Results 41–60 of 2561 for speaker:Lord Trimble

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

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

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

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many republican prisoners, released under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998, have been recalled; and of those, how many were subsequently released under that Act.

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

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many loyalist prisoners, released under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998, have been recalled; and of those, how many were subsequently released under that Act.

Brexit: UK-Irish Relations - Motion to Take Note (5 Sep 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord on introducing this debate. I join him in sending good wishes to the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, for his recovery. As the noble Lord said, the report was published last December and much of it has been overtaken by events, particularly the publication of the UK paper on Ireland. I was very glad to hear an interview on the radio last week with John Bruton,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, the Prime Minister has been very generous to the Democratic Unionist Party to the point where she is open to criticism. I suggest that the DUP shows its appreciation and reduces the Prime Minister’s exposure by doing everything it possibly can to restore the Assembly. It should sort out all the issues that Adams is using as an excuse. If he still prevaricates, which I suspect he...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, as has in effect been said, this Bill is necessary. Consequently, it will be supported and will proceed in this House. It also comes at the last minute. I understand why the Government have waited until the last minute before bringing forward these proposals, because they will want to proceed with the talks that have been going on as though that is the key thing where they want...

Northern Ireland: Political Developments - Statement (28 Mar 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I welcome the announcement by the Minister that he will be bringing forward legislation after Easter. I suggest that that legislation should be fairly comprehensive in providing for a number of scenarios. It might also be a good idea to do something unusual or a little different—the suggestion mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, is worth considering. The Minister might...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (27 Feb 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord. His description of the difficulties that he saw arising within the European Union and the way in which the European Union has not been governed very intelligently by the people in Brussels was seriously meant and I hope that everyone will reflect on it. But I hope he will forgive me if I go back to the amendment in front of us. It is...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, this is obviously an important debate, but I hope your Lordships will forgive me if I say that there is a certain degree of unreality about it, not just because so many people are anxious to refight old battles but because the discussion is about a negotiation. However, there is no negotiation at the moment, so to a certain extent this is so much hot air, talking about what might...

Brexit: Aerospace Industry - Question (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is a shame that the party opposite is so slow in catching up with its leadership?

Israel and Palestine - Question for Short Debate (13 Oct 2016)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord on securing this debate. I support the two-state solution and I hope that the next time the Palestinians are offered a viable state they will accept it. It is important in this debate to remember that they have been offered a viable state at least twice. The first time was at the Camp David talks under President Clinton in 2000 when Israeli Prime...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee (21 Apr 2016)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I indicate my support for this amendment, which, as my noble friend Lord Empey says, was tabled in the other place and debated there. I think it was tabled by Sylvia Hermon, the Member for North Down, and it is a very sensible provision. What is the value of these pledges and undertakings if they can be disregarded? There has to be some form of penalty or sanction available in the...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee (21 Apr 2016)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, everything that has been said by the previous three noble Lords who have spoken is significant, and how people feel about things and the language that is used is also significant, but in assessing the legal situation we must bear in mind that Ireland—the Republic of Ireland, the Irish Free State, whatever you want to call it—operates under a formal, written constitution. Here, I...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee (21 Apr 2016)

Lord Trimble: My apologies. I hope that the microphone caught what I was saying and that the noble Lords could hear it, but I thank the noble Lord for drawing my attention to that. I hope that the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, will not mind if I turn my back to him for the rest of my comments; that is no reflection on him at all. I was saying that the 1949 Act did not change the Irish constitution, and in Irish...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee (21 Apr 2016)

Lord Trimble: The Minister says that he is quoting what was said in the fresh start agreement but, as I pointed out, that agreement, while saying “annually”, also clearly anticipated other reports as required. I hope the Minister will come on to that.

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill - Committee (21 Apr 2016)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, on what he has done over a number of years in this area. He was heavily involved with the Independent Monitoring Commission, which played a significant role in accelerating the move away from paramilitarism and enabling the institutions to be recreated on a more stable basis. That would not have happened but for the work of the...

Immigration: Harmondsworth — Question (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, have any of those being removed committed offences here or abroad? If so, how many of them?

Northern Ireland: Political Agreement — Statement (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, the existence of private armies anywhere within the United Kingdom presents a challenge to the authority of the United Kingdom Government, and responding to the existence of private armies should be with the Government in the lead. Pretty words said in the Executive are all very good and well, but it requires something more effective. The reason that the original Independent...

Northern Ireland — Statement (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I draw the Minister’s attention to a potential anomaly. I am not talking about this individual’s case. If, out of all of the proceedings of the Saville inquiry, any charges are brought and a conviction obtained, the person convicted will not be able to apply for early release under the terms of the Belfast agreement. I do not know why the authorities, in drafting that scheme,...

European Union Referendum Bill: Report (1st Day) (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Trimble: I have been reflecting on this issue and the piecemeal way it has been done. Presumably when David Cameron decided that he wanted to make sure that people aged between 16 and 18 did not have a vote, it must have been because he considered, or feared, that most of them would vote to leave.


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