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King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (18 Jul 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I intend to be brief. I congratulate my noble friend Lord Fuller on his maiden speech. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, for introducing the debate. We have sparred for many years, and I know how much he enjoys my supplementary question technique. His speech was slightly disappointing: he expressed no sentiments that I disagreed with.

King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (18 Jul 2024)

Earl Attlee: I am full of optimism for this Parliament and strongly support the proposed planning reforms, including for offshore wind, and I agree with everything that was said by the noble Lord, Lord Rooker. I just worry that the Government’s proposals will not go far enough, though I think they will unlock development. I assure the Government that I will do nothing to impede these reforms. I have...

Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I am grateful for the careful way my noble friend explained the purpose of the regulations. He touched on aluminium exports from Belarus. As I understand it, Russia exports large amounts of aluminium—though I may be wrong. Have we stopped that? Are we able to stop those exports? If we did stop them, it might have a serious effect on the price of aluminium. It is worth remembering...

Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 11 (23 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I am grateful for the contribution of all noble Lords. My noble friend the Minister called in the support of many organisations that agree with government policy, but many of them do not understand how the Section 40 arrangements work due to the absolutely brilliant campaign by the News Media Association, which I think is the best trade association ever. On the issue of wash-up, I...

Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 11 (23 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I am extremely grateful to the noble Lord for giving way; I love debating this subject with him. I made a speech in the House of Lords in which I said that I would not name a bank, because it had been extremely helpful to me. That was reported in a newspaper, which said exactly the opposite: it named the bank and quoted all the horrible things that I had said about it. Those...

Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 11 (23 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords—

Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 11 (23 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: The noble Lord lost his case on that.

Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 11 (23 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, in moving Amendment 11, in my name and that of the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, I also speak to Amendment 12, which is consequential on Amendment 11. There would be no point in agreeing 11 unless we also agreed Amendment 12, because that is the commencement provision—and actually it was the commencement provision that caused a problem with Section 40 in the first place. This...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders (23 May 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend the Leader of the House for explaining what will be happening. I oppose my noble friend’s Motion, but in respect only of Clause 50 of the Media Bill, which seeks to repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act. Section 40 is crucial to the system of press regulation proposed by Sir Brian Leveson and has largely been implemented already by a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (30 Apr 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government what is the (1) establishment, and (2) personnel strength, of each of the battalions of the Foot Guards, broken down by (a) commissioned officers, (b) senior non-commissioned officers, and (c) other ranks.

Energy: Welsh Government - Question (24 Apr 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the UK burns about 50,000 tonnes of coal for the heritage steam sector, but due to the closure by the Welsh Government of the Ffos-y-Fran colliery, that coal now has to be imported from Colombia and South Africa, and increases emissions rather than reduces them? Will my noble friend the Minister have a chat with the appropriate Welsh Ministers about that?

Artificial Intelligence in Weapon Systems Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2024)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane, for introducing this debate. I read the report as soon it was published. I agree with it and with the position of HMG and the MoD. However, looking around the corner, I see that reality may conflict with what the report says. Its title is of course very appropriate—although we might wonder how we got it. I am relaxed about the MoD’s...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government how many businesses, or their obvious subsidiaries, have been granted a Special Order under section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to move an abnormal load, or loads, at a gross weight exceeding 150 tonnes in the most recent 12-month period for which the figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government how many businesses, or their obvious subsidiaries, have been granted a VR1 Authorisation under an order made under section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to move an exceptionally wide load in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government how many businesses, or their obvious subsidiaries, have been granted a Special Order made under section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to move an exceptionally wide load in excess of 6.1 metres wide in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Offensive Weapons (21 Mar 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government whether prison canteens are permitted to sell materials that could be used to manufacture offensive weapons that could cause serious facial disfigurement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles (21 Mar 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has issued on using ordinary carpet tiles to increase friction between a load and a goods vehicle trailer deck.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles (21 Mar 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has issued as to whether it is necessary to load a steel structure on a goods vehicle trailer against the headboard or a false headboard, or whether it is sufficient to secure the load so that it cannot possibly move forwards or be a danger to other road users.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Signs and Markings (21 Mar 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government what their policy is on enforcing the size requirements for signage in paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 to the Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003; and, in particular, under what circumstances a vehicle would be stopped from being used on roads under this provision.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Signs and Markings (21 Mar 2024)

Earl Attlee: To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to increasing the size tolerance for signage in paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 to the Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003 in the interests of simplifying transportation for industry.


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