Results 21–40 of 123 for speaker:Lord Lisvane

House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve (Continued) ( 5 Dec 2016)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, it is a pleasure to be able to reassure the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, that this is not my annual appearance on these Benches. It is also a pleasure to join in the deserved chorus of congratulation to the noble Lords, Lord Cormack and Lord Norton of Louth, for their hard work, persistence and determination in bringing this issue before your Lordships’ House. It has been...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading ( 6 Dec 2016)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I should first declare that I am one of the founders of the New Model in Technology & Engineering university being established in Herefordshire and an honorary fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. I express my thanks to the noble Viscount the Minister and his Commons colleague Jo Johnson, for the time and trouble they have taken to engage with noble Lords on this Bill. I think that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Consultants (16 Dec 2016)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 16 November (HL2985), if the information about the number of NHS consultant appointments cancelled is not held in the format requested, in what format that information is held.

Parliamentary Proceedings: Statistics - Question for Short Debate (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, my noble friend’s excellent Question is narrow, but its implications are wide. The rule of law is central to any civilised society. The quality of law is a determining factor in the respect in which the law is held, so it is central to the rule of law. The other side of the equation is just as important: how well does the legislature scrutinise the legislative proposals of the...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, as this is the first time I have spoken in Committee on the Bill, I should declare, as I did at Second Reading, that I am one of the founders of the New Model in Technology & Engineering university to be established in Herefordshire —and I am most grateful to the Minister for his mention of that in earlier proceedings. I am also an honorary fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. In...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Lisvane: I am very grateful to the Minister. If I may borrow the phraseology of my noble and learned friend Lord Judge, I think this may well be an occasion on which two entirely reasonable people can disagree without either one of them being unreasonable. Given that, the lateness of the hour and the delightful promise of another of the noble Viscount’s splendid letters, I beg leave to withdraw the...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, the amendments in this group which stand in my name and the names of my noble and learned friend Lord Judge, my noble friend Lady O’Neill of Bengarve and the noble Lord, Lord Norton of Louth, do three things. Amendment 265 would require the Secretary of State’s approval before the OfS could make an order authorising the grant of degrees. What is proposed in the Bill would...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Lisvane: I am very grateful to the Minister for his careful and detailed reply. The noble Lord, Lord Norton, is on to a good point there. If it is an SI Act 1946 statutory instrument, the Act contains the praying procedure. It would indeed put a Minister perhaps in rather a difficult position, having to defend the case, while having, as it were, abrogated responsibility. That is no doubt something...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, would the Minister like to hazard a guess as to whether provision for a post-negotiation referendum would be within the scope of an Article 50 Bill?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, almost exactly 44 years ago I was in Strasbourg as one of the secretaries of the British delegation to the European Parliament, at the first session of the Parliament that had the United Kingdom as a member state. Bringing up the century as the 100th contributor in this unprecedentedly long list of speakers may have a certain symmetry about it, but it is in no way an outcome that I...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) ( 1 Mar 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I hope that the noble Viscount will be kind enough to allow me to interpose very briefly. I support the thrust of Amendment 17 and certainly the aim that it seeks to achieve, but I have a couple of questions about the mechanisms that it proposes to do that. It proposes proceeding by resolution of each House. There are two issues. First, what happens if a straightforward approval...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) ( 7 Mar 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I am extremely grateful to my noble friend; no doubt she will have her opportunity in a moment. After more than four decades in which I sought to make the most modest of modest contributions to parliamentary effectiveness and reputation, I hope that my credentials as an advocate of parliamentary sovereignty will not be challenged. I am very grateful to my noble friend Lord Pannick...

Clerk of the Parliaments - Retirement of Sir David Beamish KCB (24 Apr 2017)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I have known Sir David Beamish for 42 years. For three years I had the pleasure of being his opposite number in the House of Commons. I pay tribute to him for staying in his job a little longer than I stayed in mine. David’s friendship, courtesy, intellectual horsepower and indomitable cheerful optimism, no matter how adverse the circumstances, made that a delightful and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Navy: Fisheries ( 3 Nov 2017)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty's Government what fishery protection vessels they plan to have in service in UK territorial waters in April 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 3 November (HL2523), when the assessment of sea-based patrol capability is expected to be completed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Offices: Closures ( 5 Dec 2017)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether funding will be made available to prevent Post Office closures and to maintain the network at its present size.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Protection (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 15 November (HL3019) regarding the ongoing assessment of the UK's sea-based patrol capability, what assumptions have been made in relation to the total sea area that will need to be patrolled.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Plastics (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the timing of their consultation on means to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic straws; and when policy proposals are expected to follow.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, it is no exaggeration to say that if the Bill before us is enacted without significant amendment, it will represent the largest single peacetime transfer of power from Parliament to the Executive. By comparison, the 1972 Act was a model of restraint. This is not what we were led to believe in the referendum campaign by the use of phrases such as “parliamentary sovereignty”...


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