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Lord Allen of Abbeydale

Former Crossbench Peer (30 Nov 1975 – 27 Nov 2007)


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Commonwealth Day (11 Mar 2019)

Harriett Baldwin: ...highlights the deep links between Parliaments that help to strengthen the Commonwealth. Having the opportunity to celebrate Commonwealth Day, with Her Majesty attending the service in Westminster Abbey and all the flags in Parliament Square, helps to follow what we achieved last year with the hosting of the CHOGM in focusing the minds of this country’s young people on the range of ways...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2019)

Baroness Berridge: ..., this lofty quote compels me to raise one of the last—perhaps the last—bastion of direct discrimination against women in UK law. I call it the “Lady Mary Crawley problem”, because Downton Abbey was in search of a male heir as women could not, and still cannot, inherit. When we changed the law for the monarchy, part of Her Majesty’s Government’s reasons for not getting rid of...

International Women’S Day: The Modern Commonwealth: Opportunities and Challenges (7 Mar 2019)

James Duddridge: ...all children will be in school is the second week of March, and that is why we celebrate it at that particular time. Here in the UK, there will be a week of celebrations, including at Westminster Abbey and Marlborough House. There will be cultural events, civic events and school events. Flags will be raised across the United Kingdom, and there will be some street parties. Anyone who has...

Rail Services: South-east London — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (6 Mar 2019)

David Evennett: ...be a great improvement, because I do not think the operator and Network Rail work together terribly well at the moment. We welcome the fact that there will be direct services from Bexleyheath to Abbey Wood, tougher demands for reliability and more frequent services to Charing Cross. However, with no decision having been made and no action, we suffer more and more, and our constituents have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 2019)

Dan Jarvis: ...more political decision making away from Whitehall and closer to the people who will be affected by those decisions. Following on from the very constructive meeting that took place at Fountains Abbey in north Yorkshire with the Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary and Yorkshire leaders on Friday, may I ask the Prime Minister personally to engage with the substance of the One...

Regional Transport Infrastructure — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (5 Mar 2019)

Dan Jarvis: ...debate to be had about Yorkshire devolution, and I was pleased to meet not only the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government but the Government Chief Whip at Fountains Abbey on Friday to discuss it. I think we agree that there is an absolute requirement to move as quickly as possible to put in place a system of devolution that will best serve our great county. We...

Health and Social Care Committee: Carrier Strike Strategy (28 Feb 2019)

Jack Lopresti: ...suite at Filton, which allows the company to engage with the MOD and other customers in design reviews and approvals on an ongoing basis. I also pay particular tribute to the work done at MOD Abbey Wood in my constituency by more than 8,000 dedicated public servants, who will have been central to the acquisition of the ships, and the various sensors and systems on the ships and aircraft. A...

Transport for Towns (19 Feb 2019)

Matt Rodda: ..., and many can feel different and distinct. I am proud to represent Reading, which is one of England’s largest towns. It is a borough with a long history. It is the site of an important medieval abbey, the burial place of Henry I, and was later an important industrial town. We are very lucky that our town sits on the main road and rail link between London and Bristol and south Wales....

Backbench Business: Santander Closures and Local Communities — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (14 Feb 2019)

Paul Sweeney: ...is more responsive to local communities and to sectors of industry. As a result, Germany has a much healthier and more balanced economy. I also made the point that Santander’s origins lie in the Abbey National, which was demutualised in 1989, the year I was born. We have seen a pattern of demutualisation across the banking sector, which has been negative for the UK economy. I would seek...

Northern Ireland: Restoring Devolution (13 Feb 2019)

Gavin Robinson: One consequence of not having a functioning Executive is that there has been no political oversight of the scandal of Muckamore Abbey. I have raised this personally with the Secretary of State and written to her. She knows that we had a sanctuary for adults with learning difficulties, and that they were physically abused and assaulted by nursing staff. On Friday, the nurses had their...

Zimbabwe - Question for Short Debate (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...tabling what is in every sense a timely debate. Perhaps it has been made even timelier since earlier today I had the great honour to attend, along with several noble Lords, a service at Westminster Abbey for the late Lord Carrington. His role in Zimbabwe’s independence and bringing about the negotiations that took place is a poignant reminder of the hope and ambition that existed. I...

Business of the House - Timing of Debates (31 Jan 2019)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, in the absence of my noble friend the Leader of the House, who has left to attend Lord Carrington’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey, I beg to move the Motion standing in her name on the Order Paper. Motion agreed.

Delegated Legislation: School Exclusions and Youth Violence (28 Jan 2019)

Vicky Foxcroft: ...Department for Education told me that it estimates the average per-pupil cost of alternative provision, including PRUs, to be £17,000 nationally. By way of example, the average cost of a place at Abbey Manor College, the PRU local to my constituency, is £18,000, which is £1,000 a year more than the average cost of a place at a private school in 2018, and almost three times the cost of a...

Scottish Parliament: Adult Learning (23 Jan 2019)

Richard Lochhead: ...want adults to be able to participate in a range of learning opportunities. In that regard, we are grateful for the work of other institutions and organisations in Scotland. An example is Newbattle Abbey College—also in Midlothian, coincidentally—which is working internationally to build Scotland’s adult learning reputation through its support for the development of adult achievement...

Reconciliation: Role of British Foreign, Defence and International Development Policy - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2018)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...for arranging the celebrations marking the battle of El Alamein, the event chosen by the Army to signify 50 years since the end of World War II. I hoped to include services both in Westminster Abbey and the main Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at Alamein. When I asked the then Dean, Michael Mayne, for permission to hold a service in the abbey, he stipulated that the theme must...

Scottish Parliament: Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill (13 Dec 2018)

Andy Wightman: ...acts, but where drainage schemes such as the pow, with its ancient origins and governance, are still extant, there is obviously still a need for such legislation. Throughout the middle ages, the abbey of Inchaffray was known as Insula Missarum, or the Isle of Masses. It was one of a number of islands rising above the flooded marshland. As early as 1218, the monks had reclaimed parts of the...

Royal Academy of Arts: 250th Anniversary - Question for Short Debate (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Jones: ...state. Our great sovereign is just down the Mall, the Commons Speaker and the Lord Chancellor are just down the Corridor. Across the road is the Lord Chief Justice in the Supreme Court and the abbey, with its mighty national history and attendant Prelates. The Prime Minister is in Downing Street and the Chief of the Defence Staff is in his Whitehall bunker. I should like to think that the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Culture: Nottinghamshire (6 Dec 2018)

Michael Ellis: ... £ 1,604,246 £ 1,446,330 £ 1,541,060 Alongside ACE funding, the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvements Fund provided £75,000 in 2017/18 for 'Accessible Exhibition at Newstead Abbey', Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. In addition, First Art (Creswell Heritage Trust) recently became one of six successful arts projects across England to receive a share of £5.5...

Syria - Question (5 Dec 2018)

the Bishop of Coventry: My Lords, given the powerful words of the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at yesterday’s service in Westminster Abbey to mark the contribution of Christians to the Middle East, and in particular His Royal Highness’s moving account of Christians returning to Syria to rebuild not only their homes and schools but their gifts to...


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