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Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...being addressed across the framework. Many noble Lords have mentioned this area, but of course there is no country in the world —no country—that has full gender equality. My noble friend Lady Jenkin made such a cogent argument for that stand-alone goal on gender. Gender must be mainstreamed and have a stand-alone goal, for all the reasons that she gave. She is absolutely right...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 61 - Exercise of regulatory functions: economic growth (20 March 2014)

Chris Williamson: ...hope that, in my own humble way, I have reinforced his point. I look forward to the Government Members agreeing with this sensible amendment. If they will not, they should at least give some sort of cogent argument, which the wider general public can understand, why it is wrong that regulatory bodies should report on the impact of their activities on SMEs and why we should not know whether...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Commons Amendment (11 March 2014)

Lord Faulks: ...the Court of Appeal Criminal Division is not primarily concerned in these cases with proving innocence—quite so. It may well decide that a conviction is unsafe, but in doing so, the Court of Appeal will, and does, provide cogent and comprehensive reasons for that decision. It does not simply declare it. That provides the basis on which the Secretary of State or those working under...

Energy Company Obligation — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (11 March 2014)

Graham Stringer: My hon. Friend is making a cogent, coherent case for her constituents. Is she aware that only 4% of the money spent until October last year, for the country as a whole, had gone on solid wall insulation and that the worst cases of fuel poverty and coldness often exist in homes with solid walls?

Water Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (11 February 2014)

Baroness Northover: My Lords, we strongly support the intention behind this amendment. The importance of managing the impact of flooding has been brought into very sharp focus recently, and my noble friend has made a cogent case for ensuring that all those involved, whether builders, local councils, inspectors or national organisations, are fulfilling what is required of them in terms of capacity and performance...

Children and Families Bill — Third Reading (5 February 2014)

Lord Touhig: ...interest as a vice-president of the National Autistic Society. Many families have battled the bureaucratic quagmire to gain access to support that they desperately need. To date, we have not had a cogent explanation as to why the First-tier Tribunal, which sits in the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, cannot hear appeals on all three elements of the education, health and care...

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (31 January 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: ...Front Bench, because those are the two parties. We have a problem here: either the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, should be sitting with her Back-Benchers—and we would be delighted to hear her because she is always cogent and good—or else the noble Baroness, Lady Falkner of Margravine, should be joining her on the Front Bench.

Children and Families Bill — Report (5th Day) (29 January 2014)

Baroness Meacher: ...Amendment 57BC, tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Whitchurch, to which I have added my name. She eloquently set out the case for the amendment and I will not repeat her comprehensive and cogent arguments. I have no doubt that the Government will regard the amendment as too wide-ranging. It provides for a determination setting aside the bedroom tax, potentially for a very large...

Children and Families Bill — Report (4th Day) (28 January 2014)

Baroness Northover: My Lords, I start by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, for tabling this amendment and for noble Lords’ cogent argument. I am aware that the amendment is drawn from the noble Baroness’s Private Member’s Bill, which received its Second Reading on 6 December. I thank her for the tributes that she paid to the Government for the progress that has been made. I have read the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Clause 10 (Pension age) (27 January 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...that aims to control costs to the taxpayer and the public purse at a time when we are all living longer.  The consequence of an ageing population is that we must align state and public pension schemes accordingly.  I consider it to be an issue of fairness.  I have yet to hear a cogent rationale for treating public sector workers significantly differently from those in the...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Report (4th Day) (22 January 2014)

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers: ...was innocent of the offence charged? I doubt it very much. It is true that the test focuses on the cogency of the fresh evidence. Strictly, the Secretary of State could consider whether the fresh evidence was so cogent as to demonstrate innocence beyond reasonable doubt without casting aspersions on the innocence of the applicant, but this will not be easy in practice and I doubt whether...

Public Bill Committee: Care Bill [Lords]: Clause 48 - Provision of “care and support services” (21 January 2014)

Debbie Abrahams: The Minister is making a cogent argument. What are his concerns about the clause standing part of the Bill?

Costs in Criminal Cases (Legal Costs) (Exceptions) Regulations 2013 — Motion to Approve (20 January 2014)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...which were opposed for a variety of reasons, of the consultation response prepared by ALBA, the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, of which I was once privileged to be president. ALBA’s arguments were and remain cogent and convincing, not least as to the borderline cases. Among the material that ALBA presents is a 2012 study by Doughty Street...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (15 January 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...harried by the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries, but I will leave that to one side. However, we feel that more changes are needed to the Bill, which we have opposed from the start, for the very cogent reason spelt out by the noble Lord, Lord Cormack: it inhibits the expression of legitimate opinion. Amendment 34 goes to the heart of that. The noble Lord, Lord Horam, spoke about...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime andPolicing Bill — Report (2nd Day) (14 January 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...danger to public safety or the peace. An applicant has a statutory right of appeal to the Crown Court against the police’s decision to refuse a certificate. Therefore, the police will want to be satisfied that they have a rational, cogent and well evidenced justification for a decision to refuse a certificate to enable them to justify their decision in the event of an appeal. While...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Clause 10 (Pension age) (14 January 2014)

Peter Weir: ...the public, is something that Members have to face up to. I will now turn to the amendments relating to the firefighters' situation.  Of all the witnesses among the various lobby groups that came to the Committee, the firefighters were impressive and put forward a very cogent case.  There are particular special circumstances for the firefighters that have been outlined by others,...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Report (1st Day) (13 January 2014)

Lord Whitty: ...sure the Government have in mind, but it would be cheaper to give those resources to the certification officer than to invent a whole new and unnecessary profession. I therefore hope that the Government could either give us more cogent reasons than they have so far given as to why the assurer has been invented or that they will take the issue away and look at it again. My other amendment...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Haass Talks (8 January 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...of a worthy, worthwhile and workable advance if the parties agree to work on that, and that what we need to do at this stage is not just maintain working contact between the parties, but have a clear and cogent working compact so that we deal with not only those areas of difference but, more importantly, those areas on which we have reached an understanding that is better than we have ever...

Children and Families Bill — Report (2nd Day) (17 December 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Elystan-Morgan: ...I am wrong, was to this effect: normally the test will be on a balance of probability—less or more likely. However—I believe that these were his words—the more serious the accusation, the more cogent must be the evidence to establish that accusation. If I am right about that, and I believe that I am, it means that this amendment would undermine that principle in Re H...

Mental Health Outcomes (Measurement): Clause 41 — Council tax referendums (17 December 2013)

Brandon Lewis: The hon. Gentleman makes a cogent point. My constituency of Great Yarmouth has been heavily affected by the east coast weather, with 9,000 evacuations and some homes lost in Hemsby, where the community is working phenomenally well together. What happens in the event of floods or other major disruptive events is that the Government look to support authorities facing major unexpected problems...

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