Results 41–60 of 5801 for speaker:Lord Prescott

Press Regulation — Question (11 Jul 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, the agenda, the rules of decisions, the timing and attendance are determined by Cabinet Members. They have decided to give the press charter greater priority. Is the Minister aware that there is division on the press charter as a number of the papers do not support it? It is not consistent with Leveson’s request for independence—free of government, free of Parliament and free of...

Press Regulation — Question (11 Jul 2013)

Lord Prescott: Why?

Government Archives and Official Histories — Question for Short Debate (10 Jul 2013)

Lord Prescott: And do not forget to label them.

Government Archives and Official Histories — Question for Short Debate (10 Jul 2013)

Lord Prescott: I went to the Cabinet Office.

Government Archives and Official Histories — Question for Short Debate (10 Jul 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Rodgers, on raising the matter of government archives and records. I was a bit unsure whether my experience, which I wish to relate to the House, fitted into this, but in his first few words he made clear the kind of chaos that is associated with records and archives. That has been exactly my experience in the past two years, although it does not...

Energy Bill — Second Reading (18 Jun 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I feel most inadequate as I have no commercial interests to record either in the register or anywhere else, except perhaps one: I was the UK and European negotiator at Kyoto. Therefore, my interest is to continue to argue the case for climate change—the scientific argument and the connection between carbon and the increase in climate change. This very good debate has reflected the...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I offer my congratulations to the three excellent maiden speakers today, who very much reflected their personal experiences, which will clearly be to the advantage of future debates in this House. I will also make a contribution arising from my personal experiences of press regulation, the setting-up of a royal charter and the Leveson proposals. I agree with the speech made by the...

Leveson Inquiry: Report — Question (13 May 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I confess not to being a full supporter of the royal charter, although I was quite prepared to accept it if all three parties got together, and it embodied the Leveson proposals. I am pleased to hear that that is now going ahead. Will the Minister confirm that, even under those proposals, there will have to be legislation before these Houses to determine the issue on damages and...

Council of Europe: Local and Regional Democracy — Question for Short Debate ( 6 Feb 2013)

Lord Prescott: We in this country have been in breach of our human rights obligations; it has been confirmed twice by the courts. Are we not doing anything about it?

Council of Europe: Local and Regional Democracy — Question for Short Debate ( 6 Feb 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Earl on securing this debate on the Council of Europe, in which we have had some activities in the past. He referred to his concern about democracy in its national context, and I, as he knows, have been actively involved in the national democracy in one particular country, Armenia. He will recall that the elections were held for the President of that...

Defamation Bill: Report (Continued) ( 5 Feb 2013)

Lord Prescott: It was the Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions chaired by Mr Whittingdale.

Defamation Bill: Report (Continued) ( 5 Feb 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I agree with the amendments put forward by my noble friend Lord Browne. The noble Lord, Lord Phillips, has made a point about the confusion between the interpretation on the websites and in this amendment with regard to books. This is about whether the statement is known to be defamatory. I want to raise an unusual matter; I believe this House made a defamatory statement in the very...

Leveson Inquiry — Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2013)

Lord Prescott: Not by me.

Leveson Inquiry — Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2013)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I welcome this debate and I especially welcome the Leveson report and analysis, and the fact that he adopted many of the recommendations I made in my evidence to him. But there have been voices that disagree with his approach, basically on the argument about whether there should be a statutory underpinning. That is what is at the heart of the argument now-not only now, but, as...

Arrangement of Business — Announcement (19 Dec 2012)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, the noble Baroness last night informed us of the cancellation of this important debate, but said it was influenced by "a forceful delegation" who approached her. Can she give me the names of this forceful delegation, since they were the eiderdown brigade who prefer bed to debate? Does she also realise that, in missing the opportunity last night, this House has missed the opportunity...

Arrangement of Business — Announcement (18 Dec 2012)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, with regard to the new timing of this debate, I accept that a delegation had to get home instead of taking part in it and I understand the difficulties, although it was their choice rather than that of this House. However, will the Chief Whip make sure that we have the debate before any decisions are made? This is a chance for the House of Lords to give an opinion on the most...

Leveson Inquiry — Statement (29 Nov 2012)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I speak as a victim of our free press. The failure of the PCC and the Metropolitan Police is well recorded in this excellent report by Lord Justice Leveson, who has given us solutions to that failure. I welcome the report, as it recommends change and accepts the recommendations that I made for change, including the voluntary and statutory framework, when he invited me to do so in...

China: Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament — Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2012)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I would like to follow the reason given by the noble Lord, Lord Wilson, and say that I am not going to talk a great deal about the nuclear situation. I think it is a serious matter and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Browne, on the debate. I have sat and listened to a great deal, although the absurdities of the argument on nuclear become clearer time and again. There are good...

Prisoners: Voting Rights — Statement (22 Nov 2012)

Lord Prescott: My Lords, I welcome the Statement as it offers a number of options. You can accept the changes and, therefore, observe the rights of the convention; or, if you refuse, you can leave it. To reject and leave the convention would be a proper exercise of parliamentary democracy. Is the Minister aware that I am a member of the human rights committee in the Council of Europe? That committee has...


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