Table of Contents for
Wednesday 26 Feb 2014

Volume No. 752Part No. 119

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House of Lords

Death of a Member: Lord Bilston - Announcement

Sri Lanka - Question

Succession to the Crown Act 2013 - Question

Travel to School: Rural Areas - Question

NHS: General Practitioners - Question

Public Bodies (Merger of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions) Order 2014 - Motion to Approve

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2014 - Motions to Approve

Electoral Registration (Disclosure of Electoral Registers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2014 - Motions to Approve

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

National Minimum Wage (Variation of Financial Penalty) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

Pensions Bill -

Clause 33: Automatic transfer of pension benefits etc

Amendment 23

Schedule 17: Automatic transfer of pension benefits etc

Clause 38: Automatic enrolment: powers to create general exceptions

Amendment 24

Clause 43: Work-based schemes: power to restrict charges or impose requirements

Amendment 25

Amendment 26

Amendment 26A

Schedule 18: Work-based schemes: power to restrict charges or impose requirements

Amendment 29

Amendments 30 and 31

Amendment 31A

Schedule 20: Pension Protection Fund: increased compensation cap for long service

Amendment 32

Amendments 33 to 40

Clause 50: Pension Protection Fund: compensation cap to apply separately to certain benefits

Amendment 41

Amendment 41A

Clause 53: Regulations and orders

Care: Financial Services Industry - Question for Short Debate

Written Statements

EU: Environment Council - Statement

John Anthony Downey: Prosecution Decision - Statement

NHS: Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust - Statement

Railways: Franchises - Statement

Written Answers

Abortion - Questions

Alcohol - Question

Argentina - Question

Central African Republic - Question

Civil Partnerships - Question

Cyclists: Fatalities - Question

Cyclists: Safety - Questions

Environment: Land Use - Question

Flooding - Question

Genetic Modification - Question

Health: Mesothelioma - Question

Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 - Question

Immigration Bill - Question

Immigration Removal Centres: Restraint - Question

India - Questions

Internet: Broadband - Question

Judicial Review - Question

South Sudan - Question

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - Question

Sudan - Question

Transport: Buses - Question





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Wednesday 26 Feb 2014

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House of Lords [26 Feb 2014]

3 pm

Death of a Member: Lord Bilston - Announcement

3.07 pm

The Lord Speaker (Baroness D’Souza):

Sri Lanka - Question

3.07 pm

Lord Naseby (Con):

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

Lord Naseby:

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Baroness Warsi:

Lord Bach (Lab):

Baroness Warsi:

Lord Avebury (LD):

Baroness Warsi:

Lord Singh of Wimbledon (CB):

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Baroness Warsi:

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Lab):

Baroness Warsi:

Lord Howell of Guildford (Con):

Baroness Warsi:

Succession to the Crown Act 2013 - Question

3.14 pm

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

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Lord Lexden (Con):

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

The Earl of Clancarty (CB):

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames (LD):

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Lab):

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Lord Lang of Monkton (Con):

Lord Wallace of Tankerness:

Travel to School: Rural Areas - Question

3.19 pm

Baroness Northover (LD):

Lord Storey (LD):

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Baroness Northover:

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe (Lab):

Baroness Northover:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans:

Baroness Northover:

Baroness Hughes of Stretford (Lab):

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Baroness Northover:

Lord Bradshaw (LD):

Baroness Northover:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton (Lab):

Baroness Northover:

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Baroness Perry of Southwark (Con):

Baroness Northover:

Baroness Maddock (LD):

Baroness Northover:

NHS: General Practitioners - Question

3.29 pm

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):

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

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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Earl Howe:

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean (Con):

Earl Howe:

Baroness Meacher (CB):

Earl Howe:

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Baroness Wall of New Barnet (Lab):

Earl Howe:

Lord McColl of Dulwich (Con):

Earl Howe:

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (CB):

Lord Grocott (Lab):

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

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Earl Howe:

Public Bodies (Merger of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions) Order 2014 - Motion to Approve

3.38 pm

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2014 - Motions to Approve

Electoral Registration (Disclosure of Electoral Registers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

