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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (21 Nov 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...problem with executive powers is that often Governments simply assert them; they do not allow for proper scrutiny to measure their actions against the principles we set out. I hope that the Minister will put up a cogent argument. If he simply says, as the noble Lord did, that these amendments might be restrictive and are not necessary, I ask him to look carefully at Amendment 7 and ask...

Older Persons: Human Rights and Care - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Rea: ...70 or over. In fact, the psychogeriatrician Professor Tom Arie once described the House of Lords as an excellent model for a psychogeriatric day centre. The report to the Council of Europe is thorough and cogent. It lists 14 measures that states should take towards, “combating ageism, improving care for older persons and preventing their social exclusion”. It says member states...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Dominic Grieve: ...found it, but I found yesterday hugely instructive, not because it led to some votes—it did so, but let us leave the votes out of it—but precisely because it gave us the opportunity to have a cogent and sensible debate about problems on which, as we proceeded, we began to perceive that there might indeed be a degree of consensus. The problem is that we always run up against the...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Second Reading (1 Nov 2017)

Baroness Northover: ...and general licences in respect of humanitarian responses, international development and peacebuilding activities, and for these to be administered flexibly. As we have heard, Transparency International has made a very cogent case on the money laundering section; no doubt the Minister has heard that as well. I look forward to hearing how the case to which the noble Lord, Lord Hain,...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I was hoping for a moment that the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, was going to wind up the debate and give some cogent reasons why his amendment should be resisted, but that falls to me. Amendment 13, tabled by the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, would alter the strategic function on matters relating to financial education. I am grateful to the noble Viscount, Lord Brookeborough, the noble...

Nuclear Research and Technology (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Grantchester: ...Committee for its report on nuclear research and technology and thank its chairman, the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, for his excellent introduction to our debate tonight. The report is timely and cogent and provides a slight déjà vu moment as it is in so many respects a reiteration of its earlier 2011 report, with many similar recommendations. The Government set up the Nuclear...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: .... More recently, things have gone to the extreme. More than half a million people are now in Bangladesh. The situation in Myanmar is such that those people will not be able to come back. We have heard real, cogent evidence of children being raped and murdered in front of their mothers’ eyes. I do not know what proof the world needs that genocide and ethnic cleansing is taking place...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...was introduced in 1996. During the passage of the Data Protection Bill which implemented it, my noble friend Lord Wakeham, then chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, set out in his customary cogent fashion why that directive was potentially so grave for press and media freedom. He identified two key issues with the directive, and it is worth repeating what he had to say, because...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (11 Sep 2017)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: free to disregard and guidance to which the recipient must have regard and must follow. People required by statute to have regard to guidance will normally be expected to follow the guidance unless they have cogent reasons for not doing so”. The Government have not taken that into account in their very restrictive response. There is no point in ranging over this point more...

Combat Compensation (20 Jul 2017)

Marion Fellows: serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate the hon. Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East (Mike Kane) on securing this important debate this afternoon. The hon. Gentleman made a cogent, reasoned and passionate speech about combat compensation, the changes that are likely to be made, and the suffering that service personnel and their families are likely to experience as a...

Industrial Strategy - Question (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Kinnock: ..., which was entirely justified, at the scant mention of steel—indeed, it appeared once, on page 96? Can he give us an undertaking now that in the forthcoming White Paper there will be a cogent and effective strategy for steel to uphold the interests and competitiveness of this crucial foundation industry?

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Ranil Jayawardena: As ever, my hon. Friend makes an important and cogent point. He is right to champion the interests of all the United Kingdom, which is why the universal service obligation is so important. The obligation, I am sure the Minister will agree, is only the first step towards ensuring that Britain is the most competitive country and is the place where businesses based elsewhere in the world want to...

Security in the UK - Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2017)

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...been misleading material on social media. However, there is much more that should be done, as has happened in a number of other cities, with the development of alerts directly to the mobile phones of everyone in the areas affected. The capacity to provide cogent, real-time advice targeted at different cell sites or different types of recipient is already available. I understand that the...

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

Lord Elystan-Morgan: the Wales Act 2017. It is axiomatic in relation to the creation of a reserved constitution, which is what the Act set out to do, that the reservations should be fairly limited. They are limited to massive cogent matters that are so relevant to the mother Parliament, and indeed are not the proper and appropriate realm for the devolved authority—but on the other hand, all other...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...Although she may think that, because I am trammelled to a degree by the fact that there is an agreement about the provisions in the Budget which should go ahead, I hope that at the very least the Minister will feel obliged to respond to their cogent points.

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

David Lidington: My hon. Friend makes a very cogent point. The Government are concerned that China continues to regard North Koreans fleeing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as economic migrants rather than treating them as refugees under the terms of the 1951 UN convention. As we all know, the scale of human rights abuses in North Korea is too severe for the international community, including...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: My hon. Friend is making a cogent argument, but does he not welcome the targeted nature of the fund? The levy will go to the Department for Education to help all our children in all our constituencies to have healthier lifestyles. Does he welcome that, even if he has concerns about other aspects?

Business of the House (18 Apr 2017)

David Lidington: My hon. Friend makes a cogent point. It will, of course, be for this House in the first place to decide whether to approve the motion that we will debate tomorrow. If the Government’s motion is carried, we will then put our case to the people.

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