Former Labour Peer
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My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Morris of Manchester in bringing forward the amendments. I agree very much with what he seeks to achieve, and I too urge the Minister to consider that the changes be incorporated in the Bill this afternoon. I would like to make two short contributions on the issues of service specification and rail franchise co-signatory status. I maintain that the...
My Lords, I shall speak on the part of the Bill concerning the passenger transport executives and the effect of the legislation on their powers. I suppose that my interest goes back to the very start of PTEs. A predecessor of mine in a previous incarnation, Alderman Andrew Cunningham, was chairman of the Tyne and Wear PTE. He was a brilliant chairman, and I now see that many of the markers...
My Lords, I thank the Minister for bringing this debate to your Lordships' House. My noble friend obviously felt, as many of your Lordships did during the debate on the Queen's Speech, that further time should be set aside for this subject. We welcome the speed with which this has happened. I know that my noble friend appreciates the quality of knowledge and experience in this House, and no...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 20 May 2008 — Died
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