Results 1–20 of 256 for speaker:Lord Cameron of Dillington

International Sustainability: Natural Resources and Biodiversity - Motion to Take Note (4 Nov 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I want to talk about the importance of improved smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa has a current population of 1 billion, which is due to grow to 2 billion by 2050. That is not sustainable. I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Bruce, and support his plea for an open debate on family planning, which is hard in Africa when your nearest clinic may be 40, 50 or 60 miles...

Post Offices: Cash Withdrawal Services - Question (22 Oct 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that other countries, including France, the Netherlands and New Zealand, have saved much of their rural post office network by supporting their role as deliverers of financial services? Is he further aware that there are now more post offices in rural England than all the banks put together? In some areas of rural England, only post offices are serving the...

Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Foster, and his committee for an excellent report. It has a good broad approach, and above all, the case the committee makes for a new overall rural strategy is very convincing. But it is disappointing that Defra has not picked up on that, and, like other noble Lords, I want to focus on the importance of this integrated agenda. I realise that Defra now...

Buses: Rural Services - Question (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, owing to the 25% cut in local authority funding for bus services over the last four years, literally hundreds of shire bus routes have disappeared. Given that most rural households have only one car, and that car usually goes to the job, will the Minister consider setting up a group to look at the transport needs of those left behind, how they might be provided for and how we might...

Renewable Energy - Question for Short Debate (5 Jun 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to (1) harness the potential of tidal ranges to generate renewable energy, and (2) encourage the private sector to invest in this area.

Renewable Energy - Question for Short Debate (5 Jun 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I have put down this Question for debate because I believe that, in our uncertain world, it is imperative that the UK plays to its strengths, and in energy one of its real strengths is the range of its tides. Whereas at somewhere such as Gibraltar the tidal range is only about one metre, it can be eight metres in the Solway Firth or higher than 15 metres in the Bristol Channel. We...

Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill - Second Reading (16 May 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I must first declare an interest as a farmer in Somerset, where we pay drainage rates. I very much support the principles behind the Bill. In the 1980s, I went occasionally to conferences on the continent which dealt with aspects of water management. The one thing that was always stressed to me by our continental neighbours, whose rivers sometimes run from one country to another,...

Brexit: Farming Tariffs - Question (19 Mar 2019)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, can we assume that the Government are aware also of the serious dangers posed to agriculture by EU tariffs on our exports in the event of a no-deal Brexit? If, for example, our beef exports were to suffer the current EU tariff of 80% to 90% or our lamb industry were to export through a 35% to 40% tariff it would kill those two industries dead and undermine the agricultural economy...

Brexit: Food Security - Question (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: Are all sections of government and all departments in Whitehall signed up to the principle that we will never import food into the UK that is produced by methods that are illegal for UK farmers?

Brexit: Food Security - Question (23 Oct 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, would it not be possible for the Government to set themselves a target bracket of nutritional self-sufficiency which ensures we are neither too dependent on imports nor, at the other end of the scale, too dependent on our own productive capabilities and our own unpredictable weather? Such a bracket would be very useful as a target for the Government.

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I thank all the speakers for their views and indeed for their support of our committee’s views. I also thank the members of the committee for their hard work and for the sometimes quite strong arguments. I am grateful to the clerks and special advisers to the committee for their hard work, and I appreciate the particular wordsmithing skills of the clerks in implementing some of...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, from the moment we started our inquiry it was obvious to us that the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, known as NERC, has undoubtedly been overtaken by events during its 12 years of life. In our report, we start by looking at Brexit. In terms of the environment, the big difference here is going to be the disappearance of the threat of large fines from the European...

Social Mobility Commission - Question (23 Apr 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: In light of the fact that the last report of the Social Mobility Commission indicated that intergenerational poverty and deprivation was as bad, if not worse, in rural England than anywhere else, including urban England, can we assume that an appointment to the commission will go to someone who truly understands the particular nature of rural poverty and deprivation? In other words, are these...

Agriculture: Gene Editing - Question (6 Mar 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I hope the Government are aware that these techniques developed in the UK could be beneficial to the wider world and its environment. Built-in resistance to pests and diseases means a big reduction in the use of chemicals in the developing world, where it is very hard to train smallholder farmers in the use of chemicals. Are the Government aware that in-built drought resistance...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Crawley, and indeed a panoply of excellent speakers over the past two days. It is a well-worn opening sentence of after-dinner speakers to say: “As Henry VIII said to his wives, I shall not be keeping you long”. I hope indeed that I will not be keeping your Lordships for long but, more to the point, as the 129th speaker...

Environment: 25-year Plan - Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I declare interests as a farmer and landowner, as chair at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and as a trustee at Rothamsted Research. I have a lot of good things to say about this plan. It is ambitious and sets out precisely what we ought to be doing in many different fields. However, something about it provoked a memory for me of the tombs of the nobles at Luxor, dating from...

Water: Developing Countries - Question for Short Debate (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the availability, and sustainable management, of water in developing countries.

Water: Developing Countries - Question for Short Debate (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, first, I thank all those noble Lords who are taking part, including the Minister, in a debate on what I consider to be a very important issue. Water is the source of life. The value of water to the developing world is more than that of all its minerals put together—the gold, diamonds, uranium and copper, et cetera. Meanwhile, two-thirds of the world’s population live with water...


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