Results 241–260 of 290 for speaker:Lord Morgan

Criminal Justice Bill (15 Jul 2003)

Lord Morgan: As a non-lawyer, perhaps the first to participate, I want to say very briefly why I am afraid that I cannot support the Government in the Lobby. Speaking as a non-lawyer seems peculiarly appropriate, because the law belongs to everyone. The matter is too serious to be left to lawyers, and my case is relevant because the point of the jury system is that jurors are not lawyers. They have no...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Ethnic Minority Recruitment (8 Jul 2003)

Lord Morgan: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on the recruitment of ethnic minority personnel to the Armed Forces.

Devolution (20 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I apologise for interrupting my noble friend, but I should like to ask about Wales. It is not simply a matter of procedure. The point is trying to establish or carry into effect the wishes or will of the Welsh Assembly. How can it be satisfactory when it asks the Government for eight Bills and gets none?

Devolution (20 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, this subject has become more exciting since the Motion was originally tabled. The changes have occurred with which we are all familiar and which other noble Lords have mentioned. That indicates the great importance of devolution. It is a policy that does the Government credit. It is perhaps the boldest and most radical thing that the Government have done in six years along with...

Devolution (20 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: Yes, my Lords, that is right. In the interests of time, I shall merely say that I am most grateful to my noble friend. To be interrupted by him on history is a privilege. The main point about the Barnett formula is a constitutional one. As the Government say, it is for the Treasury and the United Kingdom Government to decide the Treasury policy that describes the contours and the processes of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraqi Asylum Applications (17 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for handling Iraqi asylum claims.

Regional Assemblies: Referendums (16 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that there are at least two major arguments for the measure? I hope it is in order not merely to address the House twice in rapid succession, but also to startle the Whips twice in rapid succession by supporting the Government. In my case, that is unusual. First, devolution has come about in Scotland and Wales—I do not agree with the comments made about...

Regional Assemblies: Referendums (16 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: Secondly, I believe that the measure will promote greater equality. It brings together civic accountability of liberal democracy and the drive for equality in social democracy. Disparity in wealth, regional strength and economic progress in the different parts of England has been manifest. That is the result of over-centralisation and the lack of administrative and political clout in those...

Speaker of the House of Lords (16 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords—

Speaker of the House of Lords (16 Jun 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, does my noble and learned friend agree that, on the substance as opposed to the politics of these changes, specialist authorities on the constitution, such as the University of London constitutional unit, endorse all these proposals on devolution, on the supreme court and on disaggregating the Lord Chancellor's judicial, legislative and executive roles? Does not that process...

Regional Assemblies (20 Mar 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, will my noble friend observe the support expressed by many Conservative councillors on Buckinghamshire County Council for the Government's proposals? That may suggest that Conservatives in southern England are not quite so resistant to change as some of the speeches in the debate on the Bill suggest.

Regional Assemblies (5 Mar 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, does the Minister accept that there is considerable enthusiasm for the Government's initiative on regional government in many parts of the country; that it is seen as the natural corollary of Welsh and Scottish devolution; that it bears on the earlier Question on regional economic disparities; and that there would be even more enthusiasm if there were a statement on the powers and...

Iraq (26 Feb 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, it is late. As a historian, I want to reflect briefly on the observable and wide gulf between the views of the Government and the views of the British people. Normally in a war crisis, historically government and people converge as they did in 1914 and in 1939. This time, they have grown further and further apart. At the present time, perhaps three-quarters of the British people do...

Health (Wales) Bill (6 Feb 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I am privileged to follow my noble friend Lord Prys-Davies, although I share none of his enormous expertise in public health. I do not intend to speak for very long, not least because it is the hour before dinner, which J.B. Priestley said was a time of anxiety in England. I take an interest in the Bill as a welcome outcome of the processes of devolution. We considered its theme in...

University Teachers: Pay (5 Feb 2003)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I declare an interest as one who has been a university teacher for the past 44 years. I am currently a member of the Oxford modern history faculty and the Queen's College, and in both cases I am unpaid. That serves to make one point underlying the excellent Motion of the noble Lord, Lord Lamont. Universities commonly cannot afford to recruit, hold or retain younger people, and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Annual Report (5 Feb 2003)

Lord Morgan: asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate annual report will be published.

British Constitution (18 Dec 2002)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I, too, express my appreciation to the noble Lord, Lord Norton, both for initiating the debate and for his admirable chairmanship of the Constitutional Committee, which is one of the most interesting bodies I have served upon in my life. It is a very opportune debate. As the noble Lord and others have said, there has been a great torrent of constitutional change since 1997. It is...

University Finance (27 Nov 2002)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I was being polite to Mr Kinnock.

University Finance (27 Nov 2002)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I cordially thank the noble Lord, Lord Baker, for introducing this Motion on what is clearly a very grave crisis affecting our education system. I approach this matter from three different perspectives. I do so first, like, I believe, two previous speakers, as one who was once one of the "thin red line" of vice-chancellors. Ten years ago, one was well aware...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (18 Nov 2002)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, this is a miscellaneous debate, which has certain advantages. It enables those of us engaged in regional policy to reflect on the great success of the Government's policy in regard to devolution. I am sorry that the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, is not in her place. Her observations on the subject—the stern, unbending unionism which she expressed—might explain why the...


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