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UK-EU Relationship (European Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, I congratulate the committee on its report and on recommending closer co-operation with the EU. This is to be applauded, although sometimes I wonder how much lack of co-operation is as much the fault of the EU. I have no doubt that the report will contribute to overcoming impediments to closer ties. At the same time as applauding the committee’s desire for closer co-operation with...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Second Reading (16 Jun 2023)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, many heartfelt arguments have been put forward in favour of the Bill, and I respect them greatly. My sympathies are with the animals. I have been hugged by a fully grown tiger, walked with gorillas and had close contact with other large animals. I have no wish at all to ever hunt one, let alone import a trophy, but, however much anyone might be emotionally in favour of the Bill, I...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (23 Feb 2023)

Lord Howard of Rising: Would the Minister agree that, as the United Kingdom has one of the best employment records in the entire world, which was never dependent upon the EU, these amendments are utterly pointless and could probably do more harm than good?

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion ( 6 Feb 2023)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, Monsieur Barnier recently warned Britain not to tear up EU laws—well, he would, wouldn’t he? This should come as no surprise. For all its trumpeted advantages, the EU is performing worse than Britain. Whatever way you look at it, Britain is doing better. As Britain escapes the cloying and destructive stranglehold of EU regulations and red tape, we will leave the EU trailing even...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion ( 6 Feb 2023)

Lord Howard of Rising: It is not nonsense; it is true. Above all, we should celebrate that our country is a sovereign nation and be grateful that we are not subject to the 25,163 new EU laws created since we left. I urge noble Lords to support the Bill, which recognises that our country is now governed from Westminster and not by faceless bureaucrats in Brussels.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Committee of Privileges (26 Jan 2023)

Lord Howard of Rising: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 29 November (HL3547) concerning the legal opinion by Lord Pannick published by the Government on 2 September, whether professional legal privilege was waived in relation to the (1) commissioning, and (2) intended publication, of the (a) first, and (b) second, legal opinion by Lord Pannick; and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Committee of Privileges (29 Nov 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: To ask His Majesty's Government, with reference to the legal opinion by Lord Pannick published by the Government on 2 September relating to the House of Commons Privileges Committee, whether any supplementary opinion has been provided to the Government by Lord Pannick.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Committee of Privileges (29 Nov 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: To ask His Majesty's Government, with reference to the legal opinion by Lord Pannick published by the Government on 2 September relating to the House of Commons Privileges Committee, what plans they have, if any, to publish any second or supplementary opinion by Lord Pannick.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (11 Oct 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, whatever one may think of Northern Ireland politics, peace and political stability is thanks to the Belfast/Good Friday agreement. It is quite clear that this is being damaged by the protocol and it has resulted in political chaos. This Bill is designed to address the political challenges. Just recently it has become apparent that the European Union recognises the problems created...

Economy: The Growth Plan 2022 - Motion to Take Note (10 Oct 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, I find it difficult to understand the fuss over the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s plan for growth. With the start of money printing in 2008, inflation and the higher interest rates were built into the system before there was a Conservative Government. The 40% rate of tax was in place up until the last days of the previous Labour Government. Most major currencies have fallen...

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - Motion for an Humble Address (26 May 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, given our role as a revising Chamber, there are very rare occasions in this House when one can indulge in unfettered praise, and rightly so. Today, however, is one of those rare occasions, as we join together to joyfully recognise Her Majesty’s unrivalled contribution to our national life. Hearing some of the tributes to Her Majesty today, I am struck not only that the Queen has...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Report: Amendment 2 ( 9 Feb 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, I must also apologise for not being here in Committee, although I have followed your Lordships’ arguments with great interest. One point is abundantly clear to me: the idea of not using the royal prerogative to call for an election is, at its very best, curious. The concept that a Government should limp on without the confidence of the Commons, when that Government no longer have...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Health Hazards (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative harms caused by (1) combustible tobacco products, and (2) non-combustible tobacco products.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Hazards (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Howard of Rising: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative harms caused by (1) smoking, and (2) vaping.

Ireland/Northern Ireland: Solid Fuels - Question (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Howard of Rising: Can the Minister say whether the discussion and fuss over fuel is merely an example of Mr Castex’s call for aggressive action against the United Kingdom?

Security of Ministers’ Offices and Communications - Commons Urgent Question (29 Jun 2021)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, I make no comment on Matthew Hancock, but what happened to him raises questions. Is the recent filming of the Secretary of State for Health in his office part of a systematic intrusion into ministerial offices? Is it appropriate to have cameras in the offices of a Secretary of State or, indeed, any other Minister? It is quite possible that highly classified documents might be...

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jun 2021)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow my noble friend Lord Forsyth, even if it is, I am afraid, going from the sublime to the ridiculous. As your Lordships know, the intention of the Bill is to form a committee to make Her Majesty’s Government aware of the impact of their actions on the animal kingdom. I fear that the Bill, as drafted, is so broad—as my noble friend Lord Forsyth pointed...

House of Lords: Remote Participation and Hybrid Sittings - Motion to Take Note (20 May 2021)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, the joy of this debate has been hearing my noble friend Lord Forsyth congratulating the Government. It is a rare event and I only wish that I could have seen the faces on the Front Bench—but there we are. I hope that this House will give full support to returning to normal as soon as possible. We should resume our usual proceedings at the earliest possible opportunity. It is...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 May 2021)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, on—as the noble Lord, Lord McNicol, said—such a heartfelt and moving speech. I also look forward to hearing from the noble Lord, Lord Morse, later. I declare an interest as the owner of rented accommodation and farmland. Her Majesty’s Government plan to publish a consultation on reforming tenancy law to abolish Section 21 no-fault...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

Lord Howard of Rising: My Lords, reading some of the thousands of words written about His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and his many achievements, what is striking is the number of different and successful organisations he started or changed out of all recognition. Any one of them on its own would be regarded by one of us as the highlight of a successful career. How proud one would have been to have made...


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