Results 81–90 of 90 for lord back of brentwood

Local Government Bill (7 Jan 2003)

David Lepper: I wish to concentrate on part 4, which relates to business improvement districts, but I should like to welcome some other aspects of the Bill before doing so, such as the help that it will provide to small businesses, and, despite what the hon. Member for Mole Valley (Sir Paul Beresford) has just said, the measures to protect the rights of local authority staff, especially their pension...

Orders of the Day — Estate Agents Bill (16 Nov 1978)

Mr Alexander Fletcher: It is obvious from the comments that have been made during the debate that although the Bill has been given a general welcome there are many matters which are exercising hon. Members on each side of the House. This suggests that the Committee stage will, to say the least, be extremely interesting. As it is a non-contentious measure, I am sure hon. Members will hope that the Government will...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day) (22 Nov 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, in moving Amendment 163A I shall speak also to Amendments 164A, 170B to 170D, 172A to 172C—a number of which the noble Viscount, Lord Colville of Culross, has added his name to—and to the Question whether Clause 165 should stand part. I fear that if noble Lords are still suffering from indigestion as a result of the alphabet soup of amendments we had in Committee last week on...

Building Stability Overseas Strategy — Debate (6 Oct 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I warmly welcome the publication of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy and congratulate my noble friend Lady Falkner on securing such an early and, I hope, comprehensive debate. We have seen in very sharp focus in recent years the consequences of societal breakdown in too many countries. It must be right to address this crucial issue and to do so, as this paper does, by...

Opposition Day: Rating (21 Feb 1989)

David Blunkett: I feel a sense of nostalgia this evening, on the fifth occasion of rate orders being laid against authorities. If it were not so late, there would be a great deal that I could say, but I want to put on record that I do not think that this House should sit, except in very unique circumstances, after 10 pm, and, given that the weight of numbers overrides the weight of reason on these occasions,...

Clause 52: General Provision Charging Benefits (17 May 1976)

Mr John Nott: I agree. If an airline pilot wishes to take advantage of the benefit which has traditionally been available to him in working for an airline, he will not know, unless he goes to an accountant or works it out himself, precisely what his tax commitment will be. In the airlines it is the practice to give this concession on a graduated basis whereby the employee who has been with the company for...

Department of Transport (10 Jul 1989)

Peter Bottomley: I do not intend to give way to the hon. Gentleman on that point because I wish to answer some of the other points that have been made in the debate. As he said at the end of his speech, we can follow up some of these points in correspondence. I am sad that my hon. Friends the Members for Wyre (Mr. Mans) and for Ruislip-Northwood (Mr. Wilkinson) were unable to make a speech in the debate....

Select Committees (25 Jun 1979)

Mr Norman St John-Stevas: I think that that is a rather strange way of putting the argument, but I have said that I accept the principle of that Committee. It is obvious that, if one accepts the Committee in principle, it must be left to the Government to draft the actual amendment on a Committee of this importance, so I hope that the course I am advocating will be followed by the hon. Gentleman and others. It is up...

Orders of the Day — Social Security (Maternity Grant) (Amendment) Bill (23 Nov 1979)

Peter Bottomley: I agree with the hon. Member for Barking (Miss Richardson) that the Bill is a modest measure. Its most important feature is to get rid of the contributory qualification for the maternity grant. That feature is so insignificant in financial terms that I do not think that the Department has worked out the net cost. We are talking about 60,000 births—about 10 per cent. of the births in...

Electoral Integrity and Absent Votes (9 Dec 2015)

Stewart Jackson: ...? Mr Justice Mawrey was quoted last year as saying that our present procedures are “wide open to fraud” and that “serious fraud is inevitably going to continue”, enabling the manufacture of votes on an industrial scale. He also stated just before this year’s general election: “The law must be applied fairly and equally to everyone. Otherwise we are lost.” We await the details...


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