Results 121–140 of 229 for speaker:Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (3 Mar 2005)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: Amendment No. 17 stands in my name, but I shall not press it—at least certainly not today. However, I am not happy. It would be far more honest to put a suspect in prison, whatever the Law Lords may say, so that everyone knows where they are. That would be far more honest.

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (3 Mar 2005)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: No, it does not satisfy me. I put down that amendment not in order to delete the clauses, but to find out what the arrangements and logistics were for house arrest. I am not satisfied that we should have house arrest unless these matters are taken into consideration. What thought has been given to it, and what arrangements are going to be made? Otherwise, I might want to table another...

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (3 Mar 2005)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: I have been in two minds about whether to speak to Amendment No. 17, which I tabled, in this group or to speak to it separately next Monday, but I think that it would be best if I get it over with now. Clauses 1(3)(e), (f) and (g) permit the placing under house arrest of persons suspected of terrorism. I have read all the speeches made on Tuesday at Second Reading that I did not hear, and no...

Administration and Works Committee (21 Dec 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I wholeheartedly support the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Stoddart, who is usually right in his views. In default of his amendment, I support those of my noble friends Lord Palmer and Lord Monson. I have not smoked for some years, but I spent 40 years of my life kippering all my friends and relations. As a result, I have the greatest sympathy for poor smokers, who are now about...

Infant Death Cases: Attorney-General's Review (21 Dec 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, is the noble and learned Lord aware that an unfortunate side effect has been the propensity of social workers and some doctors to assume the worst when a child is brought in with an injury? When their child injures itself, many parents are now terrified to take it to the doctor, because they are afraid that they will be accused of having battered the child and that the fact of their...

Marine Environment (13 Dec 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I am most grateful to the noble Baroness for having asked the Question this evening; she has saved me asking one at a later date. The report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is a remarkably interesting document. It is well set out and, as a bonus, contains many beautiful photographs of various types of plankton living on the seabed, which are a joy to look at. It...

Lords Amendment (17 Nov 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I should like to congratulate my noble friend on his persistence. I hope that he will not be downhearted at not having his amendment, particularly his Amendment No. 2C, accepted. In my opinion, it was both too little and too late. If it had been accepted, it would have been difficult for him to come back to it again in the near future. As it has not been accepted, he may feel free...

Fisheries: Net Mesh Sizes (3 Nov 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, when are we going to withdraw from the common fisheries policy, which is designed to allow the greed of our European partners to destroy our fishing industry? How can the discarding of immature fish, which have not had a chance to breed and which get caught in the 80 millimetre nets, be consistent with conserving fish stocks?

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (2 Nov 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I, too, pay tribute to my noble friend for his tenacity. He is a dog who does not let go of his bone very easily. We are continually told that one of the reasons for amalgamating regiments is that recruiting is so bad. When the Government treat the dependents of people who make a career in the Armed Forces in this way, what do they expect? People are not stupid. When people think...

Hunting Bill (28 Oct 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: Before the Minister replies, will he bear in mind that some people may not be shooters but merely dog owners exercising their dogs, and that they may have more than two dogs? Those dogs may spot some wild mammal and go after it.

Advertisements abutting Motorways (20 Oct 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is not only advertisements that take the driver's mind off the road, but the signs put up by the Highways Agency telling him how to drive and how to drive safely?

Palace of Westminster: College Green Ticket Booth (15 Jul 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that architects usually like their own work and have to be kept under control, like all other experts?

Children Bill [HL] (24 May 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: I hope that I might intervene. How will the Data Protection Act operate in connection with the database? I am thinking of a case recently drawn to my attention where a mother was wrongly accused of Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy and was taken to court. The judge found her innocent and ruled that the family was not in future to be treated differently from any other innocent family. Costs were...

Children Bill [HL] (24 May 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: I entirely agree with the noble Lord, Lord Rix, over this matter. There is a danger in specifying learning disabilities because once one does that one tends to exclude everything which is not specified.

Children Bill [HL] (20 May 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: I do not quite understand. If the amendment does not create a new offence, what is the point of having it? Presumably the offence is already there, so we do not need the amendment. I am very worried. We are getting rapidly into a situation in which the police and social services can interfere on very small evidence, if any at all, to an absolutely intolerable extent in family life. We are...

Common Fisheries Policy (11 May 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they are giving to taking the United Kingdom out of the common fisheries policy.

Common Fisheries Policy (11 May 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that not altogether satisfactory reply. Do the Government realise that, if they want to secure the Scottish vote in any referendum on the European constitution, they must either take our fisheries out of the common fisheries policy or, at the least, renegotiate the terms of membership? Are the Government aware that, as the Norwegians are not in the common...

Civil Partnership Bill [HL] (22 Apr 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I do not welcome the Bill. I strongly sympathise with some of the comments made by the noble Baronesses, Lady Wilcox and Lady O'Cathain. I should not have the objections I do to giving the rights which the Bill gives to same-sex partners if common decency had prevailed in giving some of those rights also to same-sex persons such as mother and daughter, or two sisters, or two...

European Union (20 Apr 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I first heard several days ago, at the weekend, I think, that the Prime Minister had agreed to hold a referendum on this matter. It was discussed at great length on the "Today" programme this morning and it has provided the headlines for the front pages of the newspapers. I know that I am old fashioned, but I think it is a very grave discourtesy to Parliament when matters of this...

Fishery Limits (United Kingdom) Bill [HL] (6 Jan 2004)

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Therefore, unless any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Moved, That the order of commitment be discharged.—(Lady Saltoun of Abernethy.)

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