Parliaments and COVID-19: principles and practice; challenges and opportunities. Find out what’s on today at the House of Commons and House of Lords. The House of Lords voted in favour of five amendments over two days of debate, leading the new government to its first parliamentary defeats. Government defeats have been caused by backbench rebellions and by opposition parties voting against a government when they had more MPs present in the House of Commons. 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. Government defeats … To limit the length of time that EEA or Swiss nationals may be held in immigration detention to 28 days. To regret the regulations’ lack of clarity about the legal status of some EEA and Swiss citizens during the 6 months after the transition period, when they may still apply for settled/pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (non-fatal motion). Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames. argued to be government defeats. To 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. 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. 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. 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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, To 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, To 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, To exempt single parents of children under five from financial sanctions under the back-to-work path through work-related activity plans, To make a deputy chief coroner responsible for overseeing military inquests and for providing specialist training to coroners conducting them, To not make sexual infidelity an exception to the qualifying. Monday 05 October 2020 23:47. 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. To 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). To insist on preventing ministers from using powers in the bill to override agreements to diverge from existing rules made through the common frameworks process, but for clarity to state that the purpose of a divergence is to give effect to an agreement. To 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. To retain civil legal services for covering the cost of expert reports into cases of clinical negligence. To remove a clause amending the Welfare Reform Act 2007 to remove the work-related activity group component of the employment and support allowance. To 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. 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. 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Last updated: 27 October 2010 . It’s time to bring remote divisions back and to plan for continued restrictions, A question of confidence? To 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. To insert a clause enabling the Secretary of State to make it illegal for drivers to fail to prevent smoking in cars carrying children. To require the Secretary of State to commission and publish a review within 18 months of royal assent of the impact of the Act on the Electronic Communications Code goal of universal access to one gigabit capable broadband for all by 2025. The column on the right shows the number of votes the government was beaten by. To 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. Sustainability and environmental performance in Parliament, Work placements and apprenticeship schemes, Vote in general elections and referendums. To 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. To 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. To require the Secretary of State to commission and publish an independent assessment of the impact of ending free movement of persons on the social care sector, including the social care workforce. To 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. To insert a clause giving greater protection to overseas domestic workers, in particular allowing such workers to change employer. To 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. To require the government within six months to set an interim climate change target for 2030, including the role of agriculture and land use in reducing emissions, followed within 12 months by an implementation strategy. To 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. 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. To 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. 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. 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. To insist to remove the US from being granted a lower threshold of evidence in order to extradite until the Treaty has been ratified. To insert a clause enabling referendums to undo change to city governance arrangements. 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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, To remove the proportionality test from the exception to discrimination law where employment is for the purposes of organised religion, To 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, To 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, To 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, To allow the High Court to grant an injunction requiring ISPs to block access to sites which host infringing material, Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 Order 2010, To call upon the government to introduce primary legislation to limit control orders to a year, To 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, Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces Regulations 2010, To 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, To prevent regulations being made for free care at home until after April 2011, To prevent the Act coming into force until a commencement order has been approved by both Houses of Parliament, To 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, To insert a 'sunset clause' that stops the Act having effect two years after it is passed, 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, To 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, 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, Borders, 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, To remove a clause which introduces powers to control travel within "the common travel area", To insert a clause removing powers to place immigration controls on the land border in "the common travel area", 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. To 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. To require that the government publish determinations of whether countries with which it has signed trade agreements have committed serious human rights violations, and whether those agreements comply with the UK’s international human rights obligations. Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. A Government defeat is when the Government fails to persuade a majority of MPs or members of the House of Lords to support them in a division (vote). To raise the threshold for when the Legal Services Board can take action against approved regulators. To 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. To allow the government to create a trusted couriers scheme, by creating a new category of trusted couriers who are exempted from restrictions in the bill regarding delivery of bladed products to residential premises. To 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. Paving 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. To insert a clause 'Renewal of Detention' to ensure that in the renewal of detention or community orders, a fully qualified medical practitioner. The column on the right shows the number of votes the government was beaten by. To require judicial oversight in issuing notices ordering internet service providers to remove offending material ("unlawfully terrorism-related") within 2 days. 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. 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". To 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. To 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. Unit report: Braking the Law: Is There, and Should There Be, an Executive Veto Over Legislation in the UK Constitution? 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. To insist to raise the threshold for when the Legal Services Board can take action against approved regulators. To 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. Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. To omit a clause criminalising the "glorification" of terrorism. To insert a clause setting out the role of parliament and of the devolved administrations in free trade negotiations, requiring approval by both houses for negotiating mandates, and specifying that trade agreements must be approved by resolution of both houses before ratification. To clarify the definition of leased premises in the bill to include premises where a tenant is in exclusive possession. To 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. How many times has the Government been defeated in the House of Lords this session? To 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. Lords Questions takes place at the start of business, Monday to Thursday. Government. To 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. To 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. Members backed a "regret" amendment by 395 votes to 169, condemning the provocative move by the Government and warning the UK Internal Market Bill "would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom". To require that the Parole Board provide ongoing information about the applications of murderers for parole to the families of their victims, where the Board does not know where or how the victim's remains were disposed of. To 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. To 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. Track current bills, keep up with committees, watch live footage and follow topical issues. Ongoing research on the strength, legitimacy, influence and membership of the House of Lords, including a record of all defeats in the Lords from 2005 to present. To provide legal aid for children in the event of clinical negligence. To 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. 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. To require the government to lay before parliament a National Food Strategy, outlining its proposed steps to improve food production sustainability, support food production and consumption, and reduce obesity. To require that an investigation takes place into the impact (on justice) of alternative business structures. To require the Secretary of State to lay proposals before parliament which would encourage the inclusion of 16- and 17-year olds on the electoral registers for the purposes of boundary reviews within a year of the Act coming into force. You can also view our record of all government defeats in the House of Lords. 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). 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. The House of Lords is the second chamber of UK Parliament. This page lists all government defeats in the House of Lords since the start of the 2013-14 parliamentary session, in reverse order. To make supplying new psychoactive substances in prisons an aggravating offence. To remove a clause that would prevent local authorities in England from forming companies with the purpose of providing local transport services. To 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. Peers vote heavily for negotiating new customs union and limiting ministerial powers . To require that only people or organisations "who reasonably require proof" should be entitled to ask for verification of identity. To prevent minsters from using new powers in the bill to override agreements made through the common frameworks process which allow divergence from existing rules, and from pre-empting the common frameworks process on issues where it is still in progress. To regret that the Order specifies that spent convictions and cautions will be disclosed to all future public inquiries, and to call on the government to respect protections afforded to offenders under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (non-fatal motion). To 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. 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. To require that standing orders apportioning members to committees and sub-committees, must have regard to "the balance of political parties represented in the Assembly". To extend the provisions of the bill so that it is applicable to those who are held in police custody. To 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. To require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that the process for appointing the Director of Legal Aid Casework guarantees his or her independence. To insert a clause insuring that potential child victims of trafficking are appointed an independent guardian to look after their interests. To prevent trade agreements from allowing any part of UK health, care, or publicly funded data processing services and IT systems in connection with health and care to be controlled from outside the UK. 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. 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. MARCH 2, 2017 – The government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals’ right to stay in the UK after Brexit, the BBC reports. To remove a (‘Henry VIII’) power that would allow ministers to amend the Act by regulations in order to change what laws are within the scope of the non-discrimination market access principle. To 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. To remove a clause requiring the compulsory surrender of old form driving licenses. 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. The government has suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords over its controversial Brexit legislation. To delete a clause allowing the Learning and Skills Council in England and Wales to intervene in the running of further education institutions. 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