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

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I am delighted not only that we have an opportunity of an early debate on my noble friend's compelling report but that I have the privilege of following the excellent maiden speech of my noble friend Lord Faulks. I should like to address the report's recommendations that would have an impact on the media. I declare an interest accordingly as a director of the Telegraph Media Group...

Charitable Sector — Motion to Take Note (5 Oct 2010)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My Lords, I thank all who have participated in this debate; it has been quite a marathon. The contributions have been excellent and I hope to do justice to them. I thank the noble Baroness the Leader of the Opposition for the way in which she summed up the arguments and presented evidence of the strong consensus and the shared experience of this sector which goes across all Benches of the...

Women in Society — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2010)

Viscount Bridgeman: My Lords, we have had six sensitive maiden speeches of remarkable quality, and we look forward with anticipation to that of the noble Baroness, Lady Smith. I am not quite sure what the collective for seven maiden speakers-unprecedented in this House-is, but I am sure that my noble friend Lord Black and my noble friend Lord Deben, who is not in his place, will forgive me if I suggest a...

Orders of the Day: Clause 207 — CIL regulations: general (24 Nov 2008)

Jacqui Lait: I acknowledge that we did not discuss this issue in Committee. However, the amendment goes to the heart of our disagreement with the Government on the community infrastructure levy. The Minister will remember that we tabled many amendments in Committee. In fact, we objected to this aspect of the Bill from Second Reading onwards. My hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr....

Government: Civil Service and Judiciary (24 May 2007)

Lord Howe of Aberavon: rose to call attention to the conduct of the machinery of government and to the role of an independent Civil Service and judiciary; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I confess that I cannot resist the temptation to begin by quoting an article that appeared last Friday in the Financial Times by one of its most distinguished correspondents, Martin Wolf. He stated: "Good government ... is a...

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...

Local Government Finance (6 Feb 2006)

David Curry: I know that the hon. Gentleman is under pressure, but as my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) pointed out from the Front Bench, we are quite a long way into a Labour Government. The formula has been changed about five times already. This is a Government who said that they were going to find a completely new way round local authority funding, and all they are doing...

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...

Planning Policies (23 Mar 2005)

Lord Avebury: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, suggested that there should be a national obligation. He took part in the debate on the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, which created precisely such a framework. In the regional spatial strategies, there will be regional targets feeding down into the local authorities as specific numbers of pitches which must be provided over a given period. I...

Ageing Population (12 Nov 2004)

Lord Wakeham: My Lords, it is my very great pleasure to congratulate the noble Lord on his maiden speech. It was excellent and I look forward to hearing him many times in the future. I am at a disadvantage in that the noble Lord, Lord Peston, started this debate by saying that whatever sort of maiden speech noble Lords make, they will be congratulated when they have done it. One has to try to find extra...

Local Government Finance (26 May 2004)

David Cameron: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr. Swire), who spoke with his usual force and vigour. I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members' Interests. This has been a worthwhile debate. We have been trying to solve the mystery of two facts, which are, on the face of it, contradictory. It is a fact that central Government support for local councils...

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...

Housing and Planning (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Rooker: I was referring to Tory Front-Benchers, my Lords. I listened to all the questioning on the Statement in another place and was surprised. The honourable Member for Brentwood and Ongar, Mr. Pickles, was completely isolated and not supported by any of his Back-Bench colleagues. We are not planning any new regional bodies of the kind for which the noble Baroness asked. The Housing Corporation,...

Education Bill (28 May 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: In speaking to Amendment No. 275, in the name of my noble friend, Lord Northbourne, perhaps I may draw the Committee's attention to my interest. I am a director of the Foundation for Citizenship at the Liverpool John Moores University. I have much sympathy with what the noble Baroness, Lady Walmsley, said, but she made one statement that is not correct. Citizenship will not be examinable....

London and the South-East (12 Mar 2002)

James Paice: No, of course I will not. The Inland Revenue is putting obstacles in the way of private landlords by classifying maintenance as improvements. My hon. Friend the Member for Castle Point (Bob Spink) spoke cleverly and wisely about pensioners. He reminded us of what the Government have done in relation to £5 billion in tax and red tape. He could have gone on to talk about the collapse of final...

Clause 6: Payment of Tax Credit by Employers etc (22 Jun 1999)

Steve Webb: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles), as I have done on a number of occasions. Our styles are rather different, but we are of one mind about the amendments, which were tabled by my noble Friend Lord Goodhart in another place and which received the support of Conservative peers. I listened with interest to the Minister. I started with a blank sheet...

Opposition Day: Council Tax (Derbyshire) (16 Jun 1998)

David Curry: ...for North-East Derbyshire (Mr. Barnes) a rapid recovery. It was with some nostalgia that I listened to those marvellous words "reasonable", "appropriate" and "achievable", having used them so often and knowing that they have a ritualistic character in this debate; they save the Minister from judicial challenge at a later stage. I was interested that she began with a debate on the six, I...

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...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Bill: Power to Provide Advice and Assistance (2 Jul 1993)

Eric Pickles: It is a great pleasure to see the Bill back in the House. I shall be brief because I know that other hon. Members are keen to speak. I had the opportunity to attend all the debates on the Bill except the Second Reading. It would be foolish of the House to underestimate the value of the Bill. When it becomes an Act, it will lay for a considerable time the groundwork of our co-operation in a...

Prayers: Student Loans (20 Oct 1989)

Jack Straw: If that claim is nonsense, it is the nonsense of those of the hon. Gentleman's right hon. and hon. Friends who were members of that Select Committee on Education and Science. I do not recall the hon. Gentleman telling them at the time that it was nonsense. I shall deal shortly with international comparisons, but one of the characteristics of British society that makes it different from those...


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