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My Lords, the Minister, being a good Scot, will perhaps know the Scottish Gaelic welcome, “One hundred thousand welcomes”. I am happy to join in repeating the welcome to him. He has already referred to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, which is part of the deployment. A little further on in the Statement, the Secretary of State said: “Four RAF flights carrying over 74 tonnes of aid have landed...
My Lords, I declare an interest as a patron of Caabu, the Council for Arab-British Understanding. I welcome the noble Earl to the Dispatch Box and offer my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Belgravia. If he speaks as well as he writes, we will do very well out of him. There is no shortage of issues for this debate, as we have already heard. In welcoming the future noble Lord,...
My Lords, the Statement quite properly recognises the need for Israel to be proportionate in its response, but the law provides no definition of “proportionate”. Might I suggest a practical definition in the context of what we are discussing? The methods must be proportionate, but so too must be the outcomes of these methods. Particularly with regard to the second of these, are the...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 2015
Previously MP for North East Fife until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented North East Fife
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.