§ Lord Graham of Edmonton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many times they were defeated in the House of Lords during the session 1992/93, and the number
Government Defeats in Session 1992/93 (20) 4 June 1992 Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill CWH Amdt 33 Amendment to disallow the use of video recorded evidence and evidence given by TV links in war crimes trials. [Reversed without division] (121–80) 6 July 1992 Motion to call on HMG to amend the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 Motion to create a new entitlement for those on income support to a Boarders' Premium, (i.e. for those living in hostels or bed and breakfast accommodation without adequate cooking facilities). [Not acted on] (126–108) 20 October 1992 Motion calling on HMG to hold an independent enquiry into the future of the coal industry [Not acted on, Commons voted on similar motion 21.10.92] (125–100) 24 November 1992 Sea Fish (Conservation) Bill Rpt Amdt 3 Amendment requiring Ministers to consider a scheme to decommission fishing vessels to reduce the fishing fleet before ordering it to stay in harbours whenever necessary to conserve stocks. [Accepted] (153–95) 2 February 1993 Agriculture Bill 3a Amt 3 Amendment specifying the circumstances in which different Parliamentary procedures would be used to make an order ending the Potato Marketing Scheme. [Accepted.] (144–136) 2 February 1993 Agriculture Bill 3a Amt 5 Amendment requiring the Government to poll potato producers and consult with other interests before approving any scheme to replace the Potato Marketing Scheme. [Accepted.] (135–121) 2 March 1993 Asylum and Immigration Appeals Bill Rpt Amdt 3 Amendment requiring the establishment of an advisory panel to help young unaccompanied refugees. [Reversed but compromise action taken] (169–113) 20 April 1993 Education Bill CWH Amdt 14 Amendment requiring the Funding Agency for Schools to include special educational needs representatives. [Accepted] (122–88) 11 May 1993 Housing and Urban Development Bill Rpt Amdt 12 Amendment to exclude from franchisement properties of heritage importance held in private ownership. [Accepted] (114–57) 11 May 1993 Housing and Urban Development Bill Rpt Amdt 13 Amendment to exclude from franchisement all sheltered housing schemes. [Reversed] (Government tellers not appointed) 25 May 1993 Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Bill 3a Amdt 31 Amendment to exclude from franchisement property within a cathedral close. [Accepted] (123–107)
of occasions on which the effect of any defeats involving legislation were reversed by the House of Commons.
§ Viscount Ullswater
The Government were defeated on 20 occasions in the 1992/93 session. Sixteen of these defeats arose on amendments to primary legislation. Six defeats were reversed in the House of Commons (including one without a division); one was reversed but compromise action was taken outside the terms of the legislation itself; two defeats were reversed but the relevant Lords amendments were replaced by amendments in lieu; six were accepted and one was accepted but modified by amendments.25WA
Government Defeats in Session 1992/93 (20) 14 June 1993 Education Bill Rpt Amdt 199A Amendment making LEAs the planning authority responsible for special educational needs in their areas. [Reversed. Amendments in lieu to required consultations by LEAs of FAS] (70–61) 14 June 1993 Education Bill Rpt Amdt 204 Amendment making special educational needs Code of Practice enforceable. [Reversed. Amendments in lieu] (68–42) 5 July 1993 Railways Bill CWH Amdt 46 Amendment allowing BR to bid for passengers rail franchises in competition with private sector bidders. [Accepted but modified by amendments] (150–112) 15 July 1993 Hong Kong British Citizenship Motion Calling on HMG to give full British Citizenship to non-ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. [No action taken] (60–48) 18 October 1993 Sheep Annual Premium and Suckler Cow Premium, QuotaRegulations 1993 Motion Calling on HMG to provide adequate measures to redress landowners' losses arising from transferring quotas from particular holdings etc. [No action taken] (69–52) 20 October 1993 Railways Bill Report Amdt 289ZD Amendment requiring written agreement of BR Pension Fund trustees before introducing legislation affecting the funds. [Reversed] (153–123) 3 November 1993 Railways Bill CCA Amdts 2A 2B 2C Amendments to ensure that BR have unrestricted rights to bid to run rail services. [Reversed] (170–160) (165–159) (161–159)