XClose

The Constitution Unit

Home
Menu

Government Defeats in the House of Lords

HOL banner
Summary tables and voting records are recorded for every session since 2005-06. Defeats from preceding sessions can be reached by clicking on the tabs below. The column on the right shows the number of votes the government was beaten by. To see details of a defeat, click the relevant line of the table and this will bring up a report showing the number of votes cast for and against, and lists of voters (in both cases broken down by party). 

The Constitution Unit can email you every time a new defeat is added to this page. If you would like us to do so, please complete our mailing list form and ensure you check the Lords defeats box.

This session

Defeats in the House of Lords will be listed here as they occur throughout the 2019-20 parliamentary session. 

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority

1.

PDF icon1.
23/10/2019Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019-72
2017-2019

This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords since the start of the 2017-19 parliamentary session, in reverse order.

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
22/07/2019Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill-114
17/07/2019Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill-103
03/07/2019Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee-146
27/06/2019Climate Change Act 2008 (2050
Target Amendment) Order 2019
-39
24/06/2019Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL]-44
19/06/2019Children’s Homes etc. Inspection Fees, Childcare Fees, Adoption and Children Act Register (Amendment) Regulations 2019-85
20/05/2019Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2019-47
26/03/2019REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019-12

54

PDF icon54
.
19/03/2019Offensive Weapons Bill-21
13/03/2019Trade Bill

-39
13/03/2019Trade Bill-67
13/03/2019Trade Bill

-101
12/03/2019Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill-38
12/03/2019Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill-36
06/03/2019Trade Bill-66
06/03/2019Trade Bill-47
26/02/2019Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-14
26/02/2019Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-9
13/02/2019European Union Withdrawal-86
28/01/2019Brexit: Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the European Union-152
21/01/2019Trade Bill (motion)-35
14/01/2019Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration-167
18/12/2018Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018-25
17/12/2018Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill-18
10/12/2018Arrangement of Business: Motion to adjourn during pleasure until 5:30pm-36
03/12/2018Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill-29
27/11/2018Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]-84
21/11/2018Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]-13
34.22/10/2018Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [HL]

-22
33. 27/06/2018 Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) BillTo require the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to develop a relative price cap for suppliers, setting the difference between the cheapest rate and the most expensive standard variable or default rate as a specified proportion of the cheapest rate. -1
32. 18/06/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo insist on parliamentary approval for the outcome of UK-EU negotiations, but, in line with Dominic Grieve's amendment at CCLA, to require the government, in case no agreement has been reached  by 21 January 2019, to make a statement regarding their proposed strategy subject to a motion to approve in the House of Commons, rather than to a motion in neutral terms, as proposed by the government. -119
31. 17/05/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to propose primary legislation establishing a duty on public authorities to apply principles of EU environmental law after exit day, and to establish an independent public body to ensure compliance. -50
30. 15/05/2018 Data Protection Bill [HL]To insist to require the government to set up an inquiry into allegations of data protection breaches committed by or on behalf of news publishers, but to consider the separate legal context in Northern Ireland and Scotland and exclude local and regional publishers. -39
 29. 08/05/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo require ministers to state their justification if proposing the negative procedure for statutory instruments under certain clauses of the Bill, and to accept decisions of a committee reporting on the instrument, or of the House itself, that the affirmative procedure should apply instead. -31
28. 08/05/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo make it a condition of enactment that the government should adopt a negotiating objective to achieve an international agreement enabling the UK to continue to participate in the European Economic Area after exit day. -29
27. 08/05/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo delete the provision in the bill that defines exit day as 11pm on 29 March 2019, and to specify instead that exit day may be appointed through regulations. -78
26. 08/05/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo insert a clause specifying that no provision in the bill shall prevent the UK from replicating in domestic law any EU law made on or after exit day, or continuing to participate in, or have a formal relationship with, EU agencies after exit day. -71
25. 02/05/2018  European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo insert a clause requiring ministers to observe the 1998 Northern Ireland Act and UK-EU agreement on the continuation of North-South co-operation when implementing this Act, and to place various limits on new border arrangements for Northern Ireland. -68
24. 30/04/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo insert a clause requiring the government to preserve specified provisions of the EU Dublin Regulation, which allow persons seeking asylum, including unaccompanied minors, adults and children, to join a family member, sibling or relative in the UK. -24
23.  30/04/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo require that ministers should seek approval by Parliament of a mandate to negotiate the UK's future relationship with the EU. -38
22. 30/04/2018   European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo insert a clause requiring parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU, and specifying the conditions under which the government must follow directions from Parliament in negotiating the UK's relationship with the EU. -91
21. 25/04/2018  European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo remove a provision that ministers could make regulations to prevent, remedy or mitigate deficiencies in retained EU law as they consider 'appropriate', and to specify instead that they may make such regulations where it is 'necessary'. -128
20. 23/04/2018  European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo retain in domestic law the right to challenge a legal instrument retained from EU law on the grounds that it fails to comply with general principles of EU law. -56
19. 23/04/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo remove provisions enabling ministers, after the UK has left the European Union, to specify through regulations where the validity of retained EU law may be challenged in court. -50
18. 23/04/2018  European Union (Withdrawal) BillTo include the European Charter of Fundamental Rights as part of retained EU law after the UK has left the European Union, with the exception of the preamble and of Chapter V, which sets out the rights of EU citizens. -71
17.  18/04/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillPaving amendment to specify that retained EU law regarding employment rights, equality, health and safety and environmental standards cannot be amended, repealed or revoked except by primary legislation or by secondary legislation subject to an enhanced scrutiny procedure.  -97
16. 18/04/2018 European Union (Withdrawal) BillPaving amendment to require the government to report to both Houses by 31 October 2018 regarding the steps taken to negotiate continued participation of the UK in a customs union with the EU before the European Communities Act 1972 can be repealed. -123
15. 17/04/2018Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL]To require the Secretary of State to produce and present before both Houses a report on trailer-related road accidents, and to make a recommendation on whether there should be a mandatory safety testing scheme for all trailers weighing more than 750kg. -3
14. 20/03/2018 Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018To regret the changes in entitlement to free school meals proposed through the regulations, and to call on the government not to implement the regulations until a full poverty impact assessment has been completed and considered by both Houses. (non-fatal motion). -7
13.  20/03/2018 Nuclear Safeguards BillPaving amendment to require the government to produce and to present before parliament reports on nuclear safeguards and future arrangements with Euratom at the end of four successive reporting periods which will follow the passing of the Act. -50
12. 20/03/2018Nuclear Safeguards BillTo insert a clause to require the government to suspend the UK's withdrawal from Euratom until either international agreements have been reached or the UK is allowed to continue under current arrangements if the agreements are not in place by 1 March 2019. -71
11. 17/01/2018 Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]To remove the ability of ministers to create criminal offences through regulations made under the bill regarding the detection, investigation or prevention of money laundering. -79
10. 15/01/2018 Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]To remove the ability of ministers to create criminal offences through regulations made under the bill. -18
9. 15/01/2018 Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]To extend the issues that ministers must consider when making regulations under the bill that impose sanctions on designated persons or countries, to include promotion of conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and the rule of law. -47
8.08/01/2018 Data Protection Bill [HL]To insert a clause providing that courts must award costs against publishers that are not members of an approved regulator in data protection claims, unless satisfied that the claim could not have been resolved by arbitration provided by the regulator. -17
7. 08/01/2018 Data Protection Bill [HL]To insert a clause to require the Secretary of State to establish within three months of the passing of the Act an inquiry into allegations of data protection breaches committed by, or on behalf of, news publishers. -29
6.  08/01/2018 Data Protection Bill [HL]To require the Information Commissioner to maintain a register of personal data of national significance that is controlled by public bodies, and to prepare a code of practice setting out practical guidance in relation to such data. -31
5.  01/11/2017 Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL]To introduce a requirement for trustees or managers of pension schemes to ask members, when they request access to or transfer of their pension assets, if they have received information and guidance from the financial guidance body established by the bill. -82
4. 24/10/2017 Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL]To require the new financial guidance body to advise the Secretary of State on issues of consumer detriment in relation to cold calling regarding financial services and products, and to allow the Secretary of State to institute bans on cold calling. -48
3.  24/10/2017Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL]To add consumer protection to the functions of the financial guidance body established by the bill. -55
2.   13/09/2017 Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017To regret that the rules may act against the Aarhus Convention on access to justice in environmental matters that the cost of litigation should not be prohibitive, and may deter claimants from bringing meritorious environmental cases (non-fatal motion)  -45
1.06/09/2017 National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2017To regret that the regulations do not require that in 2017-18 NHS England meets the target to ensure that 92% of patients are treated within 18 weeks of referral, and to ask the government to publish the legal advice they have received (non-fatal motion)-65
2016-2017

This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords since the start of the 2016-17 parliamentary session, in reverse order. 

