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50th Anniversary of the Expulsion of Asians from Uganda - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2022)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, I warmly thank the noble Baroness, Lady Verma, for her inspiring speech, as well as other noble Lords for the extremely inspiring and moving speeches we have heard today. When John Major was Chief Secretary to the Treasury, as we became friends very rapidly, he very kindly agreed to come and speak at one of my routine ward meetings in Stanmore, my biggest and most important ward in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Parking: Pedestrian Areas (23 Mar 2020)

Lord Dykes: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of injuries caused by pavement parking.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, it is always a great honour and pleasure—I say that deliberately and with emphasis —to follow such an excellent speech by the noble Baroness, Lady Quin. She is one of our champions of the cause of Europe and we thank her for all the work she has been doing in the campaign for us to stay in the European Union, which she would prefer, as I would. We may have to face an alternative...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Lord Dykes: I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. I apologise for interrupting when he has just begun his speech. A lot of people refer to the need for reform in the EU but never say what they mean or suggest individual details of that reform. Would the noble Lord care to enlighten us?

Brexit - Motion to Take Note ( 2 Oct 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, I very much thank the noble Lord, Lord Taverne, for his remarks. I agree with every single comment he made. We thank him. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Saatchi. I think he is the only person I have ever seen getting up late in a debate—I have never seen it before. I forgive him because he made a very amusing speech. I am also thankful for the speeches by the noble Lords, Lord...

Brexit: Positions on the Pound - Statement (30 Sep 2019)

Lord Dykes: Would the Minister, with his great interest in the history of currencies, care to comment on the long-term record? At a time when the euro is only three points behind the United States dollar as the international leading currency and is shortly due to overtake the dollar for the first time on a long-term basis, does he agree that it is rather sad that, in comparison, the pound sterling has...

Palestine: United States’ Peace to Prosperity Economic Plan - Question for Short Debate (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, it is a very great privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, who is a great expert on the subject and some years ago wrote an outstanding book on the need for peace and for two states between these two countries. I warmly thank the noble Lord, Lord Cope, for his initiative in launching this debate today. He has a brilliant record of deep knowledge of the problems in this...

Turkey: Russian Missiles - Question (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, despite the need for a robust defence policy, should we not reduce some of the excessive anxiety about Russia? The United States’ defence budget is 10 times that of Russia’s, and Russia’s defence budget is less than those of France and Britain.

Gulf of Oman - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, will the Government bear in mind that the erratic and immature President in charge of the United States presides over a defence budget that is 10 times the size of Russia’s, and that Russia’s defence budget is now smaller than France’s? Will she heed the wise advice of the noble Lord, Lord Bates, and make sure that we keep tabs on the process to ensure that peace prevails?

Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - Motion to Agree ( 3 Jul 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, I am disappointed that the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering, is not going to support the Motion. It is always a pleasure to follow her. As I think she implied, she is probably the only Member of Parliament in either House to speak Danish. It would therefore be important to register that point. The words of the noble Viscount, Lord Trenchard, were very interesting. When he...

Affordable Housing - Question ( 3 Jul 2019)

Lord Dykes: Since the Minister has conceded the need for government intervention against excessive free market distortion effects, particularly from overseas buyers, will the Government now take more action to ensure that empty properties are dealt with energetically and not left unoccupied, as are so many owned by overseas buyers, who pay just over £1,000 or £2,000 on council tax?

Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow Daniel Finkelstein—the noble Lord, Lord Finkelstein—who is considered to be the main Times journalist with a sense of humour. He has shown it again today and we thank him for his wise words. I am also looking forward to listening to the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi. I am sandwiched between two very intelligent people who will contribute enormously...

British Citizens’ Rights - Statement (18 Jun 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, will the Government explain carefully why the views of millions of British citizens in other EU countries have less weight and value than those of 140,000 mostly rather elderly members of the Conservative Party who are trying to keep us in the Brexit mould?

Leaving the European Union - Statement (22 May 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, last year there were two marches, with 100,000 to start with and 700,000 later in the year, all of them pro-Europe and pro remaining in the EU. In March this year, 1 million people marched with the same objective in mind. Is that not the real reason why the Government are afraid to admit that the hard Brexiteers are terrified of yet another march—and, indeed, a people’s vote?

Brexit: Cross-party Discussions - Question (16 May 2019)

Lord Dykes: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to report to Parliament on the outcome of discussions on Brexit with the Official Opposition.

Brexit: Cross-party Discussions - Question (16 May 2019)

Lord Dykes: Did the Minister notice the huge dismay that greeted Theresa May’s astounding proposal to prolong the Brexit agony—a dismay which was led by her own MPs? Rather than leading this miserable and unhappy country through further parliamentary nightmares, is it not high time that the Prime Minister had the wisdom to restore national morale by promising either the revocation of Article 50 or a...

Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion ( 3 Apr 2019)

Lord Dykes: My Lords, I am following five scintillating speeches which call into question the nonsense of these regulations. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bruce, for his ingenious amendment, which is fair in dealing with the technical points but also had a historical background. We have had messages from all parts of the House asking the Minister, with his excellent Scottish credentials, to think again...

Freedom of Expression - Question ( 3 Apr 2019)

Lord Dykes: Should the Leader of the House not be more enthusiastic about the slogan cited by the noble Baroness, Lady Ludford? After all, it is used frequently and is well known as the slogan of the chairman of Pimlico Plumbers in London, a very famous and distinguished remainer.

Brexit: The Customs Challenge (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Apr 2019)

Lord Dykes: I am sorry to interrupt the noble Lord, as I agree strongly with his words, but in the context of what he was saying two sentences ago can he estimate the number of people who accompanied Nigel Farage on his long trip from Sunderland?


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