Table of Contents for
Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

Volume No. 733Part No. 244

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House of Lords

Leave of Absence

Economy: Private Capital Investment - Question

Justice: Personal Injury Cases

Cyprus: EU Presidency - Question

Bovine Tuberculosis - Question

Procedure of the House - Motion to Agree

House Committee - Motion to Agree

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill - Motion to Agree

Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions and Community Energy Saving) (Amendment) Order 2011 - Motion to Approve

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - Committee (1st Day)

Clause 1 : Lord Chancellor's functions

Amendment 1

Amendment 2

Public Service Pensions - Statement

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] - Report

Clause 2 : Disclosure and representations before contract or variation

Amendment 1

Clause 3 : Reasonable care

Amendment 2

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued)

Amendment 3

Amendment 4

Written Statements

Armed Forces: Interim Covenant Annual Report - Statement

ECOFIN - Statement

Education: Early Years Foundation Stage - Statement

Environment: Canal and River Trust - Statement

EU: Foreign Affairs Council Trade Session - Statement

EU: Telecoms Council - Statement

Health: Public Health System - Statement

Pensions: Civil Service Pensions - Statement

Pensions: Local Government Pension Scheme - Statement

Pensions: NHS Pension Scheme - Statement

Pensions: Teachers' Pension Scheme - Statement

Police: Review of Public Order Policing - Statement

Shipping: Emergency Towing Vessels - Statement

Skills Funding Agency - Statement

Written Answers

Aerospace - Question

Agriculture: Dairy Farms - Question

Agriculture: Pig and Poultry Products - Question

Apprenticeships - Questions

Armed Forces: Bahrain - Question

Autumn Statement - Question

Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland - Question

BBC: World Service Trust - Question

British Embassies - Question

Businesses: Renovation Allowance - Question

Climate Change - Question

Consumer Credit Act 2006 - Question

Corporate Governance - Question

Crime: Rioting - Questions

Criminal Records - Question

Debt: Pawnbrokers - Question

Elderly People: Benefits - Question

Elections: Voting System - Question

Employment Tribunals - Question

Energy: Carbon Emissions - Question

Energy: Fuel Rebates - Question

Energy: Green Deal - Questions

Energy: Meters - Questions

Energy: Oil Sands - Question

Environment: Air Quality - Question

Environment: Soil - Question

Gaza - Questions

Government Departments: Procurement - Question

Government Departments: Staff - Question

Health: Cancer - Questions

Health: Dangerous Pathogens - Question

Health: Dermatology - Questions

Higher Education: Funding - Question

Housing - Questions

Inquiries: Northern Ireland - Question

International Development - Question

Iran: Camp Ashraf - Question

Metal - Question

Migration - Question

NHS: Foundation Trusts - Question

Northern Ireland Office: Consultants - Questions

Northern Ireland Office: Staff - Questions

Northern Ireland Office: Taxis and Cars - Question

Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission - Question

Northern Ireland: Security Restrictions - Question

Overseas Aid - Questions

Parking: Evenings and Weekends - Question

Patrick Finucane - Questions

Pensions - Question

Police and Crime Commissioners - Question

Police: Pursuits - Question

Prisoners: Voting - Questions

Railways: Stations - Question

Schools: Milk - Question

Second World War: Debts - Question

Somalia - Question

Stateless People - Questions

Taxation - Questions

Telephone Hacking: Investigators - Question

Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles - Question

Unemployment - Question



This Table of Contents lists subject headings, timelines and
names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

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House of Lords [20 Dec 2011]

2.30 pm

Leave of Absence

2.35 pm

The Lord Speaker (Baroness D'Souza):

Economy: Private Capital Investment - Question

2.36 pm

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Lord Empey:

Lord Sassoon:

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Lord Barnett:

Lord Sassoon:

Lord Lawson of Blaby:

Lord Sassoon:

Lord Anderson of Swansea:

Lord Sassoon:

Baroness Kramer:

Lord Sassoon:

Lord Eatwell:

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Lord Sassoon:

Baroness Wheatcroft:

Lord Sassoon:

Lord Brookman:

Lord Sassoon:

Justice: Personal Injury Cases

2.43 pm

The Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Wallace of Tankerness):

Lord Hoyle:

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Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Baroness O'Loan:

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Baroness Turner of Camden:

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Lord Faulks:

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Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Baroness Seccombe:

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Cyprus: EU Presidency - Question

2.50 pm

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The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Howell of Guildford):

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

Baroness Hussein-Ece:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

Lord Harrison:

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Lord Howell of Guildford:

