Results 1–20 of 63 for speaker:Lord Walpole

Tourism and Hospitality — Question (21 Jan 2015)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I declare an interest in that I have a garden which is open to the public. What is the number of people in East Anglia who are employed in these trades, and does the Minister know what percentage of the population of East Anglia that might be?

European Rail Market: EUC Report: Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2012)

Lord Walpole: Oh dear. All I can say is: how do I follow that? That is the expert. I will try. My family were Members of Parliament for Kings Lynn on and off since about 1350 until the end of the 19th century. I wondered what they felt about the possibility of a Channel tunnel, and indeed I know perfectly well what they thought: they preferred to use the Hanseatic League and did not want somewhere for the...

European Rail Market: EUC Report: Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2012)

Lord Walpole: Over certain distances, there is no doubt that the train should be better than the air. It should be cheaper, should be better for the environment, should be better for time and should be more comfortable, though whether or not that is true, I do not know. The report in front of your Lordships contains, in box 2, the treaty of Canterbury. Whatever anyone has said so far, after 25 years that...

European Rail Market: EUC Report: Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2012)

Lord Walpole: Yes. You can get everything right. I like railways and I like the tunnel, but if you go from Norwich to Liverpool Street, you go to a place called Stratford. You cannot change at Stratford on to anything else; you have to get a train either to Ebbsfleet or to St Pancras. That is extraordinary. I should think that I have used the tunnel about four to five times a year-in other words, eight to...

Spencer Perceval — Question (25 Apr 2012)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, does the Minister know that I am directly descended from Spencer Perceval's sister, and that Henry Bellingham, the Member of Parliament for King's Lynn and now in the Foreign Office, is directly descended from his assassin? Mr Bellingham and I do speak to each other.

Rail: Great Western Passenger Franchise — Question (31 Jan 2012)

Lord Walpole: My Lords-

Energy: Tidal Generation — Question (22 Nov 2011)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, will the Minister comment on what is happening at Scapa Flow in Orkney? Things were definitely looking rather exciting about two years ago. Is there any progress?

Energy: Tidal Generation — Question (22 Nov 2011)

Lord Walpole: Scapa Flow, in Orkney.

Localism Bill: Second Reading (7 Jun 2011)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I declare my interest as a rural landowner, with various houses and workshops and things. I am a Cross-Bencher, and the important thing about Cross-Benchers is that we are not whipped. We listen to the facts. I have been here all day, listening to facts, and they have been quite fascinating. Like many Members of this House, I spent several years in local government before I came...

Oak Processionary Moth — Question (27 Apr 2011)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I doubt if the Minister knows the answer, but I would like to know what we are actually looking out for.

Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification — Statement (1 Mar 2011)

Lord Walpole: I would like to take the Minister on a little trip. If he went to Westminster station and got on the Circle line, he would end up somewhere near Liverpool Street station. Liverpool Street station and Norwich are 111 miles apart and the line is electric, but the trains that we have there are-I was told yesterday-well over 40 years-old. The rails and the catenas are frankly not of the quality...

Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification — Statement (1 Mar 2011)

Lord Walpole: I am coming to the question now. If you go to Norwich, you can go to Liverpool Lime Street or London Liverpool Street, but you have to get on the right train-they are not in the same place. When are we going to have some new trains? That is the question.

Public Libraries: Funding — Question (2 Dec 2010)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I remind the Minister of the importance of mobile libraries in the countryside, where they are absolutely essential. Does she agree that one way of economising would be to have them call less often-not removing them, as appears to be the problem at the moment?

NHS: Prebiotics — Question (17 Nov 2010)

Lord Walpole: My Lords-

NHS: Prebiotics — Question (17 Nov 2010)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I will try again. Can the Minister tell me whether carbolic-either as a soap or as a cleaner-has any effect on C. difficile, or is C. difficile resistant to carbolic?

Transport: Investment — Statement (26 Oct 2010)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I thank the Minister for the A11 Fiveways to Thetford improvement scheme, which will mean that Norwich-I do not know if any of you know where Norwich is-will be joined to the motorway network by dual carriageway to the south for the first time ever. It is quite extraordinary that the A47 Blofield to North Burlingham scheme is being abandoned, according to page 1. In case the...

Broadcasting: Digital Radio — Question (30 Jun 2010)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, does the Minister recognise that about 99 per cent of the cars in this country cannot receive digital radio?

Norwich and Norfolk (Structural Changes) Order 2010: Motion to Approve (22 Mar 2010)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, if there is anything else we can say about this, I am jolly well going to say it. I would be the first to say that my serious involvement in local government was a long time ago. I was chairman of two major committees on the Norfolk County Council and was very much involved in the 1976 local government reorganisation and the resulting county structure plan, which I took to public...

Railways: National Express — Question (3 Dec 2009)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, like the last speaker, I use this service regularly. I could not agree more about the lack of service, which is getting worse and worse. The punctuality is not too bad, but the service suffers from Railtrack problems, such as level crossings that do not shut so that we have to wait for 10 minutes, which meant, I am afraid-addressing the right reverend Prelate-that I missed Prayers...

Tourism: Air Passenger Duty — Question (3 Dec 2009)

Lord Walpole: My Lords, I am sure that the answer to my question is in the Library, and I will go and look it up some time, but what effect does this tax have on small airports such as Norwich International Airport?


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