All 5 results 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 Ashcroft

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

Lord Ashcroft: My Lords, I returned this morning from a visit to Chad that I made earlier this week. The purpose of my visit to the eastern border with Sudan was to see and understand the internationalisation of the Darfur conflict. For too long, the crisis in Darfur has been thought about and talked about in isolation. I have visited Darfur twice in the past two years and seen how bad things are on the...

Debate on the Address (23 Nov 2006)

Lord Ashcroft: My Lords, I declare an interest in the subject about which I have chosen to speak because for more than 20 years I have been personally, perhaps intimately, involved with it; namely, the funding of political parties. I am not a professional politician and perhaps that is why I find the whole debate about the funding of parties depressing. I cannot discern any enthusiasm for the rebuilding of...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (19 May 2005)

Lord Ashcroft: My Lords, I apologise for not being in the Chamber for the opening speeches. I was having emergency dental treatment. If, as a consequence, I slur during my speech, I can assure your Lordships it is not the benefit of a fine lunch. No one can deny that the geo-political environment has been dramatically changed by the ending of the Cold War and the changes that have flowed from it. Over the...

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

Lord Ashcroft: My Lords, I apologise for not being present at the start of the debate. It was due to some flight delays that I had this morning. Three weeks ago, I had the good fortune to be in Cuba, a country that I have visited on at least two dozen occasions over the past 10 years. Cuba is a country with a fascinating history and, possibly, a more fascinating future. The history of Cuba, since it was...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (12 Dec 2000)

Lord Ashcroft: My Lords, I am grateful for the honour of addressing this House for the first time. I am also grateful for the opportunity to make my maiden speech in a foreign affairs debate, as it gives me a chance to speak about Britain's four overseas territories in the eastern Caribbean--Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands. I should point out, lest anyone...


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