Results 61–80 of 91 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 Cavendish of Furness

Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Third Reading (26 Mar 2013)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, in the imminent absence of my noble friend Lord Marlesford, I shall introduce Amendment 4. This amendment refers in large part to broadband, so I should declare an interest in that my family business is based in Cumbria and most certainly stands to gain from improved broadband provision. The importance of broadband was extensively debated last week when the Communications...

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Report (3rd Day) (6 Mar 2013)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I gave statistics showing that the way farm workers were paid was overwhelmingly higher. Those are the statistics that matter. I am not in a position to defend an impact assessment with its huge range, which seems to me entirely meaningless, but I gave the statistics that are irrefutable.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: Report (3rd Day) (6 Mar 2013)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I read carefully the recent debate on this subject in Grand Committee, and I am sorry that I was not there. I declare an interest in that I have beneficial interests in a landed estate based mainly in south Cumbria. The estate's activities include farming, forestry, leisure, minerals and housebuilding. As a family business we farm modestly on our own account, but the majority of the...

Forestry — Question (5 Feb 2013)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, like my noble friend, I declare an interest as a forestry owner. Does he agree that the present situation, under which the Forestry Commission is my competitor but also my regulator, is intolerable, and will the new arrangement reverse that situation?

UK Industry: International Competitiveness — Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2012)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I am pleased to join others in thanking my noble friend Lord Jenkin of Roding for introducing this debate with such skill and clarity. His reputation brings an enormous amount to this House. My purpose in intervening today is to draw attention to the obstacles that prevent SMEs, in particular, from being competitive. Since those obstacles are real, in my view, I see no merit in...

EU: Electronic Communications Framework — Question (11 May 2011)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, can my noble friend tell me the key benefits of framework implementation?

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2011)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I crave the indulgence of the House in intervening in a debate in which I have not previously taken part. Just in case it is felt that the argument has been entirely one-sided, I remind your Lordships that in my part of the world on the Barrow-in-Furness peninsular, where I declare an interest in running a small business, the economy is driven by companies such as these, which...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) (25 Jan 2011)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: We also have Yorkshire and north Lancashire and much else besides. While I am on my feet, I will say that a beck runs though my village and I remember that, when I was a boy, there was a seat on either side of it. There were men sitting on those seats who in their entire lives never crossed the beck. Today, because of local leadership and the fact that we participate and have mobility, those...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) (25 Jan 2011)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I apologise to the Committee for intervening in a debate on a Bill in which I have hitherto played no part. I have listened to noble Lords opposite talking about rivers being boundaries. It was part of my early education to be taught about mountain ranges. These were discussed in the early hours of this morning, particularly by the noble Lord, Lord Kinnock, who talked about people...

Hospices and Palliative Care Services — Question for Short Debate (15 Dec 2010)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, with her formidable experience and knowledge, it is always humbling to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay. I join other noble Lords in thanking most warmly the noble Viscount, Lord Bridgeman, for introducing this debate so ably. I have to declare an interest: some 20 years ago, I helped to found St Mary's Hospice in Ulverston in Cumbria. It is at the other end of Cumbria from...

Second Reading (Continued) (15 Dec 2008)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, it is a pleasure and a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Greenway, and, having heard him and the tributes that have been paid to him, I can see how well deserved they are along with the thanks owed by your Lordships to him and his colleagues who have done so much work. This is an important Bill and one that in the round I support with enthusiasm. Even where I have misgivings,...

EU: Governance (2 May 2007)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have for a new constitution or pattern of governance for the European Union.

EU: Governance (2 May 2007)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for that reply. Will he reject out of hand any proposal originating from the German presidency and dressed up as a questionnaire that existing treaties could be amended by using, "different terminology without changing the legal substance"? Will he give an undertaking that any future EU treaty will be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny well ahead of the final...

Palliative Care Bill [HL] (23 Feb 2007)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, it is with real pleasure that I support the Bill, introduced with such eloquence and authority by the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay of Llandaff. It would be hard to exaggerate the contribution that she has made in this field. She combines the hard-headed approach of a distinguished scientist with the humanity that comes of a penetrating understanding of human suffering. It is a...

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] (12 May 2006)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I oppose the Bill because I believe that it puts at additional risk an already vulnerable section of the population; namely, the old, the frail and the dying. However, I am chiefly concerned with defending the practice and future development of specialist palliative care as delivered by our hospices, a model which works and which, I believe, is undermined by the provisions of the...

Rural Payments Agency (27 Mar 2006)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I also declare an interest as a hopeful farmer. The Minister spoke of farmers with cash-flow problems. Surely he is aware that all farmers rely entirely on positive cash flow. Is he further aware of the extraordinary distress caused to my neighbours in Cumbria? I know that the noble Lord is sensitive to criticism, but will he look at the Statement again and accept that its language...

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill: Select Committee Report (10 Oct 2005)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I have listened to many outstanding contributions this afternoon and the last one, by the noble Baroness, Lady Chapman, is among them. My interest in this debate, which I now declare, stems from my having been in the late 1980s among the founders of St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston in Cumbria. I have had continuous involvement with it and am its current chairman. Not unnaturally, I...

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill: Select Committee Report (10 Oct 2005)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, before my noble friend sits down, and for the purpose of clarity, will she confirm whether, in the example she gave, it was the Dutch family who were going to decide the fate of the father?

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill: Select Committee Report (10 Oct 2005)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: I am much obliged, my Lords.

Palliative Care (7 Jul 2005)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, we are indeed indebted to the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for securing this debate and for introducing it so very ably. In taking part I declare this interest: in the late 1980s I was responsible for much of the research and planning that led to the establishment of St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston in south Cumbria. I have had continuous involvement with it ever since and I am its...


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