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Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014)

Lord Rees of Ludlow: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of Cambridge University and as an honorary fellow of City and Guilds. The huge expansion in the university sector is welcome but a downside is that it has not yet led to sufficient differentiation among universities. More relevant to this debate, there is still too sharp a demarcation between universities and other post-18 education. We have become...

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014)

David Mowat: ...my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies). I seem to recall that I had the opportunity to follow him in the energy debate two weeks ago, so perhaps we are getting to be a bit of a double act. My premise is that we do need to decarbonise, but he makes a valid point about the hiatus: it is true that the climate has not changed, certainly in the last 15 years. There are...

Business of the House (10 September): Backbench Business — Food Fraud (8 September 2014)

Roger Williams: One important part of the report is where Professor Elliott says that he anticipates that the Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology will be keeping a watching brief on how the recommendations are put into place.

Rural Economy — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014)

The Earl of Arran: My Lords, as we move towards the 2015 general election, clear policy direction is emerging from each party regarding their manifestos. The Chancellor, for example, fired an opening shot last week in Manchester proposing the building of HS3 and the development of a northern city linking Manchester and Leeds to rival the unstoppable growth of London. This suggests that the next election seems...

House of Lords: Labour Peers’ Working Group Report — Motion to Take Note (19 June 2014)

Lord Whitty: My Lords, when I first entered this House, quite a few years ago, there was an anticipation of a modernising, radical Labour Government taking over and delivering their manifesto promises. I was a bit surprised, therefore, when my first pass extended my attendance here into this century. Well, we are past that, we are past the 100-year anniversary of the Parliament Acts, and the future of the...

Extradition Committee — Membership Motions (12 June 2014)

Moved by The Chairman of Committees Deputy Chairmen of Committees That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: B Andrews, B Anelay of St Johns, L Bassam of Brighton, L Bichard, L Brougham and Vaux, L Colwyn, L Faulkner of Worcester, B Fookes, L Geddes, B Gibson of Market...

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

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I start with the sentence in the gracious Speech that, “Legislation will be introduced to help make the United Kingdom the most attractive place to start, finance and grow a business”. The legislation that will follow is the small business, enterprise and employment Bill. For a long time, I have had a considerable interest in science-based small firms. As the noble...

Scottish Parliament: Immigration Policy (Higher Education) (29 May 2014)

Humza Yousaf: I ask members to look at the progress that Scotland has made on international marketing. We are higher up the brand index than we have ever been before. Lonely Planet said in its 2014 guide that we were third behind Brazil and, I think, Antarctica. We are doing well. The fact that our budget has been reduced slightly is a direct effect of the cuts that we have received, but Scotland has still...

Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Approve (14 May 2014)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: My Lords, in moving the lead regulations I will take the opportunity to speak to all three instruments before us today, which deal with exceptions to copyright. In today’s digital world the process of copying is intrinsic to new technologies that are used by vast sections of our society, from researchers and curators to teachers and consumers. Yet under current UK copyright law a great...

Care Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (7 May 2014)

Lord Owen: My Lords, for those who have not been in the debate I will try to deal with the specific responses from the different speakers. First, perhaps I may deal with the response from the noble Lord, Lord Lester. I agree very much with what he said. I believe that the European Court of Human Rights and the human rights legislation, coupled with the privacy Act, do enough to safeguard confidentiality...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on securing this debate. I must admit that when I saw the list of speakers and started to calculate the average length of time they were taking, I inwardly groaned. However, I have sat here and, for the most part, have been enthralled by the nature of this debate, its depth, its wit and its analysis. There have been one or two debates that I have sat...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (27 March 2014)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: My Lords, I want to comment on some of the policies on energy, science, technology and exports that were in the Budget speech. I declare an interest as a director of a small company and as an emeritus professor at UCL and Cambridge. Some of the information about science expenditure was in supplementary information provided with the Budget speech and not in the version that we had from the...

Regenerative Medicine: S&T Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (13 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: My Lords, I very much welcome the debate and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, on securing it and commend him, the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, and the committee members for the quality of the report itself. I declare my interests as chair of an NHS foundation trust, president of GS1 and consultant and trainer with Cumberlege Connections. This subject is of considerable interest to me. I...

Immigration Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (10 March 2014)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, my name is attached, along with others, to the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Hannay. I will speak briefly to make one or two points that perhaps are not so widely part of this debate, because, as I have rung up acquaintances of mine in universities—I know quite a few, having been an Education Minister—I have become more aware of the depth of the challenge to...

Syria and the Middle East — Motion to Take Note (27 February 2014)

Lord Marlesford: My Lords, as the world recovers from the deepest, longest and most diffused economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s—I should emphasise that the recovery has been slow and erratic, with the resumption of growth and prosperity remaining fragile—another cloud threatens global stability and security. This cloud—and it is a deepening and darkening cloud—is...

Public Bill Committee: Care Bill [Lords]: Clause 115 - Approval for processing confidential patient information (30 January 2014)

Daniel Poulter: That is an important point. Rather than trying to throw up political smoke about the issues, that Committee took a consistent view, looked at the good legislation passed by the previous Government to protect the public and patient confidentiality, and recognised the importance of a more streamlined process for the transfer of information, and for medical ethics and research. That is exactly...

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

Lord Nash: My Lords, this has been an extremely thoughtful and well informed debate. I thank the noble Baronesses and the right reverend Prelate who tabled these amendments, as well as other noble Lords who have contributed and brought their valuable insights to bear on these important and very sensitive matters. I also thank all noble Lords who attended the round table on PSHE last week. We had an...

Water Bill — Second Reading (27 January 2014)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I have various interests to declare, which I shall do during the course of my remarks, but in so far as water metering has been mentioned, and we have to be very careful about these things these days, I should declare an interest as a director of the company that designs, builds and supplies water meters that telemeter their output to wherever it is needed. At this stage in the...

EU: Reform — Question for Short Debate (9 January 2014)

Lord Kakkar: My Lords, I join in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Dykes, for having secured this important debate, and, in so doing, declare my own interests as professor of surgery at University College London and a member of the General Medical Council. The area of health and delivery of healthcare was not an area originally anticipated as having any competence at European Union level, specifically in the...

Police: Independent Police Commission Report — Motion to Take Note (5 December 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Harris, on securing this timely debate as it gives me an opportunity to update your Lordships on progress. I pay tribute to the noble Lord’s work, even if I do not always agree with his views. Our police are among the best in the world. They maintain law and order, often by putting themselves in harm’s way, but maintain a strong sense...

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