Results 1–20 of 62 for speaker:Lord Paul

Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights Abuses - Question (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Paul: My Lords, both India and Pakistan are very active members of the United Nations. Will the Government say what purpose it will serve to discuss this point here?

Grenfell Tower and Fire Safety: Update - Statement (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Paul: My Lords, a lot of money is being collected by the charities. Is there any way of knowing how it is being distributed and whether it is being distributed fairly?

Economy: Currency Fluctuations - Motion to Take Note (17 Nov 2016)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, for introducing this debate. It is always an honour and a pleasure to listen to the noble Lord, Lord Skidelsky. I learned a great deal. I declare an interest as chairman of a manufacturing company, Caparo, and chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton. We face a period of more than usual uncertainty about Britain’s position in the...

Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note ( 3 Nov 2016)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Soley, for introducing this timely debate and declare an interest as the chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton. The outcome of the EU referendum was not the result that most in the higher education sector wanted, wished for or indeed expected. However, a decision has been made, and we must all accept the result and work constructively with the...

India — Question (17 Jul 2014)

Lord Paul: The Government of India and the Prime Minister are very much aware that the people have voted for him to remove and eradicate poverty. However, there is a very confusing message for the people of India. Will the Minister clarify whether Her Majesty’s Government are more interested in seeing poverty eradicated in India than in strengthening the market for sales of UK military hardware?

Education: Contribution to Economic Growth — Motion to Take Note ( 5 Dec 2013)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Morgan, on initiating this timely debate. We have had two very good maiden speeches, and I thank the noble Lord and the right reverend Prelate for their contributions. Most of the world has had a difficult a time in the past few years, but now the economy is doing well, not just here but in the United States, Europe and Japan. Britain is...

Commonwealth — Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Luce, on introducing this very timely debate. I have shared my life almost equally between two member states of the Commonwealth and have been an ardent supporter of it. At the outset, I want to express my admiration for both the concept and the institutions of the Commonwealth. Conceptually it is unique—a voluntary association embracing a...

Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons — Motion to Take Note (29 Aug 2013)

Lord Paul: My Lords, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today. As so many of your Lordships have remarked, the tragic situation in Syria deserves the most extreme condemnation from all nations. I am saddened by the willingness of certain groups in this country, the United States and Europe to advocate military action to punish whoever in their view is responsible for recent transgressions. To witness...

Leveson Inquiry — Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2013)

Lord Paul: My Lords, 2012 surely was an annus horribilis for standards in public life in this country. In the wake of the financial crisis, many of our institutional pillars, which are respected across the world, saw their probity brought into question with scandal after scandal. They included the press, the police, the BBC and politicians. It is sad to see the deterioration of values that historically...

Economy: Growth — Question for Short Debate ( 6 Dec 2012)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of Caparo Group, an industrial manufacturing company. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Heseltine, for initiating this debate and add my voice to the plaudits he has received for his report. I have been actively involved in UK industry for more than 40 years. In this time dozens of reports, documents, policy briefs and plans have come and gone. No Stone...

UK Industry: International Competitiveness — Motion to Take Note ( 5 Jul 2012)

Lord Paul: My Lords, it is an honour to follow the noble Lord, Lord Selsdon. For the 16 years that I have been in this House, I have always been afraid to follow him, because how would I keep the House amused? I thank the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin, for sponsoring this important and timely debate. He has great experience both in industry and in government. The noble Lord might recollect that as a very...

Economy: Growth — Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2012)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I, too, commend the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, for securing and initiating this timely debate. I declare an interest as the chairman of Caparo Group, an industrial manufacturing company. While we appreciate the efforts made by the Government to formulate a strategy for growth, the manufacturing industry has seen little progress despite much talk. Many of those involved in UK...

Minority Ethnic and Religious Communities: Cultural and Economic Contribution — Motion to Take Note (24 May 2012)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Bilimoria on initiating this timely debate, and his excellent speech. The Zoroastrian community has always been a minority community in whatever country it has existed. But by its conduct and its contribution, it has without exception been a model of good citizenship, holding its members to the highest standards of ethical behaviour. At a time...

House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2011)

Lord Paul: My Lords, this debate is both long overdue and very timely. In this day and age, it is abundantly clear that the structure of our constitution needs reform and revision. To depend on piecemeal legislation, convention, interpretations and other practices of the past will increasingly create ambiguities and imprecisions at a time when clarity and specificity are required to serve the needs of...

Economy: Government Policies — Debate (24 Mar 2011)

Lord Paul: My Lords, as is customary I declare an interest: I am chairman of the Caparo Group, a manufacturer of industrial products. First, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lawson, for initiating this debate. In September 1986, when he was Chancellor, he inaugurated our Caparo merchant bar plant in Scunthorpe. I am pleased that this facility, unlike many manufacturing units in the UK, continues to...

India — Debate (18 Dec 2008)

Lord Paul: My Lords, the Question is that this Motion be agreed to.

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) ( 8 Dec 2008)

Lord Paul: My Lords, I should like to say a few words about the reality on the ground of the manufacturing industry. I declare my interest as chairman of Caparo Group, a company engaged in the manufacturing of engineering products. The problem of sub-prime lending in the United States, compounded by the irresponsible lending by some of the world's biggest banks, has brought the world's financial system...

Immigration (EAC Report) (14 Nov 2008)

Lord Paul: My Lords, it is a pleasure and an honour to follow the maiden speech of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Lincoln. I note that he lists his favourite things as fish and chips, Bruckner, the Corrs, "EastEnders" and Lincolnshire poacher cheese; and lists among his dislikes meringues, reality TV, dogmatism and the Daily Mail. It is perhaps appropriate that he makes his maiden speech...

Olympic Games 2012: Housing (26 Jul 2007)

Lord Paul: My Lords, yesterday was a most historic day for the Olympics. The London Development Agency handed over the land to the Olympic Delivery Authority on time and on budget. Will my noble friend congratulate the Mayor and the London Development Agency on the wonderful work that has been done? I declare an interest as a member of the LDA and chair of the Olympic Delivery Committee responsible for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Olympic Games 2012: Land (26 Jul 2007)

Lord Paul: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in acquiring the land for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the long-term regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley.

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