Results 1–20 of 795 for speaker:Lord Peyton of Yeovil

Gold Reserve (4 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, would the Minister admit that with hindsight the timing of the sale of gold seems a little eccentric?

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: Perhaps I should say to the noble Lord how grateful we all are to him for providing us with such a large meal in response to the amendments. I am relieved that he did not find another page in the extensive brief in front of him. I am ever so grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Borrie, who was the first to recognise that my simple and humble aim was to remove three words, "criminal or otherwise",...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: moved Amendment No. 12: Page 1, line 13, leave out ", criminal or otherwise,"

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: I remind the Committee, particularly the Minister, that Clause 1(3)(d) refers to, "a sanction, criminal or otherwise, for doing or not doing anything in the course of any activity". In the interest of economy of space—this is not a complicated point—it might be nice to leave out the words "or otherwise" and leave the provision referring to "a sanction". Can the Minister please explain, in...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: The episode outside the Palace of Westminster in Parliament Square seems quite relevant to this. There is a regulation—I believe it is a health and safety regulation—which states that policemen must not climb higher than six feet. The other day a van arrived to assist in the removal by the Metropolitan Police, after some delay, of the gentleman who had been living there for quite a long...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: I had hoped that the noble Lord might at least say whether the health and safety regulation which forced the police to abandon the clearance operation in Parliament Square would be one of which an ambitious, keen and enlightened Secretary of State might be willing to dispose. But he has not answered that.

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: In my anxiety to understand what is really quite a trifling point, I shall certainly read with great care what the noble Lord has said in the hope that it might bring light into the darkness.

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: I want to know when an inconvenience becomes administrative and when it does not. I would be most grateful if the Minister would be so kind as to give me some examples of an inconvenience that is free of the "administrative" adjective. Indeed, I would be enlightened, because I really do not understand what is meant at the moment. I hope that he will be able to do so. My noble friend on the...

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (3 Jul 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, I do not see that anybody has really answered my question; I hope that the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, will answer it. What on earth is the point of us expending further time on a Bill that has no obvious purpose? My noble friend Lord Jenkin put his points marvellously well and very clearly, as he always does. Of course, my noble friend Lord Onslow then hammered the nail home with his...

Iraq: UK Forces (29 Jun 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will arrange regular visits of sufficient duration by Ministers and officials of the Ministry of Defence to British units in Iraq in order that they may understand the problems and pressures with which the units have to contend.

Iraq: UK Forces (29 Jun 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, I am on the edge of being grateful to the Minister for his reply, but that gratitude does not go too far at the moment. His department from time to time gives the impression—it may be wrong—of detachment from the whole operation; that it is outside its normal duties and therefore not much to do with it. Will the Minister take every opportunity to remind his department and...

House of Lords: Reform (22 Jun 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, when the noble and learned Lord mentions the errors, omissions and sins of previous Governments, will he please ensure that he agrees that that is a rotten excuse for doing wrong now? Many of us fear that this Government consistently aim at reducing what used to be known as the sovereignty of Parliament.

House of Lords: Reform (20 Jun 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, I very much hope that the noble and learned Lord will not allow himself to drift into the notion that the legislation, in which he had a role, was universally welcomed or applauded. Is he aware that some of us see that development as part of an attempt by the Government to diminish the stature of your Lordships' House?

Conventions: Joint Committee (22 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, I am sure noble Lords do not wish me to make another speech. It was always my intention to withdraw the amendment. To vote on it would be to deny and to contradict what I have already said about my regard for the noble Lord, Lord McNally. Like some of the other things that I have said in your Lordships' House, what I said about the noble Lord today was not tinged with sarcasm or...

Conventions: Joint Committee (22 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, in the time that I have—

Conventions: Joint Committee (22 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion, to leave out "L. McNally".

Conventions: Joint Committee (22 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, this Motion gives me the opportunity to point out briefly that, out of the 179 noble Lords who voted for the Motion on 25 April, five—almost half of those proposed—are going to be members of the Joint Committee. Of the 95 who voted against the Motion, none will be given places on the committee. I do not wish to expand on this; I am just mentioning it as a matter of interest to...

Parliament Square: Demonstrations and Placards (18 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: asked Her Majesty's Government: What further steps they propose to take to remove the demonstrations and placards from Parliament Square.

Parliament Square: Demonstrations and Placards (18 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, rather unusually, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for that reply, so far as it went. I take it that I am right in thinking that the Government would like to see that dirty mess in Parliament Square cleared up as soon as possible. I also take it—am I right?—that the Government, just as everyone else, would not like the impression to gain ground that anyone who thought that...

Probation: Custody Plus (4 May 2006)

Lord Peyton of Yeovil: My Lords, will the Minister take a look at Hansard tomorrow morning, particularly at the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, which is quite detailed and which evidently was not anticipated by the Minister's advisers? Will he now seek an early opportunity to answer the very detailed and important questions that the noble Lord asked him, which he has not touched on this morning?


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