Results 241–260 of 404 for speaker:Lord Davies of Coity

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Professions Council: Chiropody and Podiatry (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: What legal action is open to the Health Professions Council to prevent an applicant who failed a podiatry degree course from being included on the register and practising as a podiatrist.

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (2 Dec 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, the noble Earl made much play about the number of groups and organisations that were established and could not find a way out. Am I correct in believing that your Lordships' House did find a way out, and consistently voted seven times to prove it, and that that did not include elected hereditary Peers but only an appointed House?

Unadopted Roads (2 Dec 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, will my noble friend advise the House of the extent of the problem by telling noble Lords how small the proportion of unadopted roads is as compared with all roads?

Nuclear Energy (2 Dec 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, describing the nuclear energy issue as an "option" suggests that there may well be alternatives that could be used to meet the increasing demands of this population. Are the Government serious in finding alternatives in order to disband nuclear energy and meet out demands?

The Commonwealth (1 Dec 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, does my noble friend recognise that the basis of the Question relates to Zimbabwe? I am sure that she does. We have heard much about the banning of independent news in Zimbabwe and the torture that is apparently taking place there. The Question is about strengthening the Commonwealth. Does my noble friend feel that patience is being stretched to the limit, and that we must make a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department for Constitutional Affairs: Autumn Performance Report 2003 (1 Dec 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Department for Constitutional Affairs will publish its autumn performance report for 2003.

Adjournment (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, I have listened to the comments made by the noble Lords, Lord Carter and Lord Graham, who said that this situation is unprecedented. I also heard it said that only the Government have the opportunity to adjourn. Do the Opposition have the constitutional right to move an adjournment in the circumstances?

Lords Amendment (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I have absolutely no doubt whatever that my noble friend's statement can be substantiated. What is more important to this House on the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Carlile, is whether the noble Lord's view would change if the answer is confirmed.

Lords Amendment (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I know that it is rather dangerous for someone who has not been directly involved in the judiciary to trespass on this debate. Nevertheless, I sometimes think that those closely involved do not see the wood for the trees. The noble Lord, Lord Hunt, was very critical of my right honourable friend the Home Secretary in regard to a pyrrhic victory. I am not sure what point was being...

Fire Services Bill (3 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, am I entitled to ask a question at this point? I still have a little difficulty. Like me, the Minister is not a lawyer. He said that the amendment could create doubt in other areas of legislation. I am not sure that I follow that point. However, if it did, perhaps other elements of legislation should be corrected so as to avoid the occurrence of doubt. I have not heard a legitimate...

Fire Services Bill (3 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I have not participated in the debate during the passage of the Bill and I was certainly very critical of the dispute that provoked its introduction. But I have a real and deep-rooted concern about one element of the Bill. My experience in the field of industrial relations is not academic and it certainly is not legal, but it goes back to 1963, some 40 years ago. I know all about In...

Fire Services Bill (3 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, my clear understanding is that the movers of the amendment believe that the Government cannot produce a guarantee of protection for workers if a statutory instrument is introduced. That is why the amendment has been tabled. If the amendment will provide a belt and braces situation, I am bound to support it.

Electricity Supply (3 Nov 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, this issue is now being debated for the second time in the past two weeks. Since the last occasion when the matter was raised, widespread concern has been expressed by the industry itself over the practicality of bringing stations out of mothballs and their working satisfactorily. There is a widespread view in the industry that we shall run into shortages, as has happened Italy and...

Business of the House: Recess Dates (30 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, the dates have been given to us well in advance. We all welcome that but we also know that, if the progress of business is not such, they may be jeopardised to some extent. We know that the 10 o'clock rule is being broken. I was one of those here a week last Tuesday until five o'clock in the morning, and I do not care to do that very much. We all have a responsibility to conduct our...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iran: Nuclear Programme (29 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the purpose of the Foreign Secretary's visit to Iran on 21 October.

Chess in Schools (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, many of us can appreciate in our own mind what the benefits would be from a government initiative on chess playing, but the Question asks what "benefits" the Government think, "will be derived from this initiative". I do not think the Minister answered that Question, and I would be obliged if she did.

Hunting Bill (21 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: In raising this question on the amendments and addressing hare coursing and deer hunting, do I understand from my noble friend Lord Hoyle that if it is limited to the Alun Michael amendment that he will support it?

Bullying at Work (20 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that shop workers suffer abuse and violence in their place of work from the shopping public? That is a form of bullying; how is it treated?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Hutton Report (16 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for publishing Lord Hutton's report?

Iraq: Legal Advice (13 Oct 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, in a democracy, it is the decision of the elected government to which we must adhere, not the advice that that government are given. Like my noble friend the Leader of the House, I am not a member of the legal fraternity and certainly not a lawyer. However, am I right in believing that lawyers, including those on the Liberal Democrat Benches who have asked the questions, preserve...


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