Results 1–20 of 125 for speaker:Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Records (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: To ask Her Majesty's Government where the historic records of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its predecessor departments are stored and kept other than in the National Archives.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Departmental Records: Archives (3 Jul 2019)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the arrangements for preserving departmental archives; and when the Cabinet Secretary last reviewed record management practices.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Departmental Records (3 Jul 2019)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: To ask Her Majesty's Government where the historic records of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and its predecessor departments are stored and kept other than in the National Archives.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2019)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, for more than two and a half years, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has been immensely busy and resilient, despite her rebellious House of Commons troops behind her. For that, I give her credit, as others in the House have done. If it had been a peaceful political time, she might have done rather well as a Prime Minister. But this is not a peaceful time and she has become a loser...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, I welcomed the decision to set up the committee in order to take a mature, carefully considered, all-round view of the NHS, more than simply the need for stable and predictable funding. I share the Government’s response to the report: it is thorough and thoughtful within the limits of time and it raises most of the right questions. I have played no significant part in health...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (6 Jul 2016)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, the decisive event for Britain in Europe in the 1970s was not the 1975 referendum but the six-day House of Commons debate that ended on 28 October 1971. By 356 votes to 244, the House approved the, “decision of principle to join the European Communities”. Of former Members of Parliament who voted on that occasion, nearly 30 sit in the House of Lords and several will have spoken...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Archives (4 Jan 2016)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the arrangements for preserving departmental archives, including the role of the Cabinet Secretary.

Economic Case for HS2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (16 Sep 2015)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, I was unaware of the Government’s response to the Economic Affairs Committee report of 25 March until this debate appeared on the Lords’ daily business paper. As an outsider and not a member of the committee, I find the response disappointing and dismissive. I have said on a previous occasion in the House that I am agnostic about the merits of HS2, as currently planned, and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Channel Tunnel Railway Line: High Speed 2 Railway Line (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to building a rail link between the terminus of High Speed 2 at Euston station and the terminus of High Speed 1 at St Pancras International station.

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2014)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, it is 40 years ago almost to the day when, on 30 November 1974, Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, spoke to a Labour Party conference at Central Hall. He strongly supported Britain’s continuing membership of the European Economic Community. It was, as I remember, a tour de force, helping to swing towards a yes vote in the forthcoming referendum....

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (11 Jun 2014)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, sandwiched between matters of life and death, I dare to mention culture and to address the future of English Heritage. I certainly do not require my noble friend to genuflect to my remarks but I hope that the appropriate Minister will reply by letter reasonably promptly. Today’s occasion was provoked by a letter I received on 3 July last from the noble Baroness, Lady Andrews, in...

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading (and remaining stages) (19 Nov 2013)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, the Secretary of State for Transport says that what he calls the “north-south railway”, “is one of the most potentially beneficial, but also challenging infrastructure projects on the planet”. Again, and all too often, “on the planet” is an example of pointless hyperbole. However, he also says: “The case for the new line rests on the capacity and connectivity it will...

High Speed 2 — Motion to Take Note (24 Oct 2013)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, I, too, welcome this debate, carefully chosen by my noble friend Lord Greaves. There has been too little serious and sustained discussion, pro and anti, in this House of the project launched in the House of Commons by the then Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, nearly five years ago. At that time, on 15 January 2009, there was only one modest paragraph about High Speed 2...

Government Archives and Official Histories — Question for Short Debate (10 Jul 2013)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment since February 2008 of the arrangements for preserving Government archives and preparing official histories.

Government Archives and Official Histories — Question for Short Debate (10 Jul 2013)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, as noble Lords will have recognised, the title, or description, of this debate is a reprise. In a short debate on 5 February 2008, I expressed my concern about two separate but related issues. One was the way in which ministerial and other papers are kept when they leave departments but are not destroyed or sent to the National Archives at Kew. The other was the need to continue...

Accountability of Civil Servants: Constitution Committee Report: Motion to Take Note (7 Feb 2013)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, I was a member of the Constitution Committee when it thought about examining the accountability of civil servants but I am no longer a member and I played no part in the inquiry. I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Jay, for being responsible for this valuable report, although I was a little confused by both her summary at the beginning of the report and the summary of the...

Leveson Inquiry — Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2013)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: I, too, share in welcoming the noble Lord, Lord Trees, and commend his congenial and appropriate speech. The Leveson report reminds us that the inquiry, "was sparked by public revulsion at a single action-the hacking of the mobile phone of a murdered teenager". However, its scope was expanded widely, and it became an enthralling and sometimes entertaining event. The terms of reference of the...

Historical Manuscripts Commission — Question for Short Debate (29 May 2012)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: I welcome my noble friend's debate and I shall learn more today than I can offer. I was not aware that the Historical Manuscripts Commission had been an integral part of the National Archives since 2003 and that the commission grew out of the long-standing Keeper of Public Records; nor had I learnt about the role of Lord Bingham of Cornhill. The National Archives is an important and...

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Motion to Take Note (Continued) (30 Apr 2012)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Richard, on his labour of love in chairing this demanding committee. I also thank my colleagues, my noble friends Lady Scott of Needham Market and Lord Tyler, who were members of the committee and worked long and hard. It is a very useful report as far as it goes, but that is not very far. We might have anticipated this, given the purpose...


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