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
38. 05/04/2017 Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and the Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016To regret the proposal to vary the maximum rate of university fees according to TEF teaching ratings, and to ask the government to report annually on the economic impact and cost of the present student loan system and increasing rate of graduate debt (non-fatal motion).  -11
37. 05/04/2017Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) BillTo insist to ask that the government, in securing best value for the NHS in purchasing medical supplies, considers supporting the UK life sciences sector, and ensuring access for patients to new medicines and treatments approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. -38
36. 29/03/2017 Digital Economy BillTo insert a clause requiring persons who re-sell tickets for cultural, sporting or recreational events using secondary ticketing facilities to provide the ticket reference or booking number, as well as any conditions attached to the resale of the ticket. -23
35. 29/03/2017 Digital Economy BillTo insert a clause to ensure that public service broadcasting channels are entitled to prominence on all TV viewing platforms and electronic programme guides, including connected and on-demand menus. -29
34. 29/03/2017  Digital Economy BillTo insert a clause to require the Secretary of State to set up an independent body titled the BBC Licence Fee Commission, which would make recommendations to the Secretary of State regarding the level of licence fee required to fund the BBC. -68
33. 27/03/2017 Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017To move to regret that the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 are implemented without adequate scrutiny, and to ask the government to review their impact on people with mental health conditions within two years (non-fatal motion). -8
32. 27/03/2017 Technical and Further Education BillTo insert a clause to include a duty that Ofsted takes into account the careers advice made available to students in carrying out inspections of further education colleges. -38
31. 27/03/2017 Technical and Further Education BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to make provisions to enable persons under the age of 20 undertaking an apprenticeship to be eligible for child benefits. -54
30. 20/03/2017 Digital Economy BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to produce and to present to parliament a report regarding the effectiveness of the regulatory framework on internet pornography proposed in the bill within 18 months of it coming into force. -20
29. 20/03/2017 Digital Economy BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to bring forward, subject to the approval of parliament, a code of practice regarding the responsibilities of social media platform providers to protect children and young people from online abuse. -26
28. 13/03/2017 Higher Education and Research BillTo insert a clause requiring that students at UK universities are not counted as long term migrants, and that non-UK citizens holding offers to study or to work as academic staff are not subject to more restrictive immigration rules than currently apply. -94
27. 08/03/2017 Higher Education and Research Bill To allow appeals against a decision by the Office for Students to revoke degree-awarding powers on the grounds that the decision was wrong, rather than that it was based on error of fact, wrong in law, or unreasonable, as the bill states. -34
 26. 08/03/2017 Higher Education and Research BillTo require the Office for Students to ensure, in granting degree-awarding powers to higher education providers, that providers have functioned to required standards for at least four years, or have the approval of the proposed Quality Assessment Committee. -16
25. 08/03/2017 Higher Education and Research BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to introduce a scheme to provide information about the quality of education and teaching provided by higher education institutions, replacing the proposed scheme to give ratings to such institutions. -94
24. 07/03/2017 European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) BillTo require the Prime Minister to subject an agreement regarding the terms of the UK's withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the EU, to approval by both Houses of Parliament before the European Parliament votes on the agreement. -98
23. 06/03/2017 Higher Education and Research BillTo require higher education institutions to provide students with the opportunity to be added to the electoral register through the process of enrolling. -11
22. 06/03/2017 Higher Education and Research BillTo insert a clause to prevent the scheme in the bill for rating the quality and standards of higher education institutions from being used to set course fees, or the number of fee paying students, that higher education institutions can recruit. -53
21. 01/03/2017 European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) BillTo require the UK government to produce proposals within three months of giving notification of the intention of withdrawal from the EU to ensure that the rights of residence of citizens of EU or EEA countries legally resident in the UK are maintained. -102
20. 28/02/2017Neighbourhood Planning BillTo require the Secretary of State to make regulations to remove building owners' currently existing rights to change the use of, or to demolish, drinking establishments without seeking planning permission. -90
19. 23/02/2017 Neighbourhood Planning BillTo ensure that regulations made under the bill do not prevent local planning authorities from requiring pre-commencement conditions that are otherwise in conformity with the existing National Planning Policy Framework. -7
18. 22/02/2017 Digital Economy BillTo insert a clause to require telecommunication service providers to offer customers the opportunity to place a financial cap on their monthly bills upon entering a contract, and to switch mobile providers at no extra cost in accordance with OFCOM rules. -46
17. 22/02/2017 Digital Economy BillTo place the universal service obligation for broadband on the face of the bill, specifying targets for broadband connections and services, and requiring the government to prioritise SMEs and rural areas and to ensure mobile network coverage across the UK. -44
16. 07/02/2017 Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) BillTo insert a clause to require that the government, in securing best value for the NHS in purchasing medical supplies, considers supporting the UK life sciences sector, and ensuring access for patients to new medicines and treatments approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. -45
15. 09/01/2017Higher Education and Research BillTo insert a clause at the start of the bill to define universities as autonomous institutions, and to outline their roles as promoters of academic freedom and freedom of speech and their contribution to society through teaching and research. -27
14. 19/12/2016 Pension Schemes Bill [HL]To insert a clause to require the Secretary of State to provide for a funder of last resort for cases where the Master Trust managing a pension scheme has insufficient funds to meet the costs of winding up the scheme and transferring the rights of members. -4
13. 12/12/2016 Policing and Crime BillPaving amendment to allow members of the public to make complaints to the Parliamentary Ombudsman about lack of observance by the police of the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, and to allow the Parliamentary Ombudsman to conduct investigations. -6
12. 12/12/2016 Policing and Crime BillTo increase the maximum sentence for stalking offences from 5 to 10 years. -11
11. 07/12/2016 Policing and Crime BillTo insert a clause to require police and crime commissioners to make recommendations to the Secretary of State as to whether bereaved families at inquests involving the police require financial support, in order to ensure parity of legal funding. -35
10. 30/11/2016 Policing and Crime BillTo insert a clause to require the Prime Minister to commission an independent inquiry into the operation of the police complaints system with respect to allegations of corrupt relationships between the police and newspaper organisations. -50
9. 08/11/2016 Children and Social Work Bill [HL]To remove a clause enabling the Secretary of State to exempt local authorities in England from children's social care legislation requirements in order to allow them to test different ways of working to provide children's social care. -32
8. 02/11/2016 Investigatory Powers BillTo insist to allow victims of unlawful interceptions to claim costs against publishers that are not members of approved regulators, but to relate this to a new clause defining civil liability for unlawful interceptions of public communication networks. -29
7. 31/10/2016 Investigatory Powers Bill To define civil liability related to unlawful interceptions of communications, allowing victims of unlawful interceptions of both private and public communication networks to claim costs against publishers that are not members of approved regulators. -40
6.24/10/2016Bus Services Bill [HL]To remove a clause that would prevent local authorities in England from forming companies with the purpose of providing local transport services.-12
5.12/10/2016 Bus Services Bill [HL]To allow all categories of local authorities other than combined mayoral authorities to opt for franchising schemes for buses without seeking permission from the Secretary of State, as the bill currently provides. -17
4.12/10/2016Bus Services Bill [HL]To require local authorities that propose a transport partnership scheme termed 'advanced quality partnership' under the bill to give notice to the representatives of any affected employees. -25
3.12/10/2016Bus Services Bill [HL]To require local authorities that enter into a transport partnership scheme to impose the low carbon emissions standards provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles on all new buses that deliver local services. -41
2.12/10/2016 Bus Services Bill [HL]To allow local authorities that enter into a transport partnership scheme termed 'advanced quality partnership' under the bill to apply to the Secretary of State for additional powers to enforce moving traffic offences. -41
1.11/10/2016 Investigatory Powers BillPaving amendment to define civil liability related to unlawful interceptions of communications, allowing victims of unlawful interceptions to claim costs against publishers that are not members of approved regulators. -102
2015-2016

This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords since the start of the 2015-16 parliamentary session, in reverse order.

