Results 61–80 of 844 for speaker:Lord Shipley

Regional Development Agencies — Question (21 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I declare my interest as a board member of One North East and as a member of Newcastle City Council. Will the Minister confirm that it is not the plan of the Government to nationalise RDA assets but that money which was allocated to specific regions will, on sale, be spent in those regions? Will she further confirm that, should there be a transfer of residual assets to the HCA, the...

Localism Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (23 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, this group of amendments relates to scrutiny. In my view, scrutiny is best achieved by a committee system. A committee system is better at delivering good decisions than a scrutiny system which scrutinises those decisions after they have been made. In other words, you scrutinise as you go. This is a probing amendment. As we do not have a voting system for local government in England...

Localism Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (23 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, before I formally withdraw my amendment, I would like to make two brief points. First, I agree entirely with my noble friend Lord True that in scrutiny there has to be a clear role for back-benchers, particularly those of the controlling party, but there can of course be vice-chairs, and that system works well. Secondly, I hope that the Minister is right that legislation here is...

Localism Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (23 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 53, 54 and 55 in my name. Each is a probing amendment to get confirmation from the Minister that there will be no deterioration in the access of the general public, the press and opposition councillors to meetings and to information. I seek that reassurance because, as the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, says, it is quite difficult to get the right wording. The...

Localism Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (23 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, perhaps I may comment briefly on the standards issue, not least because I tabled an amendment yesterday about standards committees that unfortunately has been printed as part of the amendments to the Education Bill. Members of your Lordships' House will, therefore, not have seen it. I fully understand the predicament that that puts us all in. However, this relates directly to what...

Localism Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I want to add a word from the perspective of English core cities. The proposals around tax increment financing put by the eight largest English cities to Government three to four years ago have gradually been working their way through a number of committees, particularly in the Treasury. In the past 12 months added impetus has been given to tax increment financing. I hope that what...

Localism Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 122 and briefly make the case for a 10 per cent trigger. There seems to be general agreement in your Lordships' House that 5 per cent is too low. That is for two reasons. First, when you have an actual referendum-as opposed to simply a petition on an issue-you ought to have a clear demonstration that there is significant public support for the question....

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (1st Day) (29 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I shall make two comments on quite a fundamental matter. First, I am clear that there needs to be a memorandum of understanding. I am less clear about whether it needs to have statutory force. However, the public will expect to understand what the powers of a chief constable and a commissioner are when they are being asked to vote for a police and crime commissioner. That seems a...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (1st Day) (29 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 229, but it needs to be placed in the broader context of this group. The amendment relates to our view that a deputy should be a member of the panel and, in the context of that specific amendment, not a member of the commissioner's staff. If one looks carefully at Amendment 60 in this group, one will see that it gives a commissioner the power to appoint a...

Banking: Northern Rock — Question (30 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the staff of Northern Rock have, in the past three and a half years, done a magnificent job to recover the status of the bank? Does he agree that maintaining a headquarters function for the bank in the north-east of England remains important? In that context, could it be a condition of sale that the Northern Rock Foundation, the largest charity in the...

Localism Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (30 Jun 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I will speak to this clause on behalf of the noble Lord, Lord Tope, and will address some of the principles that stand behind it. In practice, the clause continues a capping regime. Councils will not want to risk losing a referendum because there will be a significant rebilling cost. Clause 59, and Schedules 5 and 6, create a duty for a billing authority to determine, in line with...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I shall be very brief. This is an extremely important group of amendments. As noble Lords have said, the amendments address the importance of having appropriate checks and balances in place. In this grouping, while welcoming government amendments, I suggest that it should be possible for the Government to go further in line with some of the amendments that have been tabled and...

Localism Bill: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (5 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: I shall also speak to Amendment 133ZB and I shall be very brief, because a number of the issues that I would have raised were raised earlier in amendments on this section. It is interesting that in this chapter, which has four pages, the Secretary of State is mentioned 19 times. It seems very odd that in a Bill about localism, the Secretary of State has to have 19 separate possible roles. My...

Localism Bill: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (5 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I agree with much of what my noble friend Lord Greaves has said. This is about the issue of competence. A power of general competence implies that people are able to do things because they are competent to do them, but for local authorities there is a separate meaning for "competence", which is the ability to do it. Local authorities have the ability to do it; maybe some do not but...

Localism Bill: Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, in a number of respects, not least in that I think the Government are on the right lines. Some aspects of procedure and process-how this may be delivered-might need to be looked at before Report. I wanted to give some examples from my personal experience of where this legislation could well help to protect a community asset. This is...

Localism Bill: Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: I fully understand that the Bill does not deal with precisely that problem, but I am trying to give the community's point of view on what it worries about, such as controlling the assets that it perceives to be of community value in its area. There is a further general issue with council-owned buildings: whether councils should have an automatic power to sell buildings that they own prior to...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (3rd Day) (11 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 121 and 123. I mention in passing that it seems clear that the objective of Amendment 140, on which we might have said some things, has been achieved by Amendment 139. I share some of the concerns of my noble friend Lord Newton. This is a complex matter that requires further thought. We have had some concern about the small size of the panel, so the...

Open Public Services White Paper — Statement (11 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of Newcastle City Council. There is much to commend in this White Paper in principle, insofar as it gives greater power and responsibility to groups of individuals and third sector providers. However, will my noble friend the Minister confirm that it is not just about sell-off to the private sector for profit and that the Government really mean that...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (11 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, parallel to our discussions on this Bill, the Localism Bill is in Committee. In that, there has been discussion both on a code of conduct and on the need for a standards committee. There has been discussion around whether the code of conduct should be voluntary or statutory-there is a strong view, I think, in your Lordships' House that it should be the latter. On standards...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill: Report (4th Day) (13 Jul 2011)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I add my voice to those who support this amendment because I see it as a critical part of the necessary checks and balances on the powers of the commissioner. I say that for two reasons. First, the acting commissioner could be in post for eight to nine months-that is, for up to six months as permitted in the Bill, together with the period during which a replacement is elected....


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.