Results 81–100 of 277 for speaker:the Earl of Dundee

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (1st Day) (6 Mar 2017)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, as my noble and learned friend Lord Mackay of Clashfern has just implied, in performing its functions clearly the OfS should not just have regard to current and known needs as they may now be identified. It should also have regard to such needs as may come to light later on. By referring to the latter as “emerging needs” my noble and learned friend has produced a useful...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Macular Degeneration (17 Nov 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of current progress in treating age-related macular degeneration, what levels of improved funding they will provide to enable hospital eye services to meet demand.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Macular Degeneration (16 Nov 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the incidence of macular degeneration in the elderly, what plans they have to encourage further research into the disease.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, in my remarks today on local democracy, I will refer to some useful and recent developments that have improved the quality of both national and European democracy. Within states they include devolution from centres to regions and within Europe the increasing scope to mutual advantage of direct working partnerships between different places and different countries. Devolution is taken...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, I am very grateful to all those who have contributed to this debate. To summarise, there are three aspects which colleagues have picked up. First, there is the strong support and recommendations of commissions, not least the Smith commission and the Calman commission, to which my noble friend Lord Lindsay referred. It is almost a sine qua non that intergovernmental support should...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, this amendment would enable annual reports after the enactment of the Bill. These would be produced by Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State. The subject would cover three aspects: following devolution, the level of co-operation between Scottish and United Kingdom institutions; transparency and information sharing between them; and the sharing of best practice between them....

Scotland Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (22 Feb 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, in supporting this amendment, I stress three aspects: its timeliness without leading to procrastination; between the two Parliaments and Governments its inference of co-operation; and within the United Kingdom, both in Scotland and elsewhere, its enhancement of good practice. It is clearly desirable to avoid teething troubles following powers which may have been transferred too...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, I should also like to support these amendments, including those in the name of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace of Tankerness, and the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull. In combination they seek to advance two main purposes: first, to enable the Crown Estate’s successor body to remain as independent of government and the control of Ministers as the current Crown Estate body...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Child Rearing (8 Jan 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of studies which conclude that there is a correlation between early direct maternal care and adult stability.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Child Rearing (8 Jan 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of studies which show that children benefit most from home care provided by close family members rather than from that available in children's day centres.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pregnant Women: Health (8 Jan 2016)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home.

Scotland Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (8 Dec 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, I thank all of your Lordships for your kind support for this amendment, starting with the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, and the noble Lords, Lord Foulkes and Lord McAvoy. The noble Lord, Lord McAvoy, emphasised and drew to our attention the vital importance of the two Parliaments and Governments being on equal terms. That must be key to success. The noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, gave us...

Scotland Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (8 Dec 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, this amendment, if adopted, would enable the Secretary of State to prepare a report within a year of enacting the Bill. The subject would cover four aspects: the level of co-operation between Scottish and United Kingdom institutions; transparency and information sharing between them; the sharing of examples of best practice between them; and, as supported by their joint endeavours,...

Scotland Bill — Second Reading (24 Nov 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: My Lords, I begin by congratulating both maiden speakers on their excellent contributions. In another place and for many years, the noble Lord, Lord Campbell, has been a very effective and exemplary Member of Parliament for North East Fife, where I live—and, as it happens, not too far away from Pittenweem. In my remarks today, I should like to connect three aspects: first, transparency and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Statistics (13 Oct 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether distinguishing between overseas students and other migrants in published statistics would help to promote the United Kingdom as a destination for international students.

Written Answers — Home Office: *No heading* (1 Oct 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to distinguish between the number of overseas students with Tier 4 visas and the number of migrants in all other categories in immigration statistics.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: *No heading* (1 Oct 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of potential measures to reverse the recent decline in the number of overseas students coming to the United Kingdom to study or work, in particular those from India.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: *No heading* (30 Sep 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how frequently, and in what way, they monitor and compare their performance in attracting overseas students to study and work in the United Kingdom with that of other countries; and following such analysis, whether they plan to make adjustments to their current policies.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: *No heading* (30 Sep 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what comparisons they have made between their current and previous schemes to encourage foreign students to prolong their studies and take up employment with United Kingdom business and industry; and whether, as a result, they plan to amend their current scheme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (4 Sep 2015)

the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what targets they have for reducing rates of reoffending; and what plans they have for (1) a partial replacement of custodial sentences with community sentences, and (2) policies to assist families, communities and schools to dissuade young people from crime.


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