Results 181–200 of 208 for speaker:Baroness Wall of New Barnet

Science, Technology and Engineering — Debate (4 Jun 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to take part in this debate and, like others, I thank my noble friend Lord Haskel for creating this opportunity. Before I move on to my contribution, I should say how impressed I was by the interesting speech made by the noble Baroness, Lady Greenfield, whom I had not previously heard. Her commitment was evident in the enthusiasm with which she spoke. I...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Second Reading (2 Jun 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I, too, am delighted to participate in this debate, and I share the remarks that my noble friend made earlier in congratulating the Minister on her opening comments. The Minister has all my sympathy in trying to wind up the debate and address the many contributions made and the excitement and challenges expressed. I am particularly concerned to be involved in this debate because it...

NHS: Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust — Statement (18 Mar 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, as somebody who has been chair of two district general hospital trusts, I join in with the shame that has been expressed today. It is a shame which undermines and devalues all the good stuff that is going on in the health service. I have read the horrendous report and it is frightening and sickening, which is the word used by my noble friend on the Benches opposite. I plead, as did...

Economy: Skills Development — Debate (5 Mar 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I am delighted to be taking part in this debate, which was introduced by the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross. It is always a pleasure to speak in a debate that she is involved in, but following her opening speech is a little nerve-wracking. I thank her for giving us this opportunity to debate this important issue. It is one that is very close to the Government's heart and one to...

Health Bill [HL]: Second Reading (4 Feb 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I must admit that I was tempted to set aside my speech after listening to the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, and get into a dialogue with her about what, from my experience as chair of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, I think really happens out there. However, I have prepared for this debate and worked very hard with people inside my own trust to make sure that I get the...

Economy: Automotive Industry — Question for Short Debate (19 Jan 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I, too, thank my noble friend Lord Harrison for presenting us with this timely and very important debate. I declare an interest in that I work with the Sector Skills Council, about which I shall speak. The automotive sector in the UK makes a significant contribution to the economy. With an annual turnover of around £50 billion, the sector directly employs 158,000 employees on...

Science: Funding (21 Oct 2008)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, will my noble friend join me in acknowledging and congratulating Semta, the prime sector skills council for science, on the work that it is doing to achieve the Government's objective to ensure that the skills of the people working in science are not only up to date but world class?

Energy: Nuclear Development Forum (14 Jul 2008)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, will the Minister congratulate Cogent, the sector skills council which deals with the nuclear industry, on its work in trying to recruit women into that element of its footprint?

Health and Social Care Bill (16 Jun 2008)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I support the comments of my noble friend Lord Harris and the noble Baroness, Lady Howarth, in particular around the argument that there is never a good time for change. They both spoke about the changes that they have been involved in, and I too could relate the events involved in several changes. My noble friend Lord Harris gave us a good flavour of the effect of such changes....

NHS: Hospital Feeding (15 May 2008)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Knight, on giving the House the opportunity to discuss this important issue, which has such an effect on the quality of care for patients in our hospitals. I declare an interest as chair of Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust. It is a two-district general hospital trust, so the position is quite challenging. I was delighted that the noble...

Economy: Manufacturing (31 Mar 2008)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, when looking at and assessing the state of British industry, will my noble friend take into account the figures of the SBAC, the Society of British Aerospace Companies, which show a 20 per cent increase in productivity and growth this year, due to the Government's initiatives on skills and investment in those companies—British Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and others?

Skills Base (28 Jun 2007)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I am delighted to contribute to today's debate and to join colleagues and noble Lords who have congratulated the noble Lord, Lord Leitch. He suggested that, although the report took him two years to produce, it felt like 10. For those of us who were waiting for it and its implementation, it felt like much longer than that. I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments of the noble...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Scientists and Engineers (24 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the 2004 science and innovation public service agreement target, what have been the total numbers of scientists and engineers employed in government departments and public sector research establishments, including post-doctoral and other training contracts, in each of the past 10 years; how many of these employees were recruited in each of the past...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Scientists and Engineers (24 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the 2004 science and innovation public service agreement target, what information is held across government on their scientific and engineering skill base; and what assessment has been made of the science and engineering skills needed to enhance Her Majesty's Government's contribution to the science and innovation investment framework.

Identity Cards Bill (21 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I appreciate the opportunity to speak in this important debate this evening. I wrote the words "this afternoon" in my notes, but this has been a very long and interesting debate. This is an issue that already touches every aspect of our lives. The maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Ballyedmond, was absolutely tremendous. I made my maiden speech not very long ago but the...

Identity Cards Bill (21 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for those comments. I noticed that she removed her identity badge when she entered the Chamber. I now know that I ought not to wear mine regularly in the Chamber. I was going on to say that all the staff who look after us, the police who protect us, our researchers who facilitate these speeches, and our families who visit us here regularly, not only have...

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (10 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I am sure that noble Lords opposite who have any involvement in business will know that in a partnership relationship in any business wherever we have an agreement we have a review clause. We do not renegotiate the whole of the agreement but we look at the consequences of the agreement into which we have entered and we review the effects. I find it bewildering. I am talking to...

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (10 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, does the noble Lord appreciate the opening statement of my noble and learned friend the Lord Chancellor, when he described the whole of this process as about protecting the people of our nation? Like many of us in the Chamber, I have sat through three days of debate. I intervene early today on the basis that I am not a lawyer and will not make legal points, but I am someone who is...

Cancer Treatment (9 Mar 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that within statistics there are also individual experiences? I wish to share one with my noble friend and seek his view about the sad news in my family that my brother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer on 10 February and yesterday received radiotherapy treatment for the first time. That is a good news story and I hope that the treatment will be...

Network Rail and Train Operating Companies (21 Feb 2005)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, would my noble friend like to hear a different story? In the past two months I travelled to Manchester from London Euston and last week I went to Liverpool from London Euston. On both occasions, I booked on the Internet, reserved a ticket and paid less for a first-class ticket than I would have paid for what used to be called second class.


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