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Results 261–280 of 296 for speaker:Lord Morgan

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I was once vice-chancellor of the University of Wales and I think that this is a distinct improvement. It will strengthen the status of Welsh university institutions and I am grateful for it.

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I very strongly agree with what the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, has just said. To leave these matters uncertain and vague, and potentially as, yet again, a source of future bitter conflict, is quite contrary to what the Minister is doing in the Bill. Two points occur to me. First, it seems that giving the Assembly authority over water is fully consonant with what we are doing in the...

Wales Bill - Third Reading (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I am, I think, the only historian of Wales present, and I think that this has been a historic event and process, for which the Minister and our Front Bench deserve great credit. I am perhaps among the last of the generation of Welsh children who was brought up to regard the House of Lords—to quote the Daily Mail—as the enemy of the people; hostile to the aspirations of the...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, there was a previous referendum on Europe in 1975. On that occasion, it was not taken as holy writ and as something that it was almost obscene to vote against. On the contrary, in 1979 the Labour Party said that it would ignore and vote against the referendum result—there were no difficulties there—and so did a very large number of Conservatives, headed by Mr Enoch Powell....

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Morgan: It was an advisory referendum. There is no doubt about that.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Morgan: I apologise for interrupting my noble friend. With regard to that referendum and all referendums, this is a constitution based on parliamentary sovereignty. Unlike France, it is not based on popular sovereignty.

Universities: Vice-Chancellors’ Pay - Question (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I speak as a former vice-chancellor. Is it not lamentable that many vice-chancellors use as their defence a kind of cult of personality, with themselves as global superstars? This is at a time when the pay of the average university lecturer has been very poor, to the point that many of them have difficulties with professional mobility and housing, and when the unit of resource per...

Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) - Motion to Take Note (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I begin by apologising to the House. I was told that the debate was beginning two hours later than it appears to have done—

Brexit: EU Students - Question (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Morgan: We were not told by the Minister the remit of the committee that is being set up. Will it include the importance of research in our universities? Without this policy of a large number of EU students coming in, the creative work of our universities would be decimated.

Terrorism: Perpetrator Creed - Question (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, confusion is caused by the use by the Government not of the term “terrorism”, which has an intelligible meaning, but of the term “radicalism”, which has almost no meaning at all, as in the Government’s Prevent strategy. Should not this be changed?

English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review - Question (15 Nov 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, is it not the case that, in France, churches and cathedrals are admirably resourced, even in the most remote areas of the countryside? That is because the state assists with the physical problems of churches. The explanation there is that the people of France, like the people of Wales, have the benefit of a disestablished church.

General Election: Postal Voting Fraud - Question (4 Jun 2015)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, does the noble Baroness acknowledge that the greatest electoral fraud of all was committed by the Ministers of the last Government, Liberal Democrat and Conservative, in wilfully adopting policies that kept millions of people off the electoral register?

Social Mobility - Question (22 Nov 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, would the Minister like to comment on the relationship between a growing economy and the dynamics of social change? In the light of that, would he also like to comment on the effect that a policy of austerity has had on social mobility?

Brexit: Cultural and Educational Programmes - Question (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I am afraid that the Minister does not appear to appreciate what a tragedy this is for higher education in this country. Erasmus was absolutely central to my own experience when I was a vice-chancellor for several years in the 1990s. It is central to the links that are being created—still—between British and continental universities. I was able to create one myself last month...

Commonwealth Summit - Question (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, is not one of the important aspects of the Commonwealth relationship that of higher education? I have taken part in two conferences on that in two citadels of learning, New Delhi and Aberystwyth, both of which are very successful. Can the Minister tell us anything about the degree of prominence that this might have at the Commonwealth summit?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (10th Day) (26 Mar 2018)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, this is one of a number of issues where it seems that the Government have created extraordinary difficulties for themselves—a quite unnecessary threat to the cohesion of the union in the long term—as well as the other problems introduced by this legislation. I am a member of the Constitution Committee; the chairman of that distinguished body is sitting behind me. I am not...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (10th Day) (26 Mar 2018)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I agree entirely with what the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, said. This might appear to introduce a somewhat belligerent note in the discussions between the devolved Assemblies and the Westminster Parliament, but it has been forced upon the devolved legislatures. They have been so excluded while these debates have been going on that it is essential for them to have a failsafe mechanism...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (10th Day) (26 Mar 2018)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I respond with considerable enthusiasm to what my noble friend Lord Liddle just said—and, if I may say so, with considerable pride, because a long time ago I once had the privilege of teaching him. Everything he said about introducing possible discord is profoundly true. I just make two points. This is trying to impose a static uniformity on a United Kingdom whose pluralism has...

Buses: Wheelchair Users - Question (15 May 2018)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, as the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, will know, the Oxford Tube bus service has an infallible and excellent system for dealing with wheelchair users, and it operates with complete efficiency. Why cannot other bus companies emulate that service?

Gambling Advertising - Question (12 Sep 2018)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, is it not deplorable that television companies, such as Sky, actively encourage and pressure betting companies to maximise their adverts on television? Incidentally, these companies made profits of £162 million through this last year. Is it not appalling that they also use presenters of sports programmes to present these gambling adverts, as though they were one and the same, as...


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