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Ukraine and the Middle East (29 Nov 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, while awaiting the judgments of the Ukrainian Supreme Court on allegations of widespread electoral abuse, will my noble friend and Her Majesty's Government back the statement of the EU Presidency calling for a fresh ballot in Ukraine? Furthermore, will the Government also call upon the Russian Federation to dissociate itself from some of those in the south and east of Ukraine who...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, although they are not in their places, perhaps I may congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady D'Souza, and my noble friend Lord Young of Norwood Green on their excellent and engaging maiden speeches. It has become almost a commonplace to suggest that the world has become an even more dangerous place since the end of the Cold War era. The much-heralded end of history and the final...

Iraq: UK Forces Weapons Training (9 Nov 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, to what extent has the largest deployment of Territorial Army and reservists since the Korean war been a success?

Kyoto Protocol (8 Nov 2004)

Lord Truscott: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will urge President Putin of Russia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change at the earliest opportunity.

Kyoto Protocol (8 Nov 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that helpful and positive Answer. Given the recent report by 250 scientists that the Arctic ice cap may well be ice free by 2070 and that sea levels may rise by a metre by the end of the century, and bearing in mind the statement by Her Majesty the Queen that she is concerned about global warming, will Her Majesty's Government use the forthcoming...

Civil Contingencies Reaction Force (28 Oct 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, can the Minister elaborate on the role and purpose of the CCRFs and whether, in his view, they have sufficient operating capability?

Iraq: Deployment of UK Forces (21 Oct 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, will my noble friend the Minister express his views on the comments of General McColl, the senior UK commander in Iraq, that it would not be "militarily responsible" to reject the request from the United States for troop redeployment?

Iraq: Deployment of UK Forces (18 Oct 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, it is surely not unique for British troops to be placed under American command. After all, the NATO Supreme Commander in Europe is always an American. I recall that a certain American, General Eisenhower, led allied forces in liberating Europe. Does my noble friend agree that it is impossible literally to draw an operational line in the sand in Iraq? Nevertheless will he reassure...

Iraq (7 Sep 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, I do not propose to repeat here the detailed history of the UK's involvement in Iraq, and I hope to avoid rehearsing the arguments made by other noble Lords in the House today. However, it is important that noble Lords do not fall into the trap of examining the issue of intelligence with the benefit of hindsight. We were, after all, dealing with a regime which had wilfully...

Security: Future Capabilities (21 Jul 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords—

Security: Future Capabilities (21 Jul 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, does my noble friend recall that in the Kosovo conflict the European members of NATO struggled to provide 40,000 combat-ready troops for peacekeeping duties, even though that was one-fiftieth of their total Armed Forces? Does he agree that what this country needs is a modernised and readily deployable 21st century military based on precision weapons and network capabilities able to...

Working Time Directive (EUC Report) (2 Jul 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, in rising to make my maiden speech in this House, I thank your Lordships and all the staff for being so welcoming in my first 10 days here. That sentiment will be shared by all new Peers in the House today. I also give a special mention in despatches to my noble friend Lady Thornton, who has been showing me the ropes in my first few days. It is a particular pleasure to have the...

Working Time Directive (EUC Report) (2 Jul 2004)

Lord Truscott: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Tomlinson, another former MEP, was once permitted a speech of almost Gladstonian proportions on the EU's multi-billion euro budget—a full 12 minutes. My second lasting impression was the unnerving effect that the delay for translation could have when a Member tried to tell a joke. Sometimes, 30-odd seconds would elapse as the audience sat in stony silence,...

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