Table of Contents for
Wednesday 7 Jan 2015

Volume No. 758Part No. 80

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House of Lords

Property: London Lettings - Question

Economy: Prosperity of Towns - Question

Disabled Students’ Allowance - Question

Climate Change: UN Conference - Question

NHS: Accident and Emergency Services - Statement

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] - Third Reading

Stormont House Agreement - Statement

Pension Schemes Bill - Committee (1st Day)

Amendment 1

Clause 8: Introduction and definition

Amendment 2


Clause 9: Duty to set targets for collective benefits

Amendment 3

Amendment 4

Clause 10: Policy about factors used to determine each benefit

Amendment 5

Clause 11: Power to impose requirements about factors used to determine each benefit

Amendment 7

Clause 14: Statement of investment strategy

Amendment 8

Clause 15: Investment performance reports

Clause 21: Policy for dealing with a deficit or surplus

Amendment 11

Clause 25: Policy for calculating cash equivalent of benefits

Amendment 13

Clause 27: Requirement to wind up scheme in specified circumstances

Amendment 14

Amendments 15 and 16

Clause 32: Publication etc of documents

Amendments 17 and 18

Amendment 19

Clause 37: Duty to act in the best interests of members

Amendment 21

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill - First Reading

NHS: Medical Competence and Skill - Question for Short Debate

Pension Schemes Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued)

Amendment 22

Clause 43: Power to create other exemptions from indexation

Amendment 22A

Clause 44: Removal of requirement to maintain register of independent trustees

Clause 45: Rules about modification of schemes

Amendment 23

Amendment 23A

Schedule 2: Other amendments to do with Parts 1 and 2

Amendments 24 to 28

Grand Committee

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - Committee (1st Day)

Amendment 1

Clause 1: Power to invalidate certain restrictive terms of business contracts

Amendment 2

Clause 3: Companies: duty to publish report on payment practices

Amendment 3

Amendment 5

Amendment 8

Amendment 12

Clause 4: Small and medium sized businesses: information to credit reference agencies

Amendment 13

Amendment 16


Clause 5: Small and medium sized businesses: information to finance platforms

Amendment 18A

Clause 6: Sections 4 and 5: supplementary

Amendment 20

Amendments 22 and 23

Clause 7: Sections 4 to 6: interpretation

Amendments 27 to 29

Clause 10: Disclosure of exporter information

Amendment 30

Clause 11: Power of the Secretary of State under section 1 of the EIGA 1991

Amendment 31

Clause 12: EIGA 1991: further amendments

Written Statements

Forced Labour Convention - Statement

Hatfield Colliery Partnership Limited - Statement

Written Answers

Alcoholic Drinks: Imports - Question

Asylum: Syria - Questions

Bills - Question

British Nationality: Assessments - Question

Counter-terrorism and Security Bill - Questions

Economic and Monetary Union - Question

Entry Clearances: Israel - Question

Holiday Accommodation: Greater London - Questions

Radicalism - Question

Voting Rights: Young People - Question





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Wednesday 7 Jan 2015

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House of Lords [7 Jan 2015]

3 pm

Property: London Lettings - Question

3.06 pm

Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Con):

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

Baroness Gardner of Parkes:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Baroness Donaghy (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

The Earl of Lytton (CB):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Baroness Grender (LD):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Baroness Hooper (Con):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Economy: Prosperity of Towns - Question

3.14 pm

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Lord Greaves (LD):

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

Lord Greaves:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Wills (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Naseby (Con):

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Lord Teverson (LD):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Clark of Windermere (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Disabled Students’ Allowance - Question

3.22 pm

Lord Addington (LD):

Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con):

Lord Addington:

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Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Baroness Uddin (Non-Afl):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Baroness Grey-Thompson (CB):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Lab):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

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Baroness Brinton (LD):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Climate Change: UN Conference - Question

3.27 pm

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

The Lord Bishop of St Albans:

Baroness Verma:

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Lord Vinson (Con):

Baroness Verma:

Lord Rooker (Lab):

Baroness Verma:

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Lord Cormack (Con):

