Results 181–200 of 313 for speaker:Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Stem Cell Research (3 May 2007)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Patel, my friend, for introducing this debate. It is an exercise in education and I am delighted to follow the previous two speakers, both of whom have stressed the importance of public understanding of the issues. I appreciated the words of the noble Baroness, Lady Carnegy, who introduced that theme into the debate. I shall speak from a particular...

Higher Education and the Economy (19 Apr 2007)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, in my youth an Australian comedian called Bill Kerr used to open his radio routines by saying in droll tones, "I'm only here for four minutes". I now know how he felt. I want to use my four minutes to take noble Lords through two examples of lateral and innovative thinking in the university sector that boosts UK plc and contributes significantly to our economy. On the first example,...

Schools: History Teaching (21 Mar 2007)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, in view of the exchanges we are having, and doubtless will continue to have, does the Minister think that involving more politicians in the construction of a school syllabus is a sensible idea?

Schools: Allocation of Places (7 Mar 2007)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, can the Minister tell us whether the local authority in question accepts any responsibility for the fact that there are undersubscribed and presumably underperforming schools in its area? If it does, what is it doing about it?

Further Education and Training Bill [HL] (6 Mar 2007)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I apologise for not being in the House at the start of this short debate. There were good reasons for that, but they are not sufficiently good for me to detain noble Lords by elaborating. I apologise and hope that I may make two comments. The first is to thank the Minister for the characteristic thoroughness and courtesy with which he listened to points made and dealt with them in...

Further Education and Training Bill [HL] (13 Dec 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I shall address a number of points on Clause 19. I shall start by underlining the point made by a number of speakers—including the noble Lord, Lord Sawyer, the noble Baroness, Lady Warwick, and my noble friend Lady Murphy—about the dangers of putting at risk the achievement that is already in the system: the good partnerships between universities and FE colleges. There is a myth...

Health: Specialist Nurses (29 Nov 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, are there sufficient training programmes and places for specialist nurses to meet foreseeable future staffing needs?

Taxation: Inheritance Tax (1 Nov 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, further to the Minister's earlier answer, can he estimate how much it would cost to implement this proposal?

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: moved Amendment No. 19: Before Clause 153, insert the following new clause- "DUTY TO REPORT ON CONTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN SCHOOLS TO COMMUNITY COHESION In section 5 of EA 2005 (duty to inspect certain schools in England at particular intervals), in subsection (5) (which lists matters on which the Chief Inspector is under a general duty to report)- (a) omit the word "and" at the end of paragraph...

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: moved Amendment No. 24: Page 11, line 6, leave out "lawful" and insert "reasonable" On Question, amendment agreed to.

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, for the reasons that I gave at Report, which have been so cogently underlined by the noble Baroness, Lady Buscombe, I continue to support the amendment in its new and, I believe, improved form.

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: moved Amendment No. 7: Page 28, line 24, at end insert- "( ) The governing body of a maintained school shall, in discharging their functions relating to the conduct of the school- (a) promote the well-being of pupils at the school, and (b) in the case of a school in England, promote community cohesion." On Question, amendment agreed to.

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware—he may take reassurance from the fact—that in Scotland, as a result of an inspector's report, a private faith school was closed down because it was failing to provide an adequate education in the terms in which we have been speaking? It can be done, but I accept his point that it requires a will at ministerial level.

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: moved Amendment No. 3: Page 7, line 21, at end insert- "(aa) state how the proposed school will promote community cohesion in accordance with section 38"

Education and Inspections Bill (30 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, this group of amendments will, I hope, pave the way to greater responsibility from schools in their role in improving integration and cohesion in the community. Amendment No. 3 is a probing amendment to ensure that the proposers of new schools are expected to set out their plans for fostering community cohesion in their submissions under Clause 7. I am sure that, with the provisions...

Education and Inspections Bill (24 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment No. 132. I have two or three points to make—I hope, succinctly. First, it is clearly important that, under the very significant changes taking place, both Ofsted and HMCI remain alive to their responsibilities. That is a given and, I think, is shared. I am not convinced that legislation is the best way to ensure that or to encourage it, for two reasons....

Education and Inspections Bill (24 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I support the amendment. We have made teachers' lives difficult, for good reason in almost all cases. On the other hand, teachers have a hard task to perform and, in the classroom, additional vulnerability, not least to this kind of allegation, should not be imposed. Affording the degree of anonymity proposed in the amendment is only just, because one is innocent until proved...

Education and Inspections Bill (24 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, there are clearly educational needs for at least two kinds of course in this area. One is to provide an understanding of science for those who will not become specialist scientists. There is a desperate need for that in our culture. Many of the issues on which voters will vote in the next election and in subsequent elections have a scientific content that requires a basic...

Education and Inspections Bill (19 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I, too, support these amendments on the ground that they are timely. There is no doubt that there have been benefits for many children from the switch of direction and the focus on moving into mainstream schools, but the momentum of the changes is now significant and it is timely to review the system. I have visited a number of schools and have seen that some perverse incentives are...

Education and Inspections Bill (19 Oct 2006)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I support the first of these three amendments. I rightly applaud the Government's emphasis on the role of parents in education and in the shape of schools. Amendment No. 21 would give legislative endorsement to that general statement, which I think Members of the House have thoroughly supported. If this provision were not accepted, I would want to know in what circumstances it would...


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