Results 61–80 of 1469 for speaker:Lord Faulkner of Worcester

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I cannot call Amendment 20A, as it is an amendment to Amendment 20. Clause 3 agreed.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tobacco (15 Feb 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK overseas posts have facilitated meetings on tobacco control legislation between the tobacco industry and foreign government ministers or officials since the issuing of revised guidance to posts in December 2013; and whether they will give details of each case.

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, in opening the debate, the Minister referred to the degree of opposition to this proposal in this House. He was not wrong in that. He could also have mentioned the degree of opposition in the Scottish Parliament, most particularly among his colleagues in the Conservative Party, who are on record as opposing this proposal most vigorously, particularly Ruth Davidson. He could have...

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: The noble Lord is of course absolutely right. I will finish by picking up one of the points that the noble Lord made and adding to it. He referred to the no-detriment principle in the Smith commission report. Principle 5 of that report says that the package of powers agreed through the Smith commission process should, “not cause detriment to the UK as a whole nor to any of its constituent...

House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I have known the noble Lord, Lord Burns, for some 30 years as a friend and I have always admired his ability to win people over by the power of persuasion. That quality he and his fellow committee members have shown in abundance with this brilliant report, and I, like other speakers in this debate, congratulate them. My most earnest hope is that this report will not go the same way...

Serious Fraud Office - Question (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: Further to the question from my noble friend Lord Foulkes, is the Minister aware that the Scottish Conservative Party in its manifesto expressed its opposition to the devolution of the British Transport Police to Scottish police, and will her colleagues in Scotland therefore do their best to reverse this ill-judged and very dangerous move?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Smoking (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the approval process for proposals for a grant for 2017–18 to support implementation of the Tobacco Control Plan under section 64 of the of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 will be completed.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Smoking (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any plans to support implementation of the Tobacco Control Plan for England will contain provisions for future year funding to cover the full length of the Plan from 2017 to 2022.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I remind the Committee that if this amendment were to be agreed, I would be unable to call Amendment 22A for reason of pre-emption.

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 - Question (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I am grateful to the Minister for that reply. Only organised criminal gangs would like to see the Act repealed. It was immensely successful initially thanks to rigorous enforcement, led by the British Transport Police, and the work of the scrap metal task force. Is she aware that in the past two years, from the second half of 2016 and through this year, the incidence of theft has been growing...

Railways: Reliability - Question for Short Debate (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I join other noble Lords in thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, for securing this very interesting debate. I too welcome the Minister to her first railway debate. I am sure there will be many more and I hope she will be here to take part in those as well. There can be no one in your Lordships’ House who disagrees with the aspiration to improve the quality of Britain’s rail...

Battle of Passchendaele - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I join others in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Black of Brentwood, for securing this debate, and congratulate him on his brilliant opening speech. I had the privilege of attending the two days of commemoration in Flanders on 30 and 31 July, which I went to as a member of the Government’s World War I centenary advisory board—and I shall say a bit about that in a moment. I also...

British American Tobacco - Question (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I do not wish to condemn the activities of any representative of the British Government, but the policy enunciated by Andrew Lansley—now the noble Lord, Lord Lansley —in March 2012 was that he wanted tobacco companies to have “no business” in Britain and that, “both at home and internationally, we will continue to act against the vested and commercial interests of the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Cultural Heritage: Transport (25 Sep 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public grants to heritage railways and tramways are permitted under state aid rules where they fall within the English Aid for Cultural and Heritage Conservation State Aid Scheme.

Railways: Northern England - Question (10 Jul 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I remind the House of my railway interests in the register. The Minister will be struck by the support that exists all over the House for the reopening of rural railway lines. Can I draw his attention to the report by the Association of Train Operating Companies in 2009, which looked at communities with more than 15,000 inhabitants, and at the potential for reopening services where...

Disabled Access: Public Premises - Question (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, is the Minister aware that a significant number of Premier League football clubs will fail to honour the commitment that they gave in 2015 to make all their stadia disabled accessible by August 2017? Will he remind them that Section 20 of the 2010 Act is not an option but is mandatory? Will the Government empower the Sports Grounds Safety Authority to enforce the law and make sure...

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: Hereditary Peers: By-elections (13 Mar 2017)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will publish the terms of the agreement with Electoral Reform Services to administer the hereditary peers’ by-elections, including the fees paid and the length of the contract.


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