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Public Bills (Lords Amendments)

Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Lord President of the Council (1) how many times since 1945 to the latest available date the House has considered Lords amendments to a Public Bill which were made by the House of Lords in lieu of previous amendments to which this House had disagreed; in how many such cases an impasse was reached leading to the operation of the Parliament Acts; in how many instances the procedure was continued so as to involve the consideration of amendments in lieu on a second or subsequent occasion; and if he will make a statement;(2) on how many occasions in the past 10 years a Public Bill, returned from the House of Lords, has contained Lords amendments imposing a change which was not sanctioned by a Money Resolution moved by a Minister of the Crown; if he will bring forward proposals to seek to amend the relevant Standing Orders so as to remove such Lords amendments from their scope and so permit debate; and if he will make a statement;(3) on how many occasions since 1974 the House has considered Lords amendments to Public Bills which originated in this House; and what were the corresponding figures between 1970 and 1974.

I am afraid this information could not be obtained without disproportionate research.