Results 1-20 of 106 for viscount simon
- Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013) See 1 other result from this debate
Baroness Hanham: ...roads, rail and transport schemes. I am pleased that, in general, speeches today have supported that investment. I was asked specific questions by the noble Lords, Lord Faulkner and Lord Bradshaw, and the noble Viscount, Lord Simon. They were all kind enough to give me advance warning of these so I shall briefly respond to them now. The noble Lord, Lord Faulkner, asked about Crossrail...
- Defamation Bill — Commons Reasons (23 April 2013)
Lord McNally: ...measure in parallel with the Bill which will satisfy the wishes of this House. Perhaps I may also deal with an issue that has been raised in a number of interventions, including by the noble Viscount, Lord Colville. We have a dilemma that has happened under successive Governments. It is that what was once a clear line between the public and private sectors is increasingly becoming blurred,...
- Driving: Blood Alcohol Limit — Question (12 December 2012)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, if the noble Earl is saying that 80 milligrams is the correct level for us, what about Scotland and Wales? Presumably they will decrease their level to 50 milligrams.
- Canterbury City Council Bill — Third Reading (3 December 2012)
Lord Glasman: ...that came out of Leeds. It was obviously not the football club. She could not quite put her finger on it. I tried to prod her, telling her that Marks & Spencer was the institution and that Simon Marks started off as a pedlar. The idea that pedlars-poor people coming to this country, moving around and showing some enterprise-would be stamped on here was astonishing to me. I completely...
- Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (29 October 2012)
Viscount Simon: Has the noble Lord moved the amendment yet?
- Government: Cars — Question (25 October 2012)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, following the question from my noble friend Lord Davies of Oldham, and, again, I fear, being slightly wide of the Question on the Order Paper, is the noble Earl aware that the company that manufactures black cabs has ceased trading and that the companies that will replace them are, I believe, based in Germany?
- Defamation Bill — Second Reading (9 October 2012)
Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...to the Press Complaints Commission should be recognised without being regulated by the Bill to enhance public confidence about its independence and effectiveness. My right honourable friend Simon Hughes MP expressed concern in the other place that, if Lord Justice Leveson does not produce recommendations until December, it may be necessary to come up with further legislation. That would be...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Police: Fatalities and Injuries (3 July 2012)
Viscount Simon: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in each police constabulary area were killed or seriously injured on roads in each six-month period from October 2008 up to the latest period for which figures are held.
- Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 June 2012)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, whenever we have a Bill before your Lordships where the issue of tobacco smoke is included, I always declare that I have severe brittle asthma and can become very ill, sometimes within a few seconds, when I inhale tobacco smoke. I make no excuses for repeating what other noble Lords have said, because their comments are worth repeating. Some parents smoke without realising the...
- Civil Aviation Bill: Second Reading (13 June 2012)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, when this Bill passed through the other place there was a great deal of agreement with relatively few areas of disagreement, which may well be the case here. Airports provide many jobs and are a convenient means of travel, as we have heard, be it for business or pleasure, but they also have some unwelcome impacts on local communities and the local environment. It is always a...
- Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Second Reading (28 May 2012) See 1 other result from this debate
Viscount Simon: My Lords, I intend to speak fairly briefly on a few very specific items contained in this Bill. Clause 26 and Schedule 14 propose that some of the specialist work carried out by the police and customs be extended to immigration officers, some of whom will be allowed to approve specified applications to carry out searches, detention and powers of seizure. There are concerns that giving even...
- Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) (16 May 2012) See 1 other result from this debate
Lord Sassoon: ...insurance-and now I understand the role that telematics and number plate issues will have as Ministers work both on the cost of insurance and on driving out uninsured vehicles from our roads. The noble Viscount, Lord Simon, reminded us about high-speed issues, and that is noted. My noble friend Lord Bradshaw again reminded us of some important issues in the rail freight area. My noble...
- Police: Vehicles — Question (14 March 2012)
Viscount Simon: Is the noble Lord aware that ACPO is reviewing the use of police vehicles with a view to standardisation, which will result in reducing the cost of those vehicles?
- Transport: Fuel Prices — Question (24 November 2011)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, I have not checked it for quite a number of years, but is the noble Baroness aware that there is, or used to be, a website on which you could access the price of fuel that was closest and cheapest to motorway services?
- Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading (21 November 2011) See 1 other result from this debate
Baroness O'Loan: ...there will be those whose parents or carers just cannot contemplate how to bring such proceedings and who will ultimately suffer the consequences in terms of reduced living standards. As the noble Viscount, Lord Simon, said, where the injury has been suffered as a consequence of the failure of state-provided care, it is even more necessary to provide an accessible remedy in law. There will...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Driving: Disqualification (7 November 2011)
Viscount Simon: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drivers are currently listed on the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency database who have more than 12 points on their licence and whose licences have not been removed due to a successful plea of personal hardship resulting from the loss of a driving licence.
- Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 October 2011)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, there continues to be too much reliance on market forces, pitching primary care against secondary care, damaging both as a consequence, while not recognising the existing strengths of primary care in providing a generalist service and secondary care in providing a specialist service. The Government seem to think that a specialist service can be provided by both. I suggest that this...
- Smoking — Question (8 September 2011)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, legislation already exists to ban smoking in commercial vehicles and in company cars because of the road safety aspects and also, presumably, because of health. Would it not be easy to ban smoking in all vehicles?
- Localism Bill: Second Reading (7 June 2011)
Viscount Simon: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, has spoken a lot about all kinds of things with which I totally agree, and I will expand slightly on some of them. This Bill covers a great deal of ground, but my comments, like those of many other noble Lords who have spoken, will focus mainly on Part 5, which makes changes to the planning system. The post-war Labour Government are often remembered...
- European Union Bill: Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (23 May 2011)
Viscount Simon: We resume on Amendment 55B. Debate on Amendment 55B resumed.