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Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015 — Motion to Approve (26 February 2015)

Lord Tyler: ...report from last autumn, published soon after the example that we were given in Scotland, which was very properly given some extra credence by Mr Speaker in the other place. In that report, the very cogent argument for reducing the age of the franchise to 16 is set out in great detail, answering a lot of the points that have already been made in your Lordships’ House. Also, as my...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015)

Baroness Barker: ...to the scientists and said, “Not yet. Not yet”. That is why we passed the permissive legislation that we did, which has led to these regulations. The noble Lord, Lord Deben, in putting forward his very cogent and persuasive argument, missed out one crucial fact that undermines his argument: research is not linear. Researchers do research and it takes them to places that they...

Isil: New Clause 23 — Throwing articles into prisons (23 February 2015)

Edward Garnier: ...of the name of the excluded person on particular grounds. I suggest that that proposal would deal with any problems that anyone might suggest the new clause could create. The reason he has never received a cogent answer to his questions to Ministers and officials is that there is not one, and he has highlighted that. The Government should therefore have a little think about what he had to...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 February 2015)

Dai Havard: Order. I remind Members that interventions are meant to be short, concise and cogent.

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill: Second Reading (12 February 2015)

Lord Cormack: ..., which, as he himself whimsically remarked, is not overrepresented in your Lordships’ House. He has very generously made the statement that he has, quoted today by the most reverend Primate in his very cogent and admirable speech. I will make three points that it is important for us to bear in mind. First, we are endorsing a measure of positive discrimination. There may be very good...

Recall of MPs Bill: Report (10 February 2015)

Lord Cormack: ...moment or two. I made it quite plain in Committee that I thought this was a dreadful Bill, unimprovable and really unamendable. That remains my position. I could not take exception to the extremely cogent speech of the noble Baroness on the Opposition Front Bench. This is a terrible Bill that the Commons are inflicting upon themselves. I wish they were not. It betrays a lack of...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Reform of system for redress of individual grievances (10 February 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...in relation to the ombudsman’s recommendations is slightly different. The Defence Council would not be free simply to reject the recommendations because they disagreed with them; they would need good, cogent written responses and reasons to do so, such as that the full implementation of the recommendations was unworkable, or that there might be significant resource implications. The...

Deregulation Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (5 February 2015)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...thank noble Lords all around the House for their very strong support for this amendment. We heard a great deal of experience and understanding of the industry and the issues involved, and some very cogent arguments as to why this review is extremely important and indeed urgent, and why a mechanism is needed by which the review recommendations when they come out can be implemented quickly....

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Report (1st Day) (2 February 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...friend Lord Carlisle that I do not believe that there is agreement on the extent of the capability gap in government. My noble friend Lord Blencathra, who, once again, has given a most impressive speech, said that it did not get any cogent explanation from officials. My understanding is that there still is not an agreement, so we do not even know the target that it is proposed to hit....

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 January 2015)

David Davis: This has been an excellent debate, with cogent and well informed arguments delivered with both passion and forensic skill. There have been divisions between Members, of course, but virtually everybody in the House agrees that six years is too long and that the report should have been published some time ago. Although some think it is too late to hold people to account for what happened, it is...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 January 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: ...one should be arguing for the exclusion of universities—by universities, I mean as well other institutions in the same line as mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp—but that they were included in the first instance. No cogent, reasonable case has been made out for that. The Government say, “Ah, well, we have quite some evidence that many people who have been...

Commonwealth Immigration and Visas — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (27 January 2015)

David Hanson: ...generate a sufficient increase in visitors to offset the loss of income. Costings are important, and the hon. Gentleman would expect no less of me if I were to make such a proposal. The hon. Member for Stafford made a cogent point about making it clear that it is easy to get business visas. It is important that people who want to invest here, or in whose countries we invest, and who do...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 — Expenditure of Greater London Authority on housing or regeneration (26 January 2015)

Nick Raynsford: ...such a body. The first issue that I want to cover is the importance of a national infrastructure commission. I am disappointed by the Government’s rejection of that proposal, which was made in a cogent, well-presented and well-received report by Sir John Armitt. In case Members are not familiar with him, Sir John is widely recognised as one of our country’s leading experts in...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (26 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow such a cogent and interesting speech by the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, who has immense knowledge of this area of work as a result of his chairmanship of his committee, which produced an excellent report. I will return to what he said presently. I do not know how many of your Lordships have had the opportunity to watch the remarkable German film,...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 — Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget (26 January 2015)

Tom Greatrex: My hon. Friend has made an important point in a very cogent fashion. Let me now deal with some of the new clauses and amendments. I am very conscious of the amount of time that we have left, and I shall try to be exceptionally brief so that others can speak. There are two facts that are fundamental to any debate about unconventional gas extraction in the United Kingdom. First, hydraulic...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015)

Baroness Northover: ... 22 October 2012 on that report and, in particular, the outstanding contribution by another economist, the noble Lord, Lord Stern, professor of economics and government at the LSE. He made an extremely cogent case. My noble friend Lord Astor asked about the calendar year versus the financial year. We are monitored internationally on the calendar year, not the financial year, and we wish to...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 67 - Offence of female genital mutilation: extra-territorial acts (20 January 2015)

Seema Malhotra: ...In November, Baroness Smith of Basildon introduced an amendment to the Bill on Third Reading in the other place calling for reinfibulaton to be included explicitly in the definition. I do not need to lay out her robust and cogent reasons for ensuring that the criminalisation of reinfibulation is explicit. I am also grateful to Baroness Meacher, who spoke about the issue in some detail. To...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Employment: North-west (19 January 2015)

Gregory Campbell: ...is a balanced approach: sometimes, people in the north-west have a chip on each shoulder. That means that they are very balanced. You wonder why people think that. What is presented sometimes as cogent argument actually ends up being a whinge list of what has not been done and is not being done. The motion usefully refers to the A5 and A6. Of course, had it not been for the legal case...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Protecting Core Public Services (19 January 2015)

Alex Maskey: ...table meetings after David Cameron and Enda Kenny left here. Our best effort was when we stuck together, and it was important that we did that. When we stuck together, we compiled an argument that was cogent, justifiable and legitimate and put directly to David Cameron the demand that he had to shoulder responsibility for his Government's neglect and their ideological Tory cuts being...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (16 January 2015)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: The noble Lord made some cogent points in relation to this group of amendments. He made me wonder whether he thinks the solution may be that the discussions could happen earlier but the provision of the assistance to end life should be much later. The timeframe could change. Discussion of whether someone is terminally ill could start much earlier, and could therefore take more time, but the...

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