International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:15 pm on 27th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Lipsey Lord Lipsey Labour 2:15 pm, 27th February 2015

My Lords, I am slightly surprised by the “extremely unusual”. The House will recall that at the end of the Brown Government both Houses passed a Bill to make care of elderly people in their own homes free. Following discussion between both Houses, it was agreed that, given that the Bill was passed on the eve of the general election, it should require a resolution before it was put into effect. In normal circumstances, that sort of process would not make much sense because it would be the same Government. However, this would be a different Government. Last time this occurred, quite sensibly the Government of the day agreed to it.