All 15 results for speaker:Baroness Eccles of Moulton

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) (8 Mar 2017)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I want to say a few words about the teaching excellence framework, but before I do that, I want to add my comments to those already made about the huge amount of effort that has been put into the Bill already. It is very obvious that the department has been listening. Some wise words have been said today already about improving the teaching excellence framework, and I am sure they...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: I must start by saying what a pleasure it was to listen to the maiden speech of my noble friend Lady Sugg at very close quarters. I congratulate her. It is a long time since HEFCE succeeded the Universities Funding Council and an equally long time before this Bill began to make its way through Parliament. Big changes in the sector and the world around us mean that it is timely and necessary,...

Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Soley, on introducing this most timely and important debate. It is daunting to stand here following so many powerful and well-informed speeches—and there will be more to come. The interest I can declare is a long time ago. In 1982, I joined Durham University’s council and for the next 20 years played a part in its administration. During...

Brexit: UK Universities - Question (20 Jul 2016)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the interests of United Kingdom universities and their students and staff from European Union member states are protected in the current period of uncertainty following the European Union referendum.

Brexit: UK Universities - Question (20 Jul 2016)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I thank the noble Viscount for his reply. He will appreciate that uncertainty is immensely unhelpful and unsettling. What have the Government actually done so far to reassure those in the university and academic research sectors, who have benefited from our current relationship with Europe?

Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 Oct 2011)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I am delighted to support this Bill. It is a good Bill, which has moved on a lot since it was first presented to the other House in January. The listening exercise in the spring has been described as a sign of weakness by some, but a Government who listen to people's opinions and are not too fixed in their position to accept improvements is refreshing. Equally, the Future Forum's...

British Film and Television Industries (Communications Committee Report): Motion to Take Note (6 Apr 2010)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I, too, start by welcoming the noble Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester, whom I thank for his excellent maiden speech. Our committee has held six inquiries in a little less than three years. This is the fifth. The total weight of written and oral evidence will amount to quite a few kilograms. This is in no small part due to the drive and energy of our excellent chairman, my noble...

Government Communications — Motion to Take Note (7 May 2009)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I, too, would like to thank my noble friend Lord Fowler for ensuring that the debate on this report takes place, and for his excellent chairmanship of our committee. We said in the report's introduction that its purpose was to consider what progress has been made since the Phillis review was published in 2004, and to make recommendations for further improvements. The Phillis review...

Health: Disease Control (Intergovernmental Organisations Committee Report): Motion to Take Note (24 Feb 2009)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, it is a pleasure to speak in this debate on Diseases Know No Frontiers, which results from the work of the committee so ably chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Soley, who has pretty well done my job for me. The committee could have chosen a great many topics for its first inquiry into intergovernmental organisations and how we are making use of our membership of them. However,...

NHS: Patient Care (28 Feb 2008)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I thank everyone who has spoken in this debate and I beg leave to withdraw the Motion for Papers.

NHS: Patient Care (28 Feb 2008)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: rose to call attention to the quality of care given to NHS patients in both hospitals and community settings; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I am very pleased to be opening this debate on the quality of care provided by the NHS. We have a broadly worded Motion before us and no doubt the speeches will cover many topics. Before I start, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, on...

Animals in Scientific Procedures (17 Oct 2003)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I welcome this opportunity to debate our report and the Government's response, and also to add my thanks to our excellent chairman, our gifted Clerk, our special adviser, and to say how much I enjoyed working with the members of the committee. I shall now say a few words to endorse the recommendation that a centre to promote the three Rs should be set up. Included in the appendices...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gracious Speech: Cabinet Office Explanatory Briefing (24 Jul 2001)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in future, they will place in the Library of the House, at the conclusion of the gracious Speech, a copy of the Cabinet Office's explanatory briefing on the content of the gracious Speech, which is prepared and distributed to journalists; and why that material was not made available to Parliament on the opening day of the current parliamentary Session.

The National Health Service (2 May 2001)

Baroness Eccles of Moulton: My Lords, I start by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes, for introducing the debate. I have contracted a common cold. I have no need to go to the doctor, but I hope that my voice will hold out. I had connections with the health service in west London for many years, but I no longer have to declare a direct interest. I too should like to use change as my theme, not in order to defend the...


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