Results 1–20 of 1775 for speaker:Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Mount Everest: Safety - Question (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, will the Minister accept that I have a personal interest, as my father was the first man in the world to fly over Mount Everest in 1933, when it was only just technically possible, and if he had not succeeded I would not be here today? Does the Minister accept that Everest is enormously dangerous for mountaineers? There are beliefs that there has been a substantial element of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hunting (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of "canned hunting".

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Lions: Hunting (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider banning the importation of lion trophies to the UK, following the decision by Australia, France, and the Netherlands to ban such imports.

D-day Memorial - Question (9 Jul 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what ongoing support they are giving to the construction of the memorial to those under British command at the D-Day landings in Ver-sur-Mer, and in particular to the creation of an education centre.

D-day Memorial - Question (9 Jul 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: I thank the Minister very much indeed for his positive reply. Does he agree that the planned education centre, while commemorating the valour of the troops who lost their lives on D-day, should also highlight decisive events in the Battle of Normandy which followed? For example, will it make known that the American troops encircled a huge army of German soldiers who were retreating and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Minority Groups (24 May 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 May (HL Deb, cols 1299–1300), what representations they intend to make to the government of Nigeria to call for urgent and effective action to be taken to protect ethnic and religious minorities in that country.

Brexit: Plant and Animal Biosecurity - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, it is a great privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, who put his finger on a spot of enormous importance, which is that the Food Standards Agency has been a success story and this should be borne in mind by the Government. I should mention a past interest: I represented the constituency of Edinburgh West for more than 20 years, during which time I witnessed the way that an...

Written Answers — Home Office: CCTV (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to roll-out CCTV in areas which have high violent crime rates, including of knife crime.

Written Answers — Home Office: CCTV: Scotland (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Scotland Office on 9 May 1996 (HC27914) in which the Minister stated that about £4 million was made available to fund CCTV for the subsequent three years to reduce crime and fear of crime in Scotland, what assessment they have made of the impact of this funding in leading to an increase in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Sentencing (11 Apr 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Sentencing for animal cruelty in England and Wales, published in 2017, what plans they have to introduce legislation to increase the maximum sentence for the most serious cases of animal cruelty from six months to five years imprisonment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Animal Welfare: Convictions (10 Apr 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were found guilty of animal cruelty in England and Wales in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: CCTV (27 Mar 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of using CCTV in detecting, preventing and deterring the incidence of violent crime with weapons in built-up areas.

REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I will be extremely brief. This has been a remarkably good debate, and I strongly congratulate the sub-committee Chairman, the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, the noble Lords, Professor Lord Krebs and Professor Lord Trees, and the noble Viscount, Professor Lord Hanworth, each of whom made extremely relevant and important points. While we were considering this, I was struck by how many...

Genocide Prevention - Question (27 Feb 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United States’ Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, signed into law by the President of the United States on 14 January 2019; and what steps they are taking to help ensure the timely prevention of the genocide of religious minorities.

Genocide Prevention - Question (27 Feb 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: I thank the Minister for her reply. She will recall that it is 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Should the Government not consider the introduction of new legislation which would ensure that their response to genocide is as immediate and effective as possible, and which would also protect...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry Meat: Overseas Trade (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) support the UK poultry meat industry in key trade developments, and (2) ensure that future poultry meat imports meet Britain's welfare and production standards.

Female Offender Strategy - Question (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble friend accept that in recent years there have been a considerable number of pregnant women in prisons? Can he assure us that in every case the person concerned will be treated with sensitivity?


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