Results 41–60 of 91 for speaker:Baroness Ford

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing (28 Jun 2011)

Baroness Ford: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average housing association grant rate applied to affordable homes built during the financial year 2010-11.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing (28 Jun 2011)

Baroness Ford: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the average housing association grant rate likely to be applied to new affordable homes in the year 2011-2012.

European Council — Statement (27 Jun 2011)

Baroness Ford: May I press the noble Lord just one more time on this question of standing on the sidelines? I draw his attention to a report in the Financial Times this morning showing the massive exposure of Lloyds bank to Greek sovereign debt. Is it not the case that we simply do not have the luxury of standing on the sidelines where international capital markets are concerned?

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Baroness Ford: I support my noble friend Lord Kennedy in his amendment, which is the crucial amendment. I am compelled to speak today because I have heard so many interesting contributions from former Members of the other place. However, I will not give the perspective of a former Member of Parliament. My life before I came to this House was not in politics but in business and the voluntary sector. I would...

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Baroness Ford: I thank the noble Lord for that. On a more serious point, I was born in that constituency. At that time the MP was the late, great Sir Fitzroy Maclean, a marvellous constituency MP. From listening to noble colleagues, he must have been the exception in the 1950s and early 1960s. This was a man absolutely devoted to his constituency. I speak from personal experience of the help that he gave to...

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Baroness Ford: The point about Sir Fitzroy Maclean was that wherever he went in the constituency, he was instantly recognised. I well remember him coming to our primary school on a number of occasions. I do not know how many surgeries he held in those days, if that was the fashion, but he was a man who was deeply embedded in his constituency. He was a champion for everyone who lived in that constituency....

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Baroness Ford: Outrageous.

Provision of Epilepsy Services — Question for Short Debate (30 Nov 2010)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their attendance this evening. Despite my accent, I promise not to return to the question of an AV referendum. This Question for Short Debate covers an important topic and I am verygrateful for the time to address it. I welcome the Minister and thank her for her courtesies before today's debate. She will know that absolutely no slight is intended when I...

Housing — Debate (8 Jul 2010)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, in finishing, I thank all noble Lords who have participated in the debate today, and the Minister for her response. A lot of detailed questions have been asked and we look forward to her responses in writing in due course. It was an absolute delight to hear the noble Lord, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, say in his maiden speech that he was the deputy chair of the Countryside Alliance. I...

Housing — Debate (8 Jul 2010)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, I am very pleased to have secured this debate today on affordable housing. Like many noble Lords, I regard the lack of affordable housing to be a stain on our record as a civilised society, a serious drag on our economic competitiveness, but, most important, the scourge of many families and individuals across the country. Who could not have been moved by the Shelter report, The...

Energy: Renewables — Question (5 Jul 2010)

Baroness Ford: At a time when the country needs this investment so badly, how does the Minister propose to meet those renewables targets without the benefit of an independent Infrastructure Planning Commission, which this Government are committed to abolishing?

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (14 Jun 2010)

Baroness Ford: David Higgins's previous job was not as chief executive of Lend Lease. For three years prior to joining the ODA, he was chief executive of English Partnerships, but my noble friend is correct that prior to that he was chief executive of Lend Lease.

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2010)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, it is a real pleasure to take part in the debate today. Before I begin, I convey to the House apologies from the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, who would normally be here to participate but has been held up on business in the north of England. Noble Lords know what a great champion he is for the legacy and regeneration of east London, and I am sure that he will continue to be every bit as...

Banking Reform — Statement (3 Nov 2009)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, I welcome the Statement and support the action that the Government are taking in this second, very important, phase of activity. It is greatly to be welcomed that we are about to get into a period where, we hope, we can have more competition in the retail and corporate banking sectors. Given the ongoing support for the Royal Bank of Scotland implicit in the Statement, it feels as if...

Olympic Games 2012 — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, as the last Back-Bencher to speak, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Coe, on securing this important debate. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bates, on his ingenuity in working the Lindisfarne Gospels into a debate on the Olympics and Paralympics. He is continuing a strong tradition in this House in that regard. I, too, very much welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Campbell,...

Banking Bill: Report (2nd Day) (3 Feb 2009)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, before the Minister sits down, will he clarify things that he has said that have left me puzzled? I am interested in particular in the idea that the legislation would govern any decision to provide assistance to people with mortgages who are in difficulties. I did not understand that that was required in this legislation. The Department for Communities and Local Government runs the...

Banking Bill: Report (1st Day) (2 Feb 2009)

Baroness Ford: My Lords, I ask my noble friend to take on board the point about UKFI. I absolutely support the sentiments expressed by the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes. UKFI is active in those banks owned or part-owned by the Government. The basis on which it is operating is not entirely clear. It has not been helped by the transfer of personnel. I make absolutely no criticism of Sir Philip Hampton, but to...

Banking Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (14 Jan 2009)

Baroness Ford: Just to be absolutely clear, I was using "independence" as a term to mean independence of thought; I certainly was not suggesting that executive directors did not carry the same burden of independence and integrity as non-executive directors.

Banking Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (14 Jan 2009)

Baroness Ford: I associate myself with many sentiments that the noble Baroness, Lady Turner, has articulated through this amendment. However, I cannot support it, for a couple of reasons. I draw attention to my interests in the Register: I work in a bank and sit on remuneration committees. The way that the noble Lord, Lord Newby, characterised remuneration committees is not one that I recognise. On both the...

Committee (1st Day) (13 Jan 2009)

Baroness Ford: Can the Minister explain how bondholders are to be treated in the regime that we are discussing?


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