Results 101–120 of 400 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 Rotherwick

Rail Vehicle Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2004 (11 Oct 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down may I pose one further question? The noble Lord has answered one of them. Do other industries such as the airline industry, the bus and coach industry and the shipping industry have similar problems? Aeroplanes, for example, may have been built perhaps 30 years before these regulations. If they have such problems, will they be treated in the same way...

Rail Vehicle Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2004 (11 Oct 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I thank the Minister for explaining the orders in the light of the Select Committee's report on these issues. I welcome the opportunity to discuss them further. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Addington, for this opportunity. With your Lordships' patience, I will read out the committee's conclusion in its 18th report, published on 17 September. It said: "By putting or keeping...

Food Labelling Regulations (9 Sep 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, do any other European countries have a signposting system for food which is enforced by legislation?

Lords Amendments (20 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I stand in the place of my noble friend Lord Astor, who sends his apologies for not being here today, especially as the topic in question is a straightforward matter of principle close to his heart. It is a great disappointment to these Benches that the Government have seen fit to reintroduce the clauses on intervention into the Bill. Indeed, I go so far to say that it is a slap in...

Lords Amendments (20 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Borrie, and the Minister have overlooked the fact that we have been put in a very difficult position. We do not know the criteria that are going to be used to judge whether a local authority has failed. It would have been much easier if we had known this before the Bill came along, in which case perhaps this problem would never have occurred.

Palace of Westminster: College Green Ticket Booth (15 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, does the noble Lord the Chairman of Committees agree that the site on College Green is extremely badly managed? During the winter, it was dug up and was plain earth. In the spring, it was regrassed, presumably at vast expense. The grass that was put down in early spring is now covered with a type of carbuncle that has come to revisit us again this summer.

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, we have a busy city. One of the Bill's main points, especially for London traffic, is to have the most efficient road network. If bus lanes are not being used during the day, surely it is only correct that we make the most efficient use of them. I understood the noble Lord, Lord Snape, to say that it would be confusing for motorists if we could use bus lanes outside the rush hour...

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, before the noble Lord replies to that question, perhaps he could answer a brief question of mine. As the Minister is only too well aware, we are on Third Reading but this issue has not come up before. Indeed, the Government drafted the Bill naming the Lord Chancellor as the appropriate person. The Minister has not explained why the Government have changed their mind since the...

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: moved Amendment No. 20: Before Clause 83, insert the following new clause— "MOTORWAYS: MAXIMUM SPEED The maximum speed on a motorway shall be 80 mph and in bad weather determined by highway controllers with access to the motorway warning signs system."

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, we on these Benches believe that raising the maximum speed limit to 80 miles an hour would ensure the most expeditious, effective and efficient use of our motorway network. That is just one prong of our ideas on transport. I disagreed with the Minister when he said on Report: "Defining bad weather and determining the appropriate speed limit needs more serious consideration".—[...

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, that was an exciting debate. I am not sure whether the rest of the Traffic Management Bill will be so lively; perhaps it will be, now that lunch has finished. The emotion expressed is perhaps derived from the fact that people envisage drivers travelling faster on the motorways. Our angle is to try to legalise motorists who already travel at 80 mph and not to criminalise them as they...

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: moved Amendment No. 1: Page 8, line 30, at end insert— "( ) The guidance shall cover, among other matters, the respective responsibility of a local traffic authority, the police and fire service to attend to spillages of diesel fuel and render the road safe again for the passage of motorcycles and other vehicles."

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I have decided to return once again to the issue of diesel spills. With the patience of noble Lords who have heard it before, I shall briefly outline for those who may have missed it on the previous occasion what the amendment does. The amendment aims to ensure that diesel spills are cleared up by the local authorities which manage the roads in question in order that such spills do...

Traffic Management Bill (8 Jul 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his kind assurances and for the information he gave us about the report due for publication next month. Perhaps my reading skills are not up to it, but I have a copy of the code of practice for maintenance management and we could not find any reference to diesel spills. Furthermore, both the times I have come off my motorcycle on diesel spills, neither of...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, we are happy with these minor drafting changes.

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, we welcome these amendments and we are glad that the Government have taken note of the industry's concerns regarding the permit schemes. As the Minister can see, we have withdrawn our amendments on this issue. However, we would not have had half as many concerns regarding this Bill if these regulations had been made available in draft form. Can the Minister tell us when they will be...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, these amendments aim to ensure that all registers are kept in electronic form, enabling those to whom a permit is issued by an authority to have unrestricted access to the information contained therein. We welcome the idea of increasing accessibility to information and thus the promotion of transparency and accountability. However, I want to ask the Minister what estimates have been...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, can the Minister clarify the definition of "different areas"? Will that mean urban versus rural, or from city to city or borough to borough? Furthermore, will that enable the implementation of permit schemes, and the action taken if the work is carried out without a permit, to vary from area to area? What steps will be taken to ensure that all those who may be affected by...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his explanation of the amendment. We welcome the idea as a whole, but we have one question. Should not the local authorities also have a duty to inform others of any planned works that they might have to cancel, in case that then influences their plans for trying to get works done in the road? If they do not do that, should they have to pay a fine? How do...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, the amendments would ensure that the fixed penalties awarded are proportionate to the offence committed and take into account the level of congestion and disruption caused—and, thereby, the seriousness of the offence. We would perhaps agree that there could be different levels of failure. However, failure is failure, regardless of degree. Furthermore, I foresee difficulties in how...


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