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Results 121–140 of 3937 for speaker:Lord Touhig

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baronesses, Lady Smith and Lady Jolly, for tabling a further amendment on service accommodation. As the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, noted in Committee, there are already significant pressures on service accommodation, and that is before we even begin to consider the move to the future accommodation model from 2019. I will not go into the detail about our...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, Amendment 5 repeats our amendment on pay and allowances from Grand Committee. Taken together with Amendment 6, it offers greater protection and security to our service men and women who may need to use the option of flexible or part-time working as described and set out in the Bill. I was grateful to the Minister for his response in Grand Committee and for following it up with...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, before I comment on the amendment, I say at the outset that as I have reflected and listened to the debate I was very much struck by the point made right at the beginning by the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Boyce. His words convinced me that there is nothing in civilian life that compares to life in the services. We in this House and in the country must recognise that when you join...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, Amendments 1, 2, 4 and 10 will, if agreed, mean that regulations made necessary by the passing of this Bill will be subject to the affirmative procedure. It was a point well debated in Committee, and I do not need to rehearse those arguments again at length. It is worth pointing out, however, that the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, following its consideration of...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, this has been a very brief but successful debate all round, I think. I am grateful to the noble Earl, Lord Attlee, for having shared his views with me on a number of occasions. I understand his concerns. I have been in this House just seven years, but one of the striking contrasts I have found with the other place is our total and utter commitment to scrutinise and hold government...

National Shipbuilding Strategy - Statement (6 Sep 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I think this is the Minister’s first time at the Dispatch Box representing defence and I am sure it will not be the last. I welcome her. I am tempted to say, “Eureka!”. We have it at last—the Government’s national shipbuilding strategy. It was promised in the spring but, like so many government promises, that one did not materialise. Why is it so late in coming? Why has so...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (27 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the Integrated Full Electric Propulsion system for the Type 45 Destroyers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (27 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted a lessons learned exercise relating to the performance of the Integrated Full Electric Propulsion system for the Type 45 Destroyers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (27 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make the main investment decision for resolution of the power and propulsion issues relating to the Type 45 Destroyers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Termination of Employment (27 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy personnel left the service as a result of the cuts arising from the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Technology (27 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government what technology they have employed to make personnel efficiencies in the Royal Navy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Recruitment (25 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government what strategy is in place to meet recruitment and retention challenges faced by the Royal Navy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: *No heading* (24 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward proposals to introduce enhanced compensation for injured armed forces personnel as outlined their 2017 Manifesto.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward proposals to establish a Veterans Board in the Cabinet Office as outlined in their 2017 Manifesto.

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (11 Jul 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, this is, as the Minister says, a small Bill, but one that has the potential to make far-reaching improvements to the quality of life of our service men and women while also having consequences for the operational capability of our Armed Forces. On the face of it, it appears to be modern, innovative and in line with employment practices seen in much of business and industry today. It...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I begin by joining other noble Lords in welcoming the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, to his post—I wish him well. I have a number of questions relating to defence and I will fully understand if he wants to reflect on those and write to me, rather than answer them this evening. I also welcome the reappointment of the noble Earl, Lord Howe, to defence. He has often come to this House to...

Royal Marines - Question (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I shall take this to another point. The whole House would be shocked if there were redundancies among the Royal Marines, but the Government have form on denying full pensions to Armed Forces personnel made redundant. In 2013 I raised the issue of servicemen who had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and were made redundant just days before they qualified for their full pension. One was...

Type 31 Frigate - Question (3 Apr 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, “Our national security and our economic security go hand-in-hand”. I am not quoting from the Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk—those were the opening words of the MoD’s single departmental plan in 2015. Promoting defence exports was the clear objective. Sir John Parker, whom the Minister has already quoted, and who wrote the national shipbuilding strategy, said that...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, the House will note that I am not my noble friend Lord Rosser. I apologise at the outset for my part in any confusion caused to the very excellent staff who drew up the speakers list. The House will not be denied my noble friend’s comments; he will speak at the end of the debate. Seventy years ago last month, on 24 February 1947, the British ambassador to Washington was...

Armed Forces: East of Suez - Question (9 Mar 2017)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, in his Bahrain speech the Foreign Secretary said: “Britain is back East of Suez”. He also said: “We are spending £3 billion on our military commitments in the Gulf over the next 10 years”. Yet the SDSR barely mentions it, merely speaking of “setting our vision” in the “Gulf Strategy”. When will that strategy be published? The noble Baroness, Lady Anelay of St Johns,...


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