Table of Contents for
Thursday 7 Feb 2013

Volume No. 743Part No. 110

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House of Lords

Drones - Question

Housing: Social Housing - Question

Young People: Personal Finances - Question

Energy: Nuclear New Build Programme - Question

HGV Road User Levy Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages)

Accountability of Civil Servants: Constitution Committee Report - Motion to Take Note

Education: Curriculum, Exam and Accountability Reform - Statement

Israel and Palestine - Question for Short Debate

Grand Committee

Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012 - Considered in Grand Committee

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

Written Statements

CCTV - Statement

Defence: International Defence Engagement Strategy - Statement

EU: Buses and Coaches - Statement

EU: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council - Statement

Finance Bill 2013 - Statement

Flooding and Coastal Erosion - Statement

National Floors of Social Protection - Statement

Written Answers

Afghanistan - Question

Armed Forces: Helicopters - Questions

Armed Forces: RC-12 Shadow - Question

Arm’s-Length Bodies: Staff - Question

Civil Partnerships - Question

Climate Change - Question

Energy: Fracking - Question

Gaza - Question

Government Departments: Catering Facilities - Question

Government Departments: Statistics - Question

Health: Obesity - Questions

Health: Ophthalmology - Questions

Houses of Parliament: Members’ Taxation - Question

Housing - Questions

Imports and Exports - Question

Marriage: Same-sex Weddings - Question

Montserrat - Question

North Korea - Question

Roads: M4 - Question

Social Care: Adults - Question

Traffic Management Act 2004 - Question





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Thursday 7 Feb 2013

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House of Lords [7 Feb 2013]

11 am

Drones - Question

11.06 am

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Lord Judd:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Baroness Falkner of Margravine:

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Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Lord Singh of Wimbledon:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells:

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Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Lord West of Spithead:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Housing: Social Housing - Question

11.15 am

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Baroness King of Bow:

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Baroness Gardner of Parkes:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Martin of Springburn:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Shipley:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Soley:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Young People: Personal Finances - Question

11.21 am

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

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Lord Kennedy of Southwark:

Lord Nash:

Lord Flight:

Lord Nash:

Lord Laming:

Lord Nash:

Lord Tomlinson:

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Lord Nash:

Lord Addington:

Lord Nash:

Lord Geddes:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Noble Lords:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Lord Nash:

Lord Geddes:

Lord Nash:

Lord Phillips of Sudbury:

Lord Nash:

Lord Elton:

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Lord Nash:

Energy: Nuclear New Build Programme - Question

11.29 am

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

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

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Baroness Verma:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Avebury:

Baroness Verma:

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Baroness Smith of Basildon:

Baroness Verma:

HGV Road User Levy Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages)

11.37 am

Earl Attlee:

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11.45 am

Lord Berkeley:

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11.55 am

Lord Snape:


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Lord Berkeley:

Lord Snape:


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12.09 pm

Lord Wigley:

12.12 pm

Lord Davies of Oldham:

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Lord Snape:

Lord Davies of Oldham:


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12.25 pm

Earl Attlee:


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Lord Higgins:

Earl Attlee:

Lord Snape:

Earl Attlee:

Lord Berkeley:

Earl Attlee:

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Lord Berkeley:

Earl Attlee:

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Lord Snape:

Earl Attlee:

Accountability of Civil Servants: Constitution Committee Report - Motion to Take Note

12.43 pm

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Baroness Jay of Paddington:


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1 pm

Baroness Donaghy:


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1.12 pm

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank:

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1.22 pm

Lord Wilson of Dinton:


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1.34 pm

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield:

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1.45 pm

Lord Morris of Aberavon:

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1.57 pm

Baroness Tyler of Enfield:

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2.08 pm

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster:


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2.20 pm

Lord Wright of Richmond:

2.22 pm

Lord Lexden:

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2.26 pm

Lord Mackay of Clashfern:

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2.27 pm

Baroness Smith of Basildon:

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Lord Wright of Richmond:

Baroness Smith of Basildon:


2.41 pm

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:


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3.01 pm

Baroness Jay of Paddington:


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Education: Curriculum, Exam and Accountability Reform - Statement

3.02 pm

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


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3.13 pm

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch:

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3.20 pm

Lord Nash:


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Baroness Garden of Frognal:

3.25 pm

The Earl of Clancarty:

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Lord Nash:

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells:

Lord Nash:

Lord Baker of Dorking:


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Lord Nash:

Baroness Taylor of Bolton:

Lord Nash:

Lord Storey:

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Lord Nash:

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood:

Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes:

Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood:

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Lord Nash:

Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord Nash:

Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes:

Lord Nash:

Lord Lucas:

Lord Nash:

Lord Addington:

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Lord Nash:

Lord Bates:

Lord Nash:

Lord Beecham:

Lord Nash:

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Israel and Palestine - Question for Short Debate

3.43 pm

Baroness Falkner of Margravine:


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3.53 pm

Lord Sheikh:


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3.58 pm

Lord Judd:


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4.04 pm

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill:


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4.10 pm

Lord Bew:


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4.15 pm

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells:

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4.20 pm

Lord Clinton-Davis:


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4.25 pm

Lord Janner of Braunstone:

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4.31 pm

Baroness Tonge:

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4.36 pm

Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale:


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4.41 pm

Baroness Deech:


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4.47 pm

Lord Stone of Blackheath:


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4.52 pm

Lord Beecham:


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4.58 pm

Lord Triesman:


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5.05 pm

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:


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Grand Committee [7 Feb 2013]

Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

2 pm

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


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Lord McAvoy:

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

2.08 pm

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


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Lord Knight of Weymouth:

2.15 pm

Lord De Mauley:


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Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

2.24 pm

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:


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2.30 pm

Lord Beecham:


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Lord Tope:

Lord Beecham:

Lord Tope:


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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Lord Beecham:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:


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Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

2.47 pm

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:


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Lord Beecham:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:


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Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

2.58 pm
2.58 pm

Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012 - Considered in Grand Committee

3.06 pm

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


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3.15 pm

Lord Willis of Knaresborough:


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3.30 pm

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Lord Collins of Highbury:


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3.45 pm

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Earl Howe:


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4 pm

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Earl Howe:

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Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013 - Considered in Grand Committee

4.14 pm

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

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Lord Rosser:


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Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

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Lord Rosser:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Lord Rosser:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

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Written Statements [7 Feb 2013]

CCTV - Statement

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


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Defence: International Defence Engagement Strategy - Statement

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


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EU: Buses and Coaches - Statement

Earl Attlee:

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EU: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council - Statement

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

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Finance Bill 2013 - Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Flooding and Coastal Erosion - Statement

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


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National Floors of Social Protection - Statement

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

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Written Answers [7 Feb 2013]

Afghanistan - Question

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

Armed Forces: Helicopters - Questions

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

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Lord Astor of Hever:

Armed Forces: RC-12 Shadow - Question

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

Arm’s-Length Bodies: Staff - Question

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

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Civil Partnerships - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:


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Climate Change - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie):


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Energy: Fracking - Question

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

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Gaza - Question

Baroness Northover:

Government Departments: Catering Facilities - Question

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

Government Departments: Statistics - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

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Health: Obesity - Questions

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

Earl Howe:

Health: Ophthalmology - Questions

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

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Earl Howe:

Houses of Parliament: Members’ Taxation - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Housing - Questions

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

Imports and Exports - Question

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

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Marriage: Same-sex Weddings - Question

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Montserrat - Question

Baroness Northover:

North Korea - Question

Baroness Northover:

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Roads: M4 - Question

Earl Attlee:

Social Care: Adults - Question

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


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Traffic Management Act 2004 - Question

Earl Attlee: