Results 1–20 of 1998 for speaker:Lord Risby

Nagorno-Karabakh - Question (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, for years, one of the major causes of tension and violence has been the lack of a clear and mutually acceptable demarcation of the international border. Although the border agencies of both Armenia and Azerbaijan are now in contact, given our close connections in the region, have we considered assisting or promoting this vital process, which is essentially technical, on the basis of...

UK–Commonwealth Trading Relationship - Motion to Take Note (8 Jul 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, I warmly applaud my noble friend Lord Howell for initiating this debate and for so constantly bringing our attention to the Commonwealth over many years. I think it would not be unreasonable to say that much of the energy and focus of our Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the past perhaps arose out of our membership of the European Union. While we of course want to have excellent...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (19 May 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Udny-Lister on his excellent speech and warmly welcome him to your Lordships’ House. In the words of the Government’s integrated review, we are living in an era of “intensifying geopolitical competition”. In this country, we certainly know that in Russia we face a country which has interests and ethics very different to our own, and which...

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (22 Apr 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, the very first world leader to have a personal meeting with the new US President was the Prime Minister of Japan. The posture of China has understandably increased nervousness and alarm in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and elsewhere. That meeting underlined the significance of the renewed emphasis of our own commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, but this assessment in our integrated review...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (6 Apr 2021)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine; and what plans they have to ensure that there is public confidence in vaccinations in the future.

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, a year ago the OBR forecasted a horrendous rate of unemployment of 11.9%. It is now likely to be 6.5%—of course, that is bad enough. But, most fortuitously, our finances were virtually in balance when the pandemic struck, and we should simply remind ourselves that the lack of good budgetary housekeeping before the financial crash played its part in seeing unemployment rise to...

Economy: Remittances - Question (4 Feb 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, does my noble friend agree, particularly in current circumstances, that it would be desirable to have an international drive to scale up digital solutions, complete with the integration of fintech, if we are to be more innovative in facilitating less costly cross-border transactions?

Schools: Online Learning - Question (2 Feb 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, while I very much welcome the contribution that the Government are making to online learning and indeed to internet access, the Minister will be aware of the great mental pressures on families and young people in this regard. Does she have any plans to support supplementary strengthening services for young people, such as the National Citizen Service or indeed any other schemes...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Coronavirus (26 Jan 2021)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for prioritising the digitalisation of small and medium enterprises to support the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Remote Education (26 Jan 2021)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of online learning; and what plans they have to incorporate any such benefits into education provision when schools reopen.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Local Government: Elections (26 Jan 2021)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any elections scheduled for May can take place; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any such elections can take place in line with the restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to record and certify vaccinations given to UK nationals abroad.

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2021)

Lord Risby: My Lords, I very much hope that, as an independent entity, we can enjoy a positive and productive relationship with the European Union. Its prosperity is in our interests. Our new status unlocks the capacity to embrace new trade and investment relationships. Of course, many of our 63 accords signed up to essentially replace existing EU trade agreements, but all offer expansion potential. For...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Export Licensing Unit (26 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many licences were granted by the Export Licensing Unit for the exportation of (1) art, (2) antiques, and (3) cultural goods, in each year between 2015 and 2020.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus (23 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies during the COVID-19 pandemic; and whether this support will extend to the provision of vaccinations when trials are concluded.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners: Powers (22 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to award greater powers and responsibilities to Police and Crime Commissioners, including powers which would grant them authority within the criminal justice system.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (22 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers have entered the UK this year; and whether they plan to make the National Transfer Scheme compulsory for all local authorities.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Organised Crime (22 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the transportation of illegal substances through county lines.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Freight: Seas and Oceans (21 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the take-up of transporting freight by water, rather than by road.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunication (19 Oct 2020)

Lord Risby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to diversify the UK’s national telecommunications supply chain, particularly with regard to 5G infrastructure.


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