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Part of European Union Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hamilton of Epsom Lord Hamilton of Epsom Conservative 5:45 pm, 8th June 2011

Before the noble Lord sits down, does he accept that the power of the Executive has got much stronger in the House of Commons? We all talk here about parliamentary democracy in terms of the other place, but how many times have the Government actually been defeated over the past 20 years?