Results 1–20 of 481 for speaker:Lord Moylan

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 69 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I think it was Bismarck who said that the public should never see how laws or sausages are made. Amendment 69 not moved.

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 49 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: If I may interrupt, I simply asked my noble friend for clarity. Is he now saying that the class of persons I referred to does not have access to the right to manage—he seems to have said those words—even by way of the Housing Act 1985, contrary to what was said in Committee, or would he maintain that that route is still available to them? Is it or is it not the Government’s position...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 49 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, there is no better illustration of the sheer folly of trying to deal with this complex issue in wash-up. We have discussed a point that was raised and discussed in Committee, during which one answer was given by a Minister. It was discussed in a meeting at which officials were present. I have not tabled my amendments late; some of my amendments have been down for some time. It is a...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 53 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, this amendment relates to the question of the ability of right-to-manage companies and similar bodies to recover their legal costs. I made remarks in the debate on the first group which largely addressed this. This issue has also been raised by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwell. I see no reason, given the pressure of time, to add further to my arguments or comments...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 53 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 53 withdrawn.

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 44 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Young of Cookham for giving me a breather. I entirely agree with his amendment in relation to forfeiture, which is clearly a completely over-the-top response. Landlords and managers should be entitled to recover their costs, but not at the expense of the tenant having their home seized or taken from them. Other ways must be found of doing that. If they...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 49 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, this amendment relates to a very narrow point, which I will therefore try to deal with in summary form in the interests of time. Before I do so, I will comment on Amendment 50, in the name of my noble friend Lord Bailey of Paddington. One of the most important things that we can do for leaseholders—I speak from experience—is promote the more widespread use of right to manage....

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 31 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I omitted to say what I should have said: of course, my noble friend, who has been a friend for a very long time indeed, may continue to regard me as his noble friend and I will regard him as my noble friend, whatever strange and paradoxical circumstances we may find ourselves in in the course of debate in this Chamber. With that remark, and with a great sense of dissatisfaction at...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 29 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, there has been a number of groups concerning marriage value and I have not spoken in them, because I thought I would save my remarks for now. It is quite clear that what the Government are proposing is simply expropriation—there is no other word for it—and it is one of the two most objectionable features of this Bill. The second is the one I come to now, as the subject of these...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 29 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 29 withdrawn. Amendment 30 not moved.

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 31 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, again, I will be brief. The question of deferment rates was raised by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwell; he raised them specifically in connection with charities but he did not explain exactly what was going on here. My amendments are broader than his as they cover the entire spectrum of deferment rates. What is going on here is that these rates, deferment rates and...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 13 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: Before the noble Baroness sits down, I hope she can appreciate that it is perfectly possible to agree with every word she said—that there are abusers, as I said in Committee, that the Bill should address the abuses and that commonhold or something of that character is undoubtedly the way forward and could be legislated for even now—and still be concerned about the retrospective seizure...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 13 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I say in support of my noble friend Lord Robathan, having once lived in a flat where the landlord was bankrupt, that you do not want to have a bankrupt landlord. It is not good for leaseholders if the landlord cannot exercise their functions—well or badly. So I ask my noble friend the Minister: what assessment have the Government made of the likely effects of this in inducing...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 8 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I speak in support of the two linked amendments tabled by my noble friend Lord Bailey of Paddington. It is perfectly clear that leasehold is unlikely to be the path of the future. My objections to this Bill, apart from some that are to do with practicality—such as the one I spoke on in the last group, where clarity is still needed from the Government—are about the retrospective...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 1 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: Among noble Lords, my noble friend at least must have confidence that the Government will be returned to power and that he will be sitting on that Bench only a matter of weeks from now. On that assumption, could he give us a date for when these regulations will be brought forward, so we can at least know the Government’s position on the timing of this? There is the risk of people being...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 1 (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, before I go further, I declare that I am a long leaseholder in a property which is my home and that I have no other property interests, apart from as a will trustee of one flat in London in which I have no beneficial interest, simply a nominal interest on behalf of the beneficiary of the will during his lifetime. I shall respond in particular to Amendments 55 and 58 among the...

Arrangement of Business - Announcement (24 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I want to make a modest and no doubt futile protest about the insertion of the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill into our programme at this very late stage. When my noble friend the Lord Privy Seal made his business statement yesterday, there was no mention of this Bill. Even when the House was approaching the time for rising, it was difficult to establish whether or not this Bill...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 120A (21 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, and in particular to follow him in expressing a very large degree of gratitude to the Government. Although one is going to end up disagreeing with them on certain narrow points in the course of this short debate, the Government have introduced amendments in the Commons which are extremely helpful to IPP prisoners who are out...

Public Bus Collisions - Question (13 May 2024)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that many injuries caused by buses in fact occur inside the bus, especially to the elderly and vulnerable? Care needs to be taken in examining any statistics that suggest how many bus-related injuries arise in a particular period, to ensure that a distinction is made between those occurring inside the bus, often because of excessive braking, and those...


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