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Wot? No legislation

Lord Norton

Today is the first day of the committee stage of the Academies Bill.  The only other Government Bill starting in the Lords is the Local Government Bill.  As a result, time is being utilised to debate select committee reports and motions by back-benchers.  Some members look forward to more legislation coming forward in order to ensure it is effectively…

The first vote

Lord Norton

The first vote of the Parliament took place in the Lords yesterday and the Government lost it.  It was on a procedural point as to whether the Local Government Bill was a hybrid Bill or not: that is, a public bill that affects private interests different from other interests in the same class.  If it…