Results 161–180 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

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, we are going round in circles. The irony of me saying this is that we are tying ourselves up in knots. I therefore ask that the Question be now put.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Motion (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: I do. Ayes 223, Noes 79.

Brunei: Anti-LGBT Laws - Question (11 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Sultan of Brunei has had honours and titles bestowed on him by this country, including the most honourable Order of the Bath, the most distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, and honorary commissions in the RAF as an air chief marshal and in the Royal Navy as an honorary admiral of the fleet. If he continues with such abhorrent human rights abuses, will the Government...

Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (11 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I declare my interests as a member of Sheffield City Council and a vice-president of the Local Government Association, as in the register. I have sat on licensing committees and been the leader of a council, so I understand the process of licensing and the burden that licensing authorities experience. I reiterate the views expressed by the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, and my noble...

Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (11 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: I have sat on a licensing committee. We do not have that kind of detail at local authority level. The only way to determine that would be whether the person had a fare in the cab or vehicle at a certain time. Local authorities will not, therefore, be able to make a determination based on the information which the Minister has just referred to. We are going to have to have some national...

Saudi Arabia - Statement (24 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the UN Human Rights Council is there to promote and protect human rights around the globe. In hindsight, do the Government regret sponsoring Saudi Arabia as a member of that body? Will they lobby to have Saudi Arabia taken off the council?

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (24 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I interject at this point simply because a lot has been spoken about the theory of relationships education, and people coming to terms with who they are and understanding the modern world. I was one of those 15 year-olds who looked over the edge and contemplated suicide. Stories about the real world are far more important than theory. I was in a school that was meant to be a safe...

Railways: Midland Main Line - Question (25 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Midland Mainline will be electrified all the way to Sheffield.

Railways: Midland Main Line - Question (25 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: I welcome the Minister to her new post and wish her well. However, the Royal Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Rail Industry Association point out that hydrogen bi-modal trains, which look to be piloted on this line, cannot exceed 87 miles per hour, cost more over the lifespan than electrification, and the capacity for storage means that they are not suitable for high-speed,...

Social Media and Health - Statement (30 Apr 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the approach being taken is welcome, but in itself probably will not be enough. We cannot ban and regulate everything that goes on on the internet. For example, a blogger who may have nothing to do with health may have 80,000 to 100,000 followers and may blog about a health issue, and that becomes fact. What is needed in the modern world is alternative narratives; that is what is...

Places of Worship: Protective Security Funding - Statement (7 May 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, can I come back to the point that my noble friend Lady Hamwee made regarding the bureaucratic nature of the application process? If you are local, whether somewhere is hidden or not you will know about it. Whether it is in a conservation area is irrelevant; it is that particular conservation area, for example, which will determine what will need to be put up and whether it will be...

Probation Reform - Statement (16 May 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Minister says there has been no cost to the taxpayer, but the taxpayer has had to pay £500 million extra, including the early closure of these contracts, which cost £170 million, which in turn included a cost of £115 million for waiving some fees. Is it not the case that there is an extra cost of £500 million to the taxpayer for bringing these contracts to an early close,...

National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme - Statement (5 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, can the Minister name how many of the 239 companies that were named and shamed previously are not paying the national minimum wage?

Asylum Seekers - Question (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they identify, support and track the applications of people seeking asylum on the grounds of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Asylum Seekers - Question (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, as has just been said, the Home Office does not collate or collect central data on the journey of LGBT+ individuals seeking asylum on issues such as the accommodation they are granted, the length of time taken for each case or, if held in detention, how long they are there. So how can the Home Office, with any certainty or credibility, say that LGBT+ individuals seeking asylum do...

Whirlpool Tumble Dryers: Product Recall - Statement (17 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the National Fire Chiefs Council, which is the council of the country’s chief fire officers, does not think that the scheme is good enough. Since 2017, it has been asking for a single government-backed recall register for white goods. Why are the Government still dragging their feet on this and not doing a proper assessment?

Immigration and Asylum Applications - Question (19 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to address decision-making on initial immigration and asylum applications, following the publication of Home Office data that 52 per cent of immigration and asylum appeals were allowed in the year to March 2019.

Immigration and Asylum Applications - Question (19 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that reply. It is quite clear that there is a systematic and fundamental problem in the Home Office with the initial decision-making process on asylum and immigration. Issues such as basic information not being collected or used, medical reports being ignored and staff feeling a culture of bullying and intimidation have come to light. If that is the case, how do we in...

Boards of Public Bodies: Representation - Question for Short Debate (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Inglewood, and to listen to his experience. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Holmes of Richmond, for raising this very important issue. We need to start with a basic question: why do we do this? Why is this important? It is because there is a business and service reason. Gaining a board with diverse life experiences, ideas and...

Homophobic Attacks - Question (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of a rise in the number of homophobic attacks.


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