Government Defeats

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
60 10/05/2016 Housing and Planning Bill To insist for the second time that local authorities can make a case to the Secretary of State to retain and spend payments from selling social housing, to cover in each case at least one affordable home outside London, or at least two in London. -11
59 04/05/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo insist on previous amendment to require sustainable drainage systems to be implemented in all new developments, ending the right to connect to existing conventional drainage, and extending current provisions which exclude small-scale developments. -24
58 04/05/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo insist to require all new homes in England built from 1 April 2018 to achieve the carbon compliance standard equivalent to an improvement on the target emission rate of 60% for detached houses, 56% for attached houses, and 44% for flats. -34
57 04/05/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo insist to enable parish councils and neighbourhood forums to appeal against the granting of planning permission by local authorities for housing developments that conflict with existing neighbourhood plans, but conceding not to include emerging plans. -34
56 04/05/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo insist to allow local authorities to retain and spend payments from selling social housing on building similar properties, but accepting that agreement must first be reached with the Secretary of State regarding the need for such replacements. -56
55 04/05/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo insist to enable local authorities to decide planning developments based on local need, accepting that the Secretary of State may require provision of starter homes, but allowing them to comply by providing alternative affordable home ownership options. -60
54 27/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo increase the measure of the level of household income for the purpose of defining high income local authority tenants every three years to reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index, rather than by referring to income thresholds as provided. -34
53 27/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo allow local authorities to spend payments from selling social housing properties on building similar properties for rent purposes, provided that need is demonstrated, rather than transferring payments to the Secretary of State as provided in the bill. -78
52 26/04/2016 Immigration BillTo insist that the Secretary of State shall be required to arrange to relocate to the UK and support unaccompanied refugee children from Europe, but to specify that the number of children shall be determined in consultation with local authorities. -107
51 26/04/2016 Immigration BillTo insist that detention of pregnant women in immigration cases should apply only in the most exceptional circumstances, agreeing to the time limit of 72 hours, or up to 7 days days if detention is authorised by a minister, as proposed by the House of Commons. -56
50 26/04/2016 Immigration BillTo insist on previous amendment to limit the period of detention in immigration removal centres without judicial oversight to a maximum of 28 days, or 28 days in aggregate, with possible extension by a court in exceptional circumstances. -65
49 26/04/2016 Energy Bill [HL]To insist that new renewables obligation certificates may be issued after the current termination date of 31 March 2016 for onshore wind generating stations that had received planning permission for up to three months after 18 June 2015. -50
48 25/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo insert a clause to require sustainable drainage systems to be implemented in all new developments, consequently ending the right to connect to existing conventional drainage, and extending current provisions which exclude small-scale developments. -64
47 25/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo insert a clause to provide that local planning authorities may require small-scale developments and developments in rural areas to make affordable housing contributions, rather than leaving such requirements to be determined by regulations. -84
46 25/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo insert a clause to require all new homes in England built from 1 April 2018 to achieve the carbon compliance standard equivalent to an improvement on the target emission rate of 60% for detached houses, 56% for attached houses, and 44% for flats. -48
45 20/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo provide that planning permission in principle should apply specifically to housing led development, rather than to general development of land, as the bill currently allows. -42
44 20/04/2016Housing and Planning BillTo insert a clause to enable parish councils and neighbourhood forums to appeal to the Secretary of State against the granting of planning permission by local authorities for housing developments that conflict with made or advanced neighbourhood plans. -57
43 18/04/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo add the threshold above which local authority tenants are regarded as high income tenants to the face of the bill, increasing it to £50,000 a year per household in London, and £40,000 outside London, rather than the £40,000 and £30,000 proposed by the government.-91
42 18/04/2016  Housing and Planning BillTo introduce a limit to the rate by which rent for high income local authority tenants can be increased, specifying that the rent shall not equate to more than 10 pence for each pound of a tenant's income above the minimum income threshold. -103
41 18/04/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo allow local housing authorities in England to decide whether or not to charge an increased level of rent for high income tenants of social housing, rather than requiring them to do so. -64
40 13/04/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo require that determinations by the Secretary of State provided in the bill regarding payments made by local housing authorities in England should be made by regulation, and consequently subject to approval by parliament. -76
39 12/04/2016 Energy Bill [HL]To provide that new onshore wind development certificates may be issued after the currently proposed termination date of 31 March 2016 if planning permission for wind generating stations or for additional capacity was given on or before 18 June 2015. -4
38 12/04/2016 Immigration BillTo introduce an absolute exclusion from detention for pregnant women in immigration cases, rather than a presumptive exclusion, as the law currently allows. -59
37 11/04/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo allow planning authorities in England to decide on the provision of starter homes in residential developments based on their assessment of local housing need, removing the Secretary of State's power to make regulations on the matter. -86
36 11/04/2016 Housing and Planning BillTo require the repayment of the 20% discount of market value applicable to starter homes, reduced by 1/20th for each year of occupation by the purchaser, for a period of 20 years. -94
35 21/03/2016 Immigration BillTo insert a clause to require the Secretary of State to make arrangements to relocate to the UK and support 3000 unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe, in addition to the resettlement under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.  -102
34 16/03/2016Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016To move to regret the early closing of the Renewables Obligation to small solar photovoltaic installations, noting the detrimental effect on solar energy schemes, and calling on the government to reinstate the Obligation. -9
33 16/03/2016 Trade Union BillTo remove a clause conferring the Secretary of State reserved powers to restrict facility time arrangements for trade union officials in public sector bodies. -88
32 16/03/2016 Trade Union BillTo provide that trade unions with political funds ask new members upon joining whether they wish to contribute to the political fund. -148
31 16/03/2016 Trade Union BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to commission an independent review on electronic balloting for strike action, and subsequently to present before each House of Parliament a strategy for the introduction of electronic balloting. -139
30 15/03/2015 Immigration BillTo insert a clause to limit the period of detention in immigration removal centres without judicial oversight to a maximum of 28 days, or 28 days in aggregate, with possible extension by a court in exceptional circumstances.-17
29 09/03/2016 Immigration BillTo insert a clause to make provisions and to define the conditions for leave to remain to be granted to overseas domestic workers, allowing workers to change employers without losing their 'leave to remain' status. -28
28 09/03/2016 Immigration BillTo insert a clause to require the Secretary of State to grant asylum seekers permission to take up employment if a decision has not been made on their asylum application within six months. -85
27 29/02/2016Welfare Reform   and Work BillTo insist to not remove the work-related activity component of the Employment and Support Allowance, but requiring only a delay until the Secretary of State has presented an impact assessment report before both Houses. -67
26 26/01/2016Welfare Reform and Work BillTo remove a clause amending the Welfare Reform Act 2007 to remove the work-related activity group component of the employment and support allowance.
 
 -85
25 25/01/2016 Welfare Reform and Work BillTo insert a clause requiring that the Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament an annual report on child poverty based on measures of family income. -92
24 20/01/2016Trade Union Bill Select Committee motionTo move that a select committee should be appointed to consider the clauses in the Trade Union Bill regarding political funds, and that the committee should report by 29 February.-93
23 30/11/2015 Enterprise Bill [HL]To insert a clause to require pub-owning businesses to offer a market rent only option to tied pub tenants, and to introduce rent assessments for tenants. -22
22 30/11/2015 Enterprise Bill [HL]To insert a clause requiring that the environmental objectives of the Green Investment Bank are specified in the company's articles of association, and ensuring that the articles require its directors to act and review their actions against the objectives. -47
21 18/11/2015 European Union Referendum BillTo insert a clause to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in the EU referendum.-82
20 27/10/2015Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2015To insert an amendment to the motion to annul the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2015, adding that the motion should be annulled because it goes against the advice of the Electoral Commission. -10
19 26/10/2015 Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015To decline to consider the draft Regulations until the government reports a scheme for transitional protection for current low-income recipients of tax credits, responds to the analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and considers mitigating action. -17
18 26/10/2015 Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015To decline to consider the draft Regulations until the government presents a report detailing their response to the analysis of the draft Regulations produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and considering mitigating action. -30
17 21/10/2015 Energy Bill [HL]To insert a clause to prevent carbon units deriving from the operation of the EU Emissions Trading System from contributing to the UK's carbon emissions target after 31 December 2027. -23
16 21/10/2015 Energy Bill [HL]To remove the clause providing for the closure of the renewables obligation (subsidies) for onshore wind generating stations.  -52
15 19/10/2015 Energy Bill [HL]To insert a clause to extend the remit of the Oil and Gas Authority to include overseeing the decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure and securing the infrastructure for the transportation and storage of greenhouse gases. -72
14 14/10/2015Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 To move to regret that the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 impose a rigid structure of court charges, and were presented to parliament before dissolution, allowing little time for scrutiny (non-fatal motion). -32
13 14/10/2015 Childcare Bill [HL]To require that any statutory instruments under the bill should be approved by resolution in both Houses. -22
12 14/10/2015 Childcare Bill [HL]To require that regulations under the bill should ensure flexible childcare for parents working outside the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and to ensure that childcare is made available during school holidays. -26
11 14/10/2015 Childcare Bill [HL]To insert a clause requiring the government to produce a review of the free childcare entitlement funding system before the bill is enacted.-13
10 21/7/15Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]To prevent the transfer of regulatory functions for the health service to devolved bodies.-65
9 21/7/15Proposed changes to the Standing Orders of the House of CommonsTo move that a joint committee be appointed to produce a report on the constitutional implications of the government's revised proposals on English Votes for English Laws by 30 March 2016.-181
8 20/7/15Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL]To insert a clause ensuring that charities are able to dispose of their assets in a way that is consistent with their charitable purposes.-83
7 15/07/15Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]To insert a clause enabling referendums to undo change to city governance arrangements. -41
6 15/07/15 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]To insert a clause lowering the age for voting in local government elections from 18 to 16. -67
5 14/07/15 Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]To make supplying new psychoactive substances in prisons an aggravating offence. -38
4 13/07/15 Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015To move that there be a delay to the enactment of the 'waiting days' amendment to universal credit regulations until universal credit has been fully rolled out. -11
3 13/07/15 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]To prevent the Secretary of State from making the creation of a directly elected mayor of a combined authority a condition for the transfer of power to that authority. -65
2 13/07/15 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]To insert a clause requiring a minister introducing a bill to make a 'devolution statement' declaring the compatibility of the legislation with the principle of devolution to the local level. -66
1 13/07/15 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]To insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to produce an annual report on devolution within England. -57
2014-2015

This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords since the start of the 2014-15 parliamentary session, in reverse order. The column on the right shows the number of votes the government was beaten by. To see details of a defeat, click the relevant line of the table and this will bring up a report showing the number of votes cast for and against, and lists of voters (in both cases broken down by party).

