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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (2nd Day) (4 Jun 2013)

Lord Dear: My Lords, this has been a long and tiring debate, and one that has been a privilege in which to participate. I thank all Members of your Lordships’ House who have spoken, and in particular those who have offered such steadfast support to me, both before and during the debate. I am very grateful. As has just been confirmed, this is a free vote, and Peers across the House have supported my...

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

Lord Lucas: My Lords, I am very grateful to the Minister for all the time he has taken on my amendments. I would quarrel with him in his interpretation of how ping-pong works. I spent time talking to the clerks at this end and in another place before I put down my amendments, and my understanding is that the other place has very wide powers to suggest amendments in lieu; it is not restricted to...

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...

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I have always believed that it is one of the priceless privileges of our House that we can give a voice to the voiceless. In this excellent debate on International Women's Day-I join others in thanking my noble friend for securing it-I want to lend my voice to a lady named Florence Ky'eeyse, who lives in a small plot of land on the outskirts of a village called Butale in Uganda. Her...

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...

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...

Leveson Inquiry — Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2013)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: My Lords, it is a privilege to open this debate today. The response to Lord Justice Leveson's report is a weighty moment for this Government and for this House. Within its 2,000 pages the report provides significant insights and recommendations, the result of nine months' painstaking work, and we are most grateful to Lord Justice Leveson. I know that many distinguished Peers have contributed...

Treatment of Homosexual Men and Women in the Developing World — Question for Short Debate (25 Oct 2012)

Lord Fowler: My Lords, I strongly agree with everything that the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester has said and applaud the lead that he has just given. It was an exceptionally strong speech and one that deserves to be well heard around the country. The trouble with this House is that you wait for weeks for a debate that you want to take part in and two come along on the same day. My noble...

Media Standards and Media Regulation — Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2012)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: My Lords, first, I take this opportunity to thank the noble Baroness, Lady O'Neill, for tabling this debate and drawing attention to this most important issue, and at such a significant moment, as we await Lord Justice Leveson's findings on his inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. I also take this opportunity to congratulate the noble Baroness on her recent appointment...

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...

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (15 May 2012)

Lord Henley: My Lords, I rise as the 60th speaker in this debate and the House will be grateful that I am the last. The House will be even more grateful that, when I looked at the list yesterday, it looked as though there would be 76 speakers in the debate. At that point, I did my sums and worked out that I could devote something of the order of 20 seconds to each speaker. That has presumably increased by...

Consumers: Low-Cost Flight Information — Question for Short Debate (27 Feb 2012)

Lord Alderdice: My Lords, I am sure that it is not only in your Lordships' House but outside it that many will be gratified by the noble Lord, Lord Mitchell, securing this debate to draw attention to the problems of what are described in the Question as low-cost airlines but are probably more correctly described as no-frills flyers. They are no longer low-cost for many people, which is the issue that I want...

HIV and AIDS in the UK: Debate (1 Dec 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, like other noble Lords who have spoken, I warmly welcome the publication of this first-class and comprehensive report from the Select Committee, and I am delighted that we have an opportunity to debate it on such an important day. If I may, I start with a personal tribute to my noble friend Lord Fowler. For nearly a quarter of a century, his name has been inextricably linked with...

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,...

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...

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association — Debate (8 Sep 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I join others in congratulating my noble friend on securing this important debate, in which I declare an interest as chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust. We have been privileged today to hear many eloquent speeches about what an extraordinary institution the Commonwealth is, the benefits it brings and what remarkable opportunities exist for its development. While...

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...

European Convention on Human Rights — Debate (19 May 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, we are all indebted to the noble and learned Lord for securing this fascinating debate. I want to address the impact of the convention on press freedom and privacy. I declare an interest as chairman of the Press Standards Board of Finance, which funds the Press Complaints Commission and appoints its chairman, and as an executive director of the Telegraph Media Group. As a starting...

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...

Arts: Funding — Debate (3 Feb 2011)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of the Council of the Royal College of Music and as a trustee of both the mayor's fund for young musicians and the Imperial War Museum. I want to talk about the vital role of our music conservatoires to the artistic life of our country and the importance of maintaining a crucial element of public funding for them. Our country is fortunate to have a...


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