Table of Contents for
Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

Volume No. 759Part No. 107

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House of Lords

Small Businesses: Finance - Question

Broadband - Question

Soil Quality - Question

Leisure Industry: Turban-wearing Sikhs - Question

House of Commons Commission Bill - First Reading

Ukraine - Statement

Modern Slavery Bill - Report (2nd Day)

Clause 48: Child trafficking advocates

Amendment 52

Amendment 54

Amendment 57

Amendment 61

Amendment 62

Amendments 63 and 64

Amendments 66 and 67

Amendment 68

Amendment 70

Amendments 72 and 73

Clause 49: Guidance about identifying and supporting victims

Amendment 74

Amendments 76 and 77

Amendment 81

Amendment 82

Clause 50: Presumption about age

Amendments 83 to 86

Clause 51: Duty to notify Secretary of State about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking

Amendment 87

Amendment 88

Amendment 89

Amendment 90

Amendment 92

Mental Health Services - Question for Short Debate

Modern Slavery Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued)

Clause 52: Transparency in supply chains etc

Amendment 93

Amendment 97

Amendment 99

Amendments 100 and 101

Schedule 4: Minor and consequential amendments

Amendment 102

Amendments 103 to 105

Clause 55: Regulations

Amendments 106 to 113

In the Title

Amendment 114

Pension Schemes Bill - Returned from the Commons

Grand Committee

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

Employment Allowance (Care and Support Workers) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

Childcare Payments (Eligibility) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider





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names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

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House of Lords [25 Feb 2015]

3 pm

Small Businesses: Finance - Question

3.07 pm

Lord Newby (LD):

Lord Harrison (Lab):

Lord Newby:

Lord Cotter (LD):

Lord Newby:

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Baroness Sharples (Con):

Lord Newby:

Lord Lea of Crondall (Lab):

Lord Newby:

Lord Scriven (LD):

Lord Newby:

Lord Davies of Oldham (Lab):

Lord Newby:

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville (Con):

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Lord Newby:

Lord McFall of Alcluith (Lab):

Lord Newby:

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Lab):

Lord Newby:

Broadband - Question

3.14 pm

Lord Ashton of Hyde (Con):

Lord Holmes of Richmond (Con):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

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Lord Mitchell (Lab):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Blencathra (Con):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

The Lord Bishop of Carlisle:

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Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Collins of Highbury (Lab):

Lord Clement-Jones (LD):

Noble Lords:

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) (Con):

Lord Collins of Highbury:

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Clement-Jones:

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Baroness O'Cathain (Con):

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Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Soil Quality - Question

3.23 pm

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

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (LD):

Lord De Mauley:

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The Countess of Mar (CB):

Lord De Mauley:

Lord Clark of Windermere (Lab):

Lord Tebbit (Con):

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) (Con):

Noble Lords:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Lord Clark of Windermere:

Lord De Mauley:

Lord Tebbit:

Lord De Mauley:

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Lord Grantchester (Lab):

Lord De Mauley:

Baroness Walmsley (LD):

Lord De Mauley:

Leisure Industry: Turban-wearing Sikhs - Question

3.30 pm

Baroness Garden of Frognal (LD):

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Baroness Thornton (Lab):

Baroness Garden of Frognal:

Lord Singh of Wimbledon (CB):

Baroness Garden of Frognal:

Lord Dholakia (LD):

Baroness Garden of Frognal:

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Baroness Garden of Frognal:

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House of Commons Commission Bill - First Reading

3.37 pm

Ukraine - Statement

3.38 pm

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3.42 pm

Lord Rosser (Lab):

Lord Astor of Hever:

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Baroness Falkner of Margravine (LD):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Elystan-Morgan (CB):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Morris of Aberavon (Lab):

Lord Astor of Hever:

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Lord Hurd of Westwell (Con):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Anderson of Swansea (Lab):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Cromwell (CB):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Baroness Rawlings (Con):

Lord Astor of Hever:

Lord Hylton (CB):

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Lord Astor of Hever:

Modern Slavery Bill - Report (2nd Day)

3.52 pm

Clause 48: Child trafficking advocates

Amendment 52

Baroness Butler-Sloss (CB):

Lord McColl of Dulwich (Con):

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4 pm

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Baroness Howe of Idlicote (CB):

Baroness Howarth of Breckland (CB):


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Baroness Howe of Idlicote:

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4.15 pm

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (Con):


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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Lab):

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Baroness Hamwee (LD):


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


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4.30 pm

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Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Lord Bates:

Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Lord Bates:

Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Lord Bates:


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Baroness Hamwee:

Lord Bates:

Baroness Howe of Idlicote:

Lord Bates:

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Baroness Howe of Idlicote:

Lord Bates:

4.45 pm

Baroness Butler-Sloss:

Noble Lords:

Baroness Butler-Sloss:

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Amendment 54

Amendment 57

Amendment 61

Amendment 62

Amendments 63 and 64

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Amendments 66 and 67

Amendment 68

Amendment 70

Amendments 72 and 73

Clause 49: Guidance about identifying and supporting victims

Amendment 74

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Lord McColl of Dulwich:


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5 pm

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Lord Morrow (DUP):


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Baroness Grey-Thompson (CB):

5.15 pm

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Baroness Howe of Idlicote:

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Baroness Howarth of Breckland:

Baroness Hamwee:

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5.30 pm

Lord Rosser (Lab):

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Lord Bates:


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5.45 pm

Lord Mackay of Clashfern (Con):

Lord Bates:

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Lord McColl of Dulwich:

Amendments 76 and 77

Amendment 81

Amendment 82

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Clause 50: Presumption about age

Amendments 83 to 86

Clause 51: Duty to notify Secretary of State about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking

Amendment 87

Amendment 88

Baroness Garden of Frognal (LD):


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Amendment 89

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Amendment 90

Lord Hylton (CB):

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6 pm

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

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The Lord Bishop of Carlisle:

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Baroness Hanham (Con):


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Lab):


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6.15 pm

Baroness Butler-Sloss:


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The Earl of Sandwich (CB):

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger:

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Lord Young of Norwood Green (Lab):

Lord Horam (Con):


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Baroness Hamwee:

6.30 pm

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville (Con):


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Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (CB):

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon (Lab):

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Baroness Howe of Idlicote:

6.45 pm

Lord Bates:

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Lord Hylton:

6.59 pm

Division on Amendment 90Contents 183; Not-Contents 176.Amendment 90 agreed.

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Division No. 1 [] [25 Feb 2015]

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7.11 pm

Amendment 92

The Lord Bishop of Derby:

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7.15 pm

Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB):

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Baroness Suttie (LD):

Lord Judd (Lab):

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Lord Rosser:

7.30 pm

Lord Bates:


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The Lord Bishop of Derby:

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Mental Health Services - Question for Short Debate

7.41 pm

The Earl of Listowel (CB):


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7.51 pm

Baroness Stedman-Scott (Con):

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7.56 pm

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe (Lab):


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8 pm

Baroness Tyler of Enfield (LD):

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8.04 pm

The Lord Bishop of St Albans:


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8.09 pm

Baroness Uddin (Non-Afl):


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8.13 pm

Lord Addington (LD):


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8.16 pm

Lord Ramsbotham (CB):


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8.20 pm

Lord Bradley (Lab):

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8.25 pm

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


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Modern Slavery Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued)

8.39 pm

Clause 52: Transparency in supply chains etc

Amendment 93

Baroness Young of Hornsey (CB):


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8.45 pm

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Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB):

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9 pm

Baroness Butler-Sloss (CB):


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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley (Lab):

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Baroness Hamwee (LD):

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9.15 pm

The Lord Bishop of Derby:


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Baroness Mobarik (Con):

The Earl of Sandwich (CB):


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Lord Rosser (Lab):

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

9.30 pm

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Lord Alton of Liverpool:

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Lord Bates:

Baroness Young of Hornsey:

Amendment 97

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Amendment 99

Amendments 100 and 101

Schedule 4: Minor and consequential amendments

Amendment 102

Baroness Garden of Frognal (LD):

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Amendments 103 to 105

Clause 55: Regulations

Amendments 106 to 113

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In the Title

Amendment 114

Lord Bates:

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon (Lab):

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10 pm

Lord Bates:

Pension Schemes Bill - Returned from the Commons

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Grand Committee [25 Feb 2015]

Arrangement of Business - Announcement

3.45 pm

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Baroness Andrews) (Lab):

Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

3.45 pm

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

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Lord Liddle (Lab):


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4 pm

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (LD):

Lord Judd (Lab):

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4.15 pm

Lord Inglewood (Con):

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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (GP):

Lord Teverson (LD):

Lord Avebury (LD):

Lord Judd:

Lord Avebury:


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4.30 pm

Baroness Worthington (Lab):

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Lord Empey (UUP):

Lord Judd:

Baroness Worthington:

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Baroness Verma:

Lord Liddle:

Lord Inglewood:

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Baroness Verma:


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4.45 pm

Lord Inglewood:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Judd:

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Baroness Verma:

Lord Judd:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Hunt of Chesterton (Lab):

Baroness Verma:

Lord Hunt of Chesterton:

Baroness Verma:

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Lord Avebury:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Liddle:

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Baroness Verma:

Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

4.59 pm

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

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Baroness Worthington (Lab):

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5.15 pm

Lord Empey (UUP):


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Baroness Verma:


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Baroness Worthington:

Baroness Verma:

Lord Empey:

Baroness Verma:

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

5.27 pm

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Con):

5.30 pm

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Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB):

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Baroness Donaghy (Lab):

Lord Alton of Liverpool:


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5.45 pm

Lord Avebury (LD):


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Baroness Donaghy:


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6 pm

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):


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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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Lord Alton of Liverpool:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Lord Alton of Liverpool:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

6.15 pm

Lord Avebury:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

6.19 pm

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Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

6.20 pm

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Con):


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Lord Rooker (Lab):

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope (LD):

Lord Rooker:


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6.30 pm

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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope:


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6.45 pm

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Sherlock:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:


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The Deputy Chairman of Committees (The Countess of Mar) (CB):

7 pm
7.09 pm

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Sherlock:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Sherlock:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

7.16 pm

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

7.16 pm

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Con):

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Baroness Drake (Lab):


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7.30 pm

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Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Baroness Drake:

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Employment Allowance (Care and Support Workers) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

7.43 pm

Lord Newby (LD):

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Lord Tunnicliffe (Lab):


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Lord Newby:

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Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2015 - Motion to Consider

7.58 pm

Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

7.58 pm

Childcare Payments (Eligibility) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Consider

8 pm

Lord Newby (LD):

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Lord Tunnicliffe (Lab):

8.15 pm

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Lord Newby: