Results 1–20 of 98 for speaker:Lord Boardman

Fallen Stock (31 Oct 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords—

Fallen Stock (31 Oct 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, will the Minister take the opportunity now of paying tribute to fox hunts for the benefit they have brought to the environment by their collection and disposal of fallen stock at no cost to the community?

Spending Review (15 Jul 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, does the Minister recall that the Chancellor in his speech claimed credit for his prudence and good management in reducing the public debt to a level below that achieved by many governments in the past? What he failed to do was to explain on any of these occasions how he managed to do it. Of course the reduction in public debt was largely due to the, "unanticipated Spectrum...

Accounting Standards (4 Jul 2002)

Lord Boardman: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are their proposals for ensuring that there is transparency in United Kingdom company accounts.

Accounting Standards (4 Jul 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer. Does he not regret that the Government set a bad example by keeping billions of pounds of borrowing off their balance sheet? As to company law, the subject of my Question, does he consider that chairmen of companies should be required to take a greater responsibility—and perhaps a personal responsibility—for the fairness of the accounts....

Enterprise Bill (2 Jul 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, I am happy to follow the noble Lord, Lord Borrie. His declaration of an interest in matters which are deeply concerned with the Bill can be distinguished from mine. I declare an interest, having been the chairman of a bank, but that was a long time ago. I express no special interest in the detail with which the noble Lord, Lord Borrie, was so familiar. I support the Bill. Its...

Gibraltar (23 May 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, by a "political agreement", does the Minister mean one that is not binding?

Railtrack (25 Mar 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, the noble and learned Lord said that there would be no shareholders in Network Rail. Presumably, the capital is being formed by guaranteed share capital on the one hand and loans and grants on the other. To what extent are the Government providing assurance, cross-guarantees or letters of comfort in respect of the capital required by Network Rail to carry out this operation and to...

Hunting with Dogs: Ban (19 Mar 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, I shall not attempt to follow up the reference to hunting in Scotland made by the noble Lord, Lord Palmer, except to say that it may not be intelligible to them; it is certainly not intelligible to us. We have sympathy for the vast problem they have. Let us ensure that we do not go that way in this country. I must first declare an interest. I have lived and hunted in the Pytchley...

London Underground (13 Mar 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, without discussing the balance sheet, can the noble Lord say whether giving letters of comfort exposes the Government to the risk and liability of ultimately having to meet the balance that they have guaranteed?

Martin Sixsmith (26 Feb 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, can the noble and learned Lord make it clear that Martin Sixsmith did not resign and has not resigned? It is clear from the statement from Sir Richard Mottram that Mr Sixsmith said that he was willing to resign on three conditions, which were to be discussed on his return from hospital. They have never been discussed or clarified and therefore there is no evidence of resignation....

Farming and Food (29 Jan 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, I am a farmer in partnership with my elder son who is the working partner. I am grateful to the Minister for repeating the Statement but I am concerned about it. Like most noble Lords, I read it quickly and I am not able to discuss points that no doubt will arise on food, retail supermarkets and the like. However, as regards farming, I found it unhelpful. The prospects for farming,...

Euro: Economic Tests (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Boardman: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the latest estimates of Treasury expenditure in the financial year 2001–02 on assessing the economic tests on the advantages and disadvantages of joining the euro.

Euro: Economic Tests (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. However, if the assessment of the economic tests indicates that joining the euro is not clearly and unambiguously to the economic advantage of this country, will the Government put off any question of a referendum during the lifetime of this Parliament?

House of Lords Reform (10 Jan 2002)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Lord, Lord Howie, because, I remember, many years ago, I traipsed around the Middle East in a delegation following him. I am in agreement with some of his ideas. I shall try to be brief because so much has already been said in this debate, and said so much better than I could do. I want to touch on three issues. First, on the question of the 92...

House of Lords Reform (18 Dec 2001)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, does the noble and learned Lord recognise that votes last week showed quite clearly that the views of this non-elected House represent the views of the public, as was widely shown afterwards, rather than the views of the elected House?

National Health Service: Funding (5 Dec 2001)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, in the other place, the Prime Minister committed the Government to substantial additional expenditure on health services. Would it not be responsible for the Government to give some indication of how this very large sum of money is to be provided within the time span?

Industrial and Commercial Redundancies (30 Oct 2001)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, will the noble Lord answer the Question? It relates to the number of private sector industrial and commercial redundancies announced since the general election. That is very different from stating that he cannot say how many are taking place. Following all the Minister's qualifications, will he answer the Question?

Government Ministers: Special Advisers (16 Oct 2001)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, what is the total cost to the Exchequer of special advisers in the past 12 months and what was the comparative cost of those employed by the previous Conservative administration?

Home Detention Curfew Scheme (3 May 2001)

Lord Boardman: My Lords, of the 33,000 prisoners released under the scheme, can the Minister say how many have subsequently been confined to prison?


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