Results 1–20 of 5819 for speaker:Lord Reid of Cardowan

Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Migration Act 2023: Northern Ireland (23 May 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what is their response to the judgment of the High Court of Northern Ireland which ordered the disapplication of provisions of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 in Northern Ireland.

Infected Blood Inquiry: Compensation Scheme - Question (22 May 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, as a former Secretary of State for Health, I associate myself completely with the expressions of regret and apology issued by the Prime Minister, the leader of the Opposition and, indeed, my noble friend Lady Primarolo today. As far as compensation is concerned, as Secretary of State I managed to give some financial assistance to those suffering from hep C, but only by reversing a...

Armed Forces: Land War Readiness - Question (20 May 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, the Minister said that the RAF is stronger than ever before. Is he aware that 80 years ago, on D-day, 1,000 C-47s carried our paratroopers to the coast of France? In a fortnight’s time, on the anniversary, there will be a commemoration service. Have the Government managed to find a second plane to drop the paras in France for that commemoration, or can we take it that there will...

Councillors: Publication of Addresses - Question ( 8 May 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, the Minister was kind enough to say that this was such an important issue that “Anything … we can do … we will do”. May I make a simple suggestion? At present, the protection afforded under law requires councillors to opt in. They have actively to seek out the right not to have their addresses shown. Could the Government make it an opt-out system by creating an obligation...

Universities: Sensitive Research - Question (30 Apr 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, I am sure that all of us agree with the noble Lord, Lord Young, that we need to protect scientific development from malign actors. But is there not a real problem here—that new technology and advances in scientific knowledge not only require international collaboration, on a scale hitherto unknown, but that most of it, ever since the bow and arrow, is dual-purpose? In other words,...

NHS: Long-term Sustainability - Motion to Take Note (18 Apr 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Ramsey and I thank the noble Lord, Lord Patel, not only for securing the debate but for his sweeping overview of the coming years. I have a much more modest aim. I would like to tackle just one issue: the 7.5 million people who are on the waiting list, suffering sometimes pain and very often distress. I will look at the reforms to the NHS in the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Recruitment ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the New Bletchley Network, Rebuild The Army Now – to Prepare, Prevent, Deter War, published on 27 February.

Cabinet Manual - Question (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, the Minister has been good enough to tell us three times that the reason for this prolonged delay in publication is that the Government are “considering options”. Apart from the option to publish or not, can she outline what those serious options are that are causing the delay?

Children’s Cancer Services - Question (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, the Minister will be aware by now that there is considerable doubt, controversy and concern around this decision. He has said—and we all take it in good faith—that the Secretary of State is calling this in at this stage for fact finding. When does he anticipate that such a review of the facts might be finished?

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of immigration on (1) public services, (2) housing, and (3) infrastructure.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what was the level of immigration to the UK for the past year; and how many individuals were granted visas for (1) work, (2) study, (3) family reunification, and (4) asylum.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure effective border control and management of illegal immigration, in particular addressing any gaps in enforcement or security protocols.

Red Sea Telecommunication Cables - Question (14 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, in the absence of my noble friend Lord West, I ask: what naval assets do we have to protect the underwater cables?

809 Naval Air Squadron - Question (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, could the Minister have another try at answering the question from my noble friend Lord West? He asked if the Minister could confirm that both squadrons will have 12 aircraft. If I heard the Minister correctly, he said that there would be “up to” 12, which of course could mean two. Could he give a straight answer to my noble friend?

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Help to Buy Scheme ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of the Help to Buy scheme on the property market.

Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages ( 5 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken an impact assessment on the effects of any scheme to provide 99 per cent mortgages on the housing market.

Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages ( 5 Mar 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a scheme providing for 99 per cent mortgages.

Shamima Begum - Question (27 Feb 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, when I was Home Secretary, I was told on a number of occasions that I could not take such action if it left someone stateless. I think that was confirmed by what the Minister said in his qualification. I do not hold a candle for Shamima Begum, and have never been known as a sympathiser of Islamist practices or beliefs, but is it not inappropriate and illegal to remove someone’s...

Post Office: Executive Remuneration - Question (27 Feb 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, as the Minister said—well, as he implied—it is an absolute disgrace that people should be paid a bonus to turn up at a public inquiry. I am afraid it is not good enough for him to say that the Government did not approve it, because if they acquiesce in it, in practical terms they are giving their approval. So, will he take measures to disapprove of that payment? If he is not...

Schools: Gender-questioning Children - Question (22 Feb 2024)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, if, as the Minister has accepted and as has been expounded by the noble Baroness, Lady Fox, a forceful lobbying campaign by groups is anticipated, why have the Government decided to make this guidance non-statutory? Surely, if the Government anticipate widespread resistance to it, at least from these lobbying groups, the answer would be to make the guidance statutory.


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