the Duke of Somerset

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  • Brexit: Agriculture and Farm Animal Welfare (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 17 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I welcome these two reports to the general series of Brexit debates, and declare my interest as a farmer in receipt of EU basic payments and as a landlord of other farms. The main theme running through both reports is the economic woe that would result from a hard Brexit, where WTO rules would prevail in the absence of trade and customs deals. By way of background, UK farmers...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: State Retirement Pensions 11 Jul 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the longer-term advantages of selling surplus Ministry of Defence property by leasehold rather than freehold, and if so, what conclusions they have drawn.
  • Brexit: Acquired Rights (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note 4 Jul 2017

    My Lords, this valuable report makes it quite clear that one of the most serious implications of the Brexit decision is the position of EU citizens living and working in the UK and the corresponding position of UK nationals in the European Union. I congratulate the committee on the rather hard-hitting stance it has taken. The outcome of the negotiations will impact directly and hugely on the...

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Entered the House of Lords on 17 December 2014

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