Results 61–80 of 2317 for speaker:Baroness Wilcox

Royal Navy: Escort Vessels — Question (17 Jun 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: Can the Royal Navy still deploy and support a Royal Marines brigade, given what the Minister has just said?

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, the gracious Speech includes a defence Bill and I speak to encourage the Minister of Defence to hold the Government’s position on recruitment and training of 16 to 18 year-olds to the Armed Forces, because siren voices are complaining that Army recruitment of under-18s is a waste of money. Other voices say that the Government should reconsider allowing 16 year-olds to enlist. Here...

Council of Europe: Local and Regional Democracy — Question for Short Debate (6 Feb 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I am delighted to speak tonight, albeit briefly, in support of my noble friend Lord Dundee and his championing of local democracy, the role of the Council of Europe in promoting such local democracy and the opportunity which our Parliament and Government now have to assist local democracy in Europe and to guide and lead institutions and good practice initiatives and to encourage...

Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill — Committee (1 Feb 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I concur with the excellent points made by my noble friend. The clause will not reduce the standards required by the competent harbour authorities of applicants for a pilotage exemption certificate. It simply states that deck officers and members of the crew with navigation responsibilities can hold a certificate if-and only if-they meet those standards. I met the chairman of the...

Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading (18 Jan 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have contributed to the debate today which, as is so often the case in your Lordships' House, has given us the benefit of much experience, from shipping Ministers to lyrical speakers and sailors in smaller boats. I thank all noble Lords, of course, and especially my noble friend the Minister who has stated the Government's position clearly and has...

Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading (18 Jan 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: Shipping! That was a Freudian slip: the noble Earl is always buying boats. The noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, strongly outlined the view of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association, as I would expect him to do as the president. He felt that the availability of pilotage exemption certificates to deck officers would be too great a step. I understand the concern expressed out of a desire to...

Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading (18 Jan 2013)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, the UK ports and shipping industry is a success. It works day in and day out. It is efficient and effective. Ninety-five per cent of the total volume of our import and export trade passes through our ports. It is one of this country's greatest assets and enables our nation to compete on a global scale. I believe that my Bill will help the industry to grow even stronger and even more...

Economy: Growth — Question for Short Debate (6 Dec 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank the Minister for allowing me to speak for a moment from personal experience in support of the call from my noble friend Lord Heseltine for empowering the chambers of commerce. In the 1990s, I went to France to take over the largest fish-canning factory in France, on the docks of the port of Boulogne. I took a new landing and processing method from Britain, and some of our...

Armed Forces — Motion to Take Note (5 Nov 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Astor of Hever for bringing this debate to us today. I, too, add my welcome to my noble friend Lady Garden to the Front Bench; I have been working with her on the Front Bench in the past two years, but this is her coming home to a subject that she knows so well and a life that she has been part of for some years. It is thanks to the contribution of the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Loans (24 Sep 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: We want to ensure that potential learners eligible for loans have the facts they need to make an informed choice. We will use a broad range of routes to communicate with potential learners, including the National Careers Service, colleges and training organisations, employers and trade union representatives. We will also use routes to communicate with specific groups such as prisoners and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Sector: Investment (24 Sep 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government's deficit strategy has helped to deliver near-record low interest rates and our Plan for Growth outlines a comprehensive approach designed to stimulate private sector-led growth. Encouraging investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy is one of four ambitions through which the Government will achieve their economic policy objective of strong and sustainable...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Loans (13 Aug 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: We want to ensure that potential learners eligible for loans have the facts they need to make an informed choice. We will use a broad range of routes to communicate with potential learners, including the National Careers Service, colleges and training organisations, employers and trade union representatives. We will also use routes to communicate with specific groups such as prisoners and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Sector: Investment (13 Aug 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government's deficit strategy has helped to deliver near-record low interest rates and our Plan for Growth outlines a comprehensive approach designed to stimulate private sector-led growth. Encouraging investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy is one of four ambitions through which the Government will achieve their economic policy objective of strong and sustainable...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: State Aid Modernisation (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The Government strongly support the European Commission's proposals to simplify and streamline the state aid process and to link state aid closely to the growth agenda. We shall engage co-operatively with the Commission on the revision of the individual frameworks and guidelines and ensure that the principles of market failure and proportionality are embedded in the rules.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: State Aid Modernisation (25 Jul 2012)

Baroness Wilcox: The European Commission intends that the principal elements of the modernisation package will be in place by the end of 2013. The work will take place in stages. Work is already under way on revision of the regional aid guidelines, and initial work will begin over the autumn on other guidelines including those on risk capital, environmental aid and aid for research, development and...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.