Results 1–20 of 283 for speaker:Lord Grenfell

Written Answers — House of Lords: Central Government Audit (20 Apr 2000)

Lord Grenfell: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in taking forward the review of central government audit announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 28 February.

Written Answers — House of Lords: FCO Communications System (11 May 2000)

Lord Grenfell: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to modernise the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's communications systems.

Tobin Tax (8 Jun 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Judd for introducing the debate. It comes as no surprise that someone who has been so long and so profoundly committed to global economic and social development--as has been the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Oxford, who spoke most impressively--should focus our attention on this tax. Earlier this month, the World Bank, my former employer,...

HIPC Initiative: Okinawa Summit (20 Jun 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend and the Government on their excellent record on debt relief, but would he not agree that while 600 million people live in 40 HIPC countries, many billions living in other developing countries rely heavily on concessionary aid? Would he further agree that it is extremely important that while the debt initiative must be properly financed, it should not...

European Council, Feira (21 Jun 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, does my noble friend the Leader of the House agree that perhaps my noble friend Lord Shore would be able to avoid some of his nightmares about a United States of Europe if he were to remove Mr Joschka Fischer's speech from his bedside reading and not read too much into it, particularly when most of the 15 member states do not seek a "United States of Europe" but a "united Europe of...

World Water Forum (28 Jun 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, given that an important and early beneficiary of public sector investments in water supply in developing countries is often the private sector, particularly the multinationals, does the Minister agree that the Government should place special emphasis in the forum on encouraging more private sector investment in water supply in developing countries, possibly through public-private...

River Danube (5 Jul 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to my noble friend for that reassuring information. Additional to the issue of the navigability of the Danube is the continuing plight of the 350,000 citizens of Novi Sad, who are forced to use a single very inadequate pontoon bridge in order to get about the city. That bridge is all that now stands in place of the three major bridges that were destroyed. Will my...

Multiple Sclerosis: Beta Interferon (12 Jul 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, does the Minister agree that a reported 30 per cent reduction in relapses has an enormously beneficial impact on the MS sufferer, not the least of which is that it increases the opportunities for resuming gainful employment? Does he also agree that the early and direct involvement of MS patients in the appraisal process is essential to a proper appraisal of the benefits of Beta...

World Trade Organisation: EUC Report (14 Jul 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, I begin by thanking my noble friend Lord Tomlinson and congratulating him warmly on the excellent report from Sub-Committee A of the European Select Committee. I speak quite objectively because it was not until 9th May that I rejoined Sub-Committee A. Its members were near the end of their labours and were about to deliberate on the chairman's draft report, a text in which I...

World Trade Organisation: EUC Report (14 Jul 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, the issue was not widely discussed in the sub-committee, partly because there was instant agreement that the WTO was better placed outside the United Nations system.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Entry Clearance Refusal: 1999 Report (24 Jul 2000)

Lord Grenfell: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to place in the Library of the House the 1999 report by Dame Elizabeth Anson, the independent monitor, relating to the refusal of entry clearance where there is no right of appeal.

G8 Summit (24 Jul 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, do Her Majesty's Government have a view on how long the current arrangement of G7 plus one--that is, G8--should be maintained, or whether it would be much better to look for an early conversion from G7 to G8? I raise the issue because I am not at all clear about the substantive reasons for maintaining the current situation. President Clinton is purported--I stress, purported--to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Near Earth Objects Task Force Report (28 Sep 2000)

Lord Grenfell: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress there has been on the report of the Near Earth Objects Task Force, which was appointed in January by the Minister for Science.

Written Answers — House of Lords: TAVR Associations: Restructuring (29 Sep 2000)

Lord Grenfell: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the restructuring of the Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Associations recommended in the Strategic Defence Review has been completed.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Animal Advisory Committee: Defence Research Report (29 Sep 2000)

Lord Grenfell: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the fourth report of the Animal Advisory Committee on the use of animals in defence research.

Inter-Governmental Conference: European Union Committee Report (29 Sep 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, the passage of the summer months has in no way diminished the importance and timeliness of the report. On the contrary, its central message--that the Nice Summit cannot afford to fail if enlargement of the Union is not to risk derailment--has become even more urgent and cogent. I applaud the foresight of the noble Lord, Lord Tordoff, in instigating the inquiry and guiding us with a...

Inter-Governmental Conference: European Union Committee Report (29 Sep 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, all I can say is that I have never been one to say that there is no room for improvement in any of the procedures used in the European Union on the subject of QMV and on the distribution of funds. Of course there is room for improvement.

Inter-Governmental Conference: European Union Committee Report (29 Sep 2000)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend for giving way. Does he not agree that the maintenance of the veto would deter France and Germany from closer co-operation on their own? If that veto were removed, surely one would have a better chance of France and Germany continuing to co-operate within the terms of the treaty. If one keeps the veto, it will be such a deterrent to them that they...

("References to documents used in legal proceedings (24 Oct 2000)

Lord Grenfell: I believe that the proposal to treat this as a package by my noble friend Lady Gould is eminently sensible. My sympathies are with the "use it or lose it" amendment, but even more so with the two Liberal Democrat amendments. Having served for 30 years in an international organisation, those amendments have a special appeal to me. From my experience, the British members of staff never lost...

European Union: Political Integration (26 Oct 2000)

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