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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Oral Questions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
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
tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
uin HL2628 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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>
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
1665
label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
143445
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Select Committee Reports more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House how many times in the last 10 years no Government response to a Lords Select Committee report was forthcoming eight months or longer after the report’s publication; and what were the subjects of the report or reports in question. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lexden more like this
uin HL2730 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally; it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
4202
label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
156522
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Written Questions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House what steps she takes to ensure the quality of answers to parliamentary questions; and what assessment she has made of the length of time taken to provide them. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Laird more like this
uin HL2945 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
answer text <p>It is the responsibility of individual ministers to decide what answers they give to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs), and they are of course accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members. The Ministerial Code states that <em>“It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”.<br><br></em>As Leader of the House I have a particular responsibility to encourage Ministers and their departments to be punctual in answering written questions. 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. At the end of this Session I will publish data on the annual performance of departments on their promptness in dealing with QWAs.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-03T12:49:49.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T12:49:49.887Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
2479
label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
226856
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Treasury: Written Questions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions she has had with HM Treasury in the light of 12 of the 15 Written Questions awaiting answer on 11 March for more than the target 10 working days being to HM Treasury. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jopling more like this
uin HL5645 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
answer text <p>I take very seriously my responsibility as Leader of the House to encourage Ministers to be punctual in answering written questions. 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 HM Treasury for the 12 questions that remained unanswered after 10 working days on 11 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
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-24T13:41:23.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:41:23.26Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
883
label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
40536
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-02-27more like thismore than 2014-02-27
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Ministry of Justice with regard to the 13 questions asked of that department out of the 27 which remained unanswered after 10 working days on 27 February. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jopling more like this
uin HL5681 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
answer text <p>Of the 13 questions to the Ministry of Justice that remained unanswered after 10 working days on 27 February, all but one have now been answered. <br><br>I take the matter of late answers to Questions for Written Answer very seriously. My office reviews the &lsquo;Questions unanswered after 10 working days&rsquo; in <em>House of Lords Business </em>every day. As soon as a question appears in this section of <em>House of Lords Business</em>, my office contacts the relevant department&rsquo;s Parliamentary Team, and they remain in contact with the Parliamentary Team and the Minister&rsquo;s Private Office until the question is answered. <br><br>I have also recently taken the opportunity to discuss the need for timely answers with members of the front bench in this House.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-03-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-13T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4144
label Biography information for Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
tabling member
883
label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
417506
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading House of Lords Composition more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Leader of the House on 7 September (HL Deb, col 1212), whether they will publish the statistics on which they base the statement that the Government face a combined opposition of 80 Peers, which is twice the size faced by the last Labour Government. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL2102 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
answer text <p>At the end of the 2009-10 session, of those peers eligible to take part in the work of the House of Lords there were 211 Labour members, 185 Conservative members and 72 Liberal Democrat members – meaning there were 46 more peers sitting on the benches of the two largest political parties in opposition than there were peers on the Government benches.</p><p> </p><p>As of 18 September, of those peers eligible to take part in the work of the House of Lords there are 223 Conservative members, 211 Labour members and 101 Liberal Democrat members – meaning there are 89 more peers sitting on the benches of the two largest political parties in opposition than there are peers on the Government benches.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-21T14:48:46.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T14:48:46.16Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
417910
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House what explanation she has received from the Ministry of Justice about the failure to answer Lord Falconer of Thoroton's Question for Written Answer tabled on 21 July, before Wednesday 9 September, 25 working days after an answer was due. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jopling more like this
uin HL2143 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
answer text <p>My office makes regular contact with all Government departments that are unable to meet the 10 working day target within which to answer Questions for Written Answer. Every effort is made to address delays and to remind departments of their responsibilities to Parliament.</p><p>I have recently taken the opportunity to discuss the need for timely answers with all members of the Government front bench in this House, and written to the five departments with the greatest proportion of late responses in the 2014/15 session to make clear the House’s expectations and to stress the importance of timely responses. My office will continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and satisfactory answers to Questions for Written Answer.</p><p>The delay in the particular case to which the noble Lord refers related to delays in gathering the required data. The question tabled by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 21 July has now been answered.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-21T14:45:20.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T14:45:20.35Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
883
label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
420566
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading House of Lords Composition more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Leader of the House on 21 September (HL2102), whether they will publish figures on the number of members of each party in the House and the ratio of government members to opposition members for (1) 1998–99, (2) 2003–04, (3) 2008–09, and 2013–14. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL2541 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
answer text <p>For each of the sessions requested, I have set out below the number of those peers eligible to take part in the work of the House of Lords sitting on the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat benches at the end of that session; and the difference between the number of peers on the Government benches as on the benches of the two largest political parties in opposition in each case.</p><br /><p><strong>1998-99</strong> - Conservative - 484; Labour - 193; Liberal Democrat - 72. There were 363 more peers sitting on the opposition benches than Government benches.</p><br /><p><strong>2003-04</strong> - Conservative - 202; Labour - 201; Liberal Democrat - 68. There were 69 more peers sitting on the opposition benches than Government benches.</p><br /><p><strong>2008-09</strong> - Conservative - 189; Labour - 212; Liberal Democrat - 71. There were 48 more peers sitting on the opposition benches than Government benches.</p><p><strong><br></strong><strong>2013-14</strong> - Conservative - 220; Labour - 218; Liberal Democrat - 99. There were 101 more peers sitting on the Government benches than opposition benches.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-26T17:58:28.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T17:58:28.897Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
421813
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading House of Lords: Bishops more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions she has had with relevant authorities regarding a gender specific title for the first woman bishop to be introduced into the House of Lords, currently described as the Lord Bishop of Gloucester. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Northover more like this
uin HL2684 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
answer text <p>Following discussions between the Church of England and the Crown Office, it has been agreed that ‘The Lord Bishop’ will continue to be the appropriate designation for all Bishops in the House of Lords.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-29T17:56:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T17:56:14.753Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
423149
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords remove filter
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Peers: Ministerial Policy Advisers more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of whether denying a member of the House of Lords who is a Special Adviser the right to speak is in breach of the letters patent, which refer to "seat" and "voice". more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
uin HL2899 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
answer text <p>A member of the House of Lords who is eligible to take part in the work of the House, and who is also a serving special adviser, is not denied the right to speak. It has, however, been an accepted practice under successive administrations that members in that position vote but refrain from speaking.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-05T15:38:41.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T15:38:41.287Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
499
label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this