools: Spending [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Tax Credits: 50-plus Elements [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Greengross — Tax Credits: 50-plus Elements [15 Dec 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

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Pesticides: Vapona Strips [15 Dec 2003]

The Countess of Mar — Pesticides: Vapona Strips [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Working Tax Credit [15 Dec 2003]

Baroness Greengross — Working Tax Credit [15 Dec 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

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Sport: Priority Funding [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Moynihan — Sport: Priority Funding [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

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Sport England: Staff Costs [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Moynihan — Sport England: Staff Costs [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Sport England: National Sports Strategy [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Moynihan — Sport England: National Sports Strategy [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Sport: Community and Voluntary Groups [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Smith of Leigh — Sport: Community and Voluntary Groups [15 Dec 2003]

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Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Inland Revenue: ASPIRE Procurement [15 Dec 2003]

The Earl of Northesk — Inland Revenue: ASPIRE Procurement [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Blind and Partially Sighted People: Accessibility of Broadcasts [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Carter — Blind and Partially Sighted People: Accessibility of Broadcasts [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

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Minister for Sport: Attendance at Rugby Union Matches [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Moynihan — Minister for Sport: Attendance at Rugby Union Matches [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Sport: Anti-doping Measures [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Moynihan — Sport: Anti-doping Measures [15 Dec 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Security Equipment: Export Licences to Jamaica [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Faulkner of Worcester — Security Equipment: Export Licences to Jamaica [15 Dec 2003]

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

Offshore Wind Farm Orders [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts — Offshore Wind Farm Orders [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts — Offshore Wind Farm Orders [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Radio Frequency Identification Tags [15 Dec 2003]

The Earl of Northesk — Radio Frequency Identification Tags [15 Dec 2003]

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Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Fuel and Power Imports [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Mason of Barnsley — Fuel and Power Imports [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Botulinum Toxin: Testing [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior — Botulinum Toxin: Testing [15 Dec 2003]

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)

Bioterrorism: Contingency Plans [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Dubs — Bioterrorism: Contingency Plans [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Warner

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Civil Service: Training about Parliament [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Norton of Louth — Civil Service: Training about Parliament [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

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Lord Norton of Louth — Civil Service: Training about Parliament [15 Dec 2003]

Lord Bassam of Brighton


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