All 18 results for speaker:Lord Carrington

Privileges Committee: Second Report: Motion to Agree (16 Mar 2010)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I agree entirely with the Leader of the House and my noble friend the Leader of the Opposition that something of this kind is necessary in the current circumstances. However, I should like to put it on record that I think that this is a sad day. It is a sad day for the House, a sad day for your Lordships and, alas, an even sadder reflection on the declining standards of public life.

Afghanistan (6 Oct 2008)

Lord Carrington: My Lords—

Middle East (28 Nov 2007)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, generally speaking, international problems of this kind can be settled only if all the parties concerned want an agreement. The difficulty in this case is that the leaders of the countries cannot deliver a compromise that is acceptable to their opponents because they cannot persuade their own people of the need for it. In the months to come it is very important that everybody who...

Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment (16 May 2007)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, is the Minister prepared to speculate on what the Government would have done to me if I owed them as much money as they owe me?

Speaker of the House of Lords (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, will the noble and learned Lord the Leader of the House and the noble Lord the Leader of the Opposition bear in mind, when the time comes, that ex officio we have always had two members of the Cabinet? On more occasions than not, we have had only those two. If we abolish one of those ex officio members, we might have only one member of the Cabinet. For the second Chamber, that would...

European Defence (8 May 2003)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, can the Minister tell the House whether the four countries concerned discussed these proposals in NATO and, if so, what was the reaction?

Higher Education (22 Jan 2003)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare an interest as chancellor of a university. The proposals are partly due to the underfunding of universities. How and when will universities get their money? Will they have to wait until students pay?

UN: Terrorism and Iraq (21 Jan 2003)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, if nothing more incriminating is discovered by the inspectors by 27th January, which, I understand, is the important date, will the Government wish the inspectors to continue or not?

Zimbabwe: Dispossessed Farmers (16 Oct 2002)

Lord Carrington: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are prepared to use the money, which under the Lancaster House agreement was to have compensated Zimbabwean farmers who sold their farms on a willing buyer-seller basis, to support those who have now been evicted without compensation and have lost all their possessions.

Zimbabwe: Dispossessed Farmers (16 Oct 2002)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, to use the time-honoured phrase, I am grateful to the noble Baroness—but only fairly grateful—for that disappointing reply. Under the Lancaster House agreement, it was envisaged that we would help the Zimbabwe Government and the farmers on a willing buyer-to-seller relationship. Does the Minister agree that in the present circumstances the Government are not depriving the...

Iraq (24 Sep 2002)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, there are another 60 speakers. I shall be brief. In common with most of your Lordships, I greatly welcome the Prime Minister's decision to recall Parliament to discuss the Iraqi situation. I regret the fact that the dossier for which we have all been waiting was not ready until early this morning. Despite what the Leader of the House said, I think that it would have been better for...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (3 Apr 2002)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, so much has been very rightly and properly written and said about the Queen Mother in the past few days that there is very little to add and certainly nothing new. I venture to say only a very few words because, like so many of your Lordships, I was privileged to know Queen Elizabeth and was the recipient of many kindnesses. I would feel both ungracious and ungrateful if I remained...

Organic Food: Labelling (27 Feb 2002)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that organic honey is on sale everywhere? Would he be good enough to let the bees know about that?

Zimbabwe (12 Dec 2001)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I apologise for rather unexpectedly standing between the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, and his speech. However, I shall be brief as I agree with almost everything that has been said this afternoon. All of us view with sadness and horror what has happened over the past few years in Zimbabwe, which was once a prosperous and happy country. I view with disappointment and sadness what has...

Tributes to the Late Lord Shepherd (9 Apr 2001)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, over a great many years, Lord Shepherd and I faced each other across our respective Dispatch Boxes and argued together. Some 25 years ago, this House was a very different place. The Chief Whip and the Leader of the House in a Labour government had a very difficult task; they were faced with a huge majority wholly opposed to almost everything that that government were doing. They...

Zimbabwe (11 Apr 2000)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, does the noble Baroness agree that probably the best way of getting President Mugabe to change his mind is for a fellow African to persuade him of the error of his ways and that he is driving his country into economic ruin? There are Africans who may be able to do that. Secondly, will the Government do everything that they can in all the international bodies, such as the United...

The International Situation (12 Jan 2000)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, it has been a notable debate, not just for its content but for the quality of the speeches. We have heard from four former Foreign Secretaries, three former Chancellors of the Exchequer, if I can count my noble and learned friend Lord Howe twice, about six or seven former Cabinet Ministers, a host of former Ministers, two or three former Permanent Secretaries, one Field-Marshal--and...

The International Situation (12 Jan 2000)

Lord Carrington: rose to call attention to the international situation; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I am not sure whether, like the noble Lord, Lord Fellowes, whose presence in this House we greatly welcome, I am making a maiden speech. I must therefore crave your Lordships' indulgence. I have not had the opportunity of asking the right reverend Prelate opposite whether reincarnation involves anything...


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