Results 141–160 of 1744 for speaker:Lord Skelmersdale

Equality Act 2010 — Question (22 Dec 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, is it not fundamental to this whole question that we have proper education in schools from the very earliest age?

Health and Safety: Common Sense Common Safety: Debate (25 Nov 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: Does that require legislation?

Health and Safety: Common Sense Common Safety: Debate (25 Nov 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, as a result of my noble friend Lord Young's introduction to this debate, it seems to me we ought to amend our Standing Orders to include the phrase "re-maiden speech". I thank him for his reappearance and for agreeing to meet me towards the end of his inquiry. Health and safety is a subject that concerns every one of us; it gets the blame for a whole range of activities being...

Identity Documents Bill: Report (17 Nov 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, while we are in a correcting mood, may I remind the House that we are actually on Report and not in Committee, as amusing as the exchanges have been heretofore?

Identity Documents Bill: Report (17 Nov 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I wonder if, when he comes to wind up, the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, could be a little more explicatory-for want of a better word-on the meaning of Amendment 4. Presumably, he is talking about the costs and savings incurred. We have just had a very long debate on the subject-

Welfare Reform — Question (16 Nov 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, may I take my noble friend a little further? Does not Article 2(2)(b) of ILO Convention 29 specifically exclude, "any work or service which forms part of the normal civic obligations of the citizens of a fully self-governing country"? Will not these provisions, once enacted, cover that point?

Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — Question ( 8 Nov 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, my noble friend gave us the figure for total research into CFS/ME. How much was for biological research as opposed to psychiatric research?

Houses of Parliament: Cycle Hire — Question (27 Oct 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, may I have an assurance from the Chairman of Committees that this is a matter purely for your Lordships' House and your Lordships' authorities and has nothing to do with another place?

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL]: Report (25 Oct 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, it would make life a lot clearer for me if the Minister could say whether anything in Resolution 1373 prohibits a state that has signed up to it from producing legislation on the same subject that is more severe than the resolution suggests.

Housing — Question (21 Oct 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, are the Government looking at the knotty subject of succession tenancy in social and local authority subsidised housing?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Electricity (19 Oct 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: To Ask Her Majesty's Government what public intervention subsidy is given to home generators of electricity by (a) photo voltaic cells, (b) water wheels, and (c) wind generators; and what is the maximum kilowattage allowed to be generated in each case.

Welfare Reform — Statement (11 Oct 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, my noble friend will not be surprised to learn that I am broadly supportive of the plans he repeated today. However, I wish to ask a specific question about the ATOS programme of work capability assessments for those on ESA-in other words, the programme to ascertain which people currently on ESA are suitable to move into work preparation and perhaps into work. My noble friend will...

Energy: Carbon Capture and Storage — Question (28 Jul 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, will the Government encourage the new coal stations that are being built to operate a dual-fuel policy-coal and biofuels-such as that being carried out at the Drax power station?

Privileges and Conduct: Motion to Agree (27 Jul 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, rather surprisingly, I go along with what the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, said. If we read between the lines, it seems clear that the committee found that there was a leak. It gave a good reason for not holding a leak inquiry, which appears at the end of paragraph 17 of the report. However, leaks are extremely serious matters and I believe that a leak inquiry should now be...

House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Jul 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I congratulate the usual channels on arranging for a debate on the practices of the House so early in this Parliament and my noble friend's intention to set up a Leader's group to study them. I hope that this will not preclude a discussion of procedures, which is what I am principally interested in. Earlier in this debate, my noble friend Lord Cope used a phrase akin to "be careful...

House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note (29 Jun 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, in discussing this subject, I believe that we should take a firm and objective view of ourselves and what we do or, rather, the results of what we do. When all is said and done, we are a House of Parliament with very few powers, fewer even than when WS Gilbert wrote that we, "Did nothing in particular, And did it very well". As my noble friend Lord Cope pointed out, we often do not...

Japanese Knotweed — Question (24 Jun 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, would it not be quite a good thing if this bug, the name of which I cannot pronounce either, were to mutate and attack the oilseed rape seedlings that are desecrating our waterways and creating quite a large eyesore around the country?

Health: Government Spending — Question (14 Jun 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, can the Minister give us the assurance that it is functions that matter at the expense of individual bodies, which may of course overlap?

Crime and Security Bill: Second Reading (29 Mar 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, with this Bill we are in a somewhat weird position. The noble Baroness, Lady Harris, regarded it as strange. To use an inelegant phrase that I learnt many years ago: same difference. Any Bill must have a Second Reading in the Second House to have any chance of getting on to the statute book. With no conventional Committee stage, possibly no Report stage at all and no conventional...

Ordnance Survey — Question (24 Mar 2010)

Lord Skelmersdale: My Lords, I must declare an interest as a former Minister for Ordnance Survey. Can the Minister give me any other recent example where a government response to consultation had not been published before an activity was initiated?

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