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Results 1–20 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

Green Finance - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2018)

Lord Barker of Battle: My Lords, I draw noble Lords’ attention to my entry in the register of interests, particularly my commercial interests in the clean energy economy and my membership of the boards of the Environmental Defense Fund Europe and the Climate Group. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, on securing this important debate and on his excellent speech. That should come as no surprise as I have...

Green Investment Bank - Question (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Barker of Battle: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress made on the sale of the Green Investment Bank.

Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (30 Nov 2015)

Lord Barker of Battle: On that point of whether the Government should retain a stake, it is important, for example, in management buyouts, where the management may only have a small stake but nevertheless is shown to have a financial interest in the ongoing success of the institution. A lot of people—particularly foreign investors coming into the UK—would see that point; a small, although not controlling, stake...

Enterprise Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (30 Nov 2015)

Lord Barker of Battle: My Lords, I support this amendment but I do so reluctantly and having thought about it a great deal. Before I go any further, I should draw the attention of the House to my declaration in the register of interests regarding private equity and clean energy, but that is not the reason I wished to speak. I particularly wanted to speak because as a Minister at the Department of Energy and Climate...

International Development Policies — Question for Short Debate (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Barker of Battle: (Maiden Speech) My Lords, I feel deeply honoured and very fortunate to be a new Member of your Lordships’ House and to contribute to this important debate called by the noble Earl. But let me start with an apology. I had not meant to make my maiden speech quite so soon. It had been my intention to spend a little more time since my introduction absorbing the ways and customs, and even...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2): Procedure of the House (26 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: On the contrary, I have not made a single personal remark about the Speaker during my entire time in Parliament. The hon. Gentleman has wandered rather far from the motion. Will he address himself to it and tell us whether he is in favour of a secret ballot or against it? This is similar to when Labour consistently opposed secret ballots in the reform of the trade unions. It is their dirty...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2): Procedure of the House (26 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2): Procedure of the House (26 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2): Procedure of the House (26 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Given the very sensitive nature of this discussion, have you taken advice on whether you, sir, should actually be in the Chair? [Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Today’s Business of the House (26 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: May I ask the Leader of the House for clarity in this debate? Following the progressive reforms that there have been, how many elected House positions are decided by secret ballot and how many simply on an open Division?

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: Does my right hon. Friend agree that these interventions show that Labour Members not only do not have a long economic plan—[Laughter.] I mean long-term economic plan. Not only do they not have a long-term economic plan, but they do not have a clue.

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: Very quickly, on the point about green issues, may I point out to my hon. Friend in case he missed it—I am sure that he did not—something that was buried at the back of the Budget, which was the announcement of marine-protected areas in Pitcairn? This is the largest ever marine conservation programme embarked on by any Government—

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: On Wednesday, the Chancellor delivered a Budget for a country on the rise: cutting income tax, helping savers, starting to reduce our debt and investing across the UK to secure a better future for all our constituents. Despite the Opposition being as much in denial about the growth now surging through our country as they were about the chaos and damage they wreaked in the economy while they...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: I readily accept that and should have mentioned it; I think it is a success of this Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition. When the history of the coalition and this Parliament is written, it will acknowledge that two parties, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives—with slightly different outlooks and with a different set of policies—came together in the national interest to fix...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: The right hon. Gentleman says that Labour will change the formula. Will he spend more money, in which case where will that money come from, and if he is not going to spend more money, who will lose out?

Energy and Climate Change: Low-carbon Energy Sources (19 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: Without doubt, investment in low-carbon energy is booming, thanks to the bold reforms of this coalition Government and our long-term economic plan. But one of the unsung success stories of this Government has been the renewable heat incentive. Will the Secretary of State update us on just how many thousands of commercial, industrial and residential installations there now are?

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: Does the Minister agree that, when the history of the coalition comes to be written, the Department of Energy and Climate Change will be seen as outstanding in terms of effectiveness and impact, and as a cut-out example of two parties, Conservative and Liberal Democrat, coming together to govern in the national interest? In that context, may I also pay tribute to the terrific leadership of...

Bills Presented — Standardised Testing for Diabetes (People Aged 40 and Over): Horses and Ponies (Live Export) (11 Mar 2015)

Gregory Barker: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about improving and enforcing the arrangements for the regulation of the export of live British horses and ponies from the United Kingdom; to require the Secretary of State to commission and publish a study of the effectiveness of such arrangements, including their efficacy in distinguishing between the transportation of...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 Feb 2015)

Gregory Barker: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Is it in order for Labour millionaires to give us the value of their freehold property in London when declaring their interests—


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