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House of Lords

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Leader of the House on how many occasions the Government were defeated in the House of Lords during this Session; on how many occasions the effect of defeats involving legislation were reversed by this House; and if he will make a statement. (85391)

There were 51 such occasions up to 14 July in the current Session. This figure covers Divisions in which Government Tellers were appointed.

There is no clear definition of a reversal of the effect of a defeat, since the response from this House, as well as outright acceptance or rejection of a Lords amendment, includes a range of possibilities such as partial acceptance or related amendments elsewhere in the Bill.