HL Deb 02 May 1995 vol 563 cc113-4WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In the light of the resolution moved by Lord Simon of Glaisdale on 20th October 1994, and agreed to by the House, that this House affirms its unfettered freedom to vote on any subordinate legislation submitted for its consideration, whether they consider that it is appropriate for this House to divide to negative subordinate legislation.

The Lord Privy Seal (Viscount Cranborne)

As I made clear in the House on the occasion to which my noble friend refers, Her Majesty's Government "support the constructive way in which your Lordships have shown restraint" in exercising the House's undoubted power to vote on subordinate legislation—(HL, Debs. 20 October 1994, col. 363).