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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Leader of the House of Lords 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 what guidance she issues to Departments in respect of their providing full answers to questions for written answer, particularly when failure to answer has been followed up. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL5717 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
unstar this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I have a particular responsibility to encourage departments to be punctual in answering written questions, but the content of each answer is a matter for the minister concerned. All Ministers are 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.</p><p> </p><p>To inform Ministers in answering questions put to them, 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, the longstanding rules of this House on Questions for Written Answer (rules that the House reaffirmed in agreeing to the Procedure Committee’s 5<sup>th</sup> Report of the 2014-15 Session) set out that all answers should be complete and comprehensible.</p><p> </p><p>If any member has particular concerns about a response that they have received that they consider does not adhere to these rules, I would encourage them to raise it with me directly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5810 more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes 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
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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
star this property uin HL1135 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
unstar 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 more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
387759
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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
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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 rules apply, and what advice is sought, when a political party seeks to establish or assume front-bench speaking rights in the House of Lords; and when the rules were first established. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1136 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
unstar 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 more like this
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HL1135 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 2015-07-20T16:47:20.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star 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
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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 cross-party discussions have taken place regarding the recognition of opposition front-bench speaking rights for Liberal Democrat spokesmen in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1137 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
unstar 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 more like this
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HL1135 more like this
HL1136 more like this
HL1138 more like this
HL1139 more like this
HL1588 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star 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
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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 UKIP Peers in the House of Lords are to be granted opposition front-bench speaking rights; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1138 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
unstar 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 more like this
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HL1135 more like this
HL1136 more like this
HL1137 more like this
HL1139 more like this
HL1588 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star 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
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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
star this property uin HL1139 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
unstar 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 more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-17more like thismore than 2015-07-17
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Leader of the House of Lords 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: Political Parties 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 on what basis a political party with 7.9 per cent of the national vote at a general election holds front bench status in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL1588 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
unstar 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 more like this
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HL1135 more like this
HL1136 more like this
HL1137 more like this
HL1138 more like this
HL1139 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:47:20.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Leader of the House of Lords 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 Composition more like this
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star this property 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
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL2102 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
unstar this property 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
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T14:48:46.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T14:48:46.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: 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 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
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL2143 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
unstar this property 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
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T14:45:20.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T14:45:20.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Leader of the House of Lords 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 Composition 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 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
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL2541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
unstar this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T17:58:28.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T17:58:28.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this