Results 1–20 of 40 for speaker:Lord Mishcon

Criminal Justice Bill (15 Jul 2003)

Lord Mishcon: Perhaps I may be allowed a short speech, an anecdote and an observation. The anecdote is forever written on my heart. I mean that without being emotional. It occurred many years ago when I was a young advocate appearing at Bow Street on a very unimportant case. The chief magistrate was there looking after his court. While I was waiting for my case to come on, I witnessed a tramp—that is...

Local Government Bill (10 Jul 2003)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, in the light of those charming remarks by the Minister, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Local Government Bill (10 Jul 2003)

Lord Mishcon: moved Amendment No. 21: Page 74, line 31, at end insert— "(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that nothing in this section affects the duties and powers of the Secretary of State to make rules and issue guidance in connection with sex education under section 148 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21) amending the Education Act 1996 (c. 56)."

Local Government Bill (10 Jul 2003)

Lord Mishcon: It appears that the melodrama is over and a rather insignificant act follows. I move the amendment for two reasons. The first is because there ought to be no controversy on the subject of education and children, and I wish the Bill to become one with reasoning behind it. Secondly, I hope that a resolution will be passed that finds favour in another place. That will accomplish two things....

Iraq: Humanitarian Assistance and Reconstruction (10 Apr 2003)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, can we spare a moment, without any question of political allegiance, to pay homage to our Prime Minister, who has guided this country until now with wonderful courage and endurance?

UN: Terrorism and Iraq (21 Jan 2003)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, is it the intention of the Prime Minister to address the nation and, if so, when?

Procedure of the House: Select Committee Report (15 Jan 2003)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, I should like to utter a few words in defence of the word "normally". The spirit of this is clear to the House. People who know before a debate starts that they will not be present throughout the opening and closing speeches should not participate and should withdraw their name. That is the normal situation. An abnormal situation—which makes the use of "normally" possibly...

Procedure of the House: Select Committee Report (15 Jan 2003)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, I was present at both the beginning and end of the noble Lord's speech, but I did not notice a reply to my point about the abnormal situation that can occur.

Criminal Justice (17 Jul 2002)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, I venture to think that the House will have noted with considerable pleasure that those who spoke from the Front Benches opposite were broadly in agreement with the White Paper. I say that because, if ever there was a matter that should be taken out of the political arena, it is the fight against crime. The other point I want to raise is that the fight against crime must be a fight...

Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill (10 May 2002)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, I rise to correct the noble Lord; there are 101.

Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill (10 May 2002)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, first, if I have learnt anything over the 25 happy years that I have been privileged to spend in your Lordships' House, it is that noble Lords do not look with disfavour on short speeches. Secondly, your Lordships do not approve of speakers who repeat arguments and thoughts that have been expressed previously in far better language by the second Peer to address the House. If I may,...

Human Rights Act 1998 (Designated Derogation) Order 2001 (19 Nov 2001)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, perhaps I may make a brief speech. I hope your Lordships agree that if ever there was proof required that human memories are short, there could not have been better examples than some of the speeches which have been made in good faith today. If we had had this discussion on 12th September, I doubt whether any of us would have started wondering, "Is there an emergency? Perhaps we...

Human Rights Act 1998 (Designated Derogation) Order 2001 (19 Nov 2001)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, he knows that his speeches are well accepted in this House. However, I thought that he should be given the opportunity to explain one of his comments. He spoke of two eminent lawyers, well known to both of us, who gave an opinion on what is a public emergency. Perhaps I may suggest to him that lawyers are not completely qualified to deal with a...

Hunting Bill (26 Mar 2001)

Lord Mishcon: During the 20-odd years that I have had the privilege of being a Member of this Chamber, I have got to know and admire some of the principles that guide us when we make decisions. First, as a rule we are not influenced by technical arguments when there are broad policy considerations of importance. We say that if there is a technical fault, we shall rectify it at a correct stage of the Bill;...

Hunting Bill (26 Mar 2001)

Lord Mishcon: Would it not be appropriate, for the dignity of the House, for us to adjourn for five minutes while the matter is clarified?

Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.] (16 Jan 2001)

Lord Mishcon: My Lords, before my noble friend sits down, I wonder whether she will excuse my ignorance, if ignorance it be, but are the documents that a person is required to sign before benefit is granted, giving details of their assets, their income and other vital information, made subject to a declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1835? If they are, a charge of perjury is also relevant....

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (13 Nov 2000)

Lord Mishcon: We have had a most uninhibited debate. I have been termed a grandfather. However, on first hearing the word "buggery" in this Chamber my own grandfather would have dragged me out. As I said, we have had a most frank and useful debate. My only contribution arises out of the speech of my noble friend Lord Stoddart. He said that I had had some part, as had he, in the preparation of the Wolfendon...

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (13 Nov 2000)

Lord Mishcon: I respect any ancestor of the noble Earl and will pay my respect to him. However, it may be that that ancestor was even more sensible than the noble Earl.

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (13 Nov 2000)

Lord Mishcon: Does the noble Lord--

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (13 Nov 2000)

Lord Mishcon: I am grateful. Does the noble Lord, for whose medical knowledge we all have such admiration and regard, really believe that the law would move against any doctor who gave the advice, "Please do not do it. But if you have to do it, and you will not follow my advice, these are the consequences"? The law indeed would be an ass if it moved a prosecution on those grounds, would it not?

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