Results 201–220 of 229 for speaker:Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

House of Lords Reform (9 Jan 2002)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, before going any further down the road to reform, the Government need to answer honestly the question, "Do you want a second Chamber?". The answers to that question, as provided in the White Paper, are less than honest. Yes, the Government want a second Chamber, but why? The second Chamber that is envisaged by the Government in the White Paper will provide no check on anything that...

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (28 Nov 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: I thank the Minister for giving way. There is no premium now.

Afghanistan (14 Nov 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, have our troops been provided with adequate clothing and equipment for winter conditions in Afghanistan?

Lamb Consumption: Safety (24 Oct 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, if I understood the Minister correctly, he said that most of the lamb we eat comes from abroad. Does he not consider this to be a disgrace when so many of our farmers are in difficulties? Can he do anything to persuade people to eat more home-grown lamb and less imported lamb?

International Terrorism (14 Sep 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, no words can describe the shock and horror that we all felt on hearing the dreadful news on Tuesday, nor convey the sympathy that we feel for the victims and their families or our admiration for the rescue workers. Those feelings are widely shared throughout the world. In most Muslim countries, there is revulsion at what has happened and enormous sympathy for the victims and their...

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill (9 May 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord for sending me a copy of his letter to the noble Baroness, Lady Young. Having read it, like the noble Baroness, I am still not happy. Perhaps I may ask the noble and learned Lord a question. If he were to accept the noble Baroness's amendment, would it have any deleterious effect on the Bill as a whole? I cannot see that it would. I am still...

Fluoridation of Water (2 May 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I have always understood that a high level of fluoride in the water supply may have an adverse effect on the kidneys. Has that issue been properly investigated?

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill (3 Apr 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: I, too, support this amendment. Casting my mind back to the Orkney abuse cases, to which the noble Baroness, Lady Young, referred, and the Ayrshire abuse cases which occurred at about the same time in Scotland, the trouble was that there was no commissioner for children and nobody to whom the parents could turn. In one case in Ayrshire the mother of children who had been removed on the...

Council of the Isles (21 Mar 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, of precisely what islands is the Council of the Isles the council? My understanding is that it was the council through which in the old days the Lord of the Isles governed his estate. If any of the Scottish islands are involved, is that not a devolved matter?

Government Special Advisers: Cost (13 Mar 2001)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, would it not be a good idea for special advisers to be paid out of party funds, if they are not Members of Parliament? Instead, like civil servants, they are funded by the taxpayer. If my proposal were adopted, might that not lead to a healthy reduction in their number?

House of Lords Offices: Select Committee Report (27 Jul 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I should like to ask a brief question about paragraph 9 of the report entitled "Smoking policy in Millbank House". Is it contemplated that there will be some kind of smoking room for the use of poor, wretched, smoking Peers who are not allowed to smoke in the common areas and whose stablemates in their office object to smoking; or will they be forced out into the street? I do not...

MOTION MOVED ON CONSIDERATION OF COMMONS AMENDMENT No. 377 (24 Jul 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, the reason that no teachers have been caught promoting homosexuality is precisely that Section 28 is on the statute book.

Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill (19 Jul 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I am very sorry but I do not think that that is acceptable. That is the doctrine of expediency.

Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill (19 Jul 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I have been looking at the feet of government Ministers and at the feet of Members of the Government whose Bill this is. I have observed that most government Ministers and most Members of the Government are shod in leather shoes, or at least shoes which appear to be made of leather--what I think the shops advertise as leather uppers. Certainly, the Minister is wearing a very, very...

Post Office Network (28 Jun 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, perhaps I may ask the Minister three brief questions. First, will customers be charged for banking services? I believe that the noble Baroness, Lady Buscombe, asked that question and I do not seem to remember that she received an answer. Secondly, at present certain services, such as the sale of car tax discs, are provided only by Crown post offices. Will those services be extended...

Aldington: Proposed Immigrant Detention Centre (19 Jun 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, will the 200 staff be recruited locally or imported from elsewhere?

Postal Services Bill (8 Jun 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: As regards delivery services, I view any directive of the EU with suspicious eyes. In my experience, those services in Europe are not a patch on ours and often do not involve a delivery to a person's house; letters are left in boxes at the end of roads. I am not impressed with or happy about the idea of relying on the European Union directive.

Postal Services Bill (8 Jun 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: Where I live in Scotland, post is not delivered until after 1 p.m. and often after 2 p.m. Under the Bill, will the operators be obliged to deliver at an earlier time? I do not know how they would manage to do so in a remote district such as Upperglen. Also, there appears to be no reference to collections on Sunday. Will Sunday collections cease?

House of Lords Appointments Commission (4 May 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, does the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, live in Scotland?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Specified Risk Material: Red Deer Antlers (2 May 2000)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether red deer antlers are designated as specified risk material in draft European Union Commission Document XXIV/2905/99.


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