Results 1–20 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') 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...

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...

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...

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...

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?

EU Withdrawal Agreement - Statement (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble friend accept that our countrymen and countrywomen are yearning for clarity, certainty and an end to the process? Then we could move on to the next stage of the future relationship or relationships with the EU and other countries.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord on an excellent speech that will provide a lot of food for thought for many of our colleagues and beyond. Speaking in this Chamber after the Brexit referendum vote, I urged the Government not to let down the people who earn their livelihoods in our fishing industry and not to allow their interests to be bargained away in future negotiations with the...

Inquiries Act 2005: Child Sexual Abuse - Question (22 Nov 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does the Minister accept that in sensitive cases of this nature, the interests of the child should always be paramount?

Ivory Bill - Second Reading (17 Jul 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord on an excellent speech and it is a pleasure to follow him. When we declare an interest with regard to a particular matter being debated in the House, it is usually a financial or economic one. On this occasion, as we discuss a ban on the buying and selling of ivory with a few limited exceptions, I would like to mention an interest in one relative in...

Private Burial Grounds - Question (18 Jun 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does the Minister accept that in the past I have had a particular interest in this because one of my ancestors was buried in an Egyptian sarcophagus? When efforts were made by respected members of the public to recover the sarcophagus, it could not be found. Perhaps I may say that where private sector measures impact on the public sector, it can often give rise to offence if it means...

Brexit: Energy Security (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I am glad to follow the noble Lord who just spoke, but I have a different interpretation of the evidence the Minister gave the committee. I quote paragraph 64: “The Minister informed us that ‘our top priority is to be as near as possible to the current arrangements … Where there is such mutuality of interest I do not believe it is beyond the wit of those involved to work this...

Turkey: Kurds and Yazidis in Syria - Question (23 May 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can the Minister say what the nature is of the relationship between the British Government and the Turkish Government, bearing in mind that Turkey is a key strategic player in the region?

Worboys Case and the Parole Board - Statement (28 Mar 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble and learned friend accept that his assertion that there will be a review of procedures with a view to keeping them properly up to date is extremely welcome? Does he agree that in very anxious cases of this nature, the protection of the public must be considered paramount?

Salisbury Incident - Statement (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will the Leader of the House accept that her Statement tonight is extremely welcome and does she agree that the use of an undeclared weapons programme in our country, seriously threatening the lives of our country men and women, remains most unacceptable? Does she also agree that, if there is further retaliation of a criminal nature against our country men and women, it will be taken very...

Salisbury Incident Update - Statement (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can my noble friend give an estimate of how many could have been adversely affected by this attack in Salisbury?

Borderlands - Question (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Is the Minister aware that there has been a great deal of dualling between Edinburgh and Berwick, but less dualling between Berwick and Newcastle? If this development can be encouraged, it will greatly help the local economies of Berwickshire and Northumberland.

Brexit: The Crown Dependencies (European Union Committee Report) - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Earl on the excellence of his speech and his understanding of this subject. The wonderful Bayeux tapestry, and its possible first ever exhibition in the UK, has been in the headlines recently. Even before this exquisite 11th-century work was being stitched into existence, control of what we now know as the Channel Islands had already passed to the English...


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