Results 1–20 of 38 for speaker:Lord Rees-Mogg

Banking Reform — Statement (14 Jun 2012)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords-

Banking Reform — Statement (14 Jun 2012)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords-

Banking Reform — Statement (14 Jun 2012)

Lord Rees-Mogg: We were just brewing up to have a very satisfactory little argument about the Glass-Steagall Act. The important thing about it is how long it lasted; it was passed by the Senate in the 1930s and ultimately repealed by President Carter, who had been persuaded to do so by Wall Street. Its great virtue was that it identified more clearly than previous legislation, and more clearly than most...

News Corporation/BSkyB Merger — Statement ( 3 Mar 2011)

Lord Rees-Mogg: I am not an independent director of the Times and have no business connection with the Times other than writing a column.

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (9th Day) (21 Jul 2009)

Lord Rees-Mogg: I should like to take up the very kind invitation of the noble Lord, Lord Lester, to join in this debate, purely from the point of view of someone with experience in newspapers. I also associate myself with the arguments put very clearly by the noble Lords, Lord Borrie and Lord Lester. From the newspaper point of view, this is a largely obsolete problem. Newspapers do not publish the memoirs...

EU: Lisbon Treaty — Question ( 6 Jul 2009)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords—

European Union (Amendment) Bill ( 1 Apr 2008)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, it is very late and I shall not detain you very long. I want to discuss two linked subjects, one of which was raised by the noble Lord, Lord Teverson. I refer to the Laeken declaration and Europe's democratic deficit. The Lisbon treaty is the fruit of the Laeken process. If the Lisbon treaty is not effective in carrying out the policy that the Heads of Government adopted at Laeken,...

Courts: Family Cases (12 Dec 2007)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the child may be better protected by information being available to the public than by privacy? Privacy is not necessarily a guarantee of the child's security.

Police and Justice Bill (11 Jul 2006)

Lord Rees-Mogg: Would the Minister not agree that the standards of justice and the standards of prisons, which are very important in this case, vary enormously from state to state? Generalisations cannot safely be made about the quality of justice in the United States. Some of it is as good as justice anywhere in the world, and perhaps better; some of it is deeply unsatisfactory.

Police and Justice Bill (11 Jul 2006)

Lord Rees-Mogg: I support the amendment on grounds raised by the Prime Minister in the other place last week but which have not been raised here. It relates to whether extradition to the United States under present circumstances reasonably guarantees a fair trial in that country. The real difficulty arises partly out of the plea-bargaining system in the US. The vast majority of convictions are secured by...

Speakership: House Committee Report ( 2 May 2006)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, will the noble Lord explain something to us which I find quite obscure? Although it is an issue for the House, does his party have a Whip on it or not?

Terrorism Bill (17 Jan 2006)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, I am not a lawyer, and am not clear about the difference between subjective and objective recklessness; or, indeed, about the difference between the two amendments from either side. I may well be, however, the only Member of this House who would clearly have been at risk of this clause had this Bill been passed at the time. In the 1980s, I pursued the trade of an antiquarian...

Euro (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady McDonagh, on a distinguished maiden speech. She was careful in managing to avoid undue controversy. She quite properly paid tribute to her past work for the Labour Party, which has been a devotion of her life. She is one of a distinguished group of former general secretaries of the Labour Party....

Prevention of Terrorism Bill ( 7 Mar 2005)

Lord Rees-Mogg: I should like to support the amendment on these grounds. I think that the Committee would be very anxious to avoid miscarriages of justice arising out of this Bill if it becomes an Act. We know that miscarriages of justice tend to arise when there is a fear of terrorism or in terrorist cases. Regrettably, there are many examples of that in our fairly recent history, even when the criminal...

Constitution for Europe (Referendum) Bill [HL] (10 Sep 2004)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Blackwell, for introducing the Bill, which has led to what can only be a useful debate in moving forward the referendum that the Government have promised. It is thoroughly helpful. I should also like to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Laidlaw, on an excellent maiden speech. It was thoughtful, informed and thoroughly valuable. The House will look...

Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] (22 Mar 2004)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, will the Committee of the Whole House, to which the Bill will be recommitted, have the capacity to amend the amendments that this committee has passed?

Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] ( 8 Mar 2004)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, we have had an excellent and interesting debate. I certainly feel that I have learnt a good deal from it. I shall not rehearse many arguments that your Lordships' House has already heard, but I want to refer to some speeches that appear to me to be the most interesting. I always listen with particular interest to the speeches of the noble Lord, Lord Alexander of Weedon, partly for...

Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] ( 8 Mar 2004)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, I am more than happy to accept that the noble Lord, Lord Lester, said that changes ought to be made, but he was reluctant to accept the recommendation of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd of Berwick. I think that that was a mistake. The next speech that struck my mind was that of the noble Lord, Lord Marsh. What a good speech it was, and how wrong-headed. He basically said that...

Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] ( 8 Mar 2004)

Lord Rees-Mogg: I would not dream of doing so. I admired the speech of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd of Berwick. I thought that he made an overwhelming case and I certainly intend to vote with him. I cannot call the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor an old friend because of the political divide, but I have known him for a long time. I thought he made a splendid point, with which I was in...

Supreme Court and Judicial Reforms (12 Feb 2004)

Lord Rees-Mogg: My Lords, this is a very important debate with an exceptionally distinguished list of speakers. I shall focus on the issue of the Supreme Court and, in particular, on the historic example of the Supreme Court of the United States. I entirely agree that the British rule is for Parliament to make the laws and not the courts. In the United States, the Supreme Court has acquired substantial...


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