All 14 results for speaker:Lord Stevenson of Coddenham

Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill — Order of Commitment Discharged (4 Feb 2013)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated the wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Unless, therefore, any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Motion agreed.

Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading (18 Jan 2013)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken today and for the support that characterised all their speeches, obviously enough, but I also thank them personally for the subtleties and insights contained in every single set of remarks. I hope that this short debate will be read widely; perhaps people will read it because it is short. It will show people that we understand some of the...

Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading (18 Jan 2013)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, just over a year ago during the previous Session, I introduced the Second Reading of what can accurately be described as a close sibling of this Bill. I said then that I would be brief, partly because although there was no threat of snow, it was taken even later on a Friday. Noble Lords will be pleased to hear that I will be brief again for the reason that this Bill, while it is...

Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Nov 2011)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I thank everyone who has spoken. I do not know if this debate will set a record for brevity because I do not come here often enough to know, but I would lay a sizeable bet that it is. By the way, it is a very nice feeling to hear one's own bishop speak in support of a Bill. I believe that it is a total coincidence, but it is nevertheless very nice. That provides a context in which...

Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Nov 2011)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, in the interests of time, I shall keep my introductory remarks very short. That is quite simple because this is a simple Bill, as simple as the discrimination that it is trying to end is completely disgraceful. I am glad to report that there has been something of a conspiracy among other speakers to speak for a short amount of time and one or two people have withdrawn. The noble...

Provision of Epilepsy Services — Question for Short Debate (30 Nov 2010)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness on introducing the debate and on the comprehensive but succinct words she used. They have saved me a problem and I have absolutely no intention of using either the time I was allowed or the longer time. I think we must have had the same briefing notes and, if I ally them to a number of things that other speakers have said, most notably the...

Equality Bill: Committee (1st Day) (11 Jan 2010)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I apologise for not participating in the Second Reading debate. I intended to do so, but I got a more important invitation from grandchildren, so I did not. I shall not make the observations that I would have made then, but I want to make a few brief comments on the debate so far. First, somewhat frivolously, in response to the point made by the noble Earl, Lord Onslow, I think that...

Retirement — Question for Short Debate (13 Jan 2009)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I start by joining others in congratulating the noble Baroness Lady Greengross, on bringing a debate about a subject that is somewhat specialist but hugely important. I express the hope to the Minister that this will pave the way to what can only be called a win-win solution for Government to extend their own decision, at least for central government, to the rest of the country....

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (12 Jul 2000)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, I had not intended to speak during the Report stage and must apologise to the House for doing so because I did not speak in Committee. That can be put down partly to inexperience as I am very new in this place and partly, quite frankly, because I had not understood some of the implications of this Bill as regards some of my activities. I must declare an interest at this point in...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (22 Nov 1999)

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham: My Lords, it is, I suppose, natural for someone making their maiden speech to feel nervous; and so I do. However, like my old friend the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, in her wonderful and--from my point of view as I stand here--wholly enviable maiden speech, my nervousness has been substantially moderated by the warmth of the welcome that I have been shown by this House: by staff in all...

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