Results 281–300 of 404 for speaker:Lord Davies of Coity

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord Patel: Re-appointment to Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (14 Mar 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will confirm the re-appointment of Lord Patel to the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body.

Iraq (13 Mar 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords—

Investors: Leave to Enter UK (11 Feb 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I fully appreciate my noble friend the Minister's response on the use of money that is invested by those who come into this country. We do not want it used for criminal activity. However, a greater concern is that these people who seek asylum with this amount of money have made that money as a result of criminal activities in prostitution or drug provision before they invest it. Is...

Fire Dispute (28 Jan 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, does the noble Lord agree that some of the statements being made here today are somewhat far from the mark? I am old enough to remember the Conservative government's 1970 employment legislation and experienced the raft of anti-trade union legislation enacted in Margaret Thatcher's time. However, we have a Labour Government who have been extremely patient and are not attacking the...

House of Lords Reform (21 Jan 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, along with other noble Lords, I know that a great deal that is said in this debate will be repeated. There is no doubt that I shall touch on an argument that has previously been expressed. But I make no apology for this, as I believe that the historical development that we are embarking on needs to be addressed by all those who feel passionately about the issue. Before us we have a...

Smoking in Public Places (21 Jan 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords—

Smoking in Public Places (21 Jan 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I note that my noble friend said he believes that compulsion is not the road to go down. Is he suggesting that compulsion on airplanes, trains and London Underground has not been successful?

Hepatitis C (13 Jan 2003)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, following on from the previous question, I understood my noble friend to refer to the issue of "fault". Given that, as the Question says, people have been infected, "by contaminated National Health Service blood products", will the Minister express more clearly how the National Health Service can say that there is no fault when its product has caused the complaint?

Terrorism: Terminology (16 Dec 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, although I appreciate the sensitivity of description and do not want to see any form of discrimination taking place, does my noble friend the Minister agree that, when addressing the question of what we mean by "Islamic terrorist", the difficulty is that most people would understand an "Islamic terrorist" to be someone who practises terror and does so in the name of Islam?

Electricity Supplies: Interruption (3 Dec 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, while appreciating the significant questions posed by Members of the Opposition, can my noble friend advise the House of the extent to which they were able to deal with these questions during their 18 years in power?

Private Sector Healthcare (28 Nov 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, a Labour government introduced the National Health Service, which became the pride of the world in terms of healthcare. Does my noble friend agree that, following 18 years of neglect of the National Health Service by the previous Administration, at this stage it would be a retrograde step to return to a system where the Government encouraged private medicine? Would that not again...

University Finance (27 Nov 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Baker of Dorking, for initiating this debate. I also wish to express my appreciation to my noble friend Lord Morgan for his contribution. I, too, believe that the funding of universities is a political issue and my stance in respect of it is wholly political. This debate is about the financial situation of our universities. But it could easily be...

Lords Amendment (5 Nov 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I am most grateful to the noble Baroness for giving way. Perhaps she could answer this question. I understand the distinction between unmarried heterosexual people and homosexuals. However, I assume that the basis of the relationship between unmarried couples is love, and that the reason for adopting a child is love. My understanding of love has two major foundation stones: the...

Temporary Workers: EU Directive (17 Oct 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that although there are many legitimate reasons to employ temporary workers, such as to provide cover during holidays, employers sometimes employ them on a long-term basis, often denying them benefits such as sick pay, holidays and a superannuation scheme? Is there not a good case that such employers are exploiting temporary workers and should be taken to task?

Adoption and Children Bill (16 Oct 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I rise to support the amendments from this side of the House. I do so in the knowledge that there are many on these Benches who will think that I am guilty of offending what is described as political correctness, a concept that I have never fully understood. I have always been driven by what I understand to be right and wrong. I start by stressing—as many other noble Lords have...

Zimbabwe (10 Oct 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, can my noble friend the Minister advise the House how we can expect to solve the economic crisis facing Zimbabwe when the very person who is causing it is still in power?

Iraq (24 Sep 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, this debate is, "to take note of the situation with regard to Iraq and weapons of mass destruction". Despite that, and no doubt understandably, a great deal of attention has been paid to America's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I intend to address the question of Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, United Nations resolutions and the United Nations role in enforcing those...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rural Payments Agency: Targets for 2002–03 (24 Jul 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: What targets they have set the Rural Payments Agency for 2002–03.

Child Offenders (15 Jul 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, while accepting the answers given so far by my noble and learned friend, does he agree that there may be some justification for increasing the degree of responsibility and perhaps punishment for adults who may influence young children to commit crimes?

Pensions (11 Jul 2002)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I welcome this report on pensions, as I would any report that tends to provide some answers to the increasing problems in the field of pensions. One of the issues of great importance concerns people who have an opportunity to join occupational pensions but do not do so. It is estimated that 16 per cent do not, which means that 84 per cent, the vast majority, do. However, recognising...


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