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House of Lords Journal

The Journal is the formal and authoritative summary record of the proceedings of the House of Lords. Each Journal contains the attendance, minutes (including voting lists) and papers, along with some committee reports, for every day the House sat during a parliamentary session. Each sessional volume is indexed.

Journal for 31 October 2011

The House met at 2.30pm.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

  1. D'Souza, B. (Lord Speaker)
  2. Adams of Craigielea, B.
  3. Addington, L.
  4. Adebowale, L.
  5. Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.
  6. Ahmed, L.
  7. Allan of Hallam, L.
  8. Allenby of Megiddo, V.
  9. Alli, L.
  10. Alton of Liverpool, L.
  11. Anderson of Swansea, L.
  12. Andrews, B.
  13. Anelay of St Johns, B.
  14. Armstrong of Hill Top, B.
  15. Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
  16. Arran, E.
  17. Ashcroft, L.
  18. Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.
  19. Ashton of Hyde, L.
  20. Astor of Hever, L.
  21. Attlee, E.
  22. Avebury, L.
  23. Bach, L.
  24. Baker of Dorking, L.
  25. Bakewell, B.
  26. Barker, B.
  27. Barnett, L.
  28. Bassam of Brighton, L.
  29. Bath and Wells, Bp.
  30. Beecham, L.
  31. Bell, L.
  32. Benjamin, B.
  33. Berkeley, L.
  34. Berridge, B.
  35. Best, L.
  36. Bhatia, L.
  37. Bhattacharyya, L.
  38. Bichard, L.
  39. Bilimoria, L.
  40. Billingham, B.
  41. Bilston, L.
  42. Birt, L.
  43. Black of Brentwood, L.
  44. Blackstone, B.
  45. Blackwell, L.
  46. Blencathra, L.
  47. Blood, B.
  48. Boateng, L.
  49. Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
  50. Boothroyd, B.
  51. Borrie, L.
  52. Boswell of Aynho, L.
  53. Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.
  54. Bowness, L.
  55. Boyd of Duncansby, L.
  56. Brabazon of Tara, L.
  57. Bradley, L.
  58. Bradshaw, L.
  59. Bridgeman, V.
  60. Brinton, B.
  61. Bristol, Bp.
  62. Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
  63. Broers, L.
  64. Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
  65. Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
  66. Brookman, L.
  67. Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
  68. Brougham and Vaux, L.
  69. Browne of Ladyton, L.
  70. Browning, B.
  71. Burnett, L.
  72. Buscombe, B.
  73. Butler of Brockwell, L.
  74. Butler-Sloss, B.
  75. Byford, B.
  76. Caithness, E.
  77. Cameron of Dillington, L.
  78. Campbell of Alloway, L.
  79. Campbell of Surbiton, B.
  80. Campbell-Savours, L.
  81. Carlile of Berriew, L.
  82. Carswell, L.
  83. Carter of Coles, L.
  84. Cathcart, E.
  85. Cavendish of Furness, L.
  86. Chadlington, L.
  87. Chalker of Wallasey, B.
  88. Chorley, L.
  89. Clancarty, E.
  90. Clark of Windermere, L.
  91. Clarke of Hampstead, L.
  92. Clement-Jones, L.
  93. Clinton-Davis, L.
  94. Cobbold, L.
  95. Collins of Highbury, L.
  96. Colwyn, L.
  97. Condon, L.
  98. Cormack, L.
  99. Corston, B.
  100. Cotter, L.
  101. Courtown, E.
  102. Coussins, B.
  103. Cox, B.
  104. Craig of Radley, L.
  105. Craigavon, V.
  106. Crathorne, L.
  107. Crawley, B.
  108. Crickhowell, L.
  109. Cumberlege, B.
  110. Cunningham of Felling, L.
  111. Currie of Marylebone, L.
  112. Dannatt, L.
  113. Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
  114. Davies of Coity, L.
  115. Davies of Oldham, L.
  116. Davies of Stamford, L.
  117. De Mauley, L.
  118. Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
  119. Dear, L.
  120. Deben, L.
  121. Denham, L.
  122. Dholakia, L.
  123. Dixon-Smith, L.
  124. Dobbs, L.
  125. Donaghy, B.
  126. Donoughue, L.
  127. Doocey, B.
  128. Drake, B.
  129. Dubs, L.
  130. Dundee, E.
  131. Dykes, L.
  132. Eames, L.
  133. Eaton, B.
  134. Eatwell, L.
  135. Eccles, V.
  136. Eccles of Moulton, B.
  137. Eden of Winton, L.
  138. Edmiston, L.
  139. Elder, L.
  140. Elis-Thomas, L.
  141. Elton, L.
  142. Elystan-Morgan, L.
  143. Emerton, B.
  144. Empey, L.
  145. Erroll, E.
  146. Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
  147. Evans of Watford, L.
  148. Falconer of Thoroton, L.
  149. Falkland, V.
  150. Falkner of Margravine, B.
  151. Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
  152. Faulkner of Worcester, L.
  153. Faulks, L.
  154. Fearn, L.
  155. Feldman of Elstree, L.
  156. Fellowes, L.
  157. Fink, L.
  158. Finlay of Llandaff, B.
  159. Flight, L.
  160. Fookes, B.
  161. Ford, B.
  162. Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
  163. Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
  164. Fowler, L.
  165. Framlingham, L.
  166. Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
  167. Freeman, L.
  168. Freud, L.
  169. Freyberg, L.
  170. Gale, B.
  171. Garden of Frognal, B.
  172. Gardiner of Kimble, L.
  173. Gardner of Parkes, B.
  174. Gavron, L.
  175. Geddes, L.
  176. German, L.
  177. Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
  178. Giddens, L.
  179. Gilbert, L.
  180. Glasgow, E.
  181. Glasman, L.
  182. Gold, L.
  183. Goodhart, L.
  184. Goodlad, L.
  185. Gordon of Strathblane, L.
  186. Goschen, V.
  187. Gould of Potternewton, B.
  188. Grade of Yarmouth, L.
  189. Grantchester, L.
  190. Greaves, L.
  191. Greengross, B.
  192. Greenway, L.
  193. Grenfell, L.
  194. Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
  195. Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
  196. Grocott, L.
  197. Hamilton of Epsom, L.
  198. Hamwee, B.
  199. Hanham, B.
  200. Hannay of Chiswick, L.
  201. Hanworth, V.
  202. Harries of Pentregarth, L.
  203. Harris of Haringey, L.
  204. Harris of Richmond, B.
  205. Harrison, L.
  206. Hart of Chilton, L.
  207. Haskel, L.
  208. Haskins, L.
  209. Haworth, L.
  210. Hayman, B.
  211. Hayter of Kentish Town, B.
  212. Healy of Primrose Hill, B.
  213. Henig, B.
  214. Henley, L.
  215. Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.
  216. Heyhoe Flint, B.
  217. Higgins, L.
  218. Hill of Oareford, L.
  219. Hilton of Eggardon, B.
  220. Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
  221. Hollick, L.
  222. Hollins, B.
  223. Hollis of Heigham, B.
  224. Home, E.
  225. Hooper, B.
  226. Howard of Lympne, L.
  227. Howard of Rising, L.
  228. Howarth of Newport, L.
  229. Howe, E.
  230. Howe of Aberavon, L.
  231. Howe of Idlicote, B.
  232. Howell of Guildford, L.
  233. Howells of St Davids, B.
  234. Hoyle, L.
  235. Hughes of Woodside, L.
  236. Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
  237. Hunt of Wirral, L.
  238. Hussain, L.
  239. Hussein-Ece, B.
  240. Hylton, L.
  241. Inglewood, L.
  242. Irvine of Lairg, L.
  243. Jacobs, L.
  244. James of Blackheath, L.
  245. Janner of Braunstone, L.
  246. Janvrin, L.
  247. Jay of Ewelme, L.
  248. Jay of Paddington, B.
  249. Jenkin of Kennington, B.
  250. Jenkin of Roding, L.
  251. Jolly, B.
  252. Jones, L.
  253. Jones of Cheltenham, L.
  254. Jones of Whitchurch, B.
  255. Jopling, L.
  256. Jordan, L.
  257. Judd, L.
  258. Kakkar, L.
  259. Kennedy of Southwark, L.
  260. Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
  261. Kerr of Kinlochard, L.
  262. Kilclooney, L.
  263. King of Bow, B.
  264. King of West Bromwich, L.
  265. Kinnock, L.
  266. Kinnock of Holyhead, B.
  267. Kirkham, L.
  268. Kirkhill, L.
  269. Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
  270. Knight of Weymouth, L.
  271. Kramer, B.
  272. Laird, L.
  273. Laming, L.
  274. Lamont of Lerwick, L.
  275. Lawson of Blaby, L.
  276. Lea of Crondall, L.
  277. Leach of Fairford, L.
  278. Lee of Trafford, L.
  279. Lester of Herne Hill, L.
  280. Lewis of Newnham, L.
  281. Lexden, L.
  282. Liddell of Coatdyke, B.
  283. Liddle, L.
  284. Lindsay, E.
  285. Lingfield, L.
  286. Lipsey, L.
  287. Listowel, E.
  288. Liverpool, E.
  289. Loomba, L.
  290. Lothian, M.
  291. Low of Dalston, L.
  292. Lucas, L.
  293. Luce, L.
  294. Luke, L.
  295. Lyell, L.
  296. McAvoy, L.
  297. McColl of Dulwich, L.
  298. McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.
  299. McDonagh, B.
  300. Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
  301. McFall of Alcluith, L.
  302. MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
  303. McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
  304. Mackay of Clashfern, L.
  305. MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
  306. Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
  307. McKenzie of Luton, L.
  308. MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
  309. Maclennan of Rogart, L.
  310. McNally, L.
  311. Maddock, B.
  312. Magan of Castletown, L.
  313. Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
  314. Mallalieu, B.
  315. Mancroft, L.
  316. Maples, L.
  317. Mar, C.
  318. Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.
  319. Marland, L.
  320. Marlesford, L.
  321. Masham of Ilton, B.
  322. Massey of Darwen, B.
  323. Mawhinney, L.
  324. Mawson, L.
  325. Maxton, L.
  326. Mayhew of Twysden, L.
  327. Meacher, B.
  328. Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
  329. Miller of Hendon, B.
  330. Mitchell, L.
  331. Monks, L.
  332. Montgomery of Alamein, V.
  333. Montrose, D.
  334. Moonie, L.
  335. Morgan, L.
  336. Morgan of Ely, B.
  337. Morgan of Huyton, B.
  338. Morris of Aberavon, L.
  339. Morris of Bolton, B.
  340. Morris of Handsworth, L.
  341. Morris of Manchester, L.
  342. Morris of Yardley, B.
  343. Morrow, L.
  344. Moser, L.
  345. Moynihan, L.
  346. Murphy, B.
  347. Myners, L.
  348. Naseby, L.
  349. Neill of Bladen, L.
  350. Neville-Jones, B.
  351. Newby, L.
  352. Newlove, B.
  353. Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
  354. Nickson, L.
  355. Noakes, B.
  356. Noon, L.
  357. Northbourne, L.
  358. Northover, B.
  359. Norton of Louth, L.
  360. Nye, B.
  361. O'Cathain, B.
  362. O'Loan, B.
  363. O'Neill of Bengarve, B.
  364. O'Neill of Clackmannan, L.
  365. Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
  366. Ouseley, L.
  367. Owen, L.
  368. Oxburgh, L.
  369. Oxford, Bp.
  370. Palmer, L.
  371. Palmer of Childs Hill, L.
  372. Palumbo, L.
  373. Pannick, L.
  374. Parminter, B.
  375. Patel, L.
  376. Patel of Blackburn, L.
  377. Patel of Bradford, L.
  378. Patten, L.
  379. Paul, L.
  380. Pearson of Rannoch, L.
  381. Pendry, L.
  382. Perry of Southwark, B.
  383. Peston, L.
  384. Phillips of Sudbury, L.
  385. Pitkeathley, B.
  386. Plant of Highfield, L.
  387. Plumb, L.
  388. Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
  389. Popat, L.
  390. Powell of Bayswater, L.
  391. Prashar, B.
  392. Prescott, L.
  393. Prosser, B.
  394. Quin, B.
  395. Quirk, L.
  396. Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
  397. Ramsbotham, L.
  398. Randerson, B.
  399. Rawlings, B.
  400. Razzall, L.
  401. Rea, L.
  402. Reay, L.
  403. Redesdale, L.
  404. Rees-Mogg, L.
  405. Reid of Cardowan, L.
  406. Rennard, L.
  407. Ribeiro, L.
  408. Richard, L.
  409. Richardson of Calow, B.
  410. Risby, L.
  411. Ritchie of Brompton, B.
  412. Roberts of Conwy, L.
  413. Roberts of Llandudno, L.
  414. Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
  415. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
  416. Rooker, L.
  417. Rosser, L.
  418. Rowe-Beddoe, L.
  419. Rowlands, L.
  420. Royall of Blaisdon, B.
  421. Ryder of Wensum, L.
  422. St John of Bletso, L.
  423. St John of Fawsley, L.
  424. Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
  425. Sandwich, E.
  426. Sassoon, L.
  427. Sawyer, L.
  428. Scotland of Asthal, B.
  429. Scott of Foscote, L.
  430. Scott of Needham Market, B.
  431. Seccombe, B.
  432. Selborne, E.
  433. Selkirk of Douglas, L.
  434. Selsdon, L.
  435. Sewel, L.
  436. Shackleton of Belgravia, B.
  437. Sharkey, L.
  438. Sharp of Guildford, B.
  439. Sharples, B.
  440. Shaw of Northstead, L.
  441. Sheikh, L.
  442. Sheldon, L.
  443. Shephard of Northwold, B.
  444. Sherlock, B.
  445. Shipley, L.
  446. Shrewsbury, E.
  447. Shutt of Greetland, L.
  448. Simon, V.
  449. Singh of Wimbledon, L.
  450. Skidelsky, L.
  451. Slim, V.
  452. Smith of Basildon, B.
  453. Smith of Clifton, L.
  454. Smith of Finsbury, L.
  455. Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
  456. Snape, L.
  457. Soley, L.
  458. Spicer, L.
  459. Stedman-Scott, B.
  460. Stephen, L.
  461. Stern, B.
  462. Stevens of Ludgate, L.
  463. Stevenson of Balmacara, L.
  464. Stewartby, L.
  465. Stirrup, L.
  466. Stoddart of Swindon, L.
  467. Stone of Blackheath, L.
  468. Stoneham of Droxford, L.
  469. Storey, L.
  470. Stowell of Beeston, B.
  471. Strasburger, L.
  472. Strathclyde, L.
  473. Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
  474. Swinfen, L.
  475. Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
  476. Taverne, L.
  477. Taylor of Blackburn, L.
  478. Taylor of Bolton, B.
  479. Taylor of Holbeach, L.
  480. Temple-Morris, L.
  481. Teverson, L.
  482. Thomas of Gresford, L.
  483. Thomas of Walliswood, B.
  484. Thomas of Winchester, B.
  485. Thornton, B.
  486. Tomlinson, L.
  487. Tonge, B.
  488. Tope, L.
  489. Touhig, L.
  490. Trefgarne, L.
  491. Triesman, L.
  492. Trimble, L.
  493. True, L.
  494. Trumpington, B.
  495. Truscott, L.
  496. Tugendhat, L.
  497. Tunnicliffe, L.
  498. Turnberg, L.
  499. Turner of Camden, B.
  500. Tyler, L.
  501. Tyler of Enfield, B.
  502. Ullswater, V.
  503. Valentine, B.
  504. Vallance of Tummel, L.
  505. Verma, B.
  506. Wade of Chorlton, L.
  507. Wakefield, Bp.
  508. Wakeham, L.
  509. Wall of New Barnet, B.
  510. Wallace of Saltaire, L.
  511. Wallace of Tankerness, L.
  512. Walmsley, B.
  513. Walpole, L.
  514. Walton of Detchant, L.
  515. Warner, L.
  516. Warnock, B.
  517. Warsi, B.
  518. Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
  519. Wasserman, L.
  520. Watson of Invergowrie, L.
  521. Waverley, V.
  522. Wei, L.
  523. West of Spithead, L.
  524. Wheatcroft, B.
  525. Wheeler, B.
  526. Whitaker, B.
  527. Whitty, L.
  528. Wilcox, B.
  529. Williams of Baglan, L.
  530. Williams of Crosby, B.
  531. Williams of Elvel, L.
  532. Williamson of Horton, L.
  533. Willis of Knaresborough, L.
  534. Wills, L.
  535. Winston, L.
  536. Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.
  537. Wolfson of Sunningdale, L.
  538. Wood of Anfield, L.
  539. Woolf, L.
  540. Woolmer of Leeds, L.
  541. Worthington, B.
  542. Wright of Richmond, L.
  543. Young of Hornsey, B.
  544. Young of Norwood Green, L.
  545. Younger of Leckie, V.