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Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, it is not a question of meeting the requirements of the Press Recognition Panel. It is my belief that IPSO probably would meet the requirements. It is a fundamental belief that self-regulation cannot be self-regulation if it is approved by a state-run body. The Press Recognition Panel was set up by royal charter, which is a method of state regulation in all but name, and the press...

NHS: Keogh Review — Statement (16 Jul 2013)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I agree with my noble friend very strongly that failure should never be a consequence-free zone. But would he agree that, for far too long, the bitter truth is that it was a consequence-free zone? My late mother was treated in the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2008 and 2009, on two occasions. On the first occasion, she sustained an injury after...

Defamation Bill: Report (5 Feb 2013)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I should declare an interest as chairman of the Press Standards Board of Finance and executive director of the Telegraph Media Group. I have the greatest admiration for the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam. He and I have made common cause on a number of things over the years. However, we rarely agree on issues of regulation and I am afraid that I will not disappoint him today because I...

English Cathedrals — Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2012)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, it is a great honour to be able to follow the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Worcester and to congratulate him on a formidable and elegant maiden speech that blended so perfectly his own experiences with the challenges of public policy. We can see from his speech what a great asset he is going to be to your Lordships' House. Indeed, at a time when Members of this House are...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (14 May 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, standing on one leg will at least ensure my brevity. I declare an interest as deputy chairman of Telegraph Media Group. I agree entirely with the comments of my noble friend Lord Cormack and the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, about the advisability of sending this amendment back to the House of Commons. Were we to do so, we should remember a few points on the substance of the noble...

Defamation Bill: Report (Continued) (5 Feb 2013)

Lord Browne of Ladyton: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for engaging with the spirit of the amendment, to the noble Lord, Lord Phillips, for engaging with its detail, and to my noble friend Lord Prescott for seeking the opportunity that it provided for him to exercise another issue. I hope he is satisfied that he has raised an important and serious issue. It is to be hoped that the broader consultation and...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 12 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Empey, for once again bringing these matters before us. Yes is the answer to the question; we will commit to report on each of these items. I could sit down now, but let me flesh that out a little more. There is no point in producing a report that sits on the shelf. It needs to set out in detail the scale of the issue and the challenges to resolve it,...

Local Government Finance (26 May 2004)

Nick Raynsford: ...region, 5.6 per cent. in the south-east and 5.5 per cent. in the south-west. That is more clear evidence that Tory propaganda is completely untrue. The Tories pretend that they are in favour of low council tax but they have sat on their hands when the Government have taken action to cap excessive council tax increases. This was the party that introduced capping in the 1980s. It was the...

Council Tax Revaluation (19 Oct 2005)

Sarah Teather: I will give way in a moment. If we look back to 1991, we will discover that when council tax was introduced the Conservatives believed, as was stated earlier by the Opposition spokesman, it would never need revaluation because of the banding structure. The then Secretary of State for Scotland, Mr. Ian Lang, said: "The banding system irons out much of the effect of relative changes in property...

Schools: Music Education - Motion to Take Note (18 Oct 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I am extremely grateful to all noble Lords who have taken part in what has been an incredibly important debate. To use a musical analogy, we have heard a stirring theme and variations. We have heard so many powerful illustrations from noble Lords with huge expertise in their areas of the clear and present danger to music education from the perfect storm, as the noble Lord, Lord...

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (25 Mar 2013)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I declare an interest as having been for a few years a member of the appointments commission of the Press Complaints Commission and for 10 years on the Scott Trust, which owns the Guardian, the Observer and other newspapers. I congratulate the three main parties and their leaders on coming to an agreement over what must surely be as difficult a set of issues as one could devise. No...

Battle of Passchendaele - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Monks. I have made a note of his words: “Never take peace for granted”. How important that is when we consider commemorating the centenary of Passchendaele. I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Black of Brentwood, for enabling us to have this exceptional debate, in which we have remembered and commemorated all those who were...

Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity — Motion to Approve (30 Mar 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, as a former local councillor in Brentwood, Essex, and now as a director of a newspaper company, the Telegraph Media Group-I declare an interest accordingly-I appreciate that there are two sides to this issue. Weighing them both in the balance, I strongly support the proposed code of recommended practice because of the damaging impact of some local authority publicity on the local...

Health: HIV - Question for Short Debate (5 Sep 2016)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I start by thanking the noble Lord, Lord Black of Brentwood, for this timely and important debate. I personally believe that the good work that has happened with HIV prevention and treatment in the UK is now at a crossroads because of public policy. That may not be intentional, but we are at a crossroads. It is going to need political leadership—not the courts—to deal with the...

Commonwealth and Commonwealth Charter — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I want to address the issue of freedom of expression within the Commonwealth, so I declare an interest as the chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union Trust and draw attention to my other media interests in the register. Along with many other noble Lords who have spoken, I strongly believe that in order to ensure its future the Commonwealth must be seen to be relevant. The greatest...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Recruitment (21 Mar 2006)

Don Touhig: holding answer 13 March 2006 All three services undertake numerous and varied initiatives, both at national and local level, aimed at increasing the level of recruitment to the armed forces. It has not been possible to produce a comprehensive list of recruitment activities for the years requested but the following will give an indication of the type of initiatives undertaken. Navy Date...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (7 Nov 2011)

Lord Ribeiro: My Lords, I agreed with everything that the noble Lord, Lord Walton of Detchant, said. His historical perspective reflects my own experience, both as a young trainee working at the Middlesex Hospital, where we had a separate private wing, and then post the decision made by Mrs Barbara Castle when the private wings lost their beds. The net result was that, when I became a consultant in 1979,...

Localism Bill: Second Reading (7 Jun 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I warmly welcome the Bill. I have some specific points to raise on certain aspects of it, but, before doing so, I shall make a brief observation about what I believe will be the highly beneficial impact of the legislation on local authority members. I was a district councillor in Brentwood in the late 1980s. Although I have played no subsequent role in local government, I know that...

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

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I support the amendment, and in doing so I draw attention to my various media interests as listed in the register. Like my noble friend Lord Clement-Jones, I believe that Section 73 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is an outdated piece of legislation that was designed in a bygone age. As I said when we discussed this in Committee, we should always look very warily at...

Opposition Day: Council Tax (1 Apr 1996)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The yah-boo style of the Opposition tonight—or the Government, soon to be the Opposition—has not impressed me one little bit. I do not think that it would have impressed the thousands of Labour, Tory and Liberal councillors throughout the country. If they had heard the debate tonight they would have been appalled at the lack of respect for the way in which they had operated their councils...


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