Government Defeats

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority 
11 25/02/15Modern Slavery BillTo insert a clause giving greater protection to overseas domestic workers, in particular allowing such workers to change employer. -7
10 5/02/15Deregulation BillTo ensure that any regulations made towards decriminalising TV licence-fee evasion shall not take effect before 1 April 2017. -3
9 9/12/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo insist on original defeat giving judges the power of discretion in relation to the financing of applications for judicial review. -18
8 9/12/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo insist on original defeat giving judges the discretion to hear judicial review applications where the interests of the applicant have not been harmed by government conduct, but with the requirement that such discretion be in the public interest.-69
7 9/12/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo insist on previous amendment to prevent any female, or male under the age of fifteen, being placed in a secure college. -64
6 19/11/14Consumer Rights BillTo insert a clause requiring secondary ticketing operators to be more transparent, including the provision of information concerning the name of the seller, the face value of the ticket, any age restrictions on the ticket, and details of the seat location. -12
5 27/10/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo give judges the discretion, in judicial review proceedings, over whether: 'to order an intervener to pay the costs of a relevant party to the proceedings', and 'to order a relevant party to the proceedings to pay the intervener's costs'. -33
4 27/10/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo give judges the discretion to hear judicial review applications in cases where the applicant has failed to provide the financial information required. -33
3 27/10/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo give judges the discretion to hear judicial review applications in cases where the interests of the applicant can be shown to have not been harmed by the government conduct in question. -66
2 22/10/14Criminal Justice and Courts BillTo prevent any female, or male under the age of fifteen, being placed in a secure college. -1
1 28/07/14 Motion regarding the Leader of the House of LordsTo regret the Prime Minister's decision to 'diminish the standing of the House' by not making the Leader of the House of Lords a full member of the cabinet and ask that he 'reconsiders this decision'. -148

Coalition Split Votes

Cases where the coalition partners whipped their parties to vote in opposite lobbies, and the division was therefore a defeat for one governing party and a victory for the other.

Coalition Split noDateBillSubject
    
2013-2014

This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords since the start of the 2013-14 parliamentary session, in reverse order. The column on the right shows the number of votes the government was beaten by. To see details of a defeat, click the relevant line of the table and this will bring up a report showing the number of votes cast for and against, and lists of voters (in both cases broken down by party).

Government Defeats

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority 
14 7/04/14 Immigration BillTo insert a clause establishing a joint committee on the question of whether the Home Secretary should be able to remove an individual's citizenship, if obtained by naturalisation, for reasons of the public good, even if this meant they would be stateless. -62
13 7/04/14 Immigration BillTo insert a clause insuring that potential child victims of trafficking are appointed an independent guardian to look after their interests. -98
12 24/02/14 Pensions BillTo enable the regulations to allow an individual to aggregate their income from two or more jobs within a year, in order to qualify for a state pension. -5
11 29/01/14 Children and Families BillTo insert a clause enabling the Secretary of State to make it illegal for drivers to fail to prevent smoking in cars carrying children. -25
10 22/01/14 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing BillTo change the definition of a miscarriage of justice, for the purposes of compensation, to a situation in which a newly discovered fact would make a conviction impossible, rather than proving the innocence of the wrongly-convicted person. -23
9 21/01/14 Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration BillTo exclude all activity that doesn't directly target electors from the constituency spending limits imposed on third parties during election campaigns. -26
8 15/01/14 Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration BillTo exclude staffing costs from the financial restrictions placed on third parties (i.e. any organisation or individual that is not a political party or candidate) during election campaigns. -43
7 13/01/14Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration BillTo include the lobbying of special advisers within the regulations. -17
6 8/01/14 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing BillTo maintain the existing definition of anti-social behaviour and prevent it being widened to conduct that is 'capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person'. -128
5 17/12/13 Children and Families BillTo clarify that 'involvement' of each parent in the child's life refers to involvement that specifically 'promotes the welfare of the child', and does not refer to 'any particular division of a child's time'.  -4
4 26/11/13 Financial Services (Banking Reform) BillTo insert a clause introducing a licensing system for senior bankers. -5
3 4/11/13 Energy BillTo ensure that the emissions limit duty applies to those fossil fuel plants that upgrade their systems to stay within the laws relating to pollution. -44
2 16/10/13 Care Bill [HL]To insert a clause that would ensure that all providers of care are understood to be carrying out a public function and therefore covered by the Human Rights Act 1998. -29
125/06/13Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL]To insert a clause to prevent any "alteration or reform" being made to the "structure" of the probation service unless the plans are approved by both houses of parliament.-29

Coalition Split Votes

Cases where the coalition partners whipped their parties to vote in opposite lobbies, and the division was therefore a defeat for one governing party and a victory for the other.

Coalition Split noDateBillSubject
   
2012-2013

This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords in the 2012-13 parliamentary session, in reverse order. The column on the right shows the number of votes the government was beaten by. To see details of a defeat, click the relevant line of the table and this will bring up a report showing the number of votes cast for and against, and lists of voters (in both cases broken down by party).

Government Defeats

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority 
118/06/2012Financial Services BillTo commit the entire Bill to a committee of the whole House, rather than splitting it between the Chamber and Grand Committee.-4
2 22/10/2012Local Government Finance BillTo insert a clause requiring that an independent review of all council tax reduction schemes be implemented by the Secretary of State within three years of the Act coming into place. -38
3 21/11/12  Justice and Security Bill [HL]To enable judges and both parties, rather than the state only, to order a closed material procedure. -99
4 21/11/12 Justice and Security Bill [HL]To introduce judicial discretion rather than obligation in the ordering of closed material procedures where national security is considered to be involved. -105
5 21/11/12 Justice and Security Bill [HL]To require that the court be satisfied when ordering a closed material procedure that the harm to national security caused by disclosure of material outweighs the public interest in fair and open justice. -87
6 27/11/12 Crime and Courts Bill [HL]To remove a clause which empowers the Secretary of State, by order, to confer, remove or modify the National Crime Agency's counter-terrorism functions -21
7 3/12/12  Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012To not approve an To not approve an Order on access to legal aid in welfare cases because it does not fulfil an earlier government commitment and would lead to many disabled claimants not receiving legal aid at first-tier tribunals (fatal motion). -10
8 12/12/2012 Crime and Courts Bill [HL]To insert a clause repealing the offence of use of insulting words that are likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. -96
9 18/12/12 Crime and Courts Bill [HL]To insert a clause making bailiffs and enforcement agents subject to the same regulation and legal status as other authorised bodies under the Legal Services Act 2007.-42
10 18/12/12 Crime and Courts Bill [HL]To require that probation trusts make appropriate provisions for female offenders, including unpaid work and behavioural change programmes.-28
11 05/02/13 Defamation BillTo insert a clause establishing a Defamation Recognition Commission.-131
12 05/02/13 Defamation BillTo insert a clause allowing profit-making organisations to sue for defamation only where they can prove that it has caused or is likely to cause substantial financial loss, and barring public bodies from taking any defamation action.-8
13 12/02/13 Public Service Pensions BillsTo include the Defence Fire and Rescue Service under the category of fire and rescue services generally, so that they are no longer subject to the separate Ministry of Defence retirement age and pension scheme -23
14 28/02/13 House of Lords: MembershipTo move to call on the government to use restraint in recommending new appointments to the House of Lords; to allow members to retire permanently; to exclude members who do not attend during a session; and to not allow members convicted of serious offences to attend sittings. -172
15 04/03/13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BillTo reinstate Section 3 of the Equalities Act 2006, which requires the EHRC to discharge its functions "with a view to encouraging and supporting the development of a society" which respects human rights and equal opportunities-51
16 04/03/13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BillTo insert a clause adding 'caste' to the list of characteristics covered by the term 'race' in the Equalities Act 2010-103
17 06/03/13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BillTo reinstate civil liability in breaches of duty of health and safety regulations -2
18 06/03/13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BillTo insert a clause to require that letting and block management agents belong to an ombudsman scheme -5
19 20/03/13 Growth and Infrastructure BillTo remove a clause which allows employees to become "employee shareholders" when they receive £2000 or more in shares, and requires that in so doing they forego certain rights, including redundancy payment and the right to claim unfair dismissal. -54
20 26/03/13Growth and Infrastructure BillTo insert a new clause to make orders for extension to planning permission made after 1 January 2013 subject to local authority approval.  -6
21 27/03/13 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2013To regret that the government is excluding even the limited provision of legal aid services for first tier tribunal cases, such a provision having been judged by the Lords' fatal motion of 3 December 2012 to be inadequate (non-fatal motion). -5
22 27/03/13 Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012To regret that the regulations fail to deliver sufficient access to legal aid for disabled people, and that "exempted person" is defined too narrowly (non-fatal motion). -15
23 27/03/13 Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012To regret that the regulations fail to deliver on a government promise to provide adequate legal aid services for domestic 
violence victims, many of whom will be unable to meet evidential criteria and will 
therefore risk injury or death (non-fatal motion).
 -17
24 22/04/13 Growth and Infrastructure BillTo insist on removal of a clause which allows employees to become "employee shareholders" when they receive £2000 or more in shares, and requires that in so doing they forego certain rights, including redundancy payment and the right to claim unfair dismissal.-69
25 22/04/13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BillTo insist on reinstatement of Section 3 of the Equalities Act 2006, which requires the EHRC to discharge its functions "with a view to encouraging and supporting the development of a society" which respects human rights and equal opportunities-30
26 22/04/13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform BillTo insist on insertion of a clause adding 'caste' to the list of characteristics covered by the term 'race' in the Equalities Act 2010-13

Coalition Split Votes

Cases where the coalition partners whipped their parties to vote in opposite lobbies, and the division was therefore a defeat for one governing party and a victory for the other.

