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Environment: 25-year Plan - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I too welcome this 25-year plan for the environment. It is nothing if not ambitious. It is clearly a first step in making the country more liveable, both for us and for the plants and animals with which we share it and on which we depend. The plan contains a great deal that is good, but success will really depend on it securing continuing cross-party support. We cannot have wavering...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL] - Committee (23 Jan 2018)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I rise to support my noble and gallant friend Lord Craig. We should be grateful to him for drawing attention to this aspect of the Bill. I apologise to the Committee for not having been free to participate at Second Reading. Fundamentally, what my noble and gallant friend is trying to do is to future-proof and, dare I say, lawyer-proof the Bill. It would not be useful to have...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Science and Technology Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, because it gives me an opportunity to thank him for his leadership of the committee, which he did with his customary firmness, urbanity and unfailing courtesy. He had to deal with some fairly unruly committee members at times, which he did with great dexterity. As the noble Earl has already pointed out, the public interest in...

Carbon Capture and Storage - Question (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when and how they intend to respond to the September 2016 report of the Parliamentary Advisory Group on Carbon Capture and Storage.

Carbon Capture and Storage - Question (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his apology. It was a little surprising not to have received a reply to a report commissioned at a time of some desperation in the former department of DECC, when the Chancellor pulled the rug from under the department’s energy strategy. The group was set up by Amber Rudd, the then Secretary of State, and the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, who was then...

House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, the day has been long. I have listened as every point that I might have made has been made by others, probably more eloquently. A few other points have been made as well. I shall not try the patience of the House by rehearsing what I might have said. I give my wholehearted support to the conclusions of the noble Lord, Lord Burns, and my thanks to him and his committee. The authority...

Nuclear Research and Technology (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I am sure the whole committee would like to express its thanks to the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, for his skilful navigation through these tricky waters. He guided us with great skill. I declare an interest as a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Last week, the Government published their clean growth plan, so I concentrate today on the role of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I shall speak today about energy and the environment and, in the interests of brevity, I refer to my interests in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency in the official register. Brexit and the tragic events of recent months will understandably take much of our attention but we must not forget the longer term. Our actions today are making the prospects of future generations very...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Reactors (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the result of the competition for small modular nuclear reactors.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many full time equivalent staff there are in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy working in the civil nuclear policy area and how many of them have qualifications in chemistry, physics or materials, and at what level.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 173A. On the face of it, it appears that the provision, under “Supplementary powers”, in paragraph 16(3)(b) of Schedule 9 prevents the research councils from doing a number of things that are important to their fundamental function. Clearly, they should be able to continue to do them. I hope the Minister will be able either to explain to us that this...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: I apologise for not being faster to my feet to intervene slightly earlier before the last speaker, but there are a couple of points that still need making. I declare an interest as an honorary professor at the University of Cambridge and before that as rector of Imperial College. Probably more relevantly, over the past 15 years or so I have been much involved in the assessment of...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: Twice in his speech, the Minister has commented that the UK was an international leader or a world leader in nuclear energy—I am not quite sure of the words he used—but it would be very unfortunate if our Ministers or officials entered any negotiations in this general area with that belief. There are certain areas in which UK achievements are considerable, but to describe it or imply...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, by now the Minister will probably have got the message that this House thinks Euratom is pretty important for the reasons given. I shall not repeat them, but they are very sound. Indeed, sitting yesterday as a member of the Science and Technology Committee, under the chairmanship of the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, we received evidence on nuclear matters. We raised Euratom. There...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (7th Day) (30 Jan 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I had not intended to speak today. I declare my membership of the Foundation for Science and Technology, chaired by the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, and my honorary professorship of the University of Cambridge. The comments I wish to make cut across many of the amendments that we have discussed, both now and earlier. Reading the Bill as it stands, you could believe that from a...

Electricity Supply: International Interconnectors - Question (26 Jan 2017)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, as the Minister is undoubtedly aware, last Tuesday, 17 January, we received nothing through our interconnectors. Wind and other renewables generation in the country made up 2% of our supply and the remainder came from gas, coal and nuclear. Does he agree that to keep the lights on and to ensure security of supply in the country, we must have a minimum amount of dispatchable...

Alcohol - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, will the Minister tell the House what it costs the NHS each year to deal with alcohol-related conditions?

House of Lords: Domestic Committees - Motion to Take Note (9 May 2016)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I, too, thank the Leader for setting up this committee, and I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Shephard, on a truly excellent report, from which we can all benefit greatly. It is probably worth making one or two comments. Noble Lords will be glad to know that I have thrown away the speech that I had prepared simply because everything has been said more than once, and certainly...

House of Lords: Press Office — Question for Short Debate (27 Jan 2016)

Lord Oxburgh: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, for introducing this debate and the Information Office of the House for the enormous support it has given. It did a great deal of work, which time precludes my sharing with your Lordships. Reputations are built up slowly and can be destroyed overnight. If we look back at the press coverage, we see that four or five years ago, positive and...


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