Results 141–160 of 282 for speaker:Lord Smith of Leigh

Civil Aviation Bill (28 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I shall raise two issues on the amendment. First, I was not clear from the outline of the amendment given by the noble Lord, Lord Hanningfield, how it cuts across the right that property owners have under existing legislation. Compensation is payable to householders, not on a voluntary basis but on a compulsory basis under the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 and the Land Compensation...

Civil Aviation Bill (28 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I declare my interest as a director of Manchester Airport. I rise with respect to the comments made by my noble friend Lord Berkeley. I think that he implied that voluntary schemes will never work. I ask him to visit Manchester or Nottingham East Midlands airport where we have a scheme that is every bit as good as the one being proposed here and which is done entirely voluntarily....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (21 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the time taken to pay benefits to first-time claimants has improved under the new arrangements.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Free Meals (16 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: How the performance of pupils receiving free school meals compares in different types of schools.

Civil Aviation Bill (8 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Countess, Lady Mar, on the radical amendment she has tabled. It is radical because no other clause refers to airports. We have this rather anachronistic term "aerodrome". However, I wonder whether it is necessary to introduce this amendment as airport operators already have responsibility for what happens on airport premises under existing health and safety...

Civil Aviation Bill (8 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, first, I declare interests as director of Manchester Airport Group and leader of Wigan Council. I share the noble Baroness's views that as representatives of local communities, local authorities should play a key role in the monitoring of noise around airports; but I question the necessity for this amendment, because local authorities have existing powers to play a full part in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Bilateral Air Travel Arrangements (8 Mar 2006)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What have been the reasons for the approval and refusal of applications for bilateral air travel arrangements over the past two years.

Civil Aviation Bill (1 Nov 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, I declare an interest as a director of Manchester Airports Group, which has been mentioned on numerous occasions today. I was appointed by the Greater Manchester local authorities, as the airport company is still publicly owned. Noble Lords will not be surprised, therefore, that broadly I welcome the Bill as I did the White Paper The Future of Air Transport. Without a successful,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Teachers: Recruitment and Retention (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the latest figures on teacher recruitment and retention.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Government (14 Jun 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are considering a further review of local government.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing Act 2003: Licence Applications (14 Jun 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: How they will ensure proper and due consideration of licence applications under the Licensing Act 2003, given the extremely low rate of applications and the apparent strategy of applicants to delay their applications to the last minute.

Written Answers — House of Lords: City Academies (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What the capital costs of the current city academies have been.

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (25 May 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: My Lords, we have had a long and wide-ranging debate on many aspects of social policy in the gracious Speech. We have heard two excellent maiden speeches, and I congratulate both of the noble Lords concerned. I am not sure what I or the noble Lord, Lord Sutherland, have done to upset the Whips' Office that saw us chosen to come right at the end of the debate, but I confess that I am not a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefit Offices (8 Mar 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will consider allowing certain councils to administer local benefit offices of the Department for Work and Pensions to achieve greater efficiency and improvement in the take up of benefits.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Football Disorder (7 Mar 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider that media coverage of certain football matches as "grudge fixtures" has increased crowd trouble at recent games; and how they will work with the Football Association to prevent the return of football-related violence.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Palace of Westminster: Heat Loss (1 Mar 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked the Chairman of Committees: What steps will be taken to reduce heat loss from the House of Lords end of the Palace of Westminster.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gambling Bill (28 Feb 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What impact they expect the provisions of the Gambling Bill to have on the numbers of those addicted to gambling; and whether they and the gambling industry have plans to address any problems which may arise.

Education Bill [HL] (24 Jan 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: I rise to speak to the amendments standing in my name in this group. Before doing so, I declare my interest as leader of a local authority and as being married to someone who has been a teacher for many years. I apologise to Members of the Committee for not being present at the Second Reading. My excuse is that, under the provisions of the 2002 Act, we had to produce the schools budget by 31...

Education Bill [HL] (24 Jan 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: School numbers can change dramatically in a short time. Often, if a school is losing pupils and parents suspect that the school may be closed, they will often vote early with their feet to get their children into a different school. A school that starts in September with a particular number of pupils may end the year with a substantially smaller number. Whatever system we have, we cannot...

Education Bill [HL] (24 Jan 2005)

Lord Smith of Leigh: Before my noble friend sits down, I would like to probe him on a couple more points. He talks about the logic of the Government's position as an extension of policy. Yet why in 2001 did the then Minister for schools standards state exactly the opposite? There is a clear distinction of principle here. The Government are saying that any additional money for schools from the government should go...


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