Results 81–100 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 Scriven

Housing White Paper - Statement (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, paragraph 2.29 of the White Paper says that the Government are looking at, “options for reforming the system of developer contributions”. Can the Minister give an assurance to the House that that reform will not lessen the amount of contributions that developers give? This White Paper is about building communities, not just homes.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (28 Feb 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 39, to which I added my name. I also support the thrust of what the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, has just said. As it is the first time I have spoken today, I will place on record my interests in the register as a member of Sheffield City Council. In Committee, the Minister generously asked for examples of where the asset of community value scheme was not...

Police National Database: Facial Images - Question (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the storage of the 19 million facial images uploaded onto the police national database is compliant with data protection legislation.

Police National Database: Facial Images - Question (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that Answer. She will know that the review published last week into the 19 million images held on the police national database was in response to a High Court case of 2012 that found that treating the images of convicted and non-convicted individuals the same was unlawful. How do the new rules in the review make it lawful when it states that the images both of...

Fly-tipping - Question (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I declare my interest as a member of Sheffield City Council, where last year there were 12,000 incidences of fly-tipping. That equates to 33 a day, which is replicated in most local authorities across the country. In light of that and of the LGA predicted funding gap of £5.8 billion in three years’ time for local government, will the Government introduce a compulsory bring-back...

Surrey County Council: Financial Issues - Private Notice Question (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Tory leader of Surrey County Council said that there was a gentlemen’s agreement. The Minister says that there is not. Which one is telling the truth and which one is not?

National Identity Cards - Question (14 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, have not reports suggested that the way to deal with terrorism on these shores is through targeted, intelligence-led police operations rather than mass surveillance?

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions - Statement (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I draw the House’s attention to my interests as listed in the register, particularly as a member of Sheffield City Council. As the national insurance contribution changes were widely briefed by the Government to pay for extra social care funding and business rates support, will the Minister now give an absolute guarantee that local government budgets will not be raided to pay for...

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I draw the House’s attention to my interests as laid out in the register, particularly as a member of Sheffield City Council. It is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett. He may not agree with everything I am about to say, but he may agree with some of it. First, I welcome the devolution deal to Sheffield, even though it does not go as far as it should do and...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I thank the Minister for bringing this timely and important debate on our future relationship and leadership role with the Commonwealth. As the Minister will be aware, and as noble Lords may be aware, the Foreign Office has five principles for its priorities for the Commonwealth. I hope all five will be promoted in our leadership role at the Heads of Government event that will take...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Scriven: Very quickly, because I do not want to detain the House, if that is the case would the noble Baroness commit to meeting the Kaleidoscope Trust to see how they can take forward jointly the action plan it has come up with?

Update on the Grenfell Tower Fire and Fire Safety - Statement (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Minister has described some of the work that will be done, and that is welcome. However, there is utter confusion at the moment among not just residents and tenants but those in the construction industry about what will now be deemed safe, because of the seeming contradiction between the building regulations and the combustibility test that the Government are carrying out. Where...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I noticed that the gracious Speech was very clear about something to do with fairness, which the Minister raised. It said that the Government, “will make further progress to tackle … discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation”. We have made much progress on equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or...

Refugees - Question for Short Debate (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I, too, thank the right reverend Prelate for securing this debate. I share the sentiments expressed by the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge: some progress has been made, and it would be churlish not to acknowledge that. However, further progress still needs to be made. The report states that, “the evidence we received shows that experiences of the asylum system can have a detrimental...

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox, for this debate and I declare my interests as laid out in the register, particularly as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. The potential for public services to use information technology to provide opportunities to improve lives and empower people is great but the reality is that, here in the UK, this is grinding to a...

Social Rented Housing: Construction - Question (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I refer to my interests in the register, particularly as a member of Sheffield City Council and a vice-president of the LGA. The £2 billion that the Minister referred to will on average build 11 new council homes in each local authority area each year. As it is estimated that 85,000 council houses per year will need to be built by local authorities, this will not solve the housing...

Public Parks: Funding - Question (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, Natural England estimates that the NHS could save £1 billion a year in mental and physical health costs if every household had equal access to parks and green spaces. Is the cross-Whitehall group specifically looking at this saving, as well as the potential pooling of budgets, where one department saves and another can benefit, to look at equal access to parks and to bring about...

Deaths in Police Custody - Statement (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, paragraph 45 of the executive summary says that a key theme to emerge from this review is the failure to learn lessons and to properly consider and implement recommendations from previous reports and studies. In the light of that, there is a recommendation for an independent office of compliance which should be answerable to Parliament and tasked with the dissemination of learning,...

Railways: Update - Statement (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Scriven: Will the Minister clarify an earlier answer? Electrification, particularly of the Midland main line, is not at all in this strategy. If we are talking about faster, cleaner, cheaper and greener railways, electrification has its role. In answer to my noble friend, she said that the Government would look at electrification again. Is she giving a firm commitment that the Midland main line is...

Online Hate Speech - Statement (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Minister said that the state visit has been offered and accepted. The noble Lord, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, the government Minister for Faith, less than 50 minutes ago said that he would be unable to welcome the President of the United States because of the tweets. With the Home Office being responsible for community cohesion, would she and other Ministers in the Home Office...


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