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Offensive Weapons Bill - Report (1st Day) (26 Feb 2019)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I listened with interest as the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, introduced his amendment. I am sure that all Members of the House are broadly sympathetic to what he seeks to achieve in terms of protecting shop workers. No one should be put in harm’s way through their employment if it can possibly be avoided. I understand what he is driving at with the thrust of the amendment. I am...

Offensive Weapons Bill - Report (1st Day) (26 Feb 2019)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I spoke in support of the noble Viscount, Lord Craigavon, in Committee. I thank the Government for coming forward with an eminently practical amendment to address a consequence of the Bill that was surely never intended. This is the House of Lords doing its job quickly and properly. I thank the Minister for orchestrating this and look forward to hearing her response to my noble...

Zimbabwe - Question for Short Debate (31 Jan 2019)

Viscount Goschen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe - Question for Short Debate (31 Jan 2019)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, this House and another place have taken a close interest in Zimbabwe over many years, reflecting the close ties and shared history which exists between our two nations. There is a great deal of support and good will here towards Zimbabwe and its people, and a universal wish to see peace and prosperity return to that great land. After the intense period of strife which led in 2017 to...

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill - Second Reading (18 Jan 2019)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lord Hunt and Sir Greg Knight for their work in introducing this Bill to another place and now to your Lordships’ House. It is important and highly focused legislation. In these times when our legislative system is grappling with some of its biggest ever issues of recent times, it is extremely satisfying to see Parliament doing its job by correcting...

Written Answers — Home Office: Motorcycles: Crime (18 Dec 2018)

Viscount Goschen: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the level of crime involving the use of motorcycles.

Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Apr 2018)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Cormack for introducing the Bill, which raises an important issue, and I look forward to hearing the other contributions today. I should say at the outset that I very much support legislation designed to protect wildlife, including bats. That legislation has made a major contribution to the preservation and support of our biodiversity in the UK. If the...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Second Reading (20 Feb 2018)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I say at the outset that I very much welcome the Bill. The Government are indeed to be commended for making a start—it is really only a start—on the creation of a regulatory framework for the operation of autonomous vehicles and for enhancing the infrastructure to support electric vehicles. I add my usual, somewhat tangential, declaration of interest in that I work for an...

Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lady Manzoor for giving the House the opportunity to discuss this important and difficult subject this afternoon. I would like to make a short intervention in the debate to make only five points. The first is to welcome the fact that this important issue receives a very much higher profile now than has historically been the case. The work of campaigners...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, while the gracious Speech addresses the great issues which face our country today, such as departure from the European Union, it also includes important justice legislation. I certainly welcome the inclusion of the draft domestic violence and abuse Bill, which provides a stronger and better defined framework to protect victims and, in particular, children. I observe only that it is...

Southern Rail: Gibb Report - Question (27 Jun 2017)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, how optimistic is my noble friend the Minister that passengers on the Southern rail franchise, even miserable ones such as myself, can expect a decent service over the summer months when, as I understand it, industrial action is planned for later this week and for 10 July by both the RMT and ASLEF?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fly-tipping (3 Apr 2017)

Viscount Goschen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of fly tipping have been reported in each of the past three financial years; and how many successful prosecutions have been brought over the same period.

Written Answers — Home Office: Motorcycles: Theft (30 Mar 2017)

Viscount Goschen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of motorcycle theft have been reported in each of the past three financial years; and how many successful prosecutions have been brought over the same period.

Southern Rail - Private Notice Question (12 Dec 2016)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I declare an interest as a resident of Sussex who attempts occasionally to use this line. I thank the noble Lord for his role in supporting Peers who are interested in this subject. How much worse will this transport crisis have to get in the south-east of England before the Government intervene directly to take control of the situation?

Southern Rail Services - Statement (5 Dec 2016)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, I declare my interest as someone who has attempted to use this service. I thank my noble friend for arranging that extremely helpful briefing meeting with his colleague, the Rail Minister. Do my noble friend and the Government have confidence in Southern’s ability to deliver an effective rail service? When does he think that this appalling and unacceptable situation, in which a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Southern (11 Jul 2016)

Viscount Goschen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Southern Rail about the ongoing disruption to service on their network.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Offences: Fines (28 Oct 2015)

Viscount Goschen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the generation of revenue from penalties is a legitimate objective in the deployment and operation of cameras used to enforce traffic regulations such as those governing the use of bus lanes and yellow box junctions.

Civilian Use of Drones (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2015)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I should like to make a short intervention in the gap. Perhaps I could start by declaring my interests, first, in that the business with which I work has extensive activities as a consultant to the aerospace and defence sector; secondly, that I am a private pilot; and perhaps, thirdly, that my young son is a rather skilled operator of a toy drone—he is...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (9 Jun 2014)

Viscount Goschen: My Lords, in his opening remarks to today’s session of debate on the gracious Speech, my noble friend Lord Faulks drew attention to the dangers of the so-called compensation culture, which he described as being worrying and as having a chilling effect on volunteering. I therefore very much welcome the series of announcements made by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for...


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