Results 81–100 of 745 for speaker:Lord Lipsey

Future of the BBC — Question for Short Debate (14 Jul 2015)

Lord Lipsey: The Culture Secretary would be thus incentivised to fight for the corporation within government, rather than screwing it as John Whittingdale has comprehensively done.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: ComRes (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commissioned any research from ComRes in the past 12 months.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: ComRes (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 24 February (HL Deb, col 1621), whether they plan to commission any research from ComRes in the future.

Constitution: Gracious Speech — Motion to Take Note (25 Jun 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, two constitutional dogs did not bark in the Queen’s Speech, although they should have done—parliamentary boundaries and the voting system. I shall say a word or two on each. On parliamentary boundaries, under the Bill passed in the last Parliament, constituencies will have to have electorates within 5% of the average. An associated proposal would reduce the size of the House of...

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL] — Second Reading (19 Jun 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I am one of those whom the noble Lord identified who now claim to have got something right during the general election when the polls were getting it wrong, but in my case I can document the fact. I did not get the result right—I had a substantial bet on a Labour-minority Government, though I did get it at 5:1 before it went back down to 11:8—but I recovered my money from a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pensions (25 Mar 2015)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remark by Lord Newby on 5 February that for deferred payments, the "lump sum is income in the year taken" (HL Deb col 791), whether they will set out the accurate position with regard to the effect of taking a lump sum in excess of £23,250 instead of an annuity on a person’s eligibility to take a direct payment.

Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015: Motion to Regret (23 Mar 2015)

Lord Lipsey: I do not think that the noble Baroness has answered the question about the long delay raised by the House’s committee on secondary legislation.

Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015: Motion to Regret (23 Mar 2015)

Lord Lipsey: Too little, too late. Really, those four words say all that is perhaps needed tonight in the face of these regulations, but I will crave the indulgence of the House to speak a little longer. I will start with “too late”. I really have nothing to add to the slightly tongue-in-cheek findings of the House’s Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, which wrote in its report, which is...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report (27 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I am slightly surprised by the “extremely unusual”. The House will recall that at the end of the Brown Government both Houses passed a Bill to make care of elderly people in their own homes free. Following discussion between both Houses, it was agreed that, given that the Bill was passed on the eve of the general election, it should require a resolution before it was put into...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report (27 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who participated in this debate. I am sure that the political history of the Brooke family will be required reading whenever experts assemble to discuss aid issues for many years to come. This debate has established one thing, which is that there is no UN resolution requiring annual aid targets, and the fact that it happened to be mentioned in the Pearson...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report (27 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I very much regret that I was not able to be here to move this amendment in Committee, but I am delighted to say that the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth—as I would have expected—did that job much better than I could have done. I certainly do not intend to detain the House for longer than I need, as it would be a better use of its time to read his magnificent speech. The amendment is...

Gambling: Fixed-odds Betting Machines — Question for Short Debate (24 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: Perhaps the Minister will also point out that the survey was carried out among the 10% of users of properties who have loyalty cards. By definition, you are far more likely to have a loyalty card if you are putting a lot of money into a machine than if you are putting in the odd pound or two.

Gambling: Fixed-odds Betting Machines — Question for Short Debate (24 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I was for many years a happy constituent of the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, in Battersea South but in my many perambulations around the betting shops of the area I very rarely bumped into him, although he was a most assiduous MP. I suspect that like many of the participants in this debate, he probably does not go into them very much.

Gambling: Fixed-odds Betting Machines — Question for Short Debate (24 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: I will give the noble Lord a tip for next year’s Grand National and tell him which shop to place it in. We have had a slightly testing afternoon, so I may risk a rather racy analogy which gives my view of FOBTs. I am not very fond of them. If betting on a horse race is the full sexual intercourse of betting and gambling, with foreplay when you select your horse and mounting excitement as...

Gambling: Fixed-odds Betting Machines — Question for Short Debate (24 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: Yes, but that does not relate to the point I was making that just controlling numbers is not enough. There may be a case for local controls in some areas. I will come back to that at the end of my speech, but I think that the numbers are probably falling now. However, if you really want to put money into an FOBT, you are not going to have much trouble finding a machine; there are plenty...

Deregulation Bill — Report (2nd Day) (5 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I support the amendment, despite the fact that I have considerable sympathy with the argument put by my noble friend Lady Corston. The status quo has persisted for a good long time. It will inevitably be re-examined on charter renewal—which I will come to in a minute—and it therefore seems to me that we can take a decision on whether decriminalising makes sense when we see...

Pension Schemes Bill — Third Reading (5 Feb 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I should first declare that I am the unremunerated president of the Society of Later Life Advisers, which provides independent advice to older people. I am sorry that I have not taken part in the proceedings on this Bill so far, knowing, as I have, that it is so safe in the eloquent hands of my noble friend Lady Hollis, but I want to intervene in this case to draw to the House’s...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 Jan 2015)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, as the first dissident to speak in this debate, I start by saying that I agree with north of 90% of what has been said so far, particularly the moving remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, about the impact of the aid programme. I am unambiguously for aid, and I am unambiguously in favour of a highish level of public expenditure on aid; the sole question is whether we assist...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Homes: Fees and Charges (6 Jan 2015)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what adjustment they intend to make to the £23,250 non-housing capital asset limit for the deferred payment scheme when the capital limit for means-tested care benefits rises from £23,250 to £118,000 in April 2016.


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