Results 121–140 of 175 for speaker:Lord Monro of Langholm

Armed Forces Bill (23 Apr 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, Perhaps I may first say to the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig, how valuable it has been to have displayed today his experience of how an average serviceman will view this legislation. Indeed, I add my congratulations to the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Inge, on the award of the Order of the Garter. My noble friend Lord Burnham put the political case very well in his speech. I...

Foot and Mouth Disease: Rural Task Force (23 Apr 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the statements made by the Chief Scientific Officer and by Ministers that we are almost over the hump? That is far from true. The situation in the countryside is absolutely desperate, as was implied earlier by the noble Baroness, Lady Miller. Sheep are being slaughtered in enormous numbers. There is not a sheep alive within 50 miles of me. They have all been...

Elections Bill (9 Apr 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: I support the comments of those who have commended the amendment to the House, especially what was said by my noble friend Lord Renton. Like him, I have fought 10 or so elections. It is desperately important for candidates to meet the people. Years ago, one had perhaps 60 or 70 meetings in village halls over a period of three or four weeks but nowadays local government and parliamentary...

Foot and Mouth Disease (4 Apr 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Jopling, for putting all the issues so clearly in his speech this afternoon. The chief vet in Scotland, Leslie Gardner, said yesterday to the Rural Affairs Committee of the Scottish Parliament that the disease was out of control. That is a statement of fact with which I shall not argue. It is, therefore, somewhat galling to see in the main...

House of Lords' Offices: Select Committee Report (29 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, perhaps I may add my support to the amendment. It is important that in the future we are given better accommodation. I have been through this process twice, as have many other noble Lords who have come from another place. Way back in the 1960s, I would meet my secretary on a bench in a corridor. Eventually I secured a half share of a room and, finally, I had a room. Having a room...

Foot and Mouth Disease (27 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I come from a List D firebreak farm. I am so glad that the Army is now in place. I wish that it had been there two weeks ago. Will the Minister accept that the greatest worry of farmers is fear of the unknown? Can the Government speak with one voice on their slaughter policy? Will it be cattle or sheep? What is the disposal policy? When will it happen? Farmers do not know and cannot...

Tourism and Foot and Mouth Disease (21 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of the encouragement given by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to tourists to continue to visit the British countryside, how this advice compares with the experience of the 1967 outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Tourism and Foot and Mouth Disease (21 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for his Answer, and indeed I thank the Government for the Statement yesterday on the crisis in the countryside. I should declare an interest as one who is likely to lose his breeding flock under the cull scheme to be carried out next week. Does the noble Lord agree that Dumfries and Galloway Council has made heroic efforts to contain the disease in that...

Local Elections: Access to the Countryside (19 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I have telephoned many of my old constituents in Dumfries and Galloway, and others in Cumbria. There is no one in either of those great areas who considers a democratic election during the first week in May, whether local or national, to be anything but ludicrous. At present, there is no possibility of the normal, democratic process of face-to-face meetings, knocking on doors and...

Foot and Mouth Disease: Update (15 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, in thanking the Minister for all her efforts in recent weeks, I take it that everything she has said today about the regulations applies to Scotland as well as to England. Although I cannot go to my home in Dumfries, I am assured by everyone there that the area is devastated. They have put forward three key issues. They have asked, first, when they may hear something about financial...

Foot and Mouth Disease (13 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I want to spend most of my few minutes on foot and mouth disease, but first I should like to thank the Minister for listening to the debate carefully and making so many helpful interventions. She must be undergoing great strain at the present time. I remember the 1952 Dumfries outbreak of foot and mouth which occurred soon after I started farming after the war. I have very great...

Hunting Bill (12 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, it is always a great privilege to follow my noble friend Lord Vinson who has done so much for rural development in this country; and, indeed, for the countryside. I am glad to see that the noble Lord, Lord Watson, is still in his place. The noble Lord must have had a very uncomfortable evening because, with one or two exceptions, all the speeches have been illustrating just how...

Sports Clubs: Rate Relief (6 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, is the Minister aware that many volunteers who do so much for sport are driven to despair by the high increase in local taxation, both commercial and domestic, under the Labour Government? His comment that he is considering mandatory rate relief will be most warmly welcomed by those who do so much for sport in Britain.

Age Discrimination and the Civil Service (5 Mar 2001)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I speak as a farmer who has not been near a farm for weeks. Whatever the trade agreements, why are the Government so reticent about preventing the import of beef from countries outside the European Union where foot and mouth disease is endemic? The Government have taken the right domestic steps in relation to foot and mouth disease, but farmers will not feel confident about the...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (23 Nov 2000)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I should like to add a word or two of support for the amendment moved by my noble friend. Time and again we have won the argument and lost the vote on the issue of access at night. However, when it comes to access at night with dogs running loose, it is certainly time for the Government to think again and to appreciate that this amendment is both simple and reasonable. The important...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (23 Nov 2000)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, the Liberal Party seems able to find a difficulty for every solution. From what the noble Baroness, Lady Miller, said it appears that she will not support either amendment. Amendment No. 11, moved so well by my noble friend Lady Byford, is a mild proposal. While it gives a local authority immense discretion, it gives a push in the right direction: to set up a warden or ranger...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (23 Nov 2000)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, the Government's attitude throughout this Bill to night operations is the biggest mystery of all. Everything we try to do is to help the person who is on the hill at night. They have the right to be on footpaths and so on, but to encourage persons in any way to walk across open moorland at night is the most foolhardy recommendation that one could possibly give. When I was Minister...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (23 Nov 2000)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, way back on Second Reading I said that if we are to make this Bill effective, the key word is "harmony". I also said that there would have to be some give and take on all sides if we were to produce legislation that would be workable and acceptable to the general public. We have heard Ministers weighing up issues and balancing different considerations throughout the proceedings on...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (23 Nov 2000)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, I, too, welcome the amendments tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Whitty. I spoke at some length about the improved grassland that is frequently to be found between a farmstead and the open moorland. I am slightly disappointed that the amendment includes the word "appears"--in the reference: "appears to the appropriate countryside body to consist of improved or semi-improved grassland"....

Service of notices (16 Nov 2000)

Lord Monro of Langholm: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow my noble friend Lord Buxton of Alsa. He probably knows more about wildlife and the countryside than anyone in the House or in the United Kingdom. What he said is true and his recent article in Country Illustrated, which covered some of what he said tonight, shows that he is on the right track. We must listen to science if the necessary changes are to be...


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