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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 28 March 2012

The House met at 11.00am.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

  1. D'Souza, B. (Lord Speaker)
  2. Aberdare, L.
  3. Adams of Craigielea, B.
  4. Addington, L.
  5. Adonis, L.
  6. Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.
  7. Ahmed, L.
  8. Alderdice, L.
  9. Allenby of Megiddo, V.
  10. Alton of Liverpool, L.
  11. Andrews, B.
  12. Anelay of St Johns, B.
  13. Armstrong of Hill Top, B.
  14. Arran, E.
  15. Ashcroft, L.
  16. Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.
  17. Astor of Hever, L.
  18. Attlee, E.
  19. Avebury, L.
  20. Bach, L.
  21. Barker, B.
  22. Barnett, L.
  23. Bassam of Brighton, L.
  24. Bates, L.
  25. Beecham, L.
  26. Benjamin, B.
  27. Berridge, B.
  28. Best, L.
  29. Bew, L.
  30. Bichard, L.
  31. Bilimoria, L.
  32. Billingham, B.
  33. Bilston, L.
  34. Birt, L.
  35. Black of Brentwood, L.
  36. Blair of Boughton, L.
  37. Blood, B.
  38. Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
  39. Boothroyd, B.
  40. Borrie, L.
  41. Boswell of Aynho, L.
  42. Bowness, L.
  43. Boyce, L.
  44. Brabazon of Tara, L.
  45. Bradley, L.
  46. Bradshaw, L.
  47. Bragg, L.
  48. Bramall, L.
  49. Bridgeman, V.
  50. Brinton, B.
  51. Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
  52. Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
  53. Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
  54. Brookman, L.
  55. Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
  56. Brougham and Vaux, L.
  57. Browne of Belmont, L.
  58. Browne of Ladyton, L.
  59. Browning, B.
  60. Burnett, L.
  61. Butler of Brockwell, L.
  62. Butler-Sloss, B.
  63. Byford, B.
  64. Caithness, E.
  65. Cameron of Dillington, L.
  66. Cameron of Lochbroom, L.
  67. Campbell of Alloway, L.
  68. Campbell-Savours, L.
  69. Carter of Coles, L.
  70. Cathcart, E.
  71. Cavendish of Furness, L.
  72. Chidgey, L.
  73. Chorley, L.
  74. Clancarty, E.
  75. Clark of Windermere, L.
  76. Clarke of Hampstead, L.
  77. Clement-Jones, L.
  78. Clinton-Davis, L.
  79. Cobbold, L.
  80. Cohen of Pimlico, B.
  81. Collins of Highbury, L.
  82. Colville of Culross, V.
  83. Colwyn, L.
  84. Condon, L.
  85. Cope of Berkeley, L.
  86. Cormack, L.
  87. Cotter, L.
  88. Courtown, E.
  89. Coussins, B.
  90. Cox, B.
  91. Craig of Radley, L.
  92. Craigavon, V.
  93. Crawley, B.
  94. Crickhowell, L.
  95. Crisp, L.
  96. Cumberlege, B.
  97. Cunningham of Felling, L.
  98. Dannatt, L.
  99. Davies of Coity, L.
  100. Davies of Oldham, L.
  101. De Mauley, L.
  102. Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
  103. Dear, L.
  104. Deben, L.
  105. Deech, B.
  106. Denham, L.
  107. Derby, Bp.
  108. Desai, L.
  109. Dholakia, L.
  110. Dixon-Smith, L.
  111. Donaghy, B.
  112. Donoughue, L.
  113. Doocey, B.
  114. Drake, B.
  115. Dubs, L.
  116. Dundee, E.
  117. Dykes, L.
  118. Eaton, B.
  119. Eatwell, L.
  120. Eccles, V.
  121. Eccles of Moulton, B.
  122. Elder, L.
  123. Elis-Thomas, L.
  124. Elton, L.
  125. Elystan-Morgan, L.
  126. Empey, L.
  127. Erroll, E.
  128. Evans of Parkside, L.
  129. Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
  130. Evans of Watford, L.
  131. Falconer of Thoroton, L.
  132. Falkland, V.
  133. Falkner of Margravine, B.
  134. Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
  135. Faulkner of Worcester, L.
  136. Faulks, L.
  137. Fellowes, L.
  138. Filkin, L.
  139. Fink, L.
  140. Finlay of Llandaff, B.
  141. Flather, B.
  142. Flight, L.
  143. Fookes, B.
  144. Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
  145. Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
  146. Fowler, L.
  147. Framlingham, L.
  148. Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
  149. Freeman, L.
  150. Freud, L.
  151. Gale, B.
  152. Garden of Frognal, B.
  153. Gardiner of Kimble, L.
  154. Gardner of Parkes, B.
  155. Gavron, L.
  156. Geddes, L.
  157. German, L.
  158. Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
  159. Giddens, L.
  160. Gilbert, L.
  161. Glasgow, E.
  162. Glasman, L.
  163. Glentoran, L.
  164. Golding, B.
  165. Goodlad, L.
  166. Gordon of Strathblane, L.
  167. Gould of Potternewton, B.
  168. Graham of Edmonton, L.
  169. Grantchester, L.
  170. Greengross, B.
  171. Greenway, L.
  172. Grenfell, L.
  173. Grey-Thompson, B.
  174. Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
  175. Grocott, L.
  176. Hameed, L.
  177. Hamilton of Epsom, L.
  178. Hamwee, B.
  179. Hanham, B.
  180. Hannay of Chiswick, L.
  181. Hanworth, V.
  182. Harries of Pentregarth, L.
  183. Harris of Haringey, L.
  184. Harris of Richmond, B.
  185. Harrison, L.
  186. Hart of Chilton, L.
  187. Haskel, L.
  188. Haworth, L.
  189. Hayman, B.
  190. Hayter of Kentish Town, B.
  191. Healy of Primrose Hill, B.
  192. Henig, B.
  193. Henley, L.
  194. Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.
  195. Heyhoe Flint, B.
  196. Higgins, L.
  197. Hill of Oareford, L.
  198. Hilton of Eggardon, B.
  199. Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
  200. Hollick, L.
  201. Hollins, B.
  202. Hollis of Heigham, B.
  203. Hooper, B.
  204. Howard of Lympne, L.
  205. Howarth of Breckland, B.
  206. Howarth of Newport, L.
  207. Howe, E.
  208. Howe of Aberavon, L.
  209. Howe of Idlicote, B.
  210. Howell of Guildford, L.
  211. Howie of Troon, L.
  212. Hoyle, L.
  213. Hughes of Woodside, L.
  214. Hunt of Chesterton, L.
  215. Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
  216. Hunt of Wirral, L.
  217. Hussain, L.
  218. Hussein-Ece, B.
  219. Hutton of Furness, L.
  220. Hylton, L.
  221. James of Blackheath, L.
  222. Janner of Braunstone, L.
  223. Janvrin, L.
  224. Jay of Ewelme, L.
  225. Jenkin of Kennington, B.
  226. Jenkin of Roding, L.
  227. Jolly, B.
  228. Jones, L.
  229. Jones of Birmingham, L.
  230. Jones of Whitchurch, B.
  231. Jopling, L.
  232. Jordan, L.
  233. Judd, L.
  234. Kakkar, L.
  235. Kennedy of Southwark, L.
  236. Kerr of Kinlochard, L.
  237. Kilclooney, L.
  238. King of Bow, B.
  239. King of Bridgwater, L.
  240. King of West Bromwich, L.
  241. Kingsmill, B.
  242. Kinnock, L.
  243. Kinnock of Holyhead, B.
  244. Kirkhill, L.
  245. Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
  246. Knight of Collingtree, B.
  247. Knight of Weymouth, L.
  248. Kramer, B.
  249. Laird, L.
  250. Laming, L.
  251. Lang of Monkton, L.
  252. Lawson of Blaby, L.
  253. Lea of Crondall, L.
  254. Lee of Trafford, L.
  255. Lewis of Newnham, L.
  256. Lexden, L.
  257. Liddell of Coatdyke, B.
  258. Liddle, L.
  259. Lindsay, E.
  260. Lingfield, L.
  261. Lipsey, L.
  262. Lister of Burtersett, B.
  263. Listowel, E.
  264. Liverpool, Bp.
  265. Liverpool, E.
  266. Loomba, L.
  267. Lothian, M.
  268. Low of Dalston, L.
  269. Lucas, L.
  270. Luke, L.
  271. Lyell, L.
  272. Lytton, E.
  273. Macaulay of Bragar, L.
  274. McAvoy, L.
  275. McCluskey, L.
  276. McColl of Dulwich, L.
  277. McDonagh, B.
  278. Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
  279. McFall of Alcluith, L.
  280. MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
  281. McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
  282. MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
  283. Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
  284. McKenzie of Luton, L.
  285. Maclennan of Rogart, L.
  286. McNally, L.
  287. Maddock, B.
  288. Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
  289. Mancroft, L.
  290. Mar and Kellie, E.
  291. Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.
  292. Marlesford, L.
  293. Masham of Ilton, B.
  294. Massey of Darwen, B.
  295. Mawhinney, L.
  296. Maxton, L.
  297. Mayhew of Twysden, L.
  298. Meacher, B.
  299. Methuen, L.
  300. Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
  301. Mitchell, L.
  302. Monks, L.
  303. Montrose, D.
  304. Moonie, L.
  305. Moore of Lower Marsh, L.
  306. Morgan, L.
  307. Morgan of Huyton, B.
  308. Morris of Aberavon, L.
  309. Morris of Bolton, B.
  310. Morris of Handsworth, L.
  311. Moynihan, L.
  312. Neville-Jones, B.
  313. Newby, L.
  314. Newlove, B.
  315. Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
  316. Noakes, B.
  317. Northbourne, L.
  318. Northbrook, L.
  319. Northover, B.
  320. Norton of Louth, L.
  321. Nye, B.
  322. Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
  323. O'Cathain, B.
  324. O'Neill of Bengarve, B.
  325. O'Neill of Clackmannan, L.
  326. Ouseley, L.
  327. Oxburgh, L.
  328. Palmer, L.
  329. Patel, L.
  330. Patel of Blackburn, L.
  331. Patel of Bradford, L.
  332. Patten, L.
  333. Paul, L.
  334. Pearson of Rannoch, L.
  335. Pendry, L.
  336. Perry of Southwark, B.
  337. Peston, L.
  338. Phillips of Sudbury, L.
  339. Pitkeathley, B.
  340. Plumb, L.
  341. Prashar, B.
  342. Prescott, L.
  343. Prosser, B.
  344. Quirk, L.
  345. Radice, L.
  346. Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
  347. Ramsbotham, L.
  348. Rana, L.
  349. Randerson, B.
  350. Rawlings, B.
  351. Razzall, L.
  352. Rea, L.
  353. Reay, L.
  354. Redesdale, L.
  355. Reid of Cardowan, L.
  356. Rendell of Babergh, B.
  357. Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
  358. Rennard, L.
  359. Renton of Mount Harry, L.
  360. Richard, L.
  361. Ripon and Leeds, Bp.
  362. Risby, L.
  363. Roberts of Conwy, L.
  364. Roberts of Llandudno, L.
  365. Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
  366. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
  367. Rogan, L.
  368. Rooker, L.
  369. Rosser, L.
  370. Rowe-Beddoe, L.
  371. Rowlands, L.
  372. Royall of Blaisdon, B.
  373. Ryder of Wensum, L.
  374. St John of Bletso, L.
  375. Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
  376. Sanderson of Bowden, L.
  377. Sandwich, E.
  378. Sassoon, L.
  379. Sawyer, L.
  380. Scotland of Asthal, B.
  381. Scott of Foscote, L.
  382. Scott of Needham Market, B.
  383. Seccombe, B.
  384. Selborne, E.
  385. Selkirk of Douglas, L.
  386. Selsdon, L.
  387. Shackleton of Belgravia, B.
  388. Sharp of Guildford, B.
  389. Sharples, B.
  390. Shaw of Northstead, L.
  391. Sheikh, L.
  392. Sheldon, L.
  393. Shephard of Northwold, B.
  394. Sherlock, B.
  395. Shipley, L.
  396. Shrewsbury, E.
  397. Shutt of Greetland, L.
  398. Simon, V.
  399. Singh of Wimbledon, L.
  400. Skelmersdale, L.
  401. Slim, V.
  402. Smith of Basildon, B.
  403. Smith of Clifton, L.
  404. Smith of Finsbury, L.
  405. Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
  406. Snape, L.
  407. Soley, L.
  408. Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
  409. Spicer, L.
  410. Stedman-Scott, B.
  411. Steel of Aikwood, L.
  412. Stephen, L.
  413. Stern, B.
  414. Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.
  415. Stevenson of Balmacara, L.
  416. Stewartby, L.
  417. Stirrup, L.
  418. Stoddart of Swindon, L.
  419. Stone of Blackheath, L.
  420. Stoneham of Droxford, L.
  421. Storey, L.
  422. Stowell of Beeston, B.
  423. Strasburger, L.
  424. Strathclyde, L.
  425. Swinfen, L.
  426. Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
  427. Tanlaw, L.
  428. Taverne, L.
  429. Taylor of Blackburn, L.
  430. Taylor of Bolton, B.
  431. Taylor of Goss Moor, L.
  432. Taylor of Holbeach, L.
  433. Temple-Morris, L.
  434. Teverson, L.
  435. Thomas of Gresford, L.
  436. Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
  437. Thomas of Winchester, B.
  438. Tomlinson, L.
  439. Tonge, B.
  440. Tope, L.
  441. Tordoff, L.
  442. Touhig, L.
  443. Trefgarne, L.
  444. Trenchard, V.
  445. Triesman, L.
  446. True, L.
  447. Trumpington, B.
  448. Truscott, L.
  449. Tugendhat, L.
  450. Tunnicliffe, L.
  451. Turnberg, L.
  452. Turner of Camden, B.
  453. Tyler, L.
  454. Tyler of Enfield, B.
  455. Ullswater, V.
  456. Verma, B.
  457. Wade of Chorlton, L.
  458. Wakeham, L.
  459. Wall of New Barnet, B.
  460. Wallace of Saltaire, L.
  461. Wallace of Tankerness, L.
  462. Walmsley, B.
  463. Walpole, L.
  464. Walton of Detchant, L.
  465. Warner, L.
  466. Warnock, B.
  467. Warsi, B.
  468. Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
  469. Wasserman, L.
  470. Watson of Invergowrie, L.
  471. Waverley, V.
  472. Wei, L.
  473. West of Spithead, L.
  474. Wheeler, B.
  475. Whitaker, B.
  476. Whitty, L.
  477. Wigley, L.
  478. Wilcox, B.
  479. Williams of Crosby, B.
  480. Williams of Elvel, L.
  481. Williamson of Horton, L.
  482. Willis of Knaresborough, L.
  483. Willoughby de Broke, L.
  484. Wills, L.
  485. Wilson of Tillyorn, L.
  486. Winston, L.
  487. Wood of Anfield, L.
  488. Woolf, L.
  489. Wright of Richmond, L.
  490. Young of Hornsey, B.
  491. Young of Norwood Green, L.
  492. Younger of Leckie, V.