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Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Earl Howe: My Lords, I can confirm to my noble friend, and to the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, who asked a similar question, that the expert panel stated that the further experiments that it recommended could take place either before or after the passing of these regulations. However, they must be done before treatment can take place. I hope that that is sufficient reassurance. The noble Lord, Lord Alton, and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Recruitment (9 February 2015)

Francis Maude: The Next Generation HR programme started in 2010 and has delivered significant savings - in 2010 annual spend on HR in the Civil Service was 524million, in 2014 annual spend was 257.5 million. Services provided cover the range of human resources activity, including learning, employee policy, recruitment and organisational design and Departments share the full cost of the core...

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: House of Lords: Work Experience (3 February 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Sewel: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 21 January 2015. The correct answer should have been: The House of Lords Administration offers three internships: one in the Committee Office and two in the library. These posts are salaried. In addition, the Administration offers an apprenticeship in the library and up to 24 work experience placements for school students....

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015)

Baroness Massey of Darwen: My Lords, as one member of the education establishment to another, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Perry, on giving us the opportunity to debate the concept of progress and reform in schools. She is a very brave woman to do so, because both are clearly contentious and take time, as she said. I simply call into question some of the means of reform, but I prefer to look on this debate...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Schedule 3 — Transfer schemes (26 January 2015)

Andrew Miller: ..., Northfield (Richard Burden) for his kind remarks. Unless I commit a sin that means the Whips require me to do something else in the next few weeks, this will be the last Bill I serve on in Committee. I did so voluntarily, because I take a great interest in a number of its clauses, not least the one referred to by the hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mark Field). I...

Business of the House (15 January 2015)

William Hague: The business for next week is as follows: Monday 19 January—Consideration of an allocation of time motion, followed by all stages of the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill. Tuesday 20 January—Opposition day (13th allotted day). There will be a debate on a motion in the name of Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party on Trident renewal. Wednesday 21 January—Opposition day...

Select Committee Reports: Government Responses — Question (13 January 2015)

Lord Walton of Detchant: My Lords, would the Minister accept that the Select Committee structure is one of the great strengths of this House? I served for many years on the Science and Technology Select Committee and had the privilege of chairing several sub-committee inquiries. One of those, relating to research in the NHS, led to the Culyer report, then to the establishment of the National Institute for Health...

House of Lords — Motion to Take Note (6 January 2015)

Lord Walton of Detchant: My Lords, it may be thought odd that I should, in my 93rd year, after 25 years of service in this House, be speaking in this debate—because, clearly, according to what the noble Lord, Lord Williams, said in his excellent opening speech, I am a part of the problem, as I am one of those very aged Peers. I should like to say something on three relevant topics in relation to this debate....

Pension Schemes Bill — Second Reading (16 December 2014)

Lord Jenkin of Roding: My Lords, last month the House, in its wisdom, accepted the recommendation of the Procedure Committee that a Peer who has given notice of his wish to retire might have an opportunity to make what they christened “a valedictory speech”. I would point out that a number of noble Lords have retired recently, their retirements having been announced by the noble Baroness the Lord...

Medical Innovation Bill [HL] — Report (12 December 2014)

Lord Winston: My Lords, in moving Amendment 1, I wish to speak also to Amendment 6. The Bill states that for the purposes of taking a responsible decision to depart from existing treatment, a doctor must, “obtain the views of one or more … qualified doctors in relation to the proposed treatment”, and there are a number of other issues related to that. It is very clear that it is not...

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (10 November 2014)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 115B, 115C and 123, which also stand in my name and are grouped with Amendment 114. First of all, could I say a word about the whole issue of fracking? Noble Lords will be aware that when this Bill was given its Second Reading there was no reference to the provision it now makes in relation to fracking. When we first started in Committee, there was no...

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...

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