Results 81–100 of 1744 for speaker:Lord Skelmersdale

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (8th Day) (29 Jul 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I failed to speak at Second Reading and I have failed to speak throughout the Committee stage. However, I believe that this amendment is very important, especially, as the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley, said, the introductory subsection thereof. I emphasise that this is not a Second Reading speech. However, if I had spoken at Second Reading, I would have reminded my noble friend...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) ( 8 Jul 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: I am afraid that the rules do not allow me to do that. Is it your Lordships’ pleasure that Amendment 18 be withdrawn? Amendment 18 withdrawn. Amendments 19 to 23 not moved. Clause 3 : Marriage for which no opt-in necessary Amendments 24 to 30 not moved. Clause 4 : Opt-in: marriage in places of worship Amendments 31 to 33 not moved. Schedule 1 : Registration of buildings etc Amendments 34 to...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Report (1st Day) ( 8 Jul 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: Is the logic of the noble Lord’s position that this Bill should not be called the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill but the Marriage (Amendment) Bill? Would he be interested in putting down an amendment, if it is not too late, to that effect?

Human Trafficking — Question (21 Mar 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, is it not time that we called a spade a spade and described human trafficking as slavery, which is what it is and which has been illegal in this country for many years?

Crime: Detection Rates — Question (14 Mar 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, perhaps I may get slightly more specific. I have anecdotal evidence of a rise in Muslim hate crime in this country, which apparently is recorded only by the Metropolitan Police. Will my noble friend use his best efforts to encourage other PCCs to make such recordings, because otherwise we will not know exactly what is going on?

Retail: Business Rates — Question (12 Feb 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, my noble friend the Minister mentioned the competition with the high street from internet shopping. Would she accept that the most successful firms in the high street also have internet sales operations?

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Committee (18 Jan 2013)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, before my noble friend Lady Browning, whose Bill this is in this place, rises to speak, may I ask the Minister how the Government intend to use the next five years, assuming that this amendment is passed? Are there any plans in view for the Government to include in a government Bill the very necessary contents of this Bill?

Financial Services Bill — Report (3rd Day) (20 Nov 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, before calling the first amendment, I must remind noble Lords that the House has agreed to treat amendments in the first group as if it were in Committee. This means that if noble Lords feel that they must speak again, they may speak again but only for those amendments numbered in the first group. Clause 7 : Extension of scope of regulation Amendment 70 Moved by Lord Sassoon 70:...

Polio Eradication — Question (19 Nov 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: For how many years does vaccination have to continue before polio can be eradicated?

Claims Management Companies: Unwanted Text Messages — Question ( 5 Nov 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the Minister's offer to put the letter in the Library is, of course, of great interest to Members of this House. However, there is much wider interest in this matter. May I encourage him to consider putting the letter in Hansard so that it can then get on to the internet and be much more widely read?

Mental Health (Approval Functions) Bill: Second Reading and Remaining Stages (31 Oct 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I hesitate to interrupt my noble friend on the Front Bench but it would be helpful to those noble Lords who want to listen to what he has to say about this important Bill if other noble Lords were to leave the Chamber silently.

Financial Services Bill: Committee (9th Day) (24 Oct 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, as an observer of this scene, it is clear to me that my noble friend Lord Sassoon has said that he will take into consideration the two amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Davies of Oldham, and bring something back-whether it is a total positive or a half positive, we do not yet know-at the next stage of the Bill. Therefore, it would be appropriate if the noble Lord would...

Justice and Security Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) ( 9 Jul 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I wish to say a tiny word on Amendment 17. I note that it begins: "The ISC may decide to hold some of its proceedings in public, subject to sub-paragraph (2)", and so on. I ask the Minister whether there is anything in the Bill to prevent the ISC meeting in public, should it so wish.

Environment: Leafleting — Question ( 9 Jul 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, can the Minister give us any update on dissolvable chewing gum, which I gather has been invented, as chewing gum is the most horrendous litter problem on our streets?

Social Care: Legislation — Question (11 Jun 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, recent press reports-in fact, they are not that recent-have concerned the quality of care, not least the care given by care assistants. In their consideration of this matter will my noble friend and his department consider the registration and suitability of care assistants?

Scotland Bill: Report (2nd Day) (28 Mar 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, perhaps I may gently suggest that my noble friend Lord Forsyth finishes his words of wisdom before anyone else interrupts because it interrupts the flow of what he is saying.

Scotland Bill: Committee (4th Day) (15 Mar 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I have to tell the Committee that if Amendment 54C is agreed to, I cannot call Amendment 54D.

Health and Social Care Bill: Report (5th Day) ( 6 Mar 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the House seems to have gone remarkably silent after those two introductory supporters of this particular amendment. As some of your Lordships will remember, when I returned from Northern Ireland as the ex-Minister responsible for health and social services, I came as a great fan of combined health and social services. Yet I discovered in my experience there that it would never,...

Roads: Traffic Lights — Question (27 Feb 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, although this question refers specifically to the United States, has my noble friend considered the position in France, where the conditions are very similar to our own?

Syria — Statement ( 6 Feb 2012)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, the time for the Statement has now elapsed so we return to the Protection of Freedoms Bill.

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