Results 141–160 of 364 for speaker:Viscount Goschen

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fly-tipping (25 Jun 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they believe that the performance of the Environment Agency has been adequate in combating fly-tipping.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fly-tipping (25 Jun 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the ratio of prosecutions to offences in connection with fly-tipping.

Written Answers — House of Lords: The Lord Chancellor (18 Jun 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked the Leader of the House: When he first became aware of the proposals to abolish the office of Lord Chancellor.

Africa (21 May 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, like many other noble Lords who have spoken in the debate, I believe that NePAD gives us grounds for optimism. There are so many issues to worry about within the continent of Africa that an initiative by African leaders to recognise previous failings and to seek to address them on an international basis must be the key to the future development of that continent. I agree with my...

Government Debt Accounts (1 May 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, is the Comptroller and Auditor General, Sir John Bourn, fully content with the Government's decision to take the over £20 billion worth of Network Rail borrowing off the Government's balance sheet?

Government Information and Communication Service (29 Apr 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, the Government may have received the report only three weeks ago but the section on the Government Information and Communication Service is only five and half pages long, in my copy anyway. The Minister made much of the fact that all was well with recruitment into the Government Information and Communication Service. Why then does he consider the committee felt it necessary to...

PFI Agreements (3 Apr 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, can the Minister really derogate the Government's responsibility in the matter of the PFI and the PPP? Has not the National Audit Office expressed extreme concern about the off-balance sheet financing of Network Rail and has it not had a dispute with the national statistician about this? How can the Government sit back and say that it is nothing to do with them when it is a...

Zimbabwe: British Pensioners (18 Mar 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, if what the Minister says is the case, is she confident that the British High Commission in Harare has done everything it possibly can to explain how the pensions could be paid to the pensioners' advantage? Is she aware that the cost of obtaining a permanent residency stamp on a passport is 250,000 Zimbabwe dollars? At the official rate, that is nearly £3,000. How can it possibly...

Zimbabwe (5 Mar 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Park is to be congratulated on securing this important debate. It would be so easy for Zimbabwe to fall below our radar screens at this time of heightened international tension concerning Iraq. Now that media attention concerning the elections and Zimbabwe's subsequent suspension from the Commonwealth has passed, it would perhaps be tempting to see the issue as...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Service Agreement Targets (28 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: By what mechanism they keep track of targets and pledges made by government departments; and how they monitor progress towards the attainment of these specific goals and; Whether they will list, by government department, (a) the number of targets which they have set themselves; and (b) what each department's average success rate is in achieving those targets...

Written Answers — House of Lords: London Underground: Public/Private Partnership (27 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the total cost to the taxpayer, including legal costs, of the dispute between the Government and the Mayor of London in connection with the London Underground public/private partnership.

Written Answers — House of Lords: London Underground: Public/Private Partnership Contracts (26 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the original planned start date of the London Underground public/private partnership; and how far behind schedule the project now is.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asylum Applications (25 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will define the precise terms of their pledge to reduce by September the number of asylum applications by half; and whether they will specify over which periods comparisons will be made.

Transport in London (18 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, can the Minister tell the House the total cost of the dispute between the Government and the Mayor over the Tube PPP, including both sides' legal costs? Secondly, can he tell the House exactly how far behind the original schedule the Tube modernisation is now?

Acts of Parliament: Internet Publication (10 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, will the noble and learned Lord the Leader of the House say when the Government will finally be in a position to deliver the Answers to Written Questions electronically?

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Clinical Negligence Expenditure (10 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the annual cost to the National Health Service of insuring against personal injury claims over the past five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Personal Injury Claims Management Companies (4 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: What regulatory arrangements govern the operation of personal injury claims management companies.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Personal Injury Claims Management Companies (4 Feb 2003)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any concerns about the business practices, and in particular the marketing techniques, used by personal injury claims management companies; and if so, what action they are taking to address those concerns.

House of Lords Reform (22 Jan 2003)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, if one were looking for an example of clear public policy decision-making, one probably would not choose the recent history of House of Lords reform. But no one can argue that the House of Lords itself has not been extremely diligent in considering the minutiae of all the arguments for and against an elected Chamber and for and against nominated Peers. We have made limited progress....

Network Rail: Debt (16 Dec 2002)

Viscount Goschen: asked Her Majesty's Government: On what basis they consider that Network Rail's debt should be excluded from public borrowing.


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