Results 21–40 of 2692 for speaker:Lord Maxton

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Maxton: There is no station at the border at all, whatever, in Scotland, between Scotland and England. The first station is Carlisle, which is in England.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I shall not follow the noble Viscount, Lord Falkland, down the road of horseracing because I have a confession to make, which is that I have never been in a betting shop in my life as far as I know—unless I was taken in as a very young child. I have three points to make. The first is the question of what sport is, because it is vital to the amendment—which I will be supporting....

Serious Fraud Office - Question (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I point out to the noble Baroness that of course transport is not just a Scottish matter; some transport crosses the border and comes into England as well. I travel down here every week by train; does that mean that the transport police will now stop at Carlisle and a new police force will have to take over thereafter?

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Maxton: As a result of the answer given to me by my noble friend, I have looked this up. It says: “Use of recreational or social drugs is banned in sport”, even though they may be, “detrimental to sporting performance and result in a positive test result weeks later”. It is not just drugs that enhance performance that are banned but those which do not enhance performance.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, how does the noble Lord define sport? That is a major question. For instance, in snooker, which I believe is defined as a sport, it is recognised that beta blockers are a banned substance whereas in other sports they would not necessarily be banned. Dancing is not defined as a sport although it demands very much more activity than either darts or snooker, which is a sport.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Maxton: I am slightly confused by what is a performance-enhancing drug. We have seen athletes and other sportsmen banned in this country for taking what I would call non-enhancing drugs: in other words, cannabis or whatever it might be. In that case they are not performance-enhancing drugs but the reverse of them—yet people can be banned even if taking them is deemed legal in the country where they...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 6 Nov 2017)

Lord Maxton: I have fingerprint identification on my mini iPad, but I also have a password. Sometimes the fingerprint will not work, and you have to use the password.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Maxton: I entirely agree with my noble friend. The point I was going to make is that small companies are often very wealthy. In the global digital world that is the fact: you do not need the same number of employees as in the past. Equally, would the amendment apply to five employees globally, or just in this country?

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note ( 7 Sep 2017)

Lord Maxton: The noble Lord is aware, of course, that Estonia insists on every citizen having an identity card, which is a smart card?

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note ( 7 Sep 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, you will note that I have basically torn up my speech. If you are number 17 on the list, most of what you want to say has already been said. First, I would like to thank the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox, both for her speech and for introducing this debate. Her speech was very good, if slightly depressing. I have already used the intranet and the internet at least twice today: I...

Health: Electronic Patient Records - Question (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, will the Minister make it clear to the House that there are four health services in the United Kingdom, not one? What negotiations are taking place with his equivalent colleagues in the other Administrations in the United Kingdom to ensure that there is one common computer system across the whole of the United Kingdom? Electronic patient records depend upon there being one computer...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Maxton: Can the Minister tell the House what other form of taxation—I accept his definition that the licence fee is a tax—is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act?

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Maxton: With all respect to the Minister, the BBC is not covered entirely by the Freedom of Information Act. The managerial side of it is covered by the Act but the part that concerns putting out programmes is not.

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Maxton: Can I just be marginally controversial? I accept the first amendment, which would establish a BBC licence fee commission, but the time has come when we have to look at the licence fee itself. We should remember that the licence fee was established way back in the days of Lord Reith—an awful man, but that is beside the point—based on the fact that you had one broadcasting unit in your...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I too welcome the amendment; it is well worth while, but it is worth making a point I made earlier. Of course, there are now books that are written entirely as e-books and not published at all in printed form; they are published for the Kindle or similar devices. Does this amendment cover these as well? Does it give the author of such books exactly the same rights as the author of a...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I shall be brief. I have in my pocket a mobile phone owned by Virgin Media. Virgin Media uses the EE spectrum. As far as I know, there is no financial connection between Virgin Media and EE, but Virgin uses the EE network. Could the Minister explain that to me?

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I fully support these amendments, although they use the term “United Kingdom”. I would like the Minister to say what powers the Scottish Parliament in particular and the other devolved Parliaments have in this matter. BT has a monopoly on laying the cables, but it often has to do it down roads and across private land, particularly if no telephone line already exists. Some 90% of...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) ( 6 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: While the Minister is doing that, can I ask whether this amendment covers Scotland? He is replying as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen of Elie. Registration of births, deaths and marriages was not introduced in Scotland until 1855 rather than 1837—I think—so does this amendment cover Scotland?

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) ( 6 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: It was 1855 in Scotland.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 2 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I too support this amendment, but—there is a “but” to it—there are of course two types of e-books. There are those physical books which have been transferred over and copied into an e-system, but there are also increasingly a number of authors who write an e-book directly; they do not publish them at all in written form. I am not sure that this amendment takes account of the...


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