Results 21–40 of 11311 for speaker:Lord Martin of Springburn

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Third Reading (21 Jan 2014)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, I come in briefly, having listened to the arguments surrounding this amendment. The noble Baroness is quite right that we cannot get perfection, but I wish that we could put on record and give due consideration to the men and women who, when a general election or municipal elections come, put their names forward as parliamentary candidates. I had the good fortune to be in a...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Third Reading (21 Jan 2014)

Lord Martin of Springburn: Does the noble Lord envisage the third party groups being registered charities? Does he see any inhibition on a third party group being a registered charity?

Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question (14 Jan 2014)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, will the Minister acknowledge that in circumstances where couples are required to leave underoccupied houses, it is not necessarily the case that the house that is vacated will be easily re-let?

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Report (1st Day) (13 Jan 2014)

Lord Martin of Springburn: I support the noble Lord, Lord Monks, and others who have spoken regarding these amendments. At one time it went without saying that anyone who had private information or was privy to it would not divulge that information except when obliged to do so in legal circumstances. Recent matters have come up in the media—I will not stray into the sub judice area—exposing people who have been...

Apprenticeships — Question (12 Dec 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, I congratulate the Government on the good work they are doing on apprenticeships. Will they consider the fact that many young men and women over the age of 21, who perhaps have lost out because of unemployment, would also appreciate what is known as an adult apprenticeship?

Payday Loans — Question (11 Dec 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, there is deep concern in the social and community-based housing movement because the payday loan operators get access to people’s personal accounts to take the direct debit. The danger is that when people receive a rollover loan, in many cases the payday loan company has taken all the money out of that account and left the housing association with a tenant who is in deep arrears....

Universal Credit — Statement (10 Dec 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: I do not rise to criticise universal credit but to put on record the great worry in the community-based housing associations that levels of arrears will rise. That is a worry for them. Could the Minister look into that?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (27 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Statement by Lord Astor of Hever on 6 November (HL Deb, col 227), what steps they are taking to ensure that all of BAE Systems' apprentices are able to complete their apprenticeships.

Food: Food Banks — Question (26 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, is it not the case that we are subjecting people—decent men and women—to great indignities by having them queue up for food at the food banks, and that we should find some other way of helping families in need?

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (25 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, the loud-hailing which took place in Parliament Square was a disgrace. Most of us who have fought elections at council and parliamentary level have used loud-hailing equipment. When that equipment goes above a certain noise level, it becomes a breach of the peace. It is not the first time. When we have been out on the hustings, we have been reminded of that. That strange character...

Defence: Aircraft Carriers and UK Shipbuilding — Statement (6 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, I have no need to tell the Minister that closures and redundancies are soul-destroying, not only for the workers, but for their families and the communities they live in. On the specific point of redundancies, can I have an assurance that those who have been taken on as apprentices will be entitled to complete their apprenticeships with the company?

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, is the Minister telling me that I have the option of going to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner if I find it to be the case that someone who is holding a Parliamentary Press Gallery credential is also holding a lobbyist’s credential? Is that what the Minister is saying? I find that difficult to take in because the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner must work within the...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, I shall speak to my Amendment 73 but, before doing so, I wish to say that I fully endorse the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, in relation to Amendment 72. He may recall that one particular Member of Parliament decided to publish a book—an act of fiction—on the front cover of which was the portcullis. It was clearly there to try to give the impression that...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, I know that the noble Lord put this amendment down in good faith. I can see the negative aspect of consulting with the Speaker and the Lord Speaker. First, the legislation states that the person who shall appoint the registrar is the Minister, not the Speakers of both Houses. There is an old saying that if you hire the person, the unpleasant task of firing them is also yours. Things...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (1st Day) (5 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, I am slightly worried about the speed which is being talked about by the noble Lords, Lord Kerr and Lord Tyler. I have no objection to getting up-to-date information but, if I understand correctly, we are talking about the information going out the following day. There have to be security implications. When I held of the office of Speaker, I was warned that there are fixated...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (1st Day) (5 Nov 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, if I understood the noble Lord, Lord Tyler, correctly, he feels that more restraint should be put on special advisers, and I agree with him. I have already said in this House that it was absolutely appalling that in the previous Government the Prime Minister’s special adviser went about the business of blackening, or seeking to blacken, the names of the family of a member of the...

Grangemouth Refinery — Statement (23 Oct 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: The plant is on the east coast of Scotland. I live on the west coast and some of my neighbours and some of my former constituents travel on a daily basis to the plant. The impact therefore goes across the central belt of Scotland. For many reasons, I echo the case that has been put by noble Lords on both sides of the House. It is important to deal with this at prime ministerial level and that...

Schools: Careers Service — Question (23 Oct 2013)

Lord Martin of Springburn: My Lords, when most students go to university, there is a hall of residence available to them and that is quite right and fitting. However, when young people are offered apprenticeships far away from home they have to look out for lodgings or digs in the vicinity of their workplace. Could the noble Lord look at this problem?


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