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Results 261–280 of 2100 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

Leveson Inquiry — Statement (29 Nov 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords-

Leveson Inquiry — Statement (29 Nov 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, while joining all the speakers who have condemned the attacks on people who are particularly vulnerable at times in their lives, such as the McCanns, and noting the Leveson report's reference to a second inquiry, which cannot be discussed at this stage, will the Minister please confirm that not only the weak and vulnerable but everyone who has the sought the limelight or is in...

Business of the House — Timing of Debates (29 Nov 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, can the noble Lord the Leader of the House confirm that because this procedure is being accepted by him-and, I presume, very shortly by the House-we can therefore assume that the party other than the Conservative Party in the coalition did not feel strongly enough on student tuition costs or the Health Bill to issue a separate Statement?

Social Care: Apprenticeships — Question (29 Nov 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, can the Minister assure the House that a voluntary scheme will not allow those very people who have a culture of not caring or of neglect-we know that happens from time to time in this sector-not to take up the option of voluntary registration? Surely it is most important in this field that we protect people from the very people who may well not take voluntary action.

Arts Funding in North-East England — Question (28 Nov 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, the Minister chose very different areas for his comparison in Maidenhead and Windsor and Newcastle upon Tyne. Will he go back and look at the disproportionate cuts for areas in the north of England as opposed to the south of England? Will he look at the apparent reported failure of many of those seeking to get young people into work, particularly in areas where the Government,...

Arrangement of Business — Announcement (5 Nov 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, last week the Leader of the House gave a reason to the House for the action that he took. Was the advice he received about the power of the Leader of the House to pull something from the Order Paper on behalf of the Government, or acting as leader of his party? I find tragic the way in which the role and use of the usual channels have been diminished in your Lordships' House over...

Russian Federation: Council of Europe — Question (30 Oct 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, would the Minister care to reconsider-

Finance: Loan Guarantee Scheme — Question (24 Jul 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, would the Minister care to help the House by confirming or denying that there were discussions with the relevant Administrations in advance of the scheme being announced-and not announced to Parliament?

Schools: Children in Care — Question (18 Jul 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, can the Minister tell us how many of the places identified in the independent sector are allocated according to ability and entrance criteria and how many are awarded on the basis of need alone?

Schools: Primary School Places — Question (16 Jul 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it would not be right for an academy to expand to take in primary school pupils, taking away sports facilities from that academy, in an area where the local authority, in Pimlico, says that there is not a need for more primary school places?

Farming Regulation Task Force — Question (11 Jul 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, will the Minister ensure that his department takes great care when deregulating agriculture? Does he not recall, as many in this House do, that the changes to regulation in heating food for pigs were one of the factors that were identified as a great risk for foot and mouth disease? Will his department ensure that it never again deregulates at the expense of the consumer?

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jun 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, will the Minister clarify the point that he made? I understood him to say, "not a lot of constituency work". I understand that the intention behind the Bill that was produced this week is that Members of this Chamber, whatever they are called, will not do constituency work. I have yet to meet anyone who, faced with a problem, does not go to the person who they think is most likely...

Financial Services Bill — Committed to Committee (18 Jun 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, before the Leader of the House sits down, Lord Williams of Mostyn was absolutely clear that Grand Committee procedure was for non-contentious Bills. His view was that the House should be able to make that judgment. The Leader of the House has failed to tell the House which major pieces of legislation are waiting in the wings that will now not be able to be debated, because we are...

Financial Services Bill — Committed to Committee (18 Jun 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, having sat next to my much missed friend Lord Williams of Mostyn, I wish to set the record straight. I am sure that the Leader of the House did not wish in any way to mislead the House, but having sat next to Lord Williams of Mostyn through all the discussions on the introduction of Grand Committee procedure, I fear that he would be appalled that there was Division in the House over...

NHS: Health Tourism — Question (28 May 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, would somebody from anywhere in the world who had a British passport be entitled to NHS treatment were they to be in this country at the time of need?

Police: Reduction in Numbers — Question (23 May 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, how many neighbourhood meetings, which the police hold regularly, has the Minister attended? Will he confirm my experience that what the public want is a police officer to respond when there is a difficulty, be it domestic, burglary or whatever? Mathematically, there is inevitably a relationship between the number of police officers employed and the response time to incidents,...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (14 May 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: I agree with the noble Lord, especially because of his allegiance to the principle of a bicameral system, but surely he agrees that in a bicameral system the relationship between the two Chambers needs to be understood by people if it is put to them in a referendum. The noble Lord appears to be speaking in favour not of the draft Bill but of the Bill that he wishes it were. When I spoke to...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (10 May 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: The noble Lord is entertaining the House with a fascinating speech, but could he say whether, were the other place to change its voting on the basis of country of origin of the Member, he would expect this House to continue in the current way? Secondly, I have listened very carefully to many debates. It surprises me that the noble Lord the Leader of the House does not seem to recognise that...

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (1 May 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I think that the number of interventions on members of the Government is noticed more by those who are in government than by those who constitute other Members of your Lordships' House. I can remember when, for example, my noble and learned friend Lady Scotland was intervened upon 10 times on one particular issue. I remember not always enjoying the interventions of the much missed...

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (1 May 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords-


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