Results 41–60 of 1744 for speaker:Lord Skelmersdale

Employment — Question (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, many years ago, when I was taught economics, I was taught to define my terms. Will my noble friend explain whether the 2% to 3% unemployment rate which was valid in the 1980s still constitutes full employment?

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (2nd Day) ( 2 Nov 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, before the noble Lord replies, can we get back to some sort of order, so that we can have the points explained with some degree of logicality? If the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, has finished his original speech on presenting the amendment, could he perhaps move it so that we can get on in the normal way?

Retail Sector: High Street — Question (17 Sep 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the Minister prides herself on the fact that unoccupancy rates have fallen. Is it not a fact that most of the incoming renters of these shops are food outlets? How does that help people who want to buy other equipment and goods from high street shops?

London Airport: New Runway — Question ( 2 Jul 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, how long will the extra runway last us before we have to consider yet another expansion of airport capacity?

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (19 Jun 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the noble Lord has just explained that in his view the airport at Newquay is a hub airport. As I read the Bill, Clause 1(4) defines a hub airport as providing a connection between flights. There is no flight that I know of to the Isles of Scilly, and certainly no airport there.

Small Businesses: Late Payment — Question (11 Jun 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, so far the discussion has been on the exchange of money between businesses. However, in my experience as the director of a minuscule company, charities can be just as bad. Can my noble friend say what pressure should be put on charities?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: *No heading* (26 Mar 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Deregulation Bill, rights of way officers have a duty to persuade objectors to a footpath deregulation order agreed by a county council to correct an error in the definitive footpath map in order to prevent an appeal to the Secretary of State.

Population: International Migration — Question (16 Mar 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords—

Population: International Migration — Question (16 Mar 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, would my noble friend accept that the real problem is not immigration but integration?

Infrastructure Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments ( 9 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, can he tell me whether he knows of any company of any size, in any part of the world, which invests to not make a profit?

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Committee ( 6 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: I wonder whether the noble Baroness was listening when the Lord Speaker put the question. She put it very clearly that what we are discussing is the second “the” and not the first.

Deregulation Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 5 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I am the first to agree with my noble friend Lord Clement-Jones that this review is, if anything, overdue and that it is quite wrong for the public sector broadcasters to be subsidising cable operators in this way. But what I find absolutely fascinating is that the debate on Clause 64 hinged on the Government putting the cart before the force. Now my noble friend is putting exactly...

Deregulation Bill — Report (2nd Day) ( 5 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: Before my noble friend sits down, I have listened to the whole of this discussion and it seems to swing on the results of the price review. Can my noble friend give a cast-iron guarantee that the Government will not operate Clause 64 until or unless that review comes to the conclusion that he suspects it might?

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 3 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, would my noble friend accept another thought? As she said, she is a farmer but not a farmer on—for example—the Quantocks, or Exmoor, or further north in Cumbria like the noble Lord, Lord Judd, although I believe he is not a farmer; none the less he is a resident. They have to get around their land on some sort of vehicle, whether it is a tractor or a quad bike.

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 3 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I understand the rationale behind what the two noble Lords have said on the amendment but I would add a slightly cautionary note. Although we all enjoy walking on footpaths and we get irritated by bicycles, quad bikes, Land Rovers, et cetera, on paths that are not BOATs, there are those, such as disabled people, who are able to enjoy such footpaths only through the use of some sort...

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 3 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: Will my noble friend give way? I thought, or at least I hoped, that I had made it quite clear that, if my noble friend accepted my amendment—which, clearly, he is not going to—it would be necessary to have a Third Reading amendment to make these regulations by affirmative order. In that case, of course, they would have parliamentary scrutiny.

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 3 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, as my noble friend Lady Byford said, my Amendment 12 has been grouped with her Amendment 7. Not surprisingly, the scene has moved on in the long period since Committee, when there was a surprising amount of support for the series of amendments in my name which had the effect of a presumption in favour of a diversion or stopping up of a footpath that passes through the curtilage of a...

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 3 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I regret that the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, has not split this amendment into two parts, which it is quite possible to do, because I am fairly certain that a person who has made a booking would not on average ask the taxi company where the taxi was coming from. It may be that they envisage—rather like, I suspect, my noble friend Lord Deben—that, when they book a taxi...

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 3 Feb 2015)

Lord Skelmersdale: Breckland, I apologise: the west, shall we say. On occasions, I use taxis. I ring up—sometimes from a train, sometimes from London—and the taxi company says, “Yes, you will have a taxi arriving at 5.03, or whatever the time is, to meet your train”. Even when I get into that taxi, I do not know whether it comes from, say, Exeter, or rather closer in Devon, which is another local...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Acts ( 3 Dec 2014)

Lord Skelmersdale: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which are the oldest three Acts on the statute book; and what is the reason for their retention in each case.


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