Table of Contents for
Tuesday 8 May 2007

Volume No. 691Part No. 82

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House of Lords

Tributes: Lord Weatherill

Europe Day

EU: National Vetoes

Fair Trade

Afghanistan: Combat Vehicles

Business

Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft): Joint Committee

Legal Services Bill [HL]

Elections: Scottish Parliament

Legal Services Bill [HL]

Education: Young People in Custody

Legal Services Bill [HL]

Grand Committee

Greater London Authority Bill

Written Statements

Armed Forces: Insurance Scheme

EU: Economic and Financial Affairs Council

EU: Informal Competitiveness Council

EU: Informal Economic and Financial Affairs Council

Insider Trading: Richard Steele

Local Government: Code of Conduct

Northern Ireland: Finance

RAF: Communications Hub

Railways: South-west Regional Planning Assessment

Young Offenders

Written Answers

Constitutional Reform Act

Corruption

EU: Berlin Declaration

EU: Trade

Health: Dermatology

Health: Podiatry

Health: Private Prescription Forms

Health: Stem Cell Therapy

Heritage Lottery Grant

Justice: European Court of Human Rights

NHS: Finances

Office for National Statistics

Official Meetings: Attorney-General

Sri Lanka: Missing Persons

Sudan: Darfur

Visas: Abkhazia



This Table of Contents lists subject headings, timelines and
names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Tuesday 8 May 2007

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House of Lords [8 May 2007]

Tributes: Lord Weatherill

The Lord Speaker (Baroness Hayman):

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos):

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Lord Strathclyde:

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2.45 pm

Lord McNally:

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Lord Williamson of Horton:

The Lord Bishop of London:

Column: 1261

Baroness Boothroyd:

Europe Day [8 May 2007]

2.53 pm

Lord Dykes

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

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Lord Dykes:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Waddington:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Stoddart of Swindon:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

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Lord Teverson:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Pearson of Rannoch:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Tomlinson:

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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Baroness Williams of Crosby:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

EU: National Vetoes [8 May 2007]

3.01 pm

Lord Waddington

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Waddington:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Wallace of Saltaire:

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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Lamont of Lerwick:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Harrison:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Howell of Guildford:

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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Stoddart of Swindon:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Teverson:

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

Lord Teverson:

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon:

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker):

Fair Trade [8 May 2007]

3.09 pm

Lord Bilston

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Lord Bilston:

Lord Truscott:

Baroness Wilcox:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Avebury:

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Lord Truscott:

Baroness Gardner of Parkes:

Lord Truscott:

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool:

Lord Truscott:

Lord Inglewood:

Lord Truscott:

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Lord Tomlinson:

Lord Truscott:

Afghanistan: Combat Vehicles [8 May 2007]

3.17 pm

Lord Craig of Radley

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Drayson):

Lord Craig of Radley:

Lord Drayson:

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Lord King of Bridgwater:

Lord Drayson:

Lord Garden:

Lord Drayson:

Baroness Sharples:

Lord Drayson:

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Lord Mayhew of Twysden:

Lord Drayson:

Business

3.24 pm

Lord Grocott:

Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft): Joint Committee

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara):

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Legal Services Bill [HL]

3.25 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Baroness Ashton of Upholland):

Lord Maclennan of Rogart

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Column: 1277

Lord Kingsland:

Lord Kingsland

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3.45 pm

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

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Lord Clinton-Davis:

Baroness Butler-Sloss:

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The Earl of Onslow:

Viscount Bledisloe:

Lord Neill of Bladen:

Lord Mayhew of Twysden:

Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

4 pm

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Elystan-Morgan:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

4.07 pm
Division No. 1 [Legal Services Bill [HL]] [8 May 2007]

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4.19 pm

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Lord Kingsland

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4.30 pm

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

Lord Borrie:

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Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Lord Lyell of Markyate:

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Kingsland:

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4.50 pm
Division No. 2 [Legal Services Bill [HL]] [8 May 2007]

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Column: 1297

Elections: Scottish Parliament [8 May 2007]

5.02 pm

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

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5.16 pm

The Duke of Montrose:

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5.21 pm

Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

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5.27 pm

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

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5.32 pm

Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan:

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Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

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Noble Lords:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Lord Steel of Aikwood:

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Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Lord Hughes of Woodside:

Viscount Waverley:

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Viscount Waverley:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Lord Hughes of Woodside:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

