Results 181–200 of 872 for speaker:Lord Peston

Written Answers — House of Lords: Performance and Innovation Unit (21 Nov 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: What additional projects are planned for the Performance and Innovation Unit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Research Council System (4 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: When the outcome of the second stage of the quinquennial review of the six grant-awarding research councils will be announced and what its principal conclusions are.

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (6 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, my noble friend knows that I intensely dislike parts of this Bill. That will be made clear on Monday. However, I found his argument about the pieces of the jigsaw totally compelling. That appears to me to make good sense. I do not find the wording of Clause 17(2)— Xthe purposes of any criminal investigation", and so on—at all troubling. But I understood one or two noble Lords to...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I think that the answer to the question asked by the noble Earl, Lord Howe, is simply yes. Camel, as my noble friend Lady Jay suggested, is disastrous, as it is precisely that sort of thing that the Bill is intended to stop. The noble Earl should also reflect on Marlboro, which is involved in the jeans market. I hope that there will be no backing down on this matter. With all due respect and...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: It does not suggest a degree of prejudice. I set out my position, which is strongly prejudicial against tobacco companies. I think that these people are scoundrels. I hope that that makes the matter entirely clear to the noble Lord.

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I thank the noble Earl for giving way. He was right to raise these matters because they will then influence the regulations. However, surely we must not lose sight of the fact that we are dealing with the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill and not, for example, the Apple Advertising and Promotion Bill. We are considering tobacco for a definite reason. The noble Earl used the words Xwitch...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: Before the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, rises to comment, may I ask the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, to clarify a point? Unless I misheard him, when speaking to his amendment the noble Lord cited an example that appeared to apply to Clause 3(c) rather than subsections (a) and (b), with which I believe that he is concerned. I thought that he referred to the paper boy, who would be covered by...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: Does the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, accept that there is a difference here? The owner and the editor of a publication are different from the advertising company, which in turn is different from the retailer, who in turn is different from his employees—the case of the paper boys? Each of those four categories is different from the other. In other words, the noble Lord's probing amendment seems...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I am getting more intrigued by the minute. I thought my noble friend the Minister gave a good answer earlier, which is that people would use their common sense. If you are in the magazine distributing business, what happens in practice? There are all these things wrapped in transparent plastic, but you do not look at them because you are only in the business of picking them up here and...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I was not suggesting that distributors should check; I was following the noble Lord, Lord Lucas. I said that if it was discovered subsequently that they had carried something they should not have carried, and this went on, then they ought to check. I was not introducing a new duty of care of carrying out random sampling and checking. I am simply saying that if we have other evidence—this is...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I may have been asleep, but I thought that we had taken Internet service providers out of the Bill. I thought that that had been agreed. Was I hallucinating, or did we do that?

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I think that, once again, we might bring in some common sense. To the question, XWhat is a butcher?", the answer is, XSomeone who sells meat". It is not someone who derives this amount of profit from this or that bit of meat; they are in the meat business. A bookshop is one which sells books. A specialist tobacconist is someone who specialises in the sale of particular products. I am indebted...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: I very much agree with the noble Lord, Lord Monson, and therefore I would expect to find cigars, snuff, pipe tobacco and smoking accessories as typical products. I can see the shop and therefore I am not at all clear what the noble Lord is on about. We are trying to make some progress—I do not say this in any acerbic spirit to him—with a rather important piece of legislation. I read...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (7 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: Is the noble Lord saying, in terms, that the people who came to see him—I understand that some specific people came to see him—told him that if they were not given this rather small concession they would go out of business? Have they told the noble Lord in terms that their businesses depend on this small, discreet advertisement being available to them? I must admit that I wonder where on...

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (10 Dec 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I rise—paradoxically, now—rather reluctantly. I wrote to my noble friend the Minister when the provisions first appeared to say that I could not possibly support Part 5 and would vote against it; I intend to do so in its entirety today. I rise because I regard myself as belonging to a great political party. It would be appalling if, when the history of our time is written, at...

Euro: Economic Tests (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Peston: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that economics is a universal science and that there is therefore no concept that could be meaningfully put forward about a decision that was not economic in nature? Those who suggest that the matter is all political are simply talking rubbish. This is an economic decision problem because all problems are economic decision problems.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (17 Jan 2002)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I intervene only briefly. First, as regards the German intervention, my interpretation of the article in today's newspaper is exactly the opposite of that described by the noble Lord, Lord Howell of Guildford. I swore that I read that the Germans were saying that they needed us in, and welcomed us in, as much as we needed them. It was not a one-sided view; it was very much a point...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (18 Jan 2002)

Lord Peston: Does the noble Lord appreciate that the initiation of the debate by the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, leads to the exact opposite conclusion from the direction in which he has directed us? The intervention of the noble Baroness, Lady O'Cathain, leads us to that. The point about Clause 7 is that it is too narrow; it is not broad enough. It should have the additional words, "or any means whatsoever"....

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (18 Jan 2002)

Lord Peston: I find myself in the rather embarrassing position of finding Clause 8 totally clear. I am completely at a loss as to what is troubling those noble Lords who are puzzled by it. The logic, it seems to me, is that it is accepted that something may be a display and an advertisement; that that something has to be dealt with, and we have decide whether to deal with it as an advertisement or as a...

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] (18 Jan 2002)

Lord Peston: There is a misunderstanding here. This has nothing to do with giving free brandy or cigars at the end of a meal. The Bill has no connection with that whatever and I cannot imagine any rational person thinking that it did. When I was at the annual dinner of the Institute of Directors a few weeks ago people were offered cigars—I immediately refused—and it did not occur to me that the...


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