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Adoption and Children Bill (16 Oct 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords—

Adoption and Children Bill (16 Oct 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, although I took an active part in the Adoption Act 1976 in another place, I had decided that, following early discussions on the Bill when I was convinced that events had so changed between the passing of that Act and the introduction of the Bill, I did not have a contribution to make. I had been much more concerned as a family with an immediate family and a much wider family,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chinook ZD 576 (24 Sep 2002)

Lord Hooson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Statement by Lord Bach on 22 July (HL Deb. col. 23), whether they will place in the Library of the House or otherwise publish the advice they receive from "an extremely distinguished Queen's counsel" together with the instructions to, and the questions asked of, him or her, before there is a debate on the report of the Select Committee, under the...

Non-Executive Directors (30 Jul 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, is not one of the problems that so many non-executive directors are executive directors of other companies? As regards remuneration committees, do they not have a vested interest in keeping board salaries at as high a level as possible? How does the Minister propose to deal with that problem?

Chinook ZD576 (22 Jul 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, as a member of the Select Committee—

Chinook ZD576 (22 Jul 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, as a member of the Select Committee, I have only one question for the Minister. As I understood him, he said that the Government have taken outside advice. Was the advice legal or technical? Before we have a debate in this House on the subject, will he identify from whom that advice came?

Borough Freedom (Family Succession) Bill [HL] (17 Jul 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, on behalf of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mustill, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Therefore, unless any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Moved, That the order of commitment be discharged.—(Lord Hooson.)

American Farm Bill and Agricultural Trade ( 2 Jul 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I hesitated to put my name down for the debate. I rarely intervene in debates these days as there are so many able and younger people than myself. But I could not resist the temptation when I saw the Unstarred Question and realised who the questioner was. He has asked a most important question. The Government's reply will arouse great interest, not only in this country and in Europe...

Flooding (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, is the Minister aware that at a meeting earlier this year, officials of the Environment Agency at Llanidloes—Llanidloes is the first town on the Severn; if Llanidloes floods one day, Shrewsbury floods 24 hours later—gave an undertaking to consider and report on the local and broader issues that caused the flooding? Damage was also caused at Llanidloes; I saw for myself some of...

Consignia (13 Jun 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, does the Minister agree, as has been hinted at by the noble Lord, Lord Clarke, that this sad news raises a broader issue for the Government? This week Mr Mandelson proclaimed that we are all Thacherites now. On these Benches we do not happen to be so. Does the Minister agree that that news, following recent bad news about our railways, raises a much broader point about whether there...

Dental Care (14 May 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, in regard to the concern about preventive medicine, have the Government any plans to recruit and train an increased number of dental hygienists?

Taxation ( 1 May 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, does the Minister appreciate that the Liberal Democrat emphasis on direct taxation is that it is levied on the people who can afford to pay, whereas indirect taxation applies equally to the poor and the rich?

Middle East (10 Apr 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, as everyone knows, innocents on both sides have suffered from terrorism, increasingly so since more violent leadership has taken hold on each side. Has that not arisen because of the failure to implement resolutions of the United Nations Security Council? Should not most of the blame for that failure rest at the door, I regret to say, of our allies in the United States of America?...

BBC Standards ( 6 Mar 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, do the Government agree that the governors of the BBC should be reassured that as a non-profit-making organisation the public are more concerned with the quality of its programmes than with its market share?

Wind Energy (25 Feb 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I rise to speak very briefly in the gap. I entirely agree with what my noble friend Lord Carlile had to say. I am now in what the late and lamented Lord Elwyn-Jones used to call "the anecdotage". As I listened to the debate an anecdote came to my mind of an incident 40 years ago when I appeared as counsel on behalf of a group called Friends of Mwnt, who were objecting to a caravan...

Wales (13 Feb 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I join the noble Lord, Lord Morgan, in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, for initiating this debate. His was by far the most constructive and sympathetic voice on the Conservative Benches during the whole of the devolution debate. His standing in the academic world and as head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit during the Thatcher era and his known concern for...

UK Beef Exports: French Ban (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, what do the Government regard as a reasonable period in this context?

Acts of Parliament: Drafting (10 Dec 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, does the noble and learned Lord also think that there is inadequate scrutiny and inadequate time for scrutiny in another place? I recollect from my days in another place that the process there is more streamlined and does not achieve as much. There is, therefore, more work to be done in your Lordships' House. But part of the remedy surely lies in another place.

Acts of Parliament: Drafting (10 Dec 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I have known the noble Lord, Lord Renton, for many, many years. In the other place and in your Lordships' House he has been a ceaseless campaigner on the very important subject of making our laws more apparent, readable and relevant to all those who are affected by them; that is, our citizens. I am also delighted to know that the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brightman, is taking...

Magistrates' Courts ( 3 Dec 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I entirely support the noble Lord, Lord Phillips of Sudbury, in what he said. But I was astonished to see my name on the list of speakers. It is due to a misapprehension. As my noble friend Lord Carlile and I come from the same area, we would say much the same thing and I understood that I was to speak only if he was not available.

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