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Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (15 October 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...why, according to demand, there should not be asymmetric devolution. The key question is: are we happy to continue with constitutional tinkering or do we feel that we have reached the point where we need to look at the whole constitution from this place and the other place. I recall that one of the major cogent arguments used when we were discussing the future of this House was that there...

Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (15 October 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My noble friend as usual asks some very probing and cogent questions. On the face of it, these transfers of tax responsibility are relatively symbolic because, on the “bucket and the well” principle, what is gained on the one hand is lost on the other in terms of the block grant. It would be helpful if that could be elaborated on. Perhaps the best answer is that these transfers...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Alcohol Abuse: Costs (29 September 2014)

David Ford: ...I am on record as personally supporting minimum pricing. So, if he is asking whether I would support such a proposal were it to come to the Executive, the answer is that, if the argument in favour was as cogent as that of Mr Givan and his colleagues, it would be highly likely.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Mental Health Services:  Western Trust (23 September 2014)

Edwin Poots: That was a good try by the Member to make the case. We will await the report and the recommendations that come from the Western Trust. Strong and cogent arguments are being made both for a facility in Omagh and for one at the South West Acute Hospital. I am not in a position to make a final decision at this point, but I am in a position to listen to all the arguments that are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Clause 1 (Dissolution of Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission) (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stewart Dickson: ...; The words "must designate a civil servant" do not prevent the appointment of someone who is recruited externally and who then becomes a civil servant. I hope that the Minister will be able to explain that to the House in much more cogent detail than me, and other Members asked the Minister for a clear and open explanation of that point. That, I hope, will assist Mr Elliott's...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: 'Spotlight' Housing Executive Programme:  Inquiry Report (8 September 2014)

Alex Maskey: ...by a long-term project of trying to get relevant material from the Department. We eventually got most of that material. I thank the officials for their diligence in collating, analysing and presenting the evidence to members in a very cogent fashion. As far as the Committee was concerned — five out of the six parties on the Committee —

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014)

Baroness Morgan of Huyton: ...properly in Committee and send it to the elected House. Like other noble Lords, I was moved in particular by some of the letters, and I have pulled out one that I want to share with the House today. This is a cogent, coherent and in some ways a cool and measured letter. It was from a doctor who also had terminal cancer and he very clearly asked for our help. He said he wanted our help to...

Business of the House: “A New Magna Carta?” — Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform (17 July 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...about the report. I joined the Select Committee in the midst of this inquiry. Does he recognise, as regards the question that has just been raised, that a codified constitution might provide a more cogent assertion of this House’s authority vis--vis the Executive and that it might also answer a constant frustration that we hear from some in this House, as there seems to be an...

Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs (10 July 2014)

Tony Baldry: ...up and down the country. Whatever we do in the House ought to be evidence-based, and I should have thought the evidence from police authorities and police forces around the country might be rather cogent and sensible evidence in these circumstances. The ACPO assessment confirmed that the European arrest warrant is the most important of all the measures in the area of justice and home...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] — Committee (9 July 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: ..., argues that the recommendations will clearly have some legal effect. The Defence Council will not be free simply to reject the recommendations because it disagrees with them. It would need to have very good, cogent, written reasons to do so, such as where the implementation of the recommendations in full was simply unworkable or where significant resource implications may be involved. It...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014)

Mark Durkan: .... Each specific offence must be clear and the different facets of the overall crime and evil with which we are trying to deal should be made clearer. That would lead to more competent and more cogent legislation in respect of the message it communicates and the problems it seeks to recognise and address. I am not convinced by the Government’s arguments that it is only necessary to...

Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 July 2014)

Glenda Jackson: ...a programme of black propaganda, and every single one of the red tops has taken it up with glee and run with it. That black propaganda told the people of this country—I am paraphrasing; the DWP would never be this cogent—that everyone who was claiming benefits was doing so because they were too lazy to work. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have already touched on the...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 June 2014)

Lord St John of Bletso: ...this to just 18 months. This has put more pressure on financial settlements, given the need to conclude the sale of the family home within a year and a half of one party leaving it. I do not want to repeat the many cogent arguments that have been put forward in support of the Bill. There is no denying that, when it comes to building wealth or avoiding poverty, a stable marriage is in many...

Scotland: Independence — Motion to Take Note (24 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Hope of Craighead: ..., seemed to me to be entirely appropriate, with legislation going through this Parliament to make the necessary changes to enable the process. As the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, said, the recommendations were cogent and persuasive, but that is not how the matter was seen north of the border. The scales were lifted from my eyes when, on 16 June, the Scottish Government published the draft...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (23 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...—it cannot open up the facts again and find differently to the ombudsman who was put in charge of an investigation. As for the recommendations, it should be made clear that the Defence Council will follow the ombudsman’s recommendations unless there are cogent reasons not to do so. At the moment, the clause is drafted in such a way that the Defence Council may quite arbitrarily...

EU: Youth Unemployment (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 June 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...majority of people who submitted evidence to the committee, particularly people in this country, were in favour of adopting the Youth Guarantee. We produced a report in which we set out what we thought were cogent arguments for instituting a number of changes. We particularly wanted to persuade the Government that they should adopt the Youth Guarantee. We have been fairly modest in not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schedule 2 — Consumer contract terms which may be regarded as unfair (16 June 2014)

Helen Goodman: ...has motivated everybody to get involved in the debate. I believe that the principle of net neutrality is the principle of free speech in the modern world. My hon. Friend set out a clear and cogent case for amendment (a) to amendment 19, and the hon. Member for Shipley proposed amendment 19 comprehensively. I shadow the Minister with responsibility for communications and creative...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (10 June 2014)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Turner of Camden, who speaks with such knowledge and authority. This has been a very interesting debate in which we have benefited from two outstandingly cogent and engaging maiden speeches from my noble friend Lord Bamford and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham. A point made by many noble Lords on the Benches opposite relates to the...

Bills Presented — Finance Bill: Cost of Living: Energy and Housing (5 June 2014)

Edward Garnier: ...Local Government, my right hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr Pickles), is the embodiment of political heroism—that is easy to understand—but I think even he would be pushed to find a cogent definition of heroic negligence. When he goes to the next Cabinet meeting and discusses the important things they discuss in Cabinet, I wonder if he could encourage the...

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 — Motion to Approve (12 May 2014)

Lord Rea: ...friend already included four reasons in her amendment for not going ahead with the reclassification of khat. All four reasons were covered fairly fully by other speakers. There are a number of other cogent reasons why the Government should not go ahead with this proposal. Of course, a lot of them have been spoken to by other speakers as well. Some of those reasons were stated very clearly...

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