Table of Contents for
Monday 15 Dec 2014

Volume No. 758Part No. 76

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House of Lords

Introduction: The Lord Bishop of Southwark

Death of a Member: Lord Knights - Announcement

NHS: Medical Staff - Question

Higher Education: Financial Sustainability - Question

Devolution: Arts and Culture - Question

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry - Question

Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015 - Motions to Approve

Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 - Motion to Approve

Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014 - Motion to Approve

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motion to Approve

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - Order of Consideration Motion

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill - Report

Clause 2: Social action

Amendment 1

Clause 3: Responsibility

Amendment 1A

Amendment 2

Clause 4: Heroism

Amendment 3

Amendment 4

UK Armed Forces in Iraq - Statement

Northern Ireland: Talks Process - Statement

National Parliaments (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note

Insurance Bill [HL] - Reported from Committee

Grand Committee

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

National Insurance Contributions Bill - Committee

Clause 1: Reform of Class 2 contributions

Clause 3: Application of Parts 4 and 5 of FA 2014 to national insurance contributions

Clause 5: Categorisation of earners etc: anti-avoidance

Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014 - Motion to Consider

Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

Written Statements

Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Statement

Benefit Cap Review - Statement

Charter for Budget Responsibility - Statement

Correction to Lords Written Answer - Statement

OSCE Ministerial Council - Statement

Public Sector Pension Reform - Statement

Written Answers

A303 - Question

Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences - Question

Asylum: Homosexuality - Question

Autism - Questions

BBC Media Action - Question

British Transport Police: Scotland - Question

Business: Taxation - Question

Cancer - Question

College Green - Question

Colombia - Question

Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme - Question

Cybercrime - Question

Dementia - Question

EU Budget: Contributions - Question

European Commission - Question

European Union - Question

European Union Crime Prevention Network - Question

Female Genital Mutilation - Question

Females: Equality - Question

Financial Services: Taxation - Question

Freedom of Expression - Question

Future of the Home Care Workforce Commission - Question

George Cross - Question

Health Services - Question

Health: Screening - Questions

Heart Diseases - Question

HIV Infection - Question

Immigration Controls - Questions

In Vitro Fertilisation - Questions

Iraq - Question

Local Government: Pensions - Question

M6 - Question

Mental Health Services - Question

Mental Health Services: Children - Question

Mental Illness: Police Custody - Question

Military Decorations - Question

Ministerial Policy Advisers - Question

Nationality - Question

Nurses: Recruitment - Question

Nurses: Resignations - Question

Outdoor Education - Questions

Palestinians - Question

Parcels - Question

Roads: Construction - Question

Schools: Vocational Guidance - Question

Sierra Leone - Questions

Sovereignty: Scotland - Question

Sri Lanka - Question

St Helena - Question

Succession to the Crown Act 2013 - Question

Summertime - Question

Taxation - Question

UN Human Rights Council - Question

VAT - Question

World War I - Question





This Table of Contents lists subject headings, timelines and
names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Monday 15 Dec 2014

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House of Lords [15 Dec 2014]

2.30 pm

Introduction: The Lord Bishop of Southwark

2.37 pm

Death of a Member: Lord Knights - Announcement

2.42 pm

The Lord Speaker (Baroness D'Souza):

NHS: Medical Staff - Question

2.42 pm

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

Earl Howe:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):

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Earl Howe:

Lord Crisp (CB):

Earl Howe:

Lord Crisp:

Earl Howe:

Baroness Brinton (LD):

Earl Howe:

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Baroness Wall of New Barnet (Lab):

Earl Howe:

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (Con):

Earl Howe:

Higher Education: Financial Sustainability - Question

2.51 pm

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Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con):

Lord Sharkey (LD):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Hannay of Chiswick (CB):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Lab):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

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Baroness Benjamin (LD):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Giddens (Lab):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville (Con):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

The Archbishop of York:

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Devolution: Arts and Culture - Question

2.58 pm

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Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Con):

The Earl of Clancarty (CB):

Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Lord Wigley (PC):

Noble Lords:

Lord Wigley:

Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Lord Howarth of Newport (Lab):

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Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall (Lab):

Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Lord Elystan-Morgan (CB):

Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Lord Cormack (Con):

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Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Baroness Thornton (Lab):

Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Lord Lee of Trafford (LD):

Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry - Question

3.06 pm

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

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

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Lord Bates:

Lord Morris of Aberavon (Lab):

Lord Bates:

Baroness Newlove (Con):

Lord Bates:

Lord Rosser (Lab):

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Lord Bates:

Baroness Walmsley (LD):

Lord Bates:

Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015 - Motions to Approve

Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motions to Approve

3.13 pm

Column: 12

Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 - Motion to Approve

3.13 pm

Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014 - Motion to Approve

3.13 pm

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Motion to Approve

3.14 pm

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - Order of Consideration Motion

