Results 21–40 of 2561 for speaker:Lord Trimble

Reconciliation: Role of British Foreign, Defence and International Development Policy - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, with a little bit of trepidation and surprise, it is my pleasure to speak after the most reverend Primate. I assure noble Lords that I will keep to a fairly short compass in the matters I am going to refer to. Three or four words that the most reverend Primate used remain with me: “local”, “inclusive” and “bottom up” are important elements in developing reconciliation....

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I feel sorry to have to say to the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, that I think she is pointing in the wrong direction. If as a result of political activity we fail to deliver the results of the referendum, we are going to find a considerable reaction from people when they discover they have been swindled of the results that they wanted. I think that is the road down which the party...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 13B withdrawn. Amendment 14 not moved. Clause 3 agreed. Amendment 15 not moved. Clause 4: Equal rights for people of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I welcome the opportunity to stand after sitting for so long. Amendment 13B, in my name, is grouped with two amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, but I see no overlap between the two. The noble Lord’s amendments relate to the early stages of the process, when the Secretary of State has to formulate and issue guidance, whereas I look beyond that to what the...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: I have a simple point. I am sorry to repeat myself from earlier on today, but abortion is legal in Northern Ireland. There is only one small point of difference in the law between Northern Ireland and England and Wales. Therefore, to talk about denial or otherwise is wrong: it is not a matter of law. The problems lie elsewhere.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: That is a different matter.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: The solution must be in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I have a lot of sympathy with the suggestion made by the noble Lord that we could have benefited from a procedure that allowed a more thorough examination of the legislation. However, we are where we are, and we are dealing with legislation which at the moment has to be acknowledged to be necessary. It is necessary because, for a long time now, the Secretary of State for Northern...

Good Friday Agreement: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (11 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Browne. I was looking forward to his speech but unfortunately ended up slightly disappointed. I had expected a detailed, blow-by-blow account of the DUP’s encounter with European officials yesterday. I am afraid that I shall have to fall back on my imagination in that respect. I wish to draw the attention of the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, to one...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to listen to the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames. I share his concern about some possible dangers in the situation, although not perhaps in quite the way he expressed it—but I shall come back to that later. I recall a question that was asked of a leading member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party shortly after the beginning of the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Lord Trimble: In the examples I mentioned, going back to 1985 and 1973, there was no consultation by Her Majesty’s Government with the unionist elected representatives. The Irish Government, of course, consulted closely with nationalists, so there was that imbalance. In any event, I come back to the amendment and I think that the proposed new clause has the wrong approach and should be looked at again. I...

Incident in Salisbury - Statement (8 Mar 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, there appears to be a difference between the Litvinenko case and this case in that, in the former case, a substance was used that left a very clear track and it was very easy to follow through on it. In the current case, however, it appears from what has been said that the nerve agent that was used does not appear to have left a trail, or if it has done, there has been no comment...

Northern Ireland Border - Statement (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, reference has been made to the need to preserve the Belfast agreement, with which I am wholly in agreement. However, I draw noble Lords’ attention to the December paper, which made reference to regulatory alignment but did so in the context of cross-border arrangements under the Belfast agreement. That is the only part of the Belfast agreement relevant to this discussion: namely,...

Immigration Control (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness on bringing forward this Bill. It is a pleasure to support it. In her speech, she gave a short description of the circumstances that led to the death of Sergei Magnitsky. I want to reflect a bit on that context, because people are sometimes reluctant to recognise the reality that Russia is not a normal state. It is pretty close to being a...

Brexit: Irish Border - Question (5 Dec 2017)

Lord Trimble: Will the Minister agree that a lot of the problems yesterday stemmed from the fact that people were leaking inaccurate accounts of what was in the Government’s paper, and were not making it clear that the proposal for some form of regulatory alignment was heavily conditioned and of very limited application? If that information had been put into the public domain earlier in the day, would...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Prisoners' Release: Northern Ireland (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 September (HL1347–1351) relating to prisoner release, whether they will now answer the questions asked.

Northern Ireland Budget Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (14 Nov 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bew, who always interests one and regularly draws attention to things that should have been done. One thing that should have been done this evening—for which I have to apologise to the Minister—is to pay more attention to the annunciator in Fielden House. I ended up running across the road, but at least had some exercise while...

Brexit - Question (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, to return to the question of the two parts of Ireland, does my noble friend recall that Monsieur Barnier, after publication of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals, said that the European Union was opposed to an invisible border? Surely there will be no progress on this issue until Europe changes its mind.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Prisoners' Release: Northern Ireland (15 Sep 2017)

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been released under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998; and of that number, how many prisoners were designated as (1) loyalist, and (2) republican.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Prisoners' Release: Northern Ireland (15 Sep 2017)

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many republican prisoners sentenced for a scheduled offence have been refused release under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 and have not yet been released.


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