Coalition Split noDateBillSubject
114/01/13Electoral Registration and Administration BillTo insert a clause requiring the boundary commissions to submit their reports not before October 2018, rather than before October 2013
2010-2012

The UK government was defeated 48 times in the House of Lords during the parliamentary session of 2010-12. Below is an overview of these defeats, listed in chronological order. Click within the grid for more detail about a particular defeat.

Defeat no DateBillSubjectMajority
108.06.10Local Government Bill [HL] To move to refer the Bill to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills (to determine whether the Bill is hybrid)    -5
2 29.06.10House of Lords Reform  To call on the government to table motions before the summer recess to a) allow members to retire, b) abolish by-elections for hereditary peers, c) remove members convicted of serious criminal offences, d) create a statutory appointments commission -15
313.07.10Academies Bill [HL]To add spending on academy pupils with low-incidence special educational needs or disabilities to the list of planned expenditure for LEAs, and to allow the Secretary of State to intervene if local authorities fail to make satisfactory provision-22
417.11.10Identity Documents BillTo give ID cardholders the option to be reimbursed £30 on surrender of their card-32
523.11.10Public Bodies Bill [HL]Paving amendment to allow for a new clause which places restrictions on ministerial powers to abolish or modify public bodies by delegated legislation, including requirements to protect judicial independence and human rights-34
606.12.10Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies BillTo allow the referendum on the voting system to be held on any day before the 31 October 2011, rather than requiring it to be held on the 5 May 2011 -4
714.12.10Public Bodies Bill [HL]To remove the Chief Coroner from the list of offices and bodies scheduled for possible abolition-112
821.12.10Identity Documents Bill To adjourn consideration of a motion to not insist to give ID cardholders the option to be reimbursed £30 on surrender of their card -44
909.01.11Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies BillTo prevent the Isle of Wight having to share a constituency with the mainland, and to exempt it from the 5 per cent variation rule-74
1007.02.11 Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies BillTo make the result of the referendum on the voting system non-binding if less than 40 per cent of the electorate vote in it-1
1109.02.11 Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies BillTo allow the number of voters in new constituencies to deviate up to 7.5 per cent from the norm if necessary to address special geographical considerations or local ties of an "exceptionally compelling nature"-18
1216.02.11 Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies BillTo insist to make the result of the referendum on the voting system non-binding if less than 40 per cent of the electorate vote in it-62
1328.03.11Public Bodies Bill [HL]To remove the Youth Justice Commission for England and Wales from the list of bodies scheduled for possible abolition-63
14 28.03.11Public Bodies Bill [HL]To add the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council to the list of bodies scheduled for possible merger with other bodies (while leaving it on the list for possible abolition)-7
1510.05.11 Fixed-term Parliaments BillTo retain the provision which sets a date of 2015 for the next general election, but to require a resolution of both Houses of Parliament before the length of each subsequent parliament is set at five years-6
1611.05.11Police Reform and Social Responsibility BillTo remove the provision establishing police and crime commissioners for each police area outside London-12
1708.06.11European Union Bill

 

To require a turnout of 40 per cent in referendums on amending the Treaty on the European Union in order for it to be automatically ratified, otherwise to require approval by both Houses of Parliament

-12
1813.06.11European Union BillTo remove the requirement for a referendum to be held before certain powers could be transferred from the UK to the EU, leading to amendments requiring a referendum only on a single military force, bringing the UK into Schengen, or joining the euro-5
1915.06.11European Union BillTo clarify that applicable EU law is recognised as law in the UK specifically by virtue of the European Communities Act 1972, rather than more generally by any Act of Parliament-33
2015.06.11European Union BillTo introduce a "sunset clause" to make the requirement for a referendum to be held before certain powers can be transferred from the UK to the EU expire after the next general election, and to require parliamentary approval of any order to renew this-6
2118.07.11Fixed-term Parliaments BillTo insist on amendments which set a date of 2015 for the next general election, but which require a resolution of both Houses of Parliament before the length of each subsequent parliament is set at five years-32
2210.10.11 Armed Forces BillTo require the annual covenant report on the impact of membership of the armed forces on service people to cover the operation of inquests as well as the subjects of healthcare, housing and education-24
2310.10.11 Armed Forces BillTo insert a clause permitting current or former members of the armed forces to wear medals awarded by Commonwealth governments (including the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal) without restriction-14
2414.11.11Health and Social Care BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to report to parliament on the VAT treatment of supplies by charities providing health care services for the NHS-12
2514.12.11Welfare Reform BillPaving amendment to prevent the government making regulations to impose the underoccupancy penalty on social housing tenants with no more than one spare bedroom-68
26 11.01.12Welfare Reform BillPaving amendment to include severely disabled young people who qualify for the support group in those entitled to contributory employment support for one year-44
27 11.01.12Welfare Reform BillTo replace the 12-month limit for contributory employment support claims by those in the work-related activity group with a prescribed period of at least two years-48
2811.01.12 Welfare Reform BillTo exempt from the 12-month limit on contributory employment support claims those receiving cancer treatment and those unable to work as a result of cancer diagnosis, and to grant those people support until they are able to work-56
29 23.01.12Welfare Reform BillTo exclude child benefit from the cap on welfare benefits which is enforced when a single person's or a couple's entitlements exceed the prescribed amount-15
3025.01.12 Welfare Reform BillTo ensure that where a parent with care has shown that a maintenance agreement is either impossible or inappropriate, they will not be liable to pay fees to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission for intervening.-142
3131.01.12Welfare Reform BillTo require that the lower rate of additional universal credit allowance for disabled children is no less than two-thirds of the higher rate.-16
32 06.02.12 Protection of Freedoms BillTo ensure that powers of entry into property are only exercised upon agreement with the premises occupier or where there is a warrant.-12
3308.02.12 Health and Social Care BillTo require that the Secretary of State's duty to promote the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness be defined as pertaining to both mental and physical illness.-4
3414.02.12Welfare Reform BillTo require that certain categories of tenant, including war widows, foster carers and the severely disabled, be exempt from the under-occupancy penalty on universal credit/housing benefit.-10
3505.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs, subject to available resources.-45
3605.03.12Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that victims of domestic violence have access to civil legal services, in accordance with the financial eligibility criteria laid out elsewhere in the Bill.-37
37 05.03.12Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that the process for appointing the Director of Legal Aid Casework guarantees his or her independence.-17
3807.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo retain civil legal services for benefits claimants who wish to challenge cuts to their allowances at a first-tier tribunal.-39
3907.03.12Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo retain civil legal advice for benefits claimants who wish to challenge cuts to their allowances at a second-tier tribunal or higher court. -28
4007.03.12Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo retain civil legal services for covering the cost of expert reports into cases of clinical negligence.-6
4114.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo remove the provision for a mandatory legal aid telephone gateway, and to to require that the Lord Chancellor ensure that legal aid recipients may access a variety of forms of aid, including face-to-face talks.-28
4214.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo insert a clause exempting those making claims related to industrial respiratory diseases specifically from the obligation to use their damages to pay part of their legal fees.-31
4314.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo insert a clause exempting those making claims related to industrial diseases generally from the obligation to use their damages to pay part of their legal fees.-5
4427.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo ensure that legal aid continues to be available to children in all cases which are currently covered.-12
4527.03.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo provide legal aid for children in the event of clinical negligence.-13
46 23.04.12Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo insist on the requirement that the Lord Chancellor ensures that individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs, subject to available resources.-15
4723.04.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo require that the types of evidence accepted for access to legal aid in domestic abuse cases be widened, and that the expiration period for submission of such evidence be extended.-3
48 23.04.12 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders BillTo insist on the clause exempting those making claims related to industrial respiratory diseases specifically from the obligation to use their damages to pay part of their legal fees.-9
2009-2010

The UK government was defeated 14 times in the House of Lords during the parliamentary session of 2009-10. Below is an overview of these defeats, listed in chronological order. Click within the grid for more detail about a particular defeat.

