Results 21–40 of 1469 for speaker:Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill - Report (1 Mar 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: Can the noble Lord give an assurance that the DUP would not block the equal status of the Irish language if it were part of a devolution settlement and the restoration of the Assembly?

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill - Report (1 Mar 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I think I can answer the noble Baroness with a reply to that very last point. I gave her my word during the week that I did not intend to divide the House at the end of the debate for the very reason she said. I would not wish to do anything that made it more difficult for the Bill to get through the House of Commons and become law. It is a very good Bill. I congratulate her on the...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill - Report (1 Mar 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, Amendment 1 is in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Collins of Highbury. This amendment is similar, but not identical, to the amendment I moved in Committee. The changes I have made to it reflect the concerns expressed in that debate by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Chelmsford and the briefing note I subsequently received from Church House. Your Lordships will be...

Deportation: Jamaica - Private Notice Question (6 Feb 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: Does the Minister agree that one of the weaknesses in the Government’s position over the Windrush scandal was that it demonstrated evidence of a “Gotcha!” culture in the immigration service and in the Home Office? Achieving a deportation was chalked up as a victory by the staff concerned. Can she reassure us that that culture has now gone and that some of the worst aspects of the...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee (1 Feb 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I am deeply grateful to all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate and to the right reverend Prelate, who clearly thought a great deal about what he was going to say to us. It has been a remarkable debate. This is the first time since the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was passed, more than five years ago, that we have had an opportunity to talk about the attitude of...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee (1 Feb 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, first, I apologise to the noble Baroness and to the Committee for being unable to speak at Second Reading, although I was present for a large part of the debate. My amendment is very simple and I hope it will be seen by the Committee as an attempt to build on the success of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which many of us in this Chamber view as one of the great successes...

Transport: Freight Services - Question (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the construction of a high-speed network is critical to the provision of extra capacity for freight on the entire rail network north of London, and not just to the Midlands but to the north-west and the north-east?

Scotland: Transport Policing - Question (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about the future of transport policing in Scotland.

Scotland: Transport Policing - Question (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I suspect that the Minister agrees with me that merging Police Scotland with British Transport Police was not the greatest proposal in the Smith commission report, and it is a pity that we did not stop it when we had a chance in 2014. Since then, an enormous amount of time, effort and money has been spent, particularly on things like consultancy fees—Police Scotland paid £700,000...

Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree (17 Dec 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I was one of the two Members who asked to see the material. The point that has not been made today is that the material contains the contemporaneous witness accounts of what happened in Lord Lester’s house. I found that evidence absolutely overwhelming and persuasive. I join the noble Lord in inviting other Members to read it as well.

Armistice Day: Centenary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, we are now almost at the end of this commemorative journey. I start by saying how proud I have been to serve on the Government’s World War I advisory board, along with other speakers in this debate. At meeting after meeting, I have been impressed by the diversity and dignity of the events that have been organised in all parts of the United Kingdom, in Ireland, and in France and...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I must advise the Committee that if this amendment is agreed to, I cannot call Amendment 56 for reasons of pre-emption.

The NHS - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, like every other speaker I am delighted to congratulate my noble friend Lord Darzi on the brilliant way that he introduced the debate. I thank him for the hundreds—probably thousands—of lives he has saved during his very distinguished career as a surgeon. My contribution will focus on why treating tobacco dependency must be embedded throughout the plan that NHS England has...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Committee (29 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I am very grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken and for the words of the right reverend Prelate. I am particularly grateful to my noble friend Lord Cashman. The words of the Minister are fine with me: I accept that that is the answer to the question that was posed by my noble friend Lady Gale and I am therefore content to seek leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 12...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Committee (29 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I have no wish to prolong the Committee’s debate this morning, as there are two important Private Members’ Bills to follow. I was not able to attend Second Reading on 26 January, but I have carefully read the report in Hansard. I was prompted to table this amendment because I believed it would be helpful to obtain confirmation of the point made then by my noble friend Lady...

Northern Ireland: Executive and Assembly - Question (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, the Minister will know that one of the sticking points for an agreement is the status of the Irish language. Is he not able to point out to the DUP that as minority languages are accepted as equals in Scotland and Wales, there is absolutely no reason why the Irish language should not be accepted in Northern Ireland?

Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (13 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I am grateful for that answer. If the Minister is able to find out some more information, that would be very helpful. The point about the 1994 Act was to try to achieve proper segregation at football grounds for public order reasons. The difficulty was that if tickets were freely available from unauthorised sellers in the street—this was before the days of internet purchase—it would not...

Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (13 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I am pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, who has such a distinguished record in combating this terrible problem of ticket fraud and the exploitation of consumers. I also have one two questions for the Minister, which follow on from what the noble Lord has said. The noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, referred to the company viagogo. Has anything come of the warning by the...

Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Report (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I advise the House that if Amendment 32 is agreed I shall not be able to call Amendments 33 and 34 for reasons of pre-emption.


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