Results 161–180 of 922 for speaker:Lord Elystan-Morgan

Police: Complaints — Question (3 Mar 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: Does the Minister accept that one disquieting feature of the report is that cases that were investigated locally in 2014 took on average 135 days to investigate completely while in the previous year they were dealt with in 125 days? Can he give the House an assurance that all necessary resources, financial and otherwise, will be projected at seeing to it that the situation at least does not...

Ukraine — Statement (25 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that Her Majesty’s Government are cognisant of two very grave dangers in this connection? One is what historians call “mission creep”, bearing in mind how the United States of America, from the deployment of a handful of advisers, found itself sucked into the war in Vietnam, deploying millions of conscripted troops. Secondly, will he also confirm that...

Crown Prosecution Service — Question (23 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, will the noble and learned Lord assure the House that, despite the financial stringencies, the criteria as to whether a case is of sufficient strength to justify prosecution remain exactly the same? Will he kindly tell the House how that role is currently enunciated?

Francis Report: Update and Response — Statement (11 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: Does the Minister agree that while of course it is right and proper that, in relation to whistleblowers, Sir Robert’s recommendations should be given every opportunity to see whether they succeed in removing this scourge from our society, the situation should be monitored and should it be the case that it is not possible to remove this disgraceful practice of victimising whistleblowers,...

Barnett Formula — Question (10 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: Does the Minister accept that the solemn undertaking given by the Prime Minister on Welsh devolution—that Wales should be at the very heart of devolution—means that as regards the Barnett formula, Wales should be on a par with Scotland in relation to that subvention?

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Third Reading (9 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, as one who pecked away as rather a nuisance in relation to Section 202 of the Education Reform Act 1988, I give special thanks to the Minister for his courtesy and understanding in this matter. There might well have been a technical argument that the wording of Section 43 of the 1986 Act already covered the point, because it refers to employees in the context of freedom of speech,...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (4 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: There is no specific reference, of course, in the new clause, Clause 29, to Section 202 of the 1988 Act. The Minister is, no doubt, well aware that the Joint Committee’s report speaks of the necessity for a specific reference to Section 43 and Section 202 in the very same breath. In other words, my submission is that one is the obverse of the other. Section 43 of the 1986 Act guarantees...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (4 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, there is no doubt that freedom of speech and universities is utterly essential. Without it, there can be no concept of a real university. Freedom of speech is of course a basic human right, but in a university it is the very bedrock on which its concept is founded. A week ago, in Committee, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Scott, reminded us that if a university loses freedom of...

Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse — Statement (4 Feb 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: Is it not the case that delays such as these, particularly in the case of the Chilcot inquiry, are very much to be regretted? Nevertheless, all such inquiries are bound by the rules of natural justice, and Maxwellisation is only a crystallisation and a spelling out of those particular rules, and cannot be avoided.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, I have a little to go. Perhaps I may end in this way. The motivations of the Government are probably very decent, proper and understandable, but the way in which they are going about them is extremely naive and in many respects barbaric. Let us imagine that, before a person can speak at a university, notice for 14 days has to be given. A sketch of the content of that speech has to...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, I shall speak briefly to Amendment 104. In so doing, I declare a past interest, as I was for 10 years a president of a Welsh university and the chairman of its management council. I shall deal first with a technical constitutional point that is not a thousand miles away from the matter raised by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead. Universities and higher education in...

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 — Question (27 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: Will the Minister accept, putting the matter as neutrally as one can, that there must be some dubiety as to whether there was the slightest justification in constitutional law for the Fixed-term Parliaments Act in that since the Second World War there was no instance of a Government running to the country in the short term without justification—that was true in 1951, in 1966 and in...

Recall of MPs Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: With the greatest respect, both to the Minister and the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes—and I have great admiration for both of them—is not the real problem that a person of unimpeachable character could be sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment for a motoring offence with regard to a momentary lapse of concentration over a span of two or three seconds? That is the reality—it happens every day....

Recall of MPs Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, I respectfully suggest to the House that the suggestion and proposal made by the noble Lord, Lord Hughes, is an excellent one. I was thinking about the problem raised earlier by the noble Lord, Lord Martin, in that there were two principles that were diametrically opposed to each other. One was the principle of the innate secrecy of the ballot; the other was the principle of the...

Recall of MPs Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (14 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: I shall make a point which I think illustrates the matter raised by the noble Lord, Lord Tyler. Into which category would Tam Dalyell’s case fall? Was it bringing the House in toto into disrepute or was it something in the Chamber? There must be a situation where one category bifurcates the other.

Recall of MPs Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (14 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: That is technically correct.

Recall of MPs Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (14 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, I regarded it as an immense privilege to be a Member of the other House only for eight years. In 1966 the great, wise, far-seeing electorate of Cardigan saw fit to send me to the House—and then, eight years later, they changed their minds. It still was a splendid experience that I very, very greatly treasure. I was present in the House on the day that Tam Dalyell, that magnificent...

Higher Education: Funding — Question (8 Jan 2015)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, is it not the case that Her Majesty’s Government have made an assessment of what proportion of student loans are likely to be recoverable? Will the noble Baroness tell the House what that figure is?

Implications of Devolution for England — Statement (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, I respectfully invite Her Majesty’s Government not to panic in this matter. There are some 120 Members from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, leaving some 530 Members from English constituencies. Therefore, first, does the noble Baroness agree that there is no immediate danger of English interests being mercilessly swept aside constitutionally? Secondly, will she undertake not...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Elystan-Morgan: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, with great force and fervour, invites the House to consider that a silver bullet from this place and the other place is perhaps not a bad thing at all. That may well be so, and both Houses are entitled to fire silver bullets by way of resolutions, debates and in a number of other ways, but not in their legislative capacity. That is really all that this...


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