All 3 results for deckchairs speaker:Lord Herbert of South Downs

Orders of the Day: Serious Crime Bill [Lords] (12 Jun 2007)

Nick Herbert: ...ARA had recovered £23 million against costs of £65 million. The Minister will have to explain how simply dismantling the agency and reconstituting it within SOCA will make it more effective. The deckchairs are often moved around the deck of a sinking ship, but we want to know how the proposals will improve performance in assets recovery. We will also seek reassurances about the effect on...

[David Taylor in the Chair] — East Midlands Police Forces (23 May 2006)

Nick Herbert: ...Safety lasted for two weeks; I hope that the hon. Member for Harrow, East (Mr. McNulty) lasts longer. Commentators have described the mini-reshuffle that took place yesterday as reshuffling the deckchairs; I hope the Minister enjoys life on the deck of the Titanic. When icebergs appear, it does not make sense to steer the ship straight towards them, but thatis what the Home Office has...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 4 — Delegation of police authority functions (10 May 2006)

Nick Herbert: ...the obvious issue of whether sufficient ministerial and official attention was paid to the deportation of foreign offenders, the Home Office, as one chief constable remarked, has been moving the deckchairs around in driving through this disruptive and costly amalgamation, when it could have been focusing on other, more important aspects of police reform—not least driving up police...

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