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His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, there are two of His Royal Highness’s interests and enthusiasms that I want to highlight and in which he will be much missed. As my noble friend Lord Davies of Gower said, His Royal Highness was indeed an experienced and skilled aviator. He was patron of the Air League and had been its president. As a former council member, I witnessed at the annual reception at St James’s...

Covid-19: Churches and Places of Worship - Question (9 Jul 2020)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I declare an interest as listed in the register, as chairman of the trustees of the Royal College of Organists. Does my noble friend the Minister agree that, at least in our cathedrals and larger parish churches, the financial stability of churches includes the financial stability of their musicians? Organists are at last now able to play their instruments, but recitals cannot be...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (13 Mar 2020)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, rather like my noble friend who has just spoken, despite the humorous way in which the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, introduced his Bill, I remain curious about its true motives. Is it really that the elections to replace Labour and Liberal hereditaries with such tiny electorates seem to him to be ridiculous or farcical? That is superficially an easy, and perhaps even a populist, case...

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 25 (12 Feb 2020)

Lord Glenarthur: Is there any requirement for those who operate drones to ensure that they are fitted with transponders, which can be interrogated by other types of aircraft conducting their operations perfectly legally within the same airspace? Might some mechanism be found to ensure that those who operate drones without transponders are breaching the rules, to which the noble and gallant Lord and the noble...

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 24 (12 Feb 2020)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I regret that I was unable to play a part at Second Reading, or indeed earlier in Committee, but I have a professional background in aviation, which some noble Lords will know about and which is declared in the register of interests, so I was particularly interested in the noble and gallant Lord’s amendment. One thing that the civilian helicopter community does is patrol pipelines...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (7 Jan 2020)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I want to concentrate my remarks on some rather narrower defence issues, moving away from deep foreign policy and defence issues which have been well touched on today. We are given to understand that the Army is some 8,000 short of its manning target, due partly to recruiting difficulties and partly to lack of retention. Can my noble friend say what proportion of this figure, if it...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Out of Area Treatment (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Glenarthur: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the context of unplanned admissions to hospitals by patients registered in Scotland, English hospitals are able to access an individuals patient's records for the purpose of admission and medical history; and if not, whether they propose to enable such arrangements.

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I spent a number of years as chairman of the National Employer Advisory Board for the reserves, and some of the arguments expressed by the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig, and others chime, in a rather reverse way, with what we were trying to achieve on flexible working. If we were looking at a civilian who wanted to spend some of their time as a reservist, could we call that...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I am among those who, while accepting the result of the referendum, deeply regret that it will lead to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. Of course, I share the frustrations of many about some aspects of the way the EU operates and the downside to us, as to others, often expressed as loss of some parliamentary sovereignty, which membership inevitably involves. But I...

Tourism — Question (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, can my noble friend say what proportion of the £59.6 billion to which he referred can be attributed to Scotland?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Railways: Scotland (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Glenarthur: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to share with the Scottish Government the public finance element of the Caledonian Sleeper franchise operated by Serco Group, and if so, what has been the cost to both Governments since the Serco Group franchise contract commenced in April 2015.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Railways: Scotland (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Glenarthur: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made with the Scottish Government of the level of performance of the Serco Group franchised Caledonian Sleeper; and what plans they and the Scottish Government have to ensure that the current aged rolling stock operated by the Caledonian Sleeper remains viable, safe and with adequate provision for passenger amenities.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Railways: Scotland (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Glenarthur: To ask Her Majesty’s Government at what date they expect the new rolling stock for the Caledonian Sleeper operated under franchise by Serco Group to be brought into service.

Syria: UK Military Involvement — Question (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, is it not the case that secondment or exchange has been part of the services’ policy, rightly, for very many years and provides very valuable experience and expertise in both directions, and that, once seconded, our servicemen fill a vital role as part of the services that they are seconded to? Does the noble Earl further agree that, should our servicemen not be able to play a...

Defence: Budget — Question for Short Debate (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I, too, welcome my noble friend Lord Howe to his new responsibilities at the Ministry of Defence, but I am afraid that this is the only welcome I can give to the Government’s apparent attitude to defence. Do the Government understand that defence, and the strategic and foreign policy imperatives that make it so essential, underpins the security of every other element of their...

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill: Second Reading (12 Feb 2015)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I rise to speak only briefly, but very definitely in support of the Bill. In doing so, I suppose it is only honest of me to say that in past years I had some personal doubts about the whole issue of women priests and all that was likely to follow from that. My early concerns were based not on any antagonism to women in that role but on what seemed to me to be the historic teaching...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Amendments (21 Jan 2015)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I share many of the misgivings of the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham. However, the fact that the there is to be a report and a draft statutory instrument does go a long way towards meeting many of the concerns over which I pressed my noble friend on the Front Bench at the last stage. I record my warm thanks to him for moving as far as he can, or the Government will allow, in this...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments (9 Dec 2014)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, before my noble friend sits down, perhaps he would reconsider the issue of whether it is more appropriate to go to the affirmative resolution rather than the negative. I have sat on the Front Bench for many years with many of my colleagues here and have been through the same debate, but often it is wiser and more sensible to try to pursue something that allows Parliament to have...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments (9 Dec 2014)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I had not taken a deeply close interest in what this amendment is about until I listened to what the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, said. About 30 years ago, I took over from my noble friend Lord Elton as the Minister in the Home Office responsible for prisons. Subsequently, I have been a patron of the Butler Trust, which has done a lot to support the work of prison officers and...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — Question (5 Nov 2014)

Lord Glenarthur: My Lords, I welcome the opportunities that are afforded by unmanned aerial vehicles and acknowledge that my noble friend referred to the regulatory regimes that are going to be necessary to ensure that this can be managed safely. Will she bear in mind that both United Kingdom and European airspace is crowded, both at the lower and the higher levels, and it will require very careful design and...


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