Results 61–80 of 3058 for speaker:Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown

Agriculture Bill - Second Reading (10 Jun 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: I draw noble Lords’ attention to my interests in the register and express my total disappointment that my noble friend Lord Morrow could not participate in this debate, even though he had prepared for it. Under the Bill, the Government would be required to report on the state of the nation’s food security every five years. Surely this is a relevant and important measure in the light of...

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 5 (17 Mar 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I support Amendments 5 and 13. I believe that they bring before the House necessary advice and information that can be valuable to those considering divorce and its implications. The reality of living in the real world today is that many of the foundational principles of a strong society are being rocked. We are seeing those who look upon marriage as being a lifelong contract before...

Republic of Ireland: General Election Results - Question (12 Mar 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, can the Minister tell the House why he believes that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael both feel that Sinn Féin is unfit to be in government in the Irish Republic, while our Government—in cahoots with those same two parties in the Republic—tell the people of Northern Ireland that they cannot have a Government except with Sinn Féin in it?

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 3 (3 Mar 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lord, I support Amendment 21 and Amendment 3. Amendment 21 speaks about funding for marriage support services, and says: “In subsection (1)(a), at the end insert ‘, both before and during a marriage’.” The reality is that many young people are not really prepared for marriage. Many go into it with great expectations: that everything will be rosy, everything is going to be...

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (3 Mar 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I support the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord McColl, and the remarks of my noble friend Lord Morrow. I have never been a judge to grant people a divorce, but I have been a minister for over 50 years, marrying people and endeavouring to keep families together. I am delighted that, over those years, people have come to me with the intention of divorce but made another...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Statement (3 Mar 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I am delighted that at Randox, my former constituents are leading the research into this virus. Can the Minister assure us that the Government’s plans to tackle this will be carried out or taken forward equally across the United Kingdom, and that the necessary finances will be made available to the Northern Ireland Executive to tackle this serious issue?

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Evasion (27 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to investigate and address tax evasion.

Brexit: Financial Assistance for Businesses - Question (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I welcome the statement made by the Secretary of State concerning no border down the Irish Sea and the assurance of the Prime Minister. Will the Minister assure the House that unfettered and tariff-free access will be maintained for produce between Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what lifestyle changes they recommend to slow the progress of dementia.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the financial package to the Northern Ireland Executive.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the security situation in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Elections: Republic of Ireland (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the results of the general election held in the Republic of Ireland on 8 February; and in particular, of any impact of those results on Northern Ireland's relationship with the rest of the UK.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Ira (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any ongoing existence of the IRA Army Council.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Time Zones: Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Northern Ireland will operate in a different time zone to the rest of the UK for half of the year after December 2020.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Coronavirus: Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the risks posed by coronavirus.

Written Answers — Treasury: Customs: Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what EU customs declarations will be undertaken in Northern Ireland on goods from mainland UK after December 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Foetuses: Pain (24 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the article by Dr Stuart W G Derbyshire and John C Bockmann Reconsidering fetal pain, published in the British Medical Journal’s Journal of Medical Ethics in January; and what steps they are taking as a result of any such assessment.

Global Britain - Statement (3 Feb 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, the Prime Minister promised businesses in Northern Ireland that if they were requested to fill in any forms to bring goods into Northern Ireland from mainland Britain, they should send the forms to him. Is that offer still available?

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 6 (20 Jan 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I support the amendments in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Ritchie, and those of my noble friends, to which I have added my name. The Minister knows that in discussions my colleagues and my party supported Brexit. We did so believing and agreeing that Northern Ireland would leave the EU on equal terms with the rest of the United Kingdom. However, what is proposed certainly...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 13 (14 Jan 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, before the election, the whole Brexit debate was coloured by the Prime Minister’s call for certainty, his demand for the certainty that the business community throughout the United Kingdom was looking for. That demand for certainty concerning Brexit resonated in the general election, and we know the result: the Government received their majority, and a handsome majority it is. I...


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