Results 1–20 of 404 for speaker:Lord Davies of Coity

Written Answers — House of Lords: Police Training (18 Nov 1999)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for the future of police training in England and Wales.

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (23 Nov 1999)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I start by expressing a welcome for the contents of the gracious Speech. That, of course, is only to be expected. But I emphasise the point because Her Majesty's Official Opposition have seen fit to table an amendment about which I must express grave disappointment. That disappointment is not simply because the amendment seeks to score narrow political points, but more because of...

Beef on the Bone Ban (30 Nov 1999)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, first, like all Members of the House, I welcome the announcement of the lifting of the ban on beef on the bone. However, it seems to me that we have heard for far too long the consequences of mad cow disease. We have perhaps been critical in apportioning blame too often. That is not to say that difficulties do not exist; they do. We are not out of the wood, but the announcement...

The Countryside (1 Dec 1999)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Earl, Lord Ferrers, for introducing this debate on the countryside. When introducing the debate the noble Earl referred to the fur trade and fox-hunting. I understood him to say that there were only three noble Lords on these Benches who stood up for bans. He will be relieved to know that I have no intention of making any reference whatever to bans....

Christmas Day (2 Dec 1999)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that in the 1980s I represented shop workers when the question of Sunday trading was debated in both Houses? It was the party opposite who wanted to abandon the 1952 shops legislation. It brought in deregulation by default because this House was opposed to the system. However, does my noble friend agree that, although there may not be too many complaints...

Parental Leave (6 Dec 1999)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, rather than the Minister for Women recommending that the Prime Minister take paternity leave, has not the provision been made available for families, in particular the children, who would otherwise be disadvantaged, so that those who do not require such leave do not have to take it?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (11 Jan 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to publish the third report to Parliament on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

Local Government Bill [H.L.] (7 Feb 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: It was not so long ago that I spoke in this Chamber opposing the reduction in the age of consent. The view that I take on the issue before us today is the same as I took then; that is, to protect the interests of young people and children and to do nothing whatever to increase the level of risk to which they are exposed, even if that risk is small and acknowledging that there will be no...

Local Government Bill [H.L.] (7 Feb 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: I certainly do not believe that it is necessary to follow public opinion in all cases, but I believe that it would be unwise to ignore it. I do not think that we hold a monopoly in terms of people's knowledge and feelings on issues of morality and conscience. Because most people believe that protection is afforded by Section 28, its removal can only damage respect for the Labour Government....

House of Lords Reform (14 Feb 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that a Question such as this should be viewed with a degree of suspicion and certainly surprise coming, as it does, from an Opposition who defended the hereditary system for so long and now want to act in haste to make further changes?

The Rowntree Report (16 Feb 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I too express gratitude to the noble Earl, Lord Russell, for introducing this debate. I start with a confession. Until yesterday morning I thought that last week had not been a good one for me. The week started with my speaking and voting against the Government, having been driven by conscience. As the week progressed I was given to understand that the Government had resisted the...

Wales: Devolution (21 Feb 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I, too, wish to express my gratitude to the noble Lord, Lord Carlile, for introducing this topic this evening. Despite the difficulties he has experienced I wish at the outset to pay tribute to the work of Alun Michael, who became First Secretary of the new Assembly last May. It was he who coined the phrase "dynamic devolution". In my view the people of Wales are in his debt because...

Child Prostitution (23 Feb 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, is my noble friend the Minister aware of recent media reports concerning the enormous influx of prostitutes from the former Soviet Union, some of whom will be very young? If so, what are the Government doing to prevent that happening in the future?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Global Cultural Diversity Congress: Review (6 Mar 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the terms of reference for the review which they have asked Gurbux Singh to conduct on the Global Cultural Diversity Congress.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pensions Agency (6 Mar 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the future status of the NHS Pensions Agency.

Dairy Industry (14 Mar 2000)

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Dairy Industry (14 Mar 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, my noble friend is aware of the concern of dairy farmers about the incidence of TB. Can she advise the House of the progress that is being made to reduce and it is to be hoped eventually eradicate this problem?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Badger Culling Trials (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to bring further areas into the badger culling trial recommended by Professor Sir John Krebs to address questions about the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (23 Mar 2000)

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Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (23 Mar 2000)

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