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Results 1–20 of 575 for speaker:Lord Willoughby de Broke

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (31 Mar 2020)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) suspend the construction of HS2, and (2) use any money saved as a result to support communities and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (11 Mar 2020)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent adverse weather conditions, what consideration they have given to suspending the requirement for farmers to grow three different crops in order to qualify for payments under the Basic Payment Scheme in 2020.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, after three years of damaging delay we are finally going to implement the referendum result that 17.5 million people voted for. I remind noble Lords and the Government that we are here tonight largely because of the bravery and courage of Nigel Farage and his leadership of UKIP. Without that, David Cameron would never have had any intention of granting a referendum—that was the...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: No. I have only got five minutes. Sit down. Sit down. The Brexit Party swept the board and got more votes than the Labour Party and the Conservative Party combined. After that election, Nigel Farage pointed out that the Conservative Party had lost two pro-EU leavers and that it needed to learn that lesson or die. I congratulate the Conservative Party on learning that lesson. I also...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I support the excellent amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford. It is badly needed, because, as so often over many years, this House seems to have forgotten the result of the referendum. It has forgotten that it voted for the referendum Bill, that it voted for Article 50 legislation, and that it voted for the withdrawal Act. I need to remind noble Lords that the...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: I am supporting the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Yes, I agree with that.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Those words should be in the Bill.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, for clarifying the issue for the noble Lord, Lord Harris. The fact is that this House too often forgets the result of the referendum. I must correct the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, on one very small point. David Cameron did indeed legislate for the referendum, but only because of the electoral pressure he was under from UKIP. I am delighted...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Motion (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Yes. Ayes 253, Noes 94.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Institutions: Switzerland (23 Jul 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to permit Swiss financial institutions to continue to operate in London until the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Birds: Pest Control (15 May 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal basis for the withdrawal at one day’s notice by Natural England of the general licences for bird control.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Birds: Pest Control (15 May 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have permitted Natural England to revoke general bird control licences before the result of any legal challenge to these licences is known.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Does the noble Lord therefore support a bad deal? Is that what he is saying?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I agree with only two things that the noble Lord, Lord Warner, said: one is the lack of trust in the country for this Government; the other is the botched mishandling of all our negotiations with the EU and in Parliament. But the lack of trust is largely due to the way Parliament is seen to have tried to block the result of the referendum. I remind noble Lords in this House, who...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Of course we would have accepted the referendum result—we would have had to. We would not have said that the whole thing was illegitimate and that we wanted another referendum; we would have had to accept the result, just as we were forced to accept the result of the 1975 referendum which unfortunately brought us into the clutches of the European Union, or the Common Market, as it then was....

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: It is no deal versus remain in the EU. That is what the question was in the YouGov poll this morning. I have it on my mobile; I will talk to the noble Lord afterwards and give it to him.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: That is very different from the poll I saw. Perhaps after this debate the noble Lord and I might share a drink and we can compare polls. However, I stand by the figures that I cited from today’s YouGov poll. Earlier this afternoon, the noble Lord, Lord Owen, who is generally admired, warned this House to be very careful. He was right to say that. The reputation of this House has been...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the salaries of (1) the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and (2) the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Payments Agency.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Stewardship Scheme (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been delays in payments from the Rural Payments Agency and DEFRA to participants in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme for 2018; and if so, why.


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