Results 181–187 of 187 for speaker:the Bishop of Derby

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: British Midland International (21 Dec 2011)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will intervene to prevent the break-up of British Midland International's assets into runway slots and regional airlines. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to encourage bidders which will protect the 527 jobs at British Midland International's headquarters at Castle Donington.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Procurement (21 Dec 2011)

the Bishop of Derby: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a review of the terms of contract for the Thames rolling stock bid which was awarded to Siemens.

Voluntary Sector Funding — Question for Short Debate (24 Nov 2011)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, this is a very vital topic. I echo a lot of what the noble Lord, Lord Rennard, said and offer the Minister a perspective from the grass roots. I have been talking to colleagues I work with in deprived areas in Derbyshire and, especially, in the city of Derby. We all recognise and accept the need for what we call cuts-a reduction in expenditure-but the plight of voluntary groups...

Manufacturing: Investment Growth Forecast — Question ( 5 Jul 2011)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I hope you will allow the Bishop of Derby to ask the Minister about Bombardier in the context of the very important commitment to manufacturing investment. Could the Minister indicate to us where the design and making of trains fit into a strategy within which we have to invest in manufacturing; and what investment in manufacturing in that strategy would have to say to a highly...

Localism Bill: Second Reading ( 7 Jun 2011)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, like many in the House, I warmly welcome this Localism Bill and the desire to empower communities and shift power to local communities. Many of us will be aware of the feeling of collapse of community and the undermining of democracy through apathy and non-engagement. This is a very timely measure to try to empower the local and I want to offer a very brief view from the ground;...

Health: Maternal Health — Question for Short Debate (12 Jan 2011)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Green, for his wise and insightful speech. He comes with a distinguished career and immediately gave a big framework and a focus to help us understand this debate and where it is going. I thank him and look forward to his contributions in future. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Patel, for drawing attention to this important issue, and I make one simple...

Local Communities — Debate ( 1 Jul 2010)

the Bishop of Derby: My Lords, I begin by thanking your Lordships very warmly for the quality and depth of the welcome that I have received. People who read Hansard may think that this is a purely formal convention, but I have been overwhelmed by the graciousness of your Lordships. I have been accosted in the bar and in corridors by people who want to shake my hand and say "welcome", and I am truly grateful for...


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