Results 1–20 of 174 for speaker:Baroness Strange

Army Restructuring (16 Dec 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, does the Minister agree that despite the very welcome enhancements he has announced and the very welcome salvation of the Brigade of Guards, the Ghurkhas, and the Royal Air Force regiments, this is a very sad and retrograde day for the Army, for the Government, for Scotland and for Great Britain?

General Medical Council: Revalidation of Doctors (8 Dec 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, does the Minister agree that this Question is rather unfair to elderly doctors as well as to other elderly people? As one gets older, one finds that retired doctors get amazingly young.

Bovine Tuberculosis (29 Nov 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, is the Minister aware that if he continues to kill badgers indefinitely, soon there will be no badgers left to kill and that we all love badgers?

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, with a list of 48 speakers, I shall try not to irritate your Lordships by speaking for too long. First, I thank my noble friend Lord Bach for all that he has done for the war widows and for his kind and generous words about them and myself on Wednesday 17 November, when I was not able to be in the House. I shall only reiterate what many noble Lords have already said—although I am...

Iraq: Deployment of UK Forces (10 Nov 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords—

Iraq: Deployment of UK Forces (10 Nov 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords—

Iraq: Deployment of UK Forces (10 Nov 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, I thank the Leader of the House. Will the Minister please convey to the Black Watch forces now serving in Iraq the thoughts, good wishes and prayers of every single Member of this House?

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (2 Nov 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, can he confirm his promise that if the Bill is passed, he will ensure that all pre-1973 war widows retain their pension for life?

Iraq: Deployment of UK Forces (18 Oct 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, would the Minister agree that this might be an appropriate moment finally to stop tinkering with the regimental system of the Scottish regiments, particularly the Black Watch?

Bangladesh (15 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, does the Lord President agree that the Bangladeshis are a lovely people and that they deserve any help we can give them?

British Army: Regimental System (14 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to phase out the regimental system in the British Army.

British Army: Regimental System (14 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for his courteous and predictably evasive reply. Does he agree—I am sure that the answer to this will be da—that we have the best armed services in the world and that the excellence of our Army is due to the splendid calibre of its officers and men and to their close affection for the family regimental system, as it is now? Is he aware—the...

Military and Operational Commitments (13 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, can the Minister tell us why we still need three battalions in the Parachute Regiment?

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (8 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend the Minister for writing to me about this amendment, and also for the helpful meetings with him. We all agree that there is much to be welcomed in this Bill for the new generation of war widows—and how we all wish there need never be one. But there does seem to be some uncertainty about detail and that concerns me, and my association. Given...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (8 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: had given notice of her intention to move Amendment No. 14: Before Clause 6, insert the following new clause— "PRE-1973 WAR WIDOWS' PENSIONS ON REMARRIAGE (1) Article 42 of the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/883) is amended as follows. (2) After Article (1A) there is inserted— "Article 42(1) does not apply to a widow or...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (8 Sep 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for his kind and generous words and all noble Lords who have spoken for me and for my ladies. I particularly want to thank my noble friends Lady Dean and Lord Astor for their magnificent support. I and all the war widows are deeply grateful. In view of the Minister's kind promises and assurances, and bearing in mind that we still have Third...

Palace of Westminster: College Green Ticket Booth (15 Jul 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, does the noble Lord agree that we could have the ticket booth in Parliament Square, on the site of the current tip?

Primary Schools: Assessment of Five Year-olds (23 Jun 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, for whom is all the information being gathered?

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (10 Jun 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, I apologise in advance to my noble friend the Minister if I am not able to stay to the end of the debate as I have to catch the last train to Scotland, but I hope I shall. I must declare an interest as president of the War Widows Association of Great Britain, so that what I say will be directly applicable to those ladies. My noble friend Lady Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde took some of...

Iraq: Press Reports of Treatment of Prisoners (27 May 2004)

Baroness Strange: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the lifeblood of a newspaper is its circulation? If people stopped buying and reading a newspaper it would shrivel up and die.


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