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star 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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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
unstar this property uin HL536 more like this
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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 remove filter
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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 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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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 Northern Ireland 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 9 February (HL5480), what discussion she has had with the Northern Ireland Office about answering parliamentary written questions in full. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
unstar this property uin HL6043 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
star this property answer text <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL5896 more like this
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less than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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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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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 Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 144–5), whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Written Questions by reference to websites. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
unstar this property uin HL1283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the reply I gave to Lord Stoddart of Swindon on 29 July (WA 304).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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less than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
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star 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 Statutory Instruments 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 17 February (HL5966), how many statutory instruments have now been laid before Parliament in the 2015–16 session to date. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
unstar this property uin HL7414 more like this
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star 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 of 21 April, 706 UK statutory instruments had been laid before the House of Commons/Parliament in the 2015-16 session. For completeness, the numbers of statutory instruments laid in previous sessions since 1997 are detailed below:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>1997-98: 1856</p></li><li><p>1998-99: 1479</p></li><li><p>1999-00: 1456</p></li><li><p>2000-01: 868</p></li><li><p>2001-02: 1788</p></li><li><p>2002-03: 1474</p></li><li><p>2003-04: 1281</p></li><li><p>2004-05: 793</p></li><li><p>2005-06: 1885</p></li><li><p>2006-07: 1361</p></li><li><p>2007-08: 1319</p></li><li><p>2008-09: 1302</p></li><li><p>2009-10: 823</p></li><li><p>2010-12: 1809</p></li><li><p>2012-13: 964</p></li><li><p>2013-14: 1173</p></li><li><p>2014-15: 1378</p></li><li><p>2015-16: 706 (so far in this session)</p></li></ul><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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less than 2016-04-25T15:42:57.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:42:57.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this
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star 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
unstar this property uin HL7416 more like this
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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 remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this
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star 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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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
unstar this property uin HL7865 more like this
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star 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 remove filter
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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 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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 House of Lords: Parliamentary Procedure 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 the speaking rights of the second largest opposition party front bench in the House of Lords can be reallocated to the opposition party with the second highest votes cast at the last general election. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
unstar this property uin HL1135 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The second largest opposition party is neither formally defined nor given specific speaking rights by the Standing Orders of the House or the Companion to the Standing Orders. The Companion to Standing Orders does, however, set out several areas where the “opposition front benches” have the right to speak for longer than backbenchers or have rights to speak at specific points in proceedings.<br><br>Of the political parties represented in the House, only the Official Opposition and the Liberal Democrat group operate frontbenches of a size that permits them to shadow each Government department. It is for that reason that the definition of “opposition frontbenches” that applied in practice before the 2010 Parliament has been reverted to in this Parliament. <br><br>It remains open to any member who wishes to propose a change to current arrangements to make representations to me and/or make a submission to the Procedure Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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HL1136 more like this
HL1137 more like this
HL1138 more like this
HL1139 more like this
HL1588 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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 House of Lords: Parliamentary Procedure 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 the percentage of the vote cast for a political party at a general election is a consideration in deciding whether a political party is granted opposition front-bench speaking rights in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
unstar this property uin HL1139 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The second largest opposition party is neither formally defined nor given specific speaking rights by the Standing Orders of the House or the Companion to the Standing Orders. The Companion to Standing Orders does, however, set out several areas where the “opposition front benches” have the right to speak for longer than backbenchers or have rights to speak at specific points in proceedings.<br><br>Of the political parties represented in the House, only the Official Opposition and the Liberal Democrat group operate frontbenches of a size that permits them to shadow each Government department. It is for that reason that the definition of “opposition frontbenches” that applied in practice before the 2010 Parliament has been reverted to in this Parliament. <br><br>It remains open to any member who wishes to propose a change to current arrangements to make representations to me and/or make a submission to the Procedure Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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HL1135 more like this
HL1136 more like this
HL1137 more like this
HL1138 more like this
HL1588 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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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 House of Lords: Parliamentary Procedure 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 set up a working party to consider the combining of the contents of the <i>Companion to the Standing Orders</i> with those parts of Erskine May that refer to the House of Lords in order to produce a single reference volume reflecting the law, privilege, proceedings and usage of Parliament as applicable to the House. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
unstar this property uin HL5285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Companion to the Standing Orders is the single authoritative statement of practice and procedure of the House, issued with the authority of the Procedure Committee.</p><p><strong><br>Erskine May is edited by the Clerk of the House of Commons. It contains some additional information about the history and privileges of Parliament, including the House of Lords, and Lords Clerks contribute to its production, but for the House of Lords the resulting text does not have the authoritative status that it does in the House of Commons. For this reason, and in order to keep the Companion a manageable length, I do not propose to pursue amalgamation of the texts into a single volume.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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less than 2016-02-02T17:50:30.41Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T17:50:30.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 Oral 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 propose to the Procedure Committee a review of the system for tabling oral questions in the House of Lords in respect of the requirement for members to queue. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
unstar this property uin HL2628 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The process for tabling oral questions was considered in detail in the 2012-13 session. In response to concerns raised about the current “first-come-first-served” system - including a concern about the requirement to queue raised by my Noble Friend, Lady Sharples - the Procedure Committee proposed the introduction of a ballot in its place (Procedure Committee, 3rd Report, Session 2012-13). The House remitted the issue back to the Procedure Committee for further consideration (HL Deb 9 Jan 2013, cols 145-172). <br><br>That further review did not identify a clear consensus as to whether a ballot was preferred to the “first-come-first-served” system (see Procedure Committee, 5th Report, Session 2012-13; see also HL Deb 24 April 2013, cols 1406-1417). <br><br>I know that strong views persist on both sides of the argument about this issue. I will write to the Chairman of the Procedure Committee on my Noble Friend’s behalf to suggest that the matter might be discussed at a future meeting of the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston remove filter
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less than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this