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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...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Second Reading (13 January 2015)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...Terrorism Legislation is matchless and incomparable in his role. We are very lucky to have him doing that job. In my comments on this Bill, I merely reflect what has been said by David Anderson, with whom I agree in all respects, and indeed the cogent summary that was given in a relatively short intervention by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Goldsmith, earlier in this debate. I want to...

Kew Gardens — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (16 December 2014)

Gerald Howarth: I am delighted to take part in the debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) on presenting such a cogent and comprehensive case for the support of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. I agree with every word that the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) said. I hope the message will go out that there is substantial unanimity across the...

New Clause 1 — The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (5 December 2014)

Philip Davies: ...amendments in the group. I apologise to the House for going through them so rapidly, but everybody wants to make progress. I look forward to hearing the proponents of the other amendments make a more cogent case than I have been able to make. As I made clear, I do not fully understand some of them. It is a great shame that the Minister and the shadow Minister have treated the House with...

Wessex Route Study (Passenger Capacity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (2 December 2014)

Mark Hoban: My right hon. Friend is making a very cogent case on the need for extra investment in the routes into Waterloo, but she should not forget the importance of linking large urban centres outside London. The Wessex capacity study talks, for example, about the routes between Portsmouth, Winchester and Basingstoke, and Portsmouth, Southampton and Poole. Those are important centres economically,...

Scotland: Smith Commission — Statement (27 November 2014)

Lord Richard: ...of State the report of your Lordships’ committee on the Barnett formula? He will find that we went into it in great detail and produced an alternative that, in my submission at any rate, was clear, cogent and practicable, and it would have been effective. For the Government now to accept that the Barnett formula should continue seems to me absolutely preposterous.

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (3rd Day) (26 November 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., where it is recognised that normalising potentially harmful behaviours should be avoided, as is the case, for example, with alcohol or gambling advertisements. Payday loans should be treated in the same way. I have yet to hear a cogent argument against that. Critics of closing the loophole note that payday loan advertising is not targeted at children and that restricting adverts until...

Consumer Rights Bill: Report (2nd Day) (24 November 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of student support funding can access the dispute resolution scheme run by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education—the OIA. In Committee, the noble Baroness set out a cogent case for ensuring that higher education students receiving public support should have access to this valuable service. We listened carefully to those concerns. As the noble Baroness pointed...

Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Dominic Raab: ...the United Kingdom, I say this. We don’t seek division, but rather equality” That is certainly the point of the sponsors of this motion. My hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen) made a typically cogent speech and talked about the importance of addressing the West Lothian question and financial fairness for his constituents, and also about the balance that we need to...

Azure Card — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014)

The Earl of Sandwich: My Lords, I apologise to the noble Lord for interrupting. He has made a very cogent case, but I think we are missing one link. For whatever reason these Section 4 asylum seekers are unable to return, it is obviously not fear of persecution. That has been dealt with.

Wales Bill — Report (Continued) (11 November 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...we in this case are the cathedra: it is we who dispose. The arguments against dual candidacy arising from the experience prior to 2003—I cited in the past not just Clwyd West, but the position of Llanelli—are sufficiently cogent for us to say that this matter should remain as it is. We should continue the ban on dual candidacy. It is, after all, in the interests of democracy...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...children love their parents. It is difficult to detect coercive pressures, but then there is also the selflessness that patients may feel when they know that they are imposing a burden on their family. Let me give a cogent example. I was asked to see a man by a GP who said that the man was a clear case for euthanasia or assisted suicide but that he could not give him a lethal injection....

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Committee (24 October 2014)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I strongly support Amendment 2 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for inserting the word “reasonable” for all the cogent reasons that he has given. Amendment 3 follows on from my earlier Amendment 1, which defines “relevant condition” and does not need further discussion here. I am very pleased to see that we have the agreement of the noble Lord,...

Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (23 October 2014)

Graham Allen: The Minister is making a thoughtful and cogent speech. Now that we have a fixed-term Parliament and we know the date of the next general election, does he accept that that knowledge is the property of the British people? Does he agree that, if any incoming Government sought to repeal the Act and give powers to a Prime Minister who had not been directly elected by the people, that would create...

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...

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