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Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question (18 Apr 2016)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords—

Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question (18 Apr 2016)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I must declare an interest because I cycle regularly in London. The overriding obligation of cyclists in London is to try to ride their bicycle so as to keep it from contact with other vehicles and particularly from contact with pedestrians. If a cyclist does that, the proposition that he should be prosecuted for some breach of one of the many rules of the road seems to be a little...

Riot Compensation Bill — Third Reading (22 Mar 2016)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I apologise for raising a point on the Bill at such a late stage. In justification, I read the Bill for the first time this morning. Clause 8(1) states: “If the decision-maker decides that a claim is valid, the decision-maker must then decide the amount of compensation, up to a maximum of £1 million per claim (the ‘compensation cap’)”. However, Clause 8(9) states: “The...

Trade Union Bill - Report (16 Mar 2016)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I rise simply to suggest that, where an important agreement, as this may be, is concerned, it ought to be an agreement in writing.

Cycling — Question for Short Debate (10 Feb 2016)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I, too, add my gratitude to the noble Lord, Lord Young of Cookham, for promoting this debate. I agree with everything that has been said but I must declare my own interest in cycling. I have used a bicycle in London for many years, mainly to get from my flat in Camden to my place of work. Originally it was Lincoln’s Inn, then the Royal Courts of Justice, and for the last few years...

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

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I wanted to say a word about Amendment 12.

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

Lord Scott of Foscote: The debate at the moment seems to be concerned exclusively with primary legislation. Clause 2 is concerned with primary legislation made by Parliament, but the bulk of legislation these days is made by statutory instrument—made under powers that are granted by Parliament, of course, and many of these are existing powers—but I cannot see anything in the Bill that really grapples with the...

European Union Referendum Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I rise to support this amendment as strenuously as I can, very much for the reasons already given by the noble Lord, Lord Hannay. I have a personal interest which I must declare. I have a daughter who lives in Spain with her English husband. Both were born in England and are English through and through. They have both always held English passports. They met in Spain, married and...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I am very grateful, as are noble Lords who have expressed their feelings to me, to the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for arranging this debate. I have heard nothing in the course of it with which I have found any possible point of disagreement. I do not want to repeat everything everybody else has said far more lucidly and fluently than I can. I just want to add a few family details that...

Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015: Motion to Approve (4 Mar 2015)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I had prepared a speech in support of the amendment of my noble friend Lord Pannick. However, having regard to the speeches that your Lordships have already heard from not only the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, but from the noble Lords, Lord Beecham and Lord Marks, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, I will confine myself to asking four questions of the...

Cyclists: Safety — Question (3 Mar 2015)

Lord Scott of Foscote: Does the Minister agree that a cyclist’s main protection should be his or her own eyes and ears? The eyes are there to warn against impending danger from the front and the ears ought to assist in identifying impending danger from behind. I cycle regularly from my flat in Camden to Westminster—it used to be Lincoln’s Inn, then it was the Royal Courts of Justice and now it is...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (4 Feb 2015)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, there have been some memorable speeches this evening. I want to add just a word or two. I have an interest: I have four children, two of whom are Muslims, and 12 grandchildren, seven of whom are Muslims. They are as indignant as anybody else about the outrages that are committed from time to time by members of their religion. They would be wholly supportive of everything that has...

Legal Aid — Question (4 Dec 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords—

Legal Aid — Question (4 Dec 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: Does the Minister agree that access to justice by citizens, either to enforce their legal rights or to defend themselves against claims made by others, is an essential ingredient in promoting and maintaining in this country a healthy respect for the rule of law? Does the Minister also accept that if an individual is unable on account of his impecuniosity to assert his claims or properly...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (3 Dec 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: Having regard to the nature of the statutory torts or the ordinary common-law torts that might be established as a basis for a civil action for damages, it might be desirable to provide in the Act that exemplary damages can be awarded. Otherwise, it might be simply compensatory. This seems an ideal case for the award of exemplary damages if the ingredients of the civil action are established.

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (29 Jul 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: The noble Viscount, Lord Younger, gave evidence, in terms, that the new provisions would apply only to new contracts.

Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (29 Jul 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I declare an interest in this debate. I was a member of the Select Committee that produced the report to which reference has been made. I agreed with the contents of that report wholeheartedly and recommended the forcefulness of the views expressed in it to your Lordships. The importance of this is plain. There are a number of individuals who create copyright works on which they...

Faith Group Relationships — Question (8 Jul 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I have an interest on this Question because one of my two sons has become a Muslim and one of my two daughters has become a Muslim. I have 12 lovely grandchildren, seven of whom are little Muslims—or not that little now, because one of them is 21. And, of course, I have a Muslim son-in-law and a Muslim daughter-in-law. Family relationships since those events took place have been...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 Jun 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, I address your Lordships as a lawyer who is interested in the Bill, although in practice I did nothing in this particular field. The interest for me is provided only by a general interest in the law. The problem with this area of the law is that it tries to deal with a situation in which two individuals, who know one another very well and have probably lived together for some time,...

First World War — Motion to Take Note (25 Jun 2014)

Lord Scott of Foscote: My Lords, World War I began, as everyone knows, in 1914 and continued for four years until 1918. The Motion before the House is to take, “note of the programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War”. That centenary is 100 years but, in effect, the question is—as the speeches in your Lordships’ House indicate—whether and to what extent one should accept a Motion to...


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