Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to support the admission of Turkey to the EU.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether it is appropriate for Scottish MPs to vote on trading hours in other parts of the UK.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 22 February (HC Deb, col 22), how they reached the conclusion that the cost of EU regulation will be going down, not up.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any discrepancy between the net migration numbers and the number of EU citizens registering for the first time for National Insurance in the UK.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Detective Superintendent McDonald's description of child abuse allegations against Sir Edward Heath, Lord Bramall and Lord Brittan as "credible and true", and whether they have made representations to the Metropolitan Police Service that an apology should be issued regarding that statement.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the UK overseas aid budget is devoted to job creation.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: My Lords, it is an honour to follow the noble Lord, Lord Hague, on the occasion of his maiden speech in this House. I believe that he will be as pleased as I am that the outcome this evening is likely to be more in line with his wishes than it was two years ago, when we were unable to respond to the killing by the Assad regime of 1,400 people by nerve gas. The regime has been using chlorine...
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to continue to abide by the NATO principle urging all member states to spend two per cent of gross domestic product on defence.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how it is intended that the proposed £650 million United Kingdom contribution to a global green climate fund will be spent; and what role the United Kingdom will have in its disbursement.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support duty-free access for Ukrainian exports to the European Union.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures they intend to discuss with their European Union and NATO partners concerning the prospect of Russia proceeding to a formal annexation of Crimea.
Lord Renwick of Clifton: I thank the Minister for that reply. Clearly, the formal annexation of Crimea by Russia will require an additional western response. Otherwise, if Russia were emboldened to seek to intervene also in eastern Ukraine, that would lead to a shooting war and an uncontrollable situation. I feel sure that Members of this House will wish to see a clear warning given to Russia and effective assistance...
Lord Renwick of Clifton: My Lords, we have in this House an extraordinary array of expertise on this matter, including most of those who were involved on our behalf in the principal negotiations in Europe over the past 30 years, in my own case the Fontainebleau agreement correcting the British budgetary contribution and the Single European Act, which was intended to put an end to all the barriers to free trade in...
Lord Renwick of Clifton: My Lords, I do not want to prolong your Lordships' debate, and I do not speak often in your Lordships' House. However, in common with many people outside this House, I have found it frankly incredible that the noble Lord, Lord Campbell of Alloway, and Opposition spokesmen should suggest, or appear to suggest, that there may be no connection between incitement to religious hatred and...