Results 81–100 of 2499 for speaker:Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Scotland: Independence Referendum — Motion to Take Note (30 Jan 2014)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: My Lords, we are fortunate that the noble Lord, Lord Lang, has obtained this debate today, because, as has been said, it draws attention to a critical issue for this country that applies to more than Scotland. This debate reflects the importance of that subject. The noble Lord, Lord Lang, and I were on opposite sides of the House of Commons. I shadowed him for a brief period before he was...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria: Chemical Weapons (15 Jan 2014)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what enquiries have been made regarding the chemical signatures on the chemical weapons declared by the Assad regime in Syria since July.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria: Chemical Weapons (15 Jan 2014)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish any findings by the United Nations about the manufacture and origin of the chemical weapons declared by the Assad regime in Syria.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria: Chemical Weapons (15 Jan 2014)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any evidence has emerged of Iraqi origin in the chemical weapons so far declared by the Assad regime in Syria.

Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons — Motion to Take Note (29 Aug 2013)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: I wonder whether the Minister will enlighten the House. In the light of the fact that in the past few minutes the House of Commons has defeated the Government Motion, what is plan B?

Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons — Motion to Take Note (29 Aug 2013)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: My Lords, this is an important debate on a very important issue but in many ways it is a bit late. This civil war has been going on, with increasing violence, for the past two years. Perhaps it is right that we should be focusing on it at present after what happened last Wednesday. I agree with the Government, and with other allied Governments, that there must be a response to the events of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Military Covenant Reference Group (20 May 2013)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Military Covenant Reference Group. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the distribution so far of the funds allocated to the Military Covenant Reference Group. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are (1) the terms of reference, and (2) the future strategy, of the Military Covenant Reference Group. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

Death of a Member: Baroness Thatcher — Tributes (10 Apr 2013)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: My Lords, I join others in expressing my condolences to the family of Lady Thatcher. She was very much a matriarch, not just in the Cabinet but in the family, and this must be a very tough time for them. Some three years ago, I was looking after Baroness Thatcher at the annual ball for the British Forces Foundation, where she was the patron and I serve as a trustee. I said in casual...

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013 — Motion to Approve (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: Those people who suggested that devolution would kill nationalism or the SNP stone dead have yet to be proved wrong.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Child Protection (19 Nov 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for the Home Department will reply to the letter from Lord Robertson of Port Ellen of 24 July, concerning child protection.

Armed Forces — Motion to Take Note (5 Nov 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his remarks, and I associate myself and, I am sure, all Members of the House with the comments he laterally made about remembrance. I also welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Garden, to the Front Bench. She has a long and illustrious history on these subjects, and I remember her and her husband, the late Lord Garden, being great supporters of British defence...

Scotland: Trident Nuclear Deterrent — Question (1 Nov 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: My Lords, I hope the Minister will make it clear that the debate about Faslane is not simply about the thousands of jobs involved at the naval base there-which are prejudiced, of course, by the semi-neutralist policies of the Scottish National Party-but is also, is it not, about the defence of the United Kingdom? The independent nuclear deterrent-which, as he says, is an integral part of the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total amount spent in each of the last five years on publicising and explaining in the United Kingdom the roles and functions of NATO.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what the UK financial contribution has been in each of the last five years to the Civil Budget of NATO.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of people in the UK delegation to NATO; and how this has changed over the past five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any information about the number of UK citizens serving in the international staff of NATO.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated date of completion of the new NATO headquarters building; and what has been the UK contribution to its cost.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (31 Jul 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount spent in each of the last five years on publicising and explaining in the United Kingdom the roles and functions of NATO. [HL1594 ]

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (31 Jul 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the UK financial contribution has been in each of the last five years to the Civil Budget of NATO. [HL1595]

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nato (31 Jul 2012)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of people in the UK delegation to NATO; and how this has changed over the past five years. [HL1596]


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