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Welfare Reform — Statement (10 Dec 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, I have been listening to this interesting discussion. In our area, I understand that we have apparently healthy couples who have not worked for years. Apparently, they have close knowledge of this complicated subject, and the clerk, who is dealing with a large number of people, cannot compete with them in putting these arguments. Is this the case?

Welfare Reform — Statement (10 Dec 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, my question related to the people who deal directly with those who have not worked for years, and who are highly skilful in knowing all the ins and outs. Do they have the time to investigate?

Afghanistan: Taliban ( 8 Jul 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, what support are our troops getting from the Government of Pakistan across the border? When we beat the Taliban, it appears that they run back to their shelters in Pakistan. Are we getting full co-operation?

European Council: 19-20 June 2008 (23 Jun 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, I was interested in the mention of the CAP and the sweeping away of all the restrictions that have been imposed for the past 20 years. That would be easy to do, but the CAP could be extremely useful and could do a very good job for something else. If it rains over the great plains of Australia, China or wherever, there will be surpluses of grain. Under the CAP, there is a lot of...

Armed Forces: Joint Warrior (18 Jun 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, has there been any consultation between the Army and the Navy, as the latter obviously got on better with the locals?

Restaurants: Gratuities (22 Apr 2008)

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Restaurants: Gratuities (22 Apr 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords—

Restaurants: Gratuities (22 Apr 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, will the Minister assure us that all the tips given in this House go to the staff?

World War II: Bomber Command (19 Mar 2008)

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World War II: Bomber Command (19 Mar 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, the Minister's reply is very disappointing. Indeed, the Government helped financially with the Fighter Command memorial. The achievements, let alone the sacrifice, of Bomber Command were and are appreciated by those who know. The destruction of the towns of Germany called for a large response from the German Air Force. This led to the Germans not manufacturing enough bombers and not...

World War II: Bomber Command (19 Mar 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: It is coming, my Lords. Albert Speer, the Minister in charge of industrial production in Hitler's Government, said that there was no question in his mind that the work of Bomber Command and the Eighth Air Force was a major factor in the defeat of Germany. I have talked too long about that, but it is worth saying. Will the Minister consider the matter again? Will she read a book called Bomber...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Multiple Sclerosis (10 Mar 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: asked Her Majesty's Government: Why a patient over 60 suffering from multiple sclerosis who is wholly immobilised receives full support when a similar patient under 60 receives only partial support.

EU: Farming Support (19 Feb 2008)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, what is the Government's view of the production and consumption of food in the world? For example, in some cases the price of grain has nearly doubled this year. There is a shortage, which looks as though it will continue, and therefore some stability is needed because it is probable that better prices will continue to be seen.

Afghanistan (12 Dec 2007)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, perhaps I may bring up the question of co-operation with Pakistan. The town that was mentioned was freed some months ago. The Taliban ran back across the border to their hideout in Pakistan and then they came back, and they will do the same again. It appears to me that, until we get military co-operation with Pakistan's forces, any battles that are won will be negative as long as...

Debate on the Address (13 Nov 2007)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, I have retired from farming but my family are deeply involved in farming in Scotland and elsewhere, so I have a definite interest in farming to declare. The world population has, as has been said many times in this debate, expanded enormously, much of it due to people living a long time. I am now 88, and one might say that I should have been shot some time ago, but at the moment I...

Olympic Games 2012: Facilities for Worship (11 Jul 2007)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, how many faiths have been provided for?

Select Committees: Barnett Formula ( 4 Jul 2007)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the larger the number involved, the cheaper it is to administer? The 50 million people in England cost much less per head than the 5 million in Scotland because of the numbers involved. Scotland has an enormous area of moorland and so on, which involves much more expense. Furthermore, Scotland produces a lot of doctors who work in England.

Universities: Scotland (20 Jun 2007)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords—

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

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, can the Minister say whether the Government have at any time regretted the system that they have adopted, and its complexity, when the Scottish have adopted their simpler single payment system? What snags for the Scottish farmer will be as difficult as the ones from the complex system for the English farmer?

Iraq (16 Apr 2007)

Lord Mackie of Benshie: My Lords, as regards previous questions on the action of our forces in captivity, I hope that we will not let the Iranians get away with what they did. It has been disclosed that they used threats and they cannot be allowed to get away with that. What do the Government propose to do about that?


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