Lord Hannay of Chiswick:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

Lord West of Spithead:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

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Lord Pearson of Rannoch:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

Bovine Tuberculosis - Question

2.59 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Lord Krebs:

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Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Walton of Detchant:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Mallalieu:

Baroness Parminter:

Lord Strathclyde:

Baroness Mallalieu:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

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Baroness Parminter:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Procedure of the House - Motion to Agree

3.06 pm

House Committee - Motion to Agree

3.07 pm

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara):

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Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

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Lord Scott of Foscote:

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Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

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Lord Hamilton of Epsom:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton:

3.30 pm

Lord Pannick:

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Lord Baker of Dorking:

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Baroness Flather:

Lord Richard:

Lord Alderdice:

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Lord Dobbs:

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Lord Elton:

Lord Dobbs:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal:

3.45 pm

Lord Dobbs:

Baroness O'Loan:

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Lord Soley:

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Lord Filkin:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

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Lord Laming:

The Chairman of Committees:

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Lord Soley:

The Chairman of Committees:

Lord Soley:

The Chairman of Committees:

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Draft House of Lords Reform Bill - Motion to Agree

4.02 pm

Lord Higgins:

Lord Strathclyde:

Lord Cormack:

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Lord Strathclyde:

Lord Richard:

Lord Grocott:

Lord Strathclyde:

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Lord Elton:

Lord Strathclyde:

Lord Ryder of Wensum:

Lord Strathclyde:

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean:

Lord Strathclyde:

Lord Pearson of Rannoch:

Lord Strathclyde:

Baroness Walmsley:

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Lord Strathclyde:

Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions and Community Energy Saving) (Amendment) Order 2011 - Motion to Approve

4.12 pm

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - Committee (1st Day)

4.12 pm

Clause 1 : Lord Chancellor's functions

Amendment 1

Lord Pannick:

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Lord Faulks:

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Lord Howarth of Newport:

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4.30 pm

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Lord Howarth of Newport:

Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Lord Howarth of Newport:

Lord Carlile of Berriew:

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Lord Ramsbotham:

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Baroness Mallalieu:

4.45 pm

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Lord Elystan-Morgan:

Lord Goldsmith:

Lord Goodhart:

Lord Goldsmith:

Lord Goodhart:

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Lord Goldsmith:

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5 pm

Lord Alton of Liverpool:

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Lord Newton of Braintree:

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Clinton-Davis:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Clinton-Davis:

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

5.15 pm

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Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Goldsmith:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws:

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Baroness Butler-Sloss:

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Lord Hylton:

Baroness Whitaker:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

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5.30 pm

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Baroness Whitaker:

Lord Hylton:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Hylton:

Baroness Whitaker:

Baroness Howe of Idlicote:

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Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

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Lord Beecham:

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5.45 pm

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6 pm

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally):

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Lord Beecham:

Lord McNally:

Lord Alton of Liverpool:

Lord McNally:

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord McNally:

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6.15 pm

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Lord McNally:

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Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord McNally:

Lord Howarth of Newport:

Lord McNally:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

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Lord McNally:

Lord Pannick:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Pannick:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Pannick:

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6.30 pm

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Pannick:

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Amendment 2

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Newton of Braintree:

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

6.45 pm

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Williamson of Horton:

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Lord Dubs:

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7 pm

Lord Hylton:

Lord Bach:

Lord Howarth of Newport:

Lord Bach:

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Bach:

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Lord Thomas of Gresford:

Lord Bach:

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7.15 pm

Lord McNally:

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Lord McNally:

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Lord Eatwell:

Lord McNally:

Lord Prescott:

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7.30 pm

Lord McNally:

Lord Thomas of Gresford:

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Public Service Pensions - Statement

7.36 pm

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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7.47 pm

Lord Eatwell:

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7.52 pm

Lord Sassoon:

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8.01 pm

Lord Prescott:

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Lord Sassoon:

Baroness Kramer:

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Lord Sassoon:

Lord Lea of Crondall:

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Baroness O'Cathain:

Lord Sassoon:

Baroness O'Cathain:

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Lord Lea of Crondall:

Lord De Mauley:

Lord Lea of Crondall:

Lord Sassoon:

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] - Report

8.18 pm

Clause 2 : Disclosure and representations before contract or variation

Amendment 1

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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Lord Eatwell:

Lord Sassoon:

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Lord Eatwell:

8.30 pm

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

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Lord Goodhart:

Lord Borrie:

Lord Sassoon:

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Clause 3 : Reasonable care

Amendment 2

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued)

8.36 pm

Amendment 3

Lord Bach:

