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European Council — Statement (12 Dec 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, we are not absolutely sure of this but is it not likely that the issue will come back to the European Council if there is any attempt or desire on behalf of the eurozone people to make use of the institutions of the Union? When the issue comes back, we will be there making our point of view known. Did the Leader of the House hear on Radio 4 this morning the comment by the...

Elections: Registration — Question (31 Oct 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords-

Elections: Registration — Question (31 Oct 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, does the Minister agree that bogus registrations are probably the largest avenue for fraudulent voting, that this has been a major problem in England for decades and that it is long past the time that it was cleared up and we got a more honest register-which I am happy to say we now have in Northern Ireland?

Wales: Council Tax — Question (27 Oct 2011)

Lord Trimble: I presume that there was a Barnett consequential for Northern Ireland as well. Can my noble and learned friend the Minister tell me how much that payment was and what it has been used for?

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2011: Motion to Approve (4 Jul 2011)

Lord Trimble: The Minister has just given us the views of various people. Were representations and expressions of view given by persons, organisations or political parties in Northern Ireland? What was the balance in those representations in favour of continuing with non-jury trials or otherwise?

Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights — Question (15 Jun 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, perhaps I may suggest to my noble friend that we would all benefit from a close reading of the terms of the Belfast agreement on this point? Those terms make it clear that the core of any possible Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland is to be the European Convention on Human Rights, possibly together with some supplemental matters to reflect the special circumstances in Northern...

Libya — Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I shall comment only on Libya, and indeed on only two aspects of it, avoiding the temptation to follow a number of other points that have been raised by noble Lords, as in the time available it would be better to concentrate my remarks. Of the two points that I wish to make, one is quite short, although I shall deal with the second at greater length. The short one relates to the...

Libya — Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2011)

Lord Trimble: Wait, my Lords. He continued: "We always hide behind words like 'creating a tone of stability, prosperity and peace'". The noble Lord, Lord Radice, intervened, "And democracy". Commissioner Fule replied: "We have never used that word". Therein lies another problem.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments (16 Feb 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I know that we are getting towards the end of this debate but I want to make just one short point. I understand the argument for this threshold-it is the fear that there might be a yes vote on a very low turnout, and the wish to have this protection against it-but if that did happen, we would be repeating what happened with the Scottish referendum in the 1970s.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments (16 Feb 2011)

Lord Trimble: I will make the point none the less, and I am glad that the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, has given me assistance in making it. I take the point with regard to voting rather than turnout, but we are getting into the same territory; and, as the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, said, it caused great resentment. Will noble Lords please consider whether this device, if it works as intended, will not also...

Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note (11 Feb 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Lord, who I think will now be known as the last British imperialist, as he revealed to us. He also, rightly, drew our attention to the existence of other empires in the region. Indeed, one of the underlying factors in the Middle East-it is low-level but significant -is the competition between three of the successor states of former empires around...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Report (3rd Day) (9 Feb 2011)

Lord Trimble: Steady on. A large chunk of that was the nominations that he inherited from the outgoing Prime Minister and I think the noble and learned Lord should acknowledge that.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Report (2nd Day) (8 Feb 2011)

Lord Trimble: On the question of historic county boundaries, I do not have the precise facts, but I think I am accurate in saying that half the current constituencies in Northern Ireland cross historic county boundaries. It would be totally impossible for the amendment to operate in Northern Ireland.

Currency Markets — Question (2 Feb 2011)

Lord Trimble: My Lords, will Her Majesty's Government be prepared after 25 February to support the Irish efforts to renegotiate the interest rates on the finance made available to Ireland, as that would be preferable to a default, which would almost certainly be the alternative to such a renegotiation?

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) (25 Jan 2011)

Lord Trimble: I thank the noble Lord for giving way. I have a question. My figures may not be accurate but, if you were faced with a choice of having six constituencies, one of which crossed the Tamar, or of having only five, all of which were in Cornwall, which would you prefer?

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) (25 Jan 2011)

Lord Trimble: If the noble Lord will give way, I think I can help him. Rule 3 at page 9 refers to the four parts of the United Kingdom, which are named there. In that case, "part" in the rule must refer to one of those four parts.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) (25 Jan 2011)

Lord Trimble: Before the noble Lord sits down, perhaps I could suggest to him that he look again at the Cunningham report on the conventions of this House. The Cunningham report made the point very strongly that the Salisbury convention, which was originally formulated in terms of manifesto commitments, now operates and has for some time operated on the basis of applying to the major Bills of the...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (13th Day) (25 Jan 2011)

Lord Trimble: Whoever said no should also go and read the Cunningham report. That report, which was from a cross-party group, was unanimous and was accepted by this House. The points made about manifestos by the party opposite are wholly and totally irrelevant.

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Lord Trimble: I apologise to cut short the noble Lord's apologies, but I wanted to come in before he sat down. I found myself in considerable agreement with the comments that he was making about the consequences for Parliament as a whole if we find changes to this House rushed through this House in the way that he mentioned. I want to put this point to him: does he appreciate that the consequence that he...

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Lord Trimble: Will the-


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