3.14 pm

Column: 13

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

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Lab):

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill - Report

3.16 pm

Clause 2: Social action

Amendment 1

Lord Lloyd of Berwick (CB):

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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (Con):


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3.30 pm

Lord Pannick (CB):

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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts:

Lord Pannick:


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Lord Blair of Boughton (CB):

Lord Hope of Craighead (CB):

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Lord Elystan-Morgan (CB):

Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe (CB):

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3.45 pm

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Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood (CB):

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Lord Beecham (Lab):


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Lord Pannick:

Lord Beecham:

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

4 pm

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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean (Con):

Lord Faulks:


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The Archbishop of York:

Lord Faulks:

Lord Pannick:

Lord Faulks:

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Column: 27

Lord Beecham:

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Lord Cormack (Con):

Column: 28

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

4.16 pm

Division on Amendment 1Contents 77; Not-Contents 222.Amendment 1 disagreed.

Division No. 1 [] [15 Dec 2014]

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4.28 pm

Clause 3: Responsibility

Amendment 1A

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts:

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Lord Beecham:

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Lord Pannick:

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Lord Goldsmith (Lab):

Lord Woolf (CB):

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood (CB):

Lord Hope of Craighead:

Lord Faulks:

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4.45 pm

Column: 35

Lord Woolf:

Lord Faulks:


Column: 36

Lord Pannick:

Lord Faulks:

Lord Beecham:

Lord Faulks:

Lord Beecham:

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Lord Faulks:

Lord Goldsmith:

Lord Faulks:

Lord Goldsmith:

Lord Faulks:


Column: 38

Lord Hope of Craighead:

Lord Faulks:

Lord Hope of Craighead:

Lord Faulks:


Column: 39

5 pm

Lord Beecham:

Lord Faulks:

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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts:

Amendment 2

Lord Beecham:

5.06 pm

Division on Amendment 2Contents 190; Not-Contents 238.Amendment 2 disagreed.

Division No. 2 [] [15 Dec 2014]

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5.20 pm

Clause 4: Heroism

Amendment 3

Lord Faulks:

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Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Lord Pannick:

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood:

Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe:

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5.30 pm

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts:

Lord Beecham:

Column: 47

Lord Faulks:

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

Lord Faulks:

Column: 48

Baroness Warnock (CB):

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood:

Lord Faulks:

Amendment 4

Lord Lloyd of Berwick:

UK Armed Forces in Iraq - Statement

5.40 pm

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

Column: 49

5.42 pm

Lord Rosser (Lab):

Column: 50

5.44 pm

Lord Astor of Hever:

5.46 pm

Lord Jay of Ewelme (CB):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord King of Bridgwater (Con):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Column: 51

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill (LD):


Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Ind Lab):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Spicer (Con):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Spicer:

Lord Astor of Hever:

The Marquess of Lothian (Con):

Column: 52

Lord Astor of Hever:

Earl Attlee (Con):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (Con):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Northern Ireland: Talks Process - Statement

5.53 pm

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6.01 pm

Lord McAvoy (Lab):

6.02 pm

Baroness Randerson:

Column: 55

6.04 pm

Lord Alderdice (LD):

Baroness Randerson:

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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass (Ind UU):

Baroness Jolly (LD):

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass:

Baroness Randerson:

National Parliaments (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note

6.11 pm

Column: 57

Lord Boswell of Aynho (Non-Afl):

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Lord Spicer (Con):

Column: 60

Lord Boswell of Aynho:

6.16 pm

Baroness Quin (Lab):

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6.34 pm

Lord Teverson (LD):


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6.44 pm

Lord Wilson of Tillyorn (CB):

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6.51 pm

Lord Tugendhat (Con):


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7.01 pm

Lord Davies of Stamford (Lab):


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Column: 72

7.11 pm

Baroness Smith of Newnham (LD):


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7.20 pm

Lord Hannay of Chiswick (CB):


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Lord Davies of Stamford:

Lord Hannay of Chiswick:


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7.31 pm

Lord Judd (Lab):


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Column: 79

7.41 pm

Lord Maclennan of Rogart (LD):


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7.53 pm

The Earl of Sandwich (CB):


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8.01 pm

Lord Inglewood (Con):


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8.09 pm

Lord Bowness (Con):


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8.17 pm

Lord Jay of Ewelme (CB):


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8.23 pm

Baroness Morgan of Ely (Lab):

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Lord Davies of Stamford:

Baroness Morgan of Ely:


Column: 91

8.35 pm

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

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Lord Spicer:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:


Column: 94

Lord Judd:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

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Lord Judd:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:


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8.55 pm

Lord Boswell of Aynho:

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Insurance Bill [HL] - Reported from Committee

Column: GC1

Grand Committee [15 Dec 2014]