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8.45 pm

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

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Lord Howarth of Newport:

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Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Lord Elystan-Morgan:

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally):

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9 pm

A noble Lord:

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Lord McNally:

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Lord Bach:

Lord McNally:

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Lord Bach:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

9.15 pm

Lord Bach:

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Amendment 4

Lord Bach:

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Baroness Grey-Thompson:

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9.30 pm

Baroness Prashar:

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Lord Shipley:

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Lord Howarth of Newport:

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Lord Carlile of Berriew:

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9.45 pm

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord McNally:

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10 pm

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Lord Bach:

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Lord McNally:

Lord Bach:

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Written Statements [20 Dec 2011]

Armed Forces: Interim Covenant Annual Report - Statement

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

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ECOFIN - Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Column: WS188

Education: Early Years Foundation Stage - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford):

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Environment: Canal and River Trust - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

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EU: Foreign Affairs Council Trade Session - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

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EU: Telecoms Council - Statement

Baroness Garden of Frognal:

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Health: Public Health System - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe):

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Pensions: Civil Service Pensions - Statement

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

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Pensions: Local Government Pension Scheme - Statement

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

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Pensions: NHS Pension Scheme - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe):

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Pensions: Teachers' Pension Scheme - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford):

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Police: Review of Public Order Policing - Statement

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

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Shipping: Emergency Towing Vessels - Statement

The Advocate-General for Scotland (Lord Wallace of Tankerness):

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Skills Funding Agency - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

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Written Answers [20 Dec 2011]

Aerospace - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

Agriculture: Dairy Farms - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

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Agriculture: Pig and Poultry Products - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Apprenticeships - Questions

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

Baroness Wilcox:

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Baroness Wilcox:

Armed Forces: Bahrain - Question

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

Autumn Statement - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

BBC: World Service Trust - Question

Baroness Northover:

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British Embassies - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Howell of Guildford):

Businesses: Renovation Allowance - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Climate Change - Question

Column: WA347

Baroness Northover:

Consumer Credit Act 2006 - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

Corporate Governance - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

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Crime: Rioting - Questions

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

Lord Henley:

Criminal Records - Question

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

Column: WA349

Debt: Pawnbrokers - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

Elderly People: Benefits - Question

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

Elections: Voting System - Question

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The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally):

Employment Tribunals - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):

Energy: Carbon Emissions - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Lord Marland):

Energy: Fuel Rebates - Question

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The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Energy: Green Deal - Questions

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Lord Marland):

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Lord Marland):

Energy: Meters - Questions

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Lord Marland):

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Lord Marland):

Lord Marland:

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Energy: Oil Sands - Question

Earl Attlee:

Column: WA355

Environment: Air Quality - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Environment: Soil - Question

Column: WA356

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Gaza - Questions

Baroness Northover:

Baroness Northover:

Government Departments: Procurement - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Column: WA357

Government Departments: Staff - Question

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

Health: Cancer - Questions

Column: WA358

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe):

Column: WA359

Health: Dangerous Pathogens - Question

Earl Attlee:

Health: Dermatology - Questions

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe):

Column: WA360

Higher Education: Funding - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford):

Housing - Questions

Column: WA361

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

Column: WA362

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

Inquiries: Northern Ireland - Question

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Column: WA363

International Development - Question

Baroness Northover:

Iran: Camp Ashraf - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Howell of Guildford):

Column: WA364

Metal - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Migration - Question

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

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Column: WA366

NHS: Foundation Trusts - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe):

Northern Ireland Office: Consultants - Questions

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Column: WA367

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Northern Ireland Office: Staff - Questions

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Northern Ireland Office: Taxis and Cars - Question

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

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Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission - Question

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Northern Ireland: Security Restrictions - Question

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Overseas Aid - Questions

Baroness Northover:

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Baroness Northover:

Baroness Northover:

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Baroness Northover:

Baroness Northover:

Parking: Evenings and Weekends - Question

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

Patrick Finucane - Questions

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Pensions - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Police and Crime Commissioners - Question

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The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

Police: Pursuits - Question

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

Prisoners: Voting - Questions

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally):

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Lord McNally:

Railways: Stations - Question

Earl Attlee:

Schools: Milk - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Hill of Oareford):

Column: WA374

Second World War: Debts - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Somalia - Question

Baroness Northover:

Column: WA375

Stateless People - Questions

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Taxation - Questions

Column: WA376

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Column: WA377

Telephone Hacking: Investigators - Question

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Henley):

Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles - Question

Earl Attlee:

Column: WA378

Unemployment - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Baroness Wilcox):



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