Results 1–20 of 190 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 Tanlaw

Energy: Long-term Supply — Question (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, does the Minister’s estimate show that the forthcoming switch of clocks to winter time will reduce household and office consumption of energy? If the information is not available today from her department, the Energy Saving Trust or the Environmental Audit Committee, can she give an assurance that it will be available to noble Lords by March next year, when the clocks change to...

Daylight Saving — Question (22 May 2013)

Lord Tanlaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the re-introduction of single/double summer time will reduce road deaths; and whether they will publish the road casualty statistics, including date and time, from the 1968-71 daylight saving experiment to inform debate on the matter.

Daylight Saving — Question (22 May 2013)

Lord Tanlaw: If I heard the noble Earl correctly, it is very encouraging that the Department for Transport now recognises the connection between daylight saving and a reduction in accidents. Indeed, the statistics seem to prove that. Is the noble Earl aware that it is 45 years since 1968 and that 40 transient Transport Ministers have taken on the job since then? The Minister seems to be the first one who...

Armed Forces: Autonomous Weapon Systems — Question (26 Mar 2013)

Lord Tanlaw: Can the Minister say whether these machines contradict the first law of robotics in the sense that they identify and kill human beings? They are open to malfunctions, like any other machine, so is there not a great danger of this occurring at some future time?

Visas: Chinese Visitors — Question (19 Mar 2013)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, I have just completed an extended tour of Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, where I have a manufacturing interest. Is the Minister not aware that there is a lot of resentment and disappointment with this country because of the difficulty with visas? It is also affecting inward investment to this country. Is he aware of that? It is affecting the number of students who are...

Allotments — Question (31 Oct 2012)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, is the Minister aware that allotment owners cannot cultivate their gardens in the dark when the clocks have changed to winter time? Therefore, will he list the benefits to allotment owners from maintaining winter time and the dark winter evenings as opposed to summer time? By the same token, can he produce a single, recognised statistic to prove that winter time can reduce...

Energy: Voltage Optimisation — Question (12 Mar 2012)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, is not the simplest way to save electricity to incorporate daylight saving into the Government's policies?

Economy: Tourism — Question (10 Oct 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, will the noble Baroness agree that, as a matter of information, all timescales are not the same, as she said in her reply, because Scotland and Wales have to rely on Westminster for theirs whereas Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man are able to choose their own? There was an amendment to the Scotland Bill which allows the Scots to choose their own timescale and so increase their...

Devolution (Time) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, I thank everyone who has taken in the debate. I accept the differing views that have been made. My only comment is that there have been misunderstandings. The Bill does not mean a change of time zones when the noble and learned Lord, Lord Howe, goes across the Severn Bridge. I doubt that Wales would change its time. The point is just that it would have the option to do so. On the...

Devolution (Time) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: I thank the noble Lord for giving way. He has missed the point, as was the case on the other side of the House. This Bill just provides the choice for Scotland and Wales so that they can decide whether to change. I see no reason for Wales to change, and there is no obligation for it to do so under the Bill. It is a choice. Without that choice, the electorate may feel that it is being unduly...

Devolution (Time) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: No, seven.

Devolution (Time) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: That is not what the Bill is about. It is simply about the right of the devolved Governments to choose, should they so wish. The Bill does not say that they will choose. Northern Ireland has not changed its time zone since its Bill was created. It is just the right to choose. It is nothing more than that.

Devolution (Time) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, I thank the Government for allowing time to debate the Second Reading of the Devolution (Time) Bill. I would like, with the leave of the House, to declare in full my interests and qualifications before moving this Private Member's Bill, which would remove time from the reserved category in the Scottish and Welsh devolution legislation. First, I declare myself to be a Scot, who spent...

Devolution (Time) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: I am so pleased that the noble Lord asked that question. As I was saying just before we assembled in the Chamber, I have been trying for a week to get hold of a spokesman from the Welsh nationalist party. I could only get recordings on telephones in Welsh. I have tried the House of Commons and the Welsh Assembly. Either the Welsh nationalist party must improve its communications or it does...

British Summer Time — Question (25 May 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the Northern Ireland Assembly has been granted bold powers to select a timescale relative to its geographical co-ordinates and the will of its electorate and without reference to Westminster, whereas the devolved Governments of Scotland and Wales do not have these powers? Will the noble Baroness rectify this apparent anomaly by amending the forthcoming...

Higher Education: Funding — Question (18 May 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: I declare an interest as chancellor of the University of Buckingham, the only privately funded university that operates a four-term year and a two-year degree. If the country operated a four-term year and a two-year degree, would these fees be necessary? If it implemented them now, could they not be reduced? Is he able to say whether the increase in tuition fees will increase the number of...

Tourism — Question (2 Mar 2011)

Lord Tanlaw: Would the Minister not agree that north of the border the tourist industry would be greatly improved if daylight saving were in operation? Would it not help if time became a devolved subject so that the Scots could at least make their own decision on this, just as they do in Northern Ireland?

Roads: Speed Cameras — Question (5 Oct 2010)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords, regardless of whether the speed cameras are on or off, given that darker evenings will begin at the end of this month, plus the increased traffic speed that has been mentioned, have the coalition Government assessed the estimated increase in the deaths of cyclists and schoolchildren during the months between when the clocks are put back and when they are put forward in the summer?

Tourism — Question (14 Jul 2010)

Lord Tanlaw: My Lords-

Tourism — Question (14 Jul 2010)

Lord Tanlaw: Is the Minister aware that the status quo of dark winter evenings cannot possibly be beneficial to the tourist and leisure industries in this country, especially for those located in the more northern latitudes? Therefore, will the coalition now consider implementing a lighter winter evenings policy to assist these important industries and also allowing the Scottish Parliament to decide its...


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