Results 61–80 of 3311 for speaker:Lord Rowlands

Re-Export Controls Bill [HL]: Second Reading (3 Dec 2010)

Lord Rowlands: The noble Lord has been quoting from what is known as a quadripartite report. I was the founder chairman of that committee some years ago. The other important point about such a report, which is curious from a House of Commons point of view, is that it has to be unanimous, because it is the combination of four Select Committees.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Advisory Council on Public Records (3 Dec 2010)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total amount of expenses claimed by members of the Advisory Council on Public Records in 2009-10.

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (29 Nov 2010)

Lord Rowlands: I apologise for interrupting the Minister. I wonder whether it might help the Committee if the Government could publish very soon some of these orders in draft form. There are precedents for doing such a thing, and at least we would know and understand a bit more the nature of the orders themselves.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Bodies Bill (29 Nov 2010)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty's Government which Acts of Parliament, and which sections of those Acts, established the bodies and offices listed in Schedules 1 to 7 of the Public Bodies Bill [HL]. To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the bodies and offices listed in Schedules 1 to 7 of the Public Bodies Bill [HL] were established by Royal Charter. To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the bodies...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan (11 Nov 2010)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 October (Official Report, col. 1218), which are the 14 provinces under the authority of the Government of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan — Statement (27 Oct 2010)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords-

Afghanistan — Statement (27 Oct 2010)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, can the Minister elaborate a bit further on the statement that the area under the control of the Government in Kabul is increasing? Can he tell us in how many provinces today it can really be said that the Kabul Government's writ is running and that there is some kind of effective Kabul Government?

Kabul Conference — Statement (21 Jul 2010)

Lord Rowlands: In order to help us to assess progress in the future, can the Minister tell the House in how many of the 34 provinces the Afghan Government's writ effectively runs? When we talk about an Afghan Government, in how many of the provinces does that mean anything?

Fast-track Legislation: Constitution Committee Report: Motion to Take Note (10 Nov 2009)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Goodlad. It has also been my pleasure to serve on the committee. As my time on it will come to an end at the end of this Session, I particularly thank the noble Lord for the pleasure of serving under him as chairman. I am also grateful to have had the parliamentary pleasure of being on the committee: it has done great work in...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Rowlands: I take the opportunity to make some observations on Amendment 32. Before doing so, I draw attention to my interest as president of the National Training Federation for Wales and as an adviser to a south Wales charity, Tydfil Training. The noble Lord, Lord Elton, seeks in Amendment 32 to make a modest amendment to Clause 17. This is one of a number of clauses that devolves authority and...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Rowlands: I remind my noble friend that, although the skills councils go across the four nations of the UK, there has been considerable pressure from Welsh Assembly Ministers and from the Welsh Assembly itself for a meaningful presence of such skills councils in Wales. Again, there might be variations as a result of that.

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Third Reading (8 Jun 2009)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, I, too, am a member of the Constitution Committee and during all our discussions on this Bill, I have emphasised the tremendous value of coastal access. I happen to live quite near a coastline in south-west Wales, and I have witnessed the enormous benefit, both in health and recreational terms, of coastal access. Like all members of the Constitution Committee, I felt strongly that...

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (1 Apr 2009)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, as a member of the Constitution Committee, I express two concerns about aspects of the issue that arose during our deliberations. The first is the, frankly, rather appalling way in which the whole consultation process has taken place on a Bill that raises considerable, if not profound, concerns for those in the Crown dependencies. However, I accept that my noble friend has honestly...

Employment (25 Nov 2008)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, as the president of the National Training Federation for Wales, I thank my noble friend and particularly the Chancellor for the extra support that he has given to jobcentre and jobseeker programmes in the light of the new economic and employment threat. Although we entirely endorse the wonderful work that jobcentre personal advisers have done, we also confirm that a host of local...

Energy Bill (5 Nov 2008)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, I support the sentiments of the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin. This issue was first raised in the other place. The subsection that this amendment amends was brought into the Bill as a result of representations that began in the other place and were pursued by me and others in Committee and by the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin, on Report. It is a good example of the Government listening and...

Welfare Reform (21 Jul 2008)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, as president of the National Training Federation for Wales, I offer a rather different view on the Freud report. Given that in the past week we have seen the fiasco of a large American company hopelessly fail effectively to deliver SATs results, why does my noble friend believe that large American manpower companies will be able to deliver the welfare-to-work programmes more...

Education and Skills Bill (17 Jul 2008)

Lord Rowlands: My Amendment No. 232 is linked to the government amendments in this group. First, I draw to the House's attention my interests as president of the National Training Federation for Wales and as an adviser to a Merthyr charity, Tydfil Training. Born as I was in 1940, I belong to the first generation of young working class children who were the beneficiaries of compulsory education under the...

Education and Skills Bill (17 Jul 2008)

Lord Rowlands: Does my noble friend have any idea how many young people aged 16 to 18 are currently employed in both Houses?

EU: Lisbon Treaty (16 Jun 2008)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, will my noble friend assure the House that the Government will oppose most strongly any attempts to introduce some of the provisions of the treaty through non-treaty means?

European Union (Amendment) Bill (9 Jun 2008)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, as a member of the Constitution Committee, too, I will explain where I stand on the position presented to us by the Minister. From my parliamentary experience, the best possible Report stage of a Bill genuinely reflects the deliberations in Committee and consequently tries to address the issues that have arisen there. The process in Committee and between Committee and now is in the...


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