Results 321–340 of 404 for speaker:Lord Davies of Coity

Terrorism Act 2000 (14 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, does my noble friend unequivocally agree that, in the present circumstances, the safety and security of the British people, of this nation, is of overriding importance? If that means a reduction in civil liberties and human rights, then so be it.

Aviation Security (8 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, will my noble and learned friend acknowledge that prior to 11th September the approach taken in civil aviation was that aircrew would obey the instructions of hijackers, calm the passengers, try to land the aircraft and allow negotiations to take place? Will my noble and learned friend also give an assurance to the House that since 11th September that kind of approach is being...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill [HL] (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I am extremely grateful to all noble Lords who have participated in the debate, particularly the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Wakefield, and my very good friend the noble Lord, Lord Graham of Edmonton. I am also pleased with the contributions from all the Front Benches. One or two things have been said which require comment, but I shall not take up too much of the time of...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill [HL] (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill be now read a second time. I am reminded that in the middle of the 19th century during Victorian times, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. When Bob Cratchet wanted to finish work early on Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge said, "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill [HL] (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, that takes it a stage further. I bring the Bill before the House in an attempt to correct an anomaly in the Sunday Trading Act 1994 and to protect Britain's shopworkers from being forced to work on Christmas Day. As a former general secretary of the shopworkers' union, USDAW, I have spent many years seeking to protect shopworkers from unlimited and often unnecessary extended shop...

Terrorism (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I clearly appreciate the thrust of this debate, which addresses the possibility of a successful terrorist attack. It is of course concerned, as I see it, with our local authorities and the emergency services, how they will cope and the extent to which that has been planned for. What preparation have the police made? How ready are our fire services? Are our hospitals, doctors and...

House of Lords Reform (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I have not yet seen the White Paper and, therefore, my question may be premature. However, if 120 Peers are to be elected, how can we be assured of the political balance of this House?

Terrorist Organisations (30 Oct 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I very much appreciate what my noble friend said about the law covering proscribed organisations. Furthermore, I appreciate his explanation to the effect that people who are members of such organisations render themselves liable to prosecution. However, my noble friend went on to say that these would be matters for the police. Can I ask my noble friend whether the value of such...

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill [H.L.] (17 Oct 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to prohibit trading on Christmas Day in certain cases and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time. Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.--(Lord Davies of Coity.) On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.

International Terrorism (4 Oct 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, for nearly nine hours we have had an extremely wide-ranging debate. During that time there have been many passionate and intellectually inspiring contributions, with many of which I have agreed. But by comparison I feel that what I have to say is an analysis of where we are and what we should be doing in this country to deal with the question of terrorism. When we debated the issue...

International Terrorism (14 Sep 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, what I have to say will not take long. I appreciate that the sentiments I express will be the same as those of many others who have already spoken, most of whom, because of their wide experience, will have expressed them better. Nevertheless, the horror suffered by the United States of America, and particularly the people of New York, Washington and Pittsburgh, has moved me to make...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Animal Procedures Committee: Annual Report (19 Jul 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish the Animal Procedures Committee annual report for 2000.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act: Statistics (19 Jul 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish the figures relating to scientific procedures performed on living animals in Great Britain in 2000, licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Arms Embargoes and Protective Clothing for Humanitarian Workers (16 Jul 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they interpret the arms embargoes implemented by the United Kingdom as prohibiting the temporary export to embargoed destinations of protective clothing for the personal use of United Nations personnel, representatives of the media and humanitarian workers.

ECHR: Compatibility Statements (4 Jul 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, in view of the ever-expanding importance of human rights issues, does my noble and learned friend now believe that the Government should seriously consider setting up a human rights commission?

NHS: Private Sector Involvement (2 Jul 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that the right honourable Neil Kinnock is reported today as saying that the Government are moving dangerously towards a privatised National Health Service? Perhaps the Minister would like to comment on Mr Kinnock's suggestion that we should consider ring-fencing certain taxation for the National Health Service.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000: Regulations (28 Jun 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they plan to issue regulations to amend the Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Regulations 1994, in the light of the provisions of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; and when they intend to issue regulations for any appeals which may arise on Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Cardiothoracic Transplant Centre (3 May 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any health Minister will be visiting the Wythenshawe centre in advance of their decision in respect of the site of the fourth national cardiothoracic transplant centre.

Kyoto Agreement and United States (30 Apr 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, although I recognise the genuine level of criticism registered against the United States Government, does my noble friend agree that, if the British Government followed the terms of this Question, not only would it make a difficult situation that much worse, it would be counter-productive?

Foot and Mouth Disease (4 Apr 2001)

Lord Davies of Coity: My Lords, my contribution to this debate will be relatively brief. Indeed, until last weekend, I had no intention of speaking. I felt that there was little value in the House once again regurgitating the issues involved in the foot and mouth epidemic, particularly as my noble friend Lady Hayman has already made no fewer than six Statements on the issue since the outbreak was first detected on...


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