Results 21–40 of 313 for speaker:Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Water Bill [HL] (12 Jun 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I wish to support the amendment on the grounds that, in any large quarrying footprint, different areas of the quarry may be worked at different times but all within the same investment horizon. The reasons for a section of a quarry not being worked, with the result that it may require a separate licence, may be beyond the control of the company in question. None the less, the...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I support the amendment on the basis that the issue in principle applies also with the mutatis mutandis to the quarrying industry. I declare an interest as non-executive chairman of Quarry Products Association.

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: moved Amendment No. 22: After Clause 22, insert the following new clause— "COMMENCEMENT AND EXPIRY OF LICENCES After section 46 of the WRA there is inserted— "46B COMMENCEMENT AND EXPIRY OF LICENCES (1) A licence granted under this Chapter to abstract water— (a) to prevent interference with any mining, quarrying or engineering operations (whether underground or surface); or (b) to...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, the issue at stake was well rehearsed at earlier stages of the Bill and I do not propose to repeat all the arguments. I simply remind your Lordships that it concerns bringing together the length of a licence and length of planning permission to allow sensible investment plans to be drawn up by quarrying companies. As I indicated on the previous occasion, the investment involved is...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her reply. I do so, predictably, in fairly lukewarm fashion. None the less, I thank her. I also thank the noble Lords, Lord Dixon-Smith, Lord Berkeley, Lord Howie and Lord Lipsey, who have spoken in support of the amendment. I understand the points made by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller. The Government's principal response has been to say—a point we...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: moved Amendment No. 23: After Clause 22, insert the following new clause— "RENEWAL OF LICENCES (MINES & QUARRIES) After section 46 of the WRA there is inserted— "46ZA RENEWAL OF LICENCES (MINES & QUARRIES) (1) An application to renew a licence granted under this Chapter to abstract water— (a) to prevent interference with any mining, quarrying or engineering operations (whether...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I shall speak briefly to this amendment. The first part of Amendment No. 23 has been covered in principle by Amendment No. 21. I shall not speak further to that in detail because we have had a thorough discussion of the issue of principle there. The second part, however, is particularly germane to issues we have just been discussing. It deals with reassurances concerning...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, before the Minister sits down, has she taken account of the fact that the second part of the amendment, proposed Section 46ZB, refers quite explicitly to, "Where an application . . . is refused under section 46ZA"? The terms under which a licence could be refused are specified. Provided that those terms are met, compensation would reasonably be provided. I ask the Minister to take...

Water Bill [HL] (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her reply and look forward to receiving her letter. I also thank those who have spoken in support of the amendment. I simply stress that bankers might reasonably want the assurance that, where no fault could reasonably be shown and for whatever reason—committees make mistakes—a licence is withheld, compensation would be available. Compensation...

Universities: Tuition Fees (9 Sep 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, would the noble Baroness, having accepted that there is a legitimate concern that fees will deter students who might otherwise want and be able to come to university, accept that a more efficient, simple and perhaps clearer form of regulation of the universities in the matter than the rather complex and unclear office of the regulator currently proposed would be to come to an...

School Funding 2004–06 (29 Oct 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I welcome the Statement and welcome unambiguously the prospect of additional cash for schools. Could any headteacher who is intelligent, who has read the Statement and who has passed the examination in it draw any deductions now about the state of his budget next year in specific percentage terms?

Political Coverage by the Media (4 Nov 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Patten, for giving us the opportunity to speak in this debate. Many before me have spoken eloquently about the BBC. On the whole I shall not speak about it, other than to say that the focus on the BBC and its credibility and impartiality is incredibly important for one other reason. The BBC World Service, to which reference has just been made, is a...

Non-accredited Universities (11 Nov 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, can the Minister say how many such institutions there are in the UK? I am prompted to ask this question as a result of my experience a few years ago advising the Indonesian Government. They discovered that they had 1,200 institutions claiming to be universities, the vast majority of which were unaccredited. They felt that they could tackle the problem and they sought advice on the...

Long-term Care of the Elderly (3 Dec 2003)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, will the Minister take account of two different facts in making her response? In raising this question, I lay before the House my own position as chairman of the Royal Commission in question and chairman of English Care in a non-executive role. The issue raised by those who signed the document to which this Question refers is not whether the Government have done anything—they have...

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (10 Mar 2004)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: rose to call attention to the needs of those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I am grateful to my colleagues on the Cross Benches who agreed that the topic of Alzheimer's and dementia was appropriate for debate at this time, and to the distinguished group of speakers from all parts of the House who have listed themselves to...

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (10 Mar 2004)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Warner, for his comprehensive reply to the matters raised in the debate. It seemed to me a reply characterised by two things, the first being a sense of engagement with reality. These are very complex issues, and that came through in the way in which he responded to the points we raised. Secondly, as a response, I am happy to say that it left me room to...

Higher Education Bill (10 May 2004)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I wish to endorse rather than repeat the remarks of the noble Baroness, Lady Warwick of Undercliffe, on the importance of the research council. She made the case very well. I plead for one principle to operate in this area, which is that of consonance and congruity in the arrangements between the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Government, and other research councils and the...

Higher Education Bill (10 May 2004)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I, too, appreciate the intention behind this amendment. I declare a former interest as someone who used to teach philosophy and discovered that philosophy was not very well rated in the marketplace but tended to be at the very lowest end of the salary scale in the university system. Nevertheless, I believe that this amendment is misplaced, for two reasons. First, we have here not even a baby...

Higher Education Bill (10 May 2004)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I would like the Minister to respond to the point that I made, rather than the version of it given to her by my noble friend Lady Blackstone. My point is that an arts and humanities research council may well properly say that the quality of research—and the quality of people whom we recruit to research in these areas in the UK—is declining very sharply. One of the reasons may well be that...

Higher Education Bill (10 May 2004)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: The debate has brought out an infelicity in the wording of the Bill, and asked whether it should say "may" or "shall". I should perhaps share with Members of the Committee the amendment that I had thought of tabling. Transferring the logic of this amendment to subsection (3) and the Scottish Ministers, it might read: "The Scottish Ministers shall . . . carry out . . . research in the arts and...


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