Results 1–20 of 23 for smoking speaker:Lord Hain

Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (16 Dec 2020)

Lord Hain: ...facing our country over Brexit. Can this Government conceivably have the humility to admit that, in a shrinking post-Covid global economy, Britain can never prosper alone? With more positive smoke signals about the negotiations as we debate this Bill, if the UK and the EU succeed in striking a deal, Boris Johnson will inevitably have a high-noon confrontation with the zealots who elected...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Hain: ...of state-owned enterprises. On 21 November 2017, Mr Zola Andile Tsotsi, erstwhile chair of the state-owned electricity generator, Eskom, gave evidence under oath. What resulted is the first smoking gun implicating the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, who exerted shadow control over state-owned enterprises which have been exploited through large-scale looting and money laundering,...

Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Hain: more, the Treasury will not otherwise provide the cover it could so easily do at such minuscule interest rates as currently exist for that infrastructure investment. I think this is financial smoke and mirrors—Treasury subterfuge. Yet the Government have trapped Wales between a rock and a hard place. I am suspicious that Wales is being badly short-changed by this income tax...

Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Hain: ...we are shrouded by the result of the European Union referendum. They say that Britain’s new Prime Minister is not only First Lord of the Treasury, she is also a lady in waiting—waiting for the smoke to clear from the Brexit battlefield. Only then, they argue, will the Government be able to judge just how much damage the referendum result has done to Britain’s economic prospects and...

Written Answers — Wales: Sheep Meat Smokies (26 Feb 2010)

Peter Hain: ...meat industry have indicated that it is possible to produce such meat safely and hygienically in approved slaughterhouses. The FSA's are in discussion with the European Union to allow production of smoked skin-on sheep meat, commonly known as "smokies" for human consumption. In the meantime, the production of smoked skin-on sheep meat for human consumption remains illegal. The FSA will...

Point of Order: Welsh Affairs (1 Mar 2007)

Peter Hain: ...incomes with chronic illnesses who are currently deterred from finding jobs by the cost of their prescriptions. From 2 April, another landmark Welsh Labour policy will come into force: the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces and workplaces, three months ahead of England, protecting workers from second-hand smoke. In our schools, class sizes are down, with 1,700 more teachers than...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Legislation: Public Consultation (15 Jan 2007)

Peter Hain: ...Recovery of Health Services Charges (NI) Order 2006 Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 2006 Victims and Survivors (NI) Order 2006 Rates (Amendment) (NI) Order 2006 Smoking (NI) Order 2006 In the same period for a variety of reasons, prior public consultation was not carried out on the following Northern Ireland Acts and Orders in Council: Acts Electoral...

Written Answers — Wales: Consultations (25 May 2006)

Peter Hain: ...last year on the "Better Governance for Wales" White Paper. The cost of this was £23,462.54. We also contributed to a joint consultation with the Department of Health seeking views on banning smoking in enclosed public places, and to a joint consultation with the National Assembly for Wales on the Commissioner for Old People.

Orders of the Day — Government of Wales Bill (9 Jan 2006)

Peter Hain: ...will still be in charge. I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman is not opposing the NHS Redress Bill, which includes a framework clause to give the Assembly full powers to determine a ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces. I am surprised that he is not up in arms about that, although perhaps he will be now that I have suggested it. Since 1999, legislation that has gone through the House...

Business of the House (3 Mar 2005)

Peter Hain: I applaud my hon. Friend for bringing forward her Bill to seek to restrict smoking in public places. It will encourage the policy that the Government have announced, and which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has promoted through the public health White Paper, of ensuring that passive smoking does not lead to the injury, ill health and death that it currently causes, and...

Written Answers — Wales: Smoking (18 Nov 2004)

Peter Hain: The Government recognise that in taking forward the public health agenda on smoking in public places it will be important to provide a legislative framework to address plans in Wales in this respect. The Assembly has asked an all-party committee to consider the issue. That committee is expected to report in May.

Business of the House (21 Oct 2004)

Peter Hain: ...will be addressed. My hon. Friend will be encouraged by the fact that there is now a serious debate about how we strike a balance between individual rights and public health in respect of both smoking and passive smoking.

Business of the House (14 Oct 2004)

Peter Hain: I agree with my hon. Friend that both passive and active smoking are serious health issues. The Irish experience will be very interesting, as has been the experience in New York and other parts of the world. We have some catching up to do and my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Health and the Prime Minister are both seized of that. My hon. Friend will be encouraged to note that...

Business of the House (17 Jun 2004)

Peter Hain: and, indeed, we are doing so. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has launched a major consultation, which includes questions about what action could be taken to tackle smoking, and second-hand smoking in particular. That has been extended to the end of the month and one of the options is the introduction of legislation to ban smoking in public places. My hon....

Written Answers — Wales: Smoking Ban (9 Jun 2004)

Peter Hain: My hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with colleagues across Government and with the Assembly about a number of issues, including those relating to smoking.

Business of the House (20 May 2004)

Peter Hain: I am very sympathetic to my hon. Friend's policy points on smoking. As a non-smoker myself, I am well aware of its impact on the health of smokers, and indeed of the danger of passive smoking. That is why the Secretary of State for Health has embarked on a consultation exercise, and why the issue is being debated up and down the country in the big conversation. The idea is to discuss how...

Business of the House (27 Nov 2003)

Peter Hain: ...the Committee as a whole are keen to hear the views of hon. Members and will respond to them. The Chairman has assured me that that will happen. He listened to hon. Members' views in respect of the Smoking Room, where the hours that were originally proposed have been readjusted but the same cost savings achieved. I put this point to the House, because it is an important matter for hon....

Business of the House (30 Oct 2003)

Peter Hain: ...of his leader and his Chief Whip, too. I wish him every luck in the forthcoming reshuffle. I see that his party's short experiment with democracy has given way to leaders once again emerging from smoke-filled rooms—a Magic Circle method of choosing a leader that I thought it had abandoned 40 years ago. On the right hon. Gentleman's specific points, I share his thoughts and sympathies...

Business of the House (30 Oct 2003)

Peter Hain: ..., I welcome representations from my hon. Friend and others about the way in which things could be improved. There are many associated issues. For example, I discovered the other day that the Smoking Room is being closed prematurely. Members who want to go for a drink or simply want to spend the evening there find themselves shut out, perhaps only an hour after the last vote. That does not...

Written Answers — Wales: Smoking in the Workplace (5 Mar 2003)

Peter Hain: My Department occupies two buildings. In London smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building during normal working hours. In Cardiff, where we are tenants of the National Assembly of Wales, smoking is permitted only in one designated smoking room.

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