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
107/12/2009

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (Amendment) Order 2009

 

To move to "note with concern" the Chairman of the Police Federation's criticisms of the order, which broadens the definition of a financial investigator for the Proceeds of Crime Act, and call upon the government to revoke the regulations-61
225/01/2010 Equality BillTo remove the proportionality test from the exception to discrimination law where employment is for the purposes of organised religion-38
325/01/2010Equality BillTo reject the government amendment clarifying that posts "for the purposes of an organised religion" include ministers of religion and posts that exist to promote, represent or explain the doctrines of the religion-21
425/01/2010Equality BillTo remove the definition of "for the purposes of  organised religion" as posts which involve leading or assisting in the observance of religious practices, or promoting or explaining the doctrine of the religion-5
508/02/2010Bribery BillTo require prior ministerial authorisation for bribery by the intelligence services and Armed Forces, rather than to make a statutory defence for bribery available to them after the event-36
603/03/2010Digital Economy BillTo allow the High Court to grant an injunction requiring ISPs to block access to sites which host infringing material-25
703/03/2010Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 Order 2010To call upon the government to introduce primary legislation to limit control orders to a year-7
810/03/2010Financial Services BillTo require the Council for Financial Stability to deliver the report on the structure of the UK financial system, and the Treasury to lay it before Parliament, within six months-10
910/03/2010Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces Regulations 2010To regret that the regulations, which include parking charges for Royal Parks, have been laid before Parliament despite public opposition, and to call upon the government to replace them with regulations without the parking charges -65
1017/03/2010Personal Care at Home BillTo prevent regulations being made for free care at home until after April 2011-81
1117/03/2010Personal Care at Home BillTo prevent the Act coming into force until a commencement order has been approved by both Houses of Parliament-67
1217/03/2010Personal Care at Home BillTo prevent the Act coming into force until the Secretary of State has commissioned an independent review of the affordability of the provisions and laid its report before both Houses of Parliament-51
1317/03/2010Personal Care at Home BillTo insert a 'sunset clause' that stops the Act having effect two years after it is passed-13
1422/03/2010Norwich and Norfolk (Structural Changes)
Order 2010
To regret that the regulations, which establish a unitary council in Norwich, do not comply with the government's affordability criteria and to call upon the government not to proceed before consulting with local residents -58

2008-2009

The UK government was defeated 25 times in the House of Lords during the parliamentary session of 2008-09. Below is an overview of these defeats, listed in chronological order. Click within the grid for more detail about a particular defeat.

Defeat noDateBill                  SubjectMajority
103/02/09Banking BillTo insert a clause requiring the Treasury to report to Parliament on a quarterly basis detailing financial assistance, guarantees, indemnities or arrangements provided to banks or financial institutions-35
218/03/09 Non-Domestic Rating
Regulations 2009
To move to regret that the regulations, which give port companies more time to pay retrospective non-domestic rates liability, will not prevent several port companies from becoming insolvent-8
325/03/09Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]To insert a clause specifying that the new citizenship requirements in Part 2 of the bill will not apply to those who have already submitted applications for citizenship or indefinite leave to remain, or for limited leave to remain in the past 12 months-61
401/04/09Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]To remove a clause which introduces powers to control travel within "the common travel area" -86
501/04/09Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]To insert a clause removing powers to place immigration controls on the land border in "the common travel area"-84
601/04/09Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]To ensure that the Administrative Court has discretion to decide whether an application refers to a fresh claim, and to remove the power of the Lord Chancellor to restrict the grounds for appeals from the Upper Tribunal in immigration cases-57
728/04/09Health Bill [HL]To insert a clause incorporating provision for making changes to the NHS Constitution into the Bill in order to give Parliament a role in determining the principles of the NHS Constitution. -4
805/05/09Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]To require a marine plan authority for where a marine policy statement governs marine planning for the region.-2
912/05/09Health Bill [HL]To insert a clause allowing the Secretary of State to make regulations to permit exceptions to the rules governing the private patient income cap for NHS foundation trusts -58
1008/06/09Business Rate Supplements Bill To require that a ballot of businesses to approve levying a business rate supplement (BRS) is held before all projects to be funded by a BRS -7
1109/06/09Business Rate Supplements Bill To prevent the business rate supplement from being imposed retrospectively on ratepayers through an alteration that was not due to an error on their part-60
1215/06/09Political Parties and Elections BillTo require that prior approval has been obtained from a magistrate before the Electoral Commission can exercise its powers to enter premises and inspect documents of political parties-47
1315/06/09Political Parties and Elections BillTo require that donors to political parties are resident in the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Income Tax Act 2007 and are not non-domiciled UK residents-22
1416/06/09Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning BillTo insert a clause clarifying the definition of  'apprenticeship' as including an agreement with an employer, a mixture of on- and off-the job learning, and training designed to lead to a recognised level of proficiency in a trade, profession or occupation -23
1509/07/09Coroners and Justice BillTo not agree a clause removing the provision for the "free speech" defence in homophobic hatred cases-53
1613/07/09Coroners and Justice BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to appoint an Independent Commissioner to monitor the detention and treatment of terrorist suspects including extensions of detention periods.-42
1713/07/09Various Identity Cards Act
Regulations 2009
To move to regret the government's decision to proceed with Identity Cards regulations before the case for them has been put to the British people at a general election-59
1816/07/09Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and
Learning Bill
To insert a clause requiring authorities to carry out an assessment of and record those who cannot read when they enter youth detention, and those who cannot read when they leave youth detention.-8
1914/10/09Non-Domestic Rating (Deferred
Payments)
To move to regret that the regulations, which establish a deferred payments scheme for businesses to spread the increase in their business rates, do not remove the retrospective application of non-domestic rates for port-side operators -6
2021/10/09Coroners and Justice BillTo require coroners to inform the Chief Coroner if investigations are likely to take more than 12 months, and to require the Chief Coroner to monitor prolonged investigations-54
2121/10/09Coroners and Justice BillTo insert a clause making intercept evidence admissible in inquests, so that certain deaths can be dealt within the coronial system instead of through private inquiries-30
2222/10/09Welfare Reform BillTo exempt single parents of children under five from financial sanctions under the back-to-work path through work-related activity plans-6
2326/10/09Coroners and Justice BillTo make a deputy chief coroner responsible for overseeing military inquests and for providing specialist training to coroners conducting them-26
2426/10/09Coroners and Justice BillTo not make sexual infidelity an exception to the qualifying
triggers for the loss of control defence to murder
-15
2511/11/09Coroners and Justice BillTo insist to not repeal the provision for the "free speech" defence in homophobic hatred cases.-44

2007-2008

The UK government was defeated 29 times in the House of Lords during the parliamentary session of 2007-08. Below is an overview of these defeats, listed in chronological order. Click within the grid for more detail about a particular defeat.

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
129/01/08Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL]To allow all building societies to transfer funds to a charity that will apply them in the local area where the building society operates-55
229/01/08Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL]To add a clause on parliamentary accountability requiring the Treasury to lay any directions issued to a reclaim fund before parliament, and similarly any accounts or report from a reclaim fund-60
329/01/08Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL]To specify that a bank or building society "must use its knowledge of its accounts, its account holders and any other relevant matters in determining whether an account is dormant".-36
429/01/08Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL]To add a new clause requiring the Treasury to lay a triennial report before parliament on the operation of the dormant account arrangements and specifying what action it proposes to take if any arrangement proves unsatisfactory-34
521/02/08

Banking (Special Provisions) Bill

To require that the body taking over a bank or building society be subject to an independent audit commissioned by, and reporting to, the Bank of England within three months of the date of the take-over, and annually thereafter-12
621/02/08Banking (Special Provisions) BillTo require any nationalised bank or building society to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000-31
721/02/08Banking (Special Provisions) BillTo require the OFT to report annually to parliament on the impact of the activities of the body taking over bank/building society on the competitiveness of the UK market and to do so immediately if it identifies a significant adverse effect-21
825/02/08Climate Change Bill [HL]To ensure that UK emissions of greenhouse gases do not exceed the level necessary to contribute to raising the global average temperature to more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels-10
904/03/08Climate Change Bill [HL]To require the Prime Minister, rather than a Secretary of State, to be directly responsible for driving the climate change policy agenda across government departments-51
1004/03/08Climate Change Bill [HL]To insert a clause that requires all passenger travel, and all imports and exports to/from the UK, to be included in the calculation of UK carbon emissions and in the targets for their reduction-49
1111/03/08Climate Change Bill [HL]To insert a clause requiring 70% of the efforts to decarbonise the UK economy to be made within the UK itself rather than through the balancing of international carbon credits-32
1211/03/08Climate Change Bill [HL]To require the Climate Change Committee to establish an Adaptation Sub-Committee consisting of experts in climate change adaptation appointed by the Secretary of State-23
1317/03/08Children and Young Persons Bill [HL]To insert a clause to place a duty on the Border and Immigration Agency to safeguard the welfare of the children who pass through its care-54
1402/04/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo leave out Clause 10
which prevents magistrates' courts ordering suspended custodial sentences for summary offences
-41
1521/04/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo limit the powers of non-legally qualified Crown Prosecution Service employees to summary offences which do not carry a term of imprisonment and to require these employees to be subject to an approved regulator-70
1621/04/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo insert a freedom of expression clause which asserts that the discussion or criticism of sexual conduct or practices shall not in itself be deemed threatening or intending to incite hatred-24
1723/04/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo insert a clause amending provisions in the Data Protection Act to add sanctions for the reckless, intentional or repeatedly negligent disclosure of information contained in personal data to another person-4
1823/04/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo require the government to insert in the bill a completely exhaustive list of the implications of receiving a Violent Offender Order, detailing the boundary between civil preventive orders and criminal punishment-11
1930/04/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo insert a clause requiring the Government to bring the matter of Prison Service and Police pay before parliament if they are not intending to accept the recommendations of the independent review body-81
2007/05/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo insist on an earlier amendment to remove the power of magistrates to give suspended sentence orders for minor offences-76
2107/05/08Criminal Justice and Immigration BillTo insist on the insertion of a freedom of expression clause which asserts that the discussion or criticism of sexual conduct or practices shall not be deemed in itself to be threatening or intending to incite hatred-14
2223/06/08Pensions BillTo remove flexibility from the Secretary of State in setting the earnings band, to ensure that it is increased in line with earnings-3
2302/07/08National Insurance Contributions Bill To limit the government's ability to increase the National Insurance upper earnings limit without further primary legislation-56
2402/07/08Pensions BillTo require that the Secretary of State "shall", not "may", establish a personal accounts pension scheme-3
2513/10/08Counter-Terrorism BillTo insert a clause to clarify, for the avoidance of doubt, that the Act does not allow the Secretary of State to extend the maximum period of pre-charge detention beyond 28 days.-191
2604/11/08Counter-Terrorism BillTo insert a clause requiring the Secretary of State to publish national guidelines for government agencies establishing procedures for people to find out what fingerprint and sample data is held on them and request that this data is destroyed-11
2711/11/08Counter-Terrorism BillTo insert a clause to allow a High Court judge acting in capacity as a coroner to have access to intercept evidence in inquests-3
2812/11/08Planning BillTo insert a clause to require the exercise of planning functions to have regard to the desirability of preserving gardens and urban green spaces, and to ensure that housing targets do not override the protection or preservation of gardens-7
2918/11/08Planning BillTo delay Community Infrastructure Levy legislation for 60 days and to give both Houses of Parliament the power to approve the regulations rather than just the House of Commons-3
2006-2007

