Results 1–20 of 39 for speaker:Baroness Hogg

Financial Services Bill: Second Reading (23 Feb 2010)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, before attempting to contribute to this debate, I must declare a number of interests. I am chair of 3i Group, whose asset management subsidiary is regulated by the FSA. I am also an adviser to the FSA and, perhaps most importantly, in May I shall become chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, a very modest part of the regulatory architecture that we are discussing here. I am...

Women: Economic Crisis — Debate (12 Mar 2009)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I warmly congratulate the noble Baroness on initiating this debate and on making such a powerful and wide-ranging contribution to start us off. I admit that momentarily I had a problem with the title: to discuss the "role" of women in this financial crisis seemed to me initially to imply that they were thought either to be the cause, which would be preposterous, or the cure, which...

Communications Bill (22 May 2003)

Baroness Hogg: I declare an interest as a governor of the BBC. In that capacity, I wish to say how much I benefited from listening to the contributions to the brief debate on this issue, and how greatly I appreciate the sensitivity on all sides of the Committee to preserving the independence of the BBC. I know that that has been borne strongly in mind in discussions, although obviously I am not party to...

Burdens on Business (7 May 2003)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I am most grateful to all noble Lords who have taken part in what has been an excellent debate. It was brief and to the point, and I do not propose to spoil our timekeeping. I thank the Minister for his remarks. Personally, I thought that I had heard rather more points mentioned in the debate than he appeared to think were raised. Nonetheless it was clear that he had done his...

Burdens on Business (7 May 2003)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I am most grateful to the Minister for allowing me to intervene. Does he recognise that in those areas where the level of unemployment is higher, there is a false calculation; that is, if he were to measure output across the entire workforce in countries with higher rates of unemployment than the UK, the so-called productivity gap would disappear?

Burdens on Business (7 May 2003)

Baroness Hogg: rose to call attention to the fiscal and regulatory burden on businesses; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I am honoured to have been invited to move this Motion. I should like to thank the House for this opportunity and the Minister for what I know will be a thoughtful and considered response. I believe that this debate is extremely timely because it comes at a point of great vulnerability...

Communications Bill (25 Mar 2003)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I start by declaring an interest as a governor of the BBC. As such, my desire today is to listen to the great range of expertise in your Lordships' House, including to those on whom, I hope, the BBC governors can count as candid friends. But I also hope that your Lordships will allow me to make three brief points. The first is a personal tribute from one whose years of journalism...

Tributes to the late Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone (15 Oct 2001)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I hesitate to delay the House. But even as a mere adjunct of the Hogg family, may I express appreciation of what has been said this afternoon and convey the regret that my husband Douglas could not take his place at the Bar of the House to hear what noble Lords said? He was detained not by business in another place but by something that I know his father would consider equally...

Taxation and Public Spending (14 Mar 2001)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister. Was he including in those figures the effective increases in indirect taxes?

Taxation and Public Spending (14 Mar 2001)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, in a general debate like this I always find it difficult to know what interests to declare. Since I will touch briefly on business taxation, I should perhaps start by saying that I am chairman of Frontier Economics, deputy chairman of 3i, a director of P&O Princess, GKN and two investment trusts. I should like to start by joining the chorus of praise for my noble friend for...

Taxation and Public Spending (14 Mar 2001)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, £5 for every £4 per head spent in England. I find it quite unconscionable that the Government should have gone through the whole process of devolution without addressing that disproportion. I do not believe that they can leave it in abeyance for very much longer, because it is now a source of deep resentment in England. Do not misunderstand me. I am more than happy for the Scots...

Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer (8 Mar 2001)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, does the Minister understand the blight that such uncertainty inflicts on all properties in the neighbourhood of pylons? What does the Government propose to do to help those areas of the country affected by this issue?

National Minimum Wage (5 Mar 2001)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I apologise to the Minister for having missed the first part of his Statement: my desk, I am afraid, is in the rather far-flung territory of Abbey Gardens. However, I am reasonably confident that he has not dealt with the point I wished to put to him, as it is an example of where the right and left hands of government are not working entirely well together. As I am sure the Minister...

Motion Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendment No. 27C (29 Nov 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I merely wish to say that if I have to cross-dress with the noble Lord I shall leave this House.

Motion Moved on Consideration of Commons Reason No. 27a (27 Nov 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I am very honoured to follow the noble Baroness. This seems to be an evening for friendly fire. I most reluctantly oppose the amendment put forward by my noble friend. My reluctance should be evidenced by the fact that in five years' membership of this House I have never been moved to vote against my friends; and at earlier stages of the Bill I supported these Benches on the issue....

Comprehensive Spending Review (18 Jul 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I must offer an apology to the Minister, first, for interrupting him, and secondly, for missing the beginning of the Statement. I can assure him that I had read the Statement and indeed listened to it in another place. Perhaps I may ask the Minister to elucidate a couple of points in this well-padded but in some ways uninformative document produced by the Treasury. Perhaps I may...

Comprehensive Spending Review (18 Jul 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I shall certainly do so, and I shall take up my point with the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, later. I ask the Minister to have reference to the comment of the Secretary of State for Education on civil servants before casting aspersions elsewhere.

Comprehensive Spending Review (18 Jul 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords--

Pension Increase: Basis of Calculation (21 Jun 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, in the light of that answer, can the Minister explain why the Government have refused to subject their calculations of inflation to the independent scrutiny of the new statistics commission?

Government Resources and Accounts Bill (10 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hogg: My Lords, I join the chorus of welcome for the Bill. Whether it is a 3,000-year milestone, an 800-year milestone, a 500-year milestone or, as the noble Lord, Lord Taverne, suggested, perhaps something more short-term, I leave to better historians. But I am convinced that it has its heart in the right place. As the Minister said, it is the legislative expression of work that began under the...


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