Results 41–60 of 133 for speaker:Lord Fraser of Carmyllie

NHS Trusts: Complaints Procedure (30 Jan 2002)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, why was a named patient branded as racist by the Government?

European Arrest Warrant: EUC Report (19 Nov 2001)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, undoubtedly, since 11th September there has been a very real mood of revulsion against terrorism across Europe. In so far as the Government seek to seize the moment and secure across Europe a greater determination in the combating of terrorism, no right-thinking person could do anything other than support that most worthy of objectives. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Scott,...

Financial Services and Markets Tribunal Rules 2001 (23 Oct 2001)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Kingsland fully and carefully narrated the response, which he characterised as unequivocal. It seems impossible to characterise the response as anything other than unequivocal. Had I sought to challenge that response, when it was made by a Minister at the Dispatch Box in such unequivocal terms, your Lordships would have viewed it as a shameful waste of time. As...

Financial Services and Markets Tribunal Rules 2001 (23 Oct 2001)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, I may have misunderstood the Minister. I will read carefully what he said, but it seems clear from four interventions that the noble Lord attached a great deal of significance to the letter. It seemed as though he wanted to set aside the noble Lord's unequivocal statement. Your Lordships spent hours examining the Bill, not only in this House but in Joint Committee, to ascertain...

Financial Services and Markets Tribunal Rules 2001 (23 Oct 2001)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, the noble Lord might consider his position because if this is to be the outcome months after the Bill has passed through your Lordships' House, such statements are rendered utterly worthless. If we are to understand what is required of us by the convention when passing legislation, Ministers should not lightly give such undertakings. I regret that seems exactly what has been going...

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (22 Nov 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, there was a time when I was young and slim and eager to advance in the law. There was no one's feet at which I would rather sit than those of the noble Lord, Lord Wedderburn. I note with interest that the noble Lord is present in the Chamber this evening. I am sure that he has been considering the argument advanced by my noble friend Lord Mackay. I shall have to determine which side...

New Electricity Trading Arrangements (26 Oct 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, do the Government realise that failure to set a date for NETA is doing us immeasurable harm in the European context? Hitherto, we have enjoyed a premier position as leader in liberalising the energy markets of Europe. With every month of delay, we are rapidly losing that position. Does the Minister recognise that it will not do for him now to say nothing more than that a firm date...

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (24 Oct 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: Those of us who were engaged in the "Think Twice" campaign in Scotland preceding the establishment of the Scottish Parliament will recollect how helpful the Post Office was at that time. When we had gathered together sufficient money--the service was by no means free--the Post Office agreed to distribute our literature to every household in Scotland. Most conveniently, it was prepared to do...

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (13 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, I regret that I was not present when this matter was raised yesterday. I have taken the opportunity of reading both the Minister's response and the contribution of the noble Lord, Lord Grabiner, for whose views I have the greatest respect. I have a lot of sympathy for the position adopted that, if possible, these matters should be left to the common law on both sides of the Border...

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (13 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, perhaps I may make this observation. I am not much comforted by his reference to PACE. Although some interviews in Scotland might be conducted observing the requirements of PACE, it is not a statute that has its effect north of the Border. The noble Lord must understand that in any response he gives to me my concern is not only about the position on...

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, when one finds a provision in the Competition Act reflected in the Utilities Bill one is dangerously close to joined-up government. That is desirable inasmuch as the penalty, which hitherto has been unlimited in the framework of the Bill, is now subject to a restriction. If the hint is correct and the Minister is prepared to accept the amendment it is a considerable improvement....

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, before the Minister sits down, I hope I may add that I am not surprised that he says he has greater confidence in making that assertion now. What I am trying to ascertain is whether he has complete confidence in making it.

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that full explanation, although I shall want to read carefully what he has said. I had thought that the Minister would bring forward a further amendment, which, unless I have missed it, he has not included. I am concerned about the following matter. As I understand the scheme of things, it will be for the Secretary of State to set the standard...

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, I should like to raise one issue that arises from the Minister's answer. I am grateful to him for including me in the circulation of the Parliamentary Answer that he mentioned, which said where the offices will be set up around the country. As I understand it, one of the offices is to be in Cardiff. The natural assumption is that it will cover only Wales. Concern has been expressed...

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, first, perhaps I may say to the noble Lord, Lord Dormand, that I hoped that he would understand that he should support what we are promoting. I may have given insufficient emphasis to it, but I made the point that these amendments do not seek to support one energy source over another. Perhaps I did not expressly use the word "coal". However, I certainly recognise the great...

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: moved Amendment No. 5: Page 7, line 21, at end insert-- ("(c) to safeguard the interests of consumers by securing a diverse and viable long-term energy supply;").

Utilities Bill (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: My Lords, in moving Amendment No. 5 I shall speak also to Amendment No. 9 and immediately own up to an unfortunate glitch that has occurred. It was our intention that the amendments should be identical but for reasons I do not understand the word "viable" has disappeared from the second one. I believe that the Minister understands that our intention was that they should be identical. The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Political Parties, Elections andReferendums Bill (4 Jul 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is their intention to amend Part XI and Schedule 18 of the Political Parties and Referendums Bill to ensure that the activities of all-party parliamentary groups and associate parliamentary groups are excluded from the definition of political activities.

Utilities Bill (13 Jun 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: Perhaps I may briefly add my voice of support to the amendment moved by my noble friend. If he is right, I believe I share his perplexity. I cannot understand why what is contained within the amendment is not wholly acceptable to the Government; indeed, I thought that it contained much of what was intended to be achieved by the Bill. If my noble friend is correct in believing that the answer...

Written Answers — House of Lords: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (5 Jun 2000)

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether all-party parliamentary groups and associate parliamentary groups will come within the definition of political activity for the purposes of the Political Parties, Election and Referendums Bill.


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