Results 1–20 of 5054 for speaker:Lord Lilley

Skills: Importance for the UK Economy and Quality of Life - Motion to Take Note ( 9 May 2024)

Lord Lilley: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Aberdare, on securing this debate and opening it so brilliantly, and the noble Lord, Lord Marks of Hale, for a gently brilliant but forceful speech. If I am not down in the Chamber and up in my room and I see his name on the annunciator in future, I certainly will turn the sound on and listen to what he has to say. The skills problem in this...

Surplus Carbon Emissions - Question (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: The advice from the CCC on this issue seems quite rational, but will my noble friend ask it to review the advice it has offered on the total cost of meeting net zero? It refused for over a year to produce its workings, and at great expense tried to resist freedom of information requirements. When it went to the tribunal and it was forced to reveal its workings, they were shown to be flawed in...

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: I was saying that stopping supply, rather than phasing out demand, is a luxury belief.

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: After the noble Baroness’s gratuitous insult at the beginning, I am grateful to her for giving way at this point.

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: That was very kind of the noble Baroness, Lady Jones. She is an apologist for the noble Baroness, Lady Young. Now I have almost forgotten what I was going to ask. Is the noble Baroness, Lady Young, happy that we should do without carbon capture and storage at a risk, according to the estimates of the Climate Change Committee, of doubling the total cost—trillions of pounds—of meeting the...

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, and the noble Lord, Lord Lennie, both of whom seem to be against the Bill because the positives are small. One is normally against things because they are negative. The only negative the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, came up with was that it sends out the wrong messages. I have observed a general rule in politics,...

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: I am grateful to the noble Baroness for that clarification. Somebody used the 200,000 figure—it must have been the noble Lord, Lord Lennie. Anyway, it does not matter.

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: The Minister did. The noble Baroness has acknowledged that the figure is about 30,000, rather than 27,600; I do not really see the difference, frankly. The point is not which figure is bigger. Why should we sacrifice 30,000 jobs?

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: The proposal is to sacrifice them if we phase out that industry more rapidly than would otherwise occur. I give way to the noble Baroness if she has some alternative.

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: I mentioned the possibility that people were claiming they could move across, and some of them will, but it will mean disruption. We should not unnecessarily require people to give up a job and —hopefully—take on another one. As the noble Baroness said, these jobs already exist and will go on increasing in number if we increase investment in renewables. I have not argued against that at...

Asylum Claims - Question (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: Can my noble friend the Minister explain why British courts and tribunals grant asylum to 75% of those who make applications here on first application, whereas French courts grant asylum to only 25% of those making asylum applications on first application? Given that they are both applying the same international laws and agreements, are the French being unduly harsh or the British unduly lenient?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: My Lords, I am puzzled by this amendment. For 18 years, between 2004 and 2022, we had on the statute book an Act of Parliament which said there was an irrebuttable presumption that certain countries on a list were and would always be safe. I do not recall any Member of this Chamber, or anyone in the other Chamber when I was there, demurring. We had on the statute book an Act of Parliament...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: My noble friend is absolutely right, as he always is.

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: They also count them when they go out. So, if they come in and go out, they account for zero in total.

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. Will this body dealing with a long-term strategy also consider the demand for housing? Will it have any control over the massive increase in demand coming from abroad? If not, what purpose will it serve?

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Thornhill, on whose remarks I will comment a bit later. Above all, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Young on securing this debate on one of the most important topics affecting the country. We live in a property-owning democracy. That has been the objective of the Conservative Party, and probably shared by other parties, for many...

United Kingdom: Union - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: My Lords, it is a great privilege to follow—and slightly unexpected to follow immediately —the noble Lord, Lord McInnes of Kilwinning, who has made an extremely thoughtful and valuable speech in opening this debate. I expected to follow the noble Lord, Lord Parekh, and I am sorry that he has had to scratch because, as the author of a distinguished report on multiculturalism, he would have...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 36 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: Will the noble and learned Lord comment on the decision of the French Government to ignore Rule 39 rulings and, in particular, to send someone back to Uzbekistan?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 36 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Lilley: But your position is that this is now settled and that member states all agree, when they patently do not.


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