Lord Bell

Former Conservative Peer

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Left the House of Lords on 25 August 2019

Recent appearances

  • Banking (Special Provisions) Bill 20 Feb 2008

    My Lords, I rarely speak in the House. One reason is that, as the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, pointed out, by the time one gets to speak, everybody has said everything that one was thinking of saying. I will make one simple point; I will certainly allow the noble Lord, Lord Desai, to go home early, because I shall not take up much of your Lordships' time. Noble Lords will not be surprised that...
  • European Communities (Amendment) Bill 22 Jan 2002

    My Lords, I should like to say a few words in support of the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Phillips of Sudbury. I do not speak from the high ground of a discussion about democracy or the need to include excluded people or, for that matter, in order to discuss the merits and demerits of the Nice treaty, but rather purely from the communications perspective. It is quite obvious that...
  • European Communities (Amendment) Bill 22 Jan 2002

    My Lords, it depends on how it is expressed. The art of communication in the industry I come from is about information and persuasion. It is virtually impossible to give information without it having some persuasive effect, particularly if the information is seen by the recipient as a benefit. I do not think that the leaflet should be turned into propaganda and it is perfectly possible for...

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