Results 1–20 of 1274 for speaker:the Earl of Caithness

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords—

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, during the passage of the then Environment Bill, my noble friend’s predecessor as Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, promised the House that there would be a soil health action plan and that it would be a “key plank” of the Government’s policy. When is that promise going to be honoured?

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords—

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, during the passage of the then Environment Bill, my noble friend’s predecessor as Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, promised the House that there would be a soil health action plan and that it would be a “key plank” of the Government’s policy. When is that promise going to be honoured?

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords—

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, during the passage of the then Environment Bill, my noble friend’s predecessor as Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, promised the House that there would be a soil health action plan and that it would be a “key plank” of the Government’s policy. When is that promise going to be honoured?

Environmental Targets (Fine Particulate Matter) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (30 Jan 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, can I challenge the noble Baroness on what she said? While it was very interesting, she focused entirely on outdoor pollution from PM. There is a much greater problem of indoor pollution from PM, about which we know much less. There is much less monitoring of it but it comes from damp houses and from the chemicals we use; it comes from a whole range of issues. She referred...

Environmental Targets (Fine Particulate Matter) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (30 Jan 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, can I challenge the noble Baroness on what she said? While it was very interesting, she focused entirely on outdoor pollution from PM. There is a much greater problem of indoor pollution from PM, about which we know much less. There is much less monitoring of it but it comes from damp houses and from the chemicals we use; it comes from a whole range of issues. She referred...

Environmental Targets (Fine Particulate Matter) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (30 Jan 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, can I challenge the noble Baroness on what she said? While it was very interesting, she focused entirely on outdoor pollution from PM. There is a much greater problem of indoor pollution from PM, about which we know much less. There is much less monitoring of it but it comes from damp houses and from the chemicals we use; it comes from a whole range of issues. She referred...

Avian Influenza: Game Birds - Question (18 Jan 2023)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, would my noble friend confirm that, when decisions are taken, they will be made on the best scientific evidence and not emotion or by those who shout the loudest? Has he seen the latest thorough scientific research which shows that shooting is beneficial to biodiversity in the same area?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Avian Influenza: Gardens (2 Dec 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: To ask His Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to those who wish to feed birds in the coming winter and spring seasons to minimise the risk of transmission of avian influenza from bird feeders.

Farmers and Landowners: Tax Consequences - Question (28 Nov 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, I urge my noble friend to look urgently at this problem, which is very serious for farmers and landowners, who cannot make a decision with any certainty, given that the tax regime might change. What incentive is there for a farmer to do the good thing for biodiversity if they will be taxed badly for it?

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Second Reading (21 Nov 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, when genetic technology is mentioned, many of us still get alarmed because we associate it with GMOs and remember our press in an unedifying moral panic using dramatic headlines such as “Frankenstein foods”. However, with precision breeding, we need to look deeper than the headlines and the shroud-waving, shrill screams of the “anti” campaigners, which are more often...

Food: Imports and Security - Question (24 Oct 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, could my noble friend assure us that, when he is helping to increase the productivity of farming in all its spheres, it will be done with the best science available, so that it will improve not only farming but nature at the same time?

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) (9 Sep 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, truly yesterday even the heavens cried, or, as they would say at Balmoral, they greeted. I mention Balmoral because that is where I was lucky enough to be brought up for the early part of my life. Yes, Her Majesty was the Queen, but, to me, she was a mother. To any boy aged six, as I was then, and upwards, she was primarily a mother; she was a mother who drove her children over to...

Climate Change and Biodiversity: Food Security - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Boycott, for securing this debate and the amazing tour de force of her speech. Food security is a huge area, but she covered most of it and I shall not attempt to try to do the same. I am also glad to see my noble friend on the Front Bench; I hope he has a good deal of Araldite to keep him there a bit longer, because we need his experience and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Soil (28 Jul 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 24 March (HL6855), in which he said that stakeholder engagement on the outline of Soil Health Action Plan for England (SHAPE) would start in the spring, and that stakeholder engagement not yet having commenced, when they will announce the timeline for that engagement.

Sewage Disposal in Rivers and Coastal Waters - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Oates, for procuring this debate. I totally agree with him that the discharge of sewage into our rivers is a disgrace in the 21st century; it should not be happening. It was not the intention when we privatised water, and I declare my interest as the Minister for Water at the time. I say to the right reverend Prelate that I am sorry that we are...

Procedure and Privileges Committee - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: My Lords, on that point—

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Car Allowances (28 Jun 2022)

the Earl of Caithness: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the price per litre of petrol when the Ministry of Justice set the car travel allowance for jurors at 45 pence per mile; and what plans they have to increase that allowance.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.