Results 1–20 of 1766 for speaker:Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: Private Bills: Fees and Charges ( 5 Feb 2024)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker when the list of fees charged to promoters of private bills was last reviewed.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, I am grateful for the chance to participate—I thought I was going to be cut off at the knees at the end of the last session when the Committee was adjourned promptly. I also apologise to the Committee because I did not participate in the Second Reading debate. I intervene this afternoon to support Amendment 14 tabled by the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries, and...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: I could not disagree with that. I suspect that there are a whole host of issues behind habitual offending which we need to think about, of which drug addiction is one. People involved in this policy area are clearly more experienced than I am.

Asylum: UK-Rwanda Agreement - Motion to Take Note (22 Jan 2024)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, for those Members of your Lordships’ House with whom I have debated immigration and migration over the years, it will come as no surprise that I support the Government’s Rwanda policy. Further, while I thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Goldsmith, for his very clear explanation, I have some concerns about the approach adopted by his committee, though as a non-lawyer I...

Measles Cases - Private Notice Question (22 Jan 2024)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, for those who were involved in the vaccine reluctance programme 20 or more years ago, the major difficulty was that the simultaneous MMR vaccine had a stabiliser called thimerosal, and it was believed that thimerosal led to adverse reactions in a number of young people. Will my noble friend confirm that thimerosal as a stabiliser has been removed; I am sure that he cannot answer...

Written Answers — Treasury: Politically Exposed Persons (17 Jan 2024)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the letter from Baroness Penn to Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts on 22 August 2023, when they expect to publish the interim report on the review of treatment of Politically Exposed Persons by financial institutions.

Financial Stability: Private Equity Firms - Question (13 Dec 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: I declare an interest in that I am involved in the private equity industry. If we in the industry do not calculate the risks properly, build into our modelling the necessary degree of leverage and allow for it, is it not right that we should be allowed to fail? We should not just be kept alive when we have shown incompetence.

UK-Rwanda Partnership - Statement ( 7 Dec 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the British people place great emphasis on the concept of fairness? A system that rewards people for undermining the existing system by trying to jump the queue cannot be appropriate and actually, it serves to bring the whole system into disrepute. Surely, we have to find a way—the British people expect us to do so—to make sure that those who work...

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Substitution of Cut-off Date Relating to Rights of Way) (England) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Regret (27 Nov 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: I sense that my noble friend has reached his peroration. Could we just go back to Oflog? I absolutely accept his good intentions and what he has told us, but we know that we will leave this Chamber, that things will move on and that this Office for Local Government will give those of us who are interested in this topic a chance to chase the laggards, because there will be information, if...

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Substitution of Cut-off Date Relating to Rights of Way) (England) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Regret (27 Nov 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, I have tabled a parallel regret Motion but, before I get to that, I will say what a pleasure it is for those of us who have followed this through the long night—many years—to see the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, back in his place. He has been with us for many of these debates, and he and I have debated many times in the past. I know he has not been in the best of health, and I am...

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013 - Question (13 Nov 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, does my noble friend recognise that there really is a win-win situation here—a proven method of investment, offering individuals an opportunity to invest in new technologies relatively safely and new sources of funding for those technologies? The only thing standing in the way is the FCA. Where there is a will, there is a way, so could my noble friend please ask the FCA to engage...

Written Answers — Treasury: Individual Savings Accounts: Stocks and Shares (24 Oct 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to permit fractionated shares to be held in ISAs.

Royal Albert Hall Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Oct 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My noble friend really cannot be allowed to get away with that statement. The fact is that we have made a distinction between trustees who are seat-holders and are therefore deciding which concerts seat-holders can offer seats for, and those who are not. People who have no conflict of interest are free to sell seats they do not they want, but once you become a trustee, the name of the game...

Royal Albert Hall Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Oct 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, I begin by adding my thanks to my noble friend Lord Harrington. He has been infinitely patient in dealing with us gadflies, and I am grateful to him for that. I also share his view that the hall itself is one of the great cultural institutions, and nothing I say in the next few minutes should be seen as in any way criticising the hall as a structure or as a business or an...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme: VAT (29 Sep 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask His Majesty's Government what was the value of VAT relief given under the Listed Places of Worship Scheme in each of the past two financial years.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme: VAT (29 Sep 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the present ability to reclaim VAT under the Listed Places of Worship Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: National Insurance (28 Sep 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask His Majesty's Government how many national insurance numbers were issued in each of the past five years; and how many were outstanding at each year end.

Written Answers — Treasury: Property: Ownership (22 Sep 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask His Majesty's Government how many requests were made to HMRC for details of property ownership under the (1) "offshore company", or (2) "legitimate interest", provision in each of the past two years; and how many were accepted.

Land Use in England Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (25 Jul 2023)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, I am tail-end Charlie and also an interloper, so I need to begin by drawing the House’s attention to my entry on the register. I congratulate the committee, as others have, on producing such a clear and informative report and on having done so without losing itself in impenetrable jargon and the alphabet soup referred to by the noble Earl, Lord Devon. I also congratulate the noble...


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