Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, I am very much aware of ex-Treasury Ministers speaking, but nevertheless I want strongly to reinforce the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Butler. Before I go on to my arguments, I state for the record that I wholly support the commitment and proud record of the UK on humanitarian and development aid. We are one of the world leaders. I do not agree with the noble Lord, Lord...
My Lords, I share my noble friend’s concerns about this. We have been given very inadequate answers on this today, particularly from the Minister, and we will simply have to return to this on Report. It is a very important issue, because the size of the budget now, as my noble friend Lord Forsyth pointed out—about one-third of the defence budget—is huge. The taxpayer needs...
My Lords, it may seem a little odd, having been somewhat critical of how independent the Independent Commission for Aid Impact might be, to suggest that the Secretary of State should rely on that commission to set up an independent inquiry into independence, efficiency, and effectiveness. I do not wish to press this amendment; I am just seeking answers from the Minister. In our Economic...
Entered the House of Lords on 23 July 2001
Previously MP for South Norfolk until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for South Norfolk, 1974-2001. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1985-87; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1987-89; Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1989-90; Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1990-92; Secretary of State for Transport, 1992-94. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election
Also represented South Norfolk
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