The UK government was defeated 45 times in the House of Lords during the parliamentary session of 2006-07. Below is an overview of these defeats, listed in chronological order. Click within the grid for more detail about a particular defeat.

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
110/01/2007Mental Health Bill [HL]To insert a clause stating that before being subjected to compulsory treatment it should be a requirement that a patient's mental disorder means their 'ability to make decisions about the provision of medical treatment is significantly impaired'.-106
205/02/2007Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide BillTo extend the provisions of the bill so that it is applicable to those who are held in police custody.-96
319/02/2007Mental Health Bill [HL]To insert provisions to ensure that a person shall not be considered to have a mental disorder on the grounds of substance abuse, sexual identity or orientation, commission or likely commission of illegal or disorderly acts or cultural/religious beliefs.-88
419/02/2007Mental Health Bill [HL]To require that individuals suffering from a mental health disorder cannot be compulsorily detained unless the action is "likely to alleviate or prevent a deterioration in his condition".-71
519/02/2007Mental Health Bill [HL]To insert a clause 'Renewal of Detention' to ensure that in the renewal of detention or community orders, a fully qualified medical practitioner
is involved in the decision-making process.
-39
626/02/2007Mental Health Bill [HL]To insert a new clause 'Children and Young People' requiring that a clinician with specialist training in child/adolescent mental health shall assess the needs of the child.-75
726/02/2007Mental Health Bill [HL]To require that under community treatment orders, if the responsible clinician is not a medical practitioner then they will ensure that the patient is examined by a registed medical practitioner.-33
827/02/2007Further Education and Training Bill [HL]To delete a clause allowing the Learning and Skills Council in England and Wales to intervene in the running of further education institutions.-52
919/03/2007Welfare Reform BillTo require the Secretary of State to lay an independent report before Parliament on the operation of the new assessments of capacity to work annually for the first five years after these sections come into effect.-14
1020/03/2007Fraud (Trials Without a Jury) BillTo postpone the second reading of the bill until six months' time.-73
1128/03/2007Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licenses) OrderTo not approve the order, which proposed to site a regional "supercasino" in Manchester, plus eight large and eight small casinos at other locations.-3
1216/04/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To require that the appointment of the Chairman of the Legal Services board is made with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice, rather than by the Secretary of State alone-41
1318/04/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To raise the threshold for when the Legal Services Board can take action against approved regulators.-52
1418/04/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To require that any statement of policy issued by the Legal Services Board must respect that the primary responsibility for regulation lies with the approved regulators.-39
1524/04/2007Statistics and Registration Service BillTo replace the Treasury's role in relation to the Statistics Board with that of the Cabinet Office.-56
1625/04/2007Serious Crime Bill [HL]To insert a new clause: 'Involvement in Serious Crime: Evidence' allowing the admissibility of intercept evidence in court.-62
1730/04/2007Serious Crime Bill [HL]To insert a new clause: 'Other measures to disrupt serious crime'. If a police officer has reason to believe that a person or persons are carrying firearms he may arrange for the area to be sealed off and searched (people and vehicles).-47
1802/05/2007Statistics and Registration Service BillTo require that the Statistics Board monitors the arrangements for the release of government statistics.-63
1908/05/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To not require that an authorised person under the Bill pay the Office of Legal Complaints for the costs of handling a complaint when the complaint is unfounded and the person has handled the matter properly.-56
2008/04/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To insert a new clause: 'Handling of Complaints by approved Regulator' to allow for the delegation of complaints handling to an approved regulator by a direction of the Legal Services Board.-50
2115/05/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To require that an investigation takes place into the impact (on justice) of alternative business structures.-68
2222/05/2007Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide BillTo insist on previous amendment to extend the provisions of the bill so that it is applicable to those who are held in police custody.-91
2323/05/2007Offender Management BillTo require that contracted-out providers of probation services ensure that there is no conflict of interest between the services they provide and their own financial interests, particularly with respect to advice given to the courts.-20
2405/06/2007Offender Management BillTo require that the establishment of probation trusts cannot be made unless a draft resolution is approved by each House.-14
2505/06/2007Offender Management BillTo require that probation trusts' membership must include "a magistrate for the area in which the probation trust carries out its functions" and a local councillor for the same area.-4
2606/06/2007Pensions BillTo insert a new clause 'Minimum Retirement Income': this will allow the minimum retirement income to be set by the Chancellor, but only after consultation with "appropriate" people and before 31st January of the tax year to which it applies.-5
2706/06/2007Pensions BillTo insert a new clause: 'Financial Assistance Scheme: Scheme Manager' which will set up a 'lifeboat' fund to enable the financial assistance scheme to compensate pensioners whose retirement savings are lost through occupational schemes.-55
2811/06/2007Offender Management BillTo insert a new clause 'Procedure for Orders Under Section 12' which would require the Secretary of State to publish a report before contracting offender management tasks.-50
2919/06/2007Greater London Authority BillTo limit the mayor of London to two terms of office.-18
3019/06/2007Greater London Authority BillTo require that any amendment to the Mayor's budget would not need a 2/3 majority (simple majority instead).-7
3125/06/2007Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide BillTo insist for a second time on a previous amendment to extend the provisions of the bill so that it is applicable to those who are held in police custody.-38
3227/06/2007Offender Management BillTo remove the power to make arrangements for the provision of probation services from the Secretary of State and give it to local probation boards and probation trusts.-42
3303/07/2007Offender Management BillTo require that within 6 months of the Bill's commencement, the Secretary of State will lay a report before both Houses reviewing proposals from the 2003 'Managing Offenders' report before exercising powers.-55
3404/07/2007Pensions BillTo require that from 1st November 2007 or the commencement of the bill (whichever comes first) men and women can buy an extra nine 'qualifying years' for their state pension.-93
3509/07/2007Statistics and Registration Services BillTo insist on previous amendment to replace the Treasury's role in relation to the Statistics Board with that of the Cabinet Office but with a commitment to consult the board on the prerelease of statistics-30
3609/07/2007Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide BillTo insist for a third time on previous amendment to extend the provisions of the bill so that it is applicable to those who are held in police custody.-38
3711/07/2007Pensions BillTo add a clause specifying that the Act will be subject to post-legislative scrutiny four years after it is passed.-3
3817/07/2007Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide BillTo insist for a fourth time on previous amendment to extend the provisions of the bill so that it is applicable to those who are held in police custody.-29
3918/07/2007Home Information Pack (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1667) and the Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No. 8) (England and Wales) Order 2007To call on the government to annul these two Orders on Home Information Packs (non-fatal motion).-26
4024/07/2007Pensions BillTo insist to add a clause specifying that the Act will be subject to post-legislative scrutiny four years after it is passed.-43
4125/07/2007Further Education and Training Bill [HL]To insist to delete a clause allowing the Learning and Skills Council in England and Wales to intervene in the running of further education institutions.-2
4210/10/2007Local Government and Public Involvement in Health BillTo remove a provision allowing for an "elected executive" in local government in England, comprising an elected leader and two or more other persons elected to the executive.-43
4317/10/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To specify that an exemption for legal services provided by trade unions is limited to matters directly related to
employment in a workplace where the union is represented.
-37
4417/10/2007Legal Services Bill [HL]To insist to raise the threshold for when the Legal Services Board can take action against approved regulators.-42
4517/10/2007Legal Services Bill
[HL]
To insist to require that the appointment of the Chairman of the Legal Services board is made with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice, rather than by the Secretary of State alone.-23
2005-2006

The UK government was defeated 61 times in the House of Lords during the parliamentary session of 2005-06. Below is an overview of these defeats, listed in chronological order. Click within the grid for more detail about a particular defeat.

