All 11 results for speaker:Lord Rees

Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill [HL] (14 Jun 2005)

Lord Rees: My Lords, I wish to trouble the Minister with one further question, which he may want to deal with by letter rather than answering it tonight. The definition of older person in Wales says that that person is, "ordinarily resident in Wales". Here I declare a personal interest, which may be one that other noble Lords may want to declare. In other fields of law, a person can have dual residence;...

Speakership of the House (12 Jan 2004)

Lord Rees: My Lords, we have had an admirable debate based on an admirable and concise report by the Select Committee, which has clearly been subjected to some very telling and experienced evidence.

Speakership of the House (12 Jan 2004)

Lord Rees: My Lords, my noble friend points out that I am not the noble Lord, Lord Merlyn-Rees. That is an error on the speakers' list. I am not in any way attempting to prevent the noble Lord participating in this debate. However, that is enough of that for the moment. It was notable that the Select Committee had evidence from two former Speakers. One, the noble Lord, Lord Weatherill, has given us some...

House of Lords Reform (22 Jan 2003)

Lord Rees: My Lords, I congratulate the Joint Committee on the admirable work it has done and on the way it has refined the options open to us. I also congratulate my noble and learned friend Lord Howe for his comprehensive and powerful introduction of the debate on the basis of the Joint Committee report. At this stage of the debate there have been so many penetrating and illuminating speeches that I...

House of Lords Reform (10 Jan 2002)

Lord Rees: My Lords, I listened with great pleasure to the eloquent speech of the noble Lord, Lord Dearing. However, perhaps I may take him up on one point. I should be happy to debate many others with him on another occasion. He suggests that the occupants of this Chamber, whether under this or some subsequent measure of reform, should be made more representative of the main bulk of our fellow...

Written Answers — House of Lords: House of Lords Reform (10 Jul 2001)

Lord Rees: asked Her Majesty's Government: What consultation there will be before any further legislation on the reform of this House is introduced; and (a) who will be the parties to any such consultation; and (b) what terms of reference will govern such consultation.

Parliament Acts and the Salisbury Convention (24 Jan 2001)

Lord Rees: My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Simon, who introduced the debate with impeccable timing one week after the noble and learned Lord, Lord Donaldson, enabled us to debate the Parliament Acts. Today we have concentrated more on what we must learn to call the Salisbury/Addison convention. I am sorry that time did not permit the noble Viscount, the present Lord...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (18 May 2000)

Lord Rees: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Saatchi has very properly taken us back to the question which he raised robustly last week on the final day of Report stage. On that occasion the Minister gave an equally robust answer. I am bound to say that his answer did not entirely satisfy me, and perhaps it did not satisfy other noble Lords. I refer to the implications of the proposed merger of the London...

Reform of the House of Lords ( 7 Mar 2000)

Lord Rees: My Lords, I rise to pay my respectful tribute to the Royal Commission, so skilfully chaired by my noble friend Lord Wakeham. If there is any criticism to be made of its work, it can in part be attributed to the rather peremptory deadline imposed on the commission, and to its rather tightly drawn terms of reference. Neither the commission nor the world would expect us in this Chamber, or...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (21 Feb 2000)

Lord Rees: My Lords, I declare a small interest, since I have been a Member of Lloyd's, as a non-working Name, for many years, although I ceased to underwrite in 1997. I join other noble Lords in paying tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Burns, his committee for the remarkable work that they did in a very short space of time. Their conclusions may not attract absolute unanimity, but I am sure that we all...

Kent County Council Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2000)

Lord Rees: My Lords, my only pretext for intervening, I hope briefly, in this important debate is that I once had the privilege of representing part of east Kent in the other place and had a house in east Kent. I suppose that I bought, if I did not sell, some of the articles that are covered by this Bill. I say in opening that I certainly applaud the objectives of the Bill. I do not seek to criticise...

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