Lord Avebury (LD):

Baroness Verma:

NHS: Accident and Emergency Services - Statement

3.36 pm

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


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3.41 pm

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):

Earl Howe:

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3.44 pm

Lord Tebbit (Con):

Earl Howe:

Lord Kinnock (Lab):

Earl Howe:

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Baroness Barker (LD):

Earl Howe:

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (CB):

Earl Howe:

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall (Lab):

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Earl Howe:

Baroness Knight of Collingtree (Con):

Earl Howe:

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] - Third Reading

3.52 pm

Stormont House Agreement - Statement

3.53 pm

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

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4.02 pm

Lord McAvoy (Lab):

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4.07 pm

Baroness Randerson:

4.11 pm

Lord Mawhinney (Con):

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Baroness Randerson:

Lord Shutt of Greetland (LD):

Lord Kilclooney (CB):

Lord Christopher (Lab):

Baroness Garden of Frognal (LD):

Lord Shutt of Greetland:

Baroness Randerson:

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Baroness O'Loan (CB):

Lord Kilclooney:

Baroness O'Loan:

Baroness Garden of Frognal:

Baroness O'Loan:

Baroness Randerson:

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Lord Dubs (Lab):

Baroness Randerson:

Baroness Harris of Richmond (LD):

Baroness Randerson:

Lord Kilclooney:

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Baroness Randerson:

Lord Christopher:

Baroness Randerson:

Lord Morrow (DUP):

Baroness Randerson:

Lord Cormack (Con):

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Baroness Randerson:

Lord Bew (CB):

Baroness Randerson:

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean (Con):

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Baroness Randerson:

Pension Schemes Bill - Committee (1st Day)

4.32 pm

Amendment 1

Lord Bradley (Lab):


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Baroness Drake (Lab):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Con):


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4.45 pm

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Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Drake:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Lord Bradley:


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Clause 8: Introduction and definition

Amendment 2

Lord Bradley:

5 pm

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Lord German (LD):


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Baroness Drake:


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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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Baroness Drake:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Drake:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Lord Bradley:

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5.30 pm

Clause 9: Duty to set targets for collective benefits

Amendment 3

Lord Bradley:


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Baroness Drake:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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5.45 pm

Lord Bradley:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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Lord Bradley:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord Bradley:

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6 pm

Amendment 4

Lord Bradley:


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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord Bradley:

Clause 10: Policy about factors used to determine each benefit

Amendment 5

Lord McAvoy (Lab):

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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6.15 pm

Lord McAvoy:

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Clause 11: Power to impose requirements about factors used to determine each benefit

Amendment 7

Lord Bradley:


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Lord German:

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Lord Bradley:

Baroness Drake:


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6.30 pm

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord Bradley:

Clause 14: Statement of investment strategy

Amendment 8

Lord McAvoy:


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Baroness Drake:


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6.45 pm

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord McAvoy:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Lord McAvoy:

Clause 15: Investment performance reports

Clause 21: Policy for dealing with a deficit or surplus

Amendment 11

Lord Bradley:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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7 pm

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Lord Bradley:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Lord Bradley:

Clause 25: Policy for calculating cash equivalent of benefits

Amendment 13

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Lord McAvoy:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord McAvoy:

Clause 27: Requirement to wind up scheme in specified circumstances

Amendment 14

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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7.15 pm

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Lord Bradley:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Amendments 15 and 16

Clause 32: Publication etc of documents

Amendments 17 and 18

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Amendment 19

Lord Bradley:


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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Lord Bradley:

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Clause 37: Duty to act in the best interests of members

Amendment 21

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill - First Reading

7.29 pm

NHS: Medical Competence and Skill - Question for Short Debate

7.29 pm

Lord Parekh (Lab):

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7.39 pm

Viscount Bridgeman (Con):


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7.44 pm

The Countess of Mar (CB):


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7.51 pm

Lord Selsdon (Con):


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7.57 pm

Lord Turnberg (Lab):

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8.02 pm

Lord Bhatia (Non-Afl):


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8.06 pm

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):


