All 16 results for speaker:Lord Hall of Birkenhead

BBC: Future Funding (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Dec 2022)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, in my view, the most important thing about the report that we are discussing today is that it casts light forensically to inform the debate about the big question of how to fund the BBC. The committee took a large amount of evidence from a broad range of opinion, both in this country and, as has been mentioned, importantly, from across Europe. The result is a careful analysis of...

Olympic Games 2012: Legacy — Motion to Take Note (24 Jan 2013)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, on securing this fascinating debate. I also declare interests, as I leave the Royal Opera House and head towards the BBC, as a board member of LOCOG and chair of the Cultural Olympiad board. I should point out that the Cultural Olympiad board has been asked to continue, to guide and draw action from an assessment being carried...

Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note ( 8 Nov 2012)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I declare interests, not just as the chief executive of the Royal Opera House, but as chair of the Cultural Olympiad board and as a board member of LOCOG. In those roles, I have seen at first hand the outstanding work of the noble Lord, Lord Deighton, whose excellent maiden speech we heard this morning. I congratulate him on that and on his central role in a summer that none of us...

Arts and Culture — Question for Short Debate ( 9 Jul 2012)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Earl on securing this debate three weeks into the London 2012 Festival, which is the best chance we have ever had to showcase the world-class nature of arts and culture in this country. I declare an interest as chair of the Cultural Olympiad board and chief executive of the Royal Opera House. I would like to reflect a little on some of the...

BBC Governance and Regulation: Communications Committee Report: Motion to Take Note ( 1 Mar 2012)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I, too, am pleased that we have secured this debate today. I should declare two interests: I am deputy chairman of Channel 4 and, for more than a decade, I ran BBC News. I want to make two points about this important report; first, on impartiality and, secondly, on compliance and its effect on creativity within the BBC. I am really glad that the report re-emphasises the importance...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Broadcasting: Wireless Spectrum (21 Nov 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the film, broadcasting, and entertainment industries will have sufficient access to wireless spectrum for radio microphone and radio camera use in the next five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Planning: National Planning Policy Framework (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: To ask Her Majesty's Government why there is no specific reference to culture in the draft national planning policy framework; and whether they have plans to amend the draft framework to reflect the importance of culture to local environments, communities and wellbeing.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Treasure Act 1996 (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 4 October (WA 207-8), when they expect to publish the consultation document on the review of the Treasure Act Code of Practice and the definition of treasure contained in the Treasure Act 1996.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Treasure Act 1996 ( 4 Oct 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 20 October 2010 (WA 186), what progress has been made with the planned review of the Treasure Act Code of Practice and the definition of treasure contained in the Treasure Act 1996.

Government Departments: Soft Power — Debate (28 Apr 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I start also by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Taylor, for introducing this debate on an important and broad subject, and one which I would like to broaden still further in talking about the role of culture and the arts in soft power. I declare an interest both as chief executive of the Royal Opera House and as a trustee of the British Council. The recognition of the importance...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: Dance (26 Jan 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review dance education provision.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Music and Dance Scheme (24 Jan 2011)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Music and Dance Scheme and its nine Centres for Advanced Training.

Immigration — Debate (21 Oct 2010)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Valentine, for securing this debate. I should like to add my voice to those who have talked about the impact on the creative industries and culture. I declare my interests as chief executive of the Royal Opera House, chair of the Cultural Olympiad and a non-executive director of Channel 4. Across the UK, the creative and cultural industries...

Olympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce — Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2010)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I, too, am delighted that the noble Lord, Lord Bates, has raised this important subject for debate this afternoon. I would like to speak briefly about the inspiration of the truce for young people and artists. Whereas the role of the Government is very important, the role of other organisations such as LOCOG, the Cultural Olympiad and the Olympic Festival are also important. I...

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

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Grey-Thompson, on her maiden speech. It was a truly inspiring speech from someone who has inspired so many people. I want to speak about the cultural side of the Olympics and what it means for this country. I must declare an interest as chairman of the Cultural Olympiad and a member of the board of LOCOG. In 2005, the strength of our...

Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) ( 3 Jun 2010)

Lord Hall of Birkenhead: My Lords, it is an enormous privilege to be addressing your Lordships' House for the first time. I thank many Members of this House, especially the noble Baronesses, Lady D'Souza and Lady Young, and the staff here, for the warmth of their welcome and their patience in dealing with so many questions from me not just once but sometimes for a second or third time. This moment has another...


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