Viscount Eccles

Conservative Peer

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  • Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 5 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I very much support Amendments 2 and 3 from the noble Lord, Lord Whitty. Proposed new subsection (3)(b) refers to, “the ability of the Board of Trustees … to carry out its functions under section 24 of the … Act”. The first of these functions is to, “carry out investigation and research into the science of plants and related subjects, and disseminate the results of the...
  • Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 5 Jun 2019

    My Lords, the amendment is a little too restrictive on Kew, although I recall that at one time it had a plan, or at least a dream, to make available some of the properties for short-term accommodation for Kew’s partners when they needed to spend time in London and with Kew. However, to try to restrict the new power to residential property is going a bit too far.
  • Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 2 21 May 2019

    My Lords, I have a great deal of time for what the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, just said. I also have a great deal of time for this amendment. To me, the crucial thing is the words, “compatible with the core … scientific … activities of the Royal Botanic Gardens”. As I said, the balance at Kew is the crucial issue. It is primarily a scientific institution. The people who work for...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 April 2005

Currently held offices

  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Private Bills Select Committee (L) (31 Oct 2011 to 20 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (23 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (7 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (6 Jun 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)


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