Table of Contents for
Wednesday 19 Dec 2012

Volume No. 741Part No. 88

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House of Lords

Royal Assent

Armed Forces: Long-Term Care - Question

EU: United States Free Trade Agreement - Question

World Sepsis Declaration - Question

Finance: Peer-to-Peer Lending - Question

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) (No. 2) Order 2013 - Motion to Approve

Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Bill - Order of Commitment Discharged

Public Service Pensions Bill - Second Reading

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived: EUC Report - Motion to Resolve

Afghanistan - Statement

Local Government: Provisional Finance Settlement - Statement

Motion to Adjourn

Grand Committee

Defamation Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

Clause 3 : Honest opinion

Amendment 11

Clause 4 : Responsible publication on matter of public interest

Amendment 14

Amendment 15 (to Amendment 14)

Amendment 16

Amendment 18

Amendment 19

Amendment 21

Clause 5 : Operators of websites

Amendment 23A

Written Statements

Armed Forces: Nuclear Deterrents - Statement

Climate Change - Statement

ECOFIN - Statement

Education: Funding Reform - Statement

Energy: Smart Meters - Statement

Hillsborough - Statement

Industrial Development Advisory Board - Statement

Justice: Administrative Justice and Tribunals - Statement

Justice: Social Media - Statement

Local Government: Finance - Statement

Overseas Territories: Joint Ministerial Council - Statement

Pensions - Statement

Pensions: Automatic Enrolment Thresholds - Statement

Police: Funding - Statement

Schools: Funding - Statement

Written Answers

Armed Forces: Trident - Question

Arms Decommissioning - Question

Arms Trade Treaty - Question

Asylum Seekers - Question

Aviation: Passenger Duty - Question

Badgers - Question

Banking Bill - Question

Banking: Levy - Question

Banks: HSBC - Question

Banks: Lending - Question

Banks: Switzerland - Question

Benefits - Questions

China - Question

Civil Partnerships - Question

Civil Service: Redundancy - Question

Climate Change - Question

Conflict Zones: Communication - Question

Education: Key Stage 4 Reform - Question

Education: National Leaders of Education - Question

Egypt - Question

Energy: Fuel Prices - Question

Energy: Shale Gas - Question

Energy: Voltage Optimisation - Question

Equality Act 2010 - Questions

Finance: Payday Loans - Question

Gaza - Questions

Government Departments: Staff - Question

Government: Ministerial Responsibilities - Question

House of Lords: Correspondence - Question

House of Lords: Private Notice Questions - Question

Housing - Question

India - Questions

Israel - Questions

Israel and Palestine: West Bank - Question

Marian Price - Question

Migration - Question

Money Laundering Regulations 2007 - Question

National Employment Savings Trust - Question

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Newry River Bridge - Question

Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission - Question

Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence - Question

Private Sector: Employment - Question

Railways: Franchises - Question

Schools: Sport - Question

Schools: Teachers - Question

South Sudan - Questions

Syria - Questions

Taxation - Question

Taxation: Avoidance - Question

Taxation: Information Exchange Agreement - Question

Turkey - Question

UN: Human Rights Council - Question

Universal Credit - Question

Young Offenders - Question





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names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Wednesday 19 Dec 2012

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House of Lords [19 Dec 2012]

11 am

Royal Assent

11.06 am

Armed Forces: Long-Term Care - Question

11.06 am

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

Lord Empey:

Lord Astor of Hever:

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Lord Lee of Trafford:

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Davies of Stamford:

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Lord Astor of Hever:

Baroness O'Loan:

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Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Wills:

Lord Astor of Hever:

Viscount Slim:

Lord Astor of Hever:

EU: United States Free Trade Agreement - Question

11.16 am

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The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint):

Lord Anderson of Swansea:

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint:

Baroness Hooper:

Baroness Falkner of Margravine:

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Strathclyde):

Baroness Falkner of Margravine:

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint:

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Lord Peston:

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint:

Baroness Hooper:

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint:

Lord Harrison:

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Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint:

World Sepsis Declaration - Question

11.23 am

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

Baroness Greengross:

Earl Howe:

Lord Walton of Detchant:

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Earl Howe:

Baroness Gardner of Parkes:

Earl Howe:

Baroness Pitkeathley:

Earl Howe:

Baroness Jolly:

Earl Howe:

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Finance: Peer-to-Peer Lending - Question

11.30 am

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Noble Lords:

Lord Sassoon:

Baroness Wheatcroft:

Noble Lords:

Baroness Wheatcroft:

Lord Sassoon:

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Lord Barnett:

Lord Sassoon:

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean:

Lord Sassoon:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

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Lord Sassoon:

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

11.38 am

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Lord Peston:

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Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Lord Prescott:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Lord Fowler:

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Lord Soley:

Lord Cormack:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) (No. 2) Order 2013 - Motion to Approve

11.45 am

Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Bill - Order of Commitment Discharged

11.46 am

Baroness Thomas of Winchester:

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Public Service Pensions Bill - Second Reading

11.46 am

Lord Newby:


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Lord Naseby:

Lord Newby:

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Lord Whitty:

Lord Newby:

12.02 pm

Lord Davies of Oldham:


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12.18 pm

Baroness Noakes:


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Lord Hutton of Furness:

Baroness Noakes:

Lord Flight:

Baroness Noakes:

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12.30 pm

Lord Sharkey:


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12.37 pm

Lord Monks:


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Lord Flight:

Lord Monks:


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12.47 pm

Baroness Eaton:


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12.54 pm

Baroness Donaghy:

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1.04 pm

Lord Flight:


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1.16 pm

Lord Hutton of Furness:

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Lord Flight:

Lord Hutton:


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1.33 pm

Lord Davies of Oldham:


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1.37 pm

Lord Newby:

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived: EUC Report - Motion to Resolve

1.58 pm

Afghanistan - Statement

1.59 pm

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


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2.11 pm

Lord Rosser:


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2.20 pm

Lord Astor of Hever:


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2.28 pm

Lord Lee of Trafford:


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Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord King of Bridgwater:


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Lord Astor of Hever:

The Earl of Sandwich:

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Lord Astor of Hever:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton:

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Hylton:

Lord Astor of Hever:

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Viscount Slim:

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Lyell:

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Lord Astor of Hever:

Local Government: Provisional Finance Settlement - Statement

2.49 pm

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3 pm

Lord McKenzie of Luton:


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3.08 pm

Baroness Hanham:


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3.30 pm

Lord Tope:

Baroness Hanham:

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Lord Beecham:

Baroness Hanham:

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Lord Bates:

Baroness Hanham:

Lord Kennedy of Southwark:

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Baroness Hanham:

Lord Shipley:

Baroness Hanham:

Baroness Donaghy:

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Baroness Hanham:

Lord Cormack:

Baroness Hanham:

Lord Kennedy of Southwark:

Baroness Hanham:

Lord True:

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Baroness Hanham:

Motion to Adjourn

3.35 pm

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Lord Bassam of Brighton:

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3.45 pm

Lord Dholakia:

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Lord Laming:


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Grand Committee [19 Dec 2012]

Defamation Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

Noon

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Skelmersdale):

Clause 3 : Honest opinion

Amendment 11

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

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Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

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12.15 pm

Lord Lucas:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:


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Lord Browne of Ladyton:


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Lord Scott of Foscote:

Lord Woolf:

12.30 pm

Lord May of Oxford:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Mawhinney:

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

The Earl of Erroll:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Morris of Aberavon:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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12.45 pm

Lord Lucas:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Clause 4 : Responsible publication on matter of public interest

Amendment 14

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


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1 pm

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

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The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Amendment 15 (to Amendment 14)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord McNally:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:


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1.15 pm

Lord Mawhinney:

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Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

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Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames:


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1.30 pm

Lord Mawhinney:

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames:

Lord May of Oxford:

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Lord May of Oxford:

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Viscount Colville of Culross:


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Baroness Bakewell:

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1.45 pm

Lord Bew:

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Lord Triesman:


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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Lord Triesman:

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Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Lord Lucas:

2 pm

Lord Browne of Ladyton:

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2.15 pm

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Lord Browne of Ladyton:

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

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Lord Browne of Ladyton:

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town:

Lord Browne of Ladyton:

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood:


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2.30 pm

Lord McNally:

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Lord Mawhinney:

Lord McNally:

Lord May of Oxford:

Lord McNally:

Lord May of Oxford:

Lord McNally:

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2.45 pm

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall):

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

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Amendment 16

Amendment 18

Lord Lester of Herne Hill:


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Lord Browne of Ladyton:


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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

3 pm

Lord Browne of Ladyton:

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The Earl of Erroll:

Lord McNally:


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Lord Lester of Herne Hill:

Amendment 19

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Amendment 21

Clause 5 : Operators of websites

Amendment 23A

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town:


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3.15 pm

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:


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Lord Lucas:

3.30 pm

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Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Lucas:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Lucas:


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Lord Allan of Hallam:

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3.45 pm

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Allan of Hallam:

Lord Mawhinney:

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The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Brougham and Vaux):

Lord Allan of Hallam:

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Lord Triesman:


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The Earl of Erroll:

Lord Triesman:

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

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Written Statements [19 Dec 2012]

Armed Forces: Nuclear Deterrents - Statement

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

Climate Change - Statement

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

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ECOFIN - Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):


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Education: Funding Reform - Statement

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

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Energy: Smart Meters - Statement

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


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Hillsborough - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):


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Industrial Development Advisory Board - Statement

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

Justice: Administrative Justice and Tribunals - Statement

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

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Justice: Social Media - Statement

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


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Local Government: Finance - Statement

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


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Overseas Territories: Joint Ministerial Council - Statement

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

Pensions - Statement

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

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Pensions: Automatic Enrolment Thresholds - Statement

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


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Police: Funding - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

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Schools: Funding - Statement

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


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Written Answers [19 Dec 2012]

Armed Forces: Trident - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Arms Decommissioning - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson):

Arms Trade Treaty - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

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Asylum Seekers - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Aviation: Passenger Duty - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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Badgers - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Banking Bill - Question

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Strathclyde):

Banking: Levy - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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Banks: HSBC - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Banks: Lending - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Banks: Switzerland - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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Benefits - Questions

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

Lord Freud:

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Lord Freud:

China - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

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Civil Partnerships - Question

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Civil Service: Redundancy - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

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Climate Change - Question

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

Conflict Zones: Communication - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

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Education: Key Stage 4 Reform - Question

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

Education: National Leaders of Education - Question

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

Egypt - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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Energy: Fuel Prices - Question

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

Energy: Shale Gas - Question

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

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Energy: Voltage Optimisation - Question

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

Equality Act 2010 - Questions

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Finance: Payday Loans - Question

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The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Gaza - Questions

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

Baroness Warsi:

Baroness Warsi:

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Baroness Warsi:

Baroness Warsi:

Government Departments: Staff - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Government: Ministerial Responsibilities - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson):

House of Lords: Correspondence - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson):

House of Lords: Private Notice Questions - Question

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The Chairman of Committees (Lord Sewel):

Housing - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

India - Questions

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

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Baroness Warsi:

Israel - Questions

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

Baroness Warsi:

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Israel and Palestine: West Bank - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

Marian Price - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson):


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Migration - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Money Laundering Regulations 2007 - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

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National Employment Savings Trust - Question

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

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Newry River Bridge - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson):

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Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson):

Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

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Private Sector: Employment - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Railways: Franchises - Question

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Earl Attlee:

Schools: Sport - Question

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

Schools: Teachers - Question

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

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South Sudan - Questions

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

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Baroness Warsi:

Syria - Questions

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The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

Baroness Warsi:

Baroness Warsi:

Taxation - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Lord Sassoon:

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Taxation: Avoidance - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Taxation: Information Exchange Agreement - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon):

Turkey - Question

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The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

UN: Human Rights Council - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

Universal Credit - Question

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


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Young Offenders - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

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