Results 1–20 of 361 for speaker:Lord Renton of Mount Harry

Dog Licensing — Question (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: Following on from what has just been said, may I say how delighted I am at what I have just heard the Minister say? It has always seemed to me that there are those who particularly need dogs and who love them dearly. They go out and buy food for them and take them to the vet; the dog is their regular company. I declare an interest; I have a lurcher who is five years old. If I fall asleep...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Exports (24 Mar 2014)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of United Kingdom exports, excluding oil and gas, went annually to other countries in the European Union 10 years ago, five years ago, and last year.

Energy: Shale Gas — Question (19 Nov 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect shale gas to be widely used in the United Kingdom; and whether there are circumstances under which they consider fracking for gas is likely to be dangerous.

Energy: Shale Gas — Question (19 Nov 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I thank my noble friend very much for that opening, but I want very quickly to say a few words about the position of shale gas in the UK. On one side, shale gas is considered as having no real future importance and as not being worthwhile; but on the other side, the position is quite different. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury recently wrote that shale gas has the potential...

Energy: Winter Supply — Question (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I have listened with great interest to the Minister’s optimism, but is she aware of the implications of an amendment passed last week in the European Union Parliament that will prevent the EU from sharing in the cheap energy revolution created by fracking for shale gas? The effect of this is likely to be a doubling of our household energy costs. Will she study this very carefully...

European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (30 Jul 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I listened with great interest to what my noble friend Lord Gardiner had to say in taking us through the Bill. I am particularly interested in it because I played some part in the previous Bill on this subject so it is good to be talking about it again. I have no objection to the first part of the European Union (Approvals) Bill—if it is appropriate to deposit papers and...

EU: Reform — Question (16 May 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, does my noble friend know yet whether other countries will make proposals for the reform of the European Union? If so, for what purpose, and what will those proposals be?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Post Office (19 Mar 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that customers of new village Post Office Local branches can continue to (1) pay cheques to HM Revenue and Customs, (2) make transactions using paying-in slips, (3) pay utility bills with cheques, (4) post overseas parcels exceeding 2 kilograms, and (5) purchase special stamp issues commemorating significant persons and events from British...

Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (30 Jan 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I declare an interest in this matter, as I live in the South Downs National Park; indeed, I have lived there for a great many years. I was pleased by and interested in what the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, said, which I strongly support. Under subsections (1) and (2) of Clause 8, the Secretary of State can make regulations that will override the duty on the national parks to...

EU: UK's National and Trade Interests — Question (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the United Kingdom's national and trade interests of disengagement from the European Union.

EU: UK's National and Trade Interests — Question (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I thank my noble friend very much for those very interesting statistics but could I take matters just a little bit further? Does she agree that it is absolutely essential for us as a trading nation to keep our alliances, partnerships and businesses throughout the European Union? Against that background, does it not follow that we should not be seen as a reluctant player in Europe,...

European Union: Recent Developments — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2012)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I always enjoy listening to the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, and today was no different. However, for a few minutes I intend to talk about something quite different and perhaps much more humble. I shall respond to the views of some of the Conservative Party, not obviously in this House, but in the House of Commons, who wonder whether we should be in the European Union at all. We have not...

Directors' Pay — Statement (20 Jun 2012)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I for one on these Benches was very pleased to hear the Secretary of State's announcement today. The noble Lord, Lord Myners, had a point when he said that shareholders can already veto executive pay. One of problems is that many shareholders are directors themselves and therefore have some considerable interest in seeing that salaries are up there rather than down there. It would...

Alcohol: Minimum Pricing — Question (27 Mar 2012)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what practical issues they considered with respect to the establishment and regulation of a minimum price for alcohol.

Alcohol: Minimum Pricing — Question (27 Mar 2012)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister. Perhaps I might add to the points made very usefully in answers to the earlier Question tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter. I understand well the need to combat binge drinking, but does the Minister agree that the minimum unit price proposals are very hard to understand or measure? For example, I read in the Guardian last Thursday that...

Dogs: Microchipping — Question (8 Feb 2012)

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Dogs: Microchipping — Question (8 Feb 2012)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, perhaps I may suggest to my noble friend that the Government consider very carefully before insisting on the compulsory microchipping of dogs. Many dogs take badly to having a chip in them; they get very sore and so forth. Surely anyone who cannot control a dog should not have one; that should be the course.

Energy: Tidal Generation — Question (22 Nov 2011)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to exploit further the United Kingdom's natural resources of tidal power.


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