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Broadband: Full-fibre Coverage - Private Notice Question (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, where I live in London I have superfast broadband, something like 70 megabits a second. That is fibre to the green box in the street and old copper wire to my premises. Is that not totally adequate for nearly everybody? Would it not be a huge waste of money and very disruptive to do the last bit in fibre?

Airports National Policy Statement - Statement (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, I commend the Government on finally making this decision. As one of my noble friend’s predecessors, albeit 26 years ago, I can confirm the remark that the issue has been debated for half a century. I was not there for all that half a century, although my noble friend Lord Spicer was there for part of it. The decision is the correct one. Heathrow is the only answer. It is all...

General Data Protection Regulation - Question (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what purpose small clubs and charities have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force on 25 May.

General Data Protection Regulation - Question (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: I am grateful to my noble friend for that reply. He has confirmed that any club, however small, that keeps a record of its membership must register, and not just register but renew and pay up every year. I will not ask my noble friend to give an estimate of the numbers involved, because it must be many thousands and I do not know who on earth is going to keep track of it all. I doubt whether...

Smoking: Vaping - Question (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: Can my noble friend explain the advertising point to me, as one who has given up smoking through vaping? I have not had a cigarette for three and a half years. I tried patches, I tried chewing gum, and I even went to a hypnotist. None of those worked. Can my noble friend tell me why those three things are allowed to be advertised, although they do not work, whereas vaping, which does work, is not?

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, when I was elected one of the 90 in 1999, I never supposed that I would still be here 18 years later, because we were promised at that time—at least, I think it was a promise—that there would be further stages of reform. There was one attempt by the coalition Government, which failed in the House of Commons. There was no attempt in the following 11 years of the Labour...

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Report (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, I have one question. Perhaps it is for my noble friend the Minister or perhaps it is for the noble Lord, Lord Bradshaw. My understanding was that if Old Oak Common were to be used as the terminus for this railway, even in the interim, a completely different design would be required for Old Oak Common than is currently in the Bill. It would therefore require the Bill to be...

Aircraft: Laser Pointers — Question (8 Mar 2016)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords—

Aircraft: Laser Pointers — Question (8 Mar 2016)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, is not the problem that the lasers to which the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, referred are in fact not for sale legally in this country? They are powerful, but there is nothing wrong with the not-powerful ones. The problem is that they are bought on the internet. Should we not look at a way of making it illegal to buy them?

E-cigarettes: Regulation — Question (7 Mar 2016)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, I have already been mentioned during this Question. I am one of those who smoked for many years but has not have a cigarette now for two years because I have taken up using one of these devices. Can my noble friend tell me why these devices are included at all in the tobacco products directive, because they are not a tobacco product?

Calais: “Jungle” Camp - Question (1 Mar 2016)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: My Lords, given the widespread and justifiable concern about the unaccompanied children in these camps, can my noble friend tell the House what age these children are and how they got to the camps unaccompanied in the first place?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Safety (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 31 safety recommendations made by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in its report on the accident to Boeing 737-236 series 1, G-BGJC at Manchester International Airport on 22 August 1985 remain extant, or have been improved, within current UK or EU aircraft airworthiness requirements or operational procedures; and what specific...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Christmas Bonus (11 Dec 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost of distributing the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Christmas Bonus (11 Dec 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value, in current prices, of the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners when it was first introduced.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Christmas Bonus (11 Dec 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Safety (21 Oct 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authority to reduce the risk to life caused by passengers on United Kingdom registered aircraft who retrieve, or attempt to retrieve, and remove cabin baggage from the aircraft during an emergency evacuation, against the explicit instructions and lawful orders of the aircraft's crew and...

Taxation: Capital Gains Tax — Question (7 Jul 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: Does my noble friend recall that, when capital gains tax was first introduced many years ago, there was a rate for exactly one year that you had to pay on income tax rates and after that it became 30%, which is the sort of suggestion that the noble Lord, Lord Lee, was making. That was a disaster, actually, and resulted in significant distortions in the market. It would be a disaster to move...

Vehicle Excise Duty: Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Question (29 Jun 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the basis on which Vehicle Excise Duty rates for new cars are calculated by carbon dioxide emissions alone.

Vehicle Excise Duty: Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Question (29 Jun 2015)

Lord Brabazon of Tara: I congratulate my noble friend on that Answer. The Budget will be with us shortly, but will the Chancellor bear in mind that the present system strongly favours diesel cars, whereas we now know that nitrogen oxide emissions are far more harmful than CO2 emissions? Will the Government consider moving to a system that takes emissions of both gases into the equation? While they are about it,...


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