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Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Gas (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Energy and Climate Change has made any assessment of the building of new gas-fired power stations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Gas (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated lead time for building new gas-fired power stations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Wind Farms (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the supply of wind turbines and the challenges faced in building new offshore wind farms.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Wind Generation (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion they expect wind energy to contribute to the United Kingdom's energy mix by 2015.

Energy Policy (10 Jan 2008)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that without the Government's Statement and White Paper the ageing nuclear power stations that we have in the country today would probably be replaced with gas-fired power stations which would have much higher emissions of CO2? Will he take this opportunity to assure the House that the Government will not be blown off course in their efforts to tackle...

Energy Bill (21 May 2008)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, in taking part in this debate, I declare my relevant energy interests as stated in the Register of Lords' Interests and as recorded by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. The greatest security challenge for the 21st century will be the competition for natural resources, primarily water, food and energy. Global warming, population growth and increased competition for...

Energy Bill (21 May 2008)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, I am sorry. Did I get that wrong? I am proud to have been involved in drawing up the 2007 Energy White Paper that looked to address many of the energy issues before noble Lords today. Before turning to the Bill, it is worth dwelling on the wider energy context. As I have mentioned, large portions of the world's proven hydrocarbons are located in politically unstable or unpredictable...

EU and Russia (EUC Report) (10 Oct 2008)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, I declare my relevant energy and other interests, as stated in the Lords' Register of Interests and recorded by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. I also declare an interest because I have a Russian wife, and as Vladimir Putin's biographer. Incidentally, as Putin's biographer, I was never one of those who believed that the former president would quietly ride off into...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Dec 2008)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, before I focus on the subject of my speech, I refer to recent proposals to disgorge your Lordships from this place while the House authorities refit and refurbish it, possibly over three or four years. In conversation last week, a former distinguished ambassador and I came up with the ideal temporary home for the House of Lords; namely, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Your...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Coal-fired Power Stations (16 Dec 2008)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what they anticipate the lead times for building new coal-fired stations will be.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Coal-fired Power Stations (16 Dec 2008)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the building of new coal-fired power stations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Generation Capacity (16 Dec 2008)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any energy gap due to the decommissioning of 15-20 gigawatts of generating capacity by 2015.

Defence (17 Jan 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, it is a pleasure and honour to take part in today's debate with so many distinguished and experienced Members of your Lordships' House. The world has moved on since the end of the Cold War. As the Ministry of Defence recognises, it has also moved on since the time of the 1998 Strategic Defence Review. Although the need for highly flexible, mobile and deployable expeditionary forces...

EU Development Aid (EUC Report) (20 Jan 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, first, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bowness, and the European Union Sub-Committee C on the excellent report laid before your Lordships' House today. I agree with all the sub-committee's conclusions. While the Solana doctrine outlined in the EU's 2003 security strategy is a fine starting point, it remains largely aspirational. On the one hand, there are, as the committee...

Defence Projects: Funding (1 Feb 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, will my noble friend indicate whether the Ministry of Defence is spending more time and money on the assessment phase of procurement programmes, so attenuating the risk of project management?

European Union (3 Feb 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, my noble friend made a welcome commitment that the British presidency of the EU would focus on the themes of security, stability and prosperity, both inside the EU and beyond—themes that were also emphasised in the White Paper. Does she welcome recent opinion polls on the constitutional treaty which seem to indicate that the public is more favourably inclined towards the treaty...

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (1 Mar 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, I shall keep my speech relatively short—first, because I do not want to repeat earlier points and, secondly and more importantly, I have a terrible cold. Your Lordships are right to be concerned with civil liberties and the rights of citizens vis-à-vis the executive. For years, I have closely studied the Soviet Union and its successor states, including the Russian Federation. The...

Chechnya (3 Mar 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, will my noble friend and Her Majesty's Government remind the Russian Government of their obligations as members of the Council of Europe? With particular regard to a recent case that was taken to the European Court of Human Rights which found against the Russian Government in six cases of human rights abuses, will Her Majesty's Government remind them that they should fulfil the...

(Lords Amendments Nos. 38, 39, 40) (10 Mar 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, on the anniversary of the Madrid bombing, I ask whether a Tory Home Secretary would repeal control orders that were introduced by this House and the Commons, in the unlikely event that the party that supported internment and exclusion orders won the forthcoming election.

Armed Forces: Electoral Registration (24 Mar 2005)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, will my noble friend explain why changes were made to the way in which service personnel could vote? Can she answer the criticism that the new system is more complicated as a result?


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