§ Lord Braine of Wheatley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will publish in the Official Report a table showing the occasions for each of Sessions 1979–80; 1984–85; 1987–88; 1992–93; and to date in 1997–98, when the Government were defeated in a Division on the floor of the House; and whether the decision was:
- (a) accepted or
- (b) overturned by the House of Commons. [HL625]
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Richard)
The information requested is not available for Session 1979–80. For the remaining Sessions, the information requested is as follows. I should say, however, that this procedural record of the outcome in each case might not give the whole picture. It would not, however, be appropriate for me to seek to interpret these results.
Session 1984–85 Date Stage of Bill Decision reached 24/01/85 Prosecution of Offences Bill (HL)—Committee Accepted 29/01/85 Insolvency Bill (HL)— Committee Accepted after further amendments made in both Houses 19/03/85 Administration of Justice Bill (HL)—Report Accepted 28/03/85 Representation of the People Bill—Committee Further amended but then overturned 01/04/85 Insolvency Bill (HL)— Report Overturned 04/04/85 Films Bill—Third Reading Overturned 16/04/85 Insolvency Bill (HL)— Third Reading Accepted 16/04/85 Trustee Savings Banks Bill—Report Overturned with amendments in lieu 16/04/85 Trustee Savings Banks Bill—Report Subsequent amendment accepted 07/05/85 Local Government Bill— Committee Accepted with amendments 07/08/85 Local Government Bill— Committee Overturned 09/05/85 Local Government Bill— Committee Overturned but further amendments made 13/05/85 Local Government Bill— Committee Accepted with further amendments 04/07/85 Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill— Report Bill withdrawn 16/07/85 Transport Bill— Committee Accepted 22/10/85 Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Bill—Third Reading Accepted with consequential amendments
In addition, the Government were defeated on a Motion on 29 July. It was not for the Commons to consider this Motion.122WA
Session 1987–88 Date Stage of Bill Decision reached 18/01/88 Legal Aid Bill (HL)— Committee Agreed with further Lords amendments 16/02/88 Local Government Bill—Report Overturned 18/02/88 Local Government Bill—Report Accepted 03/03/88 Social Security Bill— Report Accepted 31/03/88 Licensing Bill—Report Accepted with an amendment 12/05/88 Education Reform Bill—Committee Accepted 19/05/88 Education Reform Bill—Committee Accepted 28/06/88 Education Reform Bill—Report Amendment offered in lieu 28/06/88 Education Reform Bill—Report Amendment offered in lieu 30/06/88 Local Government Finance Bill—Report Overturned 05/07/88 Local Government Finance Bill—Report Overturned 08/07/88 Education Reform Bill—Third Reading Accepted 08/07/88 Education Reform Bill—Third Reading Accepted 19/07/88 Health and Medicines Bill—Committee Overturned 19/07/88 Health and Medicines Bill—Committee Overturned but consequential amendments made 20/07/88 Firearms (Amendment) Bill—Committee Accepted after further Lords amendments 28/07/88 Housing Bill— Committee Amendment offered in lieu
Session 1992–93 Date Stage of Bill Decision reached 04/06/92 Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill—Committee Overturned 24/11/92 Sea Fish (Conservation) Bill—Report Accepted 02/02/93 Agriculture Bill—Third Reading Accepted 02/02/93 Agriculture Bill—Third Reading Accepted 02/03/93 Asylum and Immigration Appeals Bill—Report Overturned 20/04/93 Education Bill— Committee Overturned 11/05/93 Housing and Urban Development Bill— Report Accepted 25/05/93 Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Bill— Third Reading Accepted 14/06/93 Education Bill—Report Overturned 14/06/93 Education Bill—Report Overturned 05/07/93 Railways Bill— Committee Accepted but modified by amendments 20/10/93 Railways Bill—Report Overturned 03/11/93 Railways Bill—Consideration of Commons Amendments (three separate defeats) Overturned (all 3 defeats)
In addition, the Government were defeated on Motions on four occasions (6 July and 20 October 1992; and 15 July and 18 October 1993). It was not for the Commons to consider these Motions.
Session 1997–98 (up to and including 25 February 1998) Date Stage of Bill Decision reached 3/07/97 Referendums (Scotland and Wales)— Committee Overturned 17/07/97 Education (Schools) Bill—Report Overturned 21/07/97 Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill—Report Overturned 16/10/97 Firearms Bill—Report Overturned 16/10/97 Firearms Bill—Report Overturned 13/01/98 Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill—Committee Overturned 29/01/98 Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill—Report Overturned 05/02/98 Human Rights Bill— Third Reading The Commons are still considering the Bill 09/02/98 Competition Bill—Report The Bill is still in the Lords
In addition, the Government were defeated on a Motion on the Beef Bones Regulations on 27 January 1998. It is not for the Commons to consider this vote.