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

3.30 pm

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Geddes) (Con):

National Insurance Contributions Bill - Committee

3.30 pm

Clause 1: Reform of Class 2 contributions

Lord Davies of Oldham (Lab):


Column: GC2

Lord Newby (LD):

Column: GC3

Clause 3: Application of Parts 4 and 5 of FA 2014 to national insurance contributions

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Column: GC4

3.45 pm

Column: GC5

Lord Newby:


Column: GC6

Clause 5: Categorisation of earners etc: anti-avoidance

Lord Davies of Oldham:


Column: GC7

4 pm

Column: GC8

Lord Newby:


Column: GC9

Column: GC10

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

4.14 pm

Lord Newby (LD):

Column: GC11

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Geddes) (Con):

4.17 pm
4.29 pm

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Newby:

Column: GC12


Column: GC13


Column: GC14

Lord Flight (Con):


Column: GC15

Lord Tunnicliffe (Lab):

Column: GC16

4.45 pm

Column: GC17


Column: GC18

Lord Newby:

Lord Flight:

Lord Newby:

Column: GC19

5 pm

Lord Tunnicliffe:

Lord Newby:


Column: GC20

5.06 pm
5.20 pm

Lord Newby:

Column: GC21

Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

5.23 pm

Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014 - Motion to Consider

5.23 pm

Column: GC22

Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

5.23 pm

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014 - Motion to Consider

5.24 pm

Lord Newby (LD):

Column: GC23


Column: GC24

5.30 pm

Column: GC25

Lord Tunnicliffe (Lab):

Column: GC26

Column: WS1

Written Statements [15 Dec 2014]

Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Statement

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

Benefit Cap Review - Statement

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

Column: WS2

Column: WS3

Charter for Budget Responsibility - Statement

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):


Column: WS4

Correction to Lords Written Answer - Statement

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


Column: WS5

OSCE Ministerial Council - Statement

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Anelay of St Johns) (Con):

Column: WS6

Public Sector Pension Reform - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con):


Column: WS7


Column: WS8


Column: WS9

Column: WS10

Column: WA1

Written Answers [15 Dec 2014]

A303 - Question

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

Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Anelay of St Johns) (Con):

Column: WA2

Asylum: Homosexuality - Question

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

Autism - Questions

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

Column: WA3

BBC Media Action - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (Baroness Northover) (LD):

British Transport Police: Scotland - Question

Column: WA4

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

Business: Taxation - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):

Cancer - Question

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

Column: WA5

College Green - Question

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Sewel):

Colombia - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Anelay of St Johns) (Con):

Column: WA6

Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):

Cybercrime - Question

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


Column: WA7

Dementia - Question

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

EU Budget: Contributions - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):

Column: WA9

European Commission - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Anelay of St Johns) (Con):

European Union - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Anelay of St Johns) (Con):

European Union Crime Prevention Network - Question

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

Column: WA10

Female Genital Mutilation - Question

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

Females: Equality - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (Baroness Northover) (LD):

Financial Services: Taxation - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):

Freedom of Expression - Question

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

Future of the Home Care Workforce Commission - Question

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

Column: WA12

George Cross - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

Health Services - Question

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

Column: WA13

Health: Screening - Questions

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

Column: WA14

Heart Diseases - Question

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

HIV Infection - Question

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

Column: WA15

Immigration Controls - Questions

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

Lord Bates:

Column: WA16

In Vitro Fertilisation - Questions

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

Earl Howe:

Earl Howe:

Iraq - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (Baroness Northover) (LD):

Local Government: Pensions - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con):

Column: WA18

M6 - Question

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

Mental Health Services - Question

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

Column: WA19

Mental Health Services: Children - Question

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

Mental Illness: Police Custody - Question

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


Column: WA20

Military Decorations - Question

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

Ministerial Policy Advisers - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

Nationality - Question

Column: WA21

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

Nurses: Recruitment - Question

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

Nurses: Resignations - Question

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

Outdoor Education - Questions

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

Column: WA22

Lord Nash:

Palestinians - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (Baroness Northover) (LD):

Parcels - Question

Column: WA23

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

Roads: Construction - Question

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


Column: WA24

Schools: Vocational Guidance - Question

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

Sierra Leone - Questions

Column: WA25

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (Baroness Northover) (LD):

Baroness Northover:

Sovereignty: Scotland - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

Column: WA26

Sri Lanka - Question

The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Livingston of Parkhead) (Con):

St Helena - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (Baroness Northover) (LD):

Succession to the Crown Act 2013 - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

Column: WA27

Summertime - Question

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

Taxation - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):

UN Human Rights Council - Question

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Anelay of St Johns) (Con):

Column: WA28

VAT - Question

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Deighton) (Con):

World War I - Question

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

Column: WA29

Column: WA30