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Viscount Simon

Labour Peer , 30 Nov 1992 –

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Responsibility to Protect — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I begin by adding my own tribute to the distinguished career of the noble Viscount, Lord Montgomery of Alamein. As we have heard, he has given great service to Parliament in two excellent shifts. His contribution to the success and well-being of our country has not been limited to his work in Parliament; in addition to his business career, he has built close links with Latin America...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 Jun 2015)

Lord Bates: ...already shaped the Government’s approach. We have said that we accept the vast majority of the recommendations put forward. My noble friend Lady Newlove spoke about the importance of keeping victims at the centre of our considerations, which we commit to do. I know that the noble Viscount, Lord Simon, spoke about victims as well. Conscious of my time being almost up, let me say that...

Police: Reduction in Numbers — Question (26 Mar 2015)

Viscount Simon: My Lords, I was interested to hear about the experiences in Northern Ireland with fatalities on the roads. A reduction in roads policing officers has been experienced in most forces, and two forces have reduced their traffic officers by more than 70%. The Minister gave us figures for road deaths, but in fact the most recent figures have shown an increase. The total cost of a fatality is more...

Inquiries Act 2005 (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (19 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulks: ...—it is a great privilege not only to be involved in a debate of this quality with so many participants of enormous experience, but also to be present on the occasion of the valedictory speech of the noble Viscount, Lord Tenby. I have not had the privilege of knowing him well; I wish I had known him better. I do know, however, that he was the assistant to no fewer than five Convenors...

Transport: Accident Prevention — Question for Short Debate (5 Mar 2015)

Viscount Simon: My Lords, I find it very interesting that the noble Baroness has just discussed the training of HGV drivers; I shall attack from a completely different angle. I have observed Operation Motorwise on an Army base a few times. Essex Police hold the exercise on a regular basis on private land in various locations throughout the county, in which teenagers are introduced to all kinds of useful...

NHS: Accident and Emergency Services — Question for Short Debate (15 Jan 2015)

Lord Greaves: My Lords, I will follow up the remarks that have just been made by the noble Viscount, Lord Simon, on ambulance response times. Pendle Borough Council in Lancashire—I declare an interest and remind the House that I am a member of it—has made full use of its new statutory scrutiny powers concerning the health service as laid down in the Health and Social Care Act. A meeting of its...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (19 Nov 2014)

Viscount Simon: My Lords, it had been my intention to speak. However, I, too, have been briefed by the SMMT, so I shall not repeat what the noble Lord has spoken about.

Consumer Rights Bill: Second Reading (1 Jul 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...empowering consumers. Where businesses treat their customers fairly, those enterprises will benefit and they have nothing to fear from this legislation. As the ombudsman services policy adviser, Simon Darby, has remarked: “The Consumer Rights Bill represents an excellent opportunity to deliver an improved, enhanced and simplified rights and redress landscape that would tangibly...

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 Jun 2014)

Lord Williams of Elvel: ...his amendment. It was then taken over by Lord Finsberg, who moved the amendment, and then the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hoffmann, came in and spoke to it. It then became the Finsberg amendment. Lord Simon of Glaisdale had put down an amendment of a slightly different nature, but the Lord Chancellor of the day quite rightly pointed out that it had to be considered as an amendment to the...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (5 Jun 2014)

Viscount Simon: My Lords, I should declare my interests as in the register, as I will be speaking about practical matters of concern which some might consider as coming into the subject of transport, but which were not covered in the gracious Speech. The number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads was predicted to fall by 2030 in an academic study published by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for...

Climate Change: Extreme Weather — Question (9 Apr 2014)

Viscount Simon: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Judd, mentioned food in his initial supplementary question. In a programme some months ago on the BBC, it was stated that this country has the largest production and consumption of baked beans in the world. Can the noble Baroness say whether this affects the calculation of global warming by the Government as a result of the smelly emission resulting therefrom?

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

Viscount Simon: My Lords, the greater majority of people live in smoke-free homes, not because of the law, but because it is no longer acceptable to smoke in the home of a non-smoker. Equally, most smokers no longer allow smoking in their cars when children are present. It is absolutely correct to protect children from second-hand smoke, but it is wrong to think that it is children who are most at risk from...

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Committee (1st Day) (24 Jan 2014)

Viscount Simon: My Lords, Amendments 31 to 39 are pre-empted. I now call Amendment 40 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock. Amendments 31 to 39 not moved. Amendment 40 Moved by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 40: Clause 1, page 1, line 9, at end insert— “( ) If the turnout for the referendum is less than 25 per cent of those eligible to vote, the referendum shall be considered...

Police: Independent Police Commission Report — Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2013)

Earl Attlee: ...also explored what was missing from the report—which was quite a lot. He said that it was a very good read; I agree with that sentiment. My noble friend Lady Berridge had something to say on that as well. On outsourcing, I can assure the noble Viscount, Lord Simon, and others that the Government have made it clear that there is no intention for private companies to carry out...

Equality (Titles) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Oct 2013)

the Earl of Clancarty: ...that one should not reach back more than one generation—that is, to the generation before the deceased—to find the next heir is a very good one. In this, I perhaps differ rather from the opinion of the noble Viscount, Lord Simon. It is unacceptable that some distant relative should inherit a title and an estate which that person had perhaps hardly known about let alone visited,...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013)

Baroness Hanham: ..., 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 having a...

Defamation Bill — Commons Reasons (23 Apr 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Oct 2012)

Viscount Simon: Has the noble Lord moved the amendment yet?

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