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[Summary of Lord Prescott’s speech] As a Member of Parliament in the other place for a long time—I was there from 1997—I made recommendations on all matters of climate change. I have tried to come to this Chamber and get back to doing the work that I was doing a long time ago. It was a major question—and this country has had some major achievements, along with other nations. I have...
My Lords, I offer my congratulations to my noble friend Lord Rooker on securing this debate and on the excellent and, as usual, inquiring speech that accompanied it—and on the controversy. There is always controversy over climate change; it was certainly notable in the negotiations of the Kyoto agreement. There was great emphasis by my noble friend and the noble Lord, Lord Deben, in another...
I am sorry for my earlier intervention. I thought the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, was a Labour Member. I declare an interest: I have twice been a victim of this. I do not have the clever words of the lawyers who constantly dominate this debate but we are talking about credibility, about a promise and about a Parliament that has agreed an action but is now about to reject it. That is a very...
Entered the House of Lords on 8 July 2010
Previously MP for Kingston upon Hull East until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Also represented Kingston upon Hull East
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.