Results 121–140 of 872 for speaker:Lord Peston

The Euro: EUC Report (5 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, perhaps I may finish. I do not see what the problem is in making the European Central Bank accountable to national parliaments. It would do it the world of good and would improve policy-making if it regularly had to explain itself to the Treasury Select Committee of the other place or, even more valuably, to the new economic affairs sub-committee of your Lordships' House, as well of...

The Euro: EUC Report (5 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, perhaps I may interrupt my noble friend. I hope that he fully appreciates what he is saying. He is saying that these major figures from each of the countries would find, if they had to express their views in public, that they could not behave honestly. That is the position. It is an appalling reflection on the behaviour of the ECB and the European Union if we have to live with that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Review Group Report (7 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish their formal response to the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Review Group report.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Local Government Ethical Standards (7 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in implementing the new ethical framework for local government established under the Local Government Act 2000.

Parliament and Government (14 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to thank the noble Lord for introducing this important and interesting debate. I shall concentrate my remarks on your Lordships' House but I must say a few words about its relationship with the other place. I begin by reminding your Lordships that our skills are different from Members in the other place. On average, we are older. I have no hesitation in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord Chancellor's Department: Expenditure Limit (26 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are any proposals to amend the Lord Chancellor's Department departmental expenditure limit and running costs limit for 2000-01.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Death Penalty: British Nationals Overseas (28 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: At what stage they consider it appropriate to make representations against the use of the death penalty in cases of British nationals being tried overseas.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq: Export of Controlled Goods (28 Feb 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any goods subject to strategic export controls have recently been approved for export to Iraq.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Warrior Armoured Vehicle (9 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on the use of the Warrior armoured vehicle.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Referendums: Draft Guidance (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to lay before Parliament draft regulations governing the conduct of referendums to be held under Part II of the Local Government Act 2000.[HL Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Government Special Advisers: Cost (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, perhaps I may declare an interest as a former special adviser to Ministers in an earlier government. Is my noble and learned friend aware that I thought that the sum was going to be very large? Four million pounds seems to be far too little. Is my noble and learned friend further aware that, certainly those of us in the past and, in my view, those serving in the present, work for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces Pay Review Body: Reappointments (14 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for the reappointments to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces Pay Review Body: Aircrew Retention (14 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to review aircrew retention, following the publication of the 2001 Report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body and the chairman's supplementary letter, published on 9 February 2001.

Spanish Cannon: Removal by Royal Armouries (14 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, can my noble friend enlighten us as to the meaning of the word "forcibly" as used in the Question? Was somebody duffed up in order to take possession of the cannon? Do the authorities have a powerful group of people who go round doing this kind of thing?

Developing Countries: Labour Standards (15 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I am pleased to hear the Minister's remarks about support for the ILO. Is my noble friend aware that what lies at the heart of the problem are countries which have an antipathy to multi-party democracy and to the working of free markets? If that changed then many activities of the ILO would no longer be necessary.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Southern Serbia and Macedonia: Unrest (21 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: asked Her Majesty's Government: If they will make a statement on the situation in Southern Serbia and Macedonia.

Instruments of Torture (26 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, as my noble friend used the word "export", perhaps I may ask her whether she can assure the House that no companies producing these instruments abroad are owned by companies or nationals of our country. In other words, this matter concerns not only export but British ownership.

Business (26 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, perhaps I may ask my noble friend a question. I am delighted to hear that, having been in this House exactly one day more than me, he still believes that our debates might well be focused. Can he clarify one matter about which there appears to be some confusion? Can we assume that every one of the three options will be voted on, no matter what the outcome of the vote on an earlier...

National Blood Authority (29 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, does not my noble friend find his own Answer somewhat surprising if one applies to it even the most elementary ethical principles? The logic of his position seems to be that we could not know that we were to produce this catastrophe, and because we did not know, we cannot compensate people for the consequences of our actions. I well understand the technicalities of my noble friend's...

House of Lords' Offices: Select Committee Report (29 Mar 2001)

Lord Peston: My Lords, I support the remarks that have been made on accommodation. Perhaps I may make two or three additional points to the excellent ones that have been made. First, we should concentrate on the needs of the House in the future and not go over all the ground of the catastrophic experience that we all have here. We need to be ambitious. As I, and I think most colleagues, take the House...


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