All 13 results for speaker:Lord Lupton

Economy: The Growth Plan 2022 - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (10 Oct 2022)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, it is always a pleasure and a challenge to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Wheatcroft. Two years ago, I watched the then Prime Minister take a pickaxe to one of the granite foundations of our country’s reputation: respect for the rule of law. Now I feel that I may have watched this Administration if not tear up then at least damage the Conservatives’ hard-won and hitherto...

Employment - Motion to Take Note ( 6 Jun 2019)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lord Leigh of Hurley for raising this important issue. It seems to be one of those issues which brings out both the best and some of the less attractive aspects of our British culture today: the best being a certain modesty and reserve in promoting what are good numbers; the less attractive being a reluctance to even report what is basically good news...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, we are in the twilight zone of this long debate. I am speaker No. 161, and I have been positioned as the filling in a rich Young-Judge sandwich of the noble Baroness, Lady Young, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge. I will direct my comments to three general points, the first of which is referenda. I have no doubt that referenda sit very uneasily with our long-established...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2017)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, I address my remarks to the subject of business finance: the right way for the Government and the private sector to support businesses to grow, and ultimately the right way for the Government to tax them when they become profitable. However, I start with a concern about the wrong way to finance businesses. In my day job as European chairman of an international corporate finance...

Brexit: Domestic and International - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, I am sure that the House will agree with me that that was a powerful maiden speech by my long-standing and now noble friend Lord Gadhia. It drew on his displaced, almost nomadic, early life and on the debt which he palpably feels to this country, which took his family in. He is, however, too modest to highlight the notable success he has had in the London-based financial services...

Tax: Avoidance and Evasion - Question for Short Debate (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Leigh of Hurley on again exposing to some healthy, fresh scrutiny the question of tax avoidance and evasion in the UK. First, I declare my interest as the European chairman of a financial services firm. We advise corporations—large and small, national and international—on their strategic moves. But we are not, and do not hold ourselves out to...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, I would like to spend these few minutes concentrating on the vital need for early intervention in the lives of deeply troubled children, a topic I covered in both my maiden speech and an Oral Question. Before I do so, I shall try to put in context this Government’s attempts to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged people in Britain. In doing so, I want to make a point...

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding — Motion to Take Note ( 9 Mar 2016)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, I declare my various interests in this debate: first, and somewhat posthumously, as the voluntary national treasurer of the Conservative Party until last month; secondly, as a continuing board member of the Conservative Party; thirdly, as a very willing and voluntary donor—past, present and no doubt future—to the Conservative Party. And that goes to the nub of the issue...

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding — Motion to Take Note ( 9 Mar 2016)

Lord Lupton: It is not affiliated, but it has donated to the Labour Party according to statistics from the Electoral Commission. My daughter was graceful enough to acknowledge that at least donations to the Conservatives are all—every one—an act of intentional benevolence. I remind your Lordships that Clause 10, as the report states, is in effect moving us to the Northern Ireland system of opt-in,...

Schools: Exclusions — Question (15 Dec 2015)

Lord Lupton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider introducing a higher duty of care on head teachers when excluding children aged under 16 from their schools to ensure that such children are in practice met by a parent, guardian or approved carer.

Schools: Exclusions — Question (15 Dec 2015)

Lord Lupton: My Lords, given this Government’s strong commitment to child protection and the support network which we often assume exists for very troubled children when there is no such network, as there may be no real families or functioning parents as we understand them, does my noble friend agree that the Government should revise regulations so as to require head teachers to ensure that they release...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Lord Lupton: (Maiden Speech) My Lords, it is a great honour to stand here as a Member of this House and to speak for the first time. I begin by expressing my thanks to noble Lords on all sides of the House for the warmth of the welcome I have received. The huge amount of support available to newcomers such as myself from your Lordships, the doorkeepers, the clerks, the Library, the IT support staff, the...


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