All 9 results for speaker:Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth

Economy: Enterprise, Taxation and Manufacturing (22 May 2008)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contribution to this debate. There is much that the Minister can take away from what we have heard today. I hope that we will see business high on the Government's agenda. I beg leave to withdraw the Motion for Papers.

Economy: Enterprise, Taxation and Manufacturing (22 May 2008)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: rose to call attention to the role of enterprise in the United Kingdom economy, the effect of taxation on the competitiveness of small and large businesses, and the current situation and future direction of manufacturing; and to move for Papers. My Lords, it is a great privilege to open this debate and to see so many of your Lordships here to take part. The success of business and enterprise...

Food: Organic (8 May 2006)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to encourage United Kingdom self-sufficiency in organic food.

Food: Organic (8 May 2006)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. What in her view is preventing British farmers from fulfilling most of the growth in consumer demand for organic food in this country? Is it, for example, the high cost of conversion? Is it uncertainty about the future of the market? Or is it the lack of a level playing field, with non-UK producers being required to meet lower standards than...

Regulation (25 Feb 2004)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Vinson for introducing this debate. I speak as chairman of the Vodafone group. It would be hard to think of a better example of innovation and enterprise in the United Kingdom over the past two decades than the mobile phone industry. There are now 51.5 million mobile subscribers in the United Kingdom enjoying a wide array of mobile services that...

Cricket Matches: Crowd Management (26 Jun 2001)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board I can assure your Lordships that we take the recent disturbances at our international cricket grounds very seriously indeed. We are responsible for the safety of our players, umpires and spectators. But we have to bear in mind the traditions of people watching cricket in this country. It would be very sad indeed,would it not, if we...

Cricket (27 Sep 2000)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, I should like, first, to thank the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for bringing forward the debate. This is a very important issue. Speaking in my capacity as Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, the ECB, I can assure noble Lords that encouraging young people to play cricket and helping to develop them is an area of absolute priority. Whether these youngsters live in the...

Cricket in Schools (3 Jul 2000)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, I thank the House for congratulating the England team on its fine win on Saturday. I am sure the team will be pleased to receive your Lordships' congratulations. Is the Minister aware that, in comparison with successful sporting nations such as France and Germany--which spend more than £5 and £3 per head of population on sport respectively--sadly, the United Kingdom lags far...

Sport in Schools (1 Mar 2000)

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth: My Lords, for too long in this country we have failed to recognise fully the parlous state of physical education and sport. I mention from the outset "sport" and "physical education" because the two are linked; they are not mutually exclusive. In the past many experts have tried and failed to identify the difference between the two, but for what purpose? Physical education may not be sport,...


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