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Education: Reform of GCSEs — Statement (11 June 2013)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: Will my noble friend tell me whether in his consultation he will consult the devolved authorities in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and whether there is the slightest chance that they will go along with our plans?

Scotland Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (28 March 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: I have no doubt that my noble friend on the Front Bench will have a note that says "resist". However, the whole principle of the Barnett formula has to be dealt with. There is no time like the present to make a start, so the Government have to set up a consultation. I hear what my noble friend Lord Steel says-that it will be difficult to implement quickly-but it is not going to be implemented...

Scotland Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (28 March 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: Perhaps I may come back to what the noble Lord, Lord Browne, said at the end of his speech. Having his amendment in the Bill would bind the Scottish Parliament to its vote for the whole of this exercise. That is the most important part of this whole business. I cannot for the life of me see why the Government cannot accept it.

Scotland Bill: Report (2nd Day) (28 March 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I assume that my noble friend had serious reservations about the terms of Section 30 being agreed with the First Minister. After all, in recent press comments, the First Minister has said, "Will you please leave this all to us in Scotland and we will organise the referendum as we want it?". I send good wishes to those from the Government who will carry out these vital negotiations...

Scotland Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 February 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: I may be able to help the noble and learned Lord. The road that I use to go to Berwick-and no doubt the noble Lord, Lord Steel, does the same-goes through a small village in Scotland, in which the speed limit is 40 mph. When you go into England, it is 30 mph. I happened to get caught going at 35 mph in the village of Wark, so there are differences at the moment on these roads.

Scotland Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 February 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I wish to intervene in this debate particularly in relation to Amendment 45, tabled in the name of my noble friend Lord Selkirk. The qualifications of the Crown Estate commissioner for Scotland are absolutely vital. I have a certain amount of knowledge of this, having worked with four of the most recent Crown Estate commissioners for Scotland. The most important thing to remember is...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 February 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I strongly support both my noble friend's amendment and that of the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes. I should perhaps declare an interest. I have two grandchildren, both aged 17. One is at school in Scotland and has been offered a place at Cambridge. The other is at school in England, lives in England and has been offered a place, conditional on her A-level results, at Edinburgh University.

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 February 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: In my case, no doubt everyone will realise that the grandfather will have to pay. That is one part of it. I strongly support what my noble friend Lord Maclennan said when he asked my noble and learned friend on the Front Bench to take this matter away, consider it carefully and come back with an answer that will give us some satisfaction. The question was asked earlier in this very good...

Scotland Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (26 January 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I raise one point on the amendment, which is slightly wide of the purpose and message of the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes. Can my noble and learned friend explain why energy is a reserved matter in the Scotland Act, but, because planning powers are devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National Party Government see fit to do nothing about the Torness nuclear station and...

Scotland Bill: Committee (1st Day) (26 January 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: Does the noble Lord agree that the time for an enabling Bill, because I think he is going down that route, is in the next Session of Parliament once Scotland has agreed to the consultation document-not our own one but the other one? Surely that is the time for this Parliament to consider and if necessary put through a Bill.

Scotland Bill: Committee (1st Day) (26 January 2012)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, it is not the first time that, rather surprisingly, I have had to rise to agree with everything that the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, has said. I, too, have had experience of Mr Salmond as a Minister, when I was in charge of fisheries in the Scottish Office. Of course, Alex Salmond was Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan, which is-as anyone knows-the main fishing area of...

Scotland Bill: Second Reading (6 September 2011)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I never thought that in this House I should have to agree with almost every word that the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, said. However, that was one of the most interesting speeches that I have ever heard him make; I agree with just about every word. I understand why we are being asked to pass this Bill into law as a result of the unionist party's Calman commission. It is a good idea...

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Committee (9th Day) (9 March 2011)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I had not intended to take part in this debate because I come from Scotland. However, I was encouraged by the noble Lord, Lord Nickson, putting his foot in the water. I appeal to the Minister, whom I know from times past has had a very successful time in party politics, to think very carefully before he jumps into this deep water. I remember only too well the times when Lord...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (27 May 2010)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: I agree entirely with what the noble Lord, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, said in his excellent speech about Scotland and the various elections we might be faced with in five years' time. I also agree with what he and the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, said about the rearrangements, if I may put it that way, in this House. I want to concentrate on one sentence in the gracious Speech which states that...

Economy — Debate (25 March 2010)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord MacGregor for initiating this debate, which is important coming as it does just after the Budget and just before a general election. I too was going to compliment the noble Lord, Lord Myners, on his remarks last week about dour Scotsmen. Certainly it is important that dour Scotsmen-I emphasise "dour"-should be present in every bank. I can think of no...

Financial Services Bill: Committee (1st Day) (10 March 2010)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, having not spoken at Second Reading, I had not intended to intervene in the debate. However, I could not agree more with the noble Lord who said that it is all a question of management-that the management has to be good in any bank-and I speak from some experience as chairman of a smaller bank. It is quite clear that in the Royal Bank of Scotland, and in all other banks, the board...

Economy: Enterprise and Innovation — Debate (4 February 2010)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate. I particularly thank the Minister for his reply. At one stage, it was a little like what Sir Walter Scott said about the debating skills of the Duke of Wellington-he sliced the argument into two or three parts and helped himself to the best. With that final comment on today's debate, I beg leave to withdraw the Motion....

Economy: Enterprise and Innovation — Debate (4 February 2010)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I start by underlining the importance of enterprise and innovation in business as this brings economic growth as its product. No doubt all sides of the House will be in general agreement with that, just as all sides of the House are presumably against sin, but equally no doubt this debate, which I am pleased to introduce, will produce varying solutions. At the outset, as we will be...

Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) (25 November 2009)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I was pleased to hear the very good maiden speech of my fellow countryman, the noble Lord, Lord Martin. We have had several meetings. As chairman of the Clydesdale Bank, I was able to welcome him as the first Speaker of the House of Commons who had ever been a customer. I am pleased that he is here with us. I suppose that, at the beginning of a speech such as this, it is good to...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (8 December 2008)

Lord Sanderson of Bowden: My Lords, I do not suppose that it is terribly popular to declare that for six years, up to 2004, I was chairman of a bank—not only that, but a Scottish bank. Fortunately, it was the Clydesdale Bank, part of the National Australia Bank, which has a policy of prudence rooted in some terrifying experiences in the United States mortgage market 10 years ago. I am happy to say that last...

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