All 7 results for speaker:the Earl of Home

Tree Pests and Diseases - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2020)

the Earl of Home: My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope, and the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, for introducing this debate. It is very timely indeed. I declare an interest in that I am a director of a farming company and a founder member of the National Forest Company, which was set up by that wonderful man Derek Barber. It was only when I started to look at the various types of diseases that I...

Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Environment - Motion to Take Note ( 2 Nov 2017)

the Earl of Home: First, I thank my noble friend Lord Lindsay for initiating this debate. I must also declare an interest in the register as I am a director of a farming company. I also add my own tribute to my noble friend Lord Plumb, along with the many others that he has already received. There is very little more to say to him, except for what an amazing figure he was at the Royal Show. I once tried to...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2017)

the Earl of Home: My Lords, in the past few weeks, the centre of all our attention has been the horrific events in London and Manchester, and the inevitable comments not only on the behaviour of the terrorists but on the heroic deeds of our services and local populations. It has understandably drawn our attention away from the root of the problem, which is why the terrorists exist at all, where they are and...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (13 Apr 2000)

the Earl of Home: My Lords, I speak briefly in support of the amendment. I have spent 25 years promoting the City of London through the British Invisibles Export Council, more recently called British Invisibles. Potential overseas investors, when looking at London, Paris, Frankfurt or wherever to establish their European operations, now often ask not what is the attitude of the Government--in the old days of...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (30 Mar 2000)

the Earl of Home: Before my noble friend replies, I must declare an interest as chairman of Coutts & Company. I am puzzled by this. We have all that information on our files and it is available to the FSA on a regular basis. I cannot see why any institution cannot tell the FSA when someone comes or goes.

Financial Services and Markets Bill (21 Mar 2000)

the Earl of Home: I support the principle of the amendment. At my bank we constantly encourage people to seek the latest qualifications. However, there are times when experience and age have to be considered because it may not interest an individual to move on to the next stage of qualification. I should have thought that it is up to the management of the institution to ensure that those people get to the...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

the Earl of Home: I find myself, unusually, in agreement with quite a lot of what the noble Lord, Lord Peston, says. I accept that the Minister does not want to be too prescriptive about the number of people on the panel. But will he tell us what the minimum number on the panel must be? When advice is sought, can there be a panel of one? What is a panel quorate going to be? How many representatives of those...


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