Results 181–200 of 282 for speaker:Lord Smith of Leigh

Children Bill [HL] (30 Mar 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, before I start I need to declare my interest as leader of Wigan Council. As such, I am a vice-president of the LGA and remarkably I find myself in agreement with its brief, which is not always the case. As noble Lords would expect, I shall concentrate my remarks on Part 2. Like all in local government, I want to say how much I welcome the Bill and congratulate the Government and my...

Lords Amendment (16 Mar 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, we have seen it in Oldham.

"Piloting conduct at European and local elections (16 Mar 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I speak on behalf of the north-west but, first, I need to declare an interest as I shall be a candidate in the local elections there in June. I listened with interest to the noble Lord, Lord Rennard, when he portrayed the Government as acting in a devious, politically motivated, manner while the Opposition were adopting the principled stand. We have to recognise that if there is...

"Piloting conduct at European and local elections (16 Mar 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for the intervention. Of course, he is right, it is not just in Greater Manchester. Saint Helens in Merseyside and other places in the north-west have tried it. If we pass this amendment and do not allow postal voting in the north-west, members of the electorate who have become used to participating in elections by postal vote will be denied that opportunity....

Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill (2 Mar 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I also broadly support the Bill. I am sure that the Minister must be overwhelmed by the amount of support that he has had today. When one makes the final Back-Bench contribution, it is always difficult to find something fresh to say, particularly when one follows the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey. However, I shall speak from a different perspective on the Tote, as I own no racehorses but...

Mersey Tunnels Bill (9 Feb 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, in replying to this interesting and wide-ranging debate, I thank all noble Lords who have contributed to it. I appreciate the support of the majority of speakers and the way they developed the arguments in favour of the Bill. I appreciate in particular the attendance of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Liverpool, showing his support. I am glad of the support of the Liberal...

Mersey Tunnels Bill (9 Feb 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. The Bill is promoted by Merseytravel, the Passenger Transport Authority (PTA) for Merseyside with a duty to operate the two tunnels linking Liverpool with Birkenhead and Wallasey. It may surprise noble Lords to know that these days Merseytravel only provides the services of operating and managing the tunnel. The PTA is composed...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Child Protection (12 Jan 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have about the increasing number of children recorded as "at risk"; and whether the recently announced increase in funding matches this growing demand.

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (6 Jan 2004)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I begin by declaring a number of interests: I am leader of a local authority and of a sub-regional grouping of local authorities. I am also a member of a regional planning body that exists at the moment, and a board member of Manchester airport. I think that fulfilling those various roles qualifies me to understand the passions that can be inflamed by planning matters. I still have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Counter-terrorism Activities Funding (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the increasing cost of countering terrorism should be funded by council taxpayers through the police precepts.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Government: Inspections (15 Dec 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will encourage the various bodies that inspect local government to follow the lead of the Audit Commission in taking a more strategic approach to inspection and in co-ordinating their activities to ensure that inspections add value and lead to improvement.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sport: Community and Voluntary Groups (15 Dec 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the reports of increasing obesity particularly among young people, they will provide additional funding to community and voluntary sports organisations to enable them to provide more opportunities for activity to help achieve the Government's objectives of improving health.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Positive Activities for Young People: Funding (23 Jun 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 2 June (WA 123), what were the precise weightings that were given to the particular factors to produce the distribution of Positive Activities for Young People funding for Greater Manchester.

Written Answers — House of Lords: North West Science and Daresbury Development Group (16 Jun 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Which schemes that were identified in the review of spending on scientific projects in the north-west of England by the Byers committee have been implemented; and why others have not gone ahead.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 (3 Jun 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What criteria have been determined to allocate the £50 million funding to assist local authorities with the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Positive Activities for Young People: Funding (2 Jun 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the criteria and weightings for allocating "Positive Activities for Young People" funding; and whether they can justify the wide variation in funding neighbouring authorities in Greater Manchester.

Local Government Bill (3 Apr 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I shall try to refocus the attention of the House on the rest of the Bill, so, in the words of my noble friend the Minister, perhaps the eyes can glaze over now. I should, first, declare an interest as the leader of a local authority, and as vice-chairman of another association called SIGOMA, to which there was an unfortunate reference last time I declared the interest. I hope that...

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill (10 Mar 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I speak to Amendment No. 38A which is in my name. I apologise to noble Lords for returning to the health service ombudsman's ruling on continuing care. However, I shall approach it from a different perspective and try to avoid repeating earlier comments. First, however, I declare an interest as a leader of a local authority and as vice president of the LGA. The four cases considered...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Authorities: Comprehensive Performance Assessment (24 Feb 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: How they intend to develop the new freedoms for "excellent" and "good" local authorities.

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill (20 Feb 2003)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I support my noble friend on the Front Bench. In doing so, I should like to point out to the noble Lord, Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, that he under-estimated by 50 per cent the amount of support on his Benches. I hope that his other figures are more reliable. Before I begin to—


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