Results 141–160 of 645 for speaker:Lord Swinfen

Schools: Teacher Training — Question (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what qualifications will these students need in order to gain a place on a course?

Parliamentary Standards Bill: Committee (1st Day) (14 Jul 2009)

Lord Swinfen: Amendment 7 refers to line 11 on page 1 and states, "after 'Committee' insert '('The Committee')'". That line has "Committee" in it twice. Which word is it to be inserted after?

War Crimes — Question (30 Jun 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, when dealing with suspected war criminals, what consideration is given to the human rights of those against whom the crimes have been perpetrated?

Justice: Northern Ireland — Question (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, are any discussions taking place with the Government of the Republic of Ireland to speed up matters? If so, is any progress being made?

Policing and Crime Bill: Committee (1st Day) (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Swinfen: I very much agree with the comments made by the noble Lord, Lord Borrie, on Amendment 1. Of the two amendments under discussion, I prefer that of my noble friend Lady Hanham, because her proposed new subsection (2A)(d) would cover what is in Amendment 1. It specifies: "any other people or organisations they consider relevant". It is far more important for the police to discuss the position...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan (30 Apr 2009)

Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 20 April (HL2343), when they expect to respond to the Simmonds/Ferozuddin report Support to the Health Sector in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, dated 30 December 2008.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan: Helmand Province ( 2 Apr 2009)

Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Simmonds/Ferozuddin report Support to the Health Sector in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, dated 30 December 2008.

Unemployment — Question (18 Mar 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what are the Government doing to reduce the costs of employing someone, bearing in mind that when someone loses a job they stop paying tax and normally go on to benefits, so there is a double cost to the Government?

Communications: Digital Britain — Statement (29 Jan 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, first, I am disappointed with the statement that the speed of broadband is aimed to be two megabits a second, particularly since, as I understand it, parts of Europe are offering broadband speeds of up to 16 megabits per second. What are the Government doing to try and speed things up? Secondly, what is being done to prevent the drop-off in speed the further from the exchange that...

EU: Welfare Benefits — Question (28 Jan 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, are claimants able to draw benefits in more than one country at the same time?

Employment: Public Sector — Question (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what are the Government doing to rein in our contributions to the EU?

Identity Cards — Question (10 Dec 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, when do the Government anticipate that good quality forgeries will be available?

Counter-Terrorism Bill (17 Nov 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, the Minister said that one could appeal against the right of entry. If one can have entry without a warrant, where is the time to appeal?

Counter-Terrorism Bill (17 Nov 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, the Minister told me that he would write to me with an answer. Unfortunately, this is Third Reading, so that would be absolutely useless. Perhaps he could tell the House how one can appeal against a right of entry when the entry is actually being effected, because that will often be the first time that the householder knows about it. There is no time for an appeal.

Banking: Leverage Ratios (11 Nov 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords—

Immigration ( 5 Nov 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, are the two spouses interviewed separately when applying for a visa? That would give an opportunity for someone being forced into marriage to declare that fact.

Health: Telehealth and Telecare (21 Jul 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, will the Government ensure that where a patient has been fitted with a heart monitor or a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours, that information is e-mailed to the consultant immediately or as soon as possible after it is removed from the patient so that the patient can be treated immediately and before their condition deteriorates? They may well have to wait four months before they...

Schools: Fruit and Vegetable Scheme ( 2 Jun 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what proportion of the fruit and vegetables is grown in the United Kingdom?

Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ( 2 Jun 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, so far as I could hear, the Minister failed to respond to the noble Countess's point on patients with this disease being sectioned and children being put into care as a result. Would he be good enough to do so now?

Questions for Written Answer (12 May 2008)

Lord Swinfen: My Lords, the Leader of the House said in an earlier reply that information had to be got from Ministers in another place. Is she not aware that all Ministers in this House are answerable for the Government as a whole and not just for their departments?


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