Results 1–20 of 90 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Denham

Economy: Manufacturing — Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2014)

Lord Denham: There is slight unhappiness that the noble Lord, who is probably speaking for longer than the permitted limit, will not stay for the end.

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 May 2012)

Lord Denham: My Lords, when on Monday and Tuesday of last week your Lordships debated a Motion not dissimilar from today's, most noble Lords opened their remarks by saying that in their view this House badly needed a reform, but not that one. Much the same could be said about today. I confess I am somewhat surprised by this sudden passion for more reform. At the time I made my maiden speech in your...

Health Transition Risk Register — Statement (10 May 2012)

Lord Denham: My Lords-

House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note (29 Jun 2010)

Lord Denham: My Lords, having been a Member of your Lordships' House for an inordinate length of time, I have often had it said to me that I must have seen a lot of changes in the House over the years. I always give the same reply, that what amazes me is not how much the House has changed, but how much it has remained the same. It has survived the advent of the life Peers. It has survived eight Labour...

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: Before the noble Lord leaves Part 5, I believed that the whole package offered by the Government to hereditary Peers would be honoured until the final and definitive stage of reform had taken place. Where did I go wrong?

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: The whole point is that this was a promise given by the Government that caused me to vote for getting the Bill through quickly, which I would not otherwise have done. The Government are reneging on that promise. I cannot understand how they can do that.

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: I am not interested in what the noble Lord, Lord Steel, said. I would like an answer from the Government.

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: My Lords, would the noble Baroness really be prepared to see the agreement broken between the Government and the Opposition on hereditary Peers?

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: The noble Baroness said that she would like to see the elections for hereditary Peers end. She was in on all the agreements and ways the promises were made. Would she really sleep happy in her bed tonight if she let those promises be broken?

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: My Lords, I am going to limit what I say to Part 5 of the Bill, "The House of Lords", and, of that, only Section 67 which deals with the elected hereditary Peers and their replacement. Having looked at that part of the Bill itself, I then took up the Explanatory Notes to see what justification was given for the breach of one of the most solemn undertakings given by any Government over my 60...

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: My Lords, the negotiations went on throughout the course of the Bill. I was around at the time. I am so sorry; the noble Lord, Lord Steel, may wish to confuse himself like this, but it just simply is not true. This was an honourable meeting between parties to try and work out a way to get the Bill through in the best possible way and in the most reasonable time. Let me continue: "Let me...

House of Lords: Procedures — Question (23 Mar 2010)

Lord Denham: My Lords, will the noble Baroness the Leader of the House bear in mind the wise words of the noble Lord, the first Viscount of Falkland: "If it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change"?

Counterterrorism — Statement (24 Mar 2009)

Lord Denham: My Lords, I have been listening to the responses of the noble Lord, Lord West of Spithead, with great interest, but I do not think he has replied to the question put by my noble friend Lady Neville-Jones about releasing documents to the press before they are made available to Parliament. Will he answer it now if he has not done so already?

House of Lords: Oral Questions (10 Jun 2008)

Lord Denham: asked the Leader of the House: Whether she will remind Ministers of the guidance in the Companion to the Standing Orders that they need only answer two points in response to each supplementary oral question, and of the case for keeping supplementary answers short.

House of Lords: Oral Questions (10 Jun 2008)

Lord Denham: My Lords, is the noble Baroness aware that my Question was partly aimed at noble Lords who ask supplementary questions and who are strictly limited by Standing Order to two points but all too often offend? However, if Ministers, who are not so limited and are only excused from answering more than two points, would stick voluntarily to that limit, questioners themselves would be more selective...

House Committee: Fourth Report (31 Mar 2008)

Lord Denham: My Lords, I hope that the noble Lord the Lord Chairman of Committees will not be misled by the tone of some of the speeches into being unaware of the real feeling of disquiet among many of your Lordships about what has taken place. Decisions have been taken on matters that deeply concern the House as a whole without the House as a whole being given the slightest idea even that discussions...

House of Lords Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2008)

Lord Denham: I—

House of Lords Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2008)

Lord Denham: The noble Lord, Lord Steel, has probably not yet realised that the scope of a Bill in this House is wider than it is in another place. The scope in this House is whether an issue is covered by the Long Title of the Bill. Anything that is within the terms of the Long Title is within the scope of the Bill.

House of Lords Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2008)

Lord Denham: If my noble friend Lord Caithness will forgive me, I wonder if the noble Earl has considered whether his amendment is wise and in the interests of the House, because one of its consequences might be to inhibit debate on Clause 10 of the Bill, which is a most significant clause, and one which I would wish to oppose. I would like to give notice now that I reserve the right to speak on Clause 10...

Procedure of the House (26 Nov 2007)

Lord Denham: My Lords, I am in a slight quandary because all but one of the noble Lords who have spoken on this have been members of the Procedure Committee and so, by custom, are unable to advise against the Motion. Therefore, the Chairman of Committees has a distinct advantage on the issue. On the other hand, I do not feel that I can press your Lordships to a Division if no actual support has been...


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