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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
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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: Debates 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 now considers the advisory time limit on speeches in debates should be compulsory, and if so, what recommendations she will bring forward for enforcement of the limit. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4324 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is already open to the House to time-limit debates in the Chamber or Grand Committee to a specific number of hours, with attendant compulsory time limits for speakers (Companion to the Standing Orders, Paras. 6.65-6.66). As this facility is already available, I do not plan to bring forward additional proposals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T17:52:14.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T17:52:14.13Z
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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 Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
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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: Prayer 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 when revising the process for prayers was last considered, and what consideration has been given to including an opportunity for additional prayers following a national or international tragedy or disaster. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The process for prayers was last considered by the Procedure Committee in December 2012 (3rd Report, Session 2012-13, HL Paper 81). Any change to the present arrangements would be a matter for the Procedure Committee, in consultation with the Lords Spiritual.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-01-05T15:53:00.21Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-05T15:53:00.21Z
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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 Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
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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 initiate discussions with the usual channels as to the desirability of establishing a general principle whereby items of business with a speakers list of more than 35 members should be tabled over two days, and not on one. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL5037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Where the Speakers List for a debate is exceptionally long, it is open to the Usual Channels to consider special arrangements - including an early sitting of the House (as was arranged for the Second Reading of the European Union Referendum Bill) or adjourning the debate and resuming it on a subsequent day. However, in considering whether to make such arrangements, account must also be taken of members wishing to speak who may not be able to be present on a subsequent day, or for an earlier sitting, and would consequently not be able to participate if such an arrangement were made at short notice. For this reason, case-by-case consideration of the best way forward may serve the House better than a general principle, and so I do not propose to initiate discussions along the lines suggested at this time.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-01-21T12:23:18.897Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-21T12:23:18.897Z
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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 Stoddart of Swindon 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 remove filter
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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 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
star 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
unstar 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 more like this
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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 date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
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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 what status members who are not members of the main political parties or the crossbenches have in relation to the order of speaking or asking supplementary questions. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL6878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The House of Lords is self-regulating. As such it is in the hands of the House to determine who it wishes to hear from when two or more members rise to speak.</p><p><br>At question time it is my responsibility to assist the House in that respect. For debates that require a list of speakers, the final order of speaking is drawn up by the Government Whips’ Office following consultation in the usual channels. In both settings it is customary for speakers from different parties or parts of the House to take turns (see Companion to the Standing Orders, paragraph 4.25).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-03-23T14:23:07.893Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-23T14:23:07.893Z
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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 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Statutory Instruments more like this
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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
star this property uin HL7414 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
unstar 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 more like this
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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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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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star this property hansard heading Delegated Legislation: Government Defeats more like this
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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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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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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
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
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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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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Written Questions more like this
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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
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
unstar 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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