Defeat noDateBillSubjectMajority
112/10/2005Charities BillTo ensure the independence of the Charity Commission so that terms and conditions of staff, do not require the approval of the Secretary of State.-32
217/10/2005Criminal Defence Service Bill [HL]To remove exemptions from receiving legal aid.-8
325/10/2005Racial and Religious Hatred BillTo restrict the grounds on which incitement to religious hatred could be applied.-149
409/11/2005Equality Bill [HL]To remove a clause stipulating that harrasment occurs where an individual's dignity is violated or if a hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive atmosphere is created on the grounds of religion or belief.-90
514/11/2005Licensing Act 2003, Order 2005To ask the government to remove the order so that it may be considered instead on 30 June 2006 allowing more time to address public concerns about its effects.-33
616/11/2005Identity Cards BillTo require that only people or organisations "who reasonably require proof" should be entitled to ask for verification of identity.-14
722/11/2005Road Safety Bill [HL]To insert a clause enabling local authorities to ringfence the spending of money received from speeding fines on local road safety measures.-41
822/11/2005Road Safety Bill [HL]To insert a clause requiring the government to ensure that new heavy goods vehicles should be fitted with retroreflective tape.-17
929/11/2005Road Safety Bill [HL]To remove a clause requiring the compulsory surrender of old form driving licenses.-8
1029/11/2005Road Safety Bill [HL]To insert a clause ensuring that where there is a proposed development to alter/introduce level crossings, that the local planning authority is required to consult with the Secretary of State, rail safety authority and operator of the network.-29
1110/01/2006Road Safety Bill [HL]To remove provision criminalising 'careless driving'.-6
1216/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo require that the bill cannot come into effect until a report has been conducted into the costs and benefits of the scheme.-81
1316/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo ensure that the same characteristics of security and reliability for the ascertainment and verification of registrable facts should apply to the recording and storage of the registrable facts.-62
1416/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo require that one of the criteria defining the "public interest" (justifying the national identity register) is to prevent illegal and fraudulent acts.-53
1517/01/2006Terrorism BillTo amend government proposals criminalising the distribution of terrorist publications so that the individual commits an offence if he/she "directly or indirectly" encourages acts of terrorism.-100
1617/01/2006Terrorism BillTo omit a clause criminalising the "glorification" of terrorism.-126
1723/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo require that an individual "may" not "must" apply to enter onto the National Register and obtain an ID card when applying/renewing a passport.-44
1823/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo omit the "Power of Secretary of State to require Registration" clause from the Bill so that in order to make the scheme compulsory, primary legislation would need to be introduced.-58
1930/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo require that the Information Commissioner is appointed by the crown "on the recommendation of the Secretary of State" as opposed to the Secretary of State alone.-17
2030/01/2006Identity Cards BillTo require that the Information Commissioner reports directly to Parliament rather than the Secretary of State.-6
2101/02/2006Terrorism BillTo require judicial oversight in issuing notices ordering internet service providers to remove offending material ("unlawfully terrorism-related") within 2 days.-1
2215/02/2006NHS Redress Bill [HL]To confine redress investigations to "investigation of the facts of cases and not to consider the issues of liability in tort".-1
2328/02/2006Terrorism BillTo remove all references to "glorification" from the Bill.-4
2406/03/2006Identity Cards BillTo insist to require that an individual "may" not "must" apply to enter onto the National Register and obtain an ID card when applying for or renewing a passport.-61
2507/03/2006Compensation Bill [HL]To insert a clause stipulating that "an apology, an offer of treatment or other redress" will not intrinsically amount to an admission of negligence or breach of statutory duty.-13
2608/03/2006Civil Aviation Bill To ensure that large aerodrome operators shall (not "may") have a duty to monitor noise and to fix charges in respect of aircraft which exceed noise limits.-13
2708/03/2006Civil Aviation BillTo ensure that night aircraft noise is controlled by a combination of a movements limit and a noise quota system (rather than only the latter).-40
2815/03/2006Identity Cards BillTo insist for the second time to require that an individual "may" not "must" apply to enter onto the National Register and obtain an ID card when applying for or renewing a passport.-35
2920/03/2006Identity Cards BillTo insist for the third time to require that an individual "may" not "must" apply to enter onto the National Register and obtain an ID card when applying for or renewing a passport but only until 2011.-36
3028/03/2006Identity Cards BillTo require that until 2010, anyone applying for a passport, can opt to have their name entered in the register and obtain an ID card unless they state that they do not wish to apply.-28
3119/04/2006Government of Wales BillTo remove subsections preventing constituency members from standing in regional lists and vice-versa.-19
3224/04/2006National Lottery BillTo remove the power of the Secretary of State to "prescribe" how the whole of the 50% of lottery distribution (going to the Big Lottery Fund) should be spent.-2
3309/05/2006Company Law Reform Bill [HL]To require all companies trading on a regulated
market to give members the right to receive information such as annual/interim
accounts, notice of meetings and the ability to exercise a vote on the shares they own.
-7
3410/05/2006Company Law Reform Bill [HL]To require that an independent examiner, rather than an accountant, fulfil the audit requirements.-22
35*10/05/2006Company Law Reform Bill [HL]To require that an independent commissioner decides if it is in the public interest that certain information may be disclosed.-6
3617/05/2006Violent Crime Reduction BillTo require that a local authority may not make an order designating a locality as an alcohol disorder zone if an action plan is being put into effect.-4
3723/05/2006Company Law Reform Bill [HL]To require that the Freedom of Information Act applies to the Independent Supervisor, who supervises the performance of each Auditor General in his/her capacity as a statutory auditor.-22
3823/05/2006Company Law Reform Bill [HL]To omit a clause allowing the public disclosure of information on the exercise of voting rights within a company.-6
3907/06/2006Electoral Administration BillTo insert a clause requiring a signature and date of birth to be included in all voters' registration and not only in that of postal voters.-23
4020/06/2006Electoral Administration BillTo insist on previous amendment to insert a clause requiring a signature and date of birth to be included in all voters' registration, but substituting "chief electoral officer" for "electoral registration officer".-9
4120/06/2006Police and Justice BillTo insert a clause ensuring that the Secretary of State cannot merge police forces without the consent of the relevant police authorities.-68
4227/06/2006Government of Wales BillTo require that the 4 Assembly members to sit on the Assembly Commission do not belong to the same political party.-61
4327/06/2006Government of Wales BillTo require that standing orders apportioning members to committees and sub-committees, must have regard to "the balance of political parties represented in the Assembly".-50
4427/06/2006Government of Wales BillTo rename the Audit Committee the "Accounts Committee".-28
4528/06/2006Civil Aviation BillTo insist on previous amendment to ensure that large aerodrome operators shall (not "may") have a duty to monitor noise and to fix charges in respect of aircraft which exceed noise limits.-28
4628/06/2006Civil Aviation BillTo insist on previous amendment to ensure that night aircraft noise is controlled by a combination of a movements limit and a noise quota system (not just the latter).-57
4711/07/2006Police and Justice BillTo remove the US from being granted a lower threshold of evidence in order to extradite until the Treaty has been ratified.-102
4811/07/2006Police and Justice Bill To insert that the 'forum rules' (from the 1957 European Convention on Terrorism) are incorporated: judges shall not order the extradition of a person if an act was partly committed in the UK unless in the interests of justice.-83
4913/07/2006Government of Wales BillTo require that Orders in Council can only have retrospective effect where it is "not to the detriment of those who have either benefited from or acted in reliance upon the state of the law before the retrospective Order is made".-4
5013/07/2006Government of Wales BillTo remove a subsection allowing the Secretary of State to veto the Assembly's request for a referendum.-37
5113/07/2006Northern Ireland (Misc. Provisions) BillTo remove a clause that would allow the acceptance of political donations from anybody holding Irish citizenship (outside of Northern Ireland).-37
5213/07/2006Northern Ireland (Misc. Provisions)To insert a clause introducing new scrutiny measures for Orders in Council: a draft must be laid before each House of Parliament for approval and may suggest and make amendments.-35
5309/10/2006Police and Justice BillTo remove clauses giving the Secretary of State the power to direct if a police force is failing (given the absence of any objective judgment of failure).-19
5410/10/2006Police and Justice BillTo delete a clause that reforms conditional cautions to allow punishments, including fines, to be part of the conditions.-61
5510/10/2006Police and Justice BillTo insist that the Freedom of Information Act should apply to the new oversight bodies created under the bill.-113
5625/10/2006NHS Redress Bill [HL]To require that investigations under the redress scheme must be conducted "in accordance with natural justice [so] the person overseeing the investigation is independent of the body … underinvestigation" and to insist that it be "confined to the facts".-16
5701/11/2006Police and Justice BillTo insist to remove the US from being granted a lower threshold of evidence in order to extradite until the Treaty has been ratified.-37
5801/11/2006Police and Justice BillTo insist to insert that the 'forum rules' (from the 1957 European Convention on Terrorism) are incorporated: judges shall not order the extradition of a person if an act was partly committed in the UK unless in the interests of justice.-33
5901/11/2006Road Safety Bill [HL]To insist to insert a clause at the beginning of the bill enabling local authorities to ringfence the spending of money (received from speeding fines) on local road safety measures.-28
6001/11/2006Road Safety Bill [HL]To insist to insert a clause requiring the government to ensure that new heavy goods vehicles should be fitted with retro-reflective tape but that the government should make regulations by 31st December 2007.-16
6101/11/2006Road Safety Bill [HL]To insist to remove provision criminalising 'careless driving'.-15
6202/11/2006Companies Bill [HL]To insist that the Freedom of Information Act should apply to the new oversight bodies created under the bill.-12