Results 41–60 of 872 for speaker:Lord Peston

Inward Investment (9 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I believe that the noble Baroness speaking from the Opposition Front Bench has missed a trick. What is really surprising is the fact that the Liberals used to believe in free trade. One wonders when they abandoned that position. Does the Minister believe that inward investment is the most positive and heartening sign of the world's faith in the success of the British economy? Is not...

Utilities: Regulation (9 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, can my noble friend help me on one matter that has left me slightly bewildered? Are the regulatory regimes for all four of the former public utilities we are seeking to amend with these pieces of legislation those regimes that were introduced by the previous government while they were in power? Am I not right in thinking that the whole point of this new legislation is to improve on...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I did not speak at Second Reading on this matter, not for my usual reason--namely, that there was an important football match to be watched--but simply because I felt that this was a Bill that was substantially correct in all its forms and I did not see the point of wasting 15 minutes of your Lordships' time in saying that. However, I intervene now because we are getting down to the detail. I...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I apologise to the noble Baroness. I should never have provoked her; her intervention has been longer than the whole of my speech. I believe that the Bill is right. I remind the Committee also that my noble friend Lord Eatwell emphasised what no other speaker emphasised; that is, that the FSA exists for a reason. That reason involves the serious problems of management of risk and fundamental...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I know of no organisation in this country, particularly within the private sector, that will remotely face a potential catastrophe, which we hope will not happen, such as that which the FSA may have to face. We require a single person at the top to show the leadership, the control, and of course to have the organisation organised to cope with such an event. But we are dealing with a...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: As I understand it, this is a matter that will emerge during the course of this Committee stage precisely in terms of an amendment. That is why it is there. I know that it is incredibly boring of the one or two of us who are economists to raise economic matters when the rest of the Committee would much rather discuss things like corporate governance and non-executive directors, but the...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: The noble Lord has put his finger on something which I realise now is central. I take it that his argument in reply to my noble friend Lord Faulkner is that the industry being regulated is different from all other industries in this country. That is the essence of the position as he sees it. I must admit that, until he said it, I had not heard any other argument as to why this industry is...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I am pleased that the noble Lord has been forthright in his statement. I do not want to try and influence what he now decides to do about voting or not voting, but, on reflection, does he not think that as we have not debated precisely what I certainly regard, and what I think other noble Lords regard, as the essence of the subject--it may be that the industry is different--it would be rather...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: Perhaps I may interrupt my noble friend. I could have sworn that I heard the noble Lord, Lord Kingsland, move his amendment two hours ago. I understood that he had withdrawn it. I am totally at a loss to know why we are debating it now.

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I have no great strength of opinion on the amendment itself, but do I understand my noble friend rightly? Is he saying that the authority will be able to consider all aspects of market abuse in their entirety, to expose all aspects of market abuse in their entirety and to deal with all aspects of market abuse in their entirety under the "market confidence" heading? It does not matter whether...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: Will my noble friend reflect again on the amendment of my noble friend Lady Uddin and the intervention of the noble Earl, Lord Caithness, in regard to it? It seems to me absurd that we should ask my noble friend to comment on a 350-page report today. However, purely a priori in terms of first principles, in a world where one can send an e-mail message which reaches the United States virtually...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I have lectured on consumer theory for about 40 years and believed that I understood what a consumer was. I thought that the Bill as drafted was clear. I do not understand the amendments; they are supposed to improve the Bill. The Bill states what a consumer is. I nod my head and agree with it. Paragraph (b) refers to other people who may be acting in ways for a consumer. That is perfectly...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: I was hoping to be helpful. One difficulty that arises is that Clause 7 includes practitioners and consumers as though they are on a par, when, in fact, the two panels are completely different. One can easily be misled simply by starting with Clause 7 and thinking that other things should be added to Clause 7. However, I concentrate on Clause 8. Will my noble friend confirm that the role of...

Roadworks (22 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, as a Keynesian economist, I suppose that I should not object to the fact that a large chunk of the labour force is digging holes; that a second large chunk is filling them up again; and a third chunk is looking on, supervising. But perhaps my noble friend can help me in order for me to retain my sanity. Am I right that in London there has been an enormous proliferation of so-called...

NHS Reform and Modernisation (22 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, in welcoming the Statements of my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday and my right honourable friend the Prime Minister today, is my noble friend as puzzled as I am by the extent to which the Official Opposition are waxing so strongly about the fact that more Labour councillors than Tory councillors were appointed to these bodies? Does she recall that...

House of Lords' Offices: Select Committee Report (27 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, will the noble Lord the Chairman of Committees explain the meaning of the word "or" used in the sentence quoted at the end of the first point, where it states, "or the eldest son"? "Or" can mean one of two things: it can mean one but not both, or it can mean "and/or". Am I right to assume that here it means "and/or", in that, where an eldest son is sitting but his sister is older,...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (27 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I hope that my noble friend is not taken in by all the flattering remarks that the Opposition are making about him. I certainly have no intention of associating myself with all those kind remarks. It seems to me that the Opposition are now learning that it is a tough job being in opposition. When they have spent as many years on the Opposition Benches as I did, they will realise how...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (27 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: Before my noble friend the Minister concludes, there are two questions that I should like to ask him. I listened to this debate as a layman and was most impressed by the analysis of the problem put forward by the noble Lord, Lord Joffe. Two matters struck me as being of overwhelming interest. The first is the transparency question. It was not clear from my noble friend's reply whether he is...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, before my noble friend the Minister replies to the interesting queries raised by the noble Earl, Lord Howe, I have one point to raise. It is possible that I have misread the second paragraph of Amendment No. 2, but it does not seem grammatically correct. I cannot quite make sense of it. It may be because I am no good at reading legislation and, indeed, that any lawyer would make...

Statutory Instruments (29 Mar 2000)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Dean of Harptree, both on winning the ballot and on introducing this very important debate. I congratulate him also on the excellent and dispassionate way in which he has done so. I find myself in the rare position of agreeing pretty well entirely with a speech made from the other side of your Lordships' House. In a way, I am sorry that the noble...


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