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Interfaith Dialogue - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work with European leaders and the leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths to develop a comprehensive plan for inter-faith dialogue for areas of religious conflict which includes methods for mediation in order to facilitate improved ways of working between communities.

Interfaith Dialogue - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that constructive response. The tensions between adherents of different faiths, and subsets within them, are of course an inescapable part of the story of humanity, including between Judaism, Christianity and Islamism. That trio have common roots in the area that centres on Jerusalem, but they are now present in all the continents alongside other faiths. I...

Railways: South-eastern Franchise - Question (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, does not this debate reveal that there is still a contradiction in the Government’s own transport policy on the benefits of freight traffic being on rail? This extraordinary increase in charges from HS1 should be investigated. The Government have not answered the question from the noble Baroness on the Liberal Democrat Benches about whether this is compatible with the...

Inflation - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: Will the Minister take this opportunity to include wage and salary increases in that list? It seems quite extraordinary that the main quantitative use of the RPI does not get a mention, even now.

Inflation - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, although I attributed possible motive to the Bank and the Treasury, I said that my main concern was the lack of authority to put this adjective in front of it to say that it was discredited. On what basis can officials brief the press that the RPI is discredited?

Inflation - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, I begin by referring to a remark made by the noble Lord, Lord Macpherson, about the confidence that people must have in statistics. I was on the Retail Prices Index Advisory Committee for many years when I was at the TUC. I draw attention to the fact that a very strange omission in the report, which the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, did not mention, is that what most people associate...

World Food Programme - Question (27 Jun 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, the key arterial road for the biggest area of population density in Yemen is the Hodeidah to Sanaa road. Would it be useful if the Government produced a note on specifically how food distribution interacts with the ceasefire talks? Is this not a special feature that could be identified to find a solution to the wider problem—if there was an agreement on how the food can be...

Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia - Question (25 Jun 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, is it the case that the Saudi Arabian air force has embedded within it representatives of the British arms industry?

European Council - Statement (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, the Leader’s remarkable agreement with the support expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Newby, for the EU five-year strategy document sounds to me like the sort of thing people on this side used to say. Could she send a copy of this to both candidates to make sure that sensible questions can be asked at the hustings about the future of the European Union and our relationship with it,...

Inequalities - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, in the time available, I want to give the IFS a very big tick for the quality of its scoping study. I very much look forward to the four-year cycle coming to a conclusion. In the 1970s, I was a member of the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, chaired by Lord Diamond, who some people may remember from Harold Wilson’s Government. We were very keen to make...

Housing: Pensions and Deposits - Question (5 Jun 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: On the question of the role of land in house prices going up, is not one of the requirements of a sensible policy that the land value increase does not all stay in the pockets of the people who are sitting on this land, which could be given planning permission? That would help the Exchequer in other aspects of public finance.

Leaving the European Union - Statement (22 May 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords—

Leaving the European Union - Statement (22 May 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, in point 8, about future relationships, we have the very interesting statement that the Government are proposing that, “the new Brexit deal will set out in law that the House of Commons will approve the UK’s objectives for the negotiations”. Does the noble Baroness the Leader of the House not recall that this was exactly the proposal carried by this House? Some of us were very...

Heathrow Airport - Question (15 May 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, is it not the case that since the Earth Summit in 1992 we have all been committed to proportionate measures to deal with the rise in sea and air temperatures? To go from that to shutting down airport capacity, which I think is the policy of the Green Party, would simply reduce Britain’s market share in airlines—and in some other industries by the same criterion—and allow other...

Freedom of Movement - Question (8 May 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will produce a comprehensive list of (1) the type of, and (2) the reasons for, movement between the United Kingdom and the European Economic Area countries under Freedom of Movement and related provisions, as defined by the Treaty on the European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of...

Freedom of Movement - Question (8 May 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: I thank the Minister for her reply. However, even taken together, all the documentation does not give us the big picture when it comes to the mobility impact of Brexit, depending of course on how much will be left of our participation in the internal market—some of it or none of it. Right across the international services sector, significant numbers of firms are now considering moving lock,...

Religious Schools: Admission Policies - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, my father was the headmaster of a Church of England junior and infant school for some years. There is a danger of a caricature emerging. Over the last two centuries many village schools were, in practice, schools for everybody but they were Church of England maintained schools—I am sure that the right reverend Prelates will know how that works. On the one hand we have to make sure...

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy Activists - Statement (10 Apr 2019)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, on the status of the original agreement, co-signed by our Government and the party which has contact with Peking, how is a dispute about the interpretation of that agreement settled? Do such agreements have some sort of implicit or explicit arbitration or other clause about how to enforce the agreement if there is a dispute about its enforceability?


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