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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 4 December 2012

The House met at 2.30pm.

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