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My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend on his constructive speech. I shall not follow him down those tracks, because I have something else to mention. The Government’s legislative plans announced last week did not contain proposals to increase spending on defence; nor have Ministers given any indication that they are averse to the proposed reduction by 9,000 in the target level for our...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the temporary postponement of the proposed ban on imports of hunting trophies.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 March (HL6553), whether the referral to the International Criminal Court (1) names President Putin, and (2) includes orders given by President Putin.
Conservative Peer, Former Conservative MSP for Lothians
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election
Also represented Lothians