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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what processes she has put in place to ensure that select committee reports are debated in a timely manner. more like this
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
star this property uin HL699 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
star this property answer text <p><br>My Noble Friend the Government Chief Whip makes regular offers of time, both on the Floor of the House and in Grand Committee, for debates on Select Committee reports to the Committee Office. The Committee Office then coordinates among Chairmen to determine which reports are debated on such occasions and in what order.</p><p>Debates covering nine reports have already taken place this session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-06-20T12:34:11.477Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-20T12:34:11.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Emergencies: Planning more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answers by Lord Dunlop on 24 March (HL7079) and 22 January (HL4982), what guidance she has given to the Northern Ireland Office about answering questions fully and substantially, and in particular providing definitions as requested. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL536 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The position has not changed since I answered the Noble Lord’s question HL6043 on 17 February. That answer is included below for your ease of reference and I have nothing further to add to this.</p><p><em>As Leader of the House, I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving full and timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. The content of each answer is a matter for the Minister concerned, and each Minister is responsible to the House for the answers they provide. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</em></p><p><em>The Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, there is a longstanding rule of this House that all answers should be complete and comprehensible. I shall continue to make this guidance clear to all Ministers.</em></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-06-20T12:32:04.197Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-20T12:32:04.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House how many Questions for Written Answer were put to each Government department and answered within the target 10 working days in each month in the 2015–16 Session, together with the relevant percentages in each case. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL24 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-31more like thismore than 2016-05-31
star this property answer text <p>In line with the practice established in the last session, following the commitment made by my predecessor (HL Deb 8 May 2014, col 1575), I will continue to publish annually the performance of departments on their promptness in dealing with Questions for Written Answer. My office will also continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and comprehensive responses to all Questions for Written Answer.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The statistics for the 2014-15 session are available as a Written Statement (HLWS39). I will shortly publish data on departmental performance for the 2015-16 session.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-05-31T13:19:28.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-31T13:19:28.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Billing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what was the average time in (1) the 2015–16 Session, and (2) each of the last five Sessions before that, between the publication of a select committee report and its being debated; and how many select committee reports published in the 2015–16 Session and the previous five Sessions were undebated (1) 12 months, and (2) six months, after publication. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL53 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-31more like thismore than 2016-05-31
star this property answer text <p>My office does not hold the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>My Noble Friend the Government Chief Whip makes regular offers of time for debates on Select Committee reports to the Committee Office. The Committee Office then coordinate among Chairmen to determine which reports are debated on such occasions and in what order.</p><p><br>Sixteen select committee reports were debated in the last session and debates on nine reports have been arranged thus far this session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-05-31T12:54:03.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-31T12:54:03.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sharkey more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Standing Orders more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she is satisfied with the existing Standing Orders relating to the consideration of primary legislation in its later stages, and if not, whether she will refer that matter to the Procedure Committee. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL8272 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. I will write directly to my Rt Hon. Friend.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T12:21:57.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T12:21:57.407Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether time will be made in the Parliamentary timetable for a full debate on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s <i>Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015</i>. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL7865 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
star this property answer text <p>My Noble Friend the Government Chief Whip does not expect to be able to facilitate a full debate on the report before the end of this session, but from the start of the new session, the usual mechanisms - which include balloted debates, Thursday debates, and questions for short debate - will be available to secure a debate on the Report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-05-09T11:05:17.903Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-09T11:05:17.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Cabinet Office with regard to the number of Questions for Written Answer not answered within 10 working days. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL7746 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
star this property answer text <p>My responsibility as Leader of the House, to encourage Ministers to be punctual in answering written questions, is one I take seriously. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. This process was followed with the Cabinet Office for the seven questions that remained unanswered after 10 working days on 18 March. All of those questions have now been answered. At the end of this Session I will publish data on each department’s promptness in dealing with Questions for Written Answer to allow for proper scrutiny of their performance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-29T13:22:27.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-29T13:22:27.087Z
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Delegated Legislation: Government Defeats more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House how many government defeats there have been on delegated legislation in the House of Lords, (1) in total, and (2) in each Session, since 1950. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
star this property uin HL7415 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Since 1950, there have been 35 Government defeats on motions relating to delegated legislation in the House of Lords. There have been five such defeats in this session to date - a fifth of the total over the last 65 years.</p><p> </p><p>The number of government defeats on motions relating to delegated legislation since 1950, broken down by session, is detailed below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Session</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Session</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Session</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1950</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1972-73</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1994-95</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1950-51</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1973-74</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1995-96</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1951-52</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1974</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1996-97</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1952-53</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1974-75</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1997-98</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1953-54</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1975-76</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1998-99</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1954-55</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1976-77</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1999-00</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1955-56</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1977-78</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2000-01</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1956-57</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1978-79</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2001-02</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1957-58</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1979-80</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2002-03</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1958-59</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1980-81</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1959-60</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1981-82</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1960-61</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1982-83</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1961-62</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1983-84</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1962-63</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1984-85</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1963-64</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1985-86</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1964-65</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1986-87</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1965-66</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1987-88</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2010-12</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1966-67</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1988-89</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1967-68</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1989-90</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1968-69</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1990-91</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1969-70</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1991-92</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2015-6</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1970-71</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1992-93</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1971-72</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1993-94</p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>35</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T16:11:36.157Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T16:11:36.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she will encourage Government ministers to provide full answers to Written Questions from members of the House rather than providing references to third-party sources. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL7460 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I am responsible for encouraging departments to give timely answers to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs), a duty I take very seriously.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The House has set out clearly (most recently in agreeing the Procedure Committee’s 5th Report on the 2014-5 Session) that all answers to QWAs should be complete and comprehensible, and as such should not rely on references to external documents or webpages. I will continue to make this guidance clear to Ministers. Whilst it is for individual Ministers to account to the House for the content of the answers they provide - with Ministers providing personally signed answers to members as part of this direct accountability - any member is welcome to inform me of any particular concerns about a response they have received.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:54:28.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:54:28.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Defeats more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 16 November 2015 (HL3174), what percentage of House of Lords divisions resulted in Government defeats in (1) the 1997–2001 Parliament, and (2) the current Parliament. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
star this property uin HL7416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The rate of defeats in the present Parliament is more than twice that of the 1997-2001 Parliament: the Government were defeated in 22% of divisions in that Parliament, compared to 49% in the present one (up to Thursday 21 April). These figures are based on statistics compiled by the Journal Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:51:23.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:51:23.69Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this