People matching Plowden

Lord Plowden

Former Crossbench Peer (30 Nov 1958 – 15 Feb 2001)

Sir William Plowden

Former MP for Wolverhampton West (6 Jul 1886 – 28 Jun 1892)

Mr William Plowden

Former MP for Newport (Isle of Wight) (31 Jul 1847 – 9 Jul 1852)


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Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield: ...on our cherished islands. For in the papers on the morning of 28 March 1947, the day I was born, came the announcement that the Attlee Government had appointed the industrialist, Sir Edwin Plowden, to lead their Central Economic Planning Staff and to chair the new Economic Planning Board which would bring together government, employers and trade unions for the purpose of boosting output....

Three-tier Education — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (16 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: ...is making an interesting speech. He mentioned 1964 and 1981. When I asked the House of Commons Library for background on this issue, it said that there is virtually nothing. Is he aware of the 1967 Plowden report? That was the one source that the Library found for me, and it is inconclusive. I congratulate him on clarifying this matter, as it is a mystery to us all.

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report (27 Feb 2015)

Lord Marlesford: ...spending is a complicated and sophisticated one but one that, in my view, has done very well. The last big change to it was in the 1970s. At that time, public spending was based on the old Plowden system of allocating resources, which effectively pre-empted decisions. The House of Commons was, again and again, asked to vote supplementary estimates, which it did with virtually no...

Children: Television — Question (1 Jul 2014)

Lord Christopher: ..., which certainly the noble Lord, Lord Grade, will recall, when the Independent Broadcasting Authority was interviewing candidates for franchises in independent television. The chairperson, Lady Plowden, always reserved to herself the question of children’s programmes. The regulator has, of late, fallen behind in addressing a number of issues, certainly children’s programmes appearing...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq: Chilcot Inquiry (3 Mar 2014)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: ...the Information Commissioner’s ruling on the disclosure of the minutes of Cabinet meetings prior to the Iraq war; and why that route was preferred to an appeal to the courts as in the case of Plowden.

Chilcot Inquiry — Question for Short Debate (11 Feb 2014)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: ...to override his recent decision on the two Cabinet meetings to which I have referred. Why was the route of a ministerial veto followed rather than an appeal to the court as in the recent case of Plowden—or were the Government, in whatever manifestation, afraid of another adverse finding? Perhaps I may remind the House of the background statement of the policy of the Freedom of...

The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2014)

Lord Nickson: ...enormous respect and admiration for the skills, intellect and dedication of those civil servants. When I was asked to become the chairman of what is now the Senior Salaries Review Body, Lord Plowden, who was my predecessor, said to me, “My boy,”—because I was so much younger than him—“you must realise that this is the ultimate poison pill”. I was slightly comforted because...

Written Answers — Education: Public Appointments (10 Sep 2013)

Elizabeth Truss: ...by public appointees have been recorded since April 2012. Those records indicate that five public appointees declared a political affiliation: Alan Milburn, Gillian Shephard, Christian Guy, Francis Plowden and Neil O'Brien.

Written Answers — Home Department: Public Appointments (25 Jun 2013)

Damian Green: ... Sir Ian Andrews 2 August 2013 This information will be released when the Annual Report and Accounts are laid in due course. Serious Organised Crime Agency Non Executive Director Francis Plowden 31 December 2013 This information will be released when the Annual Report and Accounts are laid in due course. Serious Organised Crime Agency Non Executive Director Peter Clarke 31...

Written Answers — Education: Staff (20 May 2013)

Edward Timpson: ...Appointed for an additional one year on 1 April 2013. 10,039 Stuart Smith Three years—appointed on 1 April 2012 10,039 Fay Selvan Two years—appointed on 1 April 2012 10,039 Francis Plowden Three years—appointed on 1 April 2012 10,039 John Lakin Three years—appointed on 4 February 2012 10,039 s Honor Rhodes Three years—appointed on 15 June 2012 7,975 ...

Public Bill Committee: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Duty to publish information (24 Jan 2013)

Stella Creasy: ...board. I appreciate that we had a debate on Tuesday about the importance of advisory boards. However, I will just point out to the Minister that CEOP has a board that is currently run by Francis Plowden and that, under the new structure, that board would not have the same level of power and authority in directing what the CEOP command does as it currently has under the existing structure....

Public Bill Committee: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - The National Crime Agency (22 Jan 2013)

David Hanson: ...Clarke, a trustee of Crimestoppers and former Metropolitan police officer; Sue Garrard, senior vice-president of Global Communications and former non-executive board member of Directgov UK; Francis Plowden, a former commissioner and chair of the audit committee at the Judicial Appointments Commission and former head of government sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Martyn Thomas, a...

Foreign Affairs: Global Role, Emerging Powers and New Markets — Motion to Take Note (6 Dec 2012)

Lord Naseby: ...we could improve our exports. We looked particularly at what the Government of the day did and at the agencies that were quasi-government at that time. One of the areas that we looked at was the Plowden committee report, which was basically about part of the structure of the Foreign Office at that time. I venture to suggest to my noble friend Lord Green that he should dust down that report...

Education Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (14 Jun 2011)

Baroness Whitaker: ...themselves as Gypsy, Roma or Travellers, obliged, you might think, to deny their heritage to escape stigma and victimisation? These completely unacceptable findings point exactly towards the 1967 Plowden recommendations of special attention and planned action, now falling into abeyance. In the Bill we have some provisions which reverse such targeting as there was, and others which make...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Court Fees (Public Law Family Proceedings) (21 Oct 2010)

Jonathan Djanogly: Following the recommendation by Francis Plowden in his "Review of Court Fees in Child Care Proceedings" on 15 March 2010, Jack Straw, the former Secretary of State for Justice, announced that the court fees charged to local authorities for care and supervision proceedings would be abolished from April 2011. I have carefully considered the decision of the former Secretary of State and believe...

Academies Bill [HL] — Second Reading (7 Jun 2010)

Lord Baker of Dorking: ...that maintains one of the leading blind schools in the country, and I am greatly in favour of more special schools. The policy of inclusion has not worked well. The author of the policy-Lady Plowden-used to be in the Chamber. She is on record as having said that her recommendation was the biggest mistake of her life. It has been a mistake, and special education will be a very real role for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Court Fees (Care and Supervision Proceedings) (15 Mar 2010)

Jack Straw: I have published today Francis Plowden's independent review of court fees in care and supervision proceedings. In May 2009, in response to a recommendation made by Lord Laming in "The Protection of Children in England: a Progress Report", I asked Mr. Plowden to undertake a review to determine whether or not there was incontrovertible evidence that fees were a deterrent to a local authority...

Written Answers — Justice: Care Proceedings (12 Mar 2010)

Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish (a) the report of Mr. Francis Plowden on court fees for the issue of care proceedings of local authorities and (b) his comments on the report.

Children, Schools and Families Bill: Second Reading (8 Mar 2010)

Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone: ...expected of you. To take it further than that is ludicrous. I know that noble Lords have already been generous to me about time, but I really wanted to contrast Sir Jim Rose's report with the 1967 Plowden report on children and their primary schools. We must recognise the degree to which this is a wasted opportunity. The Government should have considered the way in which the Plowden report...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (9 Feb 2010)

Greg Mulholland: ...cover care and adoption proceedings used to be capped at £150, but on the new scale it pays anything between £2,225 and £4,825. That acts as a tax on keeping children safe. There is the Francis Plowden review to consider, but this matter seems to be taking too long. Will the Justice Secretary say when the issue will be addressed and when the review will be made public?


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