Results 61–80 of 115 for speaker:Lord Hooson

Written Answers — House of Lords: Welsh Sunday Licensing (12 Nov 2001)

Lord Hooson: asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of the decision of the National Assembly for Wales in favour of ending septennial voting on whether public houses should remain open on a Sunday or not, and in view of the fact that the next vote is due to be called in 2003, whether they can give any indication on when the necessary legislation will be introduced into the Westminster Parliament to...

Supreme Court ( 8 Nov 2001)

Lord Hooson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they would like to see progress towards a Supreme Court separate from the House of Lords, as advocated by the senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, Lord Bingham of Cornhill.

Supreme Court ( 8 Nov 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord for his Answer. However, is it not of great importance that the matter was raised by the senior Law Lord? In view of that—the senior Law Lord is suggesting an important change in our constitution—is it not of supreme importance that the House should debate the matter properly? In light of the fact that the matter was raised at such a level,...

Public Service (24 Oct 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I, too, want to congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Oxford on winning the ballot and enabling us to have such a fascinating debate on the subject. We have heard impressive contributions, not least from the four maiden speakers. Each spoke from a different viewpoint and background and they made most valuable contributions. To many people in their daily lives and...

Sheep and BSE (22 Oct 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, before the Minister sits down, will he say what period of time elapsed between the fears that there had been cross-contamination and the discovery that there were no sheep brains in the sample?

Sheep and BSE (22 Oct 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I also thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. He said that we are talking about research being conducted at the leading edge of scientific experimentation. That must be true but it is also at the leading edge of public concern about health in this country. Does he not realise that the Statement discloses a case of monumental negligence if not on the part of an individual,...

Foot and Mouth Disease (23 Jul 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the average cost of disinfecting farms in Scotland is about a quarter of the reported cost in England and Wales? How do the Government explain that difference? Is there not a case for investigating extraordinary and exorbitant charges in England and Wales?

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill ( 9 May 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I support the sentiment of this amendment, but if I had drafted it myself I would have inserted the words "the views and the responsibilities of any parents or guardians" because the word "views" concerns something which is to be estimated whereas the word "rights" imports something quite different. It would be a mistake to put the word "rights" into the Bill. I do not quite agree...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing Laws: Wales ( 3 May 2001)

Lord Hooson: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to amend the Licensing Act 1964 to deal with Wales's seven-day opening policy.

Anglo-American Relations ( 2 May 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, although I welcome the initiative of the noble Lord, Lord Howell, in tabling this Motion, I believe, as he knows from my views about the matter, that it would have been more valuable to consider the relationship, and the developments in that relationship, between the United States and the European Union. In my experience, today that is increasingly the way that most Americans...

Wembley National Stadium Project ( 2 May 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, as a rugby fan, and a Welsh rugby fan at that, I intervene to make a suggestion. One of the problems of all national stadiums--it will eventually be a problem at Cardiff--whether used for one sport or two sports, is that they have a very limited income. Not only has the initial cost to be borne in mind but also how to generate income. If only international matches are held at a...

Manufacturing Industry ( 1 May 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, will not the noble Lord now reply to the question of his noble friend Lord Barnett? How can this Government, or any government, affect the placement of manufacturing industry in this country when it is controlled in the global economy by companies whose budgets are much larger than many national units?

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill ( 3 Apr 2001)

Lord Hooson: The genesis of Amendment No. 5 was, as I recollect, a round-table discussion in the Bishop's Bar between the four signatories to the amendment. All four of us discovered that we were great believers in having a purpose clause. We were also great believers in making legislation as simple as possible but that certain guiding principles should illuminate any interpretation of the Bill when it...

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill ( 3 Apr 2001)

Lord Hooson: Is the noble and learned Lord really saying that the second part of an advertisement for a commissioner's job will satisfy those who think that the purpose clause in this Bill should have the effect of drawing the attention of the commissioner, whoever he may be, in the future, perhaps when the advertisement may have been changed?

Hunting Bill (26 Mar 2001)

Lord Hooson: I have one thing in common with the noble Lord, Lord Graham--we both celebrate our birthday today. However, I totally disagree with what he has said. Those who want to increase the divide between the countryside and the urban population should follow his advice.

Foot and Mouth Disease (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Inglewood. I am sure that I speak for the whole House when I express my sympathy for his loss. I appreciate the way in which he was able to speak of his problems in the context of his own area and in a European context. I also appreciate the helpful suggestions he made for the possible alleviation of the problems which face the...

Foot and Mouth Disease (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that explanation. I am always dubious about using military terms such as a task force which suggest immediate action with drastic steps being taken. One often suspects that the setting up of an organisation so entitled is a propaganda front which sounds fine but will have few co-ordination powers and will soon be forgotten. However, in setting it...

Foot and Mouth Disease (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister. I am very impressed by her knowledge. I accept the point about the high water table and understand that that can be an effective argument in certain areas. I still believe that burial is possible in some areas. I heard on the telephone about an infected farm in Dumfries where cattle had been slaughtered at the weekend but the sheep were still about...

Foot and Mouth Disease (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, what is the logic of the projected slaughter of the unaffected pregnant ewes which have been away wintering? What is the justification for that? In her introductory remarks, the Minister said that if the sheep are within five kilometres of their home base it may be possible to return them to that land. Few ewes away wintering will be within five kilometres of their base. That scheme...

Hunting Bill (12 Mar 2001)

Lord Hooson: My Lords, while listening to this debate I have been reflecting on the nature of cruelty. I have lived in the countryside for most of my life and was brought up on a farm. Our farm being family owned, it was interesting that we were anti-hunt. That was rather because my mother, who was a great radical, regarded the hunt in the Vale of Clwyd as "Tories on horseback" and therefore to be banned...


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