Results 81–100 of 2561 for speaker:Lord Trimble

First World War — Motion to Take Note (25 Jun 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, it is with a little trepidation that I follow the four excellent speeches that we have heard so far. I start by thanking the Minister for his introduction to the debate, in particular for his reference to the event that will take place on 40 August in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord West of Spithead, on the work that he has done regarding...

House of Lords: Labour Peers’ Working Group Report — Motion to Take Note (19 Jun 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, the report we are debating is deliberately modest, which in itself is a welcome change. I will confine myself to just a few points. It is proposed that the House of Lords Appointments Commission be put on a statutory basis “to underpin its independence”. That is not a problem. I will not debate the quality of its appointments, although they are, and are bound to be, somewhat...

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I join other members of the committee in thanking the staff attached to the committee for the help that they gave us in producing this report. I would also like to express my appreciation of the chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Tugendhat, who handled these very complex issues in a skilful manner, as noble Lords will have seen demonstrated by his comprehensive introduction to...

Northern Ireland: On-the-runs — Question (8 Apr 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I wonder whether the Government intend that the inquiry—or review, as it is now termed—will go ahead without having heard from the people who designed the process, the then Secretary of State and Mr Gerard Adams. Is it satisfactory to try to operate without having the power to compel Mr Adams to come to give evidence?

Ukraine — Question (25 Mar 2014)

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the Government of Ukraine.

Ukraine — Question (25 Mar 2014)

Lord Trimble: I thank the Minister for that response. Presidential elections are to be held on 25 May and it is only to be expected that Putin will try to disrupt or degrade them in some way. In any event, a default by Kiev before the elections would be disastrous. Can we and our allies ensure that Ukraine will get the very substantial financial support it needs between now and those elections? I notice,...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Third Reading (4 Mar 2014)

Lord Trimble: The noble Baroness may or may not be aware that for the past few months a Select Committee of this House has been engaged in post-legislative scrutiny of the Inquiries Act 2005, and I am a member of that committee. It has now wound up its proceedings and finalised its report, which will be published on about 11 or 12 March. When that happens, I ask the noble Baroness to draw it to the...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Third Reading (4 Mar 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I start by thanking the Minister for bringing forward the amendments that we are going to consider. They go some way towards addressing the concerns that have been expressed and it is very welcome that she has responded to them in that way. I also thank her for her acknowledgement that we could not pass by the events of last week. We have not had the opportunity in this House to...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Report (25 Feb 2014)

Lord Trimble: I thank noble Lords who have taken part in this little debate, which has gone on longer than I had hoped. As the noble Lord, Lord Browne of Belmont, said, these are issues that I have dealt with before. I remember certainly the first time I dealt with them in 2006. I divided the House, and I was very happy to have the support of the noble Lord, Lord Browne of Belmont, in doing so. He has...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Report (25 Feb 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, we have reached the final strait and I shall try to get round the track as quickly as possible, and not delay those who are coming to debate other matters later. I tabled Amendment 4 for the Committee, but unfortunately when it sat I was out of the country and unable to express my views on that occasion. However, I am delighted to see that the noble Lord, Lord Empey, made an...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Report (25 Feb 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, the great advantage of this debate is that it has enabled a wide range of people across the House to express their views on the desirability of extending the modern defamation law to Northern Ireland. I very much hope that the Northern Ireland Executive will pay attention to the views that have been expressed here. There has been no argument presented in favour of retaining the old,...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Report (25 Feb 2014)

Lord Trimble: I must apologise as my memory is not clear enough on whether the noble Lord was present at a discussion I am going to mention. However, he will recall the time when, for political reasons which are not relevant to this point, I had resigned and I was proposing that my other Ministers would also resign. There was a discussion of senior officials about what we do in this situation. I cherish...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Report (25 Feb 2014)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, when the noble Lord, Lord Empey, tabled his amendment on this matter in Committee I added my name to it. I make clear that the absence of my name from this amendment today does not mean that I have changed my mind. I agree with what the noble Lord has said and I hope he gets a very positive response from the Minister.

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

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in congratulating my noble friend Lord Lang on securing this debate and, indeed, on the quality of his speech. The debate has also been remarkable for the maiden speech of my noble friend Lady Goldie and, of course, for the many other speeches that have been made. They ranged over a whole lot of topics that I will not say much about. However, after listening...

EU: Free Trade Agreements — Question (13 Jan 2014)

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in European Union free trade agreements.

EU: Free Trade Agreements — Question (13 Jan 2014)

Lord Trimble: I thank the Minister for that Answer, which draws our attention to the huge number of free trade agreements that are in course. I would direct his attention to the EU-US free trade agreement. In that connection, has he seen the projections that were issued of the benefit there would be to both the EU and the US, which, interestingly, appears to be roughly evenly divided? Does he agree that...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Second Reading (3 Dec 2013)

Lord Trimble: I appreciate the points that the Minister has made, but I just wanted to point out to her that her earlier comments about this being a serious and grave matter are completely beside the point. This has in the past been a mere formality. There has been no substance to the devolved character of welfare in Northern Ireland. It is not a matter of significance at that end at all. With all respect,...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill — Second Reading (3 Dec 2013)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, this is a worthy Bill and I welcome it, but when we go through it in detail I would like us to deal generally with devolved matters as opposed to excepted and reserved matters. During the interparty talks that preceded the agreement of 1998, I raised this issue on a number of occasions. We were then using the devolution provisions in the Government of Ireland Act 1920, with minor...

European Court of Human Rights: Khodorkovsky Case — Question for Short Debate (23 Jul 2013)

Lord Trimble: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Russia and other European countries about the Khodorkovsky case at the European Court of Human Rights.

European Court of Human Rights: Khodorkovsky Case — Question for Short Debate (23 Jul 2013)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, the question is, “Why Khodorkovsky?”. There are a number of reasons. First, he is a successful businessman. He turned around a high-cost loss-making company into profit and increased production so that by 2003 it produced 20% of Russia’s oil and was Russia’s second-largest taxpayer. The leading Russian business newspaper, a joint Financial Times/Wall Street Journal venture...


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