Results 21–40 of 229 for speaker:Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

EU: Common Fisheries Policy — Question (13 Jul 2011)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: Is the Minister aware that the European Commission is now trying to take back the management of the common fisheries policy, which was to have been moved to the European Parliament?

House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (27 Jun 2011)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, there is much I agree with in the report produced by the noble Lord, Lord Goodlad, but a few things I do not, as he well knows. I know that the noble Lords, Lord Grocott and Lord Kirkwood, will not agree with me, but here goes. I ask those of your Lordships who would like to dispense with our traditional appellations and our convention of addressing other noble Lords in the third...

House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (21 Jun 2011)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, whatever the noble Lord, Lord Thomas of Gresford, may say about the speech of my noble friend Lady Boothroyd, it was one of the finest speeches that I have ever heard in this House. After it, there was really little left to be said; however, I am still going to say it. What is this compulsion to destroy things which seems to seize even people who should know better? It is just an...

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill: Committee (1st Day) (15 Mar 2011)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I do not know but I would not be at all surprised if it turned out that people much preferred to vote on a weekday, possibly taking a bit of time off work or arriving later for work, than have their football or whatever interfered with on a Saturday or a Sunday.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Committee (9th Day) (17 Jan 2011)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I wonder if I could ask a brief question: what is all the hurry about? Why do we have to have a referendum this May? Why can we not wait and have it in a year's time, or at any time? This is something that is too important to rush, as we are doing.

House of Lords: Conventions — Question (13 Jan 2011)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, does the noble Lord the Leader of the House remember that about 30 years ago, when he and I first became Members of this House, Baroness Hylton-Foster was Convenor of the Cross-Bench Peers. If any new boy or girl in her flock transgressed, she took them aside later and came down on them like a ton of bricks. Would it not be a good idea if the leaders of the various parties were to...

Interim Report: Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House: Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: Has the noble Lord considered what the press would say if any Peer were given a penny to leave this place?

Interim Report: Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House: Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, after the noble Earl's speech there is not an awful lot left to be said. What a ridiculous situation the coalition Government have got us into. First, they make 50 new Peers immediately on taking office-nearer 60, I believe-and the House has to sit early so that they may all be introduced before the Summer Recess. Next, they tell us that they are going to produce another 50 new...

Houses of Parliament: Cycle Hire — Question (27 Oct 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, is it not time that we had a taxi rank on the Parliamentary Estate? Not all of us are young enough or spry enough to ride bicycles.

Roads: Illegal Motorway Advertisements — Question (21 Jul 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is not the illegal advertisements that are dangerous and distracting to drivers-because a good driver pays no attention to them? Rather, it is the totally unnecessary and frivolous legal notices, which say things like "Please drive carefully" in lettering a little too small to be easily read.

House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note (29 Jun 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, before you can decide on how to reform this House, you have to decide what you want it to do, and I do not think that we have done that yet. But whatever the functions of the House are to be, I have grave doubts about the wisdom of making it an all or part-elected House. I just do not think that the Prime Minister and his advisers have thought this through. I do not know who his...

Strategic Defence Review — Statement (3 Feb 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: Ask a question!

Afghanistan — Question (21 Jan 2010)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, why do we not buy the Afghan poppy crop and use it to make medicine for the NHS, instead of trying to grow it ourselves?

Energy: Efficiency — Question (2 Dec 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords-

Energy: Efficiency — Question (2 Dec 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, what are energy displays? Fireworks?

Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) (25 Nov 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, as often, I am going to talk about what was not in the gracious Speech but which I wish had been. I am going to talk about rubbish-at least about what too many people think is rubbish and throw away. I have just read a book called Waste by Tristram Stuart. I recommend it to your Lordships; it costs less than £10. What I have learnt from it is that the amount of perfectly good food...

Welfare Reform Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Oct 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I hope that this amendment is going to do something for the kind of case I have very much in mind, that of somebody with obsessive compulsive disorder. I mention a case where P—I take it that that is the patient—suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and really can only work at home as self-employed. In the case I have in mind, P works in the field of journalism where she...

Public Transport: Alcohol — Question (15 Jun 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I was most relieved to hear the Answer of the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, to the first Question of the noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno. Is he aware that any Government who try to prevent us Scots from having a dram in the train or in the aeroplane on the way to or from Scotland are likely to have a rebellion on their hands?

EU: Fisheries — Question (1 Jun 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, how long is the reorganisation of the common fisheries policy likely to take?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration (1 Jun 2009)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take following the High Court judgment of 6 April in HSMP Forum (UK) Limited v the Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning the retrospective application of changes to the immigration rules for highly skilled migrants.


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