Results 201–220 of 404 for speaker:Lord Davies of Coity

Avian Flu (23 Mar 2005)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, precisely what measures are the Government currently taking to ensure that that risk will become absolutely nil?

Broadcast Media: General Election Coverage (16 Mar 2005)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I am aware that the House of Lords Select Committee has, as reported in the Times today, been critical of some media interviewers. To that extent, I understand the issue. Does my noble friend agree that if the Government start to take steps to reinforce and protect independence and impartiality, they could very well be in danger of being perceived as controlling a part of the media...

Banks: Profits (8 Mar 2005)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, while I recognise the profits made by banks, can my noble friend advise the House, and particularly me, of the extent to which the banks contribute to the well-being of the British economy?

Road Safety: Seat Belts (28 Feb 2005)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I agree with my noble friend that the wearing of seat belts is not recorded as it should be. Can he advise the House, and particularly me, of the number of accidents resulting in injury and death that occur involving public services' vehicles, such as buses, taxis, ambulances, fire engines and more importantly police cars?

Poverty (8 Dec 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, while recognising that the circumstances are relative, can my noble friend say whether the way in which poverty is viewed is expressed in the same terms now as it was during the previous administration?

Department for International Development: Consultants (2 Dec 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords—

Department for International Development: Consultants (2 Dec 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords—

Department for International Development: Consultants (2 Dec 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, can my noble friend the Leader of the House advise us of the amount of funds that this Government have made available to the Department for International Development as compared with that provided by the previous administration?

Hunting Bill (12 Oct 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I understand the costs that the noble Lord is describing. However, they will apply only if those to whom he is referring are prepared to break the law.

Hunting Bill (12 Oct 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, regarding the question of Scottish Members of Parliament voting in the other place, can the noble Lord advise us what the result would have been on a free vote if Scottish MPs had not participated? Is the noble Lord also suggesting that Peers from Scotland should not participate in any vote in this House?

Hunting Bill (12 Oct 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, considering the judicial process and the legal entanglements, is the noble and learned Lord seriously suggesting that, in political terms, under the 1911 or 1949 Acts the House of Commons has no right to invoke the Parliament Act?

Hunting Bill (12 Oct 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, at Second Reading and in Committee on the Hunting Bill in March 2001, I informed the House that I had never hunted, fished or been to a shoot in my life. That is still the case. I argued against a ban on fox hunting primarily because I was not persuaded that the alternative methods of controlling the fox population—shooting, snaring, trapping, poisoning, gassing and, perhaps,...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill (8 Sep 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, despite the lateness of the hour, which of course is beyond my control, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee on this Bill. Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord Davies of Coity.)

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill (8 Sep 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, as my noble friend the Minister has confirmed, at Second Reading I said that I had no objection in principle to this amendment. My concern was that we would have run out of parliamentary time. I am now assured that, with the maximum co-operation, that will not happen. Since Second Reading I have met with my noble friend Lord Evans, I have had discussions with my noble friend the...

Butler Report (20 Jul 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that it would be beneficial to the House if we knew who knew what, and when?

Community Radio Order 2004 (16 Jul 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I welcome the order and the statement of my noble friend in support of it, particularly with regard to the revisiting of its development. I received a communication this morning, which I am sure many other noble Lords also received, from the Community Media Association, which welcomes the order. However, it has some small concerns which I should like to put to the Minister. The...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill (16 Jul 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. Noble Lords may recall that I had the honour of promoting the Christmas Day (Trading) Bill in the 2001–02 Session. Your Lordships very kindly gave the Bill your full support at that time. It was efficiently dealt with in this House, but unfortunately it did not receive sufficient time to be debated in another place, and...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill (16 Jul 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for contributing to the debate, especially the right reverend Prelate who spoke in the gap. More importantly, I want to express my thanks for the widespread and unanimous support that the Bill has received. Secondly, I want to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Kalms, and my noble friend Lady Wall on their excellent maiden speeches. I have no doubt that the...

Palace of Westminster: College Green Ticket Booth (15 Jul 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, do I understand that, because our business takes place in this ancient and wonderful building, the noble Lord, Lord McNally, proposes that we are incapable of thinking in the 21st century?

Iraq: Weapons of Mass Destruction (12 Jul 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords—


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