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All 14 results for speaker:Baroness Elles

Government of Wales Bill (19 Apr 2006)

Baroness Elles: I am most grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. I remind him that the manifesto contained the provision that identity cards would be voluntary for five years, but the Government sought to change that to make them compulsory and disregarded their own manifesto. Will he kindly withdraw his statements that the Labour manifesto is always followed?

National Patient Safety Agency (27 Mar 2006)

Baroness Elles: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on the collection of data by the National Patient Safety Agency.

National Patient Safety Agency (27 Mar 2006)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. How many patient incidents and near misses were reported in 2005? The Comptroller and Auditor General's report of October 2005 referred to about 30 different outlets by which trusts could report to the patient safety organisation. Because of the consequential overlap, many doubt the value of reporting to the agency. Has the NPSA made any...

National Patient Safety Agency (27 Mar 2006)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, will the Minister tell the House whether the NPSA now makes regular reports back to local trusts, which it had failed to do until last year?

Identity Cards Bill (15 Mar 2006)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, can the noble Lord state what was in the manifesto, as he knows it so well?

Terrorism Bill (25 Jan 2006)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, I support very much the speech made by the noble Baroness, Lady Symons. As she knows, terrorism now is not just in Northern Ireland by Northern Irish citizens or Irish citizens or in England just by English citizens. It is international terrorism that we have to fight. We must take the necessary measures against people who allow their own co-terrorists to be killed as suicide...

Trafficking in People (10 Jul 2003)

Baroness Elles: rose to ask Her Majesty's Government: What measures they are considering in order to combat illicit trafficking in people. My Lords, in recent years the number of young people brought into the United Kingdom for prostitution has escalated exponentially, as have the financial gains for those who trafficked them. It is alleged that the sums involved have now reached such an astronomical figure...

Reproductive Health (29 Jul 2002)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, will the Minister kindly clarify exactly what is meant by the term "reproductive health"? In particular, does it include abortion, and if so, up to what stage of pregnancy, and on what grounds?

Nigerian State Funds (13 Dec 2000)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that the Swiss Federal Banking Commission has named and shamed 19 banks for handling Abacha cash? Credit Suisse is to be indicted for accepting large sums from the Abacha family. Why have the Government not acted fully on a request for mutual legal assistance? The Serious Fraud Office investigated only three of the banks implicated in the scandal related to...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (12 Dec 2000)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, in her speech the noble Baroness, Lady Scotland, touched on a wide range of countries, nationalities and international groupings, but for obvious reasons she did not touch on one particular area on which I want to speak: the relationship between the Republic of China and Tibet. China has a population of about 1.3 billion people, more than twice the size of the total population of...

Student Loan Scheme (15 Dec 1999)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for giving way. Will this exemption apply also to diplomats, in the same way that some of the other exemptions have applied to both service personnel and diplomats? Will it apply in this case?

Student Loan Scheme (15 Dec 1999)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, first, I have an interest to declare in that I have a British grandson at school in Brussels who is hoping next year to go to a British university, if he is accepted, and also no doubt, following this debate or further discussions, hoping for the availability of a student loan. My noble friend Lady Young gave a detailed picture of the background of the subject of the debate tonight....

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.] (2 Dec 1999)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, I would hope that all noble Lords and the noble Baroness who has just spoken would not regard this as a party political debate at all. Regardless of party politics, I think that the majority in your Lordships' House tonight agree that it is very difficult to find anything good to say about the Bill which is at present before us. The volte face, for instance, of the Home Secretary...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (18 Nov 1999)

Baroness Elles: My Lords, first, I join with the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig of Radley, in his praise of and congratulations to members of the services who have suffered so much in various activities throughout the world on behalf of the United Kingdom. I do that particularly as a former member of the WAAF, and consequently of the RAF. I am grateful for what the noble and gallant Lord said and hope...


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