Results 1-20 of 1,661 for speaker:Lord Skelmersdale
- Human Trafficking — Question (21 March 2013)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, is it not time that we called a spade a spade and described human trafficking as slavery, which is what it is and which has been illegal in this country for many years?
- Crime: Detection Rates — Question (14 March 2013)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, perhaps I may get slightly more specific. I have anecdotal evidence of a rise in Muslim hate crime in this country, which apparently is recorded only by the Metropolitan Police. Will my noble friend use his best efforts to encourage other PCCs to make such recordings, because otherwise we will not know exactly what is going on?
- Retail: Business Rates — Question (12 February 2013)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, my noble friend the Minister mentioned the competition with the high street from internet shopping. Would she accept that the most successful firms in the high street also have internet sales operations?
- Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Committee (18 January 2013)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, before my noble friend Lady Browning, whose Bill this is in this place, rises to speak, may I ask the Minister how the Government intend to use the next five years, assuming that this amendment is passed? Are there any plans in view for the Government to include in a government Bill the very necessary contents of this Bill?
- Financial Services Bill — Report (3rd Day) (20 November 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, before calling the first amendment, I must remind noble Lords that the House has agreed to treat amendments in the first group as if it were in Committee. This means that if noble Lords feel that they must speak again, they may speak again but only for those amendments numbered in the first group. Clause 7 : Extension of scope of regulation Amendment 70 Moved by Lord Sassoon 70:...
- Polio Eradication — Question (19 November 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: For how many years does vaccination have to continue before polio can be eradicated?
- Claims Management Companies: Unwanted Text Messages — Question (5 November 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the Minister's offer to put the letter in the Library is, of course, of great interest to Members of this House. However, there is much wider interest in this matter. May I encourage him to consider putting the letter in Hansard so that it can then get on to the internet and be much more widely read?
- Mental Health (Approval Functions) Bill: Second Reading and Remaining Stages (31 October 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I hesitate to interrupt my noble friend on the Front Bench but it would be helpful to those noble Lords who want to listen to what he has to say about this important Bill if other noble Lords were to leave the Chamber silently.
- Financial Services Bill: Committee (9th Day) (24 October 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, as an observer of this scene, it is clear to me that my noble friend Lord Sassoon has said that he will take into consideration the two amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Davies of Oldham, and bring something back-whether it is a total positive or a half positive, we do not yet know-at the next stage of the Bill. Therefore, it would be appropriate if the noble Lord would...
- Justice and Security Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (9 July 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I wish to say a tiny word on Amendment 17. I note that it begins: "The ISC may decide to hold some of its proceedings in public, subject to sub-paragraph (2)", and so on. I ask the Minister whether there is anything in the Bill to prevent the ISC meeting in public, should it so wish.
- Environment: Leafleting — Question (9 July 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, can the Minister give us any update on dissolvable chewing gum, which I gather has been invented, as chewing gum is the most horrendous litter problem on our streets?
- Social Care: Legislation — Question (11 June 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, recent press reports-in fact, they are not that recent-have concerned the quality of care, not least the care given by care assistants. In their consideration of this matter will my noble friend and his department consider the registration and suitability of care assistants?
- Scotland Bill: Report (2nd Day) (28 March 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, perhaps I may gently suggest that my noble friend Lord Forsyth finishes his words of wisdom before anyone else interrupts because it interrupts the flow of what he is saying.
- Scotland Bill: Committee (4th Day) (15 March 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I have to tell the Committee that if Amendment 54C is agreed to, I cannot call Amendment 54D.
- Health and Social Care Bill: Report (5th Day) (6 March 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the House seems to have gone remarkably silent after those two introductory supporters of this particular amendment. As some of your Lordships will remember, when I returned from Northern Ireland as the ex-Minister responsible for health and social services, I came as a great fan of combined health and social services. Yet I discovered in my experience there that it would never,...
- Roads: Traffic Lights — Question (27 February 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, although this question refers specifically to the United States, has my noble friend considered the position in France, where the conditions are very similar to our own?
- Syria — Statement (6 February 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the time for the Statement has now elapsed so we return to the Protection of Freedoms Bill.
- Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading (Continued) (31 January 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: Perhaps the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, could turn over to page 34 of the Bill. New Section 6J(7)(c) talks about, "the termination or suspension of a reduction under this section". That sounds like exactly the sort of principle that the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, has enunciated in moving this amendment. I that hope my noble friend will be able to confirm that.
- Welfare Reform Bill: Report (6th Day) (25 January 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the key to this amendment-I go a long way with my noble friend Lord Newton on what he has just said-is the settlement letter. What I think the House will need to know is what happens when the local government organisation in question does not abide by the settlement letter. On the answer to that, I suspect, will depend the decision of the noble Baroness on whether or not to call a...
- Niger — Question (25 January 2012)
Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, that is all very well, but will the noble Baroness tell me what is being done to extract and preserve water, on which all agriculture and horticulture depend?