Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure adequate availability at petrol stations of E5 ethanol fuel once E10 becomes the standard grade of fuel sold.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the election in Taiwan; and in particular, of its impact on Hong Kong.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Does the noble Lord agree that the slogan, “Get Brexit Done” is completely wrong? What is happening on 31 January is that we will get Brexit started.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, I have not yet spoken on the Bill, preferring to leave it to the experts —of whom there appears to be quite a lot on these Benches—but I want to speak in support of these two amendments which my noble friends have tabled. I have a holiday house in Languedoc—not the fashionable part of France. Every time I have gone there during the last three years since the referendum, the...
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, having heard what the doctor said about how medical personnel in Hong Kong deal with the injured—be they protesters, policemen, journalists or bystanders—it is surely intolerable that their work should be interfered with in any way. Given that the Sino-British agreement is registered internationally, should we not be much more assertive in protecting humanitarian law?
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Will my noble friend make clear that it would still be open to a Government, after the election, to hold a confirmatory referendum?
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given, if any, to including provisions in the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill for a separate short-stay visa category.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the budget preparing for a no-deal Brexit has been spent on advertisements (1) in newspapers, (2) on radio and television, and (3) on social media.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report by the APPG for Africa, the APPG for Diaspora, Development and Migration and the APPG for Malawi Visa problems for African visitors to the UK, published on 16 July, in particular its findings in regard to the level of refusals of short-term visitor visa applications from...
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, I think the House knows that I was the person who piloted the Abortion Act 1967 through the other place. I begin by thanking the Government, and this Minister in particular, for their readiness to respect the overwhelming vote in the House of Commons recently to bring the law in Northern Ireland into line. I was slightly puzzled by the fact that although the Government made the...
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make it mandatory for emergency vehicles and motorcycles to use auditory warnings as well as flashing lights when travelling on the wrong side of any road.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Does the Minister agree that it is unfortunate that the people who broke into the LegCo building and trashed it are actually playing into the hands of the Beijing Government, who will look for any opportunity to interfere in the affairs of Hong Kong if they see lawlessness in place? Would it be right to condemn those and urge people to return to peaceful demonstrations, which were shown to be...
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests in the register as the president of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club in Britain. Ford is simply joining the queue after Jaguar Land Rover and Honda in closing plants. Although the Minister is absolutely right to emphasise that the transfer to electric technology is causing this issue—we do not deny that—the number of motor vehicles produced in this...
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to bring the law on abortion in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK while there is no functioning Assembly in Northern Ireland.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: Does the Minister agree that this is simply the latest example of some rather senseless bullying by the People’s Republic of China of airlines, universities and others? What is the FCO going to do to try to maintain our proper relationship with the flourishing democracy which is Taiwan?
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the general election result in Israel.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recognition by the President of the United States of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights; and what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with the government of the United States about that recognition.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with BMW about the future of the MINI manufacturing plant in Oxford in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Lord Steel of Aikwood: My Lords, the Minister has rightly said that this saga has dragged on for decades. In addition to considering the judgment, will the Government enter into discussions with the Governments of the United States and Mauritius with a view to settling the claims of the Chagossian islanders?
Lord Steel of Aikwood: I have come to show a proper interest in European matters.