Table of Contents for
Thursday 25 Apr 2013

Volume No. 744Part No. 138

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House of Lords

Retirement of a Member: Lord Bramall - Announcement

Tourism: Visa Restrictions - Question

Climate Change - Question

Human Trafficking - Question

Police: Racism - Question

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] - Motions to Agree

City of London (Various Powers) Bill [HL] - Motions to Agree

Humber Bridge Bill - Motions to Agree

Banking: Professional Standards - Motion to Agree

Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2013 - Motion to Approve

EU: Budget Report - Motion to Approve

EU: Domestic Growth - Motion to Take Note

Growth and Infrastructure Bill - Returned from the Commons

Royal Commission

Royal Assent

Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech

Written Statements

Armed Forces: Defence Equipment and Support - Statement

Employment: Work Focused Health Related Assessments - Statement

EU: General Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence Foreign Affairs Councils - Statement

EU: Justice and Home Affairs - Statement

Health and Safety Executive - Statement

Independent Monitoring Commission - Statement

Insolvency: Payment and Settlement Systems - Statement

Justice: Interpreting and Translation Services - Statement

Local Audit - Statement

Passports - Statement

Pensions - Statement

Police: Remuneration - Statement

Public Records - Statement

Railways: High Speed 2 - Statement

Republic of Ireland: Financial Support - Statement

Royal Mail - Statement

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 - Statement

Written Answers

Agriculture: Pesticides - Questions

Air Sea Rescue - Questions

Alcohol: Rehabilitation Centres - Question

Apprenticeships - Question

Armed Forces: Equipment and Vehicles - Question

Armed Forces: Interpreters - Questions

Bangladesh - Question

Banking - Question

Banks: European Investment Bank - Question

Banks: Funding for Lending Scheme - Question

Banks: Lending - Question

Bees - Question

Benefits - Questions

British Council - Question

Burma - Questions

Climatic Change: Displaced People - Question

Courts: Public Interest Immunity - Question

Democratic Republic of Congo - Question

Developing Countries: Disability - Questions

Diego Garcia - Question

Economy - Questions

Employment: Jobcentre Plus - Question

Employment: Zero-hours Contracts - Question

Energy: Wind Turbines - Question

Fertiliser Plants - Question

Government Departments: Buildings - Question

Government Departments: Consultants - Question

Government: Ministerial Engagements - Question

Guantanamo Bay: Shaker Aamer - Question

Health: Healthwatch England - Question

Housing Benefit - Question

Immigration: Children - Question

International Conference on Population and Development - Questions

Iran - Question

Israel and Palestine - Question

King Richard III - Questions

Lead Shot - Question

Legal Aid - Questions

Maldives - Question

Migration - Question

NHS: Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Question

North Korea - Questions

Nuclear Weapons - Question

Overseas Aid - Question

Prisons: Media Access - Question

Public Sector: Pay - Question

Questions for Written Answer - Question

Railways: Electrification - Question

Railways: Freight - Question

Railways: Rolling Stock - Question

Roads: Litter - Question

Schools: Free Schools - Question

Schools: National Curriculum - Questions

Sudan - Question

Sure Start - Question

Syria - Questions

Taxation: Avoidance - Question

Teachers: Training - Question

Turkey - Question

Turks and Caicos - Question

UK Border Agency: Staff - Question

UK Residents: Non-domiciled - Question





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Thursday 25 Apr 2013

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House of Lords [25 Apr 2013]

11 am

Retirement of a Member: Lord Bramall - Announcement

11.06 am

The Lord Speaker (Baroness D'Souza):

Tourism: Visa Restrictions - Question

11.07 am

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

Lord Clement-Jones:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

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Lord Wigley:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Hooper:

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Baroness Smith of Basildon:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Afshar:

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Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Climate Change - Question

11.16 am

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

Baroness Worthington:

Baroness Verma:

Noble Lords:

Baroness Verma:

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Lord Lawson of Blaby:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Deben:

Baroness Verma:

Baroness Parminter:

Lord Pearson of Rannoch:

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Hill of Oareford):

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Lord Pearson of Rannoch:

Baroness Verma:

Baroness Parminter:

Baroness Verma:

Human Trafficking - Question

11.23 am

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

Lord McColl of Dulwich:

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Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Howarth of Breckland:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Smith of Basildon:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Brinton:

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Lord Alton of Liverpool:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Spicer:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Police: Racism - Question

11.30 am

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

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Lord Clinton-Davis:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Waddington:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Lord Harris of Haringey:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

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Lord Dholakia:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Baroness Berridge:

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

11.38 am

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

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London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] - Motions to Agree

City of London (Various Powers) Bill [HL] - Motions to Agree

Humber Bridge Bill - Motions to Agree

11.40 am

Banking: Professional Standards - Motion to Agree

11.40 am

Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2013 - Motion to Approve

11.40 am

EU: Budget Report - Motion to Approve

11.41 am

Lord Newby:


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11.45 am

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Lord Eatwell:

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Noon

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Lord Harrison:


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12.15 pm

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Baroness Noakes:

12.30 pm

Lord Eatwell:

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Baroness Noakes:

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Lord Layard:

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12.45 pm

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Lord Barnett:


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Lord Hollick:


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Lord Vinson:

1 pm

Lord Hollick:


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Lord Vinson:

Lord Hollick:

Lord Marlesford:


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1.15 pm

Lord McFall of Alcluith:

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Lord Davies of Oldham:


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1.30 pm

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Lord Newby:


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Lord Eatwell:

Lord Newby:

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1.45 pm

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Lord Harrison:

Lord Newby:


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EU: Domestic Growth - Motion to Take Note

1.56 pm

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

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Growth and Infrastructure Bill - Returned from the Commons

1.58 pm

Royal Commission

3.15 pm

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Hill of Oareford):

Royal Assent

3.32 pm

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Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech

3.34 pm

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Hill of Oareford):

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Written Statements [25 Apr 2013]

Armed Forces: Defence Equipment and Support - Statement

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


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Employment: Work Focused Health Related Assessments - Statement

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

EU: General Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence Foreign Affairs Councils - Statement

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


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EU: Justice and Home Affairs - Statement

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


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Health and Safety Executive - Statement

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


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Independent Monitoring Commission - Statement

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

Insolvency: Payment and Settlement Systems - Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

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Justice: Interpreting and Translation Services - Statement

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

Local Audit - Statement

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


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Passports - Statement

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

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Pensions - Statement

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

Police: Remuneration - Statement

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


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Public Records - Statement

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

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Railways: High Speed 2 - Statement

Earl Attlee:

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Republic of Ireland: Financial Support - Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Royal Mail - Statement

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

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Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 - Statement

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


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Written Answers [25 Apr 2013]

Agriculture: Pesticides - Questions

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

Lord De Mauley:


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Air Sea Rescue - Questions

Earl Attlee:

Earl Attlee:

Earl Attlee:

Alcohol: Rehabilitation Centres - Question

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

Apprenticeships - Question

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

Armed Forces: Equipment and Vehicles - Question

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

Armed Forces: Interpreters - Questions

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

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


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Bangladesh - Question

Baroness Northover:

Banking - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):


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Banks: European Investment Bank - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Banks: Funding for Lending Scheme - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

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Banks: Lending - Question

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

Bees - Question

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

Benefits - Questions

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

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Lord Freud:

British Council - Question

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

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Burma - Questions

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

Baroness Warsi:

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Baroness Warsi:


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Baroness Warsi:

Baroness Warsi:


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Climatic Change: Displaced People - Question

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

Courts: Public Interest Immunity - Question

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


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Democratic Republic of Congo - Question

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

Developing Countries: Disability - Questions

Baroness Northover:


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Baroness Northover:

Baroness Northover:

Diego Garcia - Question

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

Economy - Questions

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Employment: Jobcentre Plus - Question

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

Employment: Zero-hours Contracts - Question

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

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Energy: Wind Turbines - Question

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

Fertiliser Plants - Question

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

Government Departments: Buildings - Question

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

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Government Departments: Consultants - Question

Earl Attlee:

Government: Ministerial Engagements - Question

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Hill of Oareford):

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Guantanamo Bay: Shaker Aamer - Question

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

Health: Healthwatch England - Question

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

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Housing Benefit - Question

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

Immigration: Children - Question

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

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International Conference on Population and Development - Questions

Baroness Northover:

Iran - Question

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

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Israel and Palestine - Question

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

King Richard III - Questions

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

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Lord McNally:

Lead Shot - Question

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

Legal Aid - Questions

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

Lord McNally:

Lord McNally:

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Maldives - Question

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

Migration - Question

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

NHS: Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Question

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

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North Korea - Questions

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

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

Nuclear Weapons - Question

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


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Overseas Aid - Question

Baroness Northover:

Prisons: Media Access - Question

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

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Public Sector: Pay - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Questions for Written Answer - Question

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

Railways: Electrification - Question

Earl Attlee:

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Railways: Freight - Question

Earl Attlee:

Railways: Rolling Stock - Question

Earl Attlee:

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Roads: Litter - Question

Earl Attlee:

Schools: Free Schools - Question

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

Schools: National Curriculum - Questions

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

Sudan - Question

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

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Sure Start - Question

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

Syria - Questions

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

Baroness Warsi:

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Baroness Warsi:

Taxation: Avoidance - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton):

Teachers: Training - Question

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

Turkey - Question

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

Turks and Caicos - Question

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

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UK Border Agency: Staff - Question

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

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UK Residents: Non-domiciled - Question

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