Table of Contents for
Monday 25 Jan 2016

Volume No. 768Part No. 98

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House of Lords

Overseas Domestic Workers Visa - Question

Housing Benefit: Social Housing Units - Question

Flooding: Relief Effort - Question

Forests: Coal-bed Methane Extraction - Question

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill - First Reading

Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (Variation of Schedule 8) (England) Order 2015 - Motion to Approve

Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Report (1st Day)

Amendment 1

Amendment 2

Child Refugees - Statement

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued)

Clause 4: Workless households and educational attainment: reporting obligations

Amendment 3

Amendment 5

Amendment 8

Clause 5: Social Mobility Commission

Amendment 15

Clause 7: Benefit cap

Amendment 24

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Regret

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued)

Amendment 25

Amendment 26

Amendment 26A

Amendment 27

Amendment 28

Clause 8: Review of benefit cap

Amendments 29 and 30

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

Amendment 31

Amendment 32

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





This Table of Contents lists subject headings, timelines and
names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Monday 25 Jan 2016

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House of Lords [25 Jan 2016]

2.30 pm

Overseas Domestic Workers Visa - Question

2.36 pm

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Bates) (Con):

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley (Lab):

Lord Bates:

Lord Hylton (CB):

Lord Bates:

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Baroness Barker (LD):

Lord Bates:

Lord Rosser (Lab):

Lord Bates:

Lord Dholakia (LD):

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Lord Bates:

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton (Lab):

Lord Bates:

Housing Benefit: Social Housing Units - Question

2.44 pm

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

Baroness McDonagh (Lab):

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Con):

Lord Freud:

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe (Lab):

Lord Freud:

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LD):

Lord Freud:

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Lord Skelmersdale (Con):

Lord Freud:

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

Lord Freud:

Flooding: Relief Effort - Question

2.51 pm

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

Lord Lennie (Lab):

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Baroness Williams of Trafford

Lord Cormack (Con):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Shipley (LD):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Clark of Windermere (Lab):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Con):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Wigley (PC):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (GP):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Lord Beecham (Lab):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

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Lord Campbell-Savours (Lab):

Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Forests: Coal-bed Methane Extraction - Question

3 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Wales Office (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth) (Con):

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Lab):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

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Lord Hayward (Con):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Featherstone (LD):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Baroness Young of Old Scone (Lab):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans:

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

Viscount Ridley (Con):

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth:

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill - First Reading

3.06 pm

Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (Variation of Schedule 8) (England) Order 2015 - Motion to Approve

3.07 pm

Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve

3.07 pm

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Report (1st Day)

3.08 pm

Amendment 1

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton (CB):

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3.15 pm

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Lord Low of Dalston (CB):


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Baroness Doocey (LD):

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The Lord Bishop of St Albans:

Baroness Howe of Idlicote (CB):


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3.30pm

Lord Wigley (PC):


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Baroness Thomas of Winchester (LD):


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Lord Lansley (Con):

Baroness Meacher (CB):

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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope (LD):

3.45 pm

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Baroness Hollins (CB):

Baroness Afshar (CB):

Baroness Manzoor (LD):

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

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

4 pm

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Baroness Meacher:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton:

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4.15 pm

Amendment 2

The Lord Bishop of Durham:

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The Earl of Listowel (CB):

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4.30 pm

Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Lab):

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Lord Northbourne (CB):

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The Earl of Listowel:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

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4.45 pm

Lord Freud:

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

5 pm

Lord Freud:

The Lord Bishop of Durham:

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5.03 pm

Division on Amendment 2Contents 290; Not-Contents 198. [The Tellers for the Not-Contents reported 198 votes; the Clerks recorded 197 names.]Amendment 2 agreed.

Division No. 1 [] [25 Jan 2016]

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Child Refugees - Statement

5.19 pm

The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Bates) (Con):

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Lord Rosser (Lab):

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Lord Bates:

Baroness Hamwee (LD):

Lord Bates:

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Lord Hylton (CB):

Lord Bates:

Lord Roberts of Llandudno (LD):

Lord Bates:

Viscount Hailsham (Con):

Lord Bates:

Lord Dubs (Lab):

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Lord Bates:

The Lord Bishop of Durham:

Lord Bates:

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued)

5.32 pm

Clause 4: Workless households and educational attainment: reporting obligations

Amendment 3

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Lord Ramsbotham (CB):


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Baroness Meacher (CB):

5.45 pm

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The Earl of Listowel (CB):

Baroness Manzoor (LD):

Baroness Hollins (CB):

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Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):


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

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6 pm

Baroness Manzoor:

Lord Freud:

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Lord Ramsbotham:

Lord Freud:


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The Earl of Listowel:

Lord Freud:

Lord Ramsbotham:

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Amendment 5

Lord Ramsbotham:

6.10 pm

Division on Amendment 5Contents 110; Not-Contents 184.Amendment 5 disagreed.

Division No. 2 [] [25 Jan 2016]

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6.22 pm

Amendment 8

Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Lab):

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6.30 pm

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope (LD):


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The Earl of Listowel:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):

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Baroness Manzoor:

Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

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6.45 pm

Lord Freud:


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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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7 pm

Clause 5: Social Mobility Commission

Amendment 15

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:


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The Lord Bishop of Durham:

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The Earl of Listowel:

Lord McKenzie of Luton:

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7.15 pm

Lord Freud:

Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

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Clause 7: Benefit cap

Amendment 24

Baroness Pitkeathley (Lab):


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Column: 1094

Lord Freud:

Noble Lords:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Pitkeathley:

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Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - Motion to Regret

7.30 pm

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Lab):

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Column: 1097

Baroness Garden of Frognal (LD):


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Baroness Deech (CB):

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7.45 pm

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Baroness Shephard of Northwold (Con):


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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws (Lab):

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8 pm

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Baroness Sharp of Guildford (LD):

Lord Winston (Lab):

Baroness Sharp of Guildford:

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Lord Berkeley of Knighton (CB):

Lord Winston:

8.15 pm

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Lord Howarth of Newport (Lab):


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Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Con):


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8.30 pm

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8.33 pm

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara:


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8.37 pm

Division on Lord Stevenson of Balmacara’s Motion Contents 138; Not-Contents 155.Motion disagreed.

Division No. 3 [] [25 Jan 2016]

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued)

8.48 pm

Amendment 25

Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Lab):


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Baroness Sherlock (Lab):

9 pm

Column: 1120

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


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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Amendment 26

Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):

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Baroness Sherlock:

Lord Freud:


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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Amendment 26A

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:


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Baroness Sherlock:


Column: 1130

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Lord Freud:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

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Amendment 27

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

9.45 pm

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Lord Freud:


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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

Lord Freud:

Lord McKenzie of Luton:

Amendment 28

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Lord Freud:

Baroness Sherlock:

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Clause 8: Review of benefit cap

Amendments 29 and 30

10 pm

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

Amendment 31

Lord McKenzie of Luton:


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Lord MacKenzie of Culkein (Lab):

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Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Con):


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Lord McKenzie of Luton:


Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:

Lord McKenzie of Luton:

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:

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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

Amendment 32

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Lord MacKenzie of Culkein:

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