Results 101–120 of 313 for speaker:Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Protection of Freedoms Bill: Report (3rd Day) (15 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: On a point of order, it was information shared between research colleagues in two different institutions. In an atmosphere that is perhaps not quite as common today, it was willingly shared.

Protection of Freedoms Bill: Report (3rd Day) (15 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, the amendment is in my name as well as that of my noble friend Lady O'Neill of Bengarve. She has already given her apologies to the Front Bench. Having sat through two long days on Report, she finds that her commitments can no longer be put off and are subject to the vagaries of how we put our business together in this House. I am sure that noble Lords would have had a much more...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: There is, however, one significant difference. Many of us come from a generation where we had to live at home when we went to university, which I did intermittently for a few hours each night. But that is not a choice available to students going from England to Scotland, so they cannot economise on the cost of university education by making a choice that others can, for example, who live in...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: Clearly the choice is driven then purely by financial constraints rather than by educational aspirations.

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I thank the noble and learned Lord for giving way and I promise not to intervene again, but there is a further argument in this area that is relevant. If Scotland is not charging fees for students who come from the continent but England is, there will be a displacement of students from continental bases to Scotland. Last time I did a back-of-the-envelope calculation, European Union students...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I am very uncomfortable with that. On the other hand, there were reasons, which I shall come to now, for the level of fees being set as it is. The policy of the Scottish Government and the funding council is such that in the period from last year to next year a gap of roughly £40 million will have opened up in the funding of those universities. The University of Edinburgh, much to its...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I thank the noble Lord for giving way. The money that Edinburgh will put forward for needy students comes from the total fees package that is taken in. Clearly, they test alumni-looking around the Chamber, I remind Members of this-for additional funds to do that, but a significant part of the money comes from the fees that they charge.

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2012)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank my two preceding speakers for their kind remarks. I run the risk of being drawn into this love-in going on across the Benches and I do not especially wish to be, so I hope that they say something nasty about me at some point. I support the two amendments. Neither is perfect, and they need a bit of further thought, but I particularly welcome their pairing. Amendment 22...

Business: Ethical Values — Question (14 Dec 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, David Hume argued that greed, which he defined as an avidity to acquire possessions, belongings, property and money, was a force destructive of modern society. Could he possibly be right and, if so, what shall we do about it?

Funding of Care and Support — Motion to Take Note (24 Nov 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley, for introducing this debate in such a comprehensive, clear and incisive manner. I thank her, too, for the reference to the usual suspects. I am happy and proud to join her as one of them. Looking around the Chamber, most of us have form in this area. Remember "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"? In the film, as they are pursued by the...

Government Procurement Policy — Motion to Take Note (24 Nov 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Sugar, for a vigorous and, dare I say it, characteristically incisive introduction to this important debate. At the beginning, I want to declare an interest. I work with a Malaysian conglomerate, YTL, which is currently working with a vigorous, small young British company in IT, Frog, which is based in Halifax and is doing marvellous things in the...

Education Bill: Report (4th Day) (1 Nov 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, this is an amendment about professionalism, and I think everyone who has spoken supports the importance of professionalism. I commend the Government for what they have done in this area already, as well as the previous Government, as important things were done then. However, I have reservations about a universal requirement for a particular kind of qualification. If we take the...

Education Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I also declare an interest in that I work with a Malaysian company, YTL, in a plan to take ICT provision into every Malaysian school. That background gives me a little insight into what is happening here. Their Ministers and senior civil servants wanted to come here to see what we were doing. I can assure the noble Lord that his officials were very helpful in showing what Britain...

Education Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I warmly welcome the Government amendment, and not only for the reason it means that one's words do not always disappear into the ether forever, although it is nice to see a bit of thought being given to them. Examining boards do an extremely difficult and complex job. Over the years, we have built for them a system that requires too much, and too much complexity. We are now rolling back from...

Education Bill: Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I welcome the movement that there has been on the principles of Amendments 19 and 29 because they are sensible principles. The moves of the Government go some way to reassuring me there but I want to comment on Amendment 21, which is clearly a crux amendment in terms of overturning the powers that are specifically included under subsection (1) of the proposed new clause in Clause...

Education Bill: Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I wish to comment briefly on Amendments 8 and 10, and to give my warm support to Amendment 8. We had an important debate on that amendment in Committee and the Minister pointed out the difficulties with primary schools. The difficulties have been met in a reasonable way, I believe, and I hope that in the spirit of good compromise all round we might move with the amendment and see it...

Health: Animal Testing — Question (4 Oct 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, following the direction of questioning from my noble friend Lord Willis, what encouragement are the Government giving to public bodies in receipt of public funds for medical research to engage in educating the public on these matters? That is very important.

Southern Cross Care Homes — Statement (12 Jul 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I welcome the way in which the Minister's Statement has given reassurance to those in care homes and their families. It is immensely important that we continue to do that. There is, however, a further area of reassurance that I hope the Minister will be able to say something about. We have reassured staff through TUPE that perhaps there is some protection for their terms and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Private Institutions (28 Jun 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 26 April (WA 67), what criteria are used by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in order to designate, for student support purposes, specific courses at private higher education institutions in England.

Schools: Well-being Education — Question (27 Jun 2011)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, does the Minister accept that although it is not a matter of either/or, in the matter of curriculum design, the fundamental contribution that a school can make to the well-being of pupils is numeracy and literacy?


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.