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8.13 pm

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


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8.26 pm

Pension Schemes Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued)

8.29 pm

Amendment 22

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Lord German (LD):


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Baroness Drake (Lab):


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8.45 pm

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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LD):

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Lord Bradley (Lab):

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Con):


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9 pm

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Lord German:

Clause 43: Power to create other exemptions from indexation

Amendment 22A

Lord Holmes of Richmond (Con):


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9.15 pm

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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Lord Holmes of Richmond:

Clause 44: Removal of requirement to maintain register of independent trustees

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Lord McAvoy (Lab):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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Clause 45: Rules about modification of schemes

Amendment 23

Amendment 23A

Lord Bradley:

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9.30 pm

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Baroness Drake:


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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord Bradley:

Schedule 2: Other amendments to do with Parts 1 and 2

Amendments 24 to 28

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Grand Committee [7 Jan 2015]

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - Committee (1st Day)

3.45 pm

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

Amendment 1

Lord Mitchell (Lab):


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Baroness Wheatcroft (Con):

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


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4 pm

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Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan (Lab):

Baroness Neville-Rolfe:

Lord Flight (Con):

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Lord Cotter (LD):

Lord Mitchell:

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Clause 1: Power to invalidate certain restrictive terms of business contracts

Amendment 2

Lord Mitchell:


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4.15 pm

Column: GC36

Baroness Neville-Rolfe:

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Lord Mitchell:

Clause 3: Companies: duty to publish report on payment practices

Amendment 3

Lord Mendelsohn (Lab):


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4.30 pm

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Lord Flight:

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Lord Stoneham of Droxford (LD):


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Lord Cope of Berkeley (Con):

4.45 pm

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Lord Cotter:

5 pm

Lord Mitchell:

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Baroness Harding of Winscombe (Con):

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe:


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5.15 pm

Lord Mendelsohn:

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Amendment 5

Lord Flight:

Baroness Neville-Rolfe:

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Lord Flight:

Amendment 8

Baroness Neville-Rolfe:


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Lord Bach (Lab):

5.30 pm

Lord Deben (Con):

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe:

Amendment 12

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Lab):

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Baroness Donaghy (Lab):


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5.45 pm

Baroness Neville-Rolfe:


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Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan:

Baroness Neville-Rolfe:

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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:

Clause 4: Small and medium sized businesses: information to credit reference agencies

Amendment 13

Lord Mitchell:

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6 pm

Lord Newby (LD):

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Baroness Byford (Con):

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Lord Newby:

Baroness Wheatcroft:

Lord Newby:

Lord Mitchell:

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Amendment 16

Lord Newby:

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:

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6.15 pm

Clause 5: Small and medium sized businesses: information to finance platforms

Amendment 18A

Lord Leigh of Hurley (Con):


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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:

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Lord Flight:

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Lord Newby:


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6.30 pm

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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:

Lord Newby:


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Lord Leigh of Hurley:

Clause 6: Sections 4 and 5: supplementary

Amendment 20

Amendments 22 and 23

Clause 7: Sections 4 to 6: interpretation

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Amendments 27 to 29

Clause 10: Disclosure of exporter information

Amendment 30

Clause 11: Power of the Secretary of State under section 1 of the EIGA 1991

Amendment 31

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:


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6.45 pm

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe:

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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:


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Clause 12: EIGA 1991: further amendments

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Written Statements [7 Jan 2015]

Forced Labour Convention - Statement

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

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Hatfield Colliery Partnership Limited - Statement

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

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Written Answers [7 Jan 2015]

Alcoholic Drinks: Imports - Question

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

Asylum: Syria - Questions

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

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Lord Bates:

Bills - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

British Nationality: Assessments - Question

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

Counter-terrorism and Security Bill - Questions

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

Lord Bates:

Column: WA226

Lord Bates:

Economic and Monetary Union - Question

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

Entry Clearances: Israel - Question

Column: WA227

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

Holiday Accommodation: Greater London - Questions

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


Column: WA228

Radicalism - Question

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

Voting Rights: Young People - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):