Results 361–368 of 368 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 Saatchi

The Euro: Impact of Political Decisions (8 Dec 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, does the Minister agree that my noble friend Lord Northesk makes a fundamental point about politics and the euro? The Government have put forward five economic tests to determine whether we should join the euro. Do we not need a sixth test; a political test which could assess Britain's convergence with the political philosophies of prospective partners in a single currency? How does...

EU Withholding Tax (2 Dec 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, I cannot see from this angle and would like to know whether the Minister really has a ball and chain around his leg. We, who know him well, know that he should not be described as having a ball and chain and we want to dissociate ourselves from that remark. In order to avoid such remarks by the German Chancellor, will he try to persuade the Prime Minister not to be such a flirt? Why...

EU Withholding Tax (2 Dec 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, why on Monday did he tell the Finnish Finance Minister that he had no ideological objections to tax harmonisation? Could the Minister tell us that?

Life Peerages: Appointments Scrutiny (25 Nov 1999)

Lord Saatchi: asked Her Majesty's Government: When an independent appointments commission will be appointed to scrutinise the creation of life peerages.

Life Peerages: Appointments Scrutiny (25 Nov 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, does the noble Baroness agree that whenever the appointments commission is finally formed and begins to operate--I shall resist the temptation to read Hansard of 13th May in which the noble Baroness assured the House that the appointments commission would be fully functioning by the beginning of this Session--the first essential for its credibility is that it will behave under terms...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (23 Nov 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, on behalf of these Benches it is a privilege to open this debate on those aspects of Her Majesty's gracious Speech that touch on industry and social and economic affairs. I very much look forward to the debate on these issues and to the contributions from the many speakers on all sides of the House, especially from the nine maiden speakers, which the Table tells me may be a record....

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (23 Nov 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, that is a very good point. I thank the noble Earl. In that context, we should remember that Her Majesty's gracious Speech was made on behalf of a government led by a Prime Minister whose first reported meeting of the week is with his pollster--a meeting which is said to last longer than his meetings with his Queen, his Cabinet or Parliament. In the gracious Speech the words...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (23 Nov 1999)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, that may be true, but it would not explain a threefold difference in the rate. I shall now try to be as non-political as I can manage just for a moment. Does not our sophisticated, intelligent electorate now want to be treated with the respect it deserves? Does that not mean governments being required to report on their progress, and lack of it, in a consistent, open and transparent...


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