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Lord Selkirk of Douglas:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale:

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Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Earl Ferrers:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Lord Gordon of Strathblane:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

The Earl of Mar and Kellie:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Legal Services Bill [HL]

5.53 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

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Lord Kingsland:

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Lord Maclennan of Rogart

Column: 1313

6 pm

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Lord Kingsland

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Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Column: 1316

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Column: 1317

6.15 pm

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Column: 1319

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

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Column: 1322

Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

6.30 pm

Column: 1323

Lord Borrie:

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Column: 1326

6.45 pm

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Clinton-Davis:

Column: 1328

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

7 pm

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Column: 1331

Lord Campbell of Alloway:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

Column: 1333

Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

Column: 1334

7.15 pm

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Kingsland:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting

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Column: 1336

Lord Kingsland:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Lord Evans of Temple Guiting:

Education: Young People in Custody [8 May 2007]

7.24 pm

Baroness Massey of Darwen

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Column: 1339

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7.33 pm

Lord Lucas:

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7.37 pm

Lord Dholakia:

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7.41 pm

Baroness Coussins:

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Column: 1344

7.46 pm

Lord Judd:

Column: 1345

7.50 pm

The Earl of Listowel:

Column: 1346

7.54 pm

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen:

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7.59 pm

Lord Ramsbotham:

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8.03 pm

Baroness Walmsley:

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8.07 pm

Baroness Morris of Bolton:

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8.11 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Adonis):

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Column: 1354

Column: 1355

Legal Services Bill [HL]

8.25 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

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Column: 1357

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1359

Column: 1360

Column: 1361

Column: 1362

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

8.30 pm

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1363

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1364

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1365

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1366

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1367

Column: 1368

Column: 1369

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Column: 1371

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1373

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1374

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Evans of Temple Guiting

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Column: 1376

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Column: 1378

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1385

Column: 1386

Lord Kingsland:

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

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Lord Campbell of Alloway:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Kingsland

Column: 1389

9 pm

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith):

Column: 1390

Lord Kingsland:

Lord Goldsmith:

Column: 1391

Lord Kingsland:

9.11 pm
Division No. 3 [Legal Services Bill [HL]] [8 May 2007]

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9.21 pm

The Deputy Speaker (Viscount Ullswater):

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Kingsland

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Lord Goldsmith:

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9.30 pm

Lord Kingsland:

Column: 1395

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Hunt of Wirral

Column: 1396

Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Column: 1397

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Column: 1398

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

9.45 pm

Lord Kingsland

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1401

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1402

Lord Kingsland:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1403

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Hunt of Wirral

Column: 1404

10 pm

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Hunt of Wirral:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1405

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Neill of Bladen

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Column: 1407

Column: 1408

10.15 pm

Lord Kingsland:

Column: 1409

Lord Maclennan of Rogart:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

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Column: 1411

Lord Neill of Bladen:

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1412

Column: 1413

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Column: 1426

Column: 1427

Column: 1428

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

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Column: 1430

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Column: 1432

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1433

Column: 1435

Column: 1436

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Column: 1438

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: GC115

Grand Committee [8 May 2007]

Greater London Authority Bill

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Haskel):

Baroness Hanham

Column: GC116

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Lord Tope:

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Column: GC118

Baroness Turner of Camden:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews):

Column: GC119

3.45 pm

Baroness Hanham:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Baroness Hanham:

Lord Graham of Edmonton:

Column: GC120

Baroness Hanham:

Lord Hanningfield:

Column: GC121

Lord Tope:

Baroness Hamwee:

Column: GC122

Baroness Hanham:

Baroness Turner of Camden:

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin:

Column: GC123

4 pm

Column: GC124

Lord Hanningfield:

Baroness Hamwee:

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin:

Lord Tope:

Column: GC125

Lord Tope:

Lord Hanningfield:

Column: GC126

Lord Hanningfield

Column: GC127

Baroness Valentine:

Lord Harris of Haringey:

Column: GC128

4.30 pm

Column: GC129

Column: GC130

Lord Tope:

Lord Young of Norwood Green:

Lord Tope:

Column: GC131

Baroness Andrews:

Column: GC132

Column: GC133

4.45 pm

Lord Hanningfield:

Column: GC135

The Deputy Chairman of Committees:

Lord Hanningfield

Column: GC136

Baroness Hamwee:

Column: GC137

Baroness Ford:

Baroness Turner of Camden:

Column: GC138

5.15 pm

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Column: GC139

Baroness Valentine:

Baroness Hanham:

Column: GC140

Lord Harris of Haringey:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Column: GC141

Lord Hanningfield:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

5.30 pm

Column: GC142

Baroness Andrews:

Column: GC143

Column: GC144

Column: GC145

5.45 pm

Column: GC146

Column: GC147

Column: GC148

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Lord Graham of Edmonton:

Baroness Andrews:

Column: GC149

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Baroness Andrews:

6 pm

Baroness Hanham:

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Column: GC150

Baroness Andrews:

Baroness Hamwee:

Baroness Andrews:

Lord Hanningfield:

Column: GC151

Column: GC152

Baroness Hanham:

Column: GC153

Lord Campbell-Savours:

6.15 pm

Column: GC154

Column: GC155

Baroness Hamwee:

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Noble Lords:

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville:

Column: GC156

Baroness Andrews:

Column: GC157

6.30 pm

Column: GC158

Lord Campbell-Savours:

Baroness Hanham:

Column: GC159

Baroness Hanham

Column: GC160

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Column: GC161

6.45 pm

Column: GC162

Column: GC163

Column: GC164

Baroness Hamwee:

7pm

Column: GC165

Lord Jenkin of Roding:

Baroness Hamwee:

Column: GC166

Baroness Valentine:

Column: GC167

Lord Harris of Haringey:

Column: GC168

7.15 pm

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville:

Column: GC169

Baroness Andrews:

Column: GC170

Column: GC171

Column: GC172

7.30 pm

Column: GC173

Column: GC174

Column: GC175

Baroness Hanham:

Column: GC176

Baroness Hamwee:

Baroness Andrews:

Baroness Hamwee:

Baroness Andrews:

Baroness Hanham:

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin:

The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Elton):

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Written Statements [8 May 2007]

Armed Forces: Insurance Scheme [8 May 2007]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence(Lord Drayson):

Column: WS48

EU: Economic and Financial Affairs Council [8 May 2007]

Lord Davies of Oldham:

EU: Informal Competitiveness Council [8 May 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Column: WS49

EU: Informal Economic and Financial Affairs Council [8 May 2007]

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Column: WS50

Insider Trading: Richard Steele [8 May 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Truscott):

Local Government: Code of Conduct [8 May 2007]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Andrews):

Column: WS51

Northern Ireland: Finance [8 May 2007]

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Column: WS52

Column: WS53

RAF: Communications Hub [8 May 2007]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence(Lord Drayson):

Column: WS54

Railways: South-west Regional Planning Assessment [8 May 2007]

Lord Bassam of Brighton:

Young Offenders [8 May 2007]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal):

Column: WS55

Column: WS56

Column: WA245

Written Answers [8 May 2007]

Constitutional Reform Act [8 May 2007]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer of Thoroton):

Corruption [8 May 2007]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

EU: Berlin Declaration [8 May 2007]

Lord Stoddart of Swindon

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Lord Stoddart of Swindon

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Lord Triesman:

Lord Stoddart of Swindon

Lord Triesman:

EU: Trade [8 May 2007]

Lord Stoddart of Swindon

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Health: Dermatology [8 May 2007]

Lord McColl of Dulwich

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Column: WA247

Health: Podiatry [8 May 2007]

Lord Morris of Manchester

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Health: Private Prescription Forms [8 May 2007]

Lord Colwyn

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Column: WA248

Health: Stem Cell Therapy [8 May 2007]

Lord Alton of Liverpool

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath:

Heritage Lottery Grant [8 May 2007]

Lord Fearn

Column: WA249

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Lord Fearn

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Justice: European Court of Human Rights [8 May 2007]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Baroness Ashton of Upholland):

Column: WA250

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Baroness Ashton of Upholland:

NHS: Finances [8 May 2007]

Lord Hanningfield

Column: WA251

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):

Office for National Statistics [8 May 2007]

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

Lord Davies of Oldham:

Column: WA252

Official Meetings: Attorney-General [8 May 2007]

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith):

Sri Lanka: Missing Persons [8 May 2007]

Lord Hylton

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Sudan: Darfur [8 May 2007]

Lord Alton of Liverpool

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):

Column: WA253

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Column: WA254

Lord Triesman:

Visas: Abkhazia [8 May 2007]

Lord Avebury

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman):



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