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Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (9 Dec 2008)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, it is indisputable that the Government have the full support of the vast majority of the population of the United Kingdom in our allied countries and from all sides of both Houses in the measures that they have taken to address the real and present threats that we face from terrorism. However, they are in danger of diluting that support—and, indeed, abusing it—by utilising...

Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 (28 Oct 2008)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I, too, welcome the noble Lord, Lord Myners, to his new responsibilities. We are fortunate to have in the House the benefit of his tremendous commercial and financial experience. I trust that this debate will have given him some taste of the breadth of the area over which your Lordships' House roves. On a single order, we have had discussions about the euro, cod fishing, security...

Zimbabwe (6 Feb 2008)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, as we have heard this evening, the world has stood by and watched the systematic destruction of a once great country. Whatever the merits of the policies pursued by Her Majesty's Government, the UN, the European Union, the Commonwealth and, indeed, the SADC states, they have all, without doubt, failed miserably. The country is broken, the majority of the people are utterly...

House of Lords Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2008)

Viscount Goschen: I sympathise with the frustration felt by the noble Lord, Lord Steel, who wants to proceed very quickly with his Bill. I certainly recall sitting up at two in the morning, next to my noble friend Lord Ullswater, trying to do exactly the same with government employment Bills but I found that several noble Lords, including two very distinguished members of the party opposite, took up many hours...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Revenue and Customs: Data Security (9 Jan 2008)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the data security arrangements of HM Revenue and Customs, or its predecessor bodies, have ever been audited; and, if so, what were the conclusions of the most recent audit.

Statistics and Registration Service Bill (2 May 2007)

Viscount Goschen: This Bill is about nothing if not enhancing the public's trust in statistics. I support the principle of pre-release. There are many occasions where government should have informed access to statistics before they hit the markets. However, it is an area where the Government are most open to the charge of manipulating the information if they have too great a head start. Therefore, it should...

Zimbabwe (16 Apr 2007)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I intend to make only three points. The first is to support the action advocated by my noble friend Lord Blaker and many others for the Government to apply real pressure in every forum available—bilaterally, through the auspices of the UN, the G8, the EU and the Commonwealth—to urge South Africa and, in particular, President Mbeki, to face up to their responsibilities to make...

Statistics and Registration Service Bill (26 Mar 2007)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, it is not often that a Bill finds such widespread support on all sides of the House, at least for the intentions behind it. I join in encouraging the Government in their introduction of legislation to address the serious issue of the erosion of public trust in government statistics. However, the Bill does not go far enough. It gives us a singular opportunity to devise a robust...

Legislation: Post-legislative Scrutiny (10 Jan 2007)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, can the noble Baroness give us some indication of how many Acts of Parliament introduced by this Government have survived without being substantially amended?

Legislation: Post-legislative Scrutiny (10 Jan 2007)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, the noble Baroness has asked me a question. Of the Bills that have been passed, how many have been amended by subsequent Acts of Parliament?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Freedom of Information (19 Dec 2006)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the cost limits imposed on requests for information through—(a) Parliamentary Oral Questions; (b) Parliamentary Questions for Written Answer; and (c) requests from the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Olympic Games 2012: Costs (18 Dec 2006)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, can the Minister clarify the position with regard to VAT and how that affects the budgeting process?

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Viscount Goschen: This Bill could be entitled the Reduction of Parliamentary Scrutiny Bill—and I for one do not think that in cases in which severe criminal sanctions could be imposed by statute that should be amended in any other way than by primary legislation. So I support my noble friend Lord Norton.

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Viscount Goschen: During this short debate I felt a moment of sympathy for the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, in having to deal with toys, asteroids, motor-cycles and ladders—and this is only the warm-up session for the Bill. The reason this debate is so wide and so unstructured—and will continue to be so throughout the passage of the Bill—is that the Bill is drawn to affect every single piece of legislation...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Viscount Goschen: Even if one accepts the Minister's argument about administrative inconvenience and that this Bill does not set out to cover wider constitutional areas—and I do not accept his argument—can he give examples of any legislation that would not be caught by paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (3)? I am referring to legislation that does not impose, "a financial cost ... an...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Viscount Goschen: I ask the Minister not to dwell each time on fire safety legislation. He will recall that when we considered the 2001 Bill, as it was then, almost the only example that the Government could come up with at every opportunity was fire safety legislation. It would be a great shame to draw a very broad-reaching power that could amend any Act on the statute book just to get at the fire safety...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Viscount Goschen: I quite agree with my noble friend Lord Howard that to make the burden relate to "an administrative inconvenience" is the lowest possible hurdle that one can imagine, but then that fits in with the rest of subsection (3), which includes "a financial cost". To buy a cup of coffee in the Bishops' Bar incurs a financial cost. Almost all legislation ever considered would impose a financial cost,...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (13 Jun 2006)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, today's debate has something of a Groundhog Day feel about it. Five years ago in debates on the then Regulatory Reform Bill, I noticed such characters as my noble friends Lord Norton and Lord Kingsland, the noble Lord, Lord Phillips of Sudbury, and many others making very similar points. Those concerns hold as good now as they did then. I refer to the remarks made by the noble and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Fixed Penalty Notices (8 Jun 2006)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: For the past 12 months for which figures are available, what was the total number of fixed penalty notices issued by government departments, agencies and contractors; and what was the total amount of fines and charges raised.

Freedom of Information (22 May 2006)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, what are the rules for refusing to answer questions requested under the Freedom of Information Act on the ground of cost? Are they the same as for Written Parliamentary Questions in this House?


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