Table of Contents for
Wednesday 7 Mar 2007

Volume No. 690Part No. 54

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Following the Table of Contents is a more detailed list which gives subject headings, timelines and names of speakers

House of Lords

Carbon Emissions: Deforestation

Debt: Consumer Credit

Health: Hospital Cleanliness

Schools: Allocation of Places

Hereditary Peers’ By-Election

Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Serious Crime Bill [HL]

Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007

Serious Crime Bill [HL]

Grand Committee

Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007

Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails (England) Regulations 2007

Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) Regulations 2007

Welfare of Animals (Miscellaneous Revocations) (England) Regulations 2007

Decommissioning of Fishing Vessels Scheme 2007

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007

Environmental Offences (Use of Fixed Penalty Receipts) Regulations 2007

Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2007

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2007

Written Statements

Asylum and Immigration

Burma: Refugees

Carbon Emissions: Growth Points Scheme

Consular Fees Order 2007

Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007

Fire and Rescue Service: FiReControl

Health: Medical Careers

Immigration and Nationality Fees

Low Pay Commission

Pensions: Institutional Review

Written Answers

Adoption: Same-sex Couples

Agriculture: Pig and Poultry Producers

Animal Welfare: Rabies

Avian Flu

Benefits: Income Support

Benefits: Jobseeker's Allowance

Benefits: Transport Fares

British Citizenship

Climate Change

Energy: Low Carbon Building Programme

Environmental Noise

EU: Parliamentary Travel Expenses

EU: Travel Costs

Health: Bone Scanning

Health: Food Supplements and Herbal Remedies

Health: Hearing Aids

Health: Stress

Health: Unlicensed Medicines

Iraq: Aircraft

Iraq: Detainees

NHS: Legal Services

NHS: Pensions

Post Offices

Railways: Capacity

Railways: Passenger Numbers

Schools: GCSEs

Special Advisers



This Table of Contents lists subject headings, timelines and
names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Wednesday 7 Mar 2007

Column: 219

House of Lords [7 Mar 2007]

Carbon Emissions: Deforestation [7 Mar 2007]

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool:

Lord Rooker:

Column: 220

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Lord Rooker:

The Countess of Mar:

Lord Rooker:

Lord Swinfen:

Lord Rooker:

Lord Teverson:

Lord Rooker:

Column: 221

Lord Mackie of Benshie:

Lord Rooker:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Rooker:

Lord Stoddart of Swindon:

Lord Rooker:

Lord Elton:

Lord Rooker:

Column: 222

Debt: Consumer Credit [7 Mar 2007]

3.08 pm

Baroness Miller of Hendon

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Baroness Miller of Hendon:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Borrie:

Lord Truscott:

Column: 223

Baroness Wilcox:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Newby:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe:

Column: 224

Lord Truscott:

Health: Hospital Cleanliness [7 Mar 2007]

3.15 pm

Lord Sheikh

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Lord Sheikh:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Column: 225

Baroness Tonge:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Lord Winston:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Lord Higgins:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Column: 226

The Countess of Mar:

Baroness Barker:

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

The Countess of Mar:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Schools: Allocation of Places [7 Mar 2007]

3.23 pm

Lord Baker of Dorking

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Adonis):

Lord Baker of Dorking:

Column: 227

Lord Adonis:

Baroness Walmsley:

Lord Adonis:

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood:

Lord Adonis:

Column: 228

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Lord Adonis:

Lord Howarth of Newport:

Lord Adonis:

Lord Lucas:

Lord Adonis:

Column: 229

Hereditary Peers’ By-Election

3.30 pm

The Clerk of the Parliaments:

Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Lord Rooker:

Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Serious Crime Bill [HL] [7 Mar 2007]

3.31 pm

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

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Column: 230

Column: 231

Lord Dholakia:

Column: 232

The Duke of Montrose:

Lord Burnett:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 233

3.45 pm

Column: 234

Lord Burnett:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 235

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Column: 236

Lord Dholakia

4 pm

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Column: 238

Lord Mayhew of Twysden:

Lord James of Blackheath:

Column: 239

Viscount Bledisloe:

Lord Lyell of Markyate:

Column: 240

4.15 pm

Lord Morris of Aberavon:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Column: 241

Lord Henley:

Column: 242

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 243

Lord Lyell of Markyate:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

4.30 pm

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 244

Viscount Bledisloe:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 245

Lord Goodhart:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 246

Lord Morris of Aberavon:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 247

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

4.45 pm

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Goodhart:

Lord Lyell of Markyate:

Column: 248

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 249

Lord James of Blackheath:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Viscount Bledisloe:

Column: 250

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Mayhew of Twysden:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

5 pm

Lord Lucas:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 252

Lord Lucas:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Burnett:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 253

Lord Dholakia:

Lord Dholakia

Column: 254

Viscount Bledisloe:

5.15 pm

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Viscount Bledisloe:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Dholakia:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 255

Column: 256

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Dholakia:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Column: 257

Column: 258

Lord Mayhew of Twysden:

5.30 pm

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 259

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Column: 260

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 261

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Column: 262

5.45 pm

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 263

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 264

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 265

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

6 pm

Column: 266

Lord Dholakia

Column: 267

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Column: 268

Lord Hylton:

Column: 269

Lord Lyell of Markyate:

6.15 pm

Column: 270

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 271

Lord Lyell of Markyate:

Column: 272

Lord Hylton:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Dholakia:

Lord Goodhart:

Column: 273

6.30 pm

Column: 274

Lord Lucas:

Column: 275

Lord Henley:

6.45 pm

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 276

Lord Goodhart:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 277

Lord Goodhart:

Column: 278

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Column: 279

7 pm

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 280

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 281

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Column: 282

Column: 283

7.15 pm

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Haskel):

Lord Dholakia:

Lord Lucas:

Column: 284

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 285

Column: 286

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Column: 287

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007

7.33 pm

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

Column: 288

Column: 289

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts:

Column: 290

Column: 291

7.45 pm

Column: 292

Lord Razzall:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Column: 294

8 pm

Column: 295

Lord Razzall:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Razzall:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Column: 296

Serious Crime Bill [HL] [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Column: 297

Lord Dholakia:

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

Column: 298

8.45 pm

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Column: 299

Lord Lloyd of Berwick

Column: 300

Column: 301

Column: 302

Lord Dholakia:

Column: 304

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Column: 305

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

9.15 pm

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Dear:

Lord Henley:

Column: 306

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

Lord Henley:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 308

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Henley:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Column: 309

9.30 pm

Column: 310

Column: 311

Column: 312

Column: 313

9.45 pm

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Column: 314

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

Column: GC1

Grand Committee [7 Mar 2007]

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Lyell):

Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007

3.46 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews)

Column: GC3

Column: GC4

Column: GC5

4 pm

Column: GC6

Column: GC7

Column: GC8

Baroness Hanham:

Column: GC9

4.15 pm

Column: GC10

Baroness Scott of Needham Market:

Column: GC11

Baroness Maddock:

Baroness Andrews:

Column: GC12

Column: GC13

Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails (England) Regulations 2007

4.30 pm

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker)

Baroness Byford:

Lord Rooker:

The Countess of Mar:

Lord Rooker:

The Countess of Mar:

Lord Rooker:

Column: GC14

The Countess of Mar:

Lord Rooker:

Column: GC15

Column: GC16

The Countess of Mar:

Column: GC17

4.45 pm

Column: GC18

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton:

The Countess of Mar:

Lord Rooker:

The Duke of Montrose:

Column: GC19

The Countess of Mar:

Viscount Astor:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton:

Baroness Byford:

Lord Rooker:

Baroness Byford:

Lord Rooker:

Column: GC20

Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) Regulations 2007

Welfare of Animals (Miscellaneous Revocations) (England) Regulations 2007

Decommissioning of Fishing Vessels Scheme 2007

4.55 pm

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker)

Column: GC21

5 pm

Baroness Byford:

Column: GC22

Column: GC23

Lord Greaves:

The Earl of Selborne:

5.15 pm

Lord Rooker:

Column: GC25

Column: GC26

Lord Greaves:

Lord Rooker:

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy:

Column: GC27

Lord Rooker:

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007

5.25 pm

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker)

Column: GC28

5.30 pm

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Column: GC29

Column: GC30

Lord Greaves:

Column: GC31

5.45 pm

Lord Rooker:

Column: GC32

Column: GC33

Column: GC34

Baroness Byford:

Lord Rooker:

Environmental Offences (Use of Fixed Penalty Receipts) Regulations 2007

5.56 pm

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker)

Column: GC35

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Greaves:

Lord Rooker:

Column: GC36

Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2007

6.04 pm

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting

Column: GC37

Column: GC38

Column: GC39

6.15 pm

Column: GC40

The Duke of Montrose:

Column: GC41

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Geddes):

The Duke of Montrose:

Column: GC42

Column: GC43

6.30 pm

Lord Steel of Aikwood:

Column: GC45

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Lord Greaves:

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Lord Greaves:

Column: GC46

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

The Duke of Montrose:

6.45 pm

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Column: GC47

The Duke of Montrose:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Column: GC48

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

The Duke of Montrose:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Column: GC49

Lord Steel of Aikwood:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Column: GC50

Lord Greaves:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Baroness Carnegy of Lour:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

6.58 pm

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2007

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Column: WS19

Written Statements [7 Mar 2007]

Asylum and Immigration [7 Mar 2007]

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

Burma: Refugees [7 Mar 2007]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos):

Column: WS20

Carbon Emissions: Growth Points Scheme [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews):

Column: WS21

Consular Fees Order 2007 [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Column: WS22

Column: WS23

Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews):

Column: WS24

Fire and Rescue Service: FiReControl [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews):

Column: WS25

Health: Medical Careers [7 Mar 2007]

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Column: WS26

Immigration and Nationality Fees [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Column: WS27

Low Pay Commission [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Column: WS29

Column: WS30

Pensions: Institutional Review [7 Mar 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton):

Column: WA47

Written Answers [7 Mar 2007]

Adoption: Same-sex Couples [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Campbell-Savours

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Adonis):

Agriculture: Pig and Poultry Producers [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Byford

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

Column: WA48

Animal Welfare: Rabies [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Willoughby de Broke

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

Avian Flu [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Byford

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

Lord James of Blackheath

Lord Rooker:

Column: WA49

Benefits: Income Support [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Hamwee

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton):

Benefits: Jobseeker's Allowance [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Hamwee

Column: WA50

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton):

Benefits: Transport Fares [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Hamwee

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton):

British Citizenship [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Avebury

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Climate Change [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Pearson of Rannoch

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Adonis):

Column: WA51

Energy: Low Carbon Building Programme [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Razzall

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Lord Razzall

Lord Truscott:

Column: WA52

Lord Razzall

Lord Truscott:

Environmental Noise [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Hunt of Chesterton

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

Column: WA53

EU: Parliamentary Travel Expenses [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Pearson of Rannoch

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

EU: Travel Costs [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Pearson of Rannoch

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Health: Bone Scanning [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Quin

Column: WA54

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Health: Food Supplements and Herbal Remedies [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Colwyn

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Earl Howe

Column: WA55

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Health: Hearing Aids [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Patten

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Health: Stress [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Jones of Cheltenham

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Health: Unlicensed Medicines [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Colwyn

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Iraq: Aircraft [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Garden

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

Column: WA57

Iraq: Detainees [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Astor of Hever

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

NHS: Legal Services [7 Mar 2007]

The Countess of Mar

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

NHS: Pensions [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

The Minister of State, Department of Health(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Post Offices [7 Mar 2007]

Baroness Byford

Column: WA58

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Railways: Capacity [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Bradshaw

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

Railways: Passenger Numbers [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Bradshaw

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

Schools: GCSEs [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Baker of Dorking

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Adonis):

Column: WA59

Special Advisers [7 Mar 2007]

Lord Campbell-Savours

Column: WA60

Lord Davies of Oldham:



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