Results 1–20 of 23 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Carter of Coles

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Second Reading (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Earl, who brings a sense of history to some of the challenges that we face. As the Leader of the House said, I was a member of the Joint Committee; I am also a member of the shadow sponsorship board. I want to take this opportunity to compliment the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, on her joint chairing of the committee. Frankly, without her...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, on his introduction and his excellent chairing of the committee that produced this really authoritative report. We should not be surprised that it is so authoritative when we look at its members: there was clinical input, operational input and political input, all critical for navigating and producing a successful healthcare system. I...

Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2018)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, it is a delight to follow the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, particularly given his comments on timing. As a member of the Joint Committee, I start by giving my thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, for her very skilful co-chairing—it was not always easy. At the same time, I commend Chris Bryant and Members in the other place for securing what has been a key amendment. The noble...

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I, too, thank my noble friend Lord Turnberg for securing this debate and congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins, on her excellent maiden speech. I also declare my interests as being those on the register. We have heard that the public value the NHS so greatly, and we know from the Commonwealth Fund studies that we rank very highly in healthcare systems in the world, yet...

EUC Report: EU Freshwater Policy — Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2012)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions. This evening we have been debating an important issue and what we have heard from all contributors has served to underline that. A number of themes have emerged during this debate. Importantly, there was the issue of governance and local involvement, a point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller of Chilthorne Dormer, who was...

EUC Report: EU Freshwater Policy — Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2012)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, some have suggested that our report into water policy had the powers of a rain dance, for no sooner had we concluded the inquiry in April, which highlighted water shortage, than the heavens opened and we had one of the wettest summers on record. Even as we come to debate our report, much of the country seems to be under water. Yet, although ground-water levels in the UK have been...

EUC Report: EU Freshwater Policy — Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2012)

Lord Carter of Coles: I will deal with that now. We did not look at fracking, but we are looking at it in the context of our inquiry into energy, which will be very critical. We hope to report on that in the spring of next year. One issue that concerned us greatly in this inquiry-as in a number of others that we have conducted-was the consistency of monitoring and enforcement across the EU. Time and again we...

Subsidiarity Assessment: Food Distribution (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (28 Nov 2011)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, in the absence of the noble Lord, Lord Roper, I beg leave to move the first Motion standing in his name on the Order Paper. It fell to the EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, which I chair, to carry out detailed scrutiny of the latest proposal in relation to food for the deprived. In doing so, we were conscious of the consideration which we gave a year or so...

Agriculture: Global Food Security — Debate (12 May 2011)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Byford, on securing this important and timely debate. I declare my interest as chairman of Sub-Committee D of the EU Select Committee of your Lordships' House, which scrutinises, among other things, EU agricultural policy. I am also a farm owner. Allocating resources to a wide range of security issues has always been a challenging priority for...

Subsidiarity Assessment: Food Distribution (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2010)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Roper, for moving today's Motion. The EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, which I chair, gave detailed consideration to the proposal in relation to the scheme for food for the deprived, which is the subject of the report now before the House. However, I am sure that your Lordships will share my appreciation of the...

EU: Directive on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (10 Feb 2010)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in today's debate, which was enriched by the highly authoritative and informative contribution from the noble Lord, Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior. He set out clearly what has been achieved in this country by a control regime of many years' standing. He talked at length about the three Rs-replacement, reduction and refinement-as have many...

EU: Directive on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (10 Feb 2010)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I am pleased that the House has the chance to consider the proposal to revise the EU directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, particularly at a time when discussions are still under way in the European institutions. The most recent statistical report by the European Commission shows that just over 12 million animals were used in scientific procedures in...

Personal Care at Home Bill: Second Reading (Continued) (1 Feb 2010)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, as we have heard in this most interesting debate, this is a very difficult issue. The Government's proposals obviously have within them a paradox, which many noble Lords have examined. I think that we all recognise the importance of care at home. However, we should also recognise that it is but one aspect of the precarious journey sometimes known as the "continuum of care" that many...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (26 Nov 2009)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I, too, am delighted to take part in this important debate. I shall focus on health and social care for the elderly. In speaking on health, I should declare an interest as chair of the co-operation and competition panel of the NHS and of the international operations of McKesson Information Solutions UK Ltd, a worldwide distributor of pharmaceutical products and hospital information...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (26 Nov 2009)

Lord Carter of Coles: Thank you, my Lords. That quite breaks the stride, does it not? I shall focus on the Government's proposals for caring for the elderly. I return to issues of quality and of money in particular. The matter that is being discussed has been raised before. The noble Lords, Lord Joffe and Lord Lipsey, in their seminal note of dissent in the report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care for the...

Digital Britain — Statement (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I am delighted to receive a Welsh welcome. Earlier today, I said to a colleague from Wales in another place that there is an enormous amount in this report for the nations and the rural parts of the United Kingdom. That is not just in relation to broadcasting and content, but also to the coverage of broadband service, the funding for next-generation networks, extending mobile...

Criminal Justice: Women (7 Feb 2008)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Corston, on securing today's debate and for her comprehensive and visionary Review of Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System. I declare an interest as the author of Securing the Future and a member of the board overseeing the implementation of that report. The report of the noble Baroness highlights, often...

Offender Management Bill (17 Apr 2007)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, we all seem to be able to agree about the main objectives of any offender management system—the wish to protect the public, to punish, to reduce reoffending and, of course, to deter. However, we seem to be having a great deal more difficulty in agreeing how we are going to do this. It is interesting today to hear the paradox of people talking on the one hand about fragmentation...

Offender Management Bill (17 Apr 2007)

Lord Carter of Coles: My Lords, that is a point, but if you look at the rest of Europe, those separations have proved to be strong and well established. On balance, that move across will be beneficial. I should declare an interest as the author of the 2003 report, Managing Offenders, Reducing Crime, which led to the call for the creation of the National Offender Management Service. Three key points emerged from...

Identity Cards Bill (19 Dec 2005)

Lord Carter of Coles: The amendment proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes, has a keen attraction for those interested in accurate forecasting and accountability. After all, that is what we are talking about. The idea of identifying the costs incurred by the identity cards scheme from April 2004 and for 10 years going forward would be very useful if we could define the boundaries. What is proposed in the...


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