Results 1–20 of 310 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (7th Day) (11 Dec 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: We come to Amendment 64A. I call the noble Lord, Lord Taylor of Holbeach. I am sorry; I call the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. Amendment 64A Moved by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 64A: After Schedule 8, insert the following new Schedule— SchedulePowers of community support officersIntroduction 1 Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Police Reform Act 2002 (powers of community support officers) is...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (4 Dec 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: To move Amendment 56YD, the noble Lord, Lord Taylor of Holbeach. Amendment 56YD Moved by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 56YD: Before Clause 130, insert the following new Clause— “Power to take further fingerprints or non-intimate samples (1) In section 61 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (fingerprinting)— (a) in subsections (5A) and (5B), for the words after “investigation” in...

Health and Social Care (Amendment) (Food Standards) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (8 Nov 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, first, I thank and congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege, on claiming this spot in a very busy parliamentary calendar to raise a subject that is very important to so many people. Her work in and knowledge of the National Health Service, its triumphs and drawbacks, make her the perfect person to raise the issue of hospital food. I am not an expert in this area, but I have...

Civil Society — Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, I, too, wish to thank my noble friend for instigating this debate. Today I want to concentrate most of my speech on voluntary organisations so it follows on quite well from the speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler. Like my noble friend Lady Prosser, before I came into your Lordships’ House, I was a national official of a trade union. In my case it was the Manufacturing,...

Children and Families Bill — Second Reading (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, this Bill is large and comprehensive and, as such, it is a bit like the curate’s egg. It is good and bad in parts. One very good thing is that it provides us with a chance to debate reforms to current laws and, one hopes, reach cross-party consensus on many new issues. There are a number of parts of the Bill that I welcome and believe will improve on our current legislation. For...

Global Migration and Mobility (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, this is one of the best reports that I have read since I have been in your Lordships’ House. It is very good indeed. I read it with great interest, and I enjoyed its width of comments. It is also an excellent example of the work that the House does, which is not always recognised outside the Chamber. I apologise that I, too, will speak in particular on issues around international...

Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Commons Amendments (24 Apr 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: I should inform the House that if Amendment A1 is agreed to, I shall not be able to call Amendment A2 by reason of pre-emption. Motion A1 Moved by Lord Pannick As an amendment to Motion A, leave out from "House" to end and insert "do insist on their Amendment 25 to which the Commons have disagreed and do disagree with the Commons in their Amendments 25C to 25G in lieu thereof".

Air Passenger Duty — Question for Short Debate (28 Jan 2013)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Palmer, for instigating this important and timely debate. I declare my interests: I am a member of both the Air League Council and the Air Cadet Council, both of which obviously have an interest in this issue. Air passenger duty affects every passenger travelling by air from a UK airport. It is a tax that we cannot avoid; it is imposed on us. As we have heard, it...

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]: Committee and Remaining Stages (26 Apr 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, I wish to speak very briefly in the debate because it is important and I want to make certain that the voice of shop workers is heard. I do not have the credentials of my noble friend Lord Davies of Coity to speak on behalf of USDAW, but I have been sent a brief by it and some of the points it raises are very important. I begin by declaring an interest. My stepdaughter works in the...

Health and Social Care Bill: Report (7th Day) (13 Mar 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: The noble Lord has not moved the amendment.

Health and Social Care Bill: Report (7th Day) (13 Mar 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: The noble Lord must move the amendment. Does the noble Lord wish to move the amendment?

Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading (Continued) (31 Jan 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, before we move on to Amendment 4, I shall inform noble Lords that there has been an error in the printing of the amendment. It should read: "Page 18, line 40, leave out 'work has such meaning as may be prescribed' and insert 'work', 'better paid work' and 'more paid work' shall have such meaning as may be prescribed in regulations subject to the affirmative resolution procedure"....

Design Education and Growth — Question for Short Debate (24 Jan 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, before we begin the dinner break business, I point out that the noble Baroness, Lady Wilcox, will be the last speaker in this debate, not the penultimate one, as it says on the speakers list.

Aviation: UK Civil Aviation — Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for the future of the United Kingdom civil aviation industry.

Aviation: UK Civil Aviation — Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, I am very pleased to introduce this short debate this evening on this important and indeed timely topic. I thank the Airport Operators Association for its assistance with my speech.

Aviation: UK Civil Aviation — Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2012)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, in my capacity as a council member of the Air League, in my work with Youth in Aviation, as president of an air training corps, and as a member of the Air Cadet Council, I take a close interest in all matters relating to aviation. The civil aviation industry in the UK employs around a million people-352,000 directly, a further 344,000 people indirectly, and many more in its vital...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (7 Nov 2011)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, and my noble friend Lady Thornton for their involvement in this short but important debate. I thank the Minister for what I think was his sympathetic reply and his explanation of the amendments, which was very helpful. Under the circumstances, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 26 withdrawn. Amendments 27 to 33 not moved. Clause...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (7 Nov 2011)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, I shall be brief, bearing in mind the hour. What I have to say about Amendment 26 applies to all the amendments in this group. Their aim is quite simple: to ensure that those working in the health service and those who are its patients in rural areas are not forgotten as we plough through this enormous Bill. I hope that we will be able to improve the quality of services, protect and...

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

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, in the 11 years since I joined your Lordships' House, I have never received as much correspondence on one piece of legislation as this Bill has generated. I have had hundreds of letters, e-mails and telephone calls about the Bill from individuals and organisations. Some have asked, indeed begged, me to oppose the Bill as a whole, others have picked out large chunks or particular...

International Women's Day — Debate (3 Mar 2011)

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen: My Lords, I, too, thank my noble friend Lady Gould for this debate today. She really is an inspiration to us all. I want to speak about the global challenge faced by one woman in particular. She is one of the most remarkable people it has been my privilege to meet. Her name is Sarah de Carvalho and she is the key founder of Happy Child International, an organisation that was established in...


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