Table of Contents for
Monday 21 Dec 2015

Volume No. 767Part No. 88

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House of Lords

Death of a Member: Lord Janner of Braunstone - Announcement

Railways: Suicides - Question

VAT: Evasion - Question

Pregnancy: Neural Tube Defects - Question

Counterterrorism: Muslim Communities - Question

European Council - Private Notice Question

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Committee (4th Day)

Clause 3: Support for troubled families: reporting obligation

Amendment 70

Clause 7: Benefit cap

Amendment 72

Amendment 73

Amendment 75

Amendment 76

Clause 8: Review of benefit cap

Clause 9: Freeze of certain social security benefits for four tax years

Amendment 95

Banks: Vulnerable Customers - Question for Short Debate

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued)

Amendment 97

Clause 10: Freeze of certain tax credit amounts for four tax years

Clause 16: Loans for mortgage interest etc

Amendment 103A

Clause 20: Expenses of paying sums in respect of vehicle hire etc

Amendment 104AA

Amendment 104B





This Table of Contents lists subject headings, timelines and
names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Monday 21 Dec 2015

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House of Lords [21 Dec 2015]

2.30 pm

Death of a Member: Lord Janner of Braunstone - Announcement

2.36 pm

The Lord Speaker (Baroness D'Souza):

Railways: Suicides - Question

2.36 pm

Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Lab):

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport and Home Office (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con):

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Lord Balfe (Con):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Baroness Hollins (CB):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

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Baroness Randerson (LD):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Rosser (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Cormack (Con):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

VAT: Evasion - Question

2.44 pm

Lord Ashton of Hyde (Con):

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Lord Lucas (Con):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Davies of Oldham (Lab):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Leigh of Hurley (Con):

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Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Lea of Crondall (Lab):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Baroness Janke (LD):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton (Lab):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Lab):

Lord Ashton of Hyde:

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Pregnancy: Neural Tube Defects - Question

2.51 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Prior of Brampton) (Con):

Lord Rooker (Lab):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

Baroness Walmsley (LD):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

Baroness Hayman (CB):

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Lord Prior of Brampton:

Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Con):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

Lord Turnberg (Lab):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

Lord Blunkett (Lab):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

Lord Patel (CB):

Lord Prior of Brampton:

Counterterrorism: Muslim Communities - Question

2.59 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport and Home Office (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con):

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Lord Pearson of Rannoch (UKIP):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Morris of Handsworth (Lab):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

The Lord Bishop of Peterborough:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Lamont of Lerwick (Con):

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Noble Lords:

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Singh of Wimbledon (CB):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Paddick (LD):

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Lord Rosser (Lab):

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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

European Council - Private Notice Question

3.07 pm

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

Lord Boswell of Aynho (Non-Afl):

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

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Baroness Morgan of Ely (Lab):

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Con):

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

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

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

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Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Lord Robathan (Con):

Noble Lords:

Lord Tomlinson (Lab):

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Lord Garel-Jones (Con):

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Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Lab):

Baroness Anelay of St Johns:

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Committee (4th Day)

3.18 pm

Baroness Hayman (CB):

Lord Cormack (Con):

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Clause 3: Support for troubled families: reporting obligation

Amendment 70

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

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Baroness Manzoor (LD):

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope (LD):

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3.30 pm

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Lord Farmer (Con):


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Lord Beecham (Lab):


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The Earl of Listowel (CB):

3.45 pm

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Con):

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Lord Beecham:

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:

Baroness Sherlock:


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Lord Elton (Con):

Clause 7: Benefit cap

Amendment 72

Baroness Sherlock:


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4 pm

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Lab):

Lord Blencathra (Con):

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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4.15 pm

Baroness Manzoor:

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Baroness Meacher (CB):


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Baroness Pitkeathley (Lab):


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The Earl of Listowel:

Lord Lansley (Con):

4.30 pm

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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Lord Lansley:

Baroness Meacher:

Lord Lansley:

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Lord Blencathra:

Lord Lansley:

The Lord Bishop of Durham:


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Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):

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4.45 pm

Lord Blencathra:

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Lord Blencathra:

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Lord Blencathra:

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Lord Blencathra:

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Lord Beecham:

Lord Elton (Con):

Lord Beecham:

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5 pm

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud) (Con):

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Lord Freud:

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope:

Lord Freud:

Lord Oates (LD):

Lord Freud:


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5.15 pm

Lord Freud:

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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

The Lord Bishop of Durham:

Lord Freud:

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A noble Baroness:

Lord Freud:


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Lord Freud:

5.30 pm

The Earl of Listowel:

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Sherlock:


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Amendment 73

Lord Best (CB):

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5.45 pm

Lord Kerslake (CB):


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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

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Lord Freud:


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6 pm

The Earl of Listowel:

Lord Freud:

Lord Best:

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Amendment 75

Baroness Meacher:


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Baroness Pitkeathley:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Pitkeathley:

The Earl of Listowel:


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Baroness Pitkeathley:

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6.15 pm

Lord Blencathra:

Baroness Meacher:

Lord Blencathra:

Baroness Sherlock:

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The Lord Bishop of Southwark:

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Baroness Drake (Lab):

6.30 pm

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Lord Freud:

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Meacher:

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6.45 pm

Amendment 76

Baroness Sherlock:


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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Lord Freud:

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7 pm

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:


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Lord Freud:

Baroness Sherlock:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Sherlock:

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7.15 pm

Clause 8: Review of benefit cap

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Clause 9: Freeze of certain social security benefits for four tax years

Amendment 95

Baroness Sherlock:


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope:


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7.30 pm

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The Lord Bishop of Durham:

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:


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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:

Baroness Sherlock:

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Banks: Vulnerable Customers - Question for Short Debate

7.45 pm

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Lab):


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7.53 pm

Baroness Janke (LD):


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7.58 pm

Lord Cashman (Lab):


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8.06 pm

Lord Soley (Lab):


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8.16 pm

Lord Ashton of Hyde (Con):

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8.28 pm

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued)

8.45 pm

Amendment 97

Baroness Pitkeathley (Lab):

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Lab):


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Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

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9 pm

The Lord Bishop of Durham:

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Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Con):


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Baroness Pitkeathley:

Clause 10: Freeze of certain tax credit amounts for four tax years

Clause 16: Loans for mortgage interest etc

Amendment 103A

Baroness Sherlock:

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9.15 pm

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Baroness Manzoor (LD):


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Lord Curry of Kirkharle (CB):


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Lord Young of Cookham (Con):

9.30 pm

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud) (Con):


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The Lord Bishop of Durham:

9.45 pm

Baroness Sherlock:


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Lord Freud:

Baroness Sherlock:

Lord Freud:

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Baroness Sherlock:

Clause 20: Expenses of paying sums in respect of vehicle hire etc

Amendment 104AA

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope (LD):


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10 pm

Lord Rooker (Lab):


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Lord Davies of Stamford (Lab):

Lord Rooker:

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10.15 pm

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Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):


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Lord Freud:


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Lord Davies of Stamford:

Lord Freud:

Lord Rooker:

Lord Freud:

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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

10.30 pm

Lord Freud:

Lord Oates (LD):

Lord Freud:

Lord McKenzie of Luton:

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Lord Freud:

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope:

Amendment 104B

Earl Cathcart (Con):

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

10.45 pm

Earl Cathcart:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Earl Cathcart:

Lord Best (CB):


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The Earl of Listowel (CB):

Baroness Sherlock:


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Lord Freud:

11 pm

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Lord Freud:

Earl Cathcart:

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