Results 121–126 of 126 for speaker:Lord Lisvane

National Stroke Strategy — Question for Short Debate (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I should preface my remarks with a declaration: I am the patron of Herefordshire Headway, which provides services to adults who have a head injury or an acquired brain injury. It does marvellous work through its day centre, offering a range of activities and therapies led by specialists. I warmly endorse the view of the noble Baroness, Lady Wheeler, that there needs to be a...

Apprenticeships — Motion to Take Note (15 Oct 2015)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I join the chorus of congratulation to the noble Baroness, Lady Prosser, for initiating this debate. It is a subject of huge social and economic importance, and the debate is very timely. I start with a declaration of interest, or at least of a connection: my wife was an apprentice with Baker Perkins, a company mainly involved in heavy engineering. In the interests of marital...

Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons — Motion (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Lisvane: I support the Motion in the name of my noble friend. Comity—a relationship of mutual respect between the two Houses—is extremely important, as the noble Lord, Lord Wakeham, has pointed out with his customary wisdom. It is therefore equally important that this Motion is seen not as an attempt to interfere with the Standing Orders of the House of Commons but as a means of examining a...

English Votes for English Laws — Question for Short Debate (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, the Leader of the House told us on 2 July that this issue was fundamentally a domestic one for the House of Commons. Might I very respectfully disagree with her for three reasons? First, as my noble friend Lord Butler said, this is fundamentally a constitutional problem. It is simply that one of the possible solutions to that problem has been presented in terms of...

Security: State Procession — Question ( 9 Jul 2015)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, as someone who sought to buy the Curtis Green building for parliamentary use rather than as a luxury hotel, I commend the noble Lord, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, for raising this issue. It is extremely important that a full formal CPNI security assessment is given to Ministers in the case of each building. I ask the Minister to bear in mind that many of these buildings are connected...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) ( 1 Jun 2015)

Lord Lisvane: (Maiden Speech) My Lords, it is an honour—although one laced with trepidation—to address your Lordships’ House for the first time. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Dunlop, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leeds on displaying absolutely none of the trepidation which I now feel. I am the third Clerk of the House of Commons to have the privilege of membership of your...


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