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- House of Lords: Size — Question (19 November 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Is my noble friend aware that in the other House, Mr Dan Byles has taken up the Bill that we passed some months ago, which would provide the authority for the House to produce both retirement and expulsion? Would he keep a benevolent eye on the progress of that Bill in the other place, because it would provide an alternative exit strategy to that provided by the Grim Reaper?
- Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and Philippines — Statement (18 November 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: On the Philippine tragedy, I agree with the Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition that the response of the British public to this disaster has been truly heartwarming and really generous. I also commend the Government and the Armed Forces for the efforts they are making to add to the relief of that terrible tragedy. On the Commonwealth meeting, does my noble friend agree that...
- Grangemouth Refinery — Statement (23 October 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, is it not the case that this dispute has been going on for some weeks? Those of us who have been watching it from a distance have been concerned at the lack of high-level intervention to try to get it resolved. There appears to be an intransigent union on one side and a rather distant operator on the other. I simply want to add my voice to those who are saying that we really must...
- Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Question (22 October 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: When my noble friend wound up the debate on the Commonwealth last Thursday, she made the point that such a heavyweight delegation going to Sri Lanka would have a good effect on the human rights situation there. Could she say what she had in mind, and what effect we have had so far?
- Northern Ireland: Abortion — Question (16 October 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Is my noble friend aware that some 14 years ago, when we were legislating on setting up the devolved Administrations in Scotland and Wales, there was serious debate in both Houses about where responsibility for administering the law on abortion should lie? The decision was taken—in my view, quite rightly—that the law should be uniform throughout the UK, so why should we leave...
- Abortion — Question (10 October 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Does my noble friend agree that it is very difficult to see how any prosecution under the Abortion Act could take place if no abortion has taken place? Does he accept that gender selection by abortion is wholly repugnant and that therefore we must hope that the General Medical Council will issue ethical guidance on this important matter as soon as possible?
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Driving: Licences (25 July 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report published by the RAC Foundation on young driver safety, and in particular its proposal for the introduction of graduated driver licensing as adopted in other countries.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration (25 July 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the list of international organisations whose employees qualify for exempt entry clearances was last updated by the UK Border Agency; and whether that list is approved by Ministers.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Taiwan (25 July 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the admission of Taiwan as an observer at the forthcoming meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
- Human Rights: Burma — Question (18 July 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords—
- Egypt — Private Notice Question (4 July 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, having met the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo after the fall of President Mubarak, does the Minister share my disappointment that Mr Morsi clearly was either unable or unwilling to recognise that democracy means governing not on behalf of the minority who elected you but on behalf of the whole country? In any renewed election, that is the appeal that must go out from the rest of the world.
- The Economic Implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish Independence: Motion to Take Note (26 June 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: This excellent report is full of questions, some of which are directed to the UK Government—but mainly they are directed to the Scottish Government. As they have known for two years that they will have a referendum, does not the noble Lord find it extraordinary that these questions have not yet been approached?
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Visas (20 June 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many representations they have received in the past year from members of both Houses of Parliament concerning the operation of the UK Border Agency in issuing visas.
- Kenya: Kenyan Emergency — Question (18 June 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Kenya following their decision to compensate victims of torture and ill treatment during the Kenyan emergency.
- Kenya: Kenyan Emergency — Question (18 June 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, I welcome the Statement that was made in the other House but not in this one. In view of the fact that the High Court knocked on the head the argument of successive Governments that this was a matter for the Kenya Government, will the Minister say whether there has been any reaction from the Kenya Government since the welcome Statement was made?
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Equitable Life (17 June 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the decision to award 22.4 per cent of relative loss as compensation under the Equitable Life Payment Scheme was made; what are the affordability constraints limiting that amount, as noted in letters to those in receipt of compensation; and whether any other government undertakings are subject to such constraints.
- Abortion — Question (6 June 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: I thank the Minister for the steps that have been taken to stop abuses of the 1967 Act. Will he confirm that there has been a welcome drop in the total number of abortions recently, but that there is still a problem of what are called repeat abortions, where women present who are clearly using abortion as a form of contraception, which is thoroughly undesirable?
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel (18 March 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 26 February (WA 302), what action they propose to ensure that cosmetics produced in settlements are not sold in the United Kingdom labelled as originating in Israel.
- House of Lords: Membership — Motion to Agree (28 February 2013)
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, I beg to move formally the substantive Motion as amended and, in doing so, would say simply that the House has spoken very clearly, which I hope will strengthen the hand of the Leader of the House in future discussions with the Government.