Results 101–120 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Scriven

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I noticed that the gracious Speech was very clear about something to do with fairness, which the Minister raised. It said that the Government, “will make further progress to tackle … discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation”. We have made much progress on equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or...

Update on the Grenfell Tower Fire and Fire Safety - Statement (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Minister has described some of the work that will be done, and that is welcome. However, there is utter confusion at the moment among not just residents and tenants but those in the construction industry about what will now be deemed safe, because of the seeming contradiction between the building regulations and the combustibility test that the Government are carrying out. Where...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: Very quickly, because I do not want to detain the House, if that is the case would the noble Baroness commit to meeting the Kaleidoscope Trust to see how they can take forward jointly the action plan it has come up with?

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I thank the Minister for bringing this timely and important debate on our future relationship and leadership role with the Commonwealth. As the Minister will be aware, and as noble Lords may be aware, the Foreign Office has five principles for its priorities for the Commonwealth. I hope all five will be promoted in our leadership role at the Heads of Government event that will take...

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I draw the House’s attention to my interests as laid out in the register, particularly as a member of Sheffield City Council. It is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett. He may not agree with everything I am about to say, but he may agree with some of it. First, I welcome the devolution deal to Sheffield, even though it does not go as far as it should do and...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions - Statement (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I draw the House’s attention to my interests as listed in the register, particularly as a member of Sheffield City Council. As the national insurance contribution changes were widely briefed by the Government to pay for extra social care funding and business rates support, will the Minister now give an absolute guarantee that local government budgets will not be raided to pay for...

National Identity Cards - Question (14 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, have not reports suggested that the way to deal with terrorism on these shores is through targeted, intelligence-led police operations rather than mass surveillance?

Surrey County Council: Financial Issues - Private Notice Question (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Tory leader of Surrey County Council said that there was a gentlemen’s agreement. The Minister says that there is not. Which one is telling the truth and which one is not?

Fly-tipping - Question (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I declare my interest as a member of Sheffield City Council, where last year there were 12,000 incidences of fly-tipping. That equates to 33 a day, which is replicated in most local authorities across the country. In light of that and of the LGA predicted funding gap of £5.8 billion in three years’ time for local government, will the Government introduce a compulsory bring-back...

Police National Database: Facial Images - Question (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the storage of the 19 million facial images uploaded onto the police national database is compliant with data protection legislation.

Police National Database: Facial Images - Question (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that Answer. She will know that the review published last week into the 19 million images held on the police national database was in response to a High Court case of 2012 that found that treating the images of convicted and non-convicted individuals the same was unlawful. How do the new rules in the review make it lawful when it states that the images both of...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (28 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 39, to which I added my name. I also support the thrust of what the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, has just said. As it is the first time I have spoken today, I will place on record my interests in the register as a member of Sheffield City Council. In Committee, the Minister generously asked for examples of where the asset of community value scheme was not...

Housing White Paper - Statement (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, paragraph 2.29 of the White Paper says that the Government are looking at, “options for reforming the system of developer contributions”. Can the Minister give an assurance to the House that that reform will not lessen the amount of contributions that developers give? This White Paper is about building communities, not just homes.

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] - Second Reading (3 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: I appreciate what the noble Lord says, but does he accept that in a technologically fast-moving world we need not just the expertise of elders? Younger people understand this world far better, and their expertise is needed.

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] - Second Reading (3 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I am pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, who, in his own way, has tried to bring clarity to a very complex situation in House of Lords reform. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, for bringing this Bill forward. It is very important, and I will explain why in a moment. I shall preface my comments by saying that noble Lords and this House do some very good...

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] - Second Reading (3 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: Indeed, the noble Lord is correct. When you give the public a loaded question, as in some of the examples that he gave, the response is the same. All I am pointing out is that using data that are 10 years out of date does not help the debate. That comes to my other point which is about expertise. Sometimes the expertise in this House is up to date and very good, but sometimes it might not be...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, is it not the case that, in a democracy, there are those who agree and those who disagree with a decision. Some 48% of the population disagreed with the way the Government are now going. Is there not democratic legitimacy in standing up for those 48% who voted against?

Industrial Strategy Consultation - Statement (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, pillar 9 is about driving growth across the whole country, which is welcome. However, it will take more than words—it will take actions. What change will be made in infrastructure investment where, at present, on the DfT figures, investment in transport infrastructure right up until 2021 will be £1,870 per head in London and only £280 per head in the whole of the north? Based on...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for instigating this important debate. I also thank IPPR North for a very incisive report, which I think takes the debate on slightly, as I shall explain in a moment. I never thought that I would say this in a debate, but I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Prescott. If the strategic argument and the strategic framework are not sorted, then...

Mental Health and NHS Performance Update - Statement (9 Jan 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I also welcome the Minister to his new post and declare my interest as a member of Sheffield City Council. As 80% of those who are in hospital for two weeks or more are aged 65 or over, many require social care rather than healthcare. What is the timescale for the Government to deal with the crisis in healthcare funding rather than the short-term sticking plaster of bringing forward...


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