Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Results 281–300 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

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

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: Was the question put to the public for a mandate to serve on a similar term to that in the Commons or for Peers to be elected for 15 years and then be unable to stand again? To me, that is not democratic accountability; it is an appointment for someone to say whatever they like for the next 15 years.

Abu Qatada — Question (30 Apr 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, the Minister has not given the information on exactly when the court advised the Government that that was the date. He referred in his answer to my noble friend Lord Hunt to legal advice and general advice in correspondence with the court. What is the exact date on which the court in Strasbourg gave advice to the Government that the final date was the one which the Government used?

Arrangement of Business (26 Apr 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I listen to the noble Lord, Lord Low, with care every time he speaks. I remind the House that many Members travel a long distance to get here. I fear that the reason for not suggesting that the debate begin on Thursday afternoon was that the noble Lord the Leader of the House knows that it could excite the wrath of, for example, the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, on suddenly being told...

Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] — Motion to Refer to Second Reading Committee (28 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, the noble Lord the Leader of the House misunderstood what was said on the BBC this morning. It was said that the Joint Committee of both Houses is recommending and that the Government accept the recommendation. Given the huge amount of work that the Joint Committee has done, surely it would be logical for the Leader of the House to agree that there should be time to consider the...

Elections: Registration — Question (27 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, the Minister seemed to indicate earlier in reply to my noble friend's question that it has taken until now, three months later, to discuss within the department or the Government the issue that my noble friend raised. How much longer do we have to wait for it to become an all-party, cross-party discussion that might lead to the sort of positive results that the Minister seems to want?

Armed Forces: Redundancies — Question (26 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I missed the Minister's answer to the previous question.

Arrangement of Business — Announcement of Recess Dates (22 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I thank the government Chief Whip for the information she has given to the House on the financial implications of the changes being proposed this morning. May I seek a total assurance that when we deliberate these issues on Tuesday afternoon, all the financial implications in detail on any possible changes in procedure will be available in advance to Members of the House?

Disabled People: Employment — Question (15 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that nothing in the legislation concerning devolution to Wales would prevent the Government doing what the Welsh Assembly wants?

EU: Economic and Financial Issues — Question (12 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, why did the Minister not answer at all my noble friend Lord Tomlinson's question?

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Report (1st Day) (5 Mar 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I had not intended to speak in this debate but was moved to do so by not only my noble and learned friend Lady Scotland but the reference made by the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, to the danger to children. Far too many women struggle to keep children in the family home in the teeth of abuse that can be very severe. The impact on the lives of those children...

Film Industry: Development and Production — Question (27 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, will the noble Baroness join me in congratulating particularly those in further and higher education who in this area and the areas of arts and culture often find that the high level of work that they do and the very good opportunities and careers that many of their students have are depressed when there is a generalised attack on what are called "soft subjects"?

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL]: Report (10 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: One of the things that I learnt in my youth is the saying, which I am not sure is parliamentary language, "Quit while you're winning". I think that we should, and not debate it further. My experience in this House is that often when one of us speaks, intending to calm things down, somebody somewhere gets offended. Amendment 306A agreed. Amendments 307 to 309 not moved. Amendment 1 not moved....

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion (10 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, will the noble Lord, Lord Steel, accept the gratitude of someone who served on the Leader's Group chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, which looked at the issue of retirement? There are-

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion (10 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: I apologise to the noble Baroness, Lady Trumpington. There are Members of your Lordships' House-not many-who feel an onerous responsibility because they are not able to leave permanently and would prefer to do so. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Steel, for raising this issue and I am grateful that the financial aspects to which he referred are not part of our considerations today. I am sure that...

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Committee (8th Day) (7 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, looking at public expenditure, sending a woman to prison and putting her children into care is an extremely expensive option, but in many cases the resources are not available for the alternative treatment that I know speakers in this debate and other noble Lords regard as a preferable option. The problem is that those who have to deal with a particular incident or the result of a...

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Committee (8th Day) (7 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I seldom disagree with my noble friend Lord Clinton-Davis. However, on this occasion I have heard accounts directly from individuals who have been the victims of stalking. One common thread appears throughout these accounts. Individual instances are taken into account but the severity and length of the offences that currently fall under "harassment" are not always fully taken into...

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2012 — Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, the local people already have the ability to make that choice without spending money. Let me say this to the noble Lord, Lord Tope. I know that one can stand in this Chamber or in a council meeting and say, "This is a relatively small amount of money". But in an area where an old people's home is being closed or the home helps are being reduced, the general public do not see the...

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2012 — Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: It may surprise the Minister that people whom I have represented over many years do not distinguish where the money comes from but where it goes to. The Minister reiterated that this provision was in the manifesto agreement of the coalition, when it came together. So it was in the manifestos of both parties and in the coalition agreement that there would be no top-down major reorganisation of...

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2012 — Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2012)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I declare an interest, having been a councillor over a long period of time and, as the noble Lord, Lord Tope, knows, having served on two major European institutions and met a variety of people from a variety of backgrounds. I am proud to be able to say that Europe is diverse. Speaking personally-do not worry; I will not break into song-I do not want to be in America where there is...


Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.