3.38 pm

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Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2014 - Motions to Approve

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

National Minimum Wage (Variation of Financial Penalty) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

3.39 pm

Pensions Bill -


Clause 33: Automatic transfer of pension benefits etc

Amendment 23

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):


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3.45 pm

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Baroness Drake (Lab):


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4 pm

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell (CB):

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Lord Hutton of Furness (Lab):


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Lord Stoneham of Droxford (LD):


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4.15 pm

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Lord Flight (Con):

Lord German (LD):


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Lord Turnbull (CB):

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4.30 pm

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


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Lord Hutton of Furness:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Drake:

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Lord Freud:


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Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):

4.45 pm

Lord Freud:

Lord Flight:

Lord Freud:


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Baroness Sherlock:


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Baroness Sherlock:

4.56 pm

Division on Amendment 23Contents 201; Not-Contents 252.[See col. 981 for explanation of mistake in voting figures.]Amendment 23 disagreed.

Division No. 1 [] [26 Feb 2014]

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5.10 pm

Schedule 17: Automatic transfer of pension benefits etc

Clause 38: Automatic enrolment: powers to create general exceptions

Amendment 24

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Lord Freud:

5.15 pm

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

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Lord Freud:

Clause 43: Work-based schemes: power to restrict charges or impose requirements

Amendment 25

Lord Freud:


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5.30 pm

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Lord Lawson of Blaby (Con):

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Lord Browne of Ladyton (Lab):

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Lord Turner of Ecchinswell:


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Viscount Eccles (Con):

6 pm

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell:


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Baroness Drake:

Viscount Eccles:

6.15 pm

Lord Freud:

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Lord Browne of Ladyton:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

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Amendment 26

Amendment 26A

Schedule 18: Work-based schemes: power to restrict charges or impose requirements

Amendment 29

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Lord Browne of Ladyton:

6.22 pm

Division on Amendment 29Contents 165; Not-Contents 225.Amendment 29 disagreed.

Division No. 2 [] [26 Feb 2014]

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6.35 pm

Amendments 30 and 31

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Amendment 31A

Lord Browne of Ladyton:


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Lord Freud:


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Lord Browne of Ladyton:

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Division on Amendment 31AContents 131; Not-Contents 197.Amendment 31A disagreed.

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7.10 pm

Schedule 20: Pension Protection Fund: increased compensation cap for long service

Amendment 32

Lord Freud:


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Lord Browne of Ladyton:

Lord Freud:

Amendments 33 to 40

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Clause 50: Pension Protection Fund: compensation cap to apply separately to certain benefits

Amendment 41

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7.15 pm

Amendment 41A

Baroness Sherlock:


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Lord Freud:

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

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Baroness Sherlock:

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Clause 53: Regulations and orders

Care: Financial Services Industry - Question for Short Debate

7.28 pm

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7.39 pm

Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Con):


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7.47 pm

Baroness Brinton (LD):

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7.55 pm

Baroness Greengross (CB):


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8.01 pm

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):


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8.10 pm

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

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Written Statements [26 Feb 2014]

EU: Environment Council - Statement

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


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John Anthony Downey: Prosecution Decision - Statement

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


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NHS: Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust - Statement

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


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Railways: Franchises - Statement

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

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Written Answers [26 Feb 2014]

Abortion - Questions

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

Alcohol - Question

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

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Argentina - Question

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

Central African Republic - Question

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

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Civil Partnerships - Question

Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Con):

Cyclists: Fatalities - Question

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

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Cyclists: Safety - Questions

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

Baroness Kramer:

Baroness Kramer:

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Environment: Land Use - Question

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

Flooding - Question

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

Genetic Modification - Question

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

Health: Mesothelioma - Question

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

Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 - Question

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

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Immigration Bill - Question

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

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Immigration Removal Centres: Restraint - Question

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

India - Questions

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

Baroness Warsi:

Baroness Warsi:

Internet: Broadband - Question

Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Con):

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Judicial Review - Question

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Faulks) (Con):

South Sudan - Question

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

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - Question

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Faulks) (Con):

Sudan - Question

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

Transport